Poor Little Rich Turtle
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 Cartoon) episode
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Season Code: 04
Episode: 15
Original airdate November 10, 1990
Written by David Wise
Supervising Producer Fred Wolf
Producers: Walt Kubiak
Supervising Director  Bill Wolf
Episode chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Season
September 10, 1990 - December 8, 1990
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  • Syndication
  1. "Plan Six From Outer Space"
  2. "Turtles of the Jungle"
  3. "Michelangelo Toys Around"
  4. "Peking Turtle"
  5. "Shredder's Mom"
  6. "Four Turtles and a Baby"
  7. "Turtlemaniac"
  8. "Rondo in New York"
  9. "Planet of the Turtles"
  10. "Name That Toon"
  11. "Menace Maestro, Please"
  12. "Superhero for a Day"
  13. "Back to the Egg"
  • Saturday Mornings
  1. "Son of Return of the Fly II"
  2. "Raphael Knocks 'em Dead"
  3. "Bebop and Rocksteady Conquer the Universe"
  4. "Raphael Meets His Match"
  5. "Slash - The Evil Turtle from Dimension X"
  6. "Leonardo Lightens Up"
  7. "Were-Rats from Channel 6"
  8. "Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo"
  9. "The Big Zipp Attack"
  10. "Donatello Makes Time"
  11. "Farewell, Lotus Blossom"
  12. "Rebel Without a Fin"
  13. "Rhino-Man"
  14. "Michelangelo Meets Bugman"
  15. "Poor Little Rich Turtle"
  16. "What's Michelangelo Good For?"
  17. "The Dimension X Story"
  18. "Donatello's Degree"
  19. "The Big Cufflink Caper!"
  20. "Leonardo Versus Tempestra"
  21. "Splinter Vanishes"
  22. "Raphael Drives 'Em Wild"
  23. "Beyond the Donatello Nebula"
  24. "Big Bug Blunder"
  25. "The Foot Soldiers are Revolting"
  26. "Unidentified Flying Leonardo"

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"Poor Little Rich Turtle" is the ninty-fourth episode of the animated series 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which originally aired on October 27, 1990.

Plot summary

The Turtles must protect a bratty rich girl, Buffy, from Bebop and Rocksteady, who are under orders from Shredder to kidnap her and learn the secret of a company she inherited from her late grandfather.



Home media releases



  • David Wise, the writer of this episode, recycled its plot, and even its set pieces, wholesale from his The Transformers episode "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide" (2-35), even down to replicating the merry-go-round sequence and the brain-sucking sequence.


  • When Raphael says "How come the odds got so lousy all of a sudden?" he is wearing Donatello's colours.
  • The strapping on Donatello's bo is coloured brown when he speaks about the shrink ray's ability, and the strapping was higher than normal.
  • In the first shot of the Turtles saying goodbye to Buffy, Leonardo has his weapon sleeves on his belt from the first two seasons.
  • Krang and especially Shredder don't seem as concerned that the Turtles are in the Technodrome and this is the first of two Technodrome visits that none of them directly engage the turtles save for sending out the Foot Soldiers. Attack of the Neutrinos is another example, but Bebop and Rocksteady do engage the Turtles while Shredder and Krang are oblivious to their visit.
  • If Shredder and Krang had been monitoring Buffy all this time as Shredder claimed, they would have heard Donatello give Buffy the portal co-ordinates to the lair.
  • In the end, Michelangelo runs out yelling "Like Pizza!" but he is holding two apple pies, not pizza. In the next shot the turtles are seen eating actual pizza and the apple pies are gone.



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