* ActorAllusion: Actor Creator/GaryChalk, who plays Silver, an ape in ''Next Mutation'', also plays ape[=/=][[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transformer]] [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus Primal]].
* CreatorBacklash: For your own safety, never, ever, ''[[BerserkButton ever]]'' mention this to franchise co-creator Peter Laird.
* ExecutiveMeddling: It is believed that Venus De Milo's creation was a result of this, though nothing was confirmed.
** Not during the production of the show, but still related to it regardless. Peter Laird's [[BerserkButton hatred of this incarnation]] led to Venus De Milo not returning in the 2003 cartoon and all future incarnations that were under his rule. Only now is there even a ''possibility'' of such a thing happening.
* HeyItsThatGuy[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice: Leo, Don, Raph, Mikey and Venus are voiced by Creator/MichaelDobson, Jason Gray-Stanford (Randy from ''Series/{{Monk}}''), Creator/MattHill, Creator/KirbyMorrow and Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg respectily. The person who wears the Leonardo suit is GabeKhouth.
** Creator/GaryChalk voices Silver the Yeti.
** Vampire viliianess Vam-Mi is voiced by SaffronHenderson.
** Hunter, Simon Bonesteel, played by Creator/ScottMcNeil.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} owning the franchise, and Saban getting the rights back were probably the only reasons this show was finally able to release it in 2012 (at least, in America).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If the series had continued past the first season Splinter would have been KilledOffForReal (probably by the Dragonlord). Some fans think this dramatic development just might have been worth putting up with everything else.
** Season 2 also apparently would have been animated and introduced April O' Neil and Casey Jones. The season finale also greatly hinted that [[spoiler: The Shredder]] would have become the next season's BigBad.
** According to the book Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, the fifth turtle Kirby from the scrapped fourth live-action film was supposed to be the fifth turtle in this series, but Saban refused to make the show unless the fifth turtle was female.
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