Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 78 was called Super Hero for A Day. Shredder used a retired super hero known as Gadget Man as a pawn to distract the Turtles. Krang prepared to use three nuclear power plants to bring the Technodrome back to Earth. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 78 Super Hero for a Day first aired in syndication on September 25th 1990.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 78 Super Hero for a Day Review.
For the second episode in a row, Shredder and Krang used an energy draining device to bring power to the Technodrome. We stick right to thatformula. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are heroes, which raised the ire of Gadget Man. Gadget Man is an out of shape and retired super hero, who tried to stage a comeback. Given he is old and out of shape, this does not go all that well.
Shredder finds out he can use Gadget Man as a pawn and poses as a super hero agent. Shredder does not even try to disguise himself. At least this was not nearly as bad in the last episode, where April did not recognize Shredder in his really bad disguise. A bank robbery was staged with Bebop and Rocksteady but Gadget Man made the save.
Next, we got a particularly inspired bit, with Shredder at a second power plant. The Turtles are stopped, when Gadget Man blundered right in and they are tied to
Raphael commented on it however. “What do you expect in a cartoon show?”
Gadget Man continued to be used as a pawn but eventually he comes to his senses. He helps the Turtles but the power has already been siphoned to the Technodrome. Krang had his own moment of grand stupidity in this episode, as he refused to close the portal. Despite the fact Shredder warned him to close the portal.
So naturally, Donatello reverses the energy and drained all of the power from the Technodrome. The day was saved.
Gadget Man got the latest key to the city. Master Splinter advised him to leave the super hero antics to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Donatello asked Gadget Man to help them make gadgets. We never saw him again. Likely he died of old age or being out of shape sometime thereafter.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode 78 Super Hero for a Day got a 4/10. This episode can be legally watched on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Complete Season 4 set.