Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Bye, Bye, Fly

Season 3, Ep 44, Aired 12/19/89
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  • Episode Description
  • A team of archaeologists stumble upon a temple of unknown origin and culture buried near the Turtles' lair. However, before they can investigate further, they are frightened off by Baxter Stockman, who explores the temple himself. The Turtles hear about the discovery courtesy of April, not wanting their security to be compromised, the TMNT decide to investigate themselves. Shredder also has an interest in the temple; it contains within it a rare energy crystal, which could potentially re-power the Technodrome!Baxter discovers the temple is actually a spacecraft with a sentient computer system at the helm, it is capable of accessing multiple dimensions, and Baxter plots a trap for Shredder and the Turtles. After The Turtles and Shredder meet up, Baxter springs his trap, using a Muta-Zoo Gun; he transforms Michelangelo into a gerbil and Shredder into a fly (how ironic).The TMNT are forced to team with Rocksteady and Bebop to battle and outwit Baxter. They succeed and they restore Michelangelo to normal.Muta-Zoo Gun, but refuse to transform Shredder back for a while as revenge for the many scoldings they have received at his hand.Baxter activates the spacecraft and attempts to travel to Dimension x, but Donatello was able to take out the geographic stabilizer, without it, the vessel falls apart completely, stranding Baxter in another dimension. and at the mercy of a colossal alien Spider. What a world!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Wise

  • Barry Gordon


  • Cam Clarke


  • Pat Fraley


  • Peter Renaday

    Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Bye, Bye fly features Baxter Stockmans return with an alien spaceship.

    By sporkman5353, Jul 20, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (The Turtles run into the room and see Baxter) Donatello: All right, Baxter! Baxter: The Turtles! (Adjusts the Muta-Zoo Gun.) My life is complete. (He fires at them, the Turtles hide, and realize Michelangelo is gone!) Leonardo: Where did Michelangelo go? Donatello: He was here a minute ago. Raphael: (Looks down and gasps) I don't believe it! He's been turned into a Teenage Mutant Ninja... Gerbil!!

    • Baxter: They'll be here soon! What to do?

    Notes (6)

    • Episode included on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 6 DVD.

    • Episode included on the Sewer Heroes series VHS line titled: Turtles vs the Fly.

    • Beryllium is an actual element.

    • First time Baxter guests two times in one season.

    • Michaelangelo is referrered to as a "Teenage Mutant Gerbil" instead of "ninja" when this episode aired in the UK.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Why doesn't Baxter just use the Muta-Zoo Ray to make himself human again since the Turtles were able to use it to change Michaelangelo back to normal? It's seems like he cares more about getting revenge on Shredder and the Turtles than finding a way to become normal again.

    • When Baxter turns Shredder into a fly, Leonardo has his sword sheaths from Seasons 1 & 2 on his belt.

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