I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) episode
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Season Code: 105
Episode: 5
Original airdate October 20, 2012
Written by Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia
Supervising Producer Ant Ward
Producers: Ciro Nieli
J.R. Ventimilia
Joshua Sternin
MacGregor Middleton
Peter Hastings
Directed by Michael Chang & Ciro Nieli
Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Supervising Director  Ciro Nieli
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
September 29, 2012 - August 8, 2013
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Rise of the Turtles, Part 1
  2. Rise of the Turtles, Part 2
  3. Turtle Temper
  4. New Friend, Old Enemy
  5. I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman
  6. Metalhead
  7. Monkey Brains
  8. Never Say Xever
  9. The Gauntlet
  10. Panic in the Sewers
  11. Mousers Attack!
  12. It Came From The Depths
  13. I, Monster
  14. New Girl in Town
  15. The Alien Agenda
  16. The Pulverizer
  17. TCRI
  18. Cockroach Terminator
  19. Baxter's Gambit
  20. Enemy of My Enemy
  21. Karai's Vendetta
  22. The Pulverizer Returns!
  23. Parasitica
  24. Operation: Break Out
  25. Showdown, Part 1
  26. Showdown, Part 2

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"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.


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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 stand up just as Mikey starts his decent and hilarity ensues. Once they've picked themselves back up, Splinter asks what great fitting punishment would be. 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 it's 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" until they see Stockman attempting to break into a certain building. Following some corny dialogue by Leo, The Turtles quickly and easily overpower 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 of 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 if 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, whose name is revealed to the turtles, 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, Mikey comes clean and admits that he dropped it during 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. He asks them where they were and how they got so hurt and, after they try to cover themselves with a oblivious lie about getting hit by a bus, 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, before challenging them to another round of "randori".


Raphael: (Imitating Splinter) "I don't know what's going on because they snuck out while I was asleep!"
Leonardo: "Real mature. But I'm your leader and as your leader I say nobody's going."
Raphael: "Well, as your followers, we're going anyway."
Leonardo: "Well, as your leader... I'm going with you... to lead you... away... from... bad... stuff."

Leonardo: "Halt, villain!"
Raphael: "'Halt, villain'? When did we start talking like that?"
Leonardo: "We're heroes. That's how heroes talk."
Baxter Stockman: "You will feel the fury of my powered battle...holy cow! You guys are turtles!"
Leonardo: "That's right. We're the TURTLES OF JUSTICE!"
Raphael: "Wow. I mean,"

Donatello: (Sees Baxter Stockman walking down the street) "Who the heck is that guy?"
Raphael: "I don't know, but he needs a beat down."
Leonardo: "Hold on, Raph. We don't know that he's gonna do anything wrong. He's probably on his way to... church?"
Raphael: "Wearing powered battle armor? What kind of church is that?"
Michelangelo: "A really awesome one."
Leonardo: "Ugh... look. It's my call. I decide who gets a beat down."
(Baxter tries to break into a building)
Leonardo: "That guy needs a beat down."

Raphael: "Ugh, I can't believe we're stuck down here for a whole week!"
Donatello: "Guys, guys! You wanna see what I made?"
Raphael: "This is how bored I am. Yes Donnie, I do."

Michelangelo: (Turns on T-pod; screams)
Donatello: "What? What's wrong?"
Michelangelo: "It's polka! Make it stop, make it stop!" (Donatello walks over and turns on another tune)
Michelangelo: "Thanks." (Starts dancing)
Raphael: "That's it! I gotta get out of here."

Master Splinter: "How many times have I told you not to skateboard in the lair?"
Michelangelo: "None, Sensei."
Master Splinter: "I shouldn't have to tell you!"

Donatello: "So who wants to try it?"
Michelangelo: "I do! Toss me the T-pod!"
Donatello: "The T-pod?"
Michelangelo: "Turtle... pod, T-pod (laughs) I'm so good at naming stuff."
(Donatello gives Michelangelo the T-pod)
Raphael: "You're really gonna plug a advanced piece of military technology directly into Mikey's head? What if it melts his brain?"
Donatello: "It won't. And even if it did, who'd know the difference?"

Worker 1: "Who-...who are you?"
Baxter Stockman: "You'll never know. I'm the thing that haunts your nightmares! I'm the nameless shadow who-!"
Worker 2: "Baxter?"
Baxter Stockman: "No."
Worker 2: "Baxter Stockman?"
Baxter Stockman: "N-NO!"
Raphael: "I think his name is Baxter Stockman."
Boss: "Is this because I fired you?!"
Baxter Stockman: "That copy machine was already broken when I-! I mean, uh, I don't know what you're talking about!"

Donatello: "He has the T-pod?!"
Michelangelo: "Oh, um, I might have dropped it during the fight."
Donatello: "You dropped it during the fight?! Nice going, Mikey!"
Michelangelo: "It's your fault!"
Donatello: "How is it my fault?!"
Michelangelo: "You know I can't be trusted with nice things!"

Michelangelo: "If my opinion counts for anything, Donnie's right."
Donatello: "Hey, thanks, Mikey. But it doesn't."
Michelangelo: "Didn't think so..."

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?!"
"Michelangelo: "I kinda liked the Suitinator."

Leonardo: "Alright, Stockman, nobody wants to hurt you."
Raphael: "We don't? Did I miss a meeting?"
Leonardo: "We just want the T-pod."
Baxter Stockman: "Give up my source of power? Why would I do that? So you can laugh at me again, throw me in a dumpster?"
Raphael: "Sounds good to me."

(While running away from Stockman-Pod)
Michelangelo: "The Stockman-Pod is right on top of us!"
Raphael: "Stop calling him that, that's a stupid name!"
Leonardo: "Split up! He can't follow us all!"
Michelangelo: "No way! He's gonna follow me!"
Leonardo: "Why would he follow you?"
Michelangelo: "They always follow me!"
Leonardo: "Stop being paranoid and just do it!"
(Turtles split up and Stockmanpod follows Mikey)
Michelangelo: (Screaming) "AHH! I told you he was gonna follow me!"

Baxter Stockman: "I've got you now!"
Michelangelo: "Oh, yeah? Well I've got... HOT CHEESE!"

Leonardo: "Ah, Sensei!"
Master Splinter: "And where have you been?"
Raphael: "Nowhere..."
Master Splinter: "How did you get so hurt?"
Leonardo: "Oh, that, uhm, we were, uhm..."
Raphael: "Hit..."
Donatello: "By a..."
Michelangelo: "Bus?"
Donatello: "Hit by a bus!?"
Michelangelo: "Well, what was I supposed to say? Meteor? Cow? Flying building?!"

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."
(Sees painting)
Michelangelo: "Oh, I mean ninjas always had to go up against guys in armor."
Raphael: "Nice save."
Leonardo: "Sensei, what was their secret?"
Master Splinter: "They understood that you do not fight the armor. You fight the man inside."
(Turtles stare at Mikey who looks at them)
Michelangelo: "Why are we all looking at each other?"

Donatello: "Are you sure this is gonna work?"
Leonardo: "Like Sensei said, don't fight the armor, fight the guy inside. And one thing thing we know about bad guys... they love chasing Mikey."

Baxter Stockman: (After being defeated) "So...We'll call it a tie?
Leonardo: "Wanna call it a tie, Raph?"
Raphael: "Not yet" (After throwing him in a dumpster) "Now it's 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!



I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman/Transcript


  • 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!!!"