Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Season 4 Episode 20

A Tale of Master Yoshi

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Mar 04, 2006 on FOX
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A Tale of Master Yoshi
All settled in their new lair, but with no electricity Leonardo tells his brothers and Splinter a tale about love and betrayal...and a pet rat.

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  • See the Darker Side of Life...


    This is the first episode of TMNT that I have seen, that was so beautifully bittersweet. It reminded me of Ruroni Kenshin in a way. Two men, raised like brothers, end up loving the same woman. And of course, one is stronger and more honorable than the other, it is only fitting that one would betray the other and go to the Dark Side. And what was truly amazing, was that in this usual comic show, they also show cold-blooded murder. I knew from the point that Hoshi and his bro first fell in love with Tenshin, that the relationship was going to have a bad ending. Hoshi\'s character, like that of Himura Kenshin, is excellent in fighting and is very powerful, but he makes the mistake of leaving his master before he\'s ready, and looses the life he could have had, as well as his innocence. But in the end, all things worked together for good, even if it did cost innocent lives.

    I think the writers meant for the story of have a aire similar to that of the show \"Ruroni Kenshin\" and the movies \"Samurai X\". They even showed it in the names. (Tenshin=Kenshin)

    This was an excellent episode, with a questioning ending.moreless
Jason Griffith

Jason Griffith

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Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

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Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Utroms after all the centuries they resides in Toyko, they fled to New York and establish TCRI building, due to Mashimi showed the Foot where to find the the Utroms hideout were.

    • At the end, Ancient One had a conversation with the shadow characters that looks just like Shredder. Which will reveal the fourth season finale ep., The Ninja Tribunal.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • The Ancient One: I have come to plead for the turtles, you must not carry out your designs.
      Ninja Tribunal #1: You are too late, Ancient One.
      Ninja Tribunal #2: We have decided...
      Ninja Tribunal #3: Whether the turtles will live,
      Ninja Tribunal #1: Or hope they meet their end.

    • Mr. Mortu: Mashimi! You have betrayed us?!
      Yoshi: Mashimi? Why?
      Mashimi: How dare you ask why! You betrayed me! We were like brothers but you took everything and left me with nothing! Nothing! Now, I take everything from you, including your life!

    • Ancient One: (to Yoshi) Be careful, my son. Vengeance is like a splinter; it gets under your skin and can poison your life.

    • (After Donny accidentally causes a black-out)
      Don: Sorry Mikey, there won't be any video games or t.v. tonight.
      Mikey: No! Somebody put me out of my misery!
      Raph: You mean OUR misery, and don't mind if I do.
      (About to hurt Mikey)
      Master Splinter: Ahem.

  • NOTES (2)


    • References are made to the atom bombings of two major Japanese cities which ended World War II in the beginning of the episode meaning that the begining of the episode takes place in the '50s.

    • Hamoto Yoshi's yellow clothes with black pattern lines:

      From the film Kill Bill Vol.1 (2003), an ex-assassin, Bride (Uma Thurman) wears almost an exact as Yoshi's. Except his is a shirt, and Bride is a jacket. Also both took place in Tokyo.

    • Some of the plots was based on TMNT #1. vol.1 comics.

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