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Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-01-2017, 10:21 AM
What was your first TMNT toy, and when did first see it? I first bought the "Epic Begins" videotape, and then caught "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles" on TV.

Wesley
02-01-2017, 01:55 PM
I think the first episode I remember seeing was "Enter: The Shredder" or "Super Irma" when I was 3 or 4, though I'm not sure (I just remember seeing a scene or two from those eps).

pferreira
02-02-2017, 09:48 AM
Return of the Shredder was the first episode I watched on Going Live I think.

Powder
02-02-2017, 06:38 PM
Not a damn clue.

CyberCubed
02-03-2017, 01:07 PM
It was probably a Season 2 episode. Obviously there's no way to know for sure.

ABrown
02-03-2017, 01:43 PM
I'm thinking mine is a season two episode. I remember it airing on Sunday mornings. That would've had to be before it entered five day a week syndication during season three.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-03-2017, 02:52 PM
I'm thinking mine is a season two episode. I remember it airing on Sunday mornings. That would've had to be before it entered five day a week syndication during season three.

Season 2 is 1988, if it may help you.

Prowler
02-04-2017, 04:12 AM
Turtle Tracks.

ABrown
02-04-2017, 09:00 AM
Season 2 is 1988, if it may help you.

See in the Fall of 1987/Spring of 1988, I was still 100% into Transformers. And then in the Fall of 1988/Spring of 1989, I really wasn't into anything. I believe that it was during that season (season 2) that I saw my first TMNT episode. Cause it wasn't until I saw the first movie in the theater in the Spring of 1990, after the series had entered five day a week syndication (season 3) that I really got into the cartoon.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-04-2017, 02:42 PM
See in the Fall of 1987/Spring of 1988, I was still 100% into Transformers. And then in the Fall of 1988/Spring of 1989, I really wasn't into anything. I believe that it was during that season (season 2) that I saw my first TMNT episode. Cause it wasn't until I saw the first movie in the theater in the Spring of 1990, after the series had entered five day a week syndication (season 3) that I really got into the cartoon.

Maybe you watched a rerun.

Storm Eagle
02-04-2017, 03:17 PM
It was probably "The Case of the Killer Pizzas". It's the earliest episode I remember seeing, but I probably didn't watch all the way through. It's a season 2 episode, and I did see that one while season 2 was active, but I don't think I was really into the show until the summer before season 3 started.

DestronMirage22
02-05-2017, 12:12 AM
Pretty sure it was The Great Boldini.
On a roll with these threads aren'tcha Original? :lol:

HeroTurtlesFan
02-06-2017, 06:33 AM
My first episode was "Curse of the Evil Eye" from season 2 (though BBC never showed season 1, so the show had only been on for a few weeks). Watched it, loved it, picked up issue #1 of the Hero Turtles comic shortly thereafter.

First toys (there was a real shortage in the UK during much of 1990!) - my brother got Donatello, I got Shredder and my sister got April. I got the rest for Christmas that year.

Jephael
02-06-2017, 01:32 PM
I remember my first real experience watching the show was catching the last few moments of "The Old Switcheroo" and then "The Ninja Sword of Nowhere". Looking back, it's kinda interesting to think that the latter of those episode had Rob Paulsen unable to play Raphael, ergo he was played by one of his 1989 substitutes. It wasn't until after watching reruns of that season during the '90s and becoming more familiar with all the characters that I took notice.

oldmanwinters
02-06-2017, 02:34 PM
I really don't remember, but I think I caught a portion one of the syndicated episodes early in the morning before leaving for school.

Seems like it was probably "The Fifth Turtle."

I remember liking Raphael's personality and the fact that he seemed to perform especially competent in that episode. I got Raphael as my first action figure just because I loved the way the toyline box art looked and I thought the red mask was the best visual look.

The early weekday timeslot made it difficult for me to watch the show, so I was really happy when it premiered on CBS Saturday mornings, even though that meant I didn't get much opportunity to watch the Season 1-3 episodes that weren't released on VHS.

pferreira
02-09-2017, 09:55 AM
First toys (there was a real shortage in the UK during much of 1990!) - my brother got Donatello, I got Shredder and my sister got April. I got the rest for Christmas that year.I got the four Turtles one year at Wimbledon market and they started to brake as soon as I got home to open them. :lol:

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-11-2017, 06:35 AM
My first episode was "Curse of the Evil Eye" from season 2 (though BBC never showed season 1, so the show had only been on for a few weeks). Watched it, loved it, picked up issue #1 of the Hero Turtles comic shortly thereafter.

First toys (there was a real shortage in the UK during much of 1990!) - my brother got Donatello, I got Shredder and my sister got April. I got the rest for Christmas that year.

Didn't someone else air season 1, like sky. Having TMNT on BBC in the UK anyway is like if Sweden would have it on SVT. :)

pferreira
02-16-2017, 09:38 AM
Didn't someone else air season 1, like sky. Having TMNT on BBC in the UK anyway is like if Sweden would have it on SVT. :)While it was being shown on the BBC Sky One showed the entire series. sometimes two episodes a day as part of the DJ Kat Show from the very beginning all the way to the end.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
02-16-2017, 01:49 PM
While it was being shown on the BBC Sky One showed the entire series. sometimes two episodes a day as part of the DJ Kat Show from the very beginning all the way to the end.

But BBC is controlled by the government of the UK and financed as public service. Can just image how parents would complain for airing "violent children's series" with money paid by TV licenses.

pferreira
02-23-2017, 09:14 AM
But BBC is controlled by the government of the UK and financed as public service. Can just image how parents would complain for airing "violent children's series" with money paid by TV licenses.They got around any of that by editing the hell out of the cartoon hence 'Hero Turtles' but yeah parents still complained it was a violent show.

Anarchistguy
03-05-2017, 07:22 PM
My first episode was Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X. I remember it like it was yesterday. Seeing Leonardo slice the weather maker machine in half looked so badass to me at the time. It got me hooked on the show and I learned english in the process.

Icebot
03-06-2017, 02:26 AM
I think my first episode was Rondo in New York.

ZariusTwo
03-06-2017, 08:07 AM
Although I'm sure it was "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles" my strongest memory when I was younger was "Splinter No More"

Prowler
03-06-2017, 02:35 PM
Although I'm sure it was "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles" my strongest memory when I was younger was "Splinter No More"
Unrelated but a FW series episode that got me on the edge of my seat when I was a kid was The Maltese Hamster. I dunno but seeing every turtle and Splinter abducted by Big Louie's men except for Donatello was kinda sad to see. I was eagerly awaiting for Don to save them and kick those mobsters' asses.

Vegita-San
03-06-2017, 08:54 PM
i think mine was the big rip off.

i hated the show at first, but i stuck with it.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-06-2017, 10:12 PM
I honestly don't remember what the first one I saw was, but I didn't really start watching it until after the movie came out, so probably season 3. I do remember that after they started showing it in the afternoons I watched every episode from the beginning on up.

dragonside
03-07-2017, 12:19 AM
I was lucky enough to watch Once Upon A Time Machine on VHS - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles' Awesome Easter

That was the best episode, and I never really appreciated it until after I rediscovered TMNT.

I also watched Donatello's Degree and the Big Rip Off.

ZariusTwo
03-07-2017, 11:52 AM
Unrelated but a FW series episode that got me on the edge of my seat when I was a kid was The Maltese Hamster. I dunno but seeing every turtle and Splinter abducted by Big Louie's men except for Donatello was kinda sad to see. I was eagerly awaiting for Don to save them and kick those mobsters' asses.

I agree, one of my favourite episodes. The Butcher's men were incredibly competant, and Donatello having a whole building topple on him remained a strong memory

Plus..."men's underwear". Classic.

ToTheNines
03-08-2017, 05:22 AM
I want to say my first episode was A Real Snow Job, which aired before I was even 2 and a half. I still have the VHS recording my Mom made when it first aired along with Venice on the Half-shell.

When I rediscovered TMNT in like 2001, my cousin had the Cowabunga Shredhead VHS with that and New Yorks Shiniest on it. We pretty much wore the tape out, even though they weren't the best episodes lol.

Zachatello00
03-08-2017, 09:17 AM
My friends had tried SO hard to get me to watch TMNT, and I just didn't like what was I looking at. While I was still deeply entrenched in Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers and Ducktales, Turtles was happening without my notice.

Finally, just to shut them up, and even more to be able to say "I watched it, and I didn't like it, leave me alone", I finally tuned in.

The episode was a season 3 episode, "Casey Jones: Outlaw Hero". Yup. They were right, and I was hooked.

So, very soon after, we ended up with the four turtles, and of course, this Casey Jones guy, because I could tell after watching that episode, that Casey was going to be WAY more important to the series than April...