The Best Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2018

This version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles draws more references and plotlines from the original comics than the original television series did. Four turtles are contaminated with "ooze", a radioactive substance that causes four turtles to change into humanoids. Their Master Splinter, a rat whom also came in contact with the ooze, teaches them the art of ninjitusu. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo are Splinter's disciples who are now ready to take on forces that oppose them, including the Shredder. The Shredder is the Turtles' nemesis, as he killed Splinter's Master Yoshi. The Turtles become envolved in a complex trail of events to uncover just who or what the Shredder really is.

Ninja Tribunal

#1 - Ninja Tribunal

Season 4 - Episode 26

After the Turtles were able to cure Donatello's mutation, a group of ninjas confronts the Turtles to tell them about a battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the world.

star 9.67
6 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Michael Ryan
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Good Genes (1)

#2 - Good Genes (1)

Season 4 - Episode 24

With Donatello sick the Turtles are desperate. So desperate that they decide to try and sneak into Bishops facility, where they realize they have to make a deal with the devil if they want to cure Donatello

star 9.60
5 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Christopher Yost
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Adventures in Turtle Sitting

#3 - Adventures in Turtle Sitting

Season 4 - Episode 23

With the outbreak-mutant situation the Turtles feel they have to deal with and Donatello sick his brothers leave him with Casey and April for care. But Donatello is not sick but in the last stages of a second mutation.

star 9.50
4 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Roland Gonzalez
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DNA is Thicker than Water

#4 - DNA is Thicker than Water

Season 6 - Episode 23

The Dark Turtles are tired of losing and being abused by Darius Dun. With Dun’s orders to destroy the Turtles looming, Dark Leo comes up with a plan to destroy his opponents from within!

star 9.43
7 votes
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Return of Savanti (2)

#5 - Return of Savanti (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21

The Turtles' only option to escape the Cretaceous is to retrieve the Time Scepter from Savanti, but it will not be easy, as he has mastered how to use it. His first plan is to destroy Renet, absorb her powers, then have enough assurance to easily kill the Turtles.

star 9.33
6 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Christopher Yost
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Beginning of the End

#6 - Beginning of the End

Season 5 - Episode 5

Returning to the Tribunal Monastery with the second Shredder Artefact, things seem to be going well for our heroes when – deception! Old foes infiltrate the Monastery. With all three artefacts in the hands of evil, they plan a sneak attack on the Tribunal and their students with devastating results!

star 9.30
10 votes
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Trouble with Augie

#7 - Trouble with Augie

Season 4 - Episode 18

For several years April's uncle Augustus (aka Augie) has been missing. One day she gets a message from him via the mysterious artifact last seen in season 2 "April's Artifact", and April and Donatello has to go too another dimension and save him

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Eugene Son
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Good Genes (2)

#8 - Good Genes (2)

Season 4 - Episode 25

To cure Donatello the Turtles made a deal with the devil aka Bishop. Now they have to retrive a pendant that is supposed to help Bishop in his research. The thing is that the pendant is in the heart of the Foot-building, and Karai won't just hand it over

star 9.25
8 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Christopher Yost
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Insane in the Membrane

#9 - Insane in the Membrane

Season 4 - Episode 19

When Stockman decides to clone himslf, a new body everything goes wrong. The body's rapid decomposition causes its mind to deteriorate, and he goes after April in revenge to the destruction of his mousers.

star 9.22
9 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Matthew Drdek
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City Under Siege

#10 - City Under Siege

Season 7 - Episode 11

The Shredder hacks into a computer grid reprograms every electronic device in N.Y.

star 9.11
9 votes
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Prodigal Son

#11 - Prodigal Son

Season 4 - Episode 16

Leonardo returns from Japan to find the lair in ruins and his family nowhere to be seen. As he investigates he finds that the Foot is back to full strength - with Karai as their leader. Since the Foot believe Leo to be dead, he puts all that he has learnt from the Anicent One into practice...

star 9.11
9 votes
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The Real World (1)

#12 - The Real World (1)

Season 3 - Episode 22

Leonardo, seperated from his brothers, finds himself in a relm that,in different circumstances, he could see as home...

star 9.10
10 votes
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New World Order (2)

#13 - New World Order (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8

In their attempt to rescue Karai from the Foot Mystics and new Shredder, the Turtles wind up in a raging battle filled with magic and martial arts where they use everything the Tribunal taught them - but will it be enough to escape with Karai and their lives?

star 9.00
6 votes
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Membership Drive

#14 - Membership Drive

Season 5 - Episode 6

The Justice Force is expanding its ranks, and Mikey plans on joining up as Turtle Titan!, while Leo is more concerned in alerting them to the threat of the original Shredder. But when Nano reappears (thanks to Bishop and Baxter Stockman), everything quickly spirals out of control into a super hero vs. nanotech slugfest! But has Nano come back as friend or foe? And will the Turtle Titan and Leo survive long enough to find out?

star 9.00
6 votes
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Aliens Among Us

#15 - Aliens Among Us

Season 4 - Episode 9

When the President of the United States arrives in New York City, an invasion of what seems to be aliens attacks at the most inconvenient time. However, the Turtles investigate this "invasion" and find out that Bishop is behind it. The question is - why?

star 9.00
8 votes
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Something Wicked

#16 - Something Wicked

Season 7 - Episode 3

The Turtles journey into cyberspace as Cybernauts on a mission to save as much of Master Splinter as they can find. But, they find far more than they bargined for as an old foe is re-born in the digital world...

star 8.92
12 votes
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The Real World (2)

#17 - The Real World (2)

Season 3 - Episode 23

A return to the Battle Nexus alongside Miyamoto Usagi leads Leonardo to a fateful confrontation with the benevolant Daimyo, but when Leonardo is cast into prison, all hope to recover the remaining Turtles seems lost...

star 8.89
9 votes
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The Engagement Ring

#18 - The Engagement Ring

Season 7 - Episode 4

Casey and Raph head to Chinatown to find an engagement ring for April. They find one, all right. Too bad it has dark, transformational powers. Powers that are of interest to Hun and the Purple Dragons as well.

star 8.88
8 votes
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Samurai Tourist

#19 - Samurai Tourist

Season 4 - Episode 13

Usagi and Gen come to New York for a visit with the Turtles. Gen gets a little carried away by the bright lights of the big city and goes wandering off on his own. And if the modern world wasn't dangerous enough, an assassin from Usagi's world has followed Usagi and Gen. His target: Leonardo.

star 8.88
8 votes
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The Shredder Strikes Back (2)

#20 - The Shredder Strikes Back (2)

Season 1 - Episode 18

When the Foot Ninja attack April's apartment in force, the Turtles fight against overwhelming odds to get the wounded Leo to safety. The Shredder raises the stakes, trapping our heroes in the burning Antique Shop with no way out!

star 8.86
21 votes
Directors: Chuck Patton
Writers: Eric Luke
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Grudge Match

#21 - Grudge Match

Season 4 - Episode 6

A return to the Battle Nexus, a time to fight, is Mikey bound for glory once more?

star 8.86
7 votes
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Junklantis

#22 - Junklantis

Season 2 - Episode 17

Whilst testing out their new Shell Sub, the Turtles are forced to sink or swim when they discover their old enemy Garbageman is creating his own underwater city.

star 8.82
11 votes
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More Worlds Than One

#23 - More Worlds Than One

Season 5 - Episode 4

The Turtles and company continue their training under the Ninja Tribunal, learning to fight in the physical as well as mental and spiritual worlds. They’re going to need that knowledge, because the second artefact of the Shredder has been found, guarded by a horde of nasty Tengu demons that eat Acolytes for breakfast… literally!

star 8.78
9 votes
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Milk Run

#24 - Milk Run

Season 6 - Episode 18

When Torbin Zixx breaks into O'Neil Tech, the Turtles have to chase him through the city and end up on an interstellar trip. But what are his true intentions?

star 8.78
9 votes
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Clash of the Turtle Titans

#25 - Clash of the Turtle Titans

Season 6 - Episode 8

Mike finds that in 2105 someone else has taken on the mantle of Turtle Titan. Furious, he tracks down and challenges the 'imposter'. However when Triple Threat shows up and begins to create havoc, the two costumed heroes must put aside their differences...

star 8.75
8 votes
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