Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Creeping Doom

It's all Mikey's (Greg Cipes) fault! Goofing off in Donatello's (Rob Paulsen) lab, Michaelangelo not only exposes Donatello to a chemical that slowly makes Donnie dumber but his actions also result in the creation of not one, not two, but three villains for the rest of the Turtles to band together to fight. Accidentally releasing the Creep who in turn uses the remains of Snakeweed to create Son of Snakeweed, the Turtles barely manage to defeat the pair only to see them combine into the monstrous Creepweed.

"The Creeping Doom" starts off fun before it devolves into yet another giant tentacled mashup blob monster laying seige to New York City. Despite introducing a cadre of interesting villains the show's writers sure seem to prefer episodes like this leaving larger arcs such as the Turtles' battle with the Foot and the fate of Karai on indefinite hold. Mikey gets to play both hero and goat as all the trouble he caused (which likely killed dozens if not hundreds of locals) is forgiven by the Turtle hastily whipping together a cure for his brother just in time for the restored Donnie to step-in and take down Creepweed.

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