Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 31

Michaelangelo's Birthday

Aired Unknown Nov 30, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary


It's a very special day for Michaelangelo... only his brothers seem to have forgotten all about it.
Unknown to Mikey, the other Turtles are only pretending that they have no idea it's his birthday, in order to launch a surprise party on him later.
As the day progresses, and Michaelangelo gets more and more irritated and upset, Leonardo begins to feel as if he, Raphael, and Donatello are stretching the joke just a little too far. But his concerns are ignored by the others, who believe Michaelangelo's present state will make his surprise party even better.
Michaelangelo, depressed and frustrated, surprises them all before they can surprise him�by running away!
Before they can go after him, the remaining TMNT hear reports of Shredder, Rocksteady, and Bebop, embarking on a rampage through New York.
Splinter volunteers to locate Michaelangelo, whilst the remaining Turtles do battle with "Tin-Grin".
Shredder has armed himself, however, with an offshoot of the same mutagen, that once transformed the Turtles from tiny babies to their present martial-arts kicking state.
He tries to use it on the green machine during their battle, but the Turtles are too fast for him. and his force retreats. On his way though, he bumps into Michaelangelo. Subduing the turtle, Shredder straps him to a device that begins pouring out the mutagen!
Will Michaelangelo spend his birthday (and the rest of his life) looking like he did on the actual day he was born?


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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

    Krang/Burne Thompson

    Peter Renaday

    Peter Renaday

    Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

    Renae Jacobs

    Renae Jacobs

    April O'Neil

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Krang: What's going on up there?
        Shredder: What exquisite timing! You called at the moment of my greatest triumph! (holds Commlink so Krang sees that the Turtles have de-mutated to the size of big balloons) As you can see, the Turtles are no more!
        Krang: If you ask me, the Turtles are a lot more!
        Shredder: I guess the formula wasn't quite perfected. No matter; they're still out of my way for good!
        Krang: Your way? Don't you mean our way?
        Shredder: I know what I mean, you pompous little ganglion! I don't need you any longer! In fact, I don't need anyone! (laughs)
        Michaelangelo: Wrong, dude!
        Shredder: Splinter?! Michaelangelo!? But I thought you were--
        Michaelangelo: History? No way, compadre!
        Shredder: Kraaaaaang! I need you!!

      • Shredder: Forgive the messy appearance, gentlemen. If I had known you were coming, I might've tidied up the place.
        Raphael: Chandelier's a nice touch.
        Shredder: That was my idea. I felt the place could use some cheering up.

      • Shredder: Right this way!
        Leonardo: So this is your hideout - an abandoned building.
        Raphael: What a brilliantly original idea.

      • Raphael: Hey, never mind the jokes, Sheggy. Where ya keepin' him?
        Shredder: If you wish, I'll take you there! You drive.
        Raphael: Shredder in the Turtlevan?
        Donatello: We have no choice, Raphael. Get in, Shredder.
        Shredder: (Walks in) That's precisely right. You have no choice.
        (Bebop and Rocksteady try to follow, but Raphael pushes them back.)
        Raphael: Ah ah ah, no way! We may have to put up with you, Shredder, but not your henchmutants!
        Shredder: You win a few, you lose a few.

      • Rocksteady: OK, meet us at... ooh, don't tell me, lemmie see... OOHH!
        Donatello: Sixth and Hill in ten minutes, I know!
        Rocksteady: Gee, he must've seen this episode before.

      • Shredder: We use the old Create A Disturbance So The Authorities Will Report Our Wherabouts And Someone Will Alert The Turtles scheme.

      • Bebop: Oh, oh boy, boss. Are we going to beat up on the Turtles?
        Shredder: If I know you, you're going to get beat up BY the Turtles!
        Rocksteady: What's the difference as long as somebody gets beat up?

      • Donatello: It's a long story, Master.
        Raphael: And a familiar one.

      • Michaelangelo: Aw c'mon, dude! There's gotta be a limit even to your grossiosity!
        Shredder: Maybe so, but I haven't found it yet!

      • Rocksteady: Thanks for letting us try out the new Flush-O-Matic Torture Device, boss!
        Shredder: Well, hard work deserves a reward.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (0)