Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 8

The Fifth Turtle

Aired Unknown Oct 30, 1989 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Dressed in their human disguises, Donatello and Raphael venture out of their Turtle lair to buy supplies to make pizza. On their way back, via what they believe to be a shortcut, they are "intercepted" by a gang of young street Punks. Suddenly, a young boy wearing a Turtle costume, and who calls himself Zach: "Master Ninja Turtles and the Scourge of Evil Doers," drops in out of nowhere. As he prepares to defend Donatello and Raphael, he falls flat on his face, allowing the real Turtles to dispatch the punks with ease. Afterwards, Zach explains how he wants to help them fight crime -- but Raphael tells him that he is more of a menace than a crime fighter. The kid leaves in a huff, picking up Donatello's Turtle-Com -- which he had lost in the scuffle with the would-be attackers.


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Donatello: Of course tomorrow's the tenth.
        Raphael: Don't tell me, it's Krang's birthday and the crystals are a present.
        Donatello: No, tomorrow's the conjunction of the Earth, Moon, and Mars.

      • (Zach just messed everything up for Donatello and Raphael when they are confronted by a street gang)
        Zach: Wow! You guys really are the Turtles! I can help, you see, I have a junior crime fighting detective book and my own turtle disguise.
        Donatello: You're no crime fighter! You're a menace!
        Raphael: And you call this a Turtle disguise?
        Donatello: Why don't you go home, fella, before you hurt yourself.
        Zach: I was only trying to help.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

        The part where Zach hides inside the closet and pretends he's a toy is reminiscent of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, where E.T. hides from Elliott's mother.