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Tower of Power is episode number 144 of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. The episode is a part of the Vacation in Europe series from 1992-1993. The Vacation in Europe series takes place during season 4, so the Technodrome is still in Dimension X. This episode of the show was written by Michael Edens. It originally aired on September 11, 1993, in Syndication. Starting in this episode, Hal Rayle temporary voices Raphael.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Splinter win a boat trip to Europe. They believe it is a trip in a first-class ship but have to go in a small boat. They take the Turtle Van aboard. On the Atlantic Ocean, the turtles are suffering from Sea-sickness.
Krang has a giant electromagnet, and wants to use it to pull the Technodrome from its Dimension X asteroid location by using the Eiffel Tower in Paris as an antenna. In Paris, the turtles and Splinter are touring the sewers of Paris, which is not their idea of a sightseeing tour.
April O'Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Irma from Channel 6 are also in Paris, to report from the celebrations of the Bastille Day, when The Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady arrive and wire the Eiffel Tower and throw a switch. A wrong occours, which instantly magnetizing it and pulling everything except the Technodrome into the Eiffel Tower. The Turtles rescue April and the others. Not knowing the cause of that magnetism, they continue their sightseeing.
Meanwhile, Shredder hits the power generator switch again, and now the Eiffel Tower begins to be pulled loose from its foundations and toward the dimensional portal. But Donatello gets time to destroy the generator, and the Eiffel Tower falls down to the ground.
- Leonardo (Cam Clarke)
- Donatello (Barry Gordon)
- Michelangelo (Townsend Coleman)
- Raphael (Rob Paulsen)
- Splinter (Peter Renaday)
- April O'Neil (Renae Jacobs)
- Burne Thompson (Pat Fraley)
- Vernon Fenwick (Peter Renaday)
- Irma Langinstein (Jennifer Darling)
- Shredder (Jim Cummings)
- Bebop (Barry Gordon)
- Rocksteady (Cam Clarke)
- Krang (Pat Fraley)
- French Cafe Customer (Barry Gordon)
- First Sailor (Peter Renaday)
- Second Sailor (Pat Fraley)
- Turtles' Lair
- New York City Harbour
- Paris Streets
- Paris Sewer System
- Eiffel Tower
- A' Escargot Slimee French Restaurant
- Au Deux Croissants Cafe
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Neutronic Generator
Home media releases
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 7
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection
- Hal Rayle voices Raphael for this episode and the entire Vacation In Europe season.
- This side season was made in 1992 and was shown in the UK during Christmas of that year before being shown prior to the proper Season 7 run a year later.
- When Vernon walks to the Channel 6 newsvan after Burne drops April from the Bastille Day ceremony coverage he is seen walking straight through the rear door instead of around it.
- Vernon's jacket disappears when he falls into the giant cake.
- Irma's watch disappears from her wrist when she pulls out the scissors when she and Vernon are stuck on the tower.
- The "Stop" sign in the Turtles' lair is coloured green with orange letters.
- Donatello reads the letter from Greasy Eddie's Pizza but in Plan Six From Outer Space it was Michelangelo who originally read it.
- When the Turtle Van is first seen in the French sewer, the inside of it is not colored in.
- When all the weapons go flying at Donatello, even the wooden part of Michelangelo's nunchuks go flying at him, but wood isn't magnetic, plus Leonardo is seen with his swords back on his belt afterwards even though they are still seen attached to the wall.
- After Leonardo was thrown into the Turtle Van in practice, he was seen with Raphael's colours.
The origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' names
In this episode, the turtles visit the Musée du Louvre in Paris, which includes paintings from the four Renaissance artists who gave the name of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Michelangelo mentions that it was a dude named Leonardo (Leonardo da Vinci) who drew the Mona Lisa painting.
- Irma: OK Vernon, You're on!
- Vernon: (nervously) Bonjour! We're coming to you (gulps) live from Paris. Uh, that's in France, you know...where the Bastille Day ceremonies are about to start, uh, uh...commence, uhhh...begin. (laughs nervously and adjusts collar) It's terrible when you know a lot of words!