Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

April's Artifact

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 5/1/04
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  • Episode Description
  • April finds an artifact that her uncle brought to her several years ago. She accidently activates it somehow, and the Turtles and her are zapped to another dimension inhabited by mutant insects. April and Donatello have to figure out how they were brought to this world and how April's uncle escaped. However, the Turtles could be lunch meat by the time that happens.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marc Thompson

    Casey Jones

  • Veronica Taylor

    April O'Neil

  • Wayne Grayson


  • Frank Frankson


  • Michael Sinterniklaas


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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • April: What, you may ask yourself, is a mild mannered antique shop proprietor doing dressed like a finalist in the Miss Primitive Universe Pageant. As you may have guessed, this isn't exactly downtown New York City, or downtown Earth, or even downtown our dimension. How did we get here? Long story. How do we get home? Well, hopefully, the answer is inside this temple. Unfortunately, the way home isn't the only thing inside this temple.

    • Leonardo: Feeling back to your old self, Raph? Raphael: BUGS MUST PAY!!! Michelangelo: Definitely back to his old self.

    • Leo: (After April jumps into the muddy river and surfaces very slowly) I think you might be taking this jungle girl thing a little to seriously. (April throws some mud into Leo's face)

    • Donny: (jumps into the river and covers his body with mud) Hornets and other wasps have a strong sense of smell, we need to disguise our scents. (April, Leo, and Raph cover their noses) Mikey: Do we have to disguise them that badly?

    • Casey: Phew! What died in here?! (sees April and the turtles covred in mud) Whoa. I'm gone for 2 seconds and suddenly everyone's covered in crud?

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    Notes (3)

    • This is the first time we see Raph's fear (or hatred as he keeps saying) of bugs. This is later shown in other episodes.

    • Prologue Narrator: April

    • The FoxBox had a blooper of this episode made when April asks the Turtles to help out with the cleaning of her store. She calls Donatello "Mike," and he corrects her. Mikey then says that they may need intialized belt buckles, making a reference to the 80s-90s cartoon.

    Trivia (1)

    • In one scene, the stick Donatello's using as a replacement weapon turns back into his Bo Staff, then back to a stick.

    Allusions (6)

    • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    • Phil Collins Some of the songs used in this episode are direct homages/parodies of music heard from Phil Collins.

    • Predator In Predator, the characters covered themselves in mud to hide their scent from the creatures. April and the Turtles did that here to hide their scents from the insects.

    • Rambo When April rises out of the mud, she does it in the same manner Sylvester Stallone did in the action film Rambo.

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      April's uncle is named August. April and August are two different kinds of months.

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    • cemckenna721 Feb 17, 2015

      I loved the song in this episode, I just wish that someone could tell me where I can access it! Here are the lyrics, but this episode is a 7/10! Love this series!

      All The odds against us
      Another fine mess
      Laughing in the face of danger
      What else can you do?
      It's kinda crazy
      The stuff that life will throw at you
      But wherever we are
      Whatever may come
      No matter how hard it gets
      The day will be one
      Cause we will stand together
      Sister and Brother
      In this world you got the beware
      It's a jungle out there
      Wherever we are
      We'll find our way home
      Whatever may happen
      We're never alone (Yeah)
      It's a jungle out there