“All fathers care for their sons.”

From: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Master Splinter

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. While most children who watched this film went to go see it because of the 80’s cartoon, the film has a much darker tone than the lighthearted adventures the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had in the animated series, making this more akin to the original Eastman and Laird comic series.

The quote comes from the middle of the film. Shredder and the Foot Clan has managed to kidnap (ratnap?) Master Splinter, the Turtles sensei and surrogate father. A runaway and fledging Foot Clan member named Danny encounters Master Splinter and the boy tells the rat that his father doesn’t care for him, which is why he ran away. Master Splinter disagrees with Danny’s assessment and delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: It’s Father’s Day tomorrow. Don’t forget to call your dad up and greet him on this special day of his… because all fathers do care for their sons… and daughters as well.