Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 47 was titled Blast from the Past. In this episode, Shredder uses the sacred scrolls of the Foot Clan to grant Bebop and Rocksteady the powers to be invincible ninja warriors by Shibana-Sama, the founder of the Foot Clan. It is going to be tricky to prove that Master Splinter is the rightful leader, when he has amnesia. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 47 Blast from the Past first aired in syndication on November 28th 1989.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 47 Blast from the Past
This review will contain spoilers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode47 Blast from the Past.
Shredder unveils his latest scheme to make Bebop and Rocksteady into ninja warriors by enlisting the help of an ancient spirit. Krang has skepticism for this plan but they run off. Splinter realizes what Shredder is up to but it is too late, as Shredder has awakened the spirit of the founder of the Foot Clan, Shibana-Sama. With Splinter having amnesia, the Turtles have to restore his memory to prove Shredder is a fraud.
As the Turtles tell Master Splinter of their origin and backstory, Bebop and Rocksteady are transformed into super ninjas and Raphael, who is left behind becomes the target for some practice. As Bebop and Rocksteady appear to know everything, Splinter's memory is jogged. He performs the Kurl-Li(as in Curlyof the Three Stooges) maneuver to Shredder. Incensed, Shibana-Sama takes the mutant powers away and the villains get away.
Hey boys and girls, this is a clip show so this review is going to be very brief. Given that about twenty percent of this episode was fresh content. The Kurl-Li move as all kinds of epic.
Having the alternate voice for Krang in the same episode that had clips of the standard Krang is a rather surreal moment. And really it is just interesting to see how things have changed between the first and third seasons, just animation wise and story presentation. Bebop and Rocksteady have in fact regressed but the Turtles have also gotten lazy.
The amnesia plot is done a lot and this was just an excuse to save some money. Given that this season had forty seven episodes, you really can't fault them.
Final Thoughts and Rating
No rating on account of it being a clip show. You can watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 47 Blast from the Past on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 5 DVD set.