Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 5 Episode 17

Leonardo, The Renaissance Turtle

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Aired Unknown Oct 09, 1991 on CBS
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Leonardo, The Renaissance Turtle
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The City Mayor announces an end to crime when he introduces Professor Mindbender and his latest invention: LEX, a robotic police officer. In no time, LEX rids the streets of crime. So much so, that the Turtles decide to take a vacation and leave The City, all save for Leonardo who fears that there may be some things that LEX can not handle.

Now with all the major criminals behind bars, Professor Mindbender makes some adjustments to LEX so that he can now pursue small time petty criminals. And his first arrest is of Leonardo and April for jaywalking. However, when LEX is called away for another arrest, April and Leonardo take flight and become wanted fugitives. Back at the Turtles' Lair, Leonardo unsuccessfully attempts to contact the other Turtles. But he finds a piece of Donatello's equipment that gives him an idea: find REX-1, their old friend the robotic cop. However, REX-1 is malfunctioning and can not remember who he is. Thanks to April's old news reports, REX-1 is back up to speed. And just in time -- because LEX has arrived to arrest them all. REX-1 attempts to protect his old friends but LEX zap him with a ray that deprograms and reprograms REX-1 to follow his orders. REX-1 attacks Leonardo and April who barely make good their escape.

Meanwhile, the other Turtles, after getting Leonardo's message, return to The City to find Professor Mindbender in charge and the populace in a panic. By the time they find Leonardo and April, everything is under control -- it seems that LEX turned on his inventor when he arrested Professor Mindbender for having scuffed shoes.moreless

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  • when people get to lazy about crime

    8.6
    I really liked the "Leonardo, the Renaissance" Turtle episode. It was both entertaining and good. I liked the return of Rex-1 and the power hungry robot guy and his police guy. I thought it was a an almost uncomfertable true to life "what if" scenerio, since the whole episode featured a situation where people where willingly turing over their basic civil rights to a millitant police syndicate in exchange for saftey and where basically reduced to having no rights what so ever just to feel "safe" and where treated like criminals. Which is something that holds true today in American society with people willingly giveing up more and more of their rights to the government in exchange for safety. I like how this episode under scored peoples willingness to relinquish responciabilty for their crime problem in order to have a higher power solve the problem for them even at risk at employing a dangerous law enforcer that was dictorial in its methods. And even though this situation was presented in a very exgerated cartoony way, it wasn't to far off on how things could eventually play out if things ever go to that extrememoreless
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Donatello/Bebop

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Leonardo/Rocksteady

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Raphael

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Michaelangelo

Renae Jacobs

Renae Jacobs

April O'Neil

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