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Episode 268: Graduation Day!

Greetings Turtletarians!

Welcome to our most monumentous 268th episode of Turtle Soup Podcast! This episode marks the end of our coverage concerning the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series as herein we review the 8th and final episode of season 10 as well as the series as a whole, entitled “divide and conquer!”

Not gonna lie… This hit us hard.

This cartoon was fundamental to not only our individual lives, but pop culture in general. More specifically, this show was one of the main impetuses behind us starting this podcast! I believe prior to the starting the podcast, I (Eazy) had attempted to watch all of the episodes but could only make it into about season 3 before I gave up. So, crossing this herculean task off our bucket lists is a huge deal.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles end their inaugural animated series with a solid banger! The TMNT find themselves in the midst of a battle with an unknown alien threat. The struggle ends with this alien who we named “Roach Daddy,” teleports away right before the turtles can pressure them for any answers. Before beaming away, Roach Daddy swipes Leo’s belt and peace’s out, leaving the TMNT perplexed and needing answers.

We find out that Roach Daddy essentially was a contestant in a little bar game that is being put on by none other than Lord Dregg. He’s attempting to find anyone who can go toe to toe with the TMNT for at least 90 seconds and make it back with a souvenir. Fast forward a bit and Dregg has his 5 best fighters that consist of C3PNO, Devils Lettuce, Roach Daddy, Gora, and Sweet Potatoes (all names given by Turtle Soup respectfully). Dregg stops by Mung’s micro(bot)brewery that is breeding the microbots for the invasion force or something like that. Dregg demands that he be given some microbots to make a suit of armor to battle the TMNT. Mung says no because they need all the microbots to continue preparation for the invasion. Dregg just starts blasting and hits one of the containers filled with microbots. He scoops them up and heads out to the tune of Mung yelling that he’s gone mad, thus, presumably, ending Dregg and Mungs relationship.

We then see Dregg revealing his newly created suit of armor “The Morphogenesis Exoskeleton” to his new friends. Upon donning his new apparel, Dregg reveals that the 5 “xbox logos” on his chest actually open up to reveal Doctor Octopus arms that grip the 5 warriors and then Dregg proceeds to steal their “abilities.”

After acquiring the new abilities, Dregg makes his way to Earth and summons the TMNT to test out his new abilities. Basically, the Morphogenesis Exoskeleton gives him Ant-Man powers. He can also grow another set of arms, morph into a ball of clay and roll around, has X-ray vision sorta, and can also do some robot android things. He displays all of this against the turtles and gets them to run into the sewers. This eventually leads to Dregg punching down through the street and the TMNT flooding the sewers to cause enough pressure to send him flying away. The TMNT decide they need to get Krang’s Android Body from Dimension X and more specifically The Technodrome! Donatello brings out the ole portable portal generator and while setting it up, Lord Dregg appears on its tiny monitor and informs us that he’s captured April O’Neil in her apartment and to come get her.

Raph and Leo go get April.

Don and Mikey go get Krang’s Android Body.

The fight with Dregg in April’s apartment is pretty funny, as the TMNT true to form, rope-a-dope Dregg into freezing the floor with liquid nitrogen and falling through. The turtles and April make their escape in the Turtle Van with Dregg in motorcycle form in hot pursuit. They end up at a junkyard and Dregg starts to use the compactor on them.

Meanwhile, in Dimension X, Don and Mike find the Technodrome in utter disrepair and currently occupied by some weird android men and a phony Krang’s Android Body. They deal with them, find the real Krang’s Android Body and use the Technodrome’s portal generator to make it to the junkyard. They fight with Dregg and are able to eventually use a move that Splinter taught them earlier to get Krang’s Android Body behind Dregg, grab him and then yeet him into the portal to Dimension X where he presumably met his end.

The TMNT make their way back to the lair where Splinter informs them that he is no longer their “sensei” as that would mean that they have more to learn but they have now proven that there is nothing they cannot handle.

  • Were you happy with how the show ended?
  • Did you have better names for the 5 unnamed warriors?
  • Did you watch this when it aired originally?
  • Did you get hit in the feels like we did?

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Episode 267: All Hands On Mung!

Greetings Turtletarians!

This episode of Turtle Soup Podcast was live streamed on September 30th, 2021. In this episode, we review episode 7 “The Day The Earth Disappeared,” which is the penultimate of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series’ 10th and final season.

This is a bitter sweet moment for your deep diving daddies here at Turtle Soup. We’ve spent countless hours watching, notating, and reviewing these episodes and here we are at the end of another monumental chapter in our journey, not only for the TMNT but for pop culture in general. As with the actual main plot of the episode, this one kinda sucks.

So, basically, Lord Dregg and Mung plan to bring Earth to Dimension X as they believe that they are always losing because they are playing on the enemy’s turf. The baddies create a vortex or warp or portal or something to Dimension X. However, the portal needs time to grow big enough to fully take in the entire Earth. They then create a blackhole to suck the Earth into the portal to Dimension X.

This causes minor damage to things on Earth but it is enough to trigger the TMNT’s early warning systems. Donatello discovers what’s happening and coincidentally happens to have finally fixed his portable portal generator. They turn it on and are immediately met with the sucking force of the blackhole. Leo and Don are the first to succumb to the pull of the hole through the portable portal generator as is Splinter. This leaves Michaelangelo and Raphael hanging on to Michaelangelo’s grappling hook for dear life.

At the same time across town, we have April O’Neil enjoying a cool evening with the windows open and indulging in some sweet sweet 90’s internet when all of a sudden she experiences the effects of the blackhole. She instinctively heads to the lair after making a FaceTime call with the Turtles where they basically inform her that they’re in trouble too.

We find that Leonardo and Donatello end up on some weird planet in Dimension X and have to fight some rock creature that’s appendages protrude from the ground and hold them captive.

Splinter however gets transported to the Dreggnaught after Mung initiates something in an attempt to expedite the process. Upon arriving, Splinter immediately goes into ninja rat survival dad mode and is probably one of the only redeeming parts of this episode. He makes his way through the Dreggnaught, finding the “invasion force” of suited up batmen and then continues on his way through the ship.

April O’Neil shows up to the lair where Michaelangelo and Raphael are still hanging on but almost immediately let go once they see her, and allow themselves to be sucked into the portable portal generator. This leaves April to figure this problem out.

Michaelangelo and Raphael are sent to a similar but different place in Dimension X. They fight a giant fire breathing devil dinosaur and then are able to flee to another place in Dimension X where they fight a giant snow ape like creature and then run away.

Back in the lair, April O’Neil is able to do something to the portable portal generator.

Splinter eventually gets caught by Dregg but is able to trigger the portal to bring Leonardo and Donatello to the Dreggnaught. They fight. Then April opens the portal and Michaelangelo and Raphael arrive in the Dreggnaught and Splinter rushes them with Leonardo and Donatello in tow and make it back to the lair through the portal.

This leaves Dregg, Mung and all the batmen to be sucked into the blackhole.

The episode ends with the TMNT back in the lair sometime later watching the news not give them their due recognition for stopping the global disaster. Donatello informs them that he’s fixed the portable portal generator and turns it on. Immediately a giant monstrous hand comes through and the turtles throw their weapons at the machine to destroy it.

  • What did you think of this second to last episode of the entire series?
  • Why does everyone get touchy with Mung?
  • Why didn’t Dregg use the invasion force sooner?
  • Should Splinter have his own animated series just being a badass and spitting mind bending wisdom?
  • Does your mother wear gravity boots?
  • What does “blackhole breath” smell like?
  • How do you get “blackhole breath”?

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Join us next week for our final review of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series Season 10 Episode 8 and our thoughts on the series as a whole.


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