Man VS. Sewer
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 042
Episode: 21A
Original airdate October 19, 2019 (Nicktoons)
October 7, 2019 (online)
Written by Dale Malinowski
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Directed by Abe Audish
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: Alicia Chan
Episode chronology
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
September 17, 2018 - November 16, 2019
List of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Mystic Mayhem
  2. Origami Tsunami
  3. Donnie's Gifts
  4. War and Pizza
  5. Newsworthy
  6. Repo Mantis
  7. Down with the Sickness
  8. The Fast and the Furriest
  9. Mascot Melee
  10. Shell in a Cell
  11. Minotaur Maze
  12. Bug Busters
  13. The Longest Fight
  14. Hypno! Part Deux
  15. The Gumbus
  16. Mrs. Cuddles
  17. Stuck on You
  18. Al Be Back
  19. The Purple Jacket
  20. Pizza Pit
  21. Smart Lair
  22. Hot Soup: The Game
  23. The Evil League of Mutants
  24. Late Fee
  25. Bullhop
  26. Mind Meld
  27. Nothing But Truffle
  28. Shadow of Evil
  29. Portal Jacked!
  30. Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree
  31. Operation: Normal
  32. Sparring Partner
  33. You Got Served
  34. How to Make Enemies and Bend People to Your Will
  35. Mystic Library
  36. The Purple Game
  37. Man VS. Sewer
  38. The Mutant Menace
  39. Turtle-dega Nights: The Ballad of Rat Man
  40. The Ancient Art of Ninja Hide and Seek
  41. One Man's Junk
  42. Snow Day
  43. Cloak and Swaggart
  44. Jupiter Jim Ahoy!
  45. Insane in the Mama Train
  46. End Game

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"Man VS. Sewer" is the thirty-seventh episode (Episode 21A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on October 19th, 2019.


The Mad Dogs' lazy river ride through the sewers turns savage when Raph's separated and left alone.



The turtles meet in the sewer to go tubing. Raphael is anxious because he is first to arrive and the others are late As Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo arrive later on and Leo said that Raph was left alone for five minutes.

They brought colored tubes, and Raphael took a tire off the Turtle Tank. Donatello advises his brothers to always take a left turn to stay on the lazy river. While doing their "Midnight Pass" play with Lace Face the football, Raphael and his brothers become separated when Raphael accidentally takes a right turn leaping for the ball.

Leonardo tells Michelangelo and Donatello that they need to find Raphael immediately, because he becomes savage when he is alone. Donatello reminds Leonardo that he is on vacation, but reluctantly agrees to look for Raphael.

Meanwhile, Raphael has lost Lace Face and and his tube Tire. He panics and causes some damage to the sewer. From above, the Sando brothers Ben and Carl see Raphael walking through the sewers along and decide to scare him out of his shell and eat him. They disguise themselves as sewer monsters and tell Raphael he will live forever in their bellies, alone. Raphael can't handle the idea of being alone forever, and turns into Savage Raph. Savage Raph attacks the Sando brothers and chases them through the sewer.

Meanwhile, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are looking for Raphael. They find Raph's tire that was below. Leo Donnie asks Leo if he could jump first but Leo knew it was a bad idea. Mikey tells that they can't freak out. However, the bridge begisn to collapse and they fall into a pit of sludge. Then they found Raph alone. Savage Raph is barbecuing the Sando brothers on a ledge beside the pit. He mistakes his brothers for more sludge monsters and attacks. At Leonardo's suggestion, Michelangelo tricks Savage Raph into opening a flood gate, which washes the sludge (and the Sando Brothers) away. However, Savage Raph still believes his brothers are sewer monsters. Then Leonardo finds Lace Face. Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello start the "Midnight Pass", play, and Savage Raph leaps to catch the ball, turning back into Raphael.

Raph wonder if he got weird again in which Mikey agreed. Now they decided to go home and try tubing again tomorrow.


  • Leo: Did you get a tube?
  • Whoa!
  • Donnie: Where did you get that?
  • Raph: Uh… Borrowed it… …from Splinter?
  • Donnie: Splinter… Who only owns robes and a shady past…


  • The title of the episode is a nod to Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild.
  • The episode, along with "The Mutant Menace", were leaked early online.
  • It's revealed that Raphael goes savage when he is left alone for too long.
  • This episode marks the final appearance of Ben Sando, and of the Sando Brothers as a duo. Carl Sando's final appearance would be in "Battle Nexus: New York".



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