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Old 03-11-2004, 09:36 AM   #1
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Classic Episode Discussion: New York's Shiniest

Alright, definitely the worst episode of season 2. It goes in my top 10 worst episodes of the entire series. Shredder just duplicates Rex 1 and let's them do all the work and complains about how they're never successful in destroying the turtles. A really bad episode IMO. Anyone else, thoughts?
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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I loathe this episode, easily the worst from the first three seasons. It just sucks. I've only seen it once but that was more than enough.
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Old 03-11-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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I haven't seen it in a long time but I remember that Rex-1 appointed himself April's protector or something like that. Shredder should have had a more active role in this episode. He should have atleast used some Dimension X technology to upgrade the Rex units. The Rex units were just some funny robocops.
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Old 03-11-2004, 01:49 PM   #4
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I didn't like it all too much, but it wasn't bad. I have it on tape and I haven't watched it very many times so that has to say something
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Old 03-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #5
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It wasn't all that great. It seemed like a homage to Robocop in a way, just without the death and stuff, but it was poorly executed, and the way they won was stupid. I mean, arobics and westerns? Dumb.
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Old 03-11-2004, 02:57 PM   #6
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It was just boring and predictable, and the ending wasn't spectacular either. I think it had something to do with the fact that Rex-1 wasn't a cool robot, like Metalhead, but a really lame robot.
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:27 PM   #7
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i liked rex one as a character...but the ep wasmn't the best....did he show up in anyother eps??
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:27 PM   #8
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This episode is o.k... Much better than Rex-1's return, "Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle" in 1991. There were a few things that bugged me though. For one thing, the Turtles called themselves amphibians. I can understand Shredder calling them that, but wouldn't they know that they are reptiles? (I think they finally figured it out, because they call themselves reptiles in a later episode)
Another thing, I always thought it was weird how they drove the Turtle van into the river, and then had it minutes later on the road. How'd they get it out of the river?? Rex-1 as a character didn't bother me much. It was a little weird how Irma was jealous of a robot.
And....Turtle shaped fireworks? haha I want some of those..
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That's all for now,, it's been awhile since I've seen this...... I may be wrong about how the turtle van thing happened.
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:34 PM   #9
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technacly the turtles are both reptiles and amphipians....since they started their lives as normal turtles and r now mutant turtles....i think that works....am i wrong??
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:58 PM   #10
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Yeah, the turtle van thing was so sloppy it made it seem that they had 2 turtle vans....
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:10 PM   #11
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This episode could have been much better. I agree that the way they won was reall dumb. I've only seen this episode 2 or 3 times. It wasn't all that bad.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:37 AM   #12
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i know the first time i saw it and saw the van go off the bridge and in the next scene saw splinter and april driving it my first thoughts were, "they've got more thab one van??" as a little kid i caught it...and i guess just decided that the green team had mulitpule turtle vans....hey i was 8....what do u want
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:26 PM   #13
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I LOVED THIS EPISODE

Seriously, I have NO clue why so many people hate it, it was a classic Robocop style spoof
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Old 03-16-2004, 11:36 PM   #14
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Jester posted:
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i know the first time i saw it and saw the van go off the bridge and in the next scene saw splinter and april driving it my first thoughts were, "they've got more thab one van??"
For some reason, I find the goof hilarious. It's like the Turtles got the stunt double van of the two and Splinter and April cruise with ease in the kept-in-perfection original! Nothing terrible can happen to the original van when Splinter only drives it during several emergencies but the stunt double van the Turtles drive into practically everything is another story....
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:44 PM   #15
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I'm not sure if I am mixing this part up with another episode/show but at the end of this episode didn't they end up in an empty amusment park/carnival and end up on the merry-go-round?
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:19 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if I am mixing this part up with another episode/show but at the end of this episode didn't they end up in an empty amusment park/carnival and end up on the merry-go-round?
Yes, this was that episode.
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Old 03-21-2004, 12:51 PM   #17
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i dont think the robo episode was so bad it was more a bit fun.
to bad krang dident get the hands on rex-1.
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Old 03-21-2004, 05:29 PM   #18
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Krang had no intention of doing so. He just mocked Shredder for all of season 2. He had no intention of helping him.
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:41 PM   #19
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I just read the synopsys at the official site, and it doesn't ring any bells... Musta missed it. Of course, I haven't seen many TMNT eps as of late, so I may have seen it and forgotten about it.

Who was the voice of Rex 1? maybe that will jog my meomory..
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #20
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Guess I'm one of the few who likes the ep. It was pretty good, but not horrible. I liked Rex the most in that ep, he was funny. The ep that sucked worse than this one was the sequel ep to this one, "Leonardo the Renisannse<sp?> Turtle". I liked the Leo aspects of the ep, but other than that it was bad. It had Rex return in the ep, but the animation was bad and other stuff.
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