Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

10 Best Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 1

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

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#1 - Showdown (1) (Season 1 - Episode 25)

The turtles engage in a difficult battle, as they make a desperate assault on TCRI to shut down the Kraang portal.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 91 votes.

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#2 - Showdown (2) (Season 1 - Episode 26)


With the world at stake, the only thing of importance is that the Turtles complete their mission. No matter what ...

The episode was rated 8.33 from 80 votes.

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#3 - Karai's Vendetta (Season 1 - Episode 21)

While the Turtles are infiltrating an undersea Kraang base, the Foot Clan attempts to capture April.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 108 votes.

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#4 - Enemy of My Enemy (Season 1 - Episode 20)


After witnessing the Kraang in action, Karai realizes the seriousness of the alien threat and proposes an alliance with the Turtles....unless the Shredder finds out.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 107 votes.

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#5 - The Alien Agenda (Season 1 - Episode 15)

The Turtles get their first look at high school when April's school project draws attention from the Kraang.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 118 votes.

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#6 - The Gauntlet (Season 1 - Episode 9)


After April receives a warning from her imprisoned father, she and the Turtles embark on a mission to save him and stop The Kraang from detonating a mutagen bomb in the city.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 141 votes.

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#7 - New Girl In Town (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Tired of Raphael's constant criticism, Leonardo lets him try his hand at leadership, while Leonardo meets a female ninja, Karai, who tries to lure him to the dark side.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 123 votes.

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#8 - The Pulverizer Returns! (Season 1 - Episode 22)


When Shredder plans to create an army of mutants, the Turtles must rely on the help of the Pulverizer, who was recruited into the Foot (to be expendable) and volunteers to gather information on the inside on their behalf. When he agrees to be a test subject for a stolen supply of Kraang Mutagen, the Turtles rescue him, but not before he recklessly gets himself mutated.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 103 votes.

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#9 - Panic in the Sewers (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The Turtles must defend their home in the sewers when Chris Bradford tries to destroy it with a dangerous chemical.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 135 votes.

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#10 - Operation: Break Out (Season 1 - Episode 24)


Donatello breaks into a secret Kraang detention center in order to rescue Kirby O'Neil, but ends up trapped inside with a deadly prisoner called the Newtralizer.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 99 votes.

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#11 - Mousers Attack! (Season 1 - Episode 11)

When simultaneous threats from the Purple Dragons and Baxter Stockman’s mechanical Mousers force the Turtles to split into two groups, Donnie & Mikey must prove that their “B Team” is just as valuable as Leo & Raph’s “A Team.”

The episode was rated 7.88 from 130 votes.

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#12 - Baxter's Gambit (Season 1 - Episode 19)


Baxter Stockman seeks revenge on Fishface and Dogpound as well as the Turtles, and lures them all into a deadly labyrinth.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 112 votes.

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#13 - It Came From The Depths (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Michelangelo befriends an unstable mutant alligator, who he later names Leatherhead, possesses a strange piece of Kraang technology, but the other Turtles aren’t sure whether Leatherhead is a friend or a foe.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 116 votes.

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#14 - Parasitica (Season 1 - Episode 23)


Michaelangelo must fight his brothers when they fall under the control of a parasitic wasp.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 108 votes.

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#15 - Never Say Xever (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Leo fears his act of mercy has come back to haunt him when Xever holds a local noodle shop owner hostage.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 133 votes.

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#16 - Cockroach Terminator (Season 1 - Episode 18)


While trying to foil a Kraang invasion plot, the Turtles are hunted by a giant cockroach.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 101 votes.

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#17 - Monkey Brains (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Donatello and April investigate a scientist’s disappearance, but discover a conspiracy regarding a bizarre psychic monkey instead.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 160 votes.

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#18 - I, Monster (Season 1 - Episode 13)


The Turtles must face off against a new enemy, The Rat King, who threatens not only to take control of the city, but of Splinter's mind as well.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 115 votes.

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#19 - Metalhead (Season 1 - Episode 6)

When Donatello loses confidence in his bo staff as an effective weapon, he constructs Metalhead, a fully armed robotic turtle based on Kraang technology.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 172 votes.

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#20 - I Think His Name Is Baxter Stockman (Season 1 - Episode 5)


When Donatello's latest invention gives failed inventor and perpetual loser Baxter Stockman enhanced abilities, the turtles must learn to use their heads instead of brute force to defeat him.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 194 votes.


Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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