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* {{Anvilicious}}: A couple of episodes offhandedly talked about the dangers of drugs and protecting endangered animals (especially turtles).
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Later on in the series in the episode "Enemy of my Enemy" Shredder makes a comeback and later on in the episode its implied he will become a major villain again with the golden shuriken. This episode was most likely made as an apology for how Shredder suffered VillainDecay early in the series. (Granted he doesn't actually come back but still.)
* BaseBreaker: Venus. Most fans see her as a ReplacementScrappy for April O'Neil, but some fans think that she is an interesting concept and would like to see her return in one of the current Nickelodeon-helmed adaptations. It's particularly telling that even the franchise's creators have differing opinions on her: While Peter Laird is well-known for outright despising the character, Kevin Eastman has gone on record to say that he likes the character and hopes for her to someday make a comeback.
* CreatorsPet: Venus. [[BerserkButton Unless that creator's name is Peter Laird]].
* EarWorm: As brief as it is, the theme song is pretty catchy.
* HamAndCheese: Creator/ScottMcNeil as Bonesteel.
* HilariousInHindsight: In "Unchain My Heart, Part 2," Raphael remarks that vampires are a human problem, saying vampires don't bite turtles. Several years later, a storyline in [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Mirage's fourth volume]] (written by Laird himself, ironically enough) saw Raph bitten by vampire-like creatures and adversely affected.
** The crossover with Power Rangers as the show was aired on ''FOXKids'' when it started. 15 years later, both series would once again end up on the same network. This time on ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}''.
* HoYay: Leo and Raph still bicker and fight like they used to. Only now they aren't related because someone thought it would be a good idea for possible romance with Venus... Ooops.
** Not that, that ever stop some fans from [[IncestYayShipping shipping the four turtles]], outside this series.
* MostAnnoyingSound: The goofy sound effects can get more than a little grating after a while.
* ReplacementScrappy: Venus for April, since the latter never appeared due to Season 2 getting the can.
** The Dragonlord to Shredder.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The animatronics are better then the attempt in the third movie, but Creator/JimHenson's costumes they ain't. Very noticeable during the ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' crossover.
** The digital effects aren't a whole lot better, often looking like they were pasted onto the footage at the last minute.
* SoBadItsGood: While this incarnation of Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles is particularly infamous for its flaws, it still has its share of fans.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In an early episode, Donatello snaps at Venus and Splinter remarks the guys are still having trouble seeing her as part of the group. That was more of an InformedAttribute, as Venus really had little trouble integrating into the group, but it could've been interesting to see her struggle and change up established dynamics in the process.
* VillainDecay: Dragon Lord and Rank. [[BigBad Dragon Lord]] mostly because in the FiveEpisodePilot he almost kills Splinter and it takes all the turtles the take him down. Later on he’s defeated by itching powder…

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