1989 Original Fred Wolf Series – Episode 044 (Pizza By The Shred)


Written by: Michael Edens and Mark Edens
MWS Production #9059-0039

CAST OF CHARACTERS: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Splinter, April O’Neil, Shredder, Krang, Rocksteady, Bebop, Vernon, Foot Soldiers
LOCATIONS: Turtles’ Lair, Technodrome, Channel Six News Building, April’s Apartment, Weird Pizza Parlor, Rat King’s Lair

Michaelangelo is depressed because he has no money to buy a “Belly Board” when he sees a TV advertisement of a new pizza parlor called: WEIRD PIZZA TO GO. The Turtle figures that he can get a job there and, after a few nights delivering pizzas, he’ll have enough money to buy his board. What Mikey doesn’t realize is that Shredder owns the WEIRD PIZZA parlor and his scheme is to capture the Turtles when they order a really weird pizza.

Michaelangelo, disguised as an ugly human, is hired for the delivery boy position when he tells Shredder that he has a car. What he has is the Neutrinos’ Star Cruiser, which he “borrows” while Donatello is working on it. What Mikey doesn’t know is that there are no air brakes. Unfortunately, for him, he discovers this during his deliveries.

While waiting for Michaelangelo to return and wondering what he is up to, the other Turtles prepare their pizza dinner, but the “pizza maker” is on the fritz, so they order a pizza from Weird Pizza To Go. Shredder realizes that this order is from the Turtles and slips a tracking device into an anchovy and places it on the pizza in hopes that it will lead him to the Turtles’ Lair. But when Michaelangelo gets the order, he knows that it can only be for the Turtles, rather than be embarrassed, he persuades April to deliver it for him. What she does not know is that the phone booth where the Turtles always have their pizzas delivered has been removed and that she is also being followed by Rocksteady and Bebop.

Thinking that Michaelangelo gave her the wrong address, she tries 13th Avenue rather than 13th Street, where she encounters the Rat King who steals her pizza and runs off. She immediately contacts Michaelangelo, who decides that he’d better tell his boss. Only when he gets back to th epizza parlor does Mike disover that he is working for Shredder and what his evil plan is. Michaelangelo finds the other Turtles and fills them in. The other three TMNT decide to follow Shredder and company, while Mike follows the Rat King.

Along the way, the Turtles “take out” Shredder’s Foot Soldiers, so by the time he arrrives at the Rat King’s lair, besides being surprised to find the Rat King instead of the Turtles, he is also outnumbered. Shredder, along with Rocksteady and Bebop, make good their escape in the Neutrinos’ Star Cruiser which still has not had its brakes fixed. As we fade out, the Star Cruiser is hurtling across the sky, out of control.

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