Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Episodes

This list is a top ten of the best TMNT 2012 episodes based on their action, and their comedy.

The Top Ten

1 The Invasion

This one's the best because it's so dang epic. There really isn't a minute in the episode that could be considered boring. The Irma twist, the Casey-Raph subplot, the Leo-Donnie dispute, Leo's 2003-like near-death experience, and of course, the Turtle Mech. This one pushed the boundaries for the show. It was a dark episode, but appropriately dark, which makes this not only the best 2012 series episode, but possibly the best episode of all time in the Ninja Turtles franchise. And better yet, one of the better Nickeloden cartoon episodes of all time (Band Geeks in SpongeBob is still the best, I said ONE OF the best).

Invasion is the best episode because seeing the brotherhood moments are awesome

II watch it every day because I love how much they care about each other

I LOVED this episode.
My favorite part was when Leo sacrificed himself to save his brothers and lead the Kraang away. It just shows you how heroic and fearless he is. He's not the "Fearless Leader" for nothing.
I mean look at it, he didn't even hesitate to lead them away. I also loved the Leo-Donnie argument. That just added to all that was going on.
Not to mention that this episode leads into the best season ever!

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2 Vision Quest

The best episode - has everything you could ask for. Action, violence, comedy, spirituality - absolute genius!

Best Line: "We're going back to New York." - Leo
(Gotta give Leo some credit there- that line set the tone for the next few episodes to come)

My favorite episode the suits the turtles wear is cool (raph's is the coolest)

love it

3 The Gauntlet

Best Lines:
"That's not how bait talks! "- Donnie
"How do you know how bait talks? "- April
"I know bait doesn't talk BACK! "- Donnie

Best Line: "Alright, Mighty Mutants, let's do this."-Leo
" ''Mighty Mutants? ' What, 'Dancing Dorks' was already taken? "- Raph

Best Lines: "Alright, Mighty Mutants, let's do this! "
" ''Mighty Mutants? ' What, 'Dancing Dorks' was already taken? - Raph

4 Karai's Vendetta

I'd consider this one a classic Ninja Turtles episode because there's so much action in it, with the Karai-April chase scene, the Mikey victory dance (Mikey, that victory dance better not last for more than four seconds! ), the innuendo with the eel and Donnie's submarine, the Donnie-April moment (You hear that guys, MY SWEET PRINCESS IS ALIVE! ), the phone ringing in Leo's "we have to be quiet" lecture, and of course, the Karai-April fight. This is really a great episode.

Best Line: "Hey, we're not that kind of sub! "- Mikey

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5 Turtle Temper

Best Line: "We're not Kung-Fu Frogs. We're ninja turtles! "- Raphael
(Most epic line, and also the best of the series, in my opinion)

6 Broken Foot

This episode marks the beginning of a whole season of beating up Donnie, but apart from that, there's some great development of Karai and Leo's relationship that doesn't include weird, possibly incestuous romance. Plus Leo messes up and actually learns and changes as a character.

HATE KARAI IS SHE BI OR GAY. LEO SAYS NO TO HER. BUT SHE GETS HIM BACK IN WORLDS COLLIDE BUY SAYING I LIKE YOU TO HIM. SO INCEST IS BACK. AS A BRO FRIEND OR BOYFRIEND. AS Raph says yuk. Is this to make the fans come back Sick bastards nick incest incest bull crap. Leo is a dumb ass.

Hate her leo and karai still incest to us. Is that why she tells him she likes him in worlds collide to get him back as her boyfriend. So nick gets back watchers. Sick. 90 percent if fans hate them in a shipping in any form. So there. Bitch hope she dies.

Leo should of slap the bitch we wish he did. Always being tuff. Bi or gay. GAY OR BI. AND SHE IS FAMILY HE COULD OF GOT AWAY WITH IT. HE DIES IT TO HIS BROS COME ON SHE IS HIS BITCH SISTER.

7 The Manhattan Project

Yes... Except in my opinion, like in Turtles Forever, the 1987 turtles should have met the 2012 turtles. It is bad that the 1987 turtles get their fame for only 2 minutes of the whole episode

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8 Parasitica

This is the one episode where Mikey comes up in the clutch and proves his worth. This is the best Mikey-centered episode by a mile. And though Leo was portrayed as a bit of a jerk, I couldn't blame him, considering Mikey used his vintage comic book as toilet paper. This was a funny one, and I remember how long it took for Nickelodeon to come up with an air date for it, and it was worth the wait.
Best line goes to Mikey & Leo:

Mikey: How come we never go with my plans?!
Leo: 'Cause they're YOUR plans. Now go!

9 Trans-Dimensional Turtles

Best Episode in my opinion


10 Tale of the Yokai

TMNT 2012 lacks flashback (sort of) stories like this.

Really does explain a lot.

Amazing episode

I like tales of the yokai because it was the time when they say what happen to hamato Yoshi and to karai before.😢

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The Contenders

11 T.C.R.I.

Best Lines: "We're not in Kansas anymore"- Leo
"I thought we were in New York! "- Mikey


12 Serpent Hunt

Bad all over karai and leo sick incest

Worse a lot of fans hate it looking for the snake bitch arc. Die karai die.

Hate her so much. I think her and april will never get along. And leo makes me sick crushing on that bitch stil.

13 Into Dimension X

MIKEY 4 EVER he is so cute I love that he is the king of that dimension MIKEY 4 EVERRR

14 Beyond The Known Universe

This was a pretty solid debut for Fugitoid, who I've grown to love over the fourth season. This got me back into it after the third season finale, which I HATED, because I thought the ending was too dark for the show's territory and Casey's insensitive remark at the end. But anyway, this was a great one, and the best line is a no-brainer with Raph telling Dregg that "I just got a phone call from someone named 'I Don't Give A Flyin-", as Donnie stepped in to maintain the show's boundaries as a Nickelodeon cartoon. I also laughed when Leo flirted with the girl in the street at the planet they landed on, and her boyfriend came and tried to beat the crap outta him, along with Casey giving a Vanilla Ice shoutout. Great episode, and incredibly funny,

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15 The Fourfold Trap

The turtles are locked up in different traps and have to work together to be free. It has to be one of the funniest episodes! It was so good!

"If I were an evil villain I'd at least come up with something cool like: The Flush of Fear... The Toilet of Terror... Oh! The Dump of Doom! Now that's got a sparkle to it! " - Mikey

Donnie: Mikey! Your awesome!
Mikey: Yeah... I was born with the naturally rare awesomeness

16 Owari

Bro it’s the best of the best

17 I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman

I have no opinions but I think his name is baxter stockman was fave episode whenever I watch it it make me happy

18 The Wrath of Tiger Claw
19 Mikey Gets Shellacne

It was interesting that Chris bradford mutated twice (first mutation:Dogpound/second mutation:Rahzar). And I was thinking after Baxter Stockman would mutate into something weird (he did but that wasn't until the episode titled "The Lonely Mutation Of Baxter Stockman"). It was also funny how Mikey's zits kept almost popping. Bad Mikey, Donnie told you it should be super cooled.

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20 Rise of the Turtles

The First is always the Best.

21 Metalhead

Best Lines: "There would be mutants everywhere! "
"Wow, think of all the friends we could make!
(everyone stares)-
Excuse me for being a 'glass-half-full' kind of guy! "

22 The Creeping Doom
23 The Alien Agenda


24 The Super Shredder
25 It Came from the Depths

Best Line: "You let that maniac loose?! Maybe you forgot that he grabbed me by the face. So I'll remind you: He grabbed me... BY THE FACE! " -Donnie

26 The Mutation Situation

That big gorilla kraang thing is funny for it's butt cannons. And Kirby O' Neil's mutation was weird but interesting. The funniest part was Tur-fly-tle(Mikey's costume). It was really funny he kept saying buzz buzz at the end of every sentence. They used him so Kirby bat would follow them and try to eat Mikey. When Mikey says it was their fault,Ooohh,here comes angry April. And for the final comment,it was cool that squirrels drank mutagen. That makes the next episode interesting.

27 Meet Mondo Gecko

How on Earth does Crognard, who can Bend Steel Metals with his Chest, Dies from being eaten by a Dragon?

All Mondo Gecko,Mikey and Casey Jones have different catchphrases. From names left to right:callobonga,booyakasha a

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28 Plan 10

Plan 10 is the Best episode. So Funny and Suspensive at the same time.

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29 Metalhead Rewired

The most Hilarious and Best episode. So funny when Donatello keeps on opening the toilet door to open the Kraang Portal and there are 3 Fart sounds. I fell of my chair Laughing.

30 Showdown

You have to admit, the Season 1 finale is awesome and has a great suspensive ending.

31 Annihilation: Earth!

This is the Best Nostalgic Season 3 Finale Ever. Has this Cliff hanging Awesomeness that TMNT 2003 always had.

Warning: This episode is so Damn Epic and Suspensive that your brain will Explode.

I am so looking forward to Season 4. Great job (As long as Earth, Krang and Splinter Survive. Do NOT Disappoint me.)

32 Cockroach Terminator

Disgusting, but a great episode - puncity

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33 The Good, The Bad and Casey Jones

One of my biggest fears was thinking how the producers were going to portray Casey Jones, one of my favorite non-mutant characters in the series? This episode did not disappoint. Love the bromance he has with Raph, man! - Thifer20

34 The Pig and the Rhino

Epic hilarious truly nostalgic with bebop and rocksteady my favorite characters

35 Earth's Last Stand
36 Dinosaur Seen in Sewers
37 Monkey Brains

Best line:Doctor falco-he was my guinea pig
mikey-Well,it didn't work! You turned him into a monkey!

38 Requiem
39 End Times
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