|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) episode|
"Smells like a butt sandwich."
|Original airdate||March 15, 2013|
|Written by||Jeremy Shipp|
|Supervising Producer||Ant Ward|
|Directed by||Juan Jose Meza-Leon|
"Cockroach Terminator" is the eighteenth episode of the 2012 TV series. It first aired on March 15, 2013.
While Leo, Mikey, and Raph are eating instant ramen in the kitchen, a cockroach crawls around on the table. First it goes Leo, then Mikey, but when it goes on Raph, he panics. Raph grabs his sai and tries to kill the cockroach, until Donnie comes and stops him. He explains that this roach is special because he fitted it with a spy camera so it can go into TCRI and spy on the Kraang. He plays the recording the roach got from where Raph gets scared so Mikey does it again just to annoy Raph and get a good laugh. Donnie brags that they are going to spy on an advanced inter-dimensional alien race- just using a simple cockroach.
The turtles are in the Shellraiser watching the roach spy on the Kraang until two kraang are talking. They zoom in to hear that they are going to drill a hole in the Earth, and they need to steal a diamond lens for it. When the roach falls into a vat of mutagen, the signal is lost. The Turtles find out that it destroyed Kraang and then broke outside, spotting the Shellraiser.
Meanwhile inside the Shellraiser, Donnie has a blurry vision of where the lenses are. Just as they start to drive away, they run over something. The Turtles get out to see what they hit, and Donnie quickly recognizes it as a mutated version of his spy-roach, intrigued by the discovery of organic and mechanical matter fusing. Just when Mikey starts to tease Raph the spy-roach rises and grabs Donnie but sees Raph and goes after him. Leo, Donnie, and Mikey all attack but the spy-roach is strong enough to keep walking. Raph tries to hit the roach with manhole covers but misses, until he actually hits spy-roach with one. The nanosecond he sees the roach twitch, he freaks out and starts shooting a dozen more until Leo calms him down and he throws one more and they discover that they have to stop the Kraang so they get in the machine, and Raph sees that the roach has disappeared, so they leave. Meanwhile, the Kraang just finds the lens earlier than expected so, then they use their van to knock the Kraang's van over, so then the human disguised Kraang come out and a fight breaks out, until spy-roach jumps in resurrected and easily takes out the Kraang, and Raph hides behind the van while Leo looks for him. While that happens, the Kraang get the lens. Spy-roach finds him and Mikey and Donnie arrive to fight it, so Mikey uses bug spray to take him down and it gets weakened until Mikey runs out of the spray and spy-roach comes back alive before it gets hit by a truck and carries him away. Then the driver gets off and the truck explodes in a garage door, then the turtles leave. Before the cops come, the spy-roach walks out alive. Meanwhile, in the Shellraiser, Leo scolds Raph for his cowardice. The roach is in the sewers looking for the van with the homing signal Donnie installed in the camera. The guys find out that the reason Raph is The Spy-roach's target is because earlier that night, he tried to kill him. The roach saws its way inside. Outside while Donnie is fixing the Shellraiser, Leo uses Raph as bait to get to the villain. The guys run off, but Leo and Mikey get beat up, leaving Raph to fend for himself. In an alley, Raph pleads for mercy. A mysterious voice tells him to be good to Mikey and let him read Raph's comics once in a while. Raph turns around and sees that the voice is Mikey, which of course makes Raph angry. Leo joins them, and they discover that Spy-roach has molted. Now it's even bigger and scarier, and is able to fly.
The turtles drive to the Kraang facility, when Mikey gets taken by the roach. Raph goes after spy-roach with the Stealth Bike. As Raph is chased, the other turtles try to get in the facility but get the van stuck in the closing doors as well. Raph motorcycles into the facility. Raph battles the roach and "drills" the roach until it explodes into a pile of goo on the side walk, and at the same time destroys the drill. However, as the Turtles leave, a new embryo forms on the ground.
In the lair, Raph brags about how he has conquered his fear of roaches. Mikey tests that by saying that he slipped one in his shell. This freaks Raph out and sends him running all around the place with his brothers laughing at him, ending the episode.
Raphael: "Cockroach? Why did it have to be a cockroach?"
Donatello: "Ka-thump? That's a really bad sound.."
Michelangelo: "Sounded more like a ba-dump."
Raphael: "I heard a fwap."
Michelangelo/Donatello: "Fwap?" (Raph slaps Mikey and Donnie in one arm swing)
Leonardo: "What is that?"
Michelangelo: "Smells like a butt sandwich."
Donatello: "Yeah-ah! Wa-yoo! Now where's the diamond?"
Leonardo: "Raph lost it. Raph, where were you?"
Raphael: "I was busy!"
Leonardo: "Busy cowering in terror! We gotta' find the drill before the Kraang cracks open Manhattan like an egg!"
Raphael: (Chong starts drilling into the Shellraiser) What's that sound?
Donatello: I don't see anything outside. Uh oh, he's back!
Raphael: (panicky) "What?! Where?! Where the heck is he?! He's underneath the van! He's underneath the van!!! (Chong cuts the drive shaft, in order to make the Shellraiser stop) He cut the drive shaft?!" (Donnie pushes him back into his seat)
Leonardo: "How does he keep finding us?"
Donatello: "Hmm... Well, he could be using the homing signal I set up so Spy-Roach could find it's way back to van."
Leonardo: There's a homing signal?!
Michelangelo: "Dude, even I would've turned that off."
Donatello: Excuse me Mikey, I've been little distracted. Maybe, I could tap into his camera to see what he's seeing."
Raphael: "None of this makes sense. Why is he so mad at us?"
Donatello: And got it." (Chong's camera shows Raph trying to kill him before he got mutated).
Raphael: (stares) "Oh crud."
Donatello: " I don't think he's mad at us. I think he's made at you."
Michelangelo: "Wow, that stinks for somebody who's afraid of roaches."
Raphael: "Irony, got it thanks! So are there any more surprises?" (Chong drills through the Shellraiser) "He has a saw?! The cockroach has a saw!" (Leo cuts the saw from Chong's grip)
Leonardo: "Not anymore! Donnie, the rest of us will keep the roach busy."
Raphael: "We will?" (Leo grabs him)
Leonardo: "Yes!" (to Donnie) "You gotta fix the Shellraiser fast!" (they start leaving the Shellraiser) "Like yesterday fast!" (He drags Raph outside, and he's sitting and cowering) "Hey Spy-Roach, Raph's out here! Come and get him!"
Raphael: "Really? You're using me as bait?"
Raphael: (on his knees, closing his eyes and cowering fear, presuming Chong is behind him) "I'm sorry I tried to smash you OK? I'm sorry! I learned a very important lesson, I'll never be cruel again, just leave me alone!"
Michelangelo: (in different voice) "On one condition..."
Raphael: "Ahh!!! Anything!!!"
Michelangelo: (in different voice) "Be good to Michelangelo!"
Raphael: "Ahh!!! What?"
Michelangelo: (in different voice) "Let him read your comics once in a while!" (Raph turns around)
Raphael: "MIKEY!!!!" (kicks him in the shell and tries to grab him, but Leo stops him)
Michelangelo: "Ow!!! So much for learning your lesson!"
(Chong opens the top hatch to the Shellraiser and grabs Mikey) Michelangelo: "Ahh!!!!!"
Donatello: "It's got Mikey!"
Leonardo: "We gotta' do something!" (Raph stares into deep thought for about a minute)
Raphael: "I'll stop him."
Leonardo: "You don't have to do this just to prove you're not afraid."
Raphael: "I am afraid. And that's why I have to do it." (he opens a lower door) "I'm coming Mikey! No 6-foot tall cockroach is gonna eat my brother!"
Leonardo: "Well Raph, you faced your fear and saved the city. Not bad for a Wednesday."
Raphael: "Faced my fear? I conquered my fear!" (grabs Mikey) "I looked my fear in the eye, and I zapped it to oblivion!" (drops Mikey and he gets back up)
Michelangelo: "So you're not afraid of cockroaches anymore, huh?"
Michelangelo: "Good, good. Then you won't mind the one I just slipped into your shell." (Raph stares in disgust for a few moments, and then running around the room panicking while the others start laughing at him as the episode ends).
Leonardo: "Halt, Kraang!"
Kraang: "The halting of Kraang is not a thing that the ones who are Turtles will be doing to Kraang!"
Leonardo: "Wrong, the halting of Kraang is excatly the thing that the one who are- OH JUST HALT!"
Donatello: "Which do we save first, the world or the English language?"
More to be added....
- Donatello's Spy-Roach is never given any name other than that, although it was named Chong at conventions.
- He is named for storyboard artist Chong Suk Lee,as a tribute.
- This is the fifth episode in this series where April does not make an appearance and the first episode where Splinter does not make an appearance.
- The ShellRaiser appears fully functional again.How Donatello managed to get it operational after losing the Kraang power cell is unknown.
- The episode title as well as mutated Spy-Roach itself are references to The Terminator franchise as well as the series of cyborgs portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Raphael's fear and/or disgust of bugs is carried over from the 2003 cartoon.
- This is the first episode in which the turtles eat something other than pizza.