Planet of the Turtleoids (1)
: Ep 1 -
The TMNT are on the prowl in the city, their target: a good Pizzeria, when they stumble onto by a sumo wrestler breaking into a pet shop, his name is Tattoo, who constantly, mumbles something about "going home", the turtles attempt to subdue the colossal opponent, but to their surprise, tattoo is able to elude them by morphing into a hamster and fleeing..
The turtles are quick to suspect Shredder and Krang of this little event, and indeed, they are correct, the diabolical duo have been experimenting with the mutagen again, unleashing newly created mutant menaces upon the city so as to acquire a ruby krang believes will be sufficient in empowering his heat ray with which he'll use to free the technodrome from it's icy cage!
Shredder journeys to central park to acquire a lion and a gorilla to mutate, but rocksteady and bebop's usual bungling inadvertently causes a Mole and a Bull to transform. Creating Groundchuck and Dirtbag! Shredder, a little miffed that this was NOT what he wanted, decided that these two mutants will have to do, and orders them to take the ruby.
Meanwhile, Vernon of all people runs into a turtle-like figure, assuming it IS one of the green machine, he contacts April, but the turtles have been together the entire night, something's up!
As the Turtles ponder this mystery, Groundchuck and Dirtbag attack them. A battle ensues, one which is only halted by the strange turtle being that Vernon encountered, his name is Kerma. He captures the TMNT and the two mutants, and takes them to his starship-disguised as the Chrysler building!
April arrives with her camera, but she is too late and can only look on as Kerma activates his ship's engines and takes off, taking the mutants and the turtles with him into the unknown deapths of space....moreless