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Donnie's Gifts
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
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Season Code: 103
Episode: 2B
Original airdate September 17, 2018
Written by Russ Carney & Ron Corcillo
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Ant Ward
Andy Suriano
Directed by Sebastian Montes
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
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"Donnie's Gifts" is the third episode (Episode 2B) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It first aired on September 17th, 2018.

Synopsis

The Turtles have to fight their bad habits, but they must also fight the mutated chef Meat Sweats. It first aired on September 17th, 2018.

Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

Plot

During a patrol in the night streets of New York, the Turtles have come across a silverfish mutant, which is just on the prowl for laundry after consumption. Instead, Raphael, in his attempts to flatten the silverfish, increases the problem, since every silverfish he encounters with his mystic tonfas bisects by splitting. Because he and his brothers Michelangelo and Leonardo foolishly fool around during the fight, rather than keeping an eye on their opponents, the silverfish are beginning to gain the upper hand. Only when Donatello, the only serious one in the encounter, frustrates with his tech gear, does the tide turn and the Silverfish retreat.

Donatello presents his brothers with some new gear for them to help them "get a little bit more in the wings": a helmet for Raphael, a jumpsuit for Michelangelo, and a collar for Leonardo. However, before he can start with a demonstration of their capacity, a loud squeak lures the Turtles to a nearby alley behind the restaurant Chateau Prétenche, there they see a grotesque figure catching the silverfish they had just evicted in a sack and then retreating to the New York Underground with their prey.

The Turtles trace the guy, whom they mockingly called "Meat Sweats", to an abandoned subway station, where they witness how he wants to prepare the silverfish for a "gourmet" meal. Using a striking phrase ("unleash the taste!"), Michelangelo recognizes the mutant as Rupert Swaggart, a prominent chef who was stung but an oozesquito in the midst of a live broadcast and was transformed into a mutant. Then the Turtles experience how the mutant chef removes the energy of life from the silver fish by touch - until Meat Sweats' sharp nose picks up their scent.

Armed with his meat tenderizer, Meat Sweats begins to scour his hiding place for the invaders. Raphael bravely faces him, but when he attacks, he is distracted by a voice that suddenly sounds from his helmet and tries to give him instructions. Meat Sweats takes the opportunity to strike back; but when Raphael meets him with his tonfas, it turns out that Meat Sweats has also absorbed the reproductive capacity of the life force of silverfish. Now confronted with an army of mini-meat sweats, and adding to that is Donatello being captured and his presents unfavorably activating in the midst of battle: Michelangelo is inflated from his overalls into a living rubber ball in one of his usual daredevil stunts,

When the three Turtles are separated from their enemies by a passing subway and thus get a little breathing space, they realize that Donatello has missed them with these gifts, to inject more technical discipline into their mission. The Turtles decide to give their opinion to their overprotective brother; but a call from Donatello with an urgent call for help pushes this intention into the background for the moment. For right now, Meat Sweats, who has regrouped, is preparing to incorporate Donatello as his next force-meal.

To save Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo agree to play their respective personal quirks that Donatello wanted to discipline in the ensuing fight. First, Raphael grabs his imprisoned brother from the spit, and when Meat Sweats follows them, Leonardo puts his electric collar in his underpants and activates this with his witty slogans. As Meat Sweats takes advantage of a moment of inattention to knock Leonardo to the ground, Michelangelo swings down to him and rams him repeatedly in his puffed suit. When Meat Sweats still does not give up sweats, Raphael intervenes and - with his computer helmet as a boxing glove - knocks the villain in front of the bow of the next passing subway. So Donatello must eventually admit that his brothers, as they really are, still make the best partners that one can have.

Quotes

  • Meat Sweats: Ah-ha! I feel the rush of your delicious energy! The herbs de provence are a nice touch!
    Michelangelo: That sounds good!
    Donatello: He's talking about eating us!

Trivia

  • Leo's collar is similar to a shock collar, a device used to force dogs into doing tricks.
  • Mikey's suit is also similar to the flight suit made by Disney's Professor Ludwig von Drake.

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