Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Case of the Killer Pizzas [VHS]
Greetings, fellow cartoon/T.M.N.T. fans!! :) These 2 episodes from the year 1990 were previously released on VHS cassette and can also be enjoyed on the 5 disc set of T.M.N.T. -- Season 4 (released in 2007). These are Episodes #88 and #90, respectively.
Episode #88: Shredder and Krang continue to become infuriated not being able to move the Technodrome out of Dimension X. What's worse, a large piece of rigidium gets broken, and Krang needs to replace it. But the biggest problem of all is when a huge egg crashes outside of the Technodrome. When Shredder and the gang investigate it, out pops a purple Zipp! But it's not as cute as it looks! It starts eating the Technodrome's machinery! :( It takes several tries for Shredder to finally capture it. He sends it through the trans-dimensional portal to wreak havoc in NYC.
Once the T.M.N.T. discover the Zipp, they also have to deal with the fallout. When it eats Donatello's pizza invention, it multiplies into 2 -- oh no!! :( The Turtles are unable to stop the little beasts, especially when they hit the streets of NYC. The T.M.N.T. realize that the Zipp's keep multiplying because they keep eating copper!! They have to figure out a way to stop the Zipp invasion, so they try using chocolate. The plan seems to work, reuniting 2 Zipp's back into one. So the T.M.N.T. decide to hit the Ajax Candy Factory to unwrap a huge chocolate bar. They manage to lure the Zipp's into the building. Once they start chomping on the bar, the plan to reunite the critters does seem to work, until -- gasp! -- the lone Zipp becomes a King Kong size menace!! :(
In the meantime, April and Irma have their own problems when Shredder uses his large transport tank to cut down the rigidium spire to Lofty Tower! So how will the T.M.N.T. shrink the Zipp back to normal AND stop Shredder?! Stay tuned to find out!! :)
Episode #90: Lotus Blossom returns for a second appearance (she also appeared in Episode #46: Beware The Lotus). She has a bad dream about Chaka Hatchi kidnapping her. She realizes that the Turtles have something to do with her dream, so she goes to investigate. Meanwhile, the T.M.N.T. witness 2 thieves making off with Chaka Hatchi's urn!! They manage to foil the bandits, but they succeed in stealing the priceless pearl inside the urn!
When Shredder hears about the urn via April O'Neil's news report, he decides to steal the urn for himself. He deceives Lotus into attacking the Turtles. The ploy works, and she accuses them of dishonoring her clan. The T.M.N.T. try to calm her down, to no avail. After an intense battle, she finally listens when Leonardo offers to take her to the urn of Chaka Hatchi. Master Splinter then explains that she was duped by Shredder -- i.e. that she DOESN'T have a clan at all!
The whole gang decide to take the urn back up to the streets of NYC, where they run into trouble with Bebop and Rocksteady. Bebop manages to foil Lotus's primitive sword attack, and the 2 mutants wrestle with the Turtles and the urn. When Raphael states that the urn is cursed, the 2 lamebrains accidentally SMASH the urn, releasing the spirit of Chaka Hatchi!! :( Chaka himself demands to know what happened to his mysterious pearl and uses his magic to turn NYC into his own world of ancient Japan!!
After Leonardo sets Lotus free, the 2 of them go to the thieves' Secret Hideout to take back the pearl. Meanwhile, the T.M.N.T. now have to deal with Chaka's ferocious samurai warriors. Unfortunately, they lose the battle and are forced to climb a telephone pole. So it's up to both Leonardo and Lotus to give Chaka back the pearl and return NYC to it's former "concrete jungle."
These are 2 of my favorite episodes from Season 4, so please enjoy watching!! :)