|“Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode|
|Original airdate||October 9, 1991|
|Written by||Dennis O'Flaherty|
"Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle" is an episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
The Mayor of New York City has come up with the perfect way to end all crime: LEX: Law Enforcement Expertinator. LEX is successful in stopping crime. Then a power hungry professor Mindbender tweaks the robot to arrest people for minor mistakes in a ploy to seize control of the city. Things go from bad to worse when Leonardo and April find themselves running from the law because they walked as a light turned to "Don't Walk". The other turtles are on vacation in Florida and Donatello is fixing a communication system. Leonardo must now think and find their old robot ally. When they find REX and get him working LEX arrives in the lair and brainwashes REX that Leo and April are their enemies and commands him to do his dirty work. Leo finds a stray skateboard to beat feet. This is about the time Donatello gets the Turtle Coms working again. After listening to Leo's messsage, Donatello informs the others to head home due to the grave situation that rose. By the time the team reunites, Leo tricks LEX into arresting Mindbender for scuffed shoes. The turtles are proud of their leader for his problem solving strategies that saved the city from Mindbender.
- Leonardo (Cam Clarke)
- Donatello (Barry Gordon)
- Raphael (Rob Paulsen)
- Michelangelo (Townsend Coleman)
- April O'Neil (Renae Jacobs)
- Vernon Fenwick (Peter Renaday)
- Punk Frogs
- Pinky McFingers (Peter Renaday)
- REX-1 (Jack Angel)
- Mayor (Townsend Coleman)
- Ignatz Mindbender (Pat Fraley)
- LEX (Jack Angel)
- 5th Street Bank
- Turtles' Lair
- City Sewer System
- Police Department Warehouse
- City Hall
- Florida Swamps
Home media releases
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 5
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
- Michelangelo is briefly seen with Leonardo's swords on his belt when he goes over to the picnic basket to answer his Turtlecom.
- When Professor Mindbender is introduced, he somehow cuts through a steel microphone stand...but not the microphone cable dangling right next to it.
- When Leonardo and April emerge from the sewer in City Hall, the grating on the sewer entrance suddenly changes from opened to closed when Rex appears in the next shot.
- At the beginning of the episode, Splinter was looking very angry for no given reason.
- Final appearance of REX-1
- LEX: Are you going to come quietly, or will I have to use force?
- Leonardo: "Let's try force first!!" (he draws his sword before LEX shoots it with a pink ray from his finger melting the blade) Errr...How about thumb wrestling?