Bug Busters
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 112
Episode: 7
Guest stars Lena Headey
Original airdate November 17, 2018
Written by Ian Busch, Russ Carney,

Ron Corcillo & Jesse Gordon

Producers: Vladimir Radev
Directed by Abe Audish, Brendan Clogher & Jamie Vickers
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
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"Bug Busters" is the twelfth episode (Episode 7) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on November 17th, 2018.


The Turtles look for a way to eliminate New York City's Oozesquito problem.


Major Characters

Minor Characters


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  • Leo: Do not fear, sir! We are unlicensed amateurs and we have this situation mildly under control!
  • Raph: You are a sore winner, Leo.
  • Donnie: I see what's going on here. You're trying to flatter me... with the truth! And it's working!
  • Mikey: I'm soooo sweet! Come and get me!


  • This is the second episode of the series to be presented as a "30-minute special" after the premiere episode, Mystic Mayhem.
  • Mikey, Donnie and Raph are heard humming the theme song while in the elevator.
  • The episode's title is a reference to the Ghostbusters franchise.
  • This episode reveals that Baron Draxum created the Turtles.
    • The Turtles also find out about this revelation in this episode.
  • Mutants resembling Bebop, Rocksteady, Leatherhead, and Halfcourt can be seen during Baron Draxum and Big Mama's argument about the handling of mutants.
    • Additional mutants seen include a shark (potentially Armaggon), a bull in a matador's outfit, and an anteater.