The BEST Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Network: FOX

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 - Aired Apr 15, 2006

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 9.71
7 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Michael Ryan
Good Genes (1)

#2 - Good Genes (1)

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 1, 2006

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 'Chris' Yost
Insane in the Membrane

#3 - Insane in the Membrane

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 14, 2006

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 9.36
11 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Matthew Drdek
Trouble with Augie

#4 - Trouble with Augie

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 25, 2006

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
Return to New York (3)

#5 - Return to New York (3)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 11, 2003

With Stockman showing up in the middle of the final battle, our heroes must temporarily join forces with the Shredder to defeat his exo-suit before he annihilates them all. With everything working against them, high atop the Shredder's skyscraper, can our turtles emerge victorious?! And what roll does the Sword of Tengu have to play?

star 9.23
43 votes
Directors: Chuck Patton
Writers: Michael Ryan
Adventures in Turtle Sitting

#6 - Adventures in Turtle Sitting

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 25, 2006

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 9.20
5 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Roland Gonzalez
Return to New York (2)

#7 - Return to New York (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 4, 2003

The Turtles and Splinter continue to fight their way up through the Foot Headquarters skyscraper to face the Shredder. But they now have to face off against some Shredder Clones, the Foot Tech Ninja and the powerful Foot Mystics! As if that wasn't bad enough, Baxter Stockman decides now is the time to make his move...

star 9.18
44 votes
Directors: Chuck Patton
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Michael Ryan
Return of Savanti (2)

#8 - Return of Savanti (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 18, 2006

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 9.14
7 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Christopher 'Chris' Yost
Return to New York (1)

#9 - Return to New York (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 27, 2003

With Leo fully recovered the goal is clear: to destroy the Shredder once and for all. With April providing remote computer assistance, the Turtles begin their assault on the Foot HQ skyscraper, fighting their way to the top floor by floor. They battle an army of Foot Ninja Guards and the deadly cloaking Foot Tech Ninja. But no one is quite prepared for what they encounter inside a Foot Genetics lab...

star 9.14
50 votes
Directors: Chuck Patton
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Michael Ryan
Beginning of the End

#10 - Beginning of the End

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 20, 2006

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 9.00
13 votes
Exodus (2)

#11 - Exodus (2)

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 23, 2005

The time is now, trapped aboard Shredders' starship, the Turtles prepare to engage in a duel to determine the very destiny of the universe, the final battle with The Shredder...has begun.

star 9.00
13 votes
Prodigal Son

#12 - Prodigal Son

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 4, 2006

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 9.00
10 votes
Good Genes (2)

#13 - Good Genes (2)

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 8, 2006

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 9.00
10 votes
Directors: Roy Burdine
Writers: Christopher 'Chris' Yost
The Christmas Aliens

#14 - The Christmas Aliens

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 2004

In an adventure set during the festive season, Michaelangelo runs foul of a group of criminals hoping to attain a profit off of ""Orphan Alien Dolls""

star 8.91
11 votes
City Under Siege

#15 - City Under Siege

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 29, 2008

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

star 8.91
11 votes
The Real World (2)

#16 - The Real World (2)

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 2, 2005

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
Samurai Tourist

#17 - Samurai Tourist

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 19, 2005

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
The Darkness Within

#18 - The Darkness Within

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2005

An ancient creature from long ago has been awakened, and is feeding on the fears, and desires of the humans it ensnares...which includes Angel's brother, can the Turtles overcome thier own personal flaws and be strong enough to defeat the creature and res

star 8.87
15 votes
Exodus (1)

#19 - Exodus (1)

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 16, 2005

It's a gathering of old enemies and allies as The Shredder prepares to use the ultimate means of transport to spread his evil amongst the stars once more

star 8.85
13 votes
Attack of the Mousers

#20 - Attack of the Mousers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 22, 2003

When April O'Neil wakes up in the Turtle's lair she has major trouble dealing with the reality of four giant talking Turtles and a Zen-master rat. She soon learns of the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and they realize their common enemy is Baxter Stockman and his army of robotic Mousers.

star 8.80
98 votes
Something Wicked

#21 - Something Wicked

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 2008

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 8.79
14 votes
Bishop's Gambit

#22 - Bishop's Gambit

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 9, 2005

Agent Bishop's scheme to create the ultimate mutant weapon is only a HAIR away from completion...rat hair, that is, can the Turtles stop him before harm comes to their rodent sensei?

star 8.75
8 votes
Grudge Match

#23 - Grudge Match

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2005

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

star 8.75
8 votes
Still Nobody

#24 - Still Nobody

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 2005

The Turtles help Nobody protect an old man when he witnesses Jengo, leader of the Turks, harming a Turks member. Can the Turtles and Nobody stop the Turks?

star 8.71
7 votes
Membership Drive

#25 - Membership Drive

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 24, 2007

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 8.71
7 votes