Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series, season 2)
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||October 1 –|
December 24, 1988
- All thirteen second-season episodes were directed by Fred Wolf.
|Title||Written by||Original air date||TV|
|6||1||"Return of the Shredder"||Story by: David Wise and Patti Howeth|
Teleplay by: Christy Marx
|October 1, 1988||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.
|7||2||"The Incredible Shrinking Turtles"||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. 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.|
|8||3||"It Came from Beneath the Sewers"||Larry Parr||October 15, 1988||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.|
|9||4||"The Mean Machines"||Michael Reaves||October 22, 1988||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.|
|10||5||"Curse of the Evil Eye"||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.|
|11||6||"The Case of the Killer Pizzas"||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 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.|
|12||7||"Enter: The Fly"||Michael Reaves and Brynne Stephens||November 12, 1988||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.
|13||8||"Invasion of the Punk Frogs"||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.
|14||9||"Splinter No More"||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.|
|15||10||"New York's Shiniest"||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.
|16||11||"Teenagers from Dimension X"||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.|
|17||12||"The Catwoman from Channel Six"||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.|
|18||13||"Return of the Technodrome"||Michael Reaves||December 24, 1988||S02E13|
|While Splinter goes out on a retreat, the turtles must try to stop the Technodrome from returning to Earth.|
- 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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