Villains: Mousers, Purple Dragons, Foot Soldiers, Oroku Saki
Prologue Narrator: Leonardo
The two police officers sitting in their car in this episode are cartoon-versions of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the co-creators of TMNT.
After all Splinter's lectures about not going topside, he doesn't make any comment about the turtles driving up in a vehicle, which they could only have gotten from above ground.
Mikey knocks out Two Ton, he's never seen waking up.
Leonardo: My name is Leonardo. And right now my brothers and I are in a mess of trouble. Our backs are up against the wall in some trash strewn alley, cornered by the toughest street gang in the East Side.
Michelangelo: Show me the money, baby! Woo-hoo!
Leonardo: This isn't finders, keepers, Mikey. (grabs money from Michelangelo)
Raphael: How many of these goons to we have to bat before they get the hint?
Michaelangelo: Really, they just keep coming and coming.
Mikey: No offence Master Splinter, but this place doesn't seem so great
Master Splinter: Look with your heart Michelangelo, and not your eyes
Mikey: (rubs head) Umm... ok
Master Splinter: And walk this way
(Mikey does an impression of Master Splinter and Don whacks him on the head with his bo staff)
Mikey: Hey! this is a no parking zone. Here's your ticket (hands PD a slip of paper) And here's your fine! (knocks the PD out with a kick to the head)
Raphael: Teacher's pet!
Leonardo: Ninja dropout!
Mikey and Don: Oooooh!
Purple Dragon: Your going down, freaks! Nobody messes with the Purple Dragons, especially wearin' stupid turtle costumes!
Leonardo: He's wrong; we're not wearing costumes.
Michelangelo: C'mon, Leo, move it, I don't wanna be starring at your butt any longer than I have to.
(Raphael pushes him in the sewer.)
Michelangelo: (screams) Not funny, Raph!
Raphael: Oh, yes, it is!
Michelangelo: Goodbye, broken drain pipe. Goodbye, grungy pay phone. Goodbye, dented manhole cover. Goodbye home, sweet home.
Raphael: Hello, cruel world. Come on!
(grabs Mikey by the shell)
This episode can be seen on GBA Video TMNT Volume 1.
The Purple Dragon Gang originally appeared at the beginning of the first issue of the original TMNT comic book.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Mikey yells, "Cowabunga!" in this episode and some future ones. This was the turtles' catchphrase in the original series.
In the first episode of the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, "Turtle Tracks", the Turtles fight a group of thugs with connections to the Foot. Nearly all we see is the thugs getting tossed on a pile. A little while later they fight the Foot Soldiers. In this episode they fight the Purple Dragons (a group of thugs with connections to the Foot) and nearly all we see is the thugs getting tossed on a pile. Shredder also gets angry at the leader of the thugs for failing their objective.