Air Turtle
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 060
Episode: 5A
Original airdate April 24, 2020
Written by Jesse Gordon
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Directed by Sebastian Montes
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Storyboard Artist: Sheldon Vella
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2
October 12, 2019 - August 7, 2020
List of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Many Unhappy Returns
  2. Todd Scouts
  3. Goyles, Goyles, Goyles
  4. Flushed, but Never Forgotten
  5. Lair Games
  6. Breaking Purple
  7. Repairin' the Baron
  8. Air Turtle
  9. Pizza Puffs
  10. Sidekick Ahoy!
  11. The Hidden City Job
  12. Always Be Brownies
  13. Mystery Meat
  14. Donnie vs. Witch Town
  15. Raph's Ride-Along
  16. Hidden City's Most Wanted
  17. Bad Hair Day
  18. Fists of Furry
  19. The Clothes Don't Make the Turtle
  20. Battle Nexus: New York
  21. E-Turtle Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  22. Shreddy or Not
  23. Anatawa Hitorijanai
  24. Rise

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"Air Turtle" is the eighth episode of the second season (Episode 5A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the fifty-fourth episode of the series overall. It first aired on April 24th, 2020.


Leo gets his dream job as mascot of the local professional basketball team.


Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Announcer (Oliver Vaquer) (debut)
  • Baron Draxum (Roger Craig Smith)
  • Dave (Jack Rossi) (debut)
  • The Knights (debut)
    • Knights Player #1 (Roger Craig Smith) (debut)
    • Knights Player #2 (debut)
    • Knights Player #3 (debut)
    • Knights Player #4 (debut)
    • Knights Player #5 (debut)
  • Player #1 (Brandon Mychal Smith) (debut)
  • Referee (Eric Bauza) (debut)


The Turtles are playing basketball at a basketball court. After winning a match against Raph and Mikey, Leo begins doing the victory dance much to Mikey's chagrin. The three brothers left as Leo continues his victory dance. Only to be stopped by the basketball who was thrown into the net. Leo turns to see Tim Dunkman who was clapping behind him. When asked why he's here, Tim states he needs someone for the New York Daves. Leo thought he was going to play with the Daves. But Tim wants Leo to be a mascot which he happily accepts.

At the basketball stadium, Leo is wearing a Daves mascot costume and begins performing and cheering for the New York Daves. However, the players are terrible and they have lost the games. Leo apologizes to Tim but Tim states that he needs to do something about this. Leo takes out a rock which supposedly gives him good luck. He advice Tim to change his luck mojo no matter what it takes. This gives Tim an idea as to how they can win the game. In the locker room, Tim is having a conversation with the Daves players. He decides that they should use the arch that he had recently purchased in order to change their luck around.

April, Mikey, Raph and Donnie are sitting in the stands while Leo is preparing to do his dance for the Daves. The announcer starts to call out the teams. First was the the Knights who appear on one side. When the Daves arrived, the players walk under the arch. Causing them to become weak. However, when the game starts, the Daves players began to act weird and they were scoring points left and right as Leo cheers for the team.


  • Leo: You all are just jealous that once I joined the Daves, they went from losers, to Leos, which means winners.

  • Donnie: Ah yes, so in this case, a battle of Bas-kei-ball.
  • Raph: Donnie, I know you know how to say it. We’re all onto you.

  • Leo: I’ve been a- hughugh. I’ve been a bad- huegh. I’ve been a bad- hueugh! I’m gonna say it. I’ve been a bad waouwaghwahwrough! Brrroughbrrwahbrwrahraugh! Braugh-brouthugh! Brrouhthugh. I’ve been a bad brother!

  • Tim: It’s on, former employee I looked at like a surrogate son.

  • Leo: Just because I became a team player doesn’t mean Donnie is magically good at Basketball.


  • The episode title is a nod to Disney's Air Bud film franchise.
  • The premise of this episode is referenced of the movie, Space Jam.




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