Nightmares Recycled
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode
Season Code: S05E06 (Lost Season)
Episode: 110
Original airdate Unaired
Written by Roland Gonzalez
Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine
Producers: Gary Richardson
Frederick U. Fierst
Al Kahn
Norman Grossfeld
Thomas Kenney
Supervising Director  Roy Burdine
Story Editor: Lloyd Goldfine
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  1. Lap of the Gods
  2. Demons and Dragons
  3. Legend of the 5 Dragons
  4. More Worlds Than One
  5. Beginning of the End
  6. Nightmares Recycled
  7. Membership Drive
  8. New World Order, Part 1
  9. New World Order, Part 2
  10. Fathers and Sons
  11. Past and Present
  12. Enter the Dragons, Part 1
  13. Enter the Dragons, Part 2

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"Nightmares Recycled" is the sixth episode of the "Lost 5th Season" of the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Peter Laird's concept art of the conjoined twins in a bit of an older look

This episode was never completed. The script was finished and some animation had begun when 4Kids pulled the plug because it was deemed too controversial and violent for a children's program (apparently Hun and the Garbageman were conjoined twins that were surgically separated at birth by a back-alley surgeon with the Garbageman being discarded as 'garbage').

Apparently, that was just too much for Fox to allow. Since there was no chance of it airing, it was shelved in the early stages of production. It was criticized for being too dark by Peter Laird on his blog, as he said that Garbageman was apparently going to die by falling in a vat of acid.


Major Characters


Voice-over introduction

Unknown; the episode never aired.

Plot Synopsis

Raphael, Donatello, Casey Jones, and April O'Neil’s evening salvage operation lands them a one-way ticket to Recycle World – the Garbageman’s deadly realm of refuse! As if fighting for their lives in a world of lethal compactors and shredders wasn’t bad enough, they’ve got to do it all with Hun – who’s not thrilled to reveal that he and Garbageman have something in common – DNA!


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HUN- After I take care of my brother, I am so going to take care of you guys.

HUN Goodbye … brother


  • Although the episode was not completed, the script was kept and small bits of it were criticized by one of TMNT's creators, Peter Laird, and released on his blog.

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