Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 6 Episode 16

Sleuth on the Loose

Aired Unknown Nov 07, 1992 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While the Turtles are watching their favorite TV show, Sleuth on the Loose, which stars April's Aunt Agatha, April interrupts the broadcast with a special bulletin about a break-in at Dynamic Science Labs. The Turtles rush over there and agree to guard the remaining objects, which have not been stolen - yet. But somehow, while the Turtles were just outside the room that housed these objects another one disappeared - yet no one had entered the room from outside and the surveillance cameras picked up no one from inside the room. They seemed to have literally disappeared.

The Turtles agree that maybe they should take the one remaining object back to their lair, where no one knows where it is. Dr. Webb, director of the Dynamic Science Labs, reluctantly agrees, warning them that if it should fall into the thief's hands he could construct something of unspeakable horror. But while the other Turtles are out "beating the bushes" looking for clues, Michaelangelo is responsible for guarding the object. Suddenly the TV set picture scrambles and a light beam emanates from the set, enveloping the object and sucking it back into the TV set.

When the other three Turtles return, Michaelangelo has to explain that it is gone and to make matters worse, April contacts them and tells them that she has discovered that all the stolen objects put together could make a doomsday device but without the one piece that the Turtles are guarding it is worthless. Without trying to panic, the Turtles try to solve the disappearance in the same way their favorite TV detective, Aunt Agatha, would. Donatello deduces that the thieves used a Molecular Disintegrator beam to teleport the objects across the airwaves. Donatello builds a device that will transport them along the same signal to whoever it was that stole the objects. Only it does not work. In fact, it had the exact opposite result and transported Aunt Agatha from Sleuth on the Loose television show into the Turtles' lair. After explaining the premise of this week's episode, Miss Agatha agrees to lend her services.

Meanwhile, Professor Von Volt, the man responsible for the thefts from Dynamic Science Labs, is aware that someone is trying to home in on his Molecular Disintegrator beam and tracks the energy surge back to the Turtles' lair. He decides to send his two henchmen, Knuckles and Garth to take care of the interlopers. But along the way, they see Miss Agatha and Raphael enter the Public Library. Being the big fans that they are, they delay their mission in an effort to get Miss Agatha's autograph only to discover that she is already onto their boss. While Miss Agatha and Raphael head over to Channel Six to see April, Knuckles and Garth return back to Professor Von Volt's lab to warn him.

Using her keen detective skills, Miss Agatha is able to lead the Turtles to Professor Von Volt's hide-out, only to find themselves battling a Destroyer Robot and a Octo-creature just prior to Professor Von Volt activating the Doomsday Device. When it looks like it's curtains for everyone, Miss Agatha pulls a nail from her purse and deactivates the "death machine".moreless

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  • The perfect way to end Season 6.

    Sure, Season 6 was just a filler season, but this was a good filler episode. I loved it!! Agatha hasn't been around since the kimono episode, and she comes back in a "Clue" spinoff of TMNT. So this wacko is zapping parts for a doomsday device to his lab, and the turtles have to stop it. Donatello accidently zaps Agatha through the television, and she helps them crack the case. She and Raphael are pretty much in this episode the most, I guess the writers haven't had many Raphael focus episodes, so they randomly picked my favorite turtle!! So the Destroyer Robot and the Octo Creature are obstacles to von Volt, but they handled it no problem.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Turtles called Agatha "Aunt Aggie" in Case of the Hot Kimono, but now, they refer to her as "Miss Agatha." This could be because they are star-struck since they are fans of her detective show.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Donatello: Guys, call me Mr. Gloomy, but I think we're in trouble.
      (Octo Creature launches lasers. Leonardo takes out a sword, but the Octo Creature takes a bar out of the window and slashes it out of his hands.)
      Donatello: Let me take a crack at it. (His bo staff breaks on the robot.) 'Crack' is the right word.
      Michelangelo: (Spins grappling hook) Hang on, dudes. Let me "grapple" with the problem.
      (Michelangelo swings hook, and is dragged by the Octo Creature. He flies into the air, and kicks the eye and shatters it. Octo Creature shuts down.)
      Leonardo and Donatello: Alright, Michelangelo! (They high-five.)

    • Garth: These turtles are good!
      von Volt: Nonsense. I love a challenge. Wait until they meet the Octo Creature. (Presses button)
      (Octo Creature comes out of the ground.)
      Raphael: What is that?
      Donatello: Some sort of computer-controlled creature.

    • (Agatha pole vaults onto the Destroyer Robot.)
      Agatha: Taa-daa!
      Raphael: No, let me guess. You were a gold medal pole vaulter in the 1952 Olympics?
      Agatha: (Adjusts camera eye on the robot) 1956.

    • (Michelangelo is in charge of the last Doomsday Device part, and is watching TV and eating pizza.)
      Michelangelo: A perfect combination. Food for the mind and food for the bod. (burps)
      (TV screen lights up, and a blue beam comes out.)
      Michelangelo: What's going on?
      (Beam zaps part through TV.)
      Michelangelo: Oh, no, how can that be??
      (Other Turtles arrive.)
      Leonardo: Okay, Michelangelo, your relief is here.
      Michelangelo: Dudes, that won't be necessary.
      Donatello: Why not?
      Michelangelo: Because the next watch has nothing to watch. (Michelangelo points to coffee table) The gizmo is gone!!
      Leonardo: What happened?!
      Michelangelo: Dudes, you're not going to believe this, but the TV sucked it up.
      Raphael: You're right. I don't believe a word of it.

  • NOTES (2)


    • James Bond

      S.P.E.C.T.R.E. No. 1 Ernest Stavro Blofeld from the James Bond movies who also has a passion for white Persian cats, just like Prof. von Volt does here.