Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series, season 2)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Season 2
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseOctober 1 (1988-10-01) –
December 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)
Season chronology
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The second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aired in syndication. For most of this season, the Technodrome is located in Dimension X and Shredder is without Krang's help.[1]


  • All thirteen second-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
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TitleWritten byOriginal air dateTV
61"Return of the Shredder"Story by : David Wise and Patti Howeth
Teleplay by : Christy Marx
October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)S02E01

Shredder returns from Dimension X. However, Krang says until Shredder proves himself trustworthy cause he failed to defeat the turtles and Splinter with Krang's technology, he will be denied the aid of his Foot Soldiers or Rocksteady and 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.

Notes: First Appearances of Irma and Tiffany. Vernon is now voiced by Peter Renaday.
72"The Incredible Shrinking Turtles"Larry ParrOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)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. Shredder also tries to convince Krang but Krang insists Shredder that he will only believe it if he brings the turtles on a plate for Krang. Now Splinter and April O'Neil must intervene. April is able to enlarge the Turtles, but our heroes lose in the end as Shredder escapes with the first fragment.
83"It Came from Beneath the Sewers"Larry ParrOctober 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)S02E03
After discovering that a mutant plant has had its growth accelerated by the first fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder unleashes it on the city to attack the Turtles. Meanwhile, April is lured into a trap by Shredder, and is immediately captured. However, the Turtles disguise themselves as pizza delivery boys and free her, though Shredder escapes, again, with the fragment, while the Turtles must destroy the mutant plant that is wreaking havoc on the city.
94"The Mean Machines"Michael ReavesOctober 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)S02E04
Upon finding the second fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder uses it as a power source for a supercomputer named Omnis, in the hopes of opening a portal to Dimension X. Meanwhile, the Turtles must deal with machines that suddenly go haywire all over the city.
105"Curse of the Evil Eye"Martin PaskoOctober 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)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.
116"The Case of the Killer Pizzas"Douglas BoothNovember 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)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 deliver the deadly pizzas to the Turtles. However, due to heavy customer demands the Turtles end up getting ordinary pizzas, and the booby-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.
127"Enter: The Fly"Michael Reaves and Brynne StephensNovember 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)S02E07

Tired of Baxter Stockman's constant failures, Shredder sends him to Dimension X in exchange for bringing Bebop and Rocksteady back to Earth as his henchmen. When Krang, unable to find any more use for Baxter, tries to disintegrate him, a malfunction causes Baxter to instead cross-mutate into a fly.

138"Invasion of the Punk Frogs"Michael ReavesNovember 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)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.

  • First Appearances of the Punk Frogs (Attila the Frog, Genghis Frog, Rasputin the Mad Frog, and Napoleon Bonafrog).
149"Splinter No More"Michael Reaves and Brynne StephensNovember 26, 1988 (1988-11-26)S02E09
Donatello devises a cure to make Master Splinter human again. Meanwhile, Shredder plans to open a gate to Dimension X.
1510"New York's Shiniest"Richard MerwinDecember 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)S02E10

A robot cop, Rex-1, helps April and the Turtles defeat an evil army of robot cops under the control of Shredder.

  • First Appearance of Rex-1.
1611"Teenagers from Dimension X"Michael ReavesDecember 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)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.
1712"The Catwoman from Channel Six"Richard MerwinDecember 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)S02E12
A freak accident from a transporter turns April into a cat-woman. Irma meets TMNT in order to rescue her.
1813"Return of the Technodrome"Michael ReavesDecember 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)S02E13
While Splinter goes out on a retreat, the turtles must try to stop the Technodrome from returning to Earth.


  1. ^ Mark Pellegrini (18 September 2012). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 2 Review (Part One)". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 10 December 2015.

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