Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 2 Episode 4

The Mean Machines (3)

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 1988 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After the batteries died in the alien crystal converger, Donatello, using spared circuits from the space ship, builds a tracking device to help locate the second fragment of the Eye of Zarnov. On the streets, the tracking device picks up the signal and leads the Turtles to a branch of a bank where a hold-up has just occurred.

The Turtles thwart the would-be bank robbers, while Shredder and Baxter Stockman, who had followed the Turtles, locate the second fragment and return to Shredder's secret hideout.

Shredder immediately contacts Krang and tells him of his recent acquisition and of his belief that if he were to hook up the second fragment to a computer, it will give them unlimited power. Krang is doubtful of Shredder's ability to succeed.moreless

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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)/Vernon Fenwick

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • At the end of this episode Splinter was eating pizza with April, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael. However, in later episodes, he's known to hate pizza.

    • When Leonardo says "Did you have to use the D word" he's talking in Raphael's voice.

    • At the end of the episode, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael are sitting at the table, while April and Splinter are standing up. Raphael is sitting to April's left, then suddenly her right, then her left again.

    • At the end of the episode when Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael are sitting at the table, when Raphael speaks he has Donatello's purple colors on.

    • When Shredder contacts Krang near the end of the episode, his Com-Link looks a bit like a grey version of April's Turtlecom.

    • When April and the Turtles are backed against the wall at the construction site, the letters on the Turtles belts are white instead of grey.

    • At the end of the episode Donatello, Raphael, & Leonardo are sitting at the table eating pizza, they all turn and they notice a shadow of a robot walking towards them, Leonardo's headband is orange.. the same color as Michaelangelo's.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Shredder: The fragment had better be there Baxter, for your sake! Now retrieve it!
      Baxter: Me? Why me?!
      Shredder: Because swine like you understand garbage. Now do as I say!
      Baxter: Yes, master.

    • Krang: (On CommLink) It's been several hours, Shredder. Care to explain why?
      Shredder: (Tries to break his connection with Krang) There must be something wrong with the transdimensional linkup. I'll explain it to you later.
      Baxter: You know, Master, I could've fixed it.
      Shredder: Baxter... (Grabs him by his collar) Shut up!!

    • Leonardo: The machines...they have us surrounded.
      Donatello: Oh, great, it's a dead end!
      Raphael: Did you have to use the 'd' word?
      Michelangelo: I knew I should've brought a hard hat.

  • NOTES (2)