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)
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 April O'Neil / ... (190 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Splinter / ... (179 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Additional Voices / ... (173 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Raphael / ... (170 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Krang / ... (142 episodes, 1987-1996)
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 Shredder / ... (109 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Irma Langinstein / ... (82 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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For Season 4, 28 episodes were produced for syndication and 26 episodes were produced for CBS' "Kid TV" Saturday morning line up. However, 15 of the syndicated episodes never aired in 1990. The "European Vacation" episodes were not seen in the United States until USA Network started showing reruns in late 1993, and the "Awesome Easter" episodes weren't seen until 1991. An easy way to tell that these are Season 4 episodes is: the original intro is used, title cards are used, the closing credits uses the still image that debut that season, and the Technodrome is stuck on an asteroid in Dimension X. The most likely reason these episodes were delayed was because of animation or schedule problems. See more »

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The turtles are often referred to in the series as amphibians even though they are reptiles. See more »

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[Raphael knocks down Bebop and Rocksteady during a fight]
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COWABUNGA! PIZZA TIME!
18 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the better cartoons of the 1980s and a pop culture classic, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is one of the more brillant series to ever air on Saturday mornings. It may not be as good as other 1980s animated actions shows such as THUNDERCATS, but it still is better than the other 1980s cartoons that dominated the airwaves thanks to the amazing voice talent and surprisingly good animation. The story lines were a tad lame at times, though nobody expects great storytelling from a show about turtles that live in a sewer and eat pizza. Still popular today, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES returned to television in a new series in 2003 that currently airs on Fox, although it is not nearly as good as the original.


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