Today on Power Rangers: Remember when Tanya mentioned her parents went missing when she was living in Africa? Well they're finally found...then again, was Tanya speaking as in modern Tanya as herself 10 years ago...or were they really gone for 10 years?; Bulk and Skull end up throwing the monetary value of objects in Angel Grove for a loop due to a truly "golden" retriever; and the all-too-brief reign of Louie Kaboom finally comes to an end...and who would imagine a bomb would fall due to...a pair of really huge torpedoes?
The Lore of Auric: aka: Spandex and the Perspectives of Good and Evil
Those rocky outcrops...meh, nowhere near Angel Grove. Pass.
Wait, machines, people of African descent in jungle explorer clothing...Tanya, what have your parents been doing all these years?
Hey, no slithering by unless you can become a staff!
A rope trap? I don't think Cogs are smart enough to even know what rope is!
NO, THEY CAUGHT A PILE OF AUTUMN LEAVES! THOSE MONSTERS!
A RANDOM WOODEN GATE! THOSE MONSTERS!!!
Now that looks familiar: the rocks may scream "some other place", but the cave still gives off the Power Rangers vibe.
From the look of those webs, I say that a Kamen Rider villain's been here a while.
Mrs. Sloan, your daughter's used to these rumblings. Comes with the territory.
Well there's something over there and a skeleton right near by...probably just a Halloween decoration.
OK, I suddenly think this is where Rita and Fred ended up after Mondo kicked them off the moon. (still doesn't explain why Squatt and Baboo are MIA)
OK...at least someone admits that Gunmazin/Auric looks like a tiki.
I can't believe we abandoned our daughter to some savannah village to be replaced due to some space/time shenanigans and sent to fight robots in SoCal for...this thing.
Yeah...luckily they remember that you need a bag with the right amount of sand in it. Lest a giant boulder comes down to be used as popular stock footage.
Or...rocks to prevent lasers from zapping you. That works too.
Not as clean as Ken'ichi Akama, but it gets the job done.
I don't get it: a rock can set off lasers but a whip doesn't? Good reflexes or plot convenience?
And what took years for the Sloans, Louie Kaboom does in three episodes.
Heh, maybe Louie set the lasers up recently considering that shot.
You know what, our lives are more important than this thing. Not like it's going to turn into a Boukenger episode or anything.
IT'S MINE, MINE I TELL YOU, MINE!!!
Well someone's modified their gas supply...must have still had some left behind by Stenchy.
Well there goes years of our lives...I wonder how our daughter's doing?
Australian mail delivery, here to help you, mate!
It's probably only in the low 60s. If people get too thirsty, Ernie will lose most of his customers due to being drunk.
Hey, he can't take my BFF, I lost my last black-girl owner and I'm not losing this one-nya...er, I mean, mate!
At least they admit she's living with Kat's family...but as we've established, Kat's family has never been seen outside one flashback...in Australia...so...
Aisha!? Quick, check the post-mark to see where in Africa she ended up! (one thing I can't stand: whenever things affect "Africa" in pop culture, they just seem to mean the whole continent like it's one amorphous blob)
All that for a letter. She wasted postage for that envelope considering how huge it is.
Oh good grief. Her adopted mom gives her the key...NOW!? Plot convenience, thy name is Power Rangers!
So yeah, this is why Tanya's parents went missing. I get wanting to put Auric back together but it does feel a bit weird they weren't looking for anything else if they're explorers like this.
Mysterio Island? Sounds...rather lame, not mysterious at all.
I know what it means: it took her parents THIS LONG to find Auric on one tiny island!?
Wait wait wait...back up...so let's get this straight: Tanya's parents went missing looking for Auric, which is why she went to Africa as a little girl...and yet somehow they survive, in good shape, still wearing jungle explorers outfits for...approximately ten years!? Or...you know...Master Vile's spell didn't affect them and it was just less than a year ago?
Aisha I don't trust that map. Turn it in to SGS imme...no wait, they're not trustworthy either.
OK so we lost the tiki...think we can find a way out of this cave now? Like before a cave-in?
Zordon, ever have this feeling that my plot's been going on way too long regarding that one line I mentioned back when I was someone else?
Look, I can't have you guys teleporting around the universe just because you can. There's a reason I put a regional lock to prevent you from just going to the middle of Manhattan.
No wait...never mind, Zordon is going to let them use teleportation for "any such thing" like this. Meh, this better be impossible to find like Venus Island so we can see her land on some weird place being chased by cannibals or something.
HEY FRUIT, WE'RE LETTING HER GO! GET YOUR MAN-LOVING HANDS ON IT! (Billy: Um Zordon...)
Kat: Hey, Zordon, do you think you could teleport me back home too? I got to see someone about a wallaby.
Can't say it's smart or dumb to leave the key to Jason. At least it isn't Forgetful Jones...er, Oliver.
Oh great another message from Trey. Can I skip this part?
Wait, what was the big deal about the Warrior Wheel last time if he's getting Pyramidas in the VERY NEXT EPISODE!?
I wouldn't worry about that bomb; it's a Rita and Fred monster, that means it'll blow rather quickly.
Hey maybe I need to align Auric with this tire in just the right way...
OPEN UP GODDAMN YOU STUPID FREAKY TIKI!
So Klank knows more about Auric than that dummy. Must explain why he's been so silent the last couple episodes.
So you know that it's the key that Jason has already. And seriously, it's with Jason...you know, the original Red and currently the 6th...
SMELL YA LATER! (Gary music plays)
OK, maybe sending the key to Angel Grove is safer than leaving it with Tanya. I think her parents have had enough craziness for one lifetime.
The tea to the kiki. Must be tasty tea.
It's funny that for a sentient missile, he just keeps relying on eye beams.
Here is the key to your diary...er, Auric, beep.
I guess he just left Auric with Klank...probably treating it about the same as he treats Orbus.
Well, Stone's policy came through for him I suppose.
Last week. So in the last week, Mondo died, then Louie Kaboom showed up an Machina sent down that skunk. Either quick turnaround or he had a lot saved up to open the agency.
Shouldn't it be "no way, no how?" You two really need to reverse that.
Ganma Ganma Dondoko Ganma
GUNMAZIN!!!...er, random man sounds.
Defender of good and true...yep, I can see where this is going.
Maybe if Louie went with something like "this planet is filled with dangerous monsters who threaten the fate of the universe", then maybe he'd see he cause as...just?
Seriously, shoot first and ask questions later? I have better morals than that.
Come on, I just woke you up; don't go to sleep on me because I have problems with this planet!
Please Auric. These humans only care about war and pollution and destruction. THEY EVEN MAY VOTE A REALITY TV HOST PRESIDENT!
FINE, I DON'T CARE! LET THE UNIVERSE BURN BECAUSE OF THESE FLESHPODS!
So...if it won't listen to Louie, what would Sprocket do?
Tanya: This beach looks...wait have I been here before or did Tommy and the others tell me about this place?
Eh, it's cooler when it's just Geoffrey Holder randomly appearing in the jungle with a flute.
Seriously, they should have saved Bara Tarantula for this episode with all the spiderwebs.
Noose trap in three...two...
You didn't have to fall down too, Mr. Sloan. Unless you just did it for compassion.
And burning fire was set there...when? You'd think a trap like that would be defective.
Amazing how these civilizations are considere "primitive", yet they have flame traps and moving walls!
At least taking Auric to the moon is way less conspicuous than using him in an abandoned Earth warehouse.
Ganma Ganma Dondoko Ganma.
A nice yawn; didn't get the chance to do that last time. Now I feel refreshed.
I'm so small and meek; pay no attention to those evil destructive toys my daddy gave me.
See, that's how you make humans look bad. Equate spandex as bad.
Great galaxies? I know Gunmazin may be from the far past but...eh, knowing Saban it probably is "aliens".
I really hope my tearduct upgrade wins him over...
Well at least they found a use for the fresh water on the moon.
Evil Power Rangers? I'M ON MY WAY!
I forget: was I supposed to be in this episode?
Oh yeah, Auric's powerful. No "special wish ability" like Ohranger, just "he's powerful".
At least he's civil enough to rampage without destroying the city.
The Super Zeo Megazord? Sure the regular one wouldn't suffice?
For all we know, he may just want to do a freestyle rap-off, but we hear some other ancient robot called dibs on it.
So Pyramidas already? What about the Super Zeo Zords like what Zordon suggested?
You challenge me with a pyramid? How lame!
There, now it looks like the Gorma Palace. Neat remodeling, huh?
And so, once again, the day is saved. Thanks to...AURIC!
Yeesh, he stole the Sword of Damocles. Maybe he's the new Rocky.
I'm not being paid enough to fight a sentry bot upside-down!
Yeah, let's go back to the original plan. Jason's really not doing it for me.
When in doubt, just merge before anyone misses Super Zeo Zord II.
Tanya: Hmmm...shouldn't I be wearing something protective? Nah, short sleeves and jeans can keep the bugs away.
Footprints. That means...THEY HAVE ACTUAL FEET!
Dang, this cave really is made for Halloween with all the skeletons and webs about.
Nice break shot; seriously, nothing suggests Tanya's doomed than a skeleton hanging on a wall.
A diagonal shot really is a good way to demonstrate they're doomed, huh?
OK, did someone just send Tanya to the "Legend of the Hidden Temple" set and not tell her?
YES, I'M SO CLOSE TO FINDING MY...(teleports away)
Yeah your parents are being burned and squished alive but Jason's blood's rushing to his head. PRIORITIES, PEOPLE!
Hey, I expected spandex fighters, not this...block...robot...thing...
Evil's all a matter of perspective, Tommy. You've done dumb things in the past so you should know.
OK can someone cue Auric in on the last four seasons?
Hoo boy he said the Z-word.
"All who fight for good know the name of Zordon"...somehow this feels like it's foreshadowing something...
You brat, you're gonna get it this time!
Sprocket: I don't get paid enough for these sorts of stunts!
You had your chance, Louie. You're not using that again.
And...Billy got it. Meh, again it takes away how Gunmazin worked in Oh but...different show and all that.
Backfist bro bump! We're bros now, right?
Can someone cue Rita in that this magnet's probably going to ruin Fred's radio reception?
So seriously: giant magnet and you're using it on your bomb and not the robots? They're...a lot closer than Louie Kaboom you know.
What is "medieval" to Rita? She's been asleep for 10,000 years prior so she didn't experience the typical medieval period humans know of.
Look, we have a ton of things to deal with: Louie, Mondo's horde, Power Rangers, Zordon, any other loose cannons of the UAE (that Divatox bulletin better be fake news...) so let's just keep our anger restrained for the moment.
Does Finnster even know where Louie is?
And Rito's running it. Calamity in three...two...
ACTIVATE, THE ED-MAGNE...ER, FRED....ZEDD MAGNET! (my mind is just so screwy now)
Again: the machines are on the moon! Why aim it for someplace on Earth just to cause another Stone calamity?
Hey, think we should be doing something other than playing with a dipstick?
Well it doesn't neet brakes anymore...or shocks...or tires...or an engine...or...
Shouldn't Stone have been close by when the car was taken?
Magnetic Vehicle Abduction: October 25th, 1996. And Farmers covered it. (WE ARE FARMERS!)
Stone, it's Angel Grove. Vehicles in this town get trashed all the time.
Well at least they got a new pair of wheels. Wouldn't let Rito or Goldar drive it myself.
Tip Rito: make them Earth coordinates, not lunar!
Funny, the car does have no roof so...it almost works as a convertable?
You screwed up, Jason. 6th Rangers always screw up: it's in their contract.
So now Jason has Pyramidas, the Warrior Wheel and now Auric. Remember when he had cool toys like a giant tyrannosaurus robot that could fight giants on his own? (instead of a growing army of dumb ones)
Adam, better watch Jason. He's eyeing your girl.
So...how long was that fight...and are Tanya's parents dead due to that?
That is one...slow...set of walls...
SHE WAS THAT CLOSE WHEN THEY TELEPORTED HER OUT!? SERIOUSLY, ZORDON, A FEW MORE MINUTES WOULD HAVE MADE THIS PLOT MORE REASONABLE!
And...another snake. Must be the reason behind it.
I don't think the ancients would have left pully devices in such an obvious location.
Tanya! You've...grown up...
Aww...what a heartfelt reunion...unfortunately, this is their only appearance.
Credits: Oil dipsticks are magic.
Thoughts: I'm a bit surprised it took this long for the series to get back to the whole subplot of Tanya's missing parents, but it just feels screwy that it also has to come about like this. Admission: combining the Gunmazin/Auric plot with their return is fine, but I still think it's ridiculous they'd be gone for this long just due to one dumb island and a random cave instead of just being more active in keeping track of their daughter...and which continent she's now living on. Jason did what he could even if unfortunately that means being stuck in more Tommy-like plots, and the whole thing with Stone's car...again...just felt like a waste.
The Ranger Who Came In from the Gold: aka: GOLDAR-IZED (or: Fred's Tire Maintenance: 30 Minutes or Less)
So we open with...A Chorus Line? (with Jason...one of these things is not like the other)
Hoo boy, prop problem. Quick, call up Kim's granny, she may have stuff other than a spinning wheel!
Yeah, props...you know propmen are the true stars of ballet, right? (please don't make us dance, Kat)
She's making a ballet about King Midas? Why him? He turned crap to gold then made a literal ass of himself, how do you dance to that?
Um...that's from Delieb's Coppelia...at least make it original music before you dance to it.
I feel sorry for them...the funny thing: Coppelia's considered the comedic version of "Frankenstein" so maybe that's a compliment for their line of work.
Tanya, why are they using the ballet bar? That's never been used in my four years working here!
His food, his daughter...yeah, Midas is proof that "money isn't everything". (too bad many in the world don't follow in that humility)
So purple/pink, blue, yellow and red...yep, she's making the Fresh PreCure team.
THERE'S A 55 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THE MOON, FRED; ABIDE BY IT!
So he made a left and he hit a crater. Yep, she's trying to break this down too.
Well something crappy happened...send Rito and Goldar out, Finnster's too valuable and the other two goofs are who knows where doing who knows what. (cardboard cutout of Squatt and Baboo) I THOUGHT WE WERE IMMUNE TO THAT!
Hoo boy...and no gas station for a few million miles. (whose idea was it to bring a vehicle with wheels to a surface like this?)
Fred's idea of vehicle maintenance: kick it and hope it still works. Worked wonders with Serpenterra.
If Louie Kaboom's screwing up again, we're using HIM to fix the Winnebago!
Well that was a short honeymoon. I guess after Machina's screw up, Louie just had enough and decided to be a "nice" daddy.
Sadly Louie conquering the empire really doesn't have the impact of the Ohranger version. Especially considering Sprocket...we'll get there.
Seriously: all that work to make my torpedos big as possible and this missile pulls this. WHEN MONDO RETURNS, I SWEAR I'LL BE BIGGER THAN YOU, LOUIE KABOOM!
And like his Sentai version, Klank's about as much of a bootlicker as Goldar.
Here's my plan: free Golden Retrievers for everyone!
Yellow's not listening; my guess is she's more a fan of Sylvia than Coppelia.
Wonder if Skull ever had to practice with Delieb. He isn't Chopin but he is still nice music.
And here comes Ms. Politically Correct to fix Bulk and Skull. Really that's Tanya's whole character to a tee.
Skull: Suddenly I don't know if I'm in the mood now to see "An American in Paris" or "Road House".
I would have gone with Nureyev over Barishnikov but...
Seriously, Kat's a worse task master than Zordon!
Well another dead end on the prop path. I still say the Hart attic has what you need...
For a fee...I'm happy to be...YOUR BACKDOOR MAN!
Detectives: yes. Drama...um, should we remind ourselves of "Rumplestilskin"?
Double? So...what is the regular rate and would Stone catch them before they pull this mess?
"Name it". Something tells me when they lose it's going to be utterly ridiculous.
Hey, I'm Louie Kaboom. I don't look royal at all but it's been a quick rise to power. Like Napoleon or Robespierre...OK, not a good comparison but that was in the script.
WE'RE GOING TO WIN! (come on, let's lay the dog down or they'll realize we're fleecing them)
Hey they got the bike back...or did they coax Stone to buy a new one after Goldar and Rito stole it?
The problem with garage sales: you never know what you're gonna get. That's why many consider it fun.
Look for something gold...and if it looks like a ticket clipper, hands off.
Um...they don't look greedy. Desperate, sure, but not greedy.
Bulk, when Kat said "gold", did she mean "Gold-Plated"?
And that's why it's called the Midas Hound, ladies and gentlemen.
Hey look: AN ACTUAL GOLD LAMP! AND NOT AN OIL LAMP, IT'S GOT A SHADE AND EVERYTHING!
Hey rub on it, maybe you'll have golden artifacts and a genie!
Woman: I don't remember that gold-making dog in my stuff...guys, that's not for sale.
Well someone's packing the bling now they can get their hands on it.
So when you turn a quarter into gold, is it still worth a quarter or the value of the gold?
You put it in the tip jar? Don't you also need money for the hot dogs too?
And...here's where things turn crappy for the dummies.
Look, I know we're not supposed to know what's in a hot dog but this is ridiculous.
Yeah...when the dog goes out of control, you know you're screwed.
I know we want to be golden but this is ridiculous!
They're speaking incomprehensible words. That's not a good sign...or maybe they should have kept the dog with and found a way to hold it back.
So if things turn into gold, does that make us richer or does it make gold less valuable?
Aww...it's so cute...er, I mean...EVIL GOLD DOG, EVIL!
Really the Cogs should be blingin' too. But Louie's not going that all out with his reign...yet.
Well I guess Klank's bootlicking knows no bound...so where the heck are the growth beam going to hit to make it bigger?
So yeah, giant golden retriever. Not a good sign.
What the heck are those four doing? I assume it has nothing to do with Kat's ballet.
Adam and Kat are fighting Cogs...oh and go towards that giant golden retriever toy, you can't miss it.
INSTANT HAND-HOLDING TELEPORTATION! YES, TOMMY IS THAT AWESOME!
Look Louie, your dog's leaving nasty packages. Gold or not, CLEAN UP AFTER IT!
Um, those aren't gold lasers...they're just lasers...
Oh great, my prediction's come true: JASON'S A GOLD STATUE! (no, I said he was a cardboard cutout before...close enough)
So, doesn't he look cool; it's like that silver guy in various parks only he's gold...and frozen solid.
I knew he's a gold Ranger but this is just ridiculous.
Adam: Aww man, why can't I be a gold statue too!?
Um, Louie, I know you're new and all but: if the Rangers fly back to the Command Center, that's a bad thing.
Hah, I told them I'd go back with them, BUT TOMMY LISTENS TO NO ONE BUT TOMMY!
Hey, do you think Jason now fits in my ballet, mate?
Well he's not technically dead...but he is gold. It's less dying and more "turning into an inanimate object".
Um Tanya, you keep forgetting about the rest of the Midas story: about the donkey ears and whatnot?
Guys, I don't see what robots need currency for. Mondo never needed currency, it's just weird.
So the Gold is Midas Hound's food supply...well it isn't the same as the Oh version but it makes some sense...just wonder what Jason tastes like to them though.
Well Jason's down, Tommy's out in the field and we have two girls...ADAM, WE NEED BACKUP! (Rocky: Um, Zordon, still here...)
Guess someone put up Borg adaptation tech on the statue. Least it keeps the scheme going.
Well it was worth a shot but they never seemed to work as well as our real weapons.
Well now I'm down. (Zordon: And this is why we can't just trust Rocky to do anything)
Goldar-ize? I'd expect that if you were a griffon, not...gold...
NO NOT MY BOOTS! NOW I'LL HAVE TO LICK THEM, WON'T I?
This is probably why no one wanted a gold mecha until that Arabian Knight mage, huh?
No, I'm Goldar-ized...and suddenly...I think...Rito's jokes...are...so...annoying...
Louie: Who is this Goldar and why don't I get the joke?
Zordon: THIS BETTER WORK, FRUIT, OR YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RETURN TO THE COMMAND CENTER!
Alpha: You know I have a golden sheen...how come I can get away with it and not the Rangers?
And...he goes from gold to...Gold...er, Black...
Yeah they're losing to a statue of a dog with a silly grin. Pathetic, huh?
Well one good thing about Pyramidas: it does have a long-distance attack.
SURPRISE: I WASN'T GOLD AFTER ALL, I WAS GOLD-PLATED!
Guys, he was cuter as the Midas Hound.
Midas Monster, Pyramidas...why did Triforia name the mech that considering things?
OK, plan B: PUNCHING THINGS!
Bit surprise it's gold beam isn't working anymore. Guess it doesn't work outside hound mode?
Goldbug? Isn't that the name of a Marvel villain? (and he's not even a bug)
Stop with the shooty things, they hurt, ow!
No, my...gold-making thing. (why should I reduce myself to call it a "Goldar-izer"?)
No Gold, but I still have...CHAINS OF CONSTRICTION!
Adam: Seriously, can't I ride in the Phoenix? (Tommy: NO ONE RIDES IN THE TOMMY'S ZORD EXCEPT THE TOMMY!)
At least the Zeo Megazord has more bling to it's credit than the Super Zeo Zords.
At least they remember the Zeo Ultrazord exists. So does this mean that Midas Monster is stronger than Mondo? (or worse yet...Mondo's weaker than...SOMNIBOT!?)
I FORGOT THAT GOLD IS A REALLY WEAK METAL AFTER ALL! (explodes)
SERIOUSLY, ALL THAT GOLD CRAP AND WE COULD HAVE HAD 30 MINUTES OF FRED CHANGING A TIRE!?!? WHAT IS WITH THIS SHOW'S SCREWED UP PRIORITIES!?!?!?!?
This time we follow my map of the moon and not yours. Mines certified by the EAA! (Exhaus Automobile Association)
Oh great, now they're being Goldar-ized.
NOSA!? NOT NASADA!?
Seriously, next time we change tires, I'm buying Michelin, not the cheap ones they came with.
New strategy: FIX-A-FLAT!
I guess Kat gave up on Tommy and Adam. I think it was for the better.
And the old standby: trust us, it's back to normal, we just said so.
It may look nice but what about the props? I mean Bulk and Skull did turn crap to gold and lost it due to the spell so...
Oh great, I fear for what Tanya knows.
And they don't need training or anything! Jason told us how awesome a dancer Bulk is.
And...Coppelia. Really Kat, if you want to dance to Coppelia, make the ballet Coppelia! Not this King Midas madness!
I...have no idea what this has to do with King Midas.
He turned the sun to gold? Guess now a lion's going to eat it.
So who is Midas and who is the other one supposed to be?
Um...what was the lesson, Kat? Does this have to do with Bulk and Skull respecting ballet or did you just want to screw with Delieb by doing this?
Credits: Farkus Bulkmeyer is Clubber Lang!
Thoughts: This was a weird one, both due to the stock footage and the American footage. The Bara Gold fight in Ohranger was interesting in basically being a tough fight and a massive game-changer regarding "Sprocket and Machina", but here they're locked in the dungeon and instead of getting us the true lesson of greed, we get...gold props. (and shockingly no Auric) Well at least Bulk and Skull do fall for the greed element and it does bite them in the butt, as well as Jason, so that wasn't bad. And while I do like they remember Kat was a ballerina prior, the idea of the King Midas play with the Coppelia music just got really bizarre, especially since I love the music from Coppelia! Oh and the worst part: WE DIDN'T GET 30 MINUTES OF FRED FIXING A TIRE!
The Joke's On Blue: aka: Death By Torpedoes
And here's yet another new student. It's like Angel Grove gets a new student every five seconds! (and they forget so many like Emily...and that random girl from the season 3 Christmas special...)
Yeah you really need friends...and Ranger Powers, Ranger Powers work too.
RUBBER SPIDERS, RUN AWAY!
I always wondered if Angel Grove had one of those types of stores. (now where's the adult bookstore!?)
Jason, aren't you a tad...old...to still be in this school?
Crater, rock, crater, rock...are we there yet, Fred?
Rito: Look, our tech was never as good as the Machine Empire. Don't blame me, Ed! (hey, didn't think I would get that one right, huh?)
Look, Fred needs to relieve his road rage; just go out while Finnster gives him his "medicine".
All that hard work to get back to them and they're kicked out again. Seriously, Goldar and Rito need their own place.
Seriously, we really need a place with a good luna fish sandwich...as long as they don't have "the special".
Hmm...golf ball. Either someone hit it while here or they had a really good drive on Earth. Wonder how that young Tiger kid's doing...
Seriously, I could have used that as a new eyeball!
We used a golfball to find a sparky thing! I never knew golf could be such an entertaining sport.
Hey um...are you Emily and why are you here and not at the beach place?
Hey, David and Sam still exist. Let's not follow, we don't want any more of their craziness.
Um, that's not a prank. That's just a crappy lid. Ernie has those too.
Rocko? I don't see him living a modern life with a steer and a turtle.
That mustard...IT WAS ACTUALLY BARBECUE SEASONING!
Dry clean only...meh, just suck it up and do it while getting another shirt.
Angel Grove Novelty Shop? I say it's that pie place from "Song Sung Yellow" myself.
Hey, we don't go to that school anymore but we're still willing to help you guys out.
Hey you going to eat that whipped cream or throw it on some Cogs?
And those two are...
Humphrey and Bogart? Oh come on, at least make it Marlowe and Spade if you want to be clever!
I never knew teen detectives were a thing...still better than all the Boys Detective Clubs in Spider-Man toku.
Hey we know what sand looks like. It's silicon, right?
So who do we trust: the idiots or the guys in the spiffy trenchcoats?
My son? Wait...that's Bulldont's older form...and there's Bulldont's younger form...then again, how did Machina get out of the prison?
Sprocket: And I was so happy being the big brother. Why the heck did he have to spoil the fun!?
Unless you turn into a living weapon, Sprocket, you probably are going to need help guarding mom.
Seriously, how could he claim he's a bigger torpedo than you mother dear. You know my dear wife is the only one comparable.
Not sure Machina likes Archerina calling her "mother in law". At least call her "mom" to make it feel less embarrasing.
Sprocket: Bro, can you go home so I can get all the attention?
ROBOTS HAVE SIBLINGS!? DAMN IT, WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL US BEFORE?!
Um...why did you need to do that, Billy? Jason never had regeneration problems before.
This is a test of the Intergalactic Warning System. This is only a test...or not.
They keep teleporting to the moon. What ever happened to dumpsters and flying chairs like the old days?
Dang I want to get a thermal scan on her...oh and...he's powerful too.
So yeah, know how the robots keep building things? Well Mondo built someone else first. (so then Klank must be promiscuous considering he built a ton of machines)
Look if it was another Sprocket it would be hilarious; but...it's late so he's worse.
So Gasket and Archerina eloped. At least they didn't need a formal wedding unlike the Sentai. (so whose King Eridon and where is he now?)
I'm not worried about Gasket, he's like his dad. Archernia...well, we could send Billy down cause he won't fall for her being the fruit he is. (Billy: Why am I putting up with this?)
If they wear coats, we wear coats! And the fedoras!
Bulk, if you want to use the "Elementary" bit, at least go with the Holmes/Watson look. Klank would approve.
Great, a clown. I say it's Pineoctopus: CASE CLOSED!
Dang it why did the balloon already blow? Can't they just reload it with another balloon?
Eh, just the old joke store. Nope, nothing suspicious at all.
Hey, that sound...my ears are bleeding!
Hello Louie; I heard you make fun of my mother's torpedoes...
You'll love Archerina. But wait until they get a load of me!
Shoot that Poison Arrow in Your Heart!
Who cares about me, I love your torpedoes so much!
Love me, you fool!
So his final fall is...by way of seduction. I guess someone needed to have more restraint but...spell and all.
Jason, don't ruin that bag, I need to use it next.
I think the chain breaking is worse than the bucket.
Hey, my hormones are raging and I just got a bot I'd love to screw!
A shipment? Wouldn't the novelty shop just be in town or are these special orders?
This stuff...it's the stuff that nightmares are made of.
This is about Bulk and Skull? Yeesh, where were these two during season 1?
Great, prank Power Rangers communicator. We really need to invest in that.
Look girls, I want to talk to you about Gasket...it's compensation for telling the boys about Archerina.
Well Tommy's not here for once. Yeah Jason was on break but it's a bit of a breather from the lunk.
So yeah, robots can fall in love. Not something we expected but we need to have a plot somehow.
Oh hey Tommy...did you forget about your friends?
Seriously, couldn't they just do the morph and have Tommy join them later? They have done that in the past.
Hey, I have this sword and a bomb on my hand now. Isn't that neat?
I guess the gun was in case the weapons broke....which for Rocky is always.
Well that went nowhere: time for the Megazord!
I'M IN LOVE...WITH SOMEONE ELSE'S WIFE...I'M INVINCIBLE!
So it's not that type of weapon? Weird.
I'm a genius and you're sexy. Isn't that the perfect combo?
Oh don't mind me, I'm just her pimp...er, guardian. (not like I can say husband can I?)
Victory...how? Do you mean Louie blowing them up or his death?
Considering last time, you'd expect Louie to prep for this but...he is basically brain-dead now that Archerina's gotten herself into him.
LOL, Defender Wheel...that's back in the Zeo Zords, not the Super Zeo Zords.
At least Tommy's not so dense he can't figure it out.
Wait the Ultrazord? Without the Zeo Zords and Red Battlezord? (well...yeah this is the other version from later...)
And yet...it still has the Red Battlezord's arms...but blame the stock footage for that gaffe.
10 seconds until detonation...final regrets...not getting into Archerina's torpedos...or Machina's. (explodes)
Failed? You eliminated a rival to the throne, Archerina. You did good.
Archerina, don't get in the way of my visual cue of destruction! You're making it too cute!
I think Fred's discovered Bulk and Skull's old TV...and watching the same shows as them.
Fred: COULDN'T YOU SAVE IT UNTIL AFTER THE COMMERCIAL? (I mean of this show, not ours)
Well I guess those two get around. Even Rita and Zedd know of Gasket and Archerina.
Well, at least Louie Kaboom's dead. Good, bad...meh, who cares, it was a dumb experiment.
A golf ball? Hey, maybe that could be Fred's next hobby.
I've had enough: NO MORE PLOTTING UNTIL AFTER FRED WATCHES GILLIGAN!
FART BOMB, AWAY!
Well so far...we know they're all coming from Angel Grove Novelty Shop...we haven't traced receipts or anything, that's next.
And here comes Humphrey and Bogart to dump the idiots from their jobs...
Wait their accusation was on the new guy? I would of expected them to blame the old bullies relapsing.
Look, I'm new: why blame me?
Hey, I'm Hank. When in Angel Grove, visit the Angel Grove Novelty Shop. I sell Novelties and Novelty Accessories.
Funny we never saw these jokesters before...then again we haven't seen Hank either.
So if this is resolved: can I buy the puke?
Well I think it's all going over Skull's head...
Look you two, you may look classy but you're just a couple of "jokes".
I feel sorry for Hank: that money they spent was all going to be given back by Mrs. Rodriguez.
Um, Skull...its a jar of peanuts...from a novelty shop...eh, maybe it's the super-extra hot ones...
Is it just me or has Skull gotten dumber than Bulk?
Credits: Can someone tell Skull the peanuts are a trap?
Thoughts: OK, despite not going with the Sentai version I did like what they did with Gasket and Archerina here. They introduce them as formidable and give them a backstory that allows for them to rule while still sort of tying into what we know of Mondo, and all without dumping Sprocket at all. Oh and the factor that it was technically Archerina that lead to Louie Kaboom's end really did feel like a worthy finale...well that and the surprising aspect that this is the only major villain the classic Power Rangers kill. (sort of, he only was around for five episodes but he did lead the empire) The whole storyline with the pranksters really just felt like an excuse to give Bulk and Skull something to do, but the title really doesn't work considering Rocky is only hurt once and it's Kat and Tanya that figure it out. But hey, at least there is a novelty joke shop in Angel Grove...