Turtle-dega Nights: The Ballad of Rat Man
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 030
Episode: 22A
Original airdate October 18, 2019 (online)

October 26, 2019 (Nicktoons)

Written by Jesse Gordon
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Directed by Abe Audish
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: Alicia Chan
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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

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"Turtle-dega Nights: The Ballad of Rat Man" is the thirty-ninth episode (Episode 22A) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on October 26th, 2019.


Splinter enters the Turtle Tank in a demolition derby.


Major Characters

Minor Characters



  • The title is a nod to the 2006 film, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
  • This episode, along with "The Ancient Art of Ninja Hide and Seek", was leaked early online.
  • Splinter refers Donatello by his real name, a first in the series.
  • Donnie quoting, "It probably would've been cooler if you were a tiger," is a shout out to Splinter's voice actor, Eric Bauza having voiced Tiger Claw in the 2012 TV series.
  • Big Mama's vehicle is reminiscent of the Mad Max film series.
  • This episode marks the final in-person appearance of Warren Stone in the series. His last in-person appearance with any significant character development was in "Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree", and his last appearance of any kind (not in person) would be in "One Man's Junk".


  • The Operator is credited as a penguin rather than an octopus in this episode.



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