Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (season 1)

first season of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series

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Things Change edit

Leonardo: (Narrating) My name is Leonardo. And right now, my brothers and I are in a mess of trouble. Our backs are up against the wall in some trash thrown alley. Cornered by the toughest street gang on the east side.
Johnny - Purple Dragon Gang Leader: Look at the freaks!
Two Ton: What's with the dweeby costumes?
Purple Dragon Member: This ain't Halloween!
Johnny - Purple Dragon Gang Leader: You're going down, freaks! Nobody messes with the Purple Dragons! Especially wearing stupid turtle costumes!
Leo: (Narrating) He's wrong. We're not wearing costumes.

Master Splinter: Well done, Leonardo.
Raphael: (to Leo) Teacher's pet.
Leonardo: (to Raph) Ninja dropout.
Michelangelo and Donatello: Oooooo!
Splinter: My sons! (sighs) My sons, if you are to become true ninja, you must work harder. Your path in life will not be an easy one. The outside world will not be a friendly place for you. You four are different in ways the surface dwellers would never understand. To survive, you must master these skills I teach you. Ninjitsu powers of stealth and secrecy. You must become kage; shadow warriors. And you must never be discovered by the outside world.

Splinter: [Scene back to Splinter] Ahh. Leonardo, whatever those mechanical menaces are, they have managed to eat through the support structure of our home. [Swings back to turtles.] We must leave right away. Meet me at the old drainage junction at the south point. [Raph shoves Mikey aside.]
Donatello: [Don takes map from duffel bag.] If we take the south conduit, it'll intersect with the old drainage tunnel.
Leonardo: We'll meet you there, Sensei.
Michelangelo: [Mikey runs up to brothers.] What'd he say, what'd he say? Did he mention me? [Raph shoves him again.]

Raphael: Great, just great. The old turtle luck working true to form. [Kicks truck in frustration.] Argh!
Leonardo: Way to be stealthy, Raph.
Michelangelo: Yeah, I don’t think they heard you over in Jersey.
Raphael: Give me a hand.
[Mikey starts to clap. Raph wags a finger at him.]
Raphael: Don’t even think about it, Mikey. Ah, forget you guys, I’ll push it myself.

Michelangelo: Hey, this is a no parking zone. Here’s your ticket [holds up paper] . . . and here’s your fine! [Kicks Two-ton and knocks him out]
Leonardo: Nice work, Mikey.
Michelangelo: Ha, it’s the ninja thing.

Donatello: Ask me again when we’re winning, Mikey.
Michelangelo: Yeah, that's what I thought.

Michelangelo: Cowabung.. [Raph shoves him into a hole] Ahhhh, not funny Raph!
Raphael: Oh, yes it is? [Jumps into a hole]

A Better Mousetrap edit

Donatello: (Narrating) May not look like much, but this tin toy can chomp his way through steel and concrete like Michelangelo through a pizza. A bunch of these Mouser robots saw fit to trash our old lair and nearly turned our sensei into robo chow.
[April screams in the distance]
Don: (Narrating) I look at these incredible machines and the techno geek in me can't help thinking 'awesome.' But the ninja in me can't help thinking 'payback'.

Donatello: "Turtle Cave"? That is so lame.
Michelangelo: What would you call our new digs? The Shell-ter?
Don: Uh...how about "The Sewer of Solitude"?
Mikey: "Terrapin Station"?
Don: "The School for Gifted Reptiles"?
Mikey: "The Hall of Nin-Justice"?
Master Splinter: Ahem. We will call this place...home.
Mikey: Hm, catchy.

Attack of the Mousers edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Hun.

Michelangelo: (Narrating) A very wise frog once said, "It's not easy being green," but believe me, he didn't know the half of it. In the past 48 hours my brothers and I have been attacked by killer robots, had our home caved in on us, and had a serious butt-kicking ninja battle with some deadly ninja assassins, made a shell-raising escape, found a new place to live, [This is beyond awesome!] …and were attacked by even more killer robots. (April screams) Oh, and we also managed to perform our very first ninja rescue. This is the closest any of us have ever been to a human being, and it raises one very big question: [Can we keep her?]

Master Splinter: From a battered book on Renaissance art that I fished out of the storm drain, I chose names for each of them. Leonardo. Donatello. Raphael. Michelangelo. Together they are...
Turtles: Turtles Forever!
[Together the Turtles high five]:
Michelangelo: (to April) Or something like that, that we all yell at once.

Leonardo: [Jumps into room next to Michelangelo.] Your reign of terror is over, Stockman.
Michelangelo: [Grins and grasps Leonardo’s shoulder.] You been practicing that?
Leonardo: You like it?
Stockman: [Looks around at all four turtles.] What are you?
April: [Enters behind Stockman through sliding door.] They’re with me.
Stockman: April! You’re alive!
April: And kicking. [Walks forward to where Stockman has crawled to control panel.] I’ve got enough evidence to put you away for years, Dr. Stockman.
[Stockman reaches out and presses button. Raphael grabs him by coat lapels and shoves him back against console.]
Raphael: That's enough!
Stockman: Ha! Too late. I’ve recalled the Mouser hoard from their latest mission. They’ll be here any second. They’ll tear you to pieces.
Leonardo: April...
April: [Runs to control panel.] I’ll have to shut the whole system down.
Donatello: I'll help.
Stockman: You’re doomed. Listen.
[Factory door opens, Mousers march inside.]
Leonardo: [he and Michelangelo looking through doorway to floor below. At base of ladder are dozens of Mousers, who begin climbing ladder.] April, now’s the time.
April: Ah, the system isn’t responding.
[April looks at Donatello, who begins typing. Raphael is looking at Leonardo and brothers, doesn’t see Stockman sneaking away.]
Stockman: [In elevator.] You should never have matched wits with me.
Michelangelo: [Runs to elevator as door closes.] He’s getting away!
Raphael: Let him go, we’ve got bigger problems.
[Mousers begin flowing into observation room all around them.]
Raphael: At least we’ll go out fighting.
Michelangelo: Actually, I don’t wanna go out at all.
April: It’s not working!
Donatello: Keep trying!
Raphael: This is it. It’s been fun guys.
Michelangelo: Even me, Raph?
Raphael: Even you, Mikey. Especially you.
[April frantically typing. Presses a button and Mousers all freeze. Yellow lights on tops of their heads are flashing. Leonardo taps snout of Mouser with sword. It doesn’t move and turtles start cheering.]
Donatello: Good job, April! I’ve never seen anything like that.
Michelangelo: [Picks up Mouser.] Hah, loser!
April: Um, guys, guys! I wasn’t able to shut them down.
Michelangelo: They look pretty shut down to me. [Taps snout of Mouser he’s holding. Light on dome is now red.]
April: The only way I could stop them was by initiating an overload sequence. [Smoke starts billowing from Mousers.]
Michelangelo: [Tosses Mouser on ground.] In other words... let’s get out of here!
[Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo leap through broken window to factory floor. Donatello picks up April and leaps to floor with her in his arms. Puts her down and grasps her hand, pulling her along as they make a beeline for the exit. Mousers in observation room explode, laboratory and factory start to explode.]
Baxter Stockman: [Running through corridor of Stocktronics.] Ha, ha, I’ve got them, I’ve got them all. [Runs into someone and falls to ground. Looks up and sneers.] You. [Pans up to where Hun is looming over him.] What do you want, Hun?
Hun: Trouble, Dr. Stockman?
Baxter Stockman: Trouble? [Building is shaking, parts of it falling all around them. He rises to feet.] No, no, everything is proceeding exactly as I planned. [Explosion rocks the ground.]
Hun: [Grabs Stockman’s lapel and lifts him off his feet.] Perhaps you’d like to explain this plan to the Master.
Baxter Stockman: [Struggles in Hun’s grip.] Ngh, let me go you brainless, musclebound idiot. Let me go. Let me go. [Hun carries him off.]

Meet Casey Jones edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Casey Jones and Dragon Face.

Raphael: (Narrating) I guess you could call it fate, but I've finally met somebody as angry as I am, and he was really making me mad. My name is Raphael, and the bozo in the hockey mask is about to find out just how angry I can be!


Michelangelo: See Don, we can have our very own Battle Shell. I've even got a name for it. I call it "The Battle Shell"! I've got it all figured out. Turbo-boosters, double-action traction, cool secret thingies shooting out the back. We should be tricking out the armored car!
Donatello: By "we", you mean me. And I don't have the time. There's too much to do around here. [Grabs the picture and crumples it up to toss it] Besides, where would we keep the thing?
Mikey: We could find a place. Just think of overhauling the wheels. Please? Please please please please? Did I mention you're my favorite turtle?
Master Splinter: [Holding two planks] Ssshhh. Leonardo is working on perfecting his Ninjutsu skills. Perhaps something you two should consider? (Turns to Leo) Leonardo, leaping split-kick! [Leo jumps up and attempts the move, but cannot do it] Try again, my son. It will come with practice.
Mikey: (Impersonating Splinter's voice) Donatello. Donatello. If you build it, we will ride. (Normal voice) In turtle-style!
Don: [Grabs a "Sewer Sweet Sewer" sign and hammer] Here, motor-mouth. Make yourself useful. (Mikey moans) Hang this up someplace nice.

Nano edit

Donatello: (Narrating) My name is Donatello, and I'm usually into building things. This particular thing, I'd like to take apart, real fast… before it takes us apart.

[The Turtles search for the Nanobot in the junk yard]:
Donatello: Where is that thing? The locater says it should be right here.
Michelangelo: I know it's been used before guys, but I'm gettin' a baaaaaad feeling about this.
[The Nanobot uses stolen goods to become bigger]:
Mikey: And now I'm getting an even badder feeling about this.

[Cut to Battle Shell, driving down the street. Shifts to interior as Mikey begins speaking.]
Michelangelo: You know, I feel kind of bad for the little bot.
Raphael: Little?
Michelangelo: You know, it was kind of like a little kid.
Donatello: [Driving.] Too bad he had such a rotten parent.
Leonardo: [All climb out of vehicle, now parked behind April’s shop.] I’m just glad the fighting’s over.
Casey: [Interior of shop.] Take care of me? [Door opens and Leo enters.] I only got hurt because I was saving you.
April: [As the rest of the turtles enter and they saw Casey and April facing each other, both looking angry.] Oh, so you think I need saving, is that it?
Casey: You twist around everything I say. Ah, women!
April: Why, of all the myopic misogynistic--
Casey: Jeez. [Hand hits a vase and it falls with a crash.] How can we even talk if you won’t speak English?
April: I told you to watch the antiques, you big ape.
Casey: This whole mess is because of you--
Michelangelo: I think they wanna be alone.
April: Nobody said you even had to come over here in the first place. [Scene pans out to show exterior of building.]
Casey: Wasn't my idea.
April: Oh, yeah?
Casey: Yeah!
April: Ugh!

Darkness on the Edge of Town edit

Donatello: (Narrating) My name is Donatello, and right now I'm learning just how long I can hold my breath. That vibrocannon is seriously messing up the East River, if this keeps up, the whole South Street Seaport could go crumbling into the water. I'd be fascinated by the technology, if I wasn't otherwise occupied.

[The Turtles show Master Splinter the symbol of the Foot Clan]:
Leonardo: What does the symbol mean, Master Splinter?
Master Splinter: Trouble.
Raphael: You know something about these ninjas? Where do they come from? Who do they work for?
Michelangelo: And what do they want with a magic sword?
Donatello: Nope, not magic. Probably more like a self-perpetuating oscillation frequency generator.
Mikey: Uh...in English, Einstein?
Don: It packs a shockwave that will knock you flat on your shell.
Raph: We gotta go after these creeps!
Splinter: No. A wise ninja does not seek out an enemy he does not fully understand.
Leo: But sensei, Bushido demands that we fight for honor and justice and-
Splinter: Bushido also demands that that you honor your master's wishes. I will meditate upon this matter further. Goodnight.
Mikey: Aww, under-grounded again!

The Way of Invisibility edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Foot Tech Ninjas.

Raphael: (Narrating) Ever see one of those old movies where the private eye wakes up after being knocked out cold? He always says the same thing: (Ugh, where am I?) Okay, so it's not exactly original, but it's true, I have no idea where I am. Is this an operating room? Torture chamber? TV game show? Last thing I remember, I was battling a bunch of street thugs with Casey. (Hey. Where is Casey? Agh!) Okay, definitely not the game show.

Master Splinter: A creative mind must be balanced by a disciplined body. We must learn stillness and alertness. For they are the only defense against the unexpected.

[Back at the Foot Headquarters, Stockman, Hun, and Oroku Saki are speaking. They are in front of a line of Foot Tech Ninjas.]
Oroku Saki: [Angrily] Another operation marred by the sickening stench of defeat! No doubt you are both well aware of my extremely limited tolerance of failure!
Stockman: [Gestures to Hun] It was his fault! This bumbling oaf let the creature escape!
Oroku Saki: [grabs a horrified Stockman] The plan was sound. And yet your creations failed to, as you put it, "Deliver the goods." [Tosses Stockman down and gestures at two Foot Tech Ninjas, who grab him and drag him out of the room]
Stockman: Wait, where are you taking me? [Hun smiles slyly] Take your hands off me! [The door opens] I made you! I am your creator. [The door closes]
Oroku Saki: [to Hun] What did you learn from your interrogation?
Hun: I've worked over a lot of tough guys in my day, but I'm telling you, these turtles never even heard of your enemies, let alone worked for them.
Oroku Saki: Hmmm. Then perhaps they can be useful to me when the time comes to confront those enemies.

Fallen Angel edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Angel.

Casey Jones: (Narrating) I guess you could say I'm having a bad hair day, and a bad head day, and a bad neck day, and a bad shoulder day, and a bad pretty much everything right down to my pinky toe day. That walking landmass down there, I have him to thank for my current full body makeover.
Hun: Tonight's cage match championship will determine which team will win the honor of ridding the Purple Dragons of our most hated enemy.
Thug #1: Huh? I don't get it. Who's that guy?
[Hun puts Casey's mask on his face]
Thug #2: It's the vigilante!
Casey: :(Narrating) But somehow, I get the feeling it's about to get a whole lot worse.

Angel: Let go of me, creep!
Casey Jones: Angel, wait! [Grabs her foot and takes off his mask] It's me! Casey!
Angel: (Surprised) Casey? [Drops down from the fence] What are you doing here?
Casey: Stopping you from making the biggest mistake of your life.
Angel: What? The Purple Dragons? [Slightly chuckles] No, they're my posse. My family.
Casey: But you got real family at home.
Angel: Yeah, well who asked you, loser? If I wanna be a Purple Dragon, it's my own business!
Casey: [Takes out his hockey stick] Until you start breaking the law. [Points the stick at the money bag on the ground] Then it's my business.
Angel: [Picks up the bag] Yeah, well I don't see no badge on you!
Casey: And I don't see no dragon on you. [Puts his hockey stick away] Not yet. So why don't you quit while you still got a chance?
Angel: I ain't quitting nothing! Tonight was my first test. Tomorrow I pass my initiation. And then I'm gonna wear my dragon with pride. [Puts her hand on her chest then walks away]
Casey: [Following her] That dragon comes with a price. You don't know what you're getting yourself mixed up in.
Angel: (Sarcastically) Yeah, maybe you're right! [Knocks Casey down with the bag and runs towards the fence] But I can still take care of myself! [Climbs over the fence and runs away]
Raphael: [Runs up to Casey with the other turtles] Casey, what happened? Who was that girl?
Casey: [Gets up] Her name's Angel. I know her from the neighborhood. I promised her grandma I'd keep an eye on her. Keep her outta trouble.
Leonardo: So she's a Purple Dragon?
Casey: (Determined) Not if I can help it.

Garbageman edit

Donatello: (Narrating) Here's another fine mess we've gotten ourselves into...literally. This has been one strange night, believe me, but no matter how weird it's been up 'til now, we never expected this…

Garbageman: (to Homeless slaves) Before I brought you to this island, you were nothing but human garbage. No home, no purpose, no value. But now, I have recycled you, given you work sifting through the refuse that this city stupidly squanders to build my fortune. Behold the birth of my empire invisible to the outside world until it is too late!
The Professor: I'd rather be a free man living on the street, than a slave in your stinking empire!

The Shredder Strikes edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Hamato Yoshi in flashbacks.

Part 1 [1.10] edit

Leonardo: (Narrating) In our ninja training, Master Splinter is constantly telling us that when given two choices, always choose the harder path. But somehow, when you're a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, the harder path always seems to choose you.

[While finishing his story about the Shredder.]
Master Splinter: I never told you all this because I didn't want your training to be tainted by the poison of hatred. I did not want you to feel the sorrow that is still in my heart. But, now, you need to know who Saki, The Shredder, really is. He serves no great purpose, he fights no great evil. He is great evil. Any endeavor he undertakes, he does for his own selfish gain.

Part 2 [1.11] edit

Leonardo: (Narrating) Well, it took me awhile, but I managed to see Oroku Saki for who he really is, the Shredder. Of course, to get to this point, we have to fight a bunch of Foot Ninja, which wasn't easy. Then, we had to go up against Hun again, definitely not easy. But the real nightmare is about to begin; now, we have to face the Shredder, and something tells me, this is really not going to be easy.

Splinter: Remember, my sons, even the mighty oak bends before the raging storm winds.
Michelangelo: Huh?
Splinter: (facepalms and sighs) Be careful and do not become overconfident!

The Unconvincing Turtle Titan edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Silver Sentry.

Michelangelo: (Narrating) Nope, you haven't tuned into the wrong show. That's me, Mikey, under the cape and cowl. The flying dude up in the sky, his name's Silver Sentry. We're in the middle of our first superhero type team up - he just doesn't know it yet. You'd think an earthbound turtle like me would have a rough time keeping up with a guy who can soar through the sky like an eagle, and you know what? You'd be right.

Splinter: The two greatest weapons at the ninjas’ disposal are placement and surprise. Tonight we perfect a move that utilizes both. Leonardo! Invisible Flying Dragon!
Leonardo: [rises, bows, and leaps over his father.] Hi-yah!
Splinter: Raphael!
Raphael: [does the same maneuver.] Hah!
Splinter: Donatello!
Donatello: [leaps over his father.] Hi-yah!
Splinter: Michelangelo! [Michelangelo is busy scribbling in a notebook and ignores him.] Michelangelo? [uses his walking stick to rap Michelangelo on his shell.]
Michelangelo: Yow!
Splinter: What are you doing?
Michelangelo: Uh, nothing. [holds the notebook behind his back.]
Raphael: Oh, yeah? Let me see. [grabs it out of his hand.]
Michelangelo: Hey! Give it back!
Raphael: Ha, ha!
Michelangelo: Come on guys...
Donatello: Keep away!
Raphael: [tosses it to Donatello.] Keep it away!
Donatello: Keep away!
[Michelangelo runs from one to the other trying to grab the notebook. He jumps up to try and catch it, but Leonardo leaps and gets it instead.]
Leonardo: [opens the notebook.] Hey, check this out.
[Leo, Donnie and Raph scrutinize Mikey's Super Turtle costume sketches, mocking]
Raphael: What's this, the "Nin-Justice League"?
Donatello: More like the "Shell-Tastic 4"!
Leonardo: "The Legion of Sewer Heroes"!
[Don, Leo and Raph start laughing]
Michelangelo: Well, hardy-har! Even our levelheaded leader gets a funny in.
Leonardo: You’re not really serious about this superhero kick, are you?
Michelangelo: [grabs the notebook from his brother.] Why not? Superheroes never have to hold back because they’re scared someone’s gonna see them. And wouldn’t it be nice to get a little credit for the good we do?
Splinter: Your intentions are noble, Michelangelo. But you must never forget who you are. You are ninja! You operate in the shadows.
Michelangelo: But can’t we accomplish so much more out in the open?
Splinter: There are many paths, my son. You must choose the one that is true to yourself. Now let us return to our training.

Notes from the Underground edit

Part 1 [1.13] edit

Michelangelo: (Narrating) What, you might ask yourself, would any sane turtle be doing in an abandoned subway tunnel deep under the city? A tunnel so decayed, it's going to collapse from just one little noise, and a huge weird thing howling at us at the top of its lungs. Funny, I'm asking myself the same question.

[The Turtles see something trigger the sewer tunnel alarm]
Donatello: Whoa!
Leonardo: What in the?
Raphael: Sewer rats are getting' bigger.
Michelangelo: Yeah, time to cut the cheese!
Leo: [facepalms]
Mikey: That's not what I meant.

Raphael: Hey, what do you get when you cross a turtle and a chicken? Mikey.

Michelangelo: Nope, nothing, let’s go home. [They ignore him and keep following the tracks]

Raphael: You think that thing survived?
Michelangelo: Know your monsters, Raph. It can melt rock!
Raphael: Oh, yeah. Maybe I forgot because I was trying not to get buried in a COLLAPSING SUBWAY TUNNEL!
Leonardo: Everybody calm down! Let’s keep moving.

Michelangelo: COWABUNGA!
Raphael: Mikey, I told you. No more cowabunga.

Donatello: Looks like this energy field only effects living tissue.
Raphael: Too bad that’s exactly what we’re made out of!

[The Turtles hear growling noises]
Michelangelo: So there's always one guy in the monster movie who freaks out 'cuz he can't take the pressure and I'm gonna do an impression right now and it goes something like this... GET ME OUTTA HERE!
[Mikey proceeds to run away]

Part 2 [1.14] edit

Donatello: (Narrating) My name is Donatello, and as a turtle of science, I like to investigate things. But I never thought my study of the strange crystals we found in our lair would awaken creatures from the underground, lead us on a search deep below the Earth, or take us to an abandoned Foot Genetic Lab where terrible things were done in the name of the Shredder.
Foot Scientist/Michelangelo: There are some things man was never meant to tamper with.
Mikey: That's the one line in a monster movie you don't wanna hear.
Don: (Narrating) As a turtle of science, you wouldn't think I'm the type to believe in monsters, but you'd be wrong, dead wrong.

Michelangelo: You know the corner hardware store has a sale on generators that would really get this force-field humming, so I'll just go up top and clip the coupon and then, oh . . .
[As Raphael grabs Michelangelo's arm taking him with the others]

Part 3 [1.15] edit

Raphael: (Narrating) Meet Stone Biter, Razor Fist and Quarry. They may look like monsters, but these poor souls were once ordinary people 'til the Shredder's mad scientists performed horrible genetic experiments on 'em. Experiments that will eventually leave them mindless like these other examples of Shredder's handiwork. The only thing keeping Quarry and his pals safe is a crystal powered force field, but now the crystal's all burned out and the only place to get another one is the Forbidden Zone.
Quarry: Something unspeakable dwells there amidst the crystals, it is a forbidden place.
Raph: (Narrating) But we have no choice, so we all head down there anyway and that's when all shell breaks loose.
Donatello: Hey?
Raph: Donnie! (Narrating) Suddenly Donny's gone and I swear someone's gonna pay.

The King edit

Donatello: (Narrating) Being a Ninja Turtle, I've seen a lot crazy things in the past few years, but this really takes the prize. At first, I thought I was dreaming, then I wished I was. But this was no dream, this was definitely a nightmare.

The Shredder Strikes Back edit

  • This marks the debut appearance of Foot Elite Ninjas

Part 1 [1.17] edit

Leonardo: (Narrating) There are times in your life when you draw on everything you have. Times when you reach down into the deepest part of yourself. When you know you gotta give it your all, because anything less won't get the job done. It's in times like these that you find out who you really are. That is, if you live long enough.

[Donny and Raph are watching a football game.]
Raphael: Panthers, rams, bears--they've even got dolphins! You'd think they'd have room for something more... reptilian.
Don: The Turtles? My friend, unfortunately the lowly turtle has been saddled by society with the stereotype of being "velocity challenged."
Raph: Say what?

Part 2 [1.18] edit

Splinter: (Narrating) The worst has come to pass. My son Leonardo was out on a training exercise when he was ambushed and chased across the city by the dark forces of the Foot. He was returned to us broken and battered, only to deliver a terrible message.
Leo: He's back… The Shredder.
Splinter: (Narrating) I had foolishly thought the worst had come to pass, but now I fear it is yet to come.

The Shredder: You freaks have been a thorn in my side long enough. No one opposes the Shredder. And now I will have my revenge for our last encounter. Say farewell to each other -- while you still can.
Michelangelo: Oh yeah, Mr. Spikey-Pants? Well, you’re the one who should be saying... uh... farewell to, um… to yourself!
Raph: (Being sarcastic) Oh yeah, Mikey. That got 'im.

Tales of Leo edit

The Shredder: (Narrating) My revenge is complete. My hated enemies thought they had destroyed me, but I am not so easily destroyed. I was merely biding my time, awaiting the right moment for my ninja forces to strike.
Donatello: Leo?
Shredder: (Narrating) And they struck hard. They herded my enemies to me like sheep to the slaughter. And even though allies foolishly came to their aid, my enemies were forced to make a cowardly retreat. But vengeance was mine, nonetheless. At last, the turtles are no more!

The Monster Hunt edit

Michelangelo: (Narrating) It is said that a terrible monster roams these woods. A creature from a forgotten age that brings terror and fear in the dark of night. Yes, there's a terrible monster roaming these woods, [And it's me, booga booga!"]

Return to New York edit

Part 1 [1.21] edit

Raphael: (Narrating) Someone once said, "The only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys." Well if that's true, then I think I just became a man. Or at least an Adult Mutant Ninja Turtle. This particular playroom happens to belong to our sworn enemy, Oroku Saki a.k.a. the Shredder. The dudes with the disappearing act, they're called Foot Tech Ninjas—quick to act, tough to beat. We've been fighting our way up, floor by floor, to the top of Shredder's skyscraper of evil. It's kind of like a video game with lots of different levels, only there ain't no earning extra lives in this game.

Donatello: Welcome home, everybody.
Leonardo: Ahh, just like we left it.
Raphael: Cool.
Michelangelo: Home sweet home.

[Michelangelo and Casey come out of the kitchen. Casey is drying his hair with a dishtowel]
Michelangelo: Are you thinking what I think you’re thinking?
Donatello: I think he’s thinking what you think he’s thinking.
Raphael: If he’s thinking what I’m thinking, then I’m thinking we shouldn’t just be thinking. [to Casey] What do you think?

Part 2 [1.22] edit

Raphael: (Narrating) I gotta hand it to Donny. His camouflage system kept our lair hidden from Shredder's goons while we were outta town.
Donatello: Welcome home everybody.
Raph: (Narrating) And when we decided to mount an all out assault to finish off the Shredder for good, it was Donny who figured out how to do it. He used the Battle Shell as a decoy to get us into Shredder's high-rise of evil undetected.
Hun: What? Empty.
Raph: Nice remote control work, slick. (Narrating) Then he had some techno geek idea how to transfer the computer system controls to April while the rest of us engage in some serious butt-kicking ninja action. We had our hands full with the Foot Tech Ninjas, once again, Donatello's smarts helped finish them off.
Donny: Instant short-circuit.
Raph: (Narrating) But not even big-brained Donny could've be prepared for what we face next.

Michelangelo: Did Shredder just wake up one day and say "I'm going to make some clones of myself! Really ugly ones!"

Part 3 [1.23] edit

Leo: (Narrating) When we decided to return to New York and face the Shredder, we knew it wasn't going to be easy. It was gonna take everything we had and then some. But what we didn't know, what we couldn't have foreseen, was that fruitcake Baxter Stockman…
Baxter Stockman: In the flesh.
Leo: (Narrating) …Turning himself into some kind of ultra cyborg. Nevertheless, we have come here prepared to fight to the finish and that's exactly what we're gonna do.

The Shredder: Ah, the power, I have almost forgotten! The Sword of Tengu! The sword in which I'd laid villages to waste, brought castles to ground, vanquish armies! The sword that I used to conquer Japan and give power to the Tokugawa clan! It is mine once more!!

Lone Raph and Cub edit

Raphael: (Narrating) Man is this gonna be a long night. Two major problems: the first, is these guys, your basic criminal-type thugs, which normally wouldn't be a problem at all.
Thug Leader: Hand him over, now.
Raph: (Narrating) Except for the second problem…
Kid: Come and get me, creepo!
Raph: (Narrating) Some old guy once said, "Anybody who hates kids and dogs can't be all bad." Like I said, it's gonna be a long night.


Raphael: [after catching up with Tyler after he ran off; twirling one of his sais] You can't sneak away from a ninja, kid.
Tyler: Leave me alone!
Raph: And you can't go messin' with those mob goons on your own. You're just a kid. You're gonna get hurt.
Tyler: I told you I'm not a kid. And you're not the boss of me.
Raph: Oh yeah?!
Tyler: YEAH!
Raph: OH YEAH?!

The Search for Splinter edit

  • This is the 2-part first season finale.

Part 1 [1.25] edit

Leo: (Narrating) The roar of the crowds, the smell of the greasepaint, the death defying thrill of the high-wire. Trust me, this is no circus and if you think it's tough for a Turtle to walk a tightrope, try four. If we fall, we're pavement paint, but if we make it, we just may finally find our missing Master Splinter. We also might learn the answer to a secret that's plagued us our entire lives—how and why we became Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

[Donatello has just distracted a security camera at TCRI with a pigeon finger puppet.]
Michelangelo: I don't know what's scarier: the fact that that worked, or that Don carries around a pigeon puppet.

Part 2 [1.26] edit

Raph: (Narrating) Here's what happened so far, try and keep up. After we wiped the floor with Shredder and his Foot fungus, we realized someone had taken Master Splinter. I tell you, we turned this city upside down looking for him, but he was nowhere. Then Donny had a thought.
Don: What about the Guardians? If you think about it, right after Splinter disappeared, they disappeared.
Raph: So we lured one of the Guardians into a conversation. [Our Master's missing, we intend to find him.] We knew the guy had answers, but he wouldn't talk, so we planted a Turtle tracker on him. We shadowed him into this plain-looking building and knew we'd need help getting inside. We got Casey to create a diversion by going nutso in the lobby.
Casey Jones: Now I wanna see the head geek or I'm gonna take this place apart!
Raph: (Narrating) He was a natural choice. And this allowed April to sneak into the security control room to deactivate the alarm sensors. She found us the only way in way up on the ninth floor.
Donny: Some kind of hologram.
Raph: (Narrating) But as usual, nothing ever goes as planned.
Donny: Mikey, wait.
Mikey: Whoa… uh oh. Yow!
Donny: Mikey…
Donny/Mikey: Ahhh!

External links edit

  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 · 2018–2020 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) · Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie  (2022) · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem  (2023)  
  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