All in the Family
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation episode
Season Code: S01E07
Episode: 7
Original airdate
Written by
Producers: Haim Saban
Lance H. Robbins
Rosanne Milliken
David Richardson
Photographed by Henry Chan
Production  Collete Aubin
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"The Staff of Bu-Ki" "Silver and Gold"

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
September 12, 1997 - October 11, 2003
List of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation episodes


  1. East Meets West, Part 1
  2. East Meets West, Part 2
  3. East Meets West, Part 3
  4. East Meets West, Part 4
  5. East Meets West, Part 5
  6. The Staff of Bu-Ki
  7. All in the Family
  8. Silver and Gold
  9. Turtles' Night Out
  10. Meet Dr. Quease
  11. Windfall
  12. Truce or Consequences
  13. Trusting Dr. Quease
  14. Mutant Reflections
  15. Sewer Crash
  16. Going Ape
  17. Enemy of My Enemy
  18. King Wick
  19. The Good Dragon
  20. The Guest
  21. Like Brothers
  22. Unchain My Heart, Part 1
  23. Unchain My Heart, Part 2
  24. Unchain My Heart, Part 3
  25. Unchain My Heart, Part 4
  26. Who Needs Her

"All in the Family" is the seventh episode of the live action series Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.


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Plot Synopsis

While jogging through the city's sewers, the five Turtles find an animal cage holding a live endangered baby hawksbill sea turtle. The TMNT discover the man responsible for capturing the little terrapin -- Simon Bonesteel -- just as the poacher is about to sell the baby turtle to a dealer in illegal wildlife trade. After a brief introductory skirmish with Bonesteel and his overcoat's seemingly endless arsenal of weaponry, the Turtles manage to escape with the young hawksbill. Bonesteel, however, is far from beaten and vows to take up the hunt--- the hunt for Ninja Turtles! The TMNT are barely a few sewer blocks away when Bonesteel attacks anew. The fight is fast and furious as Bonesteel proves to be as much a physically powerful street brawler as he is adept at using bull whips, crossbows and steel net snares. Seeing that they appear to be evenly matched, the TMNT and Bonesteel agree to a truce of sorts. Each side going their respective ways; the Turtles with the baby turtle and Bonesteel with his dignity. It isn't until several sewer blocks later that the TMNT realize that Bonesteel had tricked them, somehow making off with the infant hawksbill! After careful consideration, and a quick education about the perils of illegal trade in endangered turtles and the legal (though no less deadly) turtle pet industry, the five Turtles decide to hunt the hunter. And hunt Bonesteel they do, poaching the poacher and saving the baby sea turtle, while seeing the commonality that they share with the Earth's endangered species. Bonesteel, of course, again vows to return and take up the hunt again --- the greatest of all hunts, the hunt for the world's only five mutant turtles!

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