The Turtles and the Hare
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode
Season Code: S04E11
Episode: 106
Original airdate September 16, 1991
Written by Susan "Misty" Stewart-Taggart
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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"The Turtles and the Hare" is an episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.

Plot Synopsis

Krang sends out Bebop and Rocksteady, dressed as Easter bunnies, from the Technodrome in Dimension X through the dimensional portal during Easter. They arrive in New York City to blast people with a "Docilizer Ray". They go to the Channel 6 News Building, where the staff are planning to have an Easter egg hunt.

April O'Neil watches Bebop and Rocksteady testing the ray and calls the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for help just before she gets zapped. To stop them, the TMNT must find out a "Cyranium Crystal" in the "Fairy Tale Dimension". Leonardo and Raphael go there, and meet Hokum Hare, the rabbit of fable "The Tortoise and the Hare. Hokum Hare thinks they are the turtles who always beat him, but he insists on following them. Outwitting the Giant (from "Jack and the Beanstalk"), Hokum Hare, Leonardo and Raphael grab the "Cyranium Crystal" and climb down the Beanstalk, just as Jack chops it down. Leonardo, Raphael and Hokum go back to Earth and unite with Donatello and Michaelangelo. Together, they stop Shredder and Krang from broadcasting the "Docilizer Ray" all over the Earth. Hokum Hare gets to stand in as the Easter Bunny for the Channel 6 Easter Egg Hunt.



Home media releases


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles' Awesome Easter


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 4
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classic



  • When Shredder turns toward his control panel in the Technodrome, a switch handle appears out of nowhere.
  • When Hokum is about to use the Docilizer Ray on Shredder, Rocksteady ran out in fear even though Krang told him the ray had no effect on mutants.


  • This is the last we'll see of Donatello's full sized Portable Portal Generator until "The Day the Earth Disappeared".
  • Oddly, this episode started out with the intro for seasons 1-3.


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