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** The Italian theme song. It sounds ''absolutely nothing'' like the original, but it's nice and [[EarWorm surprisingly catchy]].

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** The Italian theme song. It sounds ''absolutely nothing'' like the original, but it's nice and [[EarWorm surprisingly catchy]].catchy.



* EarWorm:
** The original theme.
** "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, heroes in a half shell, Turtle Power!"



** Bebop and Rocksteady.
** The Rat King.

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** Tempestra.
** Shreeka to some.
** [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Medusa.]]

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** "MY PRECIOUS POWER RING.....''GOOOOONE FOREVER''....."


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** "OH NOOOOO, IT'S MELLLTING. MY PRECIOUS POWER RING, GONE ''FOREVER.....''" ''([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdHBoG2bLY screeches like a pterodactyl]])''

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** In ''"The Four Musketurtles"'' there's a brief shot that includes a [[DemBones walking skeleton]]. There's no way it's somebody in a costume, since you can see through the ribs and pelvis.


* CommonKnowledge: Many people believe that this version of the Shredder is a [[AdaptationalWimp downgrade]] from a more fearsome counterpart in the comics. In fact, it's the other way around: this Shredder, though certainly a source of comedy, is [[AdaptationalBadass a far greater threat]] than his comics counterpart. While the Shredder from the original comics ended up getting [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] and killed by the Turtles in his first appearance, this Shredder is a BadassNormal ninja master who can hold his own against the Turtles despite being only human, possesses combat skills only rivaled by [[OldMaster Master Splinter]], and quite a few of his schemes are [[BewareTheSillyOnes potentially deadly]].

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* CommonKnowledge: CommonKnowledge:
** Many fans will tell you that the Turtles hate [[StockYuck/{{Anchovies}} anchovies]] on their pizza. While several storybooks based on the cartoon have brought this up and Michelangelo did specifically say he wanted no anchovies in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles the first film]] when he phoned a delivery, the cartoon itself never said they hated them. Quite the opposite in fact; several episodes have mentioned that they did eat pizzas with anchovies.
** Krang isn't an Utrom. It's true his appearance was ''inspired'' by the Utroms, but he is himself a disembodied brain from {{another dimension}}. The Utroms are brain-like creatures from another planet.
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Many people believe that this version of the Shredder is a [[AdaptationalWimp downgrade]] from a more fearsome counterpart in the comics. In fact, it's the other way around: this Shredder, though certainly a source of comedy, is [[AdaptationalBadass a far greater threat]] than his comics counterpart. While the Shredder from the original comics ended up getting [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] and killed by the Turtles in his first appearance, this Shredder is a BadassNormal ninja master who can hold his own against the Turtles despite being only human, possesses combat skills only rivaled by [[OldMaster Master Splinter]], and quite a few of his schemes are [[BewareTheSillyOnes potentially deadly]].

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* CommonKnowledge: Many people believe that this version of the Shredder is a [[AdaptationalWimp downgrade]] from a more fearsome counterpart in the comics. In fact, it's the other way around: this Shredder, though certainly a source of comedy, is [[AdaptationalBadass a far greater threat]] than his comics counterpart. While the Shredder from the original comics ended up getting [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] and killed by the Turtles in his first appearance, this Shredder is a BadassNormal ninja master who can hold his own against the Turtles despite being only human, possesses combat skills only rivaled by [[OldMaster Master Splinter]], and quite a few of his schemes are [[BewareTheSillyOnes potentially deadly]].


* MoralEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler: Shredder crosses this in the first episode of season 8 when he actually ''destroys'' the Channel 6 building which takes it out of commission for the rest of the series.]]
*** [[spoiler: In the same episode, it is stated by Bezerko that Krang committed genocide against his people, because he had no further use for them]].
** Long before that, there was Shredder intentionally exposing April to the lethal fumes of the Doku plant back in "Enter: The Fly," which very nearly killed her. And this was back in the second season, which had already been made LighterAndSofter than season 1!
** Bebop and Rocksteady cross this in "Shredder Triumphant" when they try and shove the Channel 6 crew out of a window.
** Krang likely crossed it sooner in "Return of the Technodrome" when he tries to destroy New York with an earthquake after its populace refuses to vacate the city so he can use it as a base of operations.

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* MoralEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler: Shredder crosses
MoralEventHorizon: See the right section of [[MoralEventHorizon/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles this in the first episode of season 8 when he actually ''destroys'' the Channel 6 building which takes it out of commission page]] for the rest of the series.]]
*** [[spoiler: In the same episode, it is stated by Bezerko that Krang committed genocide against his people, because he had no further use for them]].
** Long before that, there was Shredder intentionally exposing April to the lethal fumes of the Doku plant back in "Enter: The Fly," which very nearly killed her. And this was back in the second season, which had already been made LighterAndSofter than season 1!
** Bebop and Rocksteady cross this in "Shredder Triumphant" when they try and shove the Channel 6 crew out of a window.
** Krang likely crossed it sooner in "Return of the Technodrome" when he tries to destroy New York with an earthquake after its populace refuses to vacate the city so he can use it as a base of operations.
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*** Not completely, as Leo actually said it once or twice in the original Mirage comics. Still usually spoken with no context, both there and here.


** "Donatello does machines!". Made even more hilarious by the fact that he's the only turtle without an official LoveInterest. Though it's been implied that Irma does canonically have a bit of crush on Donatello in several episodes such as "Sky Turtles" and "Invasion Of The Turtle Snatchers", which means that he's [[ShrinkingViolet really shy]], or ObliviousToLove, unless he's actually {{Robosexual}}.

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** "Donatello [[{{robosexual}} does machines!".machines]]!". Made even more hilarious by the fact that he's the only turtle without an official LoveInterest. Though it's been implied that Irma does canonically have a bit of crush on Donatello in several episodes such as "Sky Turtles" and "Invasion Of The Turtle Snatchers", which means that he's [[ShrinkingViolet really shy]], or ObliviousToLove, unless he's actually {{Robosexual}}.



** In the first episode, "Turtle Tracks", there's a sequence where Donatello flips in front of April to stop her from leaving and speaks with Rob Paulsen's voice. Though this was a mistake, [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Rob Paulsen would be voicing Donatello again 25 years later…]]

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** In the first episode, "Turtle Tracks", there's a sequence where Donatello flips in front of April to stop her from leaving and speaks with Rob Paulsen's Creator/RobPaulsen's voice. Though this was a mistake, [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Rob Paulsen would be voicing Donatello again 25 years later…]]


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** Leonardo means "bold as a lion". Creator/CamClarke, who voices Leonardo in this cartoon, would go on to voice [[Franchise/TheLionKing Simba]] in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games.


* FanNickname: The show's Shredder is sometimes referred to as "Uncle Phil", thanks to voice actor James Avery's [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir most famous role]].


* JerkassWoobie:
** Baxter Stockman. Starting out he was just trying to legally make money off his inventions and the Shredder offered him work, but then tried to murder him [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to keep him from saying anything about his plans]], and after being rescued by the turtles he's left tied to a telephone pull. In Season 2 he's shanghaied by Shredder into helping him again and the abuse he takes eventually turns him into a full blown villain and he's turned a mutant fly. Later he tries to make himself human again and the turtles stop him for no good reason by kicking him into a dimensional portal where he's apparently eaten by a spider monster. He's one of the least evil villains on the show but the only one with a (heavily implied) canon death.
** Shredder is a {{Jerkass}} who wants to TakeOverTheWorld, but he's working with a partner who was absolutely no respect for him (even one the rare moments when his successful), is constantly humiliated by the turtles and has his plans thwarted by the sheer stupidity of his two minions.

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JerkassWoobie: Baxter Stockman. Starting out he was just trying to legally make money off his inventions and the Shredder offered him work, but then tried to murder him [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to keep him from saying anything about his plans]], and after being rescued by the turtles he's left tied to a telephone pull. In Season 2 he's shanghaied by Shredder into helping him again and the abuse he takes eventually turns him into a full blown villain and he's turned a mutant fly. Later he tries to make himself human again and the turtles stop him for no good reason by kicking him into a dimensional portal where he's apparently eaten by a spider monster. He's one of the least evil villains on the show but the only one with a (heavily implied) canon death.
** Shredder is a {{Jerkass}} who wants to TakeOverTheWorld, but he's working with a partner who was absolutely no respect for him (even one the rare moments when his successful), is constantly humiliated by the turtles and has his plans thwarted by the sheer stupidity of his two minions.
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* TheWoobie:
** Michaelangelo has his moment of this when he thinks everyone forgot his birthday in "Michaelangelo's Birthday", which makes it even worse when he runs into Shredder.
** Splinter in "Splinter No More".
** Donatello in "Donatello's Duplicate" ''easily'' counts for this.
** Leonardo in "Take Me To Your Leader". Even this Leonardo-neutral fangirl wanted to hug him.
** Raphael in the beginning of "Raphael: Turtle Of A Thousand Faces".
** Baxter Stockman, even when he was a JerkAss. Some scenes where he's abused and mistreated are actually pretty uncomfortable to watch.
** Krang sort of was one in "Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X". It's the sadness in his voice when he tells General Traag how he lost his body when they "banished him to this [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet miserable mud-ball]]" as well as how upset he was about Traag and Granitor seeing him without his body.
** The Neutrinos also count considering they're just kids in a [[CrapsackWorld war filled world like Dimension X]], and are hunted down because they don't want to join in on the fighting. Especially [[TheChick Kala]].
--> '''Kala''': "You don't know what it's like.... living in a place where everyone wants to do you in....just for the crime of being ''young''." [[TearJerker (She starts to cry.)]]
** Irma could also be seen as this, seeing as how she can never quite seem to have a decent boyfriend.


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* BizarroEpisode: "Vacation in Europe' which was ''13 Bizarro episodes in a row''.

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* AssPull: Happens quite a bit, and can be excused somewhat by the show running on RuleOfFunny.
** A severe case of this happens at the end of the episode "Rock Around The Block".

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Happens quite a bit, and can be excused somewhat by the show running on RuleOfFunny.
** %%** A severe case of this happens at the end of the episode "Rock Around The Block".


* AccidentalInnuendo: "Donatello does machines!". Made even more hilarious by the fact that he's the only turtle without an official LoveInterest. Though it's been implied that Irma does canonically have a bit of crush on Donatello in several episodes such as "Sky Turtles" and "Invasion Of The Turtle Snatchers", which means that he's [[ShrinkingViolet really shy]], or ObliviousToLove, unless he's actually {{Robosexual}}.

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"Donatello does machines!". Made even more hilarious by the fact that he's the only turtle without an official LoveInterest. Though it's been implied that Irma does canonically have a bit of crush on Donatello in several episodes such as "Sky Turtles" and "Invasion Of The Turtle Snatchers", which means that he's [[ShrinkingViolet really shy]], or ObliviousToLove, unless he's actually {{Robosexual}}.

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