|“Mobster from Dimension X”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episode|
|Original airdate||19 October 1996|
|Written by||Jeffrey Scott|
The Turtles are eavesdropping on a lecture by a scientist, Dr. Alvin Huxley, who has created a protein computer, much to the delight of Donatello and the disinterest of the others. Mobsters run in and try to steal the computer, but the Turtles thwart the attempt.
At the lair, they detect transporter energy, and head out to check it out.
It turns out the mobsters are working for an amorphous alien creature called the Globfather, and he was hired to steal the protein computer. They infiltrate a military base where Huxley and his computer are hidden, but the Turtles are unable to stop them because the Globfather threatens to turn Raphael into a blob creature like himself.
Examining the security footage tells the Turtles that the protein computer has actually been taken by the professor's son, inside his toy car. An APB is put out on the child, and the turtles manage to find him... but so does the Globfather. He forces them to choose between the boy and the protein computer, and unsurprisingly they choose the kid.
It's revealed that the Globfather is working for Lord Dregg, who plans to use the protein computer to give himself incredible mind powers. And despite being stranded in Dimension X, he's been working on a new Dreggnaught and transporter.
The Globfather uses the protein computer to hijack every computer connection on the planet... including the weapons and steering in the Turtle Van. Dregg teleports to Earth and begins turning Earth's satellites against it - he gives the nations of Earth fifteen minutes to surrender, or he will use the satellites against the world's cities. Reluctantly, the leaders of the world agree.
Donatello creates a helmet that should give him the same abilities as Dregg, and the other Turtles engage their enemies while Donatello uses it to redirect the satellite beams. The Globfather is vacuumed into a convenient machine nearby, and Dregg beams himself back off of Earth, vowing revenge on the Turtles.
- Leonardo (Cam Clarke)
- Donatello (Barry Gordon)
- Raphael (Michael Gough)
- Michelangelo (Townsend Coleman)
- April O'Neil (Renae Jacobs)
- Channel 6 Anchorman
- Globfather (Herschel Sparber)
- Alvin Huxley (Dave Fennoy)
- Ronnie Huxley (Brandon Hammond)
- Computer Science Lab
- Turtle Van
Home media releases
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Final Season
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
When Ronnie uses his RC car to rip the trouser leg of one of the Globfather's henchman, his trousers are suddenly repaired a few shots later and remain that way for the rest of the scene.
- Michelangelo uses the same button on the security tape recorder to rewind and fast forward the footage.
- When Ronnie enters the streets on his skateboard, he passes over trashcans due to a layering issue.
- When the Globfather takes control of the Turtle Van's weapons and causes a communications tower to fall, the lettering on the front of the van is black instead of white.
- The Globfather oozes out of his clothes when he exits the locked car... and yet he has the clothes again a few minutes later.
- When the Van goes out of control, Raphael's mouth starts speaking before his voice does.
- When Donatello has just finished his own control helmet, he suddenly transforms into Raphael for a shot.
- The Globfather's name is a parody on that of The Godfather, while Globfather himself is merely based on Al Capone.
- This episode more closely resembles the older, lighter style of episodes, with such stunts as Raphael tripping up a mobster with a stream of soda pop cans. Despite this, it still contains darker material, such as the Globfather dissolving one of his mobsters into a protoplasmic blob.
- Professor Huxley looks very similar to the Baxter Stockman from the Mirage Comics.