Take Me to Your Leader
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 Cartoon) episode
Season Code: 3
Episode: 15
Original airdate November 8, 1989
Written by David Wise
Episode chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Season

List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. "Beneath These Streets"
  2. "April Fool"
  3. "Sky Turtles"
  4. "Cowabunga Shredhead"
  5. "Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers"
  6. "The Old Switcheroo"
  7. "Turtles on Trial"
  8. "Attack of the 50-Foot Irma"
  9. "The Maltese Hamster"
  10. "The Fifth Turtle"
  11. "Camera Bugged"
  12. "The Ninja Sword of Nowhere"
  13. "Green With Jealousy"
  14. "Take Me to Your Leader"
  15. "Enter the Rat King"
  16. "Turtles at the Earth's Core"
  17. "Burne's Blues"
  18. "20,000 Leaks Under the City"
  19. "Beware the Lotus"
  20. "Leatherhead: Terror of the Swamp"
  21. "Super Bebop & Mighty Rocksteady"
  22. "Blast from the Past"
  23. "Attack of Big MACC"
  24. "The Turtle Terminator"
  25. "The Grybyx"
  26. "Mutagen Monster"
  27. "Casey Jones - Outlaw Hero"
  28. "Michelangelo's Birthday"
  29. "Turtles, Turtles Everywhere"
  30. "Return of the Fly"
  31. "The Making of Metalhead"
  32. "Four Musketurtles"
  33. "Usagi Yojimbo"
  34. "Shredderville"
  35. "Corporate Raiders from Dimension X"
  36. "Usagi Come Home"
  37. "Leatherhead Meets the Rat King"
  38. "Case of the Hot Kimono"
  39. "Pizza by the Shred"
  40. "Bye, Bye, Fly"
  41. "The Gang's All Here"
  42. "The Missing Map"
  43. "The Great Boldini"
  44. "Mister Ogg Goes to Town"
  45. "The Big Rip-Off"
  46. "The Big Break-In"
  47. "The Big Blow Out"

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Full of self-doubt, Leonardo leaves the team. Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello all take turns being leader as they try to figure out why the sun is getting smaller.

Character voices


  • Turtles' Lair
  • City streets
  • Mile High Towers
  • City Zoo
  • School Building

Home media releases


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 4
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection


  • In Leonardo's nightmare, Raphael refers to Rocksteady as "hog-breath" which is the common insult for Bebop.
  • When the Turtles slide on the ice while running from the polar bear, Leonardo can be heard screaming as well, and the same would happen when Donatello slips on the snowy stairs and crashes on Raphael and Michelangelo, but Leonardo isn't in either of these scenes.
  • After Donatello falls down the snowy stairs in the schoolhouse, the Turtles (except Leonardo) gain snow boots.
  • When Leonardo leaves the Turtles, he wears his winter disguise, but when returning, he wears his blue colors, and the snow boots the others got suddenly in the snowy schoolhouse.
  • During Leonardo's nightmare, a dog clearly bites Leonardo's foot, but he shows no response.
  • Leonardo was seen with no swords in his hands in the close-up shot of him charging towards Bebop and Rocksteady but the swords appeared when he knocked the pair when they turned into giant punch bags in his dream.
  • Shredder's skin is almost orange in this episode and the lenses on Bebop's shades are coloured purple.


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