While preparing for Irma's birthday party, Michelangelo realizes he has forgotten to invite the guest of honor. He contacts April, who is in the midst of interviewing Professor Von Ziflin about the discovery of a meteorite that "just crashed in the area." The professor claims that this is a very unusual meteorite with a core composed of an extremely rare isotope known as "Exaporon." The Turtles turn on their TV to watch their favorite journalist as she interviews the professor. Suddenly a noxious gas fills the room and someone steals the meteorite. Before the thief can escape, he stops in front of the news camera, revealing himself to be Shredder.
Then, Krang uses the exaporon to build an enlarging device, and he accidently shoots Irma with it. She grows extra large and nearly turns the city into a junkyard, and the Turtles have to reclaim the remaining Exaporon isotope to reverse the process.
Marianne and Luigeena Mario and Luigi's annoying female cousins come over and flirt with Lyle Alzado.moreless
When their teacher assigns the gang to learn about interesting people in their neighborhood, Fat Albert gives them the idea of organizing a community television show featuring the people they select and interview on public access. Some time later, they encounter the Gibsons, an elderly couple who are in danger of losing their home as the city parks department wants to tear it down in order to put a recreation center in its place. After the gang meet with the mayor, they decide to put the Gibsons on their public access show. They plead their case and with support from the mayor and other officials, the recreation center will still be built. However, instead of tearing down the house, the Gibsons' home is hauled off and relocated to another area just as green and includes blooming flowers, making it a more attractive site.moreless
Russell is on his way to the library to do research for his American history report when he encounters his classmate Greg Bowen, who helps by taking him home to do the research on his computer. Russell is impressed with Greg's hardware and does well on his history report, but later learns he's a hacker who illegally gains access to other computers to steal data that's not rightfully his. Some time later, authorities from the police computer crime task force appear at Greg's home as they've tracked his illegally accessing a hospital computer, significantly messing up their records. Greg runs off, and the gang spots him at a train bridge. He falls off when a train passes by, landing on a beam, and is in danger of plummeting to certain doom should another train pass. He's rescued in time and while recuperating at the hospital, promises his mother never to hack into other computers again.moreless
Everyone's looking forward to camp except Waldo and his sister Mindy. Weird Harold is able to help pass the time along with his jokes in preparation for a comedy routine he's going to use at the talent show. After arriving at camp, Waldo does nothing but complain, but Mindy slowly wants to join in on the fun before being insulted and runs off. When some of the group begin searching for her to apologize, Mindy and Weird Harold get trapped in a cave-in. Waldo and the rest of the gang are able to get them free, and the he finds his sister isn't panicked at all as Harold was able to keep her spirits up with his jokes. When Mindy tells her brother a joke, he's finally able to laugh and agrees to be in the audience for the gang's talent show where Harold and the rest of the gang participate in the comedy routine, much to Waldo's enjoyment.moreless
The gang's new classmate Mickey Taylor is highly interested in sports, but has a reading problem he often denies. Their teacher assigns Fat Albert to help tutor him, but Mickey opts to watch football practice instead. Later in the week, the gang invites him to play in a game across town and provide him with a map on how to get there. However, he gets lost, and not being able to read, takes a short through an active construction area. He's quickly in danger, but fortunately Mickey's football idol Buck and Fat Albert are able to assist construction workers in saving him in time. Buck admits he had a reading problem as well, but was able to work hard enough to do very well and tells Mickey reading is vital in understanding the various football plays for the sport. Mickey agrees to work with Buck in his desire to be a football player.moreless
The gang is initially impressed with some graffiti on the fence nearby the school until their teacher announces their field trip to the shipyards will be cancelled due to the fact that the school fund money will be used to paint over the fence. To salvage the trip, Fat Albert and the gang repaint the fence themselves and their strategy works. But when they see Marlon writing on the fence again, Fat Albert encourages him to write for a talent show that will raise money for the school activities fund. The play's main theme is discouraging marking graffiti on public properties, which turns out to be hit for the audience, including the missing Marlon, who was hiding out in the last row fearful the play would bomb. He eventually comes out on stage to receive credit and hopefully will put his talent on paper instead of public property.moreless