Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Season 3 Episode 19

Reality Check (1)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Mar 05, 2005 on FOX
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Reality Check (1)
After the Ultimate Ninja/Drako abomination sends the Turtles into different dimensions with Lord Simultaneous's Time Scepter, Michelangelo finds himself in an alternate world where the TMNT are superheroes, and Splinter has become a supervillain. Michelangelo must help his superhero doppelgangers defeat the villainous Splinter.

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David Zen Mansley

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Bella Hudson

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mikey: (Voice over in the opening scene) You are not gonna belive this one! I'm in a world where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are Teenage Mutant Super Turtles! You heard me, Super Turtles! And I get to be a superhero. All right, more like a teen sidekick. But I'm begining to get the idea that the one really bad thing about being a superhero is that you always have to fight supervillans.

    • Splinter: Drako!
      Leo: And the Daimyo's son. This is what we told you about, Master Splinter.
      Don: They merged together, somehow.
      Raph: All into one ugly package.
      Ultimate Ninja/Drako: We TOLD you we will be back! We TOLD you we will have our revenge!
      Raph: Revenge THIS, whackbag!
      (attempts to stop Ultimate Drako, but fails)

    • Ultimate Ninja: Leonardo. Get him first!
      Drako: No, we agreed. The rat first, then the Daimyo, your father.
      Ultimate Ninja: Then Leonardo!
      Drako: They'll pay. They'll all pay! Every last one of them. They shall know the meaning of suffering, beyond time and space!

    • Ultimate Ninja: Leonardo must pay!
      Drako: No. The Rat, then the Damiyo, your father, just like we agreed!
      Ultimate Ninja/Drako: Yes. They shall all know the meaning of suffering beyond time and space!

    • Mikey: (as he phases out) If they make a comic book about this, make sure they call me the TURTLE TITAN!

    • Gravi-Turtle: Super Turtles, count it off! GRAVI-TURTLE!
      Shellectro: SHELLECTRO!
      Grid-X: GRID-X!
      Bloboid: BLOBOID!

  • NOTES (8)

    • At the beginning of the episode, Mikey's main focus is on his comics. Interesting that he wound up in a world that had superheroes.

    • Villains: Sliver, Terror-kenetics, Drako, Ultimate Ninja

    • The Super Turtles:

      Leonardo is Gravi-Turtle, possessing gravity manipulation powers.

      Donatello is Shellectro, possessing electric powers.

      Raphael is Grid-X, possesing the power of maximization (the power to grow to giant size).

      Michaelangelo is Bloboid, possessing a bloblike body which he can shape and contort in various ways.

    • Prologue Narrator: Michelangelo

    • Mikey's cat Klunk makes yet another brief appearance at the beginning of the episode. (He was sitting on the couch while Mike was reading his comic books.)

    • Ultimate Draco returns

    • A classic Ninja Turtles cartoon in-joke makes his way into the episode, whilst looking through a database of villians The Turtles come across the "Transmagrafier", which was a device used in the original series.

    • This episode is adapted from Issue Seven of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Volume Four)


    • Fantastic Four

      The 'Penultimate Nullificator' is a spoof of the 'Ultimate Nullifier' used in the Fantastic Four comics.

    • Hall of Justice
      Grid-X: He's infiltrated the Shell of Justice, we better scan him.

      The headquarters for the Super Turtles is the "Shell of Justice," which is a reference to the "Hall of Justice" from the 1970's Superfriends series and most recently in the 2006 comic book run of Justice LEague of America.

    • Danger Room
      Gravi-Turtle: Is this part of the new Hazard Shell training program, Shellectro?"
      The Super Turtles are introduced while training in the "Hazard Shell." The Hazard Shell is a parody of the X-Men's Danger Room.

    • Shellectro
      One of the Super Turtles, Shellectro, has powers similar to the Spider-Man rogue, Electro. Shellectro's mask is designed smilarly to Electro's mask with the lightning bolts pointing upwards.

    • Super-Skrull
      Sliver having the powers of all four of his enemies is exactly what Fantastic Four enemy Super Skrull can do.

    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

      Michelangelo: (seeing that Splinter is evil) You guys told me he was... gone.
      Shellectro: No, we lost him. Lost him to evil.

      Obi-Wan tells Luke his father is dead, but later, Luke learns that he is not dead but alive and only lost to evil.