Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Return of the Shredder

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 10/1/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Just when the Turtles believe themselves rid of Shredder, tin-grin is able to persuade Krang to return him to earth. But, as an excuse to see Shredder suffer for his incompetence on earth last time, Krang strips his ally of all weapons and footsoldiers; He's on his own this time! Using the trans-dimensional portal to return, Shredder quickly reunites with Baxter Stockman, and recruits a local ninja school to disguise themselves as the half-shelled heroes so as to keep them busy long enough for him to kidnap Splinter. Whilst the turtles fight their impostors to clear their names, Splinter is captured by Baxter's new ratcatcher machine and placed in a deadly trap by Shredder. The green machine succeed in taking out the Faux turtles and, following clues, are lured to Shredder's lair, after a decisive battle with Baxter's Rat-catcher, the ninjas are able to rescue splinter, but shredder and his scientist sidekick escape to fight another day..moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Wise

  • Patti Howeth

  • Christy Marx

  • Barry Gordon


  • Cam Clarke


  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Good Episode.

    By NL1575, Aug 18, 2007

  • Baxter's second appearance on the show.

    By sfan64, Jan 16, 2007

  • Shredder Returns!!! What will Season 2 hold??

    By RaijinPaladinix, Apr 29, 2006

  • What a great episode.

    By packymaster, Jan 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Robber: Okay lady, put all your money in a bag. Cashier: Will that be paper or plastic?

    • Krang: Until you prove yourself, you will not get one shred of help from me.

    • Irma: April! Thank heavens you're back! There's a terrible emergency. April: What is it, Irma? Irma(holds up hand, points to finger): I chipped one of my nails, and I'm all out of this color polish. April: Please, Irma, I've got a problem. Irma: You've got a problem? What if some hunky guy calls me for a date?

    • (Leo and Mike rummaging through food on shelves) Leonardo: Come on, Michaelangelo, think healthy for a change. You had peanut butter and jelly on your pizza last night. Michaelangelo: No way, bud! I had chocolate chips and caramel fudge.

    • (Rocksteady and Bepop attempt to follow Shrdder through the portal to earth, but Krang cuts them off.) Rocksteady: Hey, why'd you do that? Krang: Because I like seeing both people AND animals suffer, and you my friends are both. (Laughs)

    Notes (14)

    • it's already added on there

    • Episode included on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2 DVD.

    • First appearance of Irma.

    • This episode was included on a laserdisc released titled "The Shredder Is Shredded/Hot Rodding Teenagers".

    • This episode included on a TMNT VHS titled "Shredder is Splintered."

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    Trivia (10)

    • When Leonardo says "Shredder, if you dare touch a whisker on his head," the Turtles eyes looked like they were drawn like the Turtles in the original comics.

    • When Donatello says "Shredder? But that's impossible; we saw him stuck in Dimension X", his teeth were red.

    • The Slash-for-Cash Dojo lives up to its name, low on operating funds. it's rundown with dead light bulbs and cracked plaster. The only things that seem to be in good shape, in most of the shots, are the mats. (This could possibly have something to do the increased regulations, put on the show during its second season.)

    • Based on the uniforms its students are wearing, the Slash-for-Cash Dojo clearly teaches karate, not Ninjitsu, the marital art that ninjas practice. In spite of this, the Shredder is able to instruct them and improve their skills in karate, and turn them into the Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang. (It appears that the writers of this episode, did not know that these were two different martial arts.)

    • When this episode was released on VHS the title screen showing the episode name was removed.

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