Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) (season 2)
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|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 2|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original run||October 1, 1988– December 24, 1988|
The second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aired in syndication. For most of this season, the Technodrome is located in Dimension X. Shredder is without Krang's help for much of this season. And starting in this season the series begins its official run.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||TV broadcast|
|6||1||"Return of the Shredder"||Bill Wolf||David Wise and Patti Howeth (story)
Christy Marx (teleplay)
|October 1, 1988||S02E01|
|Shredder returns from Dimension X. However, Krang says until Shredder proves himself he will be denied the aid of his Foot Soldiers, Rocksteady, or Bebop, who are still stuck in Dimension X. Shredder goes to a corrupt, sleazy karate school and teaches the students how to commit crimes while dressed as the Turtles in an attempt to discredit the real Turtles. Shredder also frees Baxter Stockman from custody and tasks him with kidnapping Splinter.
Note: First Appearances of Irma and Tiffany.Note: Vernon is now voiced by Peter Renaday.
|7||2||"The Incredible Shrinking Turtles"||Bill Wolf||Larry Parr||October 8, 1988||S02E02|
|The turtles seek out the fragments of the eye of Sarnoth, a crystal with unimaginable power. After finding the first fragment, Shredder steals it and uses it to shrink the turtles. Now Splinter and April must intervene. April is able to enlarge the Turtles, but our heroes lose in the end as Shredder escapes with the first fragment.
Villain: ShredderTitle Reference: The Incredible Shrinking Man
|9||4||"The Mean Machines"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves||October 22, 1988||S02E04|
|Shredder uses a fragment of the eye of Sarnoth to power a super computer in the hopes of opening a portal to Dimension X. Meanwhile, the turtles deal with machines going haywire and trying to destroy them.|
|8||3||"It Came from Beneath the Sewers"||Bill Wolf||Larry Parr||October 15, 1988||S02E03|
|Shredder uses one of the fragments of the eye of Sarnoth to create a mutant plant and unleashes it on the city to attack the turtles.|
|10||5||"Curse of the Evil Eye"||Bill Wolf||Martin Pasko||October 29, 1988||S02E05|
|Shredder completes the eye of Sarnoth, attaches it to his helmet, and plans to unleash its power on the world. However, when the Turtles intervene, the helmet falls into other hands. Villain: Shredder|
|11||6||"The Case of the Killer Pizzas"||Bill Wolf||Douglas Booth||November 5, 1988||S02E06|
|Krang sends the eggs of Xenomorph-like creatures, which look like meatballs, in order to assassinate the Turtles. Baxter Stockman then rigs a contest so that he and Shredder can literally deliver the death pizzas to the Turtles. However, due to heavy customer demands the Turtles end up getting ordinary pizzas, and the bobby-trapped pizzas are out somewhere in New York! Shredder and Baxter may have ended up becoming victims of their own plots when the pizza monsters do not discriminate between ally and enemy. Villain: Shredder|
|13||8||"Invasion of the Punk Frogs"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves||November 19, 1988||S02E08|
|Shredder is running low on mutagen, so Krang sends a canister that ends up in the Everglades due to transdimensional problems. Shredder sees the mutagen canister broke, but did create four mutant frogs whom he befriends and gets to commit robberies, as well as to hate the Turtles. Donatello realizes Shredder is ordering robberies of chemicals in order to mass produce mutagen. The Turtles must not only face the misguided Frogs, but their job is complicated due to the NYPD now having an anti-Turtle task force.
Villain: ShredderNote: First Appearances of the Punk Frogs. In a parallel to Splinter naming the Turtles due to his love of art history, Shredder names the frogs after conquerers and military geniuses he admires.
|12||7||"Enter: Baxter The Fly"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves and Brynne Stephens||November 12, 1988||S02E07|
|Shredder gets Bebop and Rocksteady back as his henchmen in exchange for Baxter gets mutant into a fly
Villain: ShredderNote: This episode was created as a tribute to the classic 1958 science-fiction horror film The Fly. It's 1986 remake film of the same name premiered one year before the series began.
|14||9||"Master Splinter No More"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves and Brynne Stephens||November 26, 1988||S02E09|
|Donatello devises a cure to make Master Splinter human again. Meanwhile, Shredder plans to open a gate to Dimension X. Villain: Shredder|
|15||10||"New York's Shiniest"||Bill Wolf||Richard Merwin||December 3, 1988||S02E10|
|A robot cop, Rex-1, helps April and the Turtles defeat an evil army of robot cops under the control of Shredder.
Villain: ShredderNote: First Appearance of Rex-1.
|16||11||"Teenagers from Dimension X"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves||December 10, 1988||S02E11|
|The Neutrinos return to Earth after hearing in on the plan of Krang and Shredder to get rid of the turtles via brain-drain. Shredder finds interest in their Starmobile's ability to open dimension portals and tries to get his hands on it, and meanwhile the turtles try to get the Starmobile's main energy source running again. Villain: Shredder|
|17||12||"The Catwoman from Channel Six"||Bill Wolf||Richard Merwin||December 17, 1988||S02E12|
|A freak accident from a transporter turns April into a cat-woman. Irma meets TMNT in order to rescue her. Villain: Shredder|
|18||13||"Return of the Technodrome"||Bill Wolf||Michael Reaves||December 17, 1988||S02E13|
|While Splinter goes out on a retreat, the turtles must try to stop the Technodrome from returning to Earth.|