|“I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) episode|
|Original airdate||October 20, 2012|
|Written by||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia|
|Supervising Producer||Ant Ward|
|Directed by||Michael Chang & Ciro Nieli|
|Voice Direction||Andrea Romano|
|Supervising Director||Ciro Nieli|
"I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman" is the fifth episode of the 2012 TV series. It first aired on October 20th, 2012.
When the Turtles sneak out against Splinter's wishes, they battle Baxter Stockman, a deranged inventor in mechanical battle armor.
- Baxter Stockman (Phil LaMarr) (debut)
- Donatello (Rob Paulsen)
- Leonardo (Jason Biggs)
- Michelangelo (Greg Cipes)
- Raphael (Sean Astin)
- Hamato Yoshi/Splinter (Hoon Lee)
- Carlos Chiang O'Brien Gambe (Jim Meskimen)
- Space Heroes
Splinter is in a deep meditative trance, on the verge of achieving oneness with the cosmos. Soon Splinter`s meditation is interrupted by the noise coming from the Living Room. Mikey made a skate ramp and talk his brothers into taking the part in his trick, an attempt to achieve the "world record" of jumping three mutant turtles. Splinter enters demanding to know what is going on, Leo, Donnie and Raph stands up just as Mikey starts his decent and hilarity ensues. Once they've picked themselves back up, Splinter asks what would be great fitting punishment. Leo thinks cleaning up and thinking about what they've done would cut it. The Turtles would be doing that alright, but Splinter isn’t buying Leo’s whole offer and Splinter decides to ground the Turtles for a week. As if on cue the skate ramp collapses, adding to the mess.
Later, with the Turtles utterly bored, Donnie shows his brothers his latest invention, a music player equipped with a highly advanced AI microchip... Mikey quickly christens the device the "T-Pod" and then volunteers to try it out. When he turns it on, he screams in pain from polka music, but then Donnie switches it to normal music. Raph, meanwhile, is sick of being cooped up so much and decides to leave the lair for a skate spot. Leo argues against breaking Master Splinter's rules, but Donnie and Mikey end up siding with Raph. Leo goes along with his adamant brothers to "lead them away from...bad...stuff."
They then sneak out when Splinter is asleep. Whilst they are skating on the rooftops, Mikey thanks Donnie for all of the new songs on the T-pod. Confused, Donnie manages to jump backwards onto Mikey's shoulders for a closer look and sees that the T-pod now has thousands of songs and is continuously downloading new ones every second. The confusion in it all is that he didn't program it to do that, so he concludes that it must be the AI chip's doing. When Mikey screams that its just awesome, Leo tells his brothers that ninjas are supposed to be both swift and silent. But, not looking, he stumbles, falls, and crashes into a greenhouse and runs into a beehive. When he finally makes a landing in a garbage pile in the alley below, Raph makes a pun by saying "That wasn't very silent, Leo!!"
When the Turtles soon find a suitable skating spot, they also spot a man in powered battle armor, Baxter Stockman, walking down the street. Raph immediately thinks that he needs a beat down, but Leo refuses since they don't have probable cause of his criminal activity. He speculates that "He could be on his way to...church" until they see Stockman attempting to break into a certain building. The Turtles quickly and easily overpower the likes of Stockman - and leave him in a dumpster when an alarm is suddenly set off. When they soon arrive back home, Mikey checks his belt and realizes that the T-pod has gone missing, but chooses not to tell his brothers. Meanwhile, Stockman climbs out off the dumpster and finds the T-pod. When he plugs the headphone jack into his helmet, it begins to slowly upgrade his armor on its own.
The next day, the Turtles are training under Master Splinter's orders, but all of them are quite fatigued from last night's jaunt. Splinter begins to suspect something, but they choose not to tell him a single thing, and he disciplines them to see of they can avoid a "randori" (that's a wooden sword), which they are surely not able to. Later, Leo is seen watching Space Heroes when the show is suddenly interrupted by a news bulletin that is reporting a recent attack on a TCRI office complex in Brooklyn. It's Baxter Stockman using his newly upgraded armor to take his revenge on his co-workers and some of the people who fired him. When the Turtles see that he has the T-pod now on his side, Mikey comes to and admits that he dropped it during the course of the fight. Thus, they make plans to sneak out again so that they can take it back from Stockman.
That night, the Turtles track Stockman down to his apparent hideout and demand the T-Pod from him, but he obviously refuses to give it up....A lengthy fight then breaks out, and this time, Stockman easily defeats all four of them. Mikey wraps his chain around the scientist, but he simply seizes the opportunity to spin Mikey around in countless circles. While that's happening, a part of Stockman's suit separates and turns into a mechanized robot that opens fire with laser blasts. The Turtles face off with the brute one last time, but he picks all of them up at once and tosses them into a dumpster. Then, the T-pod upgrades his armor yet again and he becomes the StockmanPod forcing the Turtles to retreat back to the sewer with bruises all over their bodies and some of their weapons completely destroyed. This time, Splinter catches them sneaking in and they have no choice but to tell him the truth. After hearing their story, Splinter scolds the Turtles yet again, but, with a concise speech, he also tells them how to defeat an armored enemy so that they can clean up their mess and stop Stockman once and for all.
Once again, the Turtles confront Stockman - this time with a brand new plan. Mikey poses as bait and Stockman chases him all the way back to his brothers, and while Leo, Raph and Donnie begin fighting a loosing battle against him, Mikey leaves the scene and quickly comes back with an inordinate weapon: A beehive. He throws the beehive directly into the only perforation in Stockman's armor and the bees then attack him from the inside. When he falls over, Leo pulls out his katana and stabs into the T-pod, destroying it and defeating the Stockmanpod. Stockman is left powerless and nervously asks if they can "Call it a tie?" The Turtles then promptly throw Stockman into a dumpster yet again, with Raph declaring, "Now it's a tie."
After the Turtles report back to Splinter, he praises them for a job well done and finally decides that they are not grounded anymore. But first, it's time for more "randori".
Raphael: (Imitating Splinter) "I don't know what's going on because they snuck out while I was asleep!"
Leonardo: "Halt, villain!"
Donatello: (Sees Baxter Stockman walking down the street) "Who the heck is that guy?"
Raphael: "Ugh, I can't believe we're stuck down here for a whole week!"
Michelangelo: (Turns on T-pod; screams)
Master Splinter: "How many times have I told you not to skateboard in the lair?"
Donatello: "So who wants to try it?"
Baxter Stockman: "AT LAST, I WILL HAVE MY REVENGE!"
Donatello: "He has the T-pod?!"
Michelangelo: "If my opinion counts for anything, Donnie's right."
Baxter Stockman: "I'm not Baxter Stockman, I am...THE BAXMAN! No, no, I am...THE SUITINATOR!! Aw, that's terrible! ...Captain...PUNCH-YOU...HARD. (whining) Why is this so difficult?!"
Leonardo: "Alright, Stockman, nobody wants to hurt you."
(While running away from Stockman-Pod)
Baxter Stockman: "I've got you now!"
Leonardo: "Ah, Sensei!"
Master Splinter: "The first rule of being a ninja is do no harm. Unless you mean to do harm. Then do lots of harm!"
Michelangelo: "Excuse me, Sensei but ninjas never had to go up against guys in armor."
Donatello: "Are you sure this is gonna work?"
Baxter Stockman: (After being defeated) "So...We'll call it a tie?
Leonardo and Captain Ryan: We may have started this rebellion by accident, but by the rings of Nebulon, we are going to finish it on purpose!
- After Stockman destroys Donatello's Staff when its naginata form, the staff is shown whole again when they are running from Stockmanpod.
- When Mikey puts the T-Pod away, he hums part of the ninja turtles original theme song.
- There is a brief shot of a storefront named "FUTUR-TOID" whose logo uses a similar typeface as the cover of Mirage's comic "Fugitoid" #1.
- There is a reference to the Kool-Aid Man at the end of the second fight between Stockman and the Turtles when Stockman breaks through the wall while shouting "OH YEAH!!!"