The Gumbus
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
Tumblr inline pglcu8bKhn1ttbhkz 540.jpg
Season Code: 018
Episode: 9A
Original airdate October 13, 2018
Written by Russ Carney & Ron Corcillo
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Andy Suriano
Ant Ward
Directed by Sebastian Montes
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: Kevin Molina-Ortiz
Episode chronology
← Previous Next →
"Hypno! Part Deux!" "Mrs. Cuddles"

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

Season 1Season 2

"The Gumbus" is the fifteenth episode (Episode 9A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on October 13th, 2018.


Leo, Mikey and April investigate a mysterious specter that haunts a themed supermarket.


Major Characters

Minor Characters

Objects and Vehicles



Circle-style-warning.svg This article or section is incomplete. Some information regarding this topic has not been added. Please help TurtlePedia by finishing this article.

The episode begins with Mikey watch his favorite can-stacking channel, StockBOii, online. He freaks out and explains everything and show one of his videos to Leo and April, who check on the scared box turtle. April decides to go investigate the haunted Stock n' Stop supermarket, all out on the action, while Leo simply wants to go to prove that there is no such thing as ghosts.

They arrived at the Stock n' Shop though the vents. Leo asks why Mikey has a vacuum cleaner with him, in which Mikey says that he can suck up the ghost. While the group explore the area, a mop hits Leo, They suddenly realize it was Baxter Stockboy. Leo was shocked and asked what was the big deal. Baxter apologizes and thought that he was the gumbus and was surprise that he saw the giant turtles. April asks him about the ghost, in which Baxter explains the story.

He said it happened in this shop in 1987, and explained that the Gumbus original named Jeremiah Gumbus.


  • Mikey: We aren't into labels.
  • Leo: (repeating "I was right")
  • April: SALAMI~!!!!
  • April: So you did all of this... for money?


  • Mikey trying to suck up the Gumbus with a vacuum cleaner is a reference to Ghostbusters.
    • This could also be a reference to Luigi's Mansion, as Luigi uses the modified vacuum cleaner, the Poltergust 3000, to suck up the ghosts that haunt the mansion.
  • Baxter says the story of the Gumbus began in 1987, the year when the original cartoon series premiered.
  • Leo and Mikey using food as weapons is similar to the opening action sequence in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze".
  • This is the third episode (and also second in a row) in the series where all four Turtles don't appear; in this case, Donnie and Raph did not make an on-screen appearance, nor were they mentioned.