Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

A Better Mousetrap (1)

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 2/15/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The Turtles discover the source of the Mouser robots that trashed their old lair: Dr. Baxter Stockman — a noted technological genius/inventor, who tries to pass off the Mousers as a means to eradicate the city's rat problem. Donatello gets one of the broken Mousers working and the Turtles chase it through the sewers. Meanwhile, Stockman's lab assistant April O'Neil uncovers a secret subterranean facility where hundreds of Mousers are being manufactured and stored for some nefarious purpose. Stockman catches April and sics his Mousers on her. April escapes to the sewers, where she is rescued by the Turtles, who battle the Mousers. But once April gets a clear look at her four saviors, she faints dead away.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Veronica Taylor

    April O'Neil

  • Darren Dunstan


  • Wayne Grayson


  • Frank Frankson


  • Michael Sinterniklaas


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The turtles discover where the mouser robots came from. Baxter Stockman, a scientist who has more than just rodent control on his mind. Donatello gets one working and they follow it, and run into even more mousers! They defeat those and end up rescuing

    By DonatelloLuver, Oct 03, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Raphael: Look, I'll go through you if I have to.
      Leonardo: I'd like to see you try, hothead!
      Raphael: Careful what you wish for, Splinter Jr!

    • Raphael: (about a Mouser getting away) So, you're just gonna let the Mouser roam free?
      Leonardo: Master Splinter is so going to kill us. Well, you coming or what?
      Raphael: If you insist.

    • Donatello: Turtle Cave? That is so lame. Michelangelo: What would you call our new digs? The Shellter? Donatello: Uh, how about the Sewer of Solitude? Michelangelo: Turpin Station? Donatello: The School For Gifted Reptiles? Michelangelo: The Hall of Ninjustice! Splinter: We will call this place, Home. Michelangelo: Hmm, catchy.

    • Stockman: You can run, Ms. O'Neil, but you cannot hide from my Mousers.

    • April: (pointing a fire extinguisher to a mob of steel-eating mousers) Keep back! I know how to use this. (Mousers are moving closer. April fired the fire extinguisher but it's already out of carbon dioxide, so she whacks a Mouser with it.) Ha!

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    Notes (2)

    • This two-part episode is based loosely on the second issue of the original TMNT comic book.

    • This episode can be seen on GBA Video TMNT Volume 1.

    Trivia (5)

    • -First appearance of Dr. Baxter Stockman, who has been restored to his original comic design, he is once more black, and is more composed and self-confident, and also borders on delusions of his own importance. -First appearance of April O'Neil, also restored to her original comic roots, no longer a reporter for Channel 6 as depicted in the original cartoon, but a well-meaning scientist working with Baxter.

    • Villains: Oroku Saki, Baxter Stockman, and Mousers

    • Prologue Narrator: Donatello

    • When the repaired mouser runs past Leo and Raph Raph is lying on the ground facing the door to the lair but when he jumps up he's facing the other way.

    • When Raphael says "Great, just great," his mouth doesn't move.

    Allusions (4)

    • Spider-man Michelangelo: Next time, let's leave the wall-crawling to the dude in the blue and red tights. Michelangelo is making a reference the the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-man, a man with spider-like abilities, such as wall-crawling.

    • Star Trek Michelangelo: I need more power, captain! Michelangelo's dialogue, especially with his emphasis on the Scottish accent, is a reference to Scotty from the Star Trek television series.

    • Sewer Names: When Michelangelo and Donatello are thinking up names for their new home, they reference several superhero hideouts. The "Turtle Cave" is a reference to Batman's Bat-Cave, "Sewer of Solitude" is Superman's Fortress of Solitude, and "School for Gifted Reptiles" is the X-Men's "School for Gifted Youngsters". The "Hall of Ninjustice" is a reference to the Justice League's "Hall of Justice."

    • The canister that mutated the turtles from the second movie is TGRI and the canister from this series is TCRI

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