Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 5 Episode 12

Donatello's Duplicate

Aired Unknown Oct 19, 1991 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Donatello decides to create a clone of himself so that he can spend more time on his inventions while his clone spends more time fixing things around the Lair. Donny tests his latest invention on a sewer rat and accidentally gets his hand in the way, causing the rat clone to talk just like Donatello.

The talking rat is discovered by The Rat King and is convinced by a local hood, Pinky McFingers, that they could take over the world with Donatello's invention.

Meanwhile, Donatello turns his cloning machine on himself and, thanks to an algebraic miscalculation, creates a clone that is 10 times smarter than he is. The Clone refuses to do the work that Donatello specifically created it for. Donatello decides to put him in his place until he discovers that his Clone is also 10 times more adept in ninja skills. The Clone defeats Donatello, ties him up, locks him in a closet, and then finds himself abducted by Pinky McFingers (who double-crosses The Rat King) when he goes out for a walk.

The Clone convinces McFingers that he is not Donatello and builds a cloning device that replicates thousands of rats, causing The City to be infested with them. While the City is in a panic, McFingers and his crew loot the shops.

Donatello is found by the three other Turtles and he tells them of his Clone. As they begin their search, the TMNT encounter the Rat King who is more than happy to help them find the Clone. The Rat King gives our heroes Pinky McFingers' address.

At McFinger's Mansion, Donatello's Clone creates clones of Michaelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo. Donatello tricks his Clone into revealing the cloning process. When he does, all Turtle clones, including Donatello's and the rat's disappear. Wacky.moreless

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  • If Donatello ever snapped man...hide!

    I liked Donatello's Duplicate the best because it was the closest to to giveing us a "evil Donatello" other than season sevens "Night of the Dark Turtle" episode. I think this episode showed just how potenticially dangerous Donatello could be if he ever became as egotistical as his clone was, and as deadly. I enjoyed Donatello finnally getting fed up with the way all the turtles take advantage of him and expect him to fix everything as well as come up with all the plans. SO I thought it was a nice way to see the other turtles get their asses handed to them by Donatello's "take no crap" clone. Although I thougt the ending was a serious cop out. UGH. The episode spent the entire time establishing how much more advanced and intelligent Dontello's clone was that I thought it was inexcussiable to have him tricked so easily into destroying himself.moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Donatello's Clone: You tricked me.
      Raphael: It figures; he majored in trick-a-nometry.

    • Raphael: (Raphael constantly punches the television) Work, darn it, work!!
      Leonardo: I don't think punching is going to fix it, Raphael.
      Michelangelo: Leonardo's right. Maybe you should try kicking it.
      (Donatello's clone walks in with a giant sandwich)
      Donatello's Clone: Greetings, all.
      Raphael: (Scornfully) Hey, genius, forget about fixing sandwiches. How about fixing this TV?!!
      Donatello's Clone: Forget it, Raphael. Your feeble brain has already had too much television. (He takes a bite out of his sandwich.)
      Michelangelo: Hey, Raphael's brain is as good as mine!
      Donatello's Clone: Wrong. Compared to you, he's a rocket scientist.
      Michelangelo: Ouch.
      Leonardo: Hey, Donatello, you're way out of line.
      Donatello's Clone: And what are you going to do about it, O Noble Leader?
      Leonardo: I'm sorry to do this to you, Donatello, but someone needs to teach you a lesson. (He raises his leg to kick him.)
      Donatello's Clone: (Catches Leonardo's leg) Well, that someone certainly won't be you! (He throws him into the wall!)
      Donatello's Clone: All right, who's next?
      Michelangelo and Raphael: We both are! (They leap at him, and the duplicate throws them into the wall.)
      Leonardo: What has gotten into Donatello?
      Michelangelo: Beats the heck out of me.
      Raphael: Beats the heck out of all of us!

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