Mascot Melee
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 108
Episode: 5B
Original airdate September 26, 2018
Written by Ian Busch
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Andy Suriano
Ant Ward
Directed by Sebastian Montes
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: JJ Conway
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"Mascot Melee" is the eighth episode (Episode 5A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on September 26th, 2018.


In order to get a birthday gift for Splinter, the turtles have to take on thuggish Times Square mascots.


Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Splinter (Eric Bauza)
  • Tourist (Grey Griffin) (debut)


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  • Mikey states "I still think my trench coat idea would've worked", this is a reference to the original 80s cartoon and the first 90s film, in which the Turtles wear trench coats and fedoras as disguises when in public.
  • The Turtles do the dance from Vanilla Ice's Ninja Rap from the second 90s film.
  • April's meme features the head of Raphael from the original 80s cartoon, pooping cookies.
    • The meme itself is also a reference to Nyan Cat.
  • When Donnie was closing the Turtle Tank's door, he was whistling the 80s cartoon theme song
  • Running Gag: Donatello mentions that he would like to work with Atomic Lass fighting crime in Uranium Hill.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Raphael is allergic to peanuts.
  • When the Turtles prep to save Raph, their poses are similar to those of the Ginyu Force from Dragon Ball Z.


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