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Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 3 E 9 HATE

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Whilst taking some time out at the Jones farm upstate, Mikey, Raph and Don run into a group of conspiracy theorists out to rid the world of extraterrestrials...

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  • Adaptation Name Change: In the original comic, the hate group was named Committee to Rebuild American Patriotism. The change fits with the fallout of the Triceraton invasion, but the original acronym obviously wouldn't have flew with the censors.
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  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: While trying to gin up his crew, Skonk walks them through this:
    Skonk: What do these sightings have in common?
    Mook: Uh, aliens?
    Skonk: No! Well, yeah, but no. What else?
    Mooks: [beat] New York City!
  • Breather Episode: Lampshaded by Casey, who notes they got away from the city to have some quiet time after the invasion and other events.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Casey's mom reveals she knows he wasn't upfront with her about April. She also knew about Leo and Splinter's presence the entire time—saying she'd really like to know the explanation someday.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: The group Humans Against The Extraterrestrials.
  • Continuity Nod: To prove aliens are among us, Skonk cites reports of not just Turtle sightings in the sewers, but also a subway fight and alley chase.
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  • Don't Try This at Home: Donatello's opening narration.
    Donatello: Warning: the stunt you are about to witness is performed by professional maniacs. Do not attempt this yourself.
  • Embarrassing First Name:
    Mrs. Jones: Who is this crazy woman, Arnold?
    Casey: Ma, I told ya never to call me that!
  • Insane Troll Logic: Skonk says the supposed alien sightings have all taken place in New York City, so the only solution is to blow it up.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: The Turtles
  • Overprotective Dad: Casey's mom.
  • Race Lift: One-shot villain Skonk, who was turned from black to white.
  • Secret Test of Character: Casey's mother does this to April throughout the episode.
  • Shout-Out: One of the conspiracy theorists calls Mikey "E.T."
  • So Proud of You: Casey's mom is most impressed with how April handled her tests.
  • Sparedbythe Adaptation: In the comic, Skonk was killed off in the explosion, here he's gets merely incapacitated and left for the authorities.
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  • Unnamed Parent: Casey's mom.
  • William Telling: Mikey and Raph are doing this with Don in their first scene.


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