Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) s05e08 Episode Script

9062-009A - Muckman Messes Up

[theme song] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes in a half shell Turtle power They're the world's Most fearsome fighting team We're really hip.
They're heroes in the half shell And they're green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hey, get a grip.
When the evil Shredder attacks These Turtle boys don't cut him no slack Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splinter taught them to be ninja teens He's a radical rat.
Leonardo leads Donatello does machines That's a fact, Jack.
Raphael is cool, but rude Gimme a break.
Michelangelo is a party dude Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes in a half shell Turtle power Hurry up, you two.
Get the door open.
Ooh, we're tryin', boss.
Well, yeah.
But Krang's door-opening gizmo won't work.
[sparks] Ooh! Wonderful.
Another technical achievement.
Krang, this is Shredder.
What is it now, Shredder? Have you found the mutagen? No.
We can't even get into Tropotron Labs.
Your door-opener won't work.
If I had intelligent help, I wouldn't need such devices.
Use your head! You heard him, Rocksteady.
Use your head.
Right, boss.
[roaring, grunting] Ow! Oh, I hope you remember this when you're thinking about my holiday bonus.
Never mind that.
Just go find that Compound X-7.
Sure thing, boss.
Uh, what's "Compound X-7"? [sighs] It's a top-secret, experimental mutagen that Krang thinks will counteract the mutation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and turn them back into tiny little turtles.
What a neat idea! Uh, yeah.
If the turtles was tiny, we could probably whip 'em.
Hey, Joe! What do you think this stuff is? Hey.
I'd say that's a fine example of week-old cauliflower, there, Garson.
No way! That's 10-day-old broccoli! Gee, you're nuts! And you call yourself a professional garbage man.
[chuckles] Sheesh.
How are we supposed to know this stuff when we see it? Simple.
It will say "Compound X-7" on the label.
Ooh, that'd be real helpful.
If we could read.
[growling, snarling] Watch this part, dudes.
It's where Smogzilla blasts the Hairy Ape.
Yeah, I know.
We've only seen it, what? A dozen times? Hey, quiet, guys.
Someone's calling on my Turtlecom.
Hi, guys.
Hi, April.
What's up? A guy called into Channel 6 News, telling us that there's a burglary in progress at Tropotron Labs.
There's a rhino, a warthog, and a man with a metal mask.
It's Shredder, Rocksteady, and Bebop.
Why, however did you figure that out? Thanks, April.
We're on our way.
Tropotron Labs, here we come! [glass smashing] [Shredder] Krang was wrong again.
There's no Compound X-7 here.
Boy, what a waste of our precious time.
Yeah.
Let's trash this place and go home.
What the-- Hey! What's goin' on? I don't know.
Somebody must have tossed something from that window there.
Hey! Whoa-ho-ho! I feel weird! What's, uh, what's happening? I don't know, Joe.
But these are pretty neat special effects! Look at that door.
I'd recognize Rocksteady and Bebop's work anywhere.
Let's get 'em! [All] Turtle power! [siren wailing] The cops.
We got to get out of here.
Quickly! To the module.
Not so fast, Shredder.
This smoke bomb will slow them down.
[Turtles coughing] Quick, you idiots! [coughing] There's the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
[coughing heavily] Uh-oh.
We're on camera.
We're also out of here! [Michelangelo] Time to boogie, dudes.
And I'm talking warp speed.
What happened to you? Yeah, what happened to me? You look like something our garbage truck rejected.
Oh, no! I've turned into a pile of muck.
Oh, that's just like you.
Always puttin' yourself first.
[screaming] Help! [Joe] Hey! What's the matter with her? [Garson] Maybe it's your breath.
[Man, on TV] And this exclusive footage shows the formerly heroic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles running from Tropotron Labs, where a break-in occurred tonight.
Police have no evidence linking these crime fighters to the incident.
At least, not yet.
Hey! Hey, Garson.
Those Turtles were in the lab tonight.
You know, Joe? I bet they did this to us.
And I'm gonna get even with them.
Count me in, Garson! Don't call me that! From now on, I'm-- I'm-- Muckman! Yeah.
And I'll be uh Joe Eyeball! Yeah! Yeah! Muckman and Joe Eyeball, sworn enemies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Yeah! [chuckles] So, uh-- So how do we find these Ninja Turtles? Well, that's easy.
Just keep your eyes peeled.
[laughs] That's not funny.
[April] The police are baffled by the sudden appearance of two more mutants in our city.
Hmm.
This could prove useful.
The pair may be connected to Garson Grunge and Joe Junkee, the two garbage men who disappeared during the burglary at Tropotron Labs.
Just as I thought! My spectro-cathode analyzer shows that these creatures have been formed from an entirely new mutagen.
It's not X-7, but it might be what we need to get rid of the Turtles.
I'll head for the city immediately.
And this time, I shall not fail.
[chuckles] How many times have we heard that before? Yeah, I know.
What number episode is this? [April] I just talked to the police, guys.
They're pretty sure that it was Shredder, Rocksteady, and Bebop who broke into Tropotron Labs last night.
Then we're no longer suspects? Well, that's a relief.
Irma and I are going to look for those two garbage mutants tonight.
This could be a humongous story.
Oh, yeah.
It'll really rank with the big ones.
Okay, but be careful.
Hey! What could happen to us? How come I'm not eager to learn that answer? Guys, I found the answer in the current issue of Genius Quarterly.
Shredder must have been looking for something called Compound X-7.
Exactly what is that, oh, scientific one? Well, according to this article, it can reverse many kinds of mutations.
Well, yeah, but can it be used as pizza topping? [Com warbles] April, where are you? We're in an alley.
We just found an abandoned garbage truck.
I think it belongs to-- [screams] Oh, no! Help! [Leonardo] April, Irma! What's going on? Help.
H-H-Help! [Leonardo] April, Irma, hang on.
We're on our way.
Have you got a fix on their location? That's the alley behind Tropotron Labs.
We're practically there! Oh, sir.
Are you those garbage men? Now I call myself "Muckman.
" Hey! And I'm Joe Eyeball.
I wonder how you ever came up with a name like that? Hey, wait a minute.
I know you.
You're that TV reporter who's supposed to be friends with the Turtles.
They're the ones who turned us into-- into this.
And now, we want revenge! Tell us where they are.
How should I know? And even if I did, I wouldn't tell you.
No matter what you do to us.
She doesn't really mean that.
Yeah-hey-hey! You are kinda cute.
How's about you and me stepping out when this thing is over? Ah, great.
The first guy interested in me in months, and he's two feet tall, green, and has his eyes on stalks.
All right, already.
Now where are those Turtles? [grunts] Put me down, you big-- big glob of garbage.
They've got April and Irma, whatever they are.
Oh, swell.
Just what this show needs.
More mutants.
Quiet! Let's take 'em by surprise.
What's happening to us? Like they say, when you gotta glow, you gotta glow.
Whoa, dudes! What is happening? You're coming with us.
We can make you tell us where those Ninja Turtles are.
Look, Irma.
It's the Turtles.
What's wrong with them? I don't know.
They look as weak as kittens.
What's up, dudes? What is happening? What's going on? I suddenly feel so weak.
Yeah.
Ditto here, dude.
[gasping] I can hardly raise my bo.
Oh, man.
I'm weak, too.
We better get out of here.
[grunts] Hey, give me a hand.
[All groaning] Thank you.
[Turtles groaning] Perhaps this soup will make you feel better, my students.
I gotta figure out what happened to us.
[sighs] You must rest, Donatello.
You're not yet strong enough.
But that muck creature has April and Irma.
Yeah.
They darn near had us.
Maybe it's only a touch of the flu, amigos.
I feel it is much more serious than that, Michelangelo.
And until you are well, you cannot hope to help April and Irma.
Krang says this mutagen tracker will locate that muck creature.
Yeah.
He also said that door-opener would open doors.
A-ha! We're picking up something.
Follow me.
[Muckman] This abandoned warehouse here might make a good hideout.
Yeah, why not? It works in every other story.
You'll never get away with this.
[chuckles] They're doin' all right so far.
Pipe down! I got to think! Whoa! It's a little late to start doin' that, Muckman.
We gotta get them Ninja Turtles.
Don't worry.
We'll get 'em when they come looking for these two.
Exactly, and we want to be there when they arrive.
Whoa-ho-ho, brother! And I thought we looked weird.
Who you callin' weird, bug eyes? Let's not fight.
We're all on the same side here.
We want to help you defeat the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because they did this to poor Bebop and Rocksteady.
[crying] Yeah.
Poor us.
Oh, gee.
Those Turtles are a real menace.
Shredder! You bigfibber! Don't believe him, fellas.
He's the bad guy.
Clam up, lady.
Any enemy of the Turtles is a friend of ours.
Excellent! All right, I found it! Found what, Donatello? Why we became so weak when we were battling that muck creature.
It seems the goo that Muckman drips reacts with our own mutated body chemistry to weaken us.
No wonder we couldn't get near that creature.
Can you formulate an antidote? I can try, but first it's back to Tropotron Labs to find a sample of the stuff that turned those guys into mutants.
And the rest of us will go after April.
Turtle power! [rapid beeping] This signal from April's Turtlecom is getting stronger-- We must be getting close.
I sense that something is wrong.
We must be careful.
Right, Master Splinter.
The signal is strongest from directly above us.
Turtle power! [screams] Oh, thanks, guys.
You took Big deal.
What's 20 years to a turtle? What are you guys doing here? We followed April's Turtlecom signal, and this is where it led us.
You mean, this Turtlecom? Shredder.
It's a trap! Now, it's my turn.
You promised, Shredder.
Muckman! And let's not forget Joe Eyeball.
Who could forget that face? Uh-oh.
[groaning] It's fall-down time! [gasps] Mutagen too powerful-- [groaning] Hey, Turtles, look who I got.
[Shredder] The Turtles, weak and helpless! Ah, I just love it when they're like that.
The battle is not yet won, Shredder.
Got ya! Whoa-oh-oh! Enough, Splinter.
Or the Turtles will suffer.
Very well, Shredder.
[Shredder, laughing] Now, the battle is won.
By me! We will take Splinter back to the Technodrome, and I'll leave you to finish off the Turtles.
Oh, but we want to finish them.
No, no.
We made a deal with Muckman.
Come on! [laughing] Say bye-bye, Turtles! [laughing] Now, this'll teach you to turn us into mutants.
Give 'em the full glow treatment.
[laughing] Hey, hey.
[groaning] It's no use.
I can'tget up.
Meneither.
What are we gonna do, April? Muckman just won't believe that the Turtles are innocent.
But they might believe the lab security camera.
Irma, Joe Eyeball has a thing for you.
I know, and it worries me.
I want you to charm him out of his sockets-- uh, shoes.
What shoes? I mean, what for? Just do it.
We've got to help the Turtles.
Oh, all right.
[sighs] Oh, Joey! Who? Me? Who else? Hey, hey-hey.
Hey, did you hear that? She's got eyes for me.
Can't we finish off the Turtles later? Please? Oh, all right.
But make it snappy.
So, you want to talk to me, my little week-old rutabaga? No.
She does.
I can prove the Turtles aren't responsible for what happened to you.
Oh, yeah? How? Untie us, and I'll show you.
You know, this better not be a trick, or else it's all over for the Turtles.
[groaning] Another few days, and I just might be able to get up.
I just hope that videotape proves we're innocent.
Or it's sayonara, shellbacks.
Sorry, folks.
No visitors after 6:00.
We're not visitors.
We're returning these two experiments to the lab.
[screams] We'd better find that videotape before the security guard reports us.
Look! There's an instant replay of Bebop and Rocksteady.
They're pouring some goo out of the lab window.
[Muckman] Hey, look! That's us before we changed.
Aw, gee.
I'm sorry.
We really messed up.
Boy, nowadays you just can't trust nobody! You gotta have eyes in the back of your head! So, uh, what do we do now? We get the Turtles back to the lair.
And quick! Maybe Donatello can figure our some way to counteract your mutagen! Okay by me! [keyboard clattering] [April] Please hurry, Donatello.
You Turtles can't stand much more contact with Muckman and Joe Eyeball.
[gasping] I know, but it's our only chance.
I need samples of the goo that Bebop and Rocksteady poured out the window, but there's none left.
Yeah-hey-hey, sure there is.
Catch.
Eew.
Aw, thanks, Joe Eyeball.
[breathing hard] I'll have to run some tests.
Don't take too long.
We must rescue Master Splinter.
Unless we get better, Master Splinter will have to rescue us.
[Shredder] What shall I do with you, Hamato Yoshi? Feed you to a polar bear or drop you into this mutagen? Do what you will with me, Shredder.
But know that evil can never conquer good.
Don't be ridiculous.
Of course it can! Why else would I be in this line of work? [Donatello] Well, I've cross-checked this formula with the DNA samples from Muckman.
This ought to make us immune to Muckman's mutagen, guys.
Uh, you actually expect us to drink this stuff? Couldn't we just pour it over pizza? Aw, come on, guys.
We'll need our strength to defeat Shredder and Krang! [moaning] Okay.
Come on over, guys.
We've got to test this antidote.
Is this close enough? Whoa.
It sure is.
I feel fine.
Me, too.
Little hungry, maybe.
Yeah? Well, try some of this.
Corned beef.
I think.
Uh, no thanks, dude.
I just lost my appetite.
It worked! Muckman and Joe Eyeball's mutagen has no effect! We're awfully sorry we got you into this mess.
And now, we're gonna help you rescue that Splinter.
I hate to bring up petty details, but how are we gonna get to the Technodrome? Oh, I've already thought of that.
We'll use the portable portal generator.
I can modify it for Earth travel.
Huh? All right.
[chattering] So long, fellas.
Good luck! Hey, Irma! Wait! I uh, I'd kind of like you to have this.
You know, to remember me by.
Eww! What is it? I don't know.
[Donatello] Well, we're ready to go.
All right.
But if we wind up in New Jersey, you'll have to answer to me.
Cowabunga! What in blazes-- What? Turtle power! The Turtles.
No problem.
I was preparing these for our conquest of Earth anyway.
[Leonardo] Foot soldiers! [Raphael] That Krang! If it isn't one thing, it's another.
All right! One down.
Uh, umpteen to go? Gee, guys, you were supposed to limbo.
Let's make turtle tracks! Hey, Muckman.
We gotta help our buddies, the Turtles.
I'm with you.
Got any ideas? What's going on? Did we miss anything? Don't just stand there.
Get those Turtles! Muckman fights with garbage! Yikes! Whoa! Nice slide, dudes.
But you'reout! Way to go, Joe Eyeball! Keep it up! I'm getting out of here-- Aah! Wait for me-- Shredder and Krang are getting away.
Hey, we're in the Arctic.
Where can they go? At least I will have my revenge on you, Hamato Yoshi.
[beeps] I think not, Shredder.
No! Stop! Hey, sensei! All right! I am glad to see you, my students.
I'll get you down, Master Splinter.
We better get out of here, fellas.
This portal don't look too good.
Muckman is right.
The portable portal generator's power is running out.
[Raphael] Come on, let's go.
[Michelangelo] Cowabunga! Ah, looks like we made it just in time.
[rattling] Another example of cutting-edge technology.
[Leonardo] Great party, Irma.
[Irma] Ah, you guys are easy to please.
Two dozen pizzas, and I'm the hostess with the mostest.
H-H-Hey! What do you say you and me become a regular item, babe? No hard feelings, Joe Eyeball, but I prefer my men a little taller.
Aw, gee.
But you do have lovely eyes.
Hey! Really? Whoa.
Oh, gosh, hey! You know, Muckman, if I work on it, I just might find a way to make you guys normal again.
Aw, take your time.
Before, we was just garbagemen.
But now, we're mutant heroes.
Phew.
When's the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator, Irma? All right! Whoa! Whoa-ho-ho! Yay! I was hopin' there'd be dessert.
Oh, gross! [Turtles groaning] [theme]