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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.

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  • Did you have better names for the 5 unnamed warriors?
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  • Did you get hit in the feels like we did?

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Episode 258: The Devil’s Monster!


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Greetings Turtletarians!

On this 258th episode of Turtle Soup, we take a look at the final two issues of the collected Mutant Turtles Gaiden Comic published by Dengeki Comics, written by Hiroshi Kanno and translated into English by the Optical Internet Translation Gang. Also, Adam Winters (the provider of the raw files) even makes a surprise guest appearance in the chat and adds a spoon full of extra insight to these issues!

In issue 3, now knowing Splinter is still alive and continuously finding himself at odds with the TMNT and their friend April O’Neil, The Shredder decides to call for the big guns! And guns we mean all the guns! As a result of his successful theft of the Jewel of the Nile in issue 2, the Foot Clan have managed to open a portal to Dimension X and bring forth the aforementioned “big guns” in the form of what we in the states would commonly recognize as “The Technodrome,” but now featuring an autonomous “daruma doll” head replacing the garish eye ball and is here referred to as “THE DEVIL’S MONSTER!!!” We also get to see more of Rocksteady and a badass impractical hotrod version of a transport module!

In issue 4, The Shredder makes one final attempt at ending the Turtles once and for all by way of a mysterious ancient Japanese sword known as the “Muramasa Blade.” This blade has an unexplainable effect on the human mind that causes it to be “possessed” until it accomplishes its goals. This can only happen once every 100 years and of course, this year is the 100th year so The Foot Clan are headed to Japan. However, they aren’t slumming it on an airplane like the Turtles eventually will… no, they embark on this globe trotting journey in the comfort of… THE DEVIL’S SUBMARINE!!! This thing is fantastic! Its soooo super villainy that anything less than this should be a felony (sorry bad Ice Ice Baby pun/reference). Its basically a submarine that has fins like a whale and the same if not similar daruma doll head we last saw on the technodrome or better yet… THE DEVIL’S MONSTER!!! As mentioned earlier, the Turtles and Splinter make their way to Japan as well due to a strange calling Splinter received. Also, it just so happens that Channel 6 is doing a report on the ancient Japanese armory show where the Muramasa sword is showcased and they sent none other than April O’Neil and Irma to cover the case! Can Shredder and the Foot Clan beat the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their friends to the highly desired mysterious ancient sword showcase and use its strange abilities to enact their evil plan?

We also FINALLY get to play a video review of the Australian Pizza Hut Specialty TMNT Green Mutagen Ranch Pizza that was expertly crafted and delivered to us by our down under correspondent Mike Hatfield!

And lastly, we take a look at the new Neca TMNT action figure reveals/news from Neca Con! Filled to the brim with Turtle goodness this episode!

Be sure to check back next week as we dive back into some TMNT Adventures and a story called “Year of the Turtle!”


Personal Garbage: 6:09

News: 10:16

Emails/Video: 43:00

Content: 58:49

Post Show: 2:34:56

Episode 231: Shredder’s New Groove!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SUPER TURTLES Manga Vol 1. (1995)!

Personal Garbage: 4:48

Content: 9:08

Post Show: 1:45:25

Episode 219: I Never Bluff!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 Animated Series Season 8 Episodes 1 and 2!

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Emails: 10:35

News: 20:16

Personal Garbage: 39:58

Content: 49:27

Naming the Episode: 2:35:23