Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 7

Burne's Blues

Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary


In the middle of a summer heat wave, the Turtles cool down by having pizza at Plink's, home to the world famous chef: Wolfgang Plink. Suddenly, three Punks storm into the restaurant and try to hold the place up. Only they did not count on the Turtles, who disptach them with ease.
Back at Channel Six News, April, Vernon, Irma, and Mr. Thompson finish watching a tape of April's broadcast. Mr. Thompson is upset because there was no footage of the Turtles. April tries to explain that she promised not to include it in her report. Mr. Thompson is furious. In his day, he goes on to explain, a good reporter let nothing stand in his way of getting the news. Vernon chimes in by suggesting that if Mr. Thompson were not so old and fat, he would be out on the streets now searching for the Turtles. The insulted Mr. Thompson thinks that this is a great idea and volunteers Vernon to go with him, leaving April to cover a story on why the air conditioners all over the city are on the blink.


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  • All the air conditioning in the city is broken...a mysterious air conditioning repairing company seems to have a link. Burn's and Vernon are on it to find out the story

    I liked this episode, it actually wasn't as blatantly obvious as it usually tends to be with the plots. It was funny, for some reason this episode really tickles me and I couldn't help but be amused by Burnes and Vernon's antics in this episode (what can I say, I like light hearted themes ), its to bad the series doesn't have these two play off each other more. And I have to say that I rather liked that little news motor cycle that April was riding in this episode, April seems to have a lot of talents in the auto mobile department, like how she is able to maneuver a huge van on a war torn street and avoid flying missiles, and now she can drive a motor cycle, hmmm.

    The whole April ignores the turtles and gets captured made me roll my eyes. The turtles where what... ten minutes away? She could have waited. I'm starting to really believe that April lets her self get captured just so she create more drama and thus a bigger story to report on. You know going out and "making" the newsmoreless
  • A wonderful episode of tmnt that has it all with great comedy, fast paced action, and a fantastic story line that keeps me watching until the end.

    This episode is well laid out with multiple plot lines and great humor. It starts off on a very hot day in New York with the Turtles Eating Pizza with April. Great Turns to ugly when some thugs hold up the place. The Turtles jump into the action and stop the crooks then flee the scene. April catches the story, but doesn't get the Turtles on tape which makes her boss, Burne Thompson, relive his glory days by grabbing his press pass and trench coat and starts his journey to dig up some hot news on the Turtles. If it's hot on the surface it's just going to be boiling down below at the earth's core where the technodrome sits. Shredder and Krang are up to no good as usual and for them to cool of the technodrome they must travel to the surface to get a new experimental cooling gas. The Turtles are on their trail and must put a stop to shredder’s plan and save April before it’s to late.

    Burne and Vernon press on through the mean streets look for a clue to where to find those darn turtles, but all they find is Don Tortelli and a couple of aliens that look a lot like Elvis. This episode kept me glued to the TV screen until the very end. The story was great and the action was even better. I laughed my head off at Burne and Vernon’s misadventures. The story is really cleverly written and the fun never stops until the end. TMNT is a classic show and this episode proves how excellent the series really is.moreless
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon


Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke


James Avery (I)

James Avery (I)

Shredder (Oroku Saki)

Jennifer Darling

Jennifer Darling


Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Krang/Burne Thompson

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • April: You'll never get away from this Shredder.
      Shredder: Oh,tsk, tsk, such atrocious dialogue from such a pretty face.

    • scene cuts to a warehouse where we hear Veron & Burne's laughing
      Burne: I tell ya, we don't know anything. PLEASE !

      Veron and Burne's begins laughing again.we are shown that they have been tied back to back to chairs while the spy's have been tickling there feet
      Head Spy: enogh! if they knew anything they would have talked by now. No one can withstand 3 hours of intense tickling
      Burne: see i told you we didn't know anything
      breaths a sigh of relef

    • Burne: This is Burne Thompson with the news. In the tradition of responsible reporting, that is the hallmark of Channel 6 news, here is tonight's top story. ELVIS CLONES FROM MARS! INVADERS! (Laughs crazily)
      April: Really Mr. Thompson. You've got to get a grip on yourself.
      Irma: Yeah. Get real.
      Burne: But it's true. Every word of it. Keep watching the skies. And don't trust anyone with sideburns.
      (We cut to the turtles watching this on TV)
      Raphael: Who says there's nothing funny on television?

    • April: Well, Burne... what did you think?
      Burne: I thought it lacked some..... basic ingredients.
      Irma: Are you talking about the story, or the pizza?

    • Burne: I'm looking for the giant turtles.
      Spy: Is the table cloth red?
      Burne: Must be some new underworld slang. The turtles are green.
      Spy: That is not a password. Who are you, and how much do you know?
      Burne: I don't know anything.
      Vernon: He's my boss; I know even less than he does.

    • Turtelli: The word on the steet is that you're looking for me.
      Burne: No, I'm looking for those darn turtles.
      Turtelli: That's me. I'm Don Turtelli. Now who sent you?
      Burne: No one sent us, honest.
      Turtelli: Oh, no? I got ways to make you talk. (He snaps his fingers and two mobsters come out of his car. He then pulls out a feather from inside his coat.)
      Vernon: Oh no, not agian!

    • Vernon: I still don't understand why those mobsters let us go.
      Burne: Well, a good newsman knows when to hold and when to fold.
      Vernon: And when to blubber like a baby?
      Burne: Well it worked, didn't it?

    • Don: I wonder what S&K means?
      Raphael: I'm guessing it doesn't mean "Sensitive and Kind".

    • (April goes to confront one of the S&K men at his truck-really Bebop ofcourse)
      April: Excuse me, but I'd like to ask you a few questions.
      (She sees that it's Bebop)
      April: Bebop!

    • (when Shredder is about to freeze the turtles)
      Shredder: As Michaleangelo would say: "chill out dudes."

  • NOTES (1)


    • Wolfgang Puck: Wolfgang Plink

      Wolfgang Plink is a parody of famous Los Angeles chef, Wolfgang Puck, who helped make innovative changes to the pizza world.