Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) (season 2)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original network Syndication
Original release October 1 (1988-10-01) – December 31, 1988 (1988-12-31)
Season chronology

The second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aired in syndication. For most of this season, the Technodrome is located in Dimension X and Shredder is without Krang's help.[1]


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date TV
61"Return of the Shredder"Bill WolfDavid Wise and Patti Howeth (story)
Christy Marx (teleplay)
October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)S02E01

Shredder returns from Dimension X. However, Krang says until Shredder proves himself he will be denied the aid of his Foot Soldiers or Rocksteady and Bebop, who are still stuck in Dimension X. Shredder goes to a corrupt, sleazy karate school and teaches the students how to commit crimes while dressed as the Turtles in an attempt to discredit the real Turtles. Shredder also frees Baxter Stockman from custody and tasks him with kidnapping Splinter.

Villains: Shredder, Krang, and Baxter Stockman

Note: First Appearances of Irma and Tiffany.

Note: Vernon is now voiced by Peter Renaday.
72"The Incredible Shrinking Turtles"Bill WolfLarry ParrOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)S02E02

The turtles seek out the fragments of the eye of Sarnoth, a crystal with unimaginable power. After finding the first fragment, Shredder steals it and uses it to shrink the turtles. Now Splinter and April O'Neil must intervene. April is able to enlarge the Turtles, but our heroes lose in the end as Shredder escapes with the first fragment.

Villains: Shredder
83"It Came from Beneath the Sewers"Bill WolfLarry ParrOctober 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)S02E03

After discovering that a mutant plant has had its growth accelerated by the first fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder unleashes it on the city to attack the Turtles. Meanwhile, April is lured into a trap by Shredder, and is immediately captured. However, the Turtles disguise themselves as pizza delivery boys and free her, though Shredder escapes, again, with the fragment, while the Turtles must destroy the mutant plant that is wreaking havoc on the city.

Villains: Shredder
94"The Mean Machines"Bill WolfMichael ReavesOctober 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)S02E04

Upon finding the second fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder uses it as a power source for a supercomputer named Omnis, in the hopes of opening a portal to Dimension X. Meanwhile, the Turtles must deal with machines that suddenly go haywire all over the city.

Villains: Shredder, Omnis
105"Curse of the Evil Eye"Bill WolfMartin PaskoOctober 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)S02E05

Shredder completes the eye of Sarnoth, attaches it to his helmet, and plans to unleash its power on the world. However, when the Turtles intervene, the helmet falls into other hands.

Villains: Shredder
116"The Case of the Killer Pizzas"Bill WolfDouglas BoothNovember 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)S02E06

Krang sends the eggs of Xenomorph-like creatures, which look like meatballs, in order to assassinate the Turtles. Baxter Stockman then rigs a contest so that he and Shredder can deliver the deadly pizzas to the Turtles. However, due to heavy customer demands the Turtles end up getting ordinary pizzas, and the booby-trapped pizzas are out somewhere in New York! Shredder and Baxter may have ended up becoming victims of their own plots when the pizza monsters do not discriminate between ally and enemy.

Villains: Shredder, Baxter Stockman, and Krang
127"Enter: The Fly"Bill WolfMichael Reaves and Brynne StephensNovember 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)S02E07

Tired of Baxter Stockman's constant failures, Shredder sends him to Dimension X in exchange for bringing Bebop and Rocksteady back to Earth as his henchmen. When Krang, unable to find any more use for Baxter, tries to disintegrate him, a malfunction causes Baxter to instead cross-mutate into a fly.

Villains: Shredder, Baxter Stockman, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady

Note: This episode was created as a tribute to the classic 1958 science-fiction horror film The Fly. Its 1986 remake film of the same name premiered one year before the series began.
138"Invasion of the Punk Frogs"Bill WolfMichael ReavesNovember 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)S02E08

Shredder is running low on mutagen, so Krang sends a canister that ends up in the Everglades due to transdimensional problems. Shredder sees the mutagen canister broke, but did create four mutant frogs whom he befriends and gets to commit robberies, as well as to hate the Turtles. Donatello realizes Shredder is ordering robberies of chemicals in order to mass produce mutagen. The Turtles must not only face the misguided Frogs, but their job is complicated due to the NYPD now having an anti-Turtle task force.

Villains: Shredder, Krang

Note: First Appearances of the Punk Frogs (Attila the Frog, Genghis Frog, Rasputin the Mad Frog, and Napoleon Bonafrog). In a parallel to Splinter naming the Turtles due to his love of art history, Shredder names the frogs after conquerors and military geniuses he admires.
149"Splinter No More"Bill WolfMichael Reaves and Brynne StephensDecember 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)S02E09

Donatello devises a cure to make Master Splinter human again. Meanwhile, Shredder plans to open a gate to Dimension X.

Villains: Shredder
1510"New York's Shiniest"Bill WolfRichard MerwinDecember 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)S02E10

A robot cop, Rex-1, helps April and the Turtles defeat an evil army of robot cops under the control of Shredder.

Villains: Shredder

Note: First Appearance of Rex-1.
1611"Teenagers from Dimension X"Bill WolfMichael ReavesDecember 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)S02E11

The Neutrinos return to Earth after hearing in on the plan of Krang and Shredder to get rid of the turtles via brain-drain. Shredder finds interest in their Starmobile's ability to open dimension portals and tries to get his hands on it, and meanwhile the turtles try to get the Starmobile's main energy source running again.

Villains: Shredder and Krang
1712"The Catwoman from Channel Six"Bill WolfRichard MerwinDecember 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)S02E12

A freak accident from a transporter turns April into a cat-woman. Irma meets TMNT in order to rescue her.

Villain: Shredder
1813"Return of the Technodrome"Bill WolfMichael ReavesDecember 31, 1988 (1988-12-31)S02E13

While Splinter goes out on a retreat, the turtles must try to stop the Technodrome from returning to Earth.

Villains: Shredder and Krang


  1. Mark Pellegrini (18 September 2012). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 2 Review (Part One)". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
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