Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

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 Leonardo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Michelangelo / ... (193 episodes, 1987-1996)
Renae Jacobs ...
 April O'Neil / ... (190 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Donatello / ... (186 episodes, 1987-1996)
Peter Renaday ...
 Splinter / ... (181 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Additional Voices / ... (171 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Raphael / ... (170 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Krang / ... (143 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Shredder / ... (109 episodes, 1987-1993)
Jennifer Darling ...
 Irma Langinstein / ... (81 episodes, 1988-1994)
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This show tells the adventures of four turtles who were transformed into humanoids by a strange ooze and were trained as ninja by a human martial arts master, Hamato Yoshi, who was changed into a humanoid rat, Splinter, by the same substance. Together with the intrepid reporter, April O'Neil, they fight against the threats against the world, like Shredder and Krang. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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In the comics, movies and other ninja turtles TV shows, the turtles are often referred to as abbreviated versions of their names Leonardo-Leo Raphael-Raph Donatello- Donny Michelangelo- Mikey. In this series, they are always referred to in full context. See more »

Goofs

In many of the earlier episodes, a specific turtle's line would come out of the wrong character's mouth (i.e., Leonardo speaking with Raphael's voice). See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Sean O'Tharity: Come quietly, my green lads.
[stares at the turtles shocked]
Michaelangelo: What's the matter, dude? Haven't you seen four foot tall turtles before?
Sgt. Sean O'Tharity: Faith and Begorah! The wee ones! The little people!
Raphael: Hey, hey, Sean, I know we're short. But not *that* short.
Sgt. Sean O'Tharity: You've got the wrong people here, Lieutenant. They don't have the emerald. They've got pots of gold.
Lt. Bronski: What are you talking about, O'Tharity?
Sgt. Sean O'Tharity: They're leprechauns!
Lt. Bronski: You're nuts!
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One of the greatest shows of all time.

As a kid, this was one of the greatest TV series of all time. Everything about it was fresh and original; nowadays, cartoons (and other TV shows) copy other shows. Leonardo was always my favorite because he was the mature, leadership-involved turtle. I miss it not being on the air. This show, the Transformers, G.I. Joe, and X-Men were the best cartoons.


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