I caught this one. it was so tragic. and right near the end, i really had to wonder who exactly this cartoon was made for.
sure, there's a bit of comic relief in the idea that a mutated blob form of pulverizer is going to be trapped in a test tube for the rest of his life. but lying just below that thin layer of comedy lies a very tragic story of a fool who despite the help donatello was giving him, would get what he wanted but didn't turn out the way he had hoped. he was blind to how the foot was manipulating him all in the name of being a double agent.
there's something oddly familiar about this episode's plot and how it played out, like i've seen it in another show or movie or read about it somewhere else but i can't quite put my finger on it...
i found this episode especially enjoyable. kids will think it's a goofy cartoon with weird looking monsters. but for adults if you look deep enough, and you don't have to make any huge stretches of imagination, there is a surprising amount of depth.