Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 1

Beneath These Streets

Aired Unknown Oct 19, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Beneath the city streets, deep in the bowels of the sewer system, Splinter is less than pleased with the Turtles when he encounters them lounging around the "TV Room," rather than practicing their daily katas (martial arts/ninja exercises.) The Turtles lamely suggest that with Shredder out of the way (it seems he and Krang were sent to the Earth's core in a previous episode), they deserve a vacation. Splinter suggests that they have no proof that Shredder and Krang are "vanquished" and that there is still plenty of other crime/criminals to be fought.
Meanwhile, miles below the Earth's surface, rests the Technodrome. Inside, Shredder "whines" to Krang about when they will take the Technodrome to the surface. Krang tells Shredder that they are low on power and that certain essential equipment (i.e. the Protein Silicon Brain Computer) has been damaged, thanks to Shredder's incompetence. But Krang reassures him that they can be repaired but it will require a trip to the surface to obtain the necessary parts.


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    Barry Gordon

    Barry Gordon


    Cam Clarke

    Cam Clarke


    James Avery (I)

    James Avery (I)

    Shredder (Oroku Saki)

    Pat Fraley

    Pat Fraley


    Peter Renaday

    Peter Renaday

    Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

    Renae Jacobs

    Renae Jacobs

    April O'Neil

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Krang: Shredder, you bungling idiot! I should have never left this task up to you. You're useless! And another thing-- (Shredder takes a piece of sheet metal off of the wall) Wait. What are you doing?
        (Shredder clamps the metal over Krang.)
        Shredder: Sometimes, I don't know who I despise more- those turtles... or you!

      • (The Transport Module comes up in the warehouse a second time.)
        Rocksteady: I hate riding in that stupid thing.
        Bebop: Plays heck with my sinuses.
        Shredder: (groans) Will you shut up and find the component?!
        (Mutants look around, and so does Shredder.)
        Rocksteady: It ain't here, boss!
        Shredder: Hmm. Splinter's body is also missing. Which means that the Turtles found him and the module! It'll take forever to search the sewers for them!!!... but perhaps there's an easier way. And it involves what you two do best-- mindless violence and destruction.
        Rocksteady: I like the sound of that!!

      • (Shredder, Krang, and the mutants go into the room with the Silicon Computer. Krang fires the Medi-Laser, and is unable to control where it fires. He nearly takes everyone out.)
        Krang: Blast!
        Shredder: Was that really necessary?
        Krang: (Points) The directional control module is missing! I can't aim the Medi-Laser without it!
        Shredder: It must have broken off during my battle with Splinter. Bebop, Rocksteady, let's go!
        Bebop: Gee, boss, we're tired.
        Rocksteady: Why do we have to come with you anyway?
        Shredder: (Grabs them both by the ears) Because I love your company... and because we might run into the Turtles this time!!

      • Shredder: You are quick, old one. But a laser blast is quicker. (Shredder fires Medi-Laser. Splinter leaps and is blasted in the forehead.) The Medi-Laser's frequency can be deadly as it is healing.
        (Splinter, with a last burst of energy, throws his walking stick and knocks the module off.)
        Bebop: (Closes door to Transport Module) We coulda beat him, but he fights fair.

      • Rocksteady: (Takes the Medi-Laser from the doctor) I'll take that, bub!
        Bebop: And you can take this!
        (Bebop throws a stretcher at the doctor)

      • Splinter: Someone in that building has just come from an hospital.
        April: How can you tell?
        Splinter: My keen sense of smell detects the odor of disinfectant... Also that ambulance is double-parked in front of it.

      • Bebop: Awwww! (Snorts) Do we have to ride in this thing boss?
        Shredder: I'd use this Medi-Laser on your brain! If it weren't such a small target!

      • Krang: The protein silicon brain of the central computer has an owie.

    • NOTES (6)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Donatello & Michaelangelo: "Hey Michaelangelo, how come you're not shouting 'Cowabunga!'?" "Well, to be honest I'm getting kinda bored with it. Hey, how about this? 'Yabba dabba--'" "Na, it's just not you."
        Obviously, Michaelangelo was going to say Fred Flintstone's catch phrase - "Yabba dabba doo!"