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** To say NOTHING of the Neutrinos in their first appearance. You think the Turtles employ TotallyRadical dialogue? Toned down in later appearances, but still pretty blatant that these characters came from the eighties.


** SpinoffCookbook: ''The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook'' by Peggy Paul Casella was published in 2017.

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** * SpinoffCookbook: ''The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook'' by Peggy Paul Casella was published in 2017.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Mona Lisa was originally going to be a [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation female turtle]], but Eastman and Laird rejected it, so she was reimagined into some kind of lizard, which is why her head and feet look like the TMNT's. Supposedly they ''still'' didn't like her even after these changes, and ordered the makers of the show not to use her again.
** According to [[http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Mona_Lisa_%281987_TV_series%29 that other wiki]], Mona Lisa would've came back anyway, some time after the 8th season but the story scrapped in favor of the Lord Dregg and Carter story arc instead.

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Mona Lisa was originally going to be a [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation female turtle]], but Eastman and Laird rejected it, so she was reimagined into some kind of lizard, which is why her head and feet look like the TMNT's. Supposedly they ''still'' didn't like her even after these changes, and ordered the makers of the show not to use her again.
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again. According to [[http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Mona_Lisa_%281987_TV_series%29 that other wiki]], Mona Lisa would've came back anyway, some time after the 8th season but the story scrapped in favor of the Lord Dregg and Carter story arc instead.



* NamesTheSame: In season eight, there's a villain named Megavolt, who shares the same name as another villainous character named [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Megavolt.]]

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In season eight, there's a villain named Megavolt, who shares the same name as another villainous character named [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Megavolt.]]



* StarMakingRole: For Creator/RobPaulsen. It was his success as the voice of Raphael that really got his voice acting career off the ground.

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** SpinoffCookbook: ''The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook'' by Peggy Paul Casella was published in 2017.
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For Creator/RobPaulsen. It was his success as the voice of Raphael that really got his voice acting career off the ground.



* TalkingToHimself: Constantly, as most of the show's voices were done by a handful of regulars.
** One example that stands out is Creator/PatFraley who did the voices of Krang and Baxter Stockman, and has one scene where the human Baxter is sent to the Technodrome's disentigrator, and begs Krang to spare his life only to have Krang refuse him. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome That means that Pat Fraley was begging himself to spare his life, and he refused his own request for mercy]]. This scene is also played very convincingly due to Pat Fraley's enormous voice acting talent, and to think he also did several other major characters on the show is nothing less than amazing.
* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Mona Lisa's action figure had a slightly different design than her cartoon version: black hair instead of brown, feet with three toes instead of two, and fins on her arms and legs.

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* TalkingToHimself: Constantly, as most of the show's voices were done by a handful of regulars.
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regulars. One example that stands out is Creator/PatFraley who did the voices of Krang and Baxter Stockman, and has one scene where the human Baxter is sent to the Technodrome's disentigrator, and begs Krang to spare his life only to have Krang refuse him. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome That means that Pat Fraley was begging himself to spare his life, and he refused his own request for mercy]]. This scene is also played very convincingly due to Pat Fraley's enormous voice acting talent, and to think he also did several other major characters on the show is nothing less than amazing.
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Mona Lisa's action figure had a slightly different design than her cartoon version: black hair instead of brown, feet with three toes instead of two, and fins on her arms and legs.

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* VoicesInOneRoom: The main cast did the recordings together throughout the show's run, allowing for better character byplay and ad-libs.

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* HeAlsoDid: Chuck Lorre wrote and performed the spoken lyrics for the famous theme tune, before going onto being a successful sitcom writer/producer/creator, including creating sitcom mega-hits ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.


* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him and co-creator Eastman's advice was ignored. The aforementioned Kevin Eastman, however, actually seemed rather fond of the whole experience, and Bebop and Rocksteady (characters that Peter Laird has admitted to disliking) are among his favorite TMNT characters.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him his and co-creator Eastman's advice was ignored. The aforementioned Kevin Eastman, however, actually seemed rather fond of the whole experience, and Bebop and Rocksteady (characters that Peter Laird has admitted to disliking) are among his favorite TMNT characters.


* FanNickname: "Clonatello" or "Duplicatello" for Donatello's EvilTwin duplicate he creates in "Donatello's Duplicate".

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"Clonatello" or "Duplicatello" for Donatello's EvilTwin duplicate he creates in "Donatello's Duplicate".Duplicate".
** The show's Shredder is sometimes referred to as "Uncle Phil", thanks to voice actor James Avery's [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir most famous role]].

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* In "Enter The Shredder" Raphael says to (presumably) Rocksteady "Didn't I see you in {{Disney/The Jungle Book}}?". This could be a reference to the fact that there was indeed meant to be a rhino character called {{NamesTheSame/Rocky}} in that film, but his scene was cut.


** Raphael also had a few different voice actors over the course of the show; Thom Pinto voiced him for a few Season 3 episodes, Hal Rayle filled in for the "Vacation in Europe" episodes, and Michael Gough (no, not [[{{Film/Batman}} that one]]) replaced Creator/RobPaulsen for the final season.

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** Raphael also had a few different voice actors over the course of the show; Thom Pinto voiced him for a few Season 3 episodes, Hal Rayle filled in for the "Vacation in Europe" episodes, and Michael Gough (no, not [[{{Film/Batman}} [[Film/Batman1989 that one]]) replaced Creator/RobPaulsen for the final season.

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** In the [=NHK=] [=BS2=] (Now BS Premium) dub from Japan, it's Creator/AkioOhtsuka as Casey Jones.


** One example that stands out is Creator/PatFraley who did the voices of Krang and Baxter Stockman, and has one scene where the human Baxter is sent to the Technodrome's disentigrator, and begs Krang to spare his life only to have Krang refuse him. [[MomentOfAwesome That means that Pat Fraley was begging himself to spare his life, and he refused his own request for mercy]]. This scene is also played very convincingly due to Pat Fraley's enormous voice acting talent, and to think he also did several other major characters on the show is nothing less than amazing.

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** One example that stands out is Creator/PatFraley who did the voices of Krang and Baxter Stockman, and has one scene where the human Baxter is sent to the Technodrome's disentigrator, and begs Krang to spare his life only to have Krang refuse him. [[MomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome That means that Pat Fraley was begging himself to spare his life, and he refused his own request for mercy]]. This scene is also played very convincingly due to Pat Fraley's enormous voice acting talent, and to think he also did several other major characters on the show is nothing less than amazing.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Being in the 80s into the mid 90s, this was a given. First season alone had the Turtles in 80s wear when out on the street, Raph makes a lot of pop culture refs and heck, one of the search spots for the Technodrome ended up near the ''World Trade Center''.

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* WagTheDirector: According to Renae Jacobs (April), the voice actors frequently undermined the efforts of the show's creators to make the show grittier and more serious, instead embracing silliness and jokes for both children and adults.


* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him and Eastman's advice was ignored. Other co-creator, Kevin Eastman, however, actually seemed rather fond of the whole experience, and Bebop and Rocksteady (characters that Peter Laird has admitted to disliking) are among his favorite TMNT characters.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him and co-creator Eastman's advice was ignored. Other co-creator, The aforementioned Kevin Eastman, however, actually seemed rather fond of the whole experience, and Bebop and Rocksteady (characters that Peter Laird has admitted to disliking) are among his favorite TMNT characters.


* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him and Eastman's advice was ignored.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Peter Laird, [[http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/ask-pl-15.html on his blog]], when asked about the "Red Sky" seasons, said he never saw them because he stopped watching the series in the early seasons because he thought it was just "repetitive silliness", and disliked that him and Eastman's advice was ignored. Other co-creator, Kevin Eastman, however, actually seemed rather fond of the whole experience, and Bebop and Rocksteady (characters that Peter Laird has admitted to disliking) are among his favorite TMNT characters.

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