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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)

US animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, running from 1987 to 1996

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (also known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe) is a US animated TV series.


Season 1Edit

Turtle TracksEdit

Enter The ShredderEdit

Shredder: I must congratulate you. [enters to meet the turtles]
Donatello: It's the same guy we fought last night
Shredder: You passed the test with flying colors.
Raphael: Test? What test?
Shredder: Your hairy little friend knows me as Oroku Saki, but you may call me "The Shredder".
Raphael: A kitchen utensil?

Shredder: You would be wise to lose your flippant ways if you wish to join the honorable Foot Clan.
Leonardo: Why should we want to do that?
Shredder: Because it was I who made you what you are today. If not for me, Hamato Yoshi would never have left Japan. I followed him to this country, where I gained my advanced technology, including my rare experimental mutagen. It was I who caused you to mutate into your humanoid form. You owe everything to me! Don't deny your destiny. Join me.
Raphael: Does the phrase "go suck a lemon" hold any meaning to you?

A Thing About MouserEdit

Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension XEdit

[Bebop and Rocksteady[*] are fighting Krang's stone warriors]
Shredder Stop, stop! STOP!!!
[Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang's stone warriors stop firing]
Rocksteady Oh we was starting to have fun.
Shredder Shut up! You are Krang's stone warriors are you not?
General Tragg Yeah. So?
Shredder There is something I must show you.
General Tragg We gonna catch those kids.

April You got 'em! Who are they? Let's interrogate them!
Michelangelo It's okay April, they're cool.
Dask Cool? Daddio, we are frozen!

Footnote: Bebop and Rocksteady were two street punks who like the TMNT were mutated into a Wart Hog-human and a Rhino-human They serve as Comic relief as bungling henchmen to Shredder. Example: When Krang realizes that a disaster could only have been caused by "Bungling Idiots" "...Bungling Idiots? Bebop!!!! Rocksteady!!!"

Shredded & SplinteredEdit

Krang: Now, wretched reptiles, you will face... the wrath of Krang!
Michelangelo: Wasn't that the name of a movie?
Leonardo: I don't believe I saw it.
Raphael: [re: Krang] And I don't believe I'm seeing this!

Season 2Edit

Return of the ShredderEdit

Michelangelo: Yum! Peanut butter and jelly!
Leonardo: Come on, Michelangelo! Think healthy for a change! You had peanut butter and jelly on your pizza last night!
Michelangelo: No way, dude! I had chocolate chips and caramel fudge!

Shredder: Krang! Where is my army, and my Technodrome, and all my weapons?
Krang: You failed to defeat those miserable turtles and their teacher, Splinter, with my help! Now you must destroy them on your own! I will never give you another speck of aid, until you prove worthy of it!

April: I don't believe it! It looks like World War 11! Roll tape, fellas! We've got a story that's going to knock the boss's socks off!

April: Don't sweat it, Vernon! If I had to, I'd do an interview with Bigfoot!
Irma: If you do, find out if he's married!

The Incredible Shrinking TurtlesEdit

It Came from Beneath the SewersEdit

The Mean MachinesEdit

Curse of the Evil EyeEdit

The Case of the Killer PizzasEdit

Enter: The FlyEdit

Invasion of the Punk FrogsEdit

Splinter No MoreEdit

New York's ShiniestEdit

Teenagers from Dimension XEdit

The Catwoman from Channel 6Edit

Return of the TechnodromeEdit

Season 3Edit

Beneath These StreetsEdit

Turtles on TrialEdit

Attack of the 50-Foot IrmaEdit

The Maltese HamsterEdit

Sky TurtlesEdit

Shredder: [to the turtles] You wretched reptiles! You'll pay for this!
Bebop: And bring cash. We don't take plastic!.

The Old SwitcherooEdit

Burne's BluesEdit

Zach The Fifth TurtleEdit

Enter the Rat KingEdit

Turtles at the Earth's CoreEdit

April's Fool / April FoolishEdit

Attack of Big MACCEdit

The Ninja Sword of NowhereEdit

20,000 Leaks Under the CityEdit

Take Me to Your LeaderEdit

Four MusketurtlesEdit

Turtles, Turtles EverywhereEdit

Cowabunga ShredheadEdit

Michelangelo: I crave pizza no more! I can't believe I'm saying this!

Splinter: I have a feeling this will not be easy!

Invasion of the Turtle SnatchersEdit

Camera BuggedEdit

Green with JealousyEdit

Return of the FlyEdit

Casey Jones - Outlaw HeroEdit

Leonardo: Casey, you wanna fight criminals? Well Shredder is the biggest criminal of all!
Raphael: Besides which, he also ripped off your costume idea!
Casey Jones: Trademark infringement? How low can ya get?

Leonardo: He was a strange guy. Reckless, dangerous and totally violent!
Raphael: Yeah, I liked him too!
Leonardo: Somehow, I've got the feeling he'll cross are paths again.
Casey Jones: Somehow, I've got a feeling he's right.

Mutagen MonsterEdit

Corporate Raiders from Dimension XEdit

Pizza by the ShredEdit

Super Bebop & Mighty RocksteadyEdit

Beware the LotusEdit

Blast from the PastEdit

Leatherhead: Terror of the SwampEdit

Michelangelo's BirthdayEdit

Usagi YojimboEdit

Case of the Hot KimonoEdit

Usagi Come HomeEdit

The Making of MetalheadEdit

Leatherhead Meets the Rat KingEdit

Turtle TerminatorEdit

Turtles: Turtles Fight with honor!
Irma: And women fight with handbags!

The Great BoldiniEdit

The Missing MapEdit

The Gang's All HereEdit

The GrybyxEdit

Mister Ogg Goes to TownEdit


The Turtles find themselves in a alternative universe-where they never existed....

  • Shredder: Why are you mutants here?
  • Donatello: To warn you to divert the cooling back to the Technodrome before it goes kablooey!!
  • Shredder: I've only got two hands, look at all these repair requests! Everything is broken!
  • Irma: Tell me about it, you should see my hairdryer.
  • Shredder: You think being emperor of the world is easy? Ohh, it's giving me an ulcer!
  • Donatello: Oh great! We wanna get back to our world where you don't rule!!
  • Shredder: (jumping over desk) A world where I don't rule? (grovelling) Oh please take me with you, please!!!

[This is the only episode where Shedder has achieved two of his three goals in life: Destroy the Turtles; Rule the world and be a great writer]

  • Raphael: You again?! We already sent you to the cleaners!
  • Rocksteady: Yeah, well we're back again! Dirtier than ever! (Rocksteady fires off a succession of blasts from his stun laser, Donatello then uses his bo to catalpult himself towards the two punks but the weapon snaps in two and he lands at their feet)
  • Leonardo: "I'll take care of them!" (he draws his swords but the blades fly of them and imbed themselves into the ceiling, Cut to Michaelangelo twirling his grappling hook above his head afterwhich the hook comes away from the rope)
  • Michaelangelo: "What's going on...or coming off?" (Cut to Raphael drawing his sais, but the weapons become warped as he does so)
  • Raphael: Even our weapons are falling apart in this world!
  • Donatello: "What do you expect? It's Shredderville!"

Bye, Bye, FlyEdit

The Big Rip OffEdit

The Big Break InEdit

The Big Blow OutEdit

Shredder tries to destroy the Turtles with the hep of the Technodrome; the Turtles however fire a missile beneath the Technodrome which casuses the Technodrome to go back into Dimension X where Krang rules....

Season 4Edit

Plan 6 from Outer SpaceEdit

Turtles of the JungleEdit

Michelangelo Toys AroundEdit

Peking TurtleEdit

Shredder's MomEdit

Four Turtles and a BabyEdit


Rondo in New YorkEdit

Planet of the TurtlesEdit

Name That ToonEdit

Menace Maestro, PleaseEdit

Super Hero for a DayEdit

Back to the EggEdit

The Turtles and The HareEdit

Once Upon a Time MachineEdit

Son of Return of the Fly IIEdit

Raphael Knocks 'Em DeadEdit

Bebop and Rocksteady Conquer the UniverseEdit

Shredder:[to krang] Now to make those two super-heads suffer for defying me!

[The Turtles defeat Rocksteady and Bebop and The shredder emerges out of the portal]
Shredder: You insolent idiots! How dare you taking over the world without my permission! [grabs them both and carry them to the portal]

Raphael Meets His MatchEdit

Slash – The Evil Turtle from Dimension XEdit

Leonardo Lightens UpEdit

Were-Rats from Channel 6Edit

Funny, They Shrunk MichelangeloEdit

The Big Zipp AttackEdit

Donatello Makes TimeEdit

Farewell, Lotus Blossom!Edit

Rebel Without a FinEdit


Michelangelo Meets BugmanEdit

[After watching April in the news about Bugman beating Electrozapper]
Michelangelo: You know dudes. I think April has gone a little buggy. [The other turtles lift their pillows and begin hitting him] Ow! Hey, come on! I was just kidding guys! Ah, ah stop!

Poor Little Rich TurtleEdit

What's Michelangelo Good For?Edit

The Dimension X StoryEdit

Donatello's DegreeEdit

The Big Cufflink Caper!Edit

Leonardo Versus TempestraEdit

Splinter VanishesEdit

Raphael Drives 'em WildEdit

Beyond the Donatello NebulaEdit

Big Bug BlunderEdit

The Foot Soldiers Are RevoltingEdit

Shredder: [to the Alpha One AI-Foot soldier robot which is about to kick Shredder and Krang out of the Technodrome sending them adrift through outer space inside an escape pod] Wait! Wait! We can negotiate. We'll give you New Jersey.

Unidentified Flying LeonardoEdit

Vacation in Europe sideseasonEdit

Tower of PowerEdit

Rust Never SleepsEdit

A Real Snow JobEdit

Venice on the Half-ShellEdit


Ring of FireEdit

[inside the Technodrome]
Krang: Shredder, I'm sending you to Lisbon in Portugal. Here it is on the map.
Shredder: Put that away, I know where Lisbon is.
Krang: It's not for you, this is the educational portion of the show.

The Irish Jig Is UpEdit

Shredder's New SwordEdit

The Lost Queen of AtlantisEdit

Turtles on the Orient ExpressEdit

April Gets in DutchEdit

Northern Lights OutEdit

Elementary, My Dear TurtleEdit

Season 5Edit

My Brother, the Bad GuyEdit

Michelangelo Meets Mondo GeckoEdit

Enter: Mutagen ManEdit

Donatello's Badd TimeEdit

Michelangelo Meets Bugman AgainEdit

Muckman Messes UpEdit

Napoleon Bonafrog: Colossus of the SwampsEdit

Raphael Versus The VolcanoEdit

Landlord of the FliesEdit

Donatello's DuplicateEdit

The Ice Creature ComethEdit

Leonardo Cuts LooseEdit

Pirate RadioEdit

Raphael, Turtle of a Thousand FacesEdit

Leonardo, the Renaissance TurtleEdit

Zach and the Alien InvadersEdit

Welcome Back PolarisoidsEdit

Michalangelo, the Sacred TurtleEdit

Planet of the TurtleoidsEdit

Part 1Edit

Part 2Edit

Season 6Edit

Rock Around the BlockEdit

Krangenstein Lives!Edit

Super IrmaEdit

Adventures in Turtle-SittingEdit

Sword of YurikawaEdit

Return of the TurtleoidEdit

Shreeka's RevengeEdit

Too Hot to HandleEdit

Nightmare in the LairEdit

Phantom of the SewersEdit

Donatello Trashes SlashEdit

Leonardo is MissingEdit

Snakes Alive!Edit

Polly Wanna PizzaEdit

Mr. Nice GuyEdit

Sleuth on the LooseEdit

Season 7Edit

Night of the Dark TurtleEdit

The StarchildEdit

The Legend of KojiEdit

Convicts from Dimension XEdit

White Belt, Black HeartEdit

Night of the RoguesEdit

Splinter: You have anyway of reaching Casey Jones?
April: Yeah, I've got his phone number but-
Master Splinter: Call him at once.

Casey Jones: All I want to know is when do I get to break something?

Casey Jones: I can see that I'm going to have to get tough with you.

Attack of the NeutrinosEdit

Escape from the Planet of the TurtleoidsEdit

Revenge of the FlyEdit

Atlantis AwakesEdit

Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!Edit

Invasion of the KrangazoidsEdit

Combat LandEdit

Shredder Triumphant!Edit

Season 8Edit

Get Shredder!Edit

Wrath of the Rat KingEdit

State of ShockEdit

Cry H.A.V.O.C.!Edit

H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!Edit

Enter: KrakusEdit


Turtle TrekEdit

Season 9Edit

The Unknown NinjaEdit

Dregg of the EarthEdit

The Wrath of MedusaEdit

The New MutationEdit

The ShowdownEdit


Carter, the EnforcerEdit


Season 10Edit

The Return of DreggEdit

The Beginning of the EndEdit

The Power of ThreeEdit

A Turtle in TimeEdit

Turtles to the Second PowerEdit

Mobster from Dimension XEdit

The Day the Earth DisappearedEdit

Divide and ConquerEdit

TMNT 2012 crossoversEdit

Trans-Dimensional TurtlesEdit

2012 Raphael: Can't we just destroy the pieces we already have? I mean, what are the Triceratons gonna do with one stupid piece!?
2012 Donatello: Well, what if they find a way to replicate the technology, Raph?
2012 Fugitoid: Donatello is right. The machine must be destroyed! every last piece of it.

2012 Raph: The world is flat, I can't even see my own butt! Donnie, explanation...?
2012 Donnie: We're possibly in some kind of... alternate dimension.

2012 Splinter: Back so soon? You just left to patrol the city.
2012 Turtles: Sensei, sensei!
'12 Splinter: Is everything all right?
2012 Leonardo: Definitely, Master Splinter. It's just so amazing to see you.

Wanted: Bebop & RocksteadyEdit

2012 Leo: I don't get it. Master Splinter. I've been meditating for weeks and I don't feel any enlightenment or higher plane or anything. I didn't think peace could be so... dull.

Donatello: Shredder and Krang have a technodrome in this dimension, it could be catastrophic!
2012 Donnie: I can't believe I'm saying this, but Bebop and Rocksteady got tough.
Michelangelo: We gotta do something, dudes.

2012 April: Guys, we been trying to reach you– What the heck?!
2012 Casey: Did I get hit the face too many times?
'12 April: Remember, Casey? The Turtles told us about these guys. They come from another dimension.
Raphael: April, Casey Jones?
Donatello: Wow. They're, like kids.
Raphael: You sure you're not a reporter? You're wearing a jumpsuit.
'12 April: Why, do reporters wear jumpsuits?

All 8 Turtles: Let's move!

The Foot Walks Again!Edit

2012 Karai: Shredder, you're not getting away from me this time!
Shredder: What are you talking about, girl? I don't even know you!
'12 Karai: Stand and fight, Shredder!
Shredder: I will not fight a girl! Foot, get rid of her!

'12 Karai: Bebop and Rocksteady are still inside– What the…? What's with the freaky bug-eyed Turtles?
Raphael: Nice to meet you, too. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

The Big BlowoutEdit

[2012 Bebop trips over 2012 Leatherhead's tail as he and Rocksteady confronts the Mighty Mutanimals]
2012 Slash: Well, well, well. 2 of them, two of us. Seems like a fair fight.

[The 8 Turtles, April, Casey, Karai and Shinigami arrived to see the Mighty Mutanimals]
'12 Mikey: Leatherhead, are you okay?
2012 Leatherhead: I am fine, Michelangelo. Just angry they got away.
'12 Slash: I must've gotten hit harder than I thought. I'm seeing double turtles here.

[The Turtles, their 80's counterparts, April, Casey, Karai and Shinigami arrived to see the Mighty Mutanimals]
'12 Mikey: Leatherhead! Are you okay?
'12 Leatherhead: I am fine, Michelangelo. Just angry they got away.
'12 Slash: I must've gotten hit harder than I thought. I'm seeing double Turtles here.
'12 Raph: Long story, Slash. See, these Turtles are from another dimension.
'12 Donnie: Like Raph said, it's a long story. One with a sad ending.

'12 Bebop: We havin' second thoughts about this plan, Rock.
'12 Rocksteady: We is partners with Shredder and alien blob. Is what we always wanted.
'12 Bebop: All we wanted is some respect. Is that too much to ask?
'12 Rocksteady: But, Bebop, we can't back out like the lowly coward now.
'12 Bebop: But why do they wanna destroy the world? We love the world! All we wanted was a little respect. Is that too much to ask?
'12 Rocksteady: Da.
'12 Bebop: Think of what you be missing - professional wrestling, Chris Bradford movies, and what about... Mama?
'12 Rocksteady: NYET! I LOVE MAMA!!

'12 April: So, what's next for you guys? No more robbing banks and working for super-villains, right?
'12 Rocksteady: Da. Being henchman is no good for us. Maybe we become superheroes instead.

External linksEdit

  CREATORS     Kevin Eastman · Peter Laird  
  COMICS     Mirage comic series  (1984–2010) · Tales  (1987–2010) · Adventures  (1988–1995) · Mighty Mutanimals  (1991 spin-off) · Daily comic strip  (1990–1997) · Dreamwave comics
 (2003) · IDW comic series  (2011–present)
  TELEVISION     Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue  (1990) · Turtles Forever  (2009)  
  SERIES     1987–1996 series · Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend  (1996) · Next Mutation  (1997–1998) · 2003–2010 series · 2012–2017 series  
  FILMS     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  (1990) · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze  (1991) · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III  (1993) · TMNT  (2007) · Turtles
 (2009) · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  (2014) · Out of the Shadows  (2016)  
  FAN-MADE     Casey Jones  (2011)  
  DOCUMENTARY     Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  (2014)  
  VIDEO GAMES     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus  (2004)  
  SEE ALSO     Leonardo da Vinci · Donatello · Michelangelo · Raphael