Turtle Temper
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) episode
Turtle Temper
Should we tell him he's on fire?
Season Code: 101
Episode: 3
Original airdate October 6, 2012
Written by Jeremy Shipp
Supervising Producer Ant Ward
Producers: Ciro Nieli
J.R. Ventimilia
Joshua Sternin
MacGregor Middleton
Peter Hastings
Directed by Alan Wan
Episode chronology
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"Rise of the Turtles, Part 2" "New Friend, Old Enemy"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
September 29, 2012 - August 8, 2013
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Rise of the Turtles, Part 1
  2. Rise of the Turtles, Part 2
  3. Turtle Temper
  4. New Friend, Old Enemy
  5. I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman
  6. Metalhead
  7. Monkey Brains
  8. Never Say Xever
  9. The Gauntlet
  10. Panic in the Sewers
  11. Mousers Attack!
  12. It Came From The Depths
  13. I, Monster
  14. New Girl in Town
  15. The Alien Agenda
  16. The Pulverizer
  17. TCRI
  18. Cockroach Terminator
  19. Baxter's Gambit
  20. Enemy of My Enemy
  21. Karai's Vendetta
  22. The Pulverizer Returns!
  23. Parasitica
  24. Operation: Break Out
  25. Showdown, Part 1
  26. Showdown, Part 2

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"Turtle Temper" is the third episode of the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series). It originally aired on October 6, 2012.'


Major Characters

Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Spider Bytes (Vic)

Secondary Characters

The Kraang, and Master Splinter'

Main Locations


Plot Synopsis

The episode starts out with the Turtles waiting on a roof to catch the Kraang before they can break into a lab. Out of boredom, Michelangelo pokes Raphael's head until Raph gets annoyed and they start fighting. Leo tells them to be quiet, but their noise draws a human named Vic to the roof, and he sees the Turtles. He accuses them of breaking his satellite dish and insults them, making Raph even more angry. Their yelling attracts the Kraang's attention, a fight breaks out and Vic records the whole thing on his video phone. Raph tries to get the video from Vic but he gets away, and the Turtles are forced to retreat when they hear fire trucks coming.

Then in the sewer Splinter lectures Raph for letting his anger at Vic endanger their mission. As a training exercise, Splinter has the other Turtles shoot suction cup arrows at Raph, and the first time he dodges all the arrows easily. But the second time, Splinter has the Turtles repeat the same process while insulting Raph, and he ends up covered in arrows. After this, Splinter tells the Turtles they must get the video from Vic through reason instead of force.

The Turtles find Vic and Raph tries his best to politely ask him for the video on his, but Vic demands to be paid a million dollars for it and refuses to hand it over. Raph loses his patience and tries to threaten the man into cooperating, but once again his yelling attracts the Kraang. Another fight breaks out, but Raph ditches his brothers to keep arguing with Vic. This time the Kraang get away with Vic as their prisoner. Seeing that Raph and his temper have become a liability, Leo sends him home while he, Donnie and Mikey track the bad guys down.

At home, Raph complains to Spike about his problems. Splinter appears and tells him a story about his past. When he was a young man (Hamato Yoshi), he and his friend Oroku Saki (The Shredder) both loved the same woman, Tang Shen. One day, a jealous Saki insulted Yoshi in front of Tang Shen, and Yoshi struck him down in his anger. After that their rivalry grew into intense hatred, and eventually lead to the death of Tang Shen. Raph says that Splinter had no choice but to get angry when Shredder insulted him. Splinter replies that he could have chosen not to let the insults anger him, but instead he chose the opposite. Then he asks Raph what kind of choice he will make.

Meanwhile, Leo, Donnie and Mikey track the Kraang to an old building with a massive tank full of mutagen inside. They find Vic tied to a chair, and the Kraang are plotting to keep his video so they can learn more about the Turtles. As the Turtles try to save Vic, he loudly refuses to leave without his phone, giving them away to their enemies. In the battle that follows, Vic manages to get his phone back while a spider is on it, just as a stray laser breaks the mutagen tank and covers him in it. He mutates into a huge spider monster, and the Kraang retreat in fear. Blaming the Turtles for his transformation, he attacks them and Mikey promptly dubs him "Spider Bytez".

Spider Bytes proves to be a formidable foe and the Turtles are outmatched, but the tables are turned when Raph arrives. Remembering Splinter's advice, he is able to ignore Spider Bytez's insults and fight him effectively. The Turtles make a comeback and succeed in destroying the video phone. Spider Bytez retreats into the night, swearing revenge.


Splinter: "Only this time... Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo, insult Raphael"                                   Donatello: (Confused) "Wait, insult... him?"                                                                                                       Master Splinter: "Yes."                                                                                                                       Donatello: "And he can't fight back?"                                                                                                         Master Splinter: "No."                                                                                                                       Donatello: (Smiling to Leo) "I have a good feeling about this."

Raphael: "I always thought it was others destructive."

Raphael: "Wow, I didn't think this guy couldn't get any uglier!"

Raphael: "Spike, chew your leaf if you undestand." (Spike chews on leaf) Raphael: "Yeah I knew you would."       Splinter: (Suddenly appearing behind him) "I understand you too Raphael."                                                         Raphael: "Seriously, you gotta knock or something."                                                                                         Splinter: "Let me tell you a story."                                                                                                       Raphael: "Sensei, I'm not really in the mood for a story."                                                                         Splinter: "Spike, chew on your leaf if you're in the mood for a story." (Spike chews on leaf) Splinter: "Very well." (Starts telling story until Raph interrupts)                                                                                                     Raphael: "Jeez, is it that late already?" (Tries to walk away)                                                                            Splinter: "Sit" (Raph sits down and Splinter continues).

Vic: "Well, well, if it isn't the Kung-Fu Frog with the salad-tongs...!

Rapheal: "Hey, it's "Mr.Loud-Mouth" about to get his butt kicked!



  • Vic keeps calling the Turtles "Kung-Fu Frogs", possibly in reference to the Punk Frogs from the 80's cartoon.
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