The Best Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Making of Metalhead

#1 - The Making of Metalhead 9.20

Season 3 - Episode 35

While the Turtles are suffering from "Turtle Pox", a disease that affects only mutant Turtles, Krang has developed a robotic turtle that he calls Metalhead in an effort to destroy the Ninja Ts. But first, in order to program the robot, Krang needs a "Brainalyzer" scan of the Turtles. Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop travel up to the surface and force the Turtles out of hiding by breaking into various business establishments throughout the City. Sure enough, the Turtles arrive at the scene of the crime, allowing Shredder to zap them with the Brainalyzer and making good their escape. The Turtles are confused but relieved to be back at home in their beds.

The Gang's All Here

#2 - The Gang's All Here 9.20

Season 3 - Episode 40

Shredder tries to trick the Turtles into eating cookies made with anti-mutagen. The mutagen is supposed to change the Turtles into human weaklings so Shredder can destroy them. Donatello discovers what the cookies are made of and throws them away warning the Turtles that the mutagen is unstable. Michelangelo wanting to be a human, tries one of the cookies and it mutates him into a teenager. As a human, he meets with April who is working undercover in a gang. This gang, lead by Lugnut, happens to be the one that Rocksteady and Bebop used to belong to. Bebop and Rocksteady ask them to steal electronic parts from an abandoned tanker for the Technodrome. Michelangelo is having problems with the mutagen being unstable. He keeps changing from human to Turtle at the most inopportune times. April sees him at one of those times and discovers who he really is.

Leatherhead Meets the Rat King

#3 - Leatherhead Meets the Rat King 9.00

Season 3 - Episode 36

Leatherhead has come to the city searching for the Turtles. While crawling through the sewers he encounters the Rat King who charges him with trespassing. Leatherhead unsuccessfully defends his right to go where he pleases and The Rat King takes him prisoner. Meanwhile, Splinter instructs the Turtles to practice their ninja skills against cardboard cut-outs of Krang, Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop. But Michelangelo would rather fight the real thing -- until then he would rather catch some rays and pizza. Over at Channel Six News, Burne Thompson assigns April to cover a story of the hijacking of a truckload of rat poison. Along with Irma and Vernon, April discovers clues that lead her to believe that The Rat King is responsible for the hijacking. As they follow a trail that they hope will lead them to The Rat King's lair, Irma and Vernon are captured by The Rat King, who plans to use them as test subjects for his ultimate plan to "rule the world", while April escapes only to...

Case of the Hot Kimono

#4 - Case of the Hot Kimono 9.00

Season 3 - Episode 33

April's Aunt Agatha (Aggie) Marbles, a woman crime solver not unlike Agatha Christie's Miss Marples, pays her a visit at Channel Six News and suggests that she would like to meet the Turtles. Meanwhile, Michelangelo and Leonardo encounter two crooks, Bruce and Rodney, who are stealing kimonos from all over town -- including Master Splinter's favorite kimono which had been sent out to the Quick Kimono Cleaners. The Turtles team up with Aunt Aggie to solve this mysterious caper and to retrieve Master Splinter's kimono. April and Vernon, following a bogus tip, were kidnapped by the Big Boss, Don Tortellini, who is the mastermind behind the theft of the kimonos. Don Tortellini thinks that April knows something about the stolen kimonos and tortures her and Vernon with a feather in order to make them talk. Meanwhile, having had little success finding the crooks, Aunt Aggie concocts a scheme to bring the crooks to them. Donatello dresses up like the infamous Cal Worthington of Southern...

The Maltese Hamster

#5 - The Maltese Hamster 8.67

Season 3 - Episode 4

It was a dark and rainy night. The Turtles, wearing their trench coats and fedoras investigate a reign of mob terror. Donatello, in his worst "Sam Spade" impersonation, narrates this pulp/film nor story of banks all over the city being ""taken down by the mob". But, as Donatello tells the viewer, the mob is using sophisticated weaponry -- the kind that could be only supplied by Shredder. And what mobster would be "gutsy" enough to deal with Shredder?

Green with Jealousy

#6 - Green with Jealousy 8.67

Season 3 - Episode 21

Krang sets his sights on a powerful Nuclear-Powered Submarine, believing it's fuel will be more than enough to re-power the technodrome, and this time he's going to deal with the turtles himself, through something they could never hope to resist. LOVE. Creating a love potion, Krang tells Shredder to lace the potion on the next pizza the turtles chow down on. Upon consuming the pizza, The TMNT will fall madly in love with the first woman that comes into eye contact with them. They'll be so busy fighting each other over that woman, that the villains will be able to take all the fuel they require. Following the green machine to a local pizza eatery, Shredder accomplishes this task. All the turtles tuck in, except for Donatello, who is driving the turtle van at this time, The potion is as good as Krang predicted, as the three turtles infected with the love potion all fall in love with the same woman..who, unfortunately, turns out to be ERMA! The only hope now is for Donatello to come up...

Turtles At the Earth's Core

#7 - Turtles At the Earth's Core 8.67

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Turtles receive a blast from the past when Dinosaurs invade the Big Apple. The TMNT attempt to coral the beasts, and more or less succeed. Befriending a young diplodocus they dub "Dippy", the Turtles trace the invading dinos to their source, and they are shocked by what they find there: a "lost world", hidden deep beneath the earth's core, where the ferocious creatures of yesterday still thrive. The TMNT find out that the reason for the Dinosaur's continued preservation is the radiation sent off by a mystical energy crystal. Before the turtles can relax and explore this "new world", they find out Shredder and Krang are after the crystal, intending to use it in another diabolical scheme to re-power the Technodrome. The Turtles join forces with Dippy to stop the villains, they are able to drive Shredder back at first, but their actions provoke Krang to take a trip to the savage land himself. Upon arriving, he builds a hi-tech titanium plated battle fortress, from where he can harness

Mobster from Dimension X

#8 - Mobster from Dimension X 8.50

Season 10 - Episode 6

Dr. Alvin Huxley has demonstrated his breakthrough invention: The Protein Computer, a computer that thinks as fast as a human mind and can be linked to one. When some gangsters break into the Professor's lecture and try to kidnap him, the Turtles arrive and drive the gangsters away. But these are not ordinary gangsters as their boss is is the Globfather, a large slimy green amoeba in a pinstripe suit and fedora. The Globfather is on Earth and wants to get the protein computer for someone who is willing to pay a lot for it.

The Turtle Terminator

#9 - The Turtle Terminator 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 37

Rocksteady and Bebop, on Shredder's orders, kidnap Irma, who pleads with them to wait until tomorrow -- it seems that she has a date with a handsome weatherman from Channel Six News. As soon as April discovers Irma has been abducted, she contacts the Turtles. At his secret hideout, the Shredder activates his "Turtle Terminator" to replicate itself to look just like Irma. He then sends the Irma/Turtle Terminator out on its mission -- to destroy all turtles. Irma/Turtle Terminator returns to Channel Six News and professes that nothing has happened to her nor has she seen Rocksteady and Bebop. April reports to the Turtles that Irma is back and that everything is fine but the Turtles are doubtful. They continue to investigate. However, when Irma/Turtle Terminator overhears Burne Thompson refer to his girlfriend as a "turtle dove" she fires a laser blast out of her eyes, melting the telephone. April realizes that something is wrong.

The Missing Map

#10 - The Missing Map 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 39

Zach, the "fifth Turtle" and his brother Walt visit the Turtles. As they leave, Walt takes a map that could guide Shredder to the lair... if it happens to fall into the wrong hands. Bebop and Rocksteady find out about the map by eavesdropping on Zach and Walt. Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady pursue Zach and Walt through a Science Fair. Walt tries to look for a place to hide the map. Meanwhile, Zach gets captured by Shredder and gets taken to the Technodrome. Walt tries to find the Turtles to inform them of what has happened to his brother. April is broadcasting from the Science Fair and notifies the Turtles that Walt was seen being chased by Shredder through the Fair. The Turtles set out to find them and on the way they run into Walt who is fleeing from Shredder. Back at the Technodrome, Zach is driving Krang crazy. He is playing with all the buttons on the console. The Turtles find out where Zach is and rescue him, making Krang very happy.

Mr. Ogg Goes to Town

#11 - Mr. Ogg Goes to Town 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 42

While searching for a device to transform crude oil into liquid hydrogen, which he needs to run the Technodrome, Krang accidentally brings Mr. Ogg from Dimension Z to earth. Mr. Ogg has the power to transform anything into anything he wishes. While Mr. Ogg is in the Technodrome he discovers Shredder's quarters. Shredder has a collection of antique vases. Ogg has a taste for old porcelain and eats all of Shredder's collection. By the time Shredder finds him it is too late. Ogg wants to know where he can get more porcelain and that gives Krang an idea on how to get the Turtles back and get his formula for the oil. He tells Ogg that he would go get more porcelain for him, but they have been cast out by the Turtles. They are doomed to stay underground. Ogg feels bad for them and says he'll get whoever it is that did that to them. Krang tells Ogg that if he can get a formula to trasnform oil into liquid hyrogren, Krang will tell him where he can get all the porcelain he has ever wanted...

Burne's Blues

#12 - Burne's Blues 8.40

Season 3 - Episode 7

In the middle of a summer heat wave, the Turtles cool down by having pizza at Plink's, home to the world famous chef: Wolfgang Plink. Suddenly, three Punks storm into the restaurant and try to hold the place up. Only they did not count on the Turtles, who dispatch them with ease. Back at Channel Six News, April, Vernon, Irma, and Mr. Thompson finish watching a tape of April's broadcast. Mr. Thompson is upset because there was no footage of the Turtles. April tries to explain that she promised not to include it in her report. Mr. Thompson is furious. In his day, he goes on to explain, a good reporter let nothing stand in his way of getting the news. Vernon chimes in by suggesting that if Mr. Thompson were not so old and fat, he would be out on the streets now searching for the Turtles. The insulted Mr. Thompson thinks that this is a great idea and volunteers Vernon to go with him, leaving April to cover a story on why the air conditioners all over the city are on the blink.

Enter: The Fly

#13 - Enter: The Fly 8.39

Season 2 - Episode 7

Shredder attempts to use the world trade center in an experiment, but the failure of Baxter's essential new device, plus the interference of those heroes in a half shell, prevent the villain's plot from succeeding. Frustrated at Baxter's latest failure, Shredder contacts Krang in Dimension X and demands that Rocksteady and Bebop be sent to aid him. Krang informs shredder that an exchange must be made to enable the portal to open properly, Shredder has the perfect candidate to take Rocksteady and Bepop's place: BAXTER! So, with a quick gesture (literally, Shredder actually throws Baxter into the portal), the transfer is made, and Shredder gets his old henchmen back. Baxter's fate, sadly, is not so pleasant, Krang immediately orders his execution, and he is sent to the disintegration chamber. A tiny Fly is his sole company inside the chamber as the device is activated. But fate has other ideas for the scientist.

Blast from the Past

#14 - Blast from the Past 8.33

Season 3 - Episode 29

Krang and Shredder are going stir crazy. They have been defeated once too often by the Turtles, so Shredder has decided to do something about it. He takes Rocksteady and Bebop up to the Earth's surface and to the Asian-American Cultural Center where the burial urn of an ancient noble warrior and founder of the Foot Clan, Shibana-Sama, is on display. Meanwhile, April is doing a live broadcast from the same Asian-American Cultural Center. Splinter suggests that he and the Turtles should hurry there at once for fear that Shredder may be on his way. But they are too late. Shredder knocks the Turtles out with a ninja smoke bomb and releases the spirit of Shibana-Sama. Shredder requests that the Warrior Spirit teach Rocksteady and Bebop the secret ways of the ninja and make them invincible. Shibana-Sama replies that only the true leader of the Foot Clan can make such a request.

The Fifth Turtle

#15 - The Fifth Turtle 8.31

Season 3 - Episode 8

Dressed in their human disguises, Donatello and Raphael venture out of their Turtle lair to buy supplies to make pizza. On their way back, via what they believe to be a shortcut, they are "intercepted" by a gang of young street Punks. Suddenly, a young boy wearing a Turtle costume, and who calls himself Zack: "Master Ninja Turtles and the Scourge of Evil Doers", drops in out of nowhere. As he prepares to defend Donatello and Raphael, he falls flat on his face, allowing the real Turtles to dispatch the punks with ease. Afterwords, Zack explains how he wants to help them fight crime -- but Raphael tells him that he is more of a menace than a crime fighter. The kid leaves in a huff, picking up Donatello's Turtle-Com -- which he had lost in the scuffle with the would-be attackers.

April Fool

#16 - April Fool 8.27

Season 3 - Episode 11

After April reports live, from the Malicurian Embassy, of the Malicurian Emperor's decision to sell mining rights to the vast deposit of Lydiam 90 that was recently discovered in his country, she prepares herself for the big party that is being held at the Embassy later that night. Irma, however, persuades her to trade in her news journalist "uniform" for a fancy party gown so that she might attract an eligible bachelor. Meanwhile, far below the Earth's surface, Shredder complains to Krang that the Technodrome is falling apart and that they need more power to properly maintain life support systems. Krang suggests that a small piece of Lydium 90 would supply more than enough power to bring the Technodrome back up to speed.

The Big Rip-Off

#17 - The Big Rip-Off 8.20

Season 3 - Episode 45

In a last ditch attempt to gain power for the Technodrome, Krang Sends Rocksteady and Bebop to steal a newly created set of energy modules from a hi-tech science lab located at Fort Charles. But the bungling duo are halted by a super-computer, CY-CLOMPS, which is protecting the modules. Not one to be denied his spoils, Shredder re-programs CY-CLOMPS from the technodrome, and commands it to trap April (present at the lab to do a live broadcast) in an airtight vault! When the Turtles arrive at the scene, they find themselves locked in combat with various robots and defences activated by CY-CLOMPS to prevent them from reaching April. The turtles eventually succeed however in pulling CY-CLOMP'S plug , and they rescue the reporter. However, whilst the turtles were locking horns with CY-CLOMPS at Fort Charles, Shredder was able to locate another lab, which contained a similar set of energy modules, and quickly aqquired them, The Technodrome is re-energized and now has enough power to rise...

The Big Break-In

#18 - The Big Break-In 8.20

Season 3 - Episode 46

Now successfully re-energized, The Technodrome begins moving towards the surface, Krang sends for a miniaturizer from Dimension X, with it he can shrink anyone and anything that stands in his path, immediately, he uses the device to shrink all of the nearby military bases, therefore making the planet defenseless once he takes the Technodrome to "higher ground" The Turtles, knowing that they and the planet will be in hot water if shredder and krang take the machine to the surface, decide to break into the machine itself, and try to sabotage it. Under attack from rock steady, bebop, and Krang, the Turtles realize that taking out the machine won't be an easy task. April, in the meantime, shows up to cover the mystery of the missing bases, although she's at the right place, she's here at the wrong time. The Technodrome suddenly surfaces, and heads in the direction of the reporter. The Turtles however, manage to gain control of the miniaturizer, and, with just seconds left before April...

A Thing About Rats

#19 - A Thing About Rats 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 3

Baxter Stockman, a mad scientist, is showing an exterminator his new invention a rat catching robot called Mousers. The exterminator rejects Stockman's offer, however Shredder decides to buy his inventions. He unleashes a dozen mousers into the sewers they are easily defeated by Splinter. The Turtles track the one responsible for the mechanical rats to his hide where they encounter Krang.

Directors: Yoshikatsu Kasai
Sky Turtles

#20 - Sky Turtles 8.18

Season 3 - Episode 5

Krang and Shredders' scheming has The Turtles and New York afloat in confusion: Literately! Shredder is using a new anti-gravity magnet to throw everyone in the city into the sky, and keep them there, with none, not even the TMNT, earthbound any more, Shredder and his hoods can do as they please, and using state-of-the-art anti-gravity boots to stay grounded. Krang informs Shredder of the instability of the magnet, and warns him not to overload it, but he is all but ignored by his partner. The Turtles soon learn of Shredder's scheme, and, after managing to acquire a pair of gravity boots, are able to fend off the invading foot soldiers. Donatello notices that the birds are still flying, since they aren't bound by the laws of gravity, the magnet's power doesn't affect them, Donatello suggests to his bros that they head for the Turtle Blimp. Angered by the Turtle's defiance, Shredder vows that if he can't own the city, he'll destroy it, by thrusting it completely off the planet! Travell

Pizza By the Shred

#21 - Pizza By the Shred 8.17

Season 3 - Episode 26

Michelangelo is depressed because he has no money to buy a "Belly Board" when he sees a TV advertisement of a new pizza parlor called: WEIRD PIZZA TO GO. He figures that he can get a job there and, after a few nights delivering pizzas, he will have enough money to buy his board. What he doesn't realize is that Shredder owns the WEIRD PIZZA parlor and his scheme is to capture the Turtles when they order a really weird pizza. Michelangelo, disguised as an ugly human, is hired for the delivery boy position when he tells Shredder that he has a car. What he has, is the Nutrinos' Star Cruiser, which he "borrows" while Donatello is working on it. What Mikey doesn't know is that there are no air brakes. Unfortunately, for him, he discovers this during his deliveries.

Attack Of The 50-Foot Irma

#22 - Attack Of The 50-Foot Irma 8.14

Season 3 - Episode 3

While preparing for Irma's birthday party, Michelangelo realizes he has forgotten to invite the guest of honor. He contacts April, who is in the midst of interviewing Professor Von Zifflein about the discovery of a meteorite that "just crashed in the area." The professor claims that this is a very unusual meteorite with a core composed of an extremely rare isotope known as "Exaporon". The Turtles turn on their TV to watch their favorite journalist as she interviews the professor. Suddenly a noxious gas fills the room and someone steals the meteorite. Before the thief can escape, he stops in front of the news camera, revealing himself to be Shredder.

Shredder & Splintered

#23 - Shredder & Splintered 8.07

Season 1 - Episode 5

Shredder lures Splinter into The Technodrome, this time with the promise that a weapon in his possession can restore the sensei to human form. The Turtles confront a giant-sized Krang, now in a new body, in the heart of New York City. The five then battle the invading Dimension X troops inside The Technodrome, resulting in the banishment of the fortress, and it's insidious occupants, into Dimension X itself.

Directors: Yoshikatsu Kasai
Camera Bugged

#24 - Camera Bugged 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 20

After demonstrating poor skills in their daily katas, the Turtles convince Splinter that they need a vacation -- he agrees, if they can agree where to spend it. Meanwhile, an Alien Tourist/Polarisoid arrives on Earth taking photos of everything -- and everything he takes a photo of disappears right into his camera, to be viewed by family and friends back home on Polaris. Calls are flooding into Channel Six News -- even City Hall is missing and April sets out to get an exclusive. At the Technodrome, Shredder and Krang realize that if they could get hold of the Polarisoid's camera they could rid themselves of the Turtles once and for all.

The Beginning of the End

#25 - The Beginning of the End 8.00

Season 10 - Episode 2

Having recaptured the mutated Leonardo, the Turtles quickly restore him to normal using the vortex crystal technology. At first, it seems that the experiment has worked this time, but soon Leonardo's foot starts glowing, he still has the disease, and which means it's only a matter of time until he mutates once more... Dreg commands Mung to take control of a power plant so he can commandeer it's vast supply of Plutonium. April, still itching to sink her teeth into a new story, investigates a chop-chop ring at work in the city. Leonardo completely mutates again, and the TMNT once again are thrown into a heated to coral their slightly-more-mutated-than-usual-leader, which takes them across the city and back. The TMNT'S pursuit of Leonardo is interrupted by Dregg, who captures him. Meanwhile, April's investigation of the chop-chop ring leads her right into the arms of Dregg's soldiers..AGAIN. On board the Dreggnaught, Dregg informs the turtles, (who had stowed away on the vessel after dreg...