Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) s05e11 Episode Script

9062-015A - Landlord of the Flies

[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 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 [April] There seems to be no end in sight to the garbage strike that has crippled the city for almost three weeks.
More cash for trash.
More cash for trash.
Now, reporting live from the Department of Sanitation, Here is Channel 6's Vernon Fenwick with the latest reaction.
[flies buzzing] The city is in severe danger of being buried under a mountain of malodorous mold-ridden muck.
It's disgusting, revolting.
I think I'm going to be sick.
Well, it looks like Vernon finally found himself a nice, soft gig.
This is not a joking matter, Michelangelo.
A plague of flies is a serious omen.
I fear something is in the air.
[sniffing] Right, the smell of all that garbage.
It's stinking up the city so badly that our sewer is starting to smell like a well, like a sewer.
I suspect the source of that pungent aroma is far closer than you think.
Perhaps if you would get rid of your uneaten portions of pizza.
[dial tone] Hey, that gives me an idea! Who wants extra pepperoni on his pizza? All right, uh-huh, got it.
And remember our slogan, if we don't deliver your pizza in 30 minutes, tough tetrazzini! Ain't you ever heard of going on a diet? Oh, quit griping and give me a boost! Ouch! Hey, I got an idea.
We'll use these cans to get up to that window.
Eh, millions of flies.
Hey, what's going on? These flies act like they got brains or something.
[Man] Which is more than I can say for you moronic mutants! And they do have a brain mine.
It's Baxter Stockman.
Better known as the Landlord of the Flies.
All right, dudes.
Here it is.
One family-sized pizza with extra marshmallows.
We're ready, willing, and able.
Whoa, those flies have some crust! Yeah, ours! Super gross! They're everywhere! Hiyah! Hiyah! Oops.
Uh, sorry about that.
Next time, my students, I suggest you go out for pizza.
They've returned at last.
If your mutants have been successful, I'll have the final component in place for my latest project, the anti-matter platter.
What happened? Who are these creatures? They're Bebop and Rocksteady! But they're covered with-- With flies.
Simple ordinary houseflies.
Well, maybe not so ordinary.
Baxter Stockman! I should have clipped your wings when I had the chance! What--What's going on? I should warn you, Shredder, fly jokes don't go over too well with this crowd.
You've got them under your control? Let's just say I've learned to communicate with them, and they've taught me the perfection, the pride, the dignity, of flydom! And now, I shall lead my army of faithful followers in a revolution of retribution against the world of humans.
But before that, I plan to get even with you for turning me into a cockamamie fly in the first place.
Attack! Wait, no! Shredder, do something! Don't I always? Heeyah! Who turned on the air conditioner? [teeth chattering] No! No! You cheated! We did it! Yeah, we showed them flies who's stupid.
You froze them.
For once, you did something right, Shredder! Now, only one task remains.
[gulping] I suppose you're going to swat me! You supposed correctly.
All insects deserve to be squashed! [Krang] Shredder, stop! Your plan was clumsy, Baxter, but it has promise.
Your fly-by-night talent may just be what we need.
What are you driving at, Krang? If you help us bring the city to its knees, I'll use my anti-matter platter to turn you back into what used to pass for a human being.
Well, do you like my little proposition? Does a fly like garbage? [flies buzzing] We made it.
I've seen enough flies to last me the rest of my life.
Better make that two lifetimes, dude.
Check it out! [Raphael] Call it a crazy hunch, but something tells me to invest in flypaper.
Whoa, what's happening? Where did they all come from? [Leonardo] More importantly, what do they want? Great idea, Leonardo.
"Let's go up to streets to avoid the flies," you said.
Sorry.
I'm a ninja expert, not an insect expert.
Well, here comes a bunch of volunteers to give us a lesson.
The sewer's starting to look pretty good right about now.
Let's hit the underground.
[Michelangelo] Yeah, time to boogie, dudes.
The flies have taken over the city.
Everywhere you look, panicking people are running in terror.
[screaming] [screaming] [Man] W--Waiter, there's a fly in my soup! You were saying, sir? Uh, never mind.
"Flies paralyze city.
" Can I borrow that newspaper? Hey, you'll all have a turn to read it.
Oh, it's not for reading.
It's for beating! I'll fix these little buggers! Oops.
Sorry.
Man, these pesky flies are on everything! I say it's time to kick a little tail! Yeah, a really little tail.
[Turtlecom beeps] Strange.
The Turtlecom signal seemed to freak them out.
April to Turtles.
Come in! Donatello here.
What's up, April? The fly story has broken wide open.
Turn on Channel 6.
I go live in a few seconds.
[Vernon] Stay tuned for Operation Fly Storm, a Channel 6 special report.
Hey, like, there's zero visibility, dudes.
Watching a blank television set, my students? No, Master Splinter, there's a bulletin about the flies on TV.
Then first you must get the flies off TV.
April O'Neil and I will be right back with our exclusive interview with the man claiming to be the Landlord of the Flies.
[Thompson] Looks like that fly guy, won't let us get a shot of his face.
Nail this phony, April.
Don't worry, Chief, I'll ask plenty of tough questions.
Uh, exactly what would be a tough question? For one, why I ever hired you! [April] I understand you claim to be in control of these flies.
What exactly do you want? Simple.
Unless control of the city is handed over to me, my flies will turn it into the world's largest landfill.
Excellent.
Baxter is doing just as he's told.
He'd better, if he knows what's good for him.
Huh, really, Mr.
Landlord of the Flies, I hardly think a bunch of ugly little insects could do any great damage.
Oh, no? Show him, my pets! He shouldn't have called us flies ugly.
Now I'm really bugged.
[Leonardo] It's Baxter Stockman.
Old fly face himself.
[Donatello] I should have figured this one out.
Annoying insects and Baxter Stockman? They go together perfectly.
The past few hours have been merely a small sample.
Soon, I'll have the whole town buzzing.
Buzzing! Fellas, this calls for some Turtle tactics.
I like to think of us as a swat team.
Let's Turtlize them! And now, my little buzzing buddies, let us do the town.
Attack! [screaming] Go, fly boy, go! Why, what in the w-- I can't see! Phew, that was close.
[Baxter] Now, my furry followers, show them what damage you can do! Total destruction! Repeat! Total destruction! Turtle power! Come in to our parlor, said the Turtles to the flies.
Glad you could stick around, little dudes.
The Turtles! I had a feeling you might show up.
Heh, heh, looks like you're through buzzin', cousin.
Do you really think you can stop a billion flies? Not to mention a rhino and a warthog.
Rocksteady and Bebop? What are you doing here? Oh, we came to help you.
Well, we figured if Krang could turn you back into a human being, why not us? Uh, forget it, guys, we're way past the Age of Miracles.
Oh, yeah, take this, shellhead! Oh, great.
Now we're trapped.
You and your mouth! Fire at will! Yeah! Uh, which one's Will? I know there's a Leonardo, and a Raphael, and, uh-- Never mind.
Just fire at all of them! Now you're talking! All right! [Rocksteady] Bye, bye, Turtles.
This is the end of those bone domes.
Whoa, head for cover, everyone.
Whoa, talk about being stuck in traffic.
[car horns honking] I got an idea, guys.
Cowabunga! Help me rip the tops off these convertibles! Great idea, Donatello! Why exactly are we doing this? Yeah, what's the plan, Stan? What, and ruin the surprise for the viewers? What do you suppose they're doing? Beats me.
I've heard of ripping off cars, but not car tops.
Okay, on my signal, flip your lids! That's still one law around here you can't break! Yeah, the law of gravity.
Whoa, beaucoup bugs.
Looks like the Baxter man's doing his thing again.
Yes, my pets, lift! Put your furry, little backs into it! Unless you guys want to catch a cab, you'd better run! [Baxter] Trash them! Bash them! Any way you want, them! You teenaged troublemakers are powerless against me! And this is just the beginning! Soon, the entire city will be powerless! Nothing seems to stop these ferocious insects.
It's horrible, sickening, stomach-turning.
Oh, couldn't you use a better choice of words? I'm already airsick.
Huh? Your suffering has just begun.
Bad news, swat team.
Looks like we're the dudes who got swatted.
We'll just have to turn up the juice next time.
Speaking of juice, what was it that Baxter said about making the city powerless? Sorry, I was a little too busy to take notes.
[Donatello] I think I know what kind of power he meant, and if I'm right, we'd better make Turtle tracks.
[All] Turtle power! This way.
This way.
No pushing! Everyone will get a chance.
It's a good thing their brains are so tiny, otherwise, how could I convince them to fly into a jillion-zigawatt generator? Once my pets short-circuit the city's power, I will be charge! [laughing] Charge! Dream on, Stockman.
Turtles? How did you find me? You super-villain types are easy to see through.
Attack! And sheets of plastic are even easier to see through, Baxter.
You asked for it, you ninja noodniks! Now, you're going to witness the true power of my winged warriors! Push, my followers! Push! It's buckling! Watch out! [Raphael] Whoa! Head's up! They're swarming over the generator! Let's make Turtle tracks, before that thing blows! [car horns honking] [Raphael] What happened? I can't see a thing.
[Donatello] What's that noise? I think it's some dude with a really humongous flashlight.
Hi, fellas! Want a lift? Wrong, Michelangelo.
It's a dudette with a helicopter.
[Michelangelo] Cowabunga! How are we going to find Baxter and his flies in this darkness? I don't know, but we've got to keep searching.
I just know something's cooking.
Uh, speaking of cooking, I sure could go for a garlic pizza with shrimp and chocolate syrup.
Oh.
And smothered in marshmallow gravy.
Oh, please, must you talk about food? Trust me, dude, green is definitely not your color.
[Vernon moans] [Leonardo] Hold on! How come the new ballpark has lights? [Donatello] Well, it has its own generator.
But why would they turn it on now? There's no game scheduled.
I got a feeling our friend Baxter is playing at home.
April and Vernon, you stay here in case of an emergency! Sure.
Right.
We wouldn't think of moving.
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you.
You didn't think I really meant that, did you? Huh? Come on, Vernon! We've got a story to cover! If Baxter Stockman is in here, we'll knock him out of the park! I think I know a way to knock him further than that.
You guys go ahead.
I'll be back before the 7th inning stretch.
You'd better, dude, or it's back to the minors.
Looks like we were wrong.
There aren't any flies here.
Yeah, the silence of the flies.
That's what you think.
Michelangelo goes back for a long pop fly! Uh, oh.
It's a pop fly, all right, and he's brought all the kids along.
Cute family, but how does he tell them apart? Uh-oh, we're trapped.
[Michelangelo] Whoa, what's going on? Is this their idea of a squeeze play? It's Shred-head.
Well, well, if it isn't a Turtle burrito? All right, Shredder, I've done your bidding! Now make me a human like Krang promised! Why the hurry, Baxter? You make such a lovely fly.
But--But we had a deal.
Deals are made to be broken, just like the wings of a certain fly.
Now do as you're told, or you'll remain a fly forever! Yes, Shredder.
Now finish them off! Flies! To the attack! Vernon, there must be some way to save the Turtles.
How do I let you talk me into these things? I'm leaving! [organ playing] This note, it's driving the flies crazy.
This calls for an encore.
What? If I play it, they'll go.
Guys? I think we got us a whole new ballgame! So you guys want to play hardball.
We sure do.
But first, let's have a little batting practice.
See if you can handle these, Tin Grin.
Hey, ow, uh, oh-- Slide, dudes, slide! Quickly, back to the transport module.
Well, sports fans, looks like I'm back managing the team.
Go, my pets.
Do your worst! Well, like they say, Baxter, it ain't over until the portable portal generator sings.
How come Donatello always get to make all the grand entrances? So long, Baxter.
You're playing the rest of the season in another dimension.
Oh, no! Not again! I shall return! When it comes to being a super villain, Baxter is strictly fly-by-night.
[Leonardo] Look at them go! [Donatello] Well, now that Baxter's gone, the flies are no longer under his control.
[April] And so, at last, the garbage strike is finally over, and the city is back to normal.
Now, with a live report on the garbage removal project, here is Vernon Fenwick.
Get away from me! Shoo flies! Scat! Well, like the man says, Vernon, it's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.
[theme]