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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 265: 15 Hour Death Fall To The Dreggnaught!

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This 265th episode of Turtle Soup Podcast was live streamed on September 16th, 2021 and we reviewed the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series Season 10, Episode 5 entitled “Turtles to the Second Power!” We also read a few emails and give some more details about our very own (and first iirc) “Ryan’s Radically Rewatchable Rerun Raffle!”

This episode finds our heroes on the receiving end of the life transfusion that the TMNT from the past were brought to the present to provide. This takes… 15 hours apparently. After the 15 hours have passed and all 8 Turtles are back in tip top shape they head out to take care of some small disturbance in the form of a “Robot Chicken Invasion Force” that took Dregg and Mung around… 15 hours to manufacture. No big deal. So, Carter decides to split the team up and have the TMNT from the past stay and deal with the Robot Chicken Invasion Force and the TMNT of the present go with him to take care of Dregg.

During this time, Shredder and Krang are walking around the streets of New York planning their revenge on Dregg. They come up with a plan that involves Krang using his “mental brain powers” that apparently allow him to hypnotize weak-minded individuals for about 30 minutes. They decide on capturing one of Mung’s Batmen, who happen to just be in the same area as them, and so using the ancient foot clan art of “try to shoot me and miss and hit this other thing that falls on top of you,” Shredder and Krang now have their hypnotized Batman.

They get him to treat them as captives. They head to the power plant and then try to fool Dregg with a bogus chip but get ratted out by Dregg’s Krang brain. Just then the TMNT show up and fighting ensues. This ends in Dregg seemingly winning the fight and then enacts his plan to bring a little piece of the sun into all the major cities of the world. He then calls the “league of nations” to make his demands and they just laugh him off and say they don’t deal with fake threats. Turns out, while the fighting was happened, Donny T does some machines and basically rigs the computers virtual reality simulator to make Dregg think his plan had worked.

Mean while, April O’Neil is trying to get the help of the local authorities but they apparently are too busy to care. The TMNT from the past are rope-a-doping the Robot Chicken Invasion Force and manage to commandeer one of them and head back to the power plant. Splinter is just chillin in the lair when Landor and Merrick finally show up.

Oh I forgot to mention that there was a subplot of “will the future cops be able to make it back in time to take the past TMNT back to the past from the future because we can’t get the internet to bounce a signal off a star to the future to let them know that the present day TMNT have received a successful transfusion of live force from the TMNT of the past and they are pretty much no longer needed…”

At the power plant, more fighting is about to take place when the TMNT from the past burst through the wall with the Robot Chicken Invasion Force machine and then are quickly dismantled by Dregg’s microbots. Then more fighting happens and then the Donatello’s are able to reconfigure the transport machine and basically send all that remains of Dregg’s Robot Chicken Invasion Force from wrecking all the major cities around the world to a remote asteroid in space… basically sentencing them to space prison death. And then the Donatello’s turn Dregg’s plan against him by sending a piece of the sun into the Dreggnaught, thus enacting a death sentence on all of its crew and then they end up sending Dregg, Mung and the rest of the Batmen up there as well.

Shredder and Krang are presumably sent back to Dimension X but its not very clear.

The 8 TMNT and Carter all book it out of the nuclear power plant as its about to blow due to some weird connection with the Dreggnaughts transport device and the one in the plant. Only to manage an escape from the most anticlimactic explosion.

Then April shows up with Landor and Merrick. They send the past TMNT back and then take Carter to the future.

  • Would you have split the TMNT teams up like Carter did or mix and match?
  • How much red is on Donatello’s ledger?
  • What do you think Carter is doing in the future?
  • Have you ever executed/witnessed or been the victim of the ancient foot clan art of “missed me now hit you?”
  • Is there a better name for that shtick?
  • What did you think of this episode/trilogy?

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Episode 264: Shrang, Actually!

Greetings Turtletarians!

In this episode we take a look at some TMNT toy news from Neca and Playmates as well as discuss the announcement from Mirage Licensing. Finally, we take an in-depth look at Episode 4 of Season 10 of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – “A Turtle In Time!”

Starting things off with a highlight in the way of NECA announcing they reached an agreement with Stan Sakai enabling them to make action figures of Sakai’s signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo! We take a look at some of the previous Usagi Yojimbo action figures that we’ve got in past TMNT toy lines, how he appears in the 87 animated series and compared them to the 3d rendered image NECA released to the press. This is looking to be the best Usagi Yojimbo figure we’ve ever seen! The hype is real here at Turtle Soup!

And then the hype train comes to an abrupt halt with Playmates reveal of their TMNT vs series, starting off with a Cobra Kai crossover. We discuss the popularity of Cobra Kai and how this concept is kind of cool, but then quickly turn to talking about how Playmates seem to be missing the mark with their repeated use of nearly a decade old sculpts of the TMNT figures from their classics line.

Lastly, for the news, we discuss the formal announcement of the official dissolving of Mirage Licensing and what witnessing this means to life long TMNT fans.

Finally, we get to the meat of the episode with our review of Episode 4 “A Turtle In Time” of Season 10 of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series. This is the climax to a 3 part story where Dregg and Mung finally execute their plan to drain the TMNT of their “ninja abilities” and as a bonus, due to their newly discovered punk rock attitude, Shredder and Krang have been added to the Dregg’s brain drain cocktail. However, Dregg greatly underestimated the cleverness of the Shredder, who is able to escape and take his emaciated “friend” Krang with him back to Earth and find a way to restore him to full health by giving of his own energy through a transfusion! An act that shows so much growth and maturity from two tired and played out characters that found them revitalized and renewed, leaving us (at least us here at Turtle Soup) wanting more! The turtles eventually escape with the help of Carter and Splinter who bounced a message from the internet off a star to our friends from the future, Landor and Merrick, who hear and respond by returning to the present to then return to the past and recruit the past TMNT to assist them in the rescuing of the present day TMNT. April manages to get the present day Turtles out of their cells and eventually meets up with Carter and the past TMNT and with their powers combined, are able to yeet Dregg into another room, giving them enough time to escape the Dreggnaught and make it back to Earth only to be confronted with the weird metal monstrosity that Mung used the microbes to create.

  • How are the turtles gonna get out of this one?
  • Why would Dregg think that a giant robot would be a threat to a team of mutant ninjas who have spent most of their lives destroying giant robots?
  • Were you happy to see Landor and Merrick again or meh?
  • Have you ever bounced a message off a star to the future from the internet?

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Episode 263: So, Anyway, I Just Started Grabbing!


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Greetings Turtletarians!

Here is Episode 263 of our Podcast Turtle Soup! This was live streamed on Thursday 8/26/2021 at 8pm EST. On this episode we review the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series Season 10 Episode 3 – “The Power of Three.” We also have some news in the way of April O’Neil herself as a playable character in the upcoming beat em up video game, Shredder’s Revenge!

This episode of the Animated Series, ushers in the return of the original antagonists of the show Shredder and Krang, when Dregg hear’s tale of two villains from Dimension X who tangled with the Turtles from Mung and decides to use their transporter to bring them back to Earth and assist in their scheme’s against the TMNT. However, Shredder and Krang do not play well with others who think they are on their level or above.

Carter finally decides to accept the cure for his mutation and then takes off presumably back to college.

April finds herself at a new job or at the very least with a paycheck from a different news outlet than Channel 6. She gets stuck in traffic only to find herself unwillingly the chauffeur for Shredder and Krang who are in the process of fleeing Mung who is pursuing them from a ship above as they violently rejected Dregg’s alliance offer.

The Turtles home gets flooded as a result of the power it took Mung and Dregg to bring Shredder and Krang from Dimension X that basically blacked out the city and effected the sewage system as well. They eventually find Splinter and then immediately gets the distress call from April. They eventually catch up to April, Shredder and Krang still running from Mung.

High speed car chase / car rooftop ninja action ensues.

Eventually, our heroes and villains find themselves transported to Dregg. Fighting continues and this results in Dregg getting the upper hand and puts April in an electrified cage while the TMNT are placed in some sort of cryochamber and declared his intentions with the captured Turtles and their now mutual antagonist Shredder and Krang.

Come hang out and join our discussions on the episode and other stuff like:

  • Were you happy to see Krang and Shredder back?
  • Why were the TMNT scared of water?
  • Do you ship Shredder and Krang like we do?
  • How creepy is too creepy for touchy uncles?
  • Do you prefer Dregg and Mung over Shredder and Krang?
  • Are the TMNT better off with or without Carter?
  • Is this the first time we’ve seen a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, whistle?
  • Do Ninja Turtles dream of Ninja Sheep?

Let us know your answers in the comments or email us at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com

Lastly, we mention the “Win Ryan’s 87 Turtle Van Dvd Set” raffle/contest! We go into more details on the show and will continue to do so but the basics are:

  • Must be a Turtle Soup Show YouTube Channel Subscriber to be entered.
  • Subbing to the Turtle Soup Show YouTube Channel also gets you one entry into the raffle.
  • Being a Patron also gets you an entry into the raffle.
  • Commenting on any of our videos will get you one entry into the raffle (just once.)
  • Emailing an entry into our simultaneous “Turtles Come Out And Fight That” launch contest will get you one entry into the raffle (more on this later.)

So, essentially you can get up to 4 entries into the raffle.

All this and more to be discussed on Turtle Soup Podcast, live streamed every Thursday at 8pm EST!


Episode 262: Qwerty Keys and Circus Freaks!


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Greetings Turtletarians!

On this 262nd episode of the Turtle Soup Podcast, we review the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – Season 10 – Episode 2 “The Beginning of the End” from Sept 21st 1996.

This episode finds the TMNT still dealing with Leonardo’s “hyper mutation” brought on by Dregg’s Microbots disrupting the power to the lair during an attempted cure for their unstable mutations from episode 1 of this season. Donny tries yet again to cure Leo of his hyper mutation and appears to be successful however Leo starts to feel sick again and the other Turtles (namely Raphael), are ruthless in their needless bullying of him. Carter is still lamenting that he is still uncured of his mutation as well.

All the while, the baddies are continuing their schemes to further mutate the turtles out of existence. In order to accomplish this Dregg needs some materials that they don’t have at the moment so Mung suggests Plutonium as an alternative. We see hyper mutated Leo hit the streets again and this time destroys a hockey arena.

We also get to witness more of April’s apathetic attitude toward doing any TMNT related stories for the news anymore. On top of that, we get to see her fawn of the wonders of the internet and its glorious ability to allow her to research stories. Stories about carjackings and how to determine who, what, when, where, and why the next one will take place. Dregg gets the Plutonium. April hides in a car that gets stolen, in an attempt to get into a chop shop (an attempt that is successful, surprisingly).

Dregg shows up at the chop shop and uses the microbots to transform it into a… science base? Leo is potentially “cured” but quickly is informed that he’s nuclear!

  • Can the Turtles prevent Leo from exploding and taking a chunk of New York with him?
  • Will this be the Turtle story that breaks April’s back?
  • Why is there a room full of animals in cages and 1 loose gorilla?
  • Will we see “Otto Wrecker” ever again?
  • Will Carter walk away and go to college this time?
  • Is breaking into a facility to steal plutonium as easy as cartoons make it seem?

All this and more to be discussed on Episode 262 of Turtle Soup Podcast, live streamed every Thursday at 8pm EST!

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