Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 15

Take Me to Your Leader

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary


After awaking from a nightmare in which he failed himself and his comrades in a battle against Shredder, Leonardo feels that he is unfit as a leader and, donning civilian clothes, decides to leave the Lair and the Turtles. Meanwhile, Shredder and Krang have left the Technodrome and are on the top floor of the Mile High Tower, executing Shredder's new scheme for world domination. This time out, he has created a Solar Siphon and by aiming it at the sun, he can effectively drain the sun's "power/energy" and store it in compact batteries while the Earth slowly goes into a deep freeze. Everyone will be too cold to resist him.


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  • Good Leonardo episode

    Leonardo leaves the team due to a nightmare. And the other Turtles must find what is causing the sun to get smaller by themselves, and try to find Krang and Shredder. But Raphael resigns too quickly, Michelangelo is not serious enough, and Donatello leaves. Will they stop the villains? It was better than the previous ones. Not great, but good.
  • Can they do one Leonardo episode without making others look stupid?

    As I understood, this episode goes something like this:

    Leonardo: Oh, no! I had a nightmare in which I said left instead of right. I suck as a leader.

    Raphael: Don't tell me! You're gonna leave the team because of the inferiority complex like they did in every other cartoon.

    Leonardo: Well, yeah.

    Raphael: OK, bye.

    2 hours later

    Raphael, Mikelangelo, Donatello: Oh, no! We never should let him go. Now we have to do what we always do in episodes about Leo - being incompetent jerks who can't even sneeze without Leo telling us how.

    Leonardo: Gee, it's snow in the middle of June. Could it be that the Shredder is up to something and that the Earth is in danger?.......Nuuuhhhh! 2 hours later

    Leonardo: Come to think of it, this is a stupid episode, I better get back.

    Leo gets back, they kick Shredder's ass, and they go home.

    Splinter: Well, my Turtles..what have you learned, today?

    Donatello: This episode sucks.

    Raphael: It really sucks.

    Mickelangelo: I can't say anything without a lame pizza joke.

    Leonardo: I'm gay.

    Splinter: Very good, my turtles.

    The Endmoreless
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)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • If Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael were trapped in the schoolhouse, how did they go get the snowshoes to climb up the stairs?

    • When Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo are falling down the stairs in the school, you can hear Leonardo's voice in the screaming, but he isn't there.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Michelangelo: How'd you find us, Dude?
      Donatello: Well, simple. I determined to coefficient of energy measured in ergs, I triangulated the approximate location, then coordinated it with the grid. ...And then I looked up and saw the fireworks.

    • Raphael: All that chitchat is really keen, but if we don't get up there quick, this is gonna turn into a two-part episode!

    • Shredder: Patience, Krang. In a short time, the citizens will be too cold to resist us: the solar syphon will soon drain all the energy from the sun and store it in these solar batteries, while the entire planet is turned into a deep freeze that will make the Ice Age seem like a Turkish bath! HAHAHAHA!!!!
      Krang:Whoo, you have a way with words, Shredder!
      Shredder: Uhhh, actually I always wanted to be a writer. Being a ruthless conqueror was my second choice.

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