|“Adventures in Turtle-Sitting”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode|
|Original airdate||October 3, 1992|
|Written by||Jack Mendelsohn & Carol Mendelsohn|
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1992 Season|
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes
Adventures in Turtle-Sitting is a season 6 episode of the 1987-1996 series.
Splinter is off on another retreat, and the Turtles are listening to a news report about world hunger. Donatello is inspired to come up with something to help world hunger, and creates the Food Revivifier, which turns old and rotten food fresh again. But Michelangelo accidentally sprays his brothers with its rays, and Donatello isn't sure what the effects are.
Before long, the effects of the Revivifier on living creatures becomes obvious: the other three Turtles begin shrinking into five-year-olds. Much to Michelangelo's horror, he's left in charge of three immature little mutants who are determined to stop Shredder.
Elsewhere, Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop arrive at a weather station to steal weather balloons and tanks of helium. Rocksteady and Bebop are able to head back to the Technodrome when they're confronted by Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello, who are unable to effectively fight back. Fortunately, the Turtles are rescued by April; Michelangelo leaves them napping in her apartment and heads back to the lair in an effort to reverse the effect. Since April has a broadcast coming up, she leaves the Turtles with Irma. The small Turtles cause more chaos in and around April's apartment, much to Irma and Michelangelo's chagrin.
Krang reveals his bizarre plan to Shredder: he's distributing treasure maps of an artificial island that he's building himself, which is attached by a chain to the Technodrome. Once all the criminals in New York are on the island, he'll release it and let them float away on the helium-filled weather balloons, which will allow him to be the sole underworld boss.
April is called on to report on the strange convergence of underworld types, and ends up bringing the Turtles with her. Unfortunately her helicopter is shot down by Rocksteady and Bebop, and they're confronted by the two mutants as well as a troupe of Foot Soldiers. Michelangelo and April are taken captive easily, but the three younger Turtles run off and leap into the ocean, which reverses the effect of the Revivifier.
They return to the artificial island and free April and Michelangelo, driving Shredder into retreat. Krang releases the chain to set the island afloat in the sky, but the Turtles pop the balloons one by one, letting the island sink down into the ocean. That evening, they dismantle the Revivifier just as Splinter returns to the lair.
- Donatello (Barry Gordon)
- Leonardo (Cam Clarke)
- Michelangelo (Townsend Coleman)
- Raphael (Rob Paulsen)
- Splinter (Peter Renaday)
- April O'Neil (Renae Jacobs)
- Irma (Jennifer Darling)
- Burne Thompson (Pat Fraley)
- Shredder (James Avery)
- Krang (Pat Fraley)
- Bebop (Barry Gordon)
- Rocksteady (Cam Clarke)
- Ice Cream Man (Rob Paulsen) (debut)
- Big Louie (Peter Renaday)
- Mad Dog McMutt (Townsend Coleman) (debut)
- Turtles' Lair
- Weather Station
- April O'Neil's apartment
- City streets
- Krang's artificial island
Home media releases
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 6
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
- Final appearance of Mad Dog McMutt.
- First time Donatello and Raphael are turned into children and Leonardo's second after "Back to the Egg".