Episode 55: POWER RANGERS (2017)

It all leads up to this. We’ve done Power Rangers episodes…. we’ve done episodes about movies… but until now, with one possible exception, there was not a Power Rangers movie. AND NOW, though some may accuse it of being a Breakfast Club reboot in disguise, and it does not feature Finster OR Scorpina OR the Rad Bug… this Power Rangers movie is pretty good. Rita Repulsa kills more people than the Joker! Rita Repulsa eats a donut! Rita Repulsa is one of the many corpses fished up daily by Jason’s dad’s boat! Kimberly goes to detention for revenge porn and cyberbullying! Zordon and Alpha 5 are cranky all the time!

Finally — this is an extra long episode because we’re putting the podcast on hiatus. Hopefully temporary! Stick around for the last 20 minutes where we talk about what a great experience it’s been. Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions – we wouldn’t have watched modern classics like The Pit, The Unholy, and Get Crazy if not for you. Whereas it was our own brilliant ideas that led us to atrocities like Bullseye! and The Curse of Inferno. Keep it real, yo. Stay subscribed to the feed… just in case.

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 26: Sloppy Joe Pizza

It’s all about brains over brawn in this episode. Apparently the Power Rangers represent “brains” and Bulk and the Putties are “brawn”. Meanwhile Jason takes his nephew to the beach, introduces him to “the famous bully, Bulk” and they accidentally defeat Scorpina with a mirror. And Tommy isn’t in this one for some reason. And The Rockstar (seen below) is not introduced, he just shows up. It’s all a big mess.

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 25: Kimberly’s Grandmother’s Antique Spinning Wheel

When you defund schools, you end up with the Angel Grove high school play, featuring the school’s largest student as Rumpelstiltskin, and students forced to bring in their grandmothers’ antique spinning wheels as props. Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel gets destroyed, and then Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel disappeared, and nobody seems to understand why she’s upset. Meanwhile the Zords are only getting bigger as the Ultrazord, Titanus and the Hooptiezord all get involved in the battle against a certain wheel (not Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel, another one).

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 24: Gung Ho!

Jason. Tommy. If you want to win the inane spectacle of confusion that is the Team Ninja Finals, you’re going to need some Gung Ho. You’re going to need to learn how to Gung Ho. Rita and Finster and the Putties have mastered Gung Ho and thus created Super Putties! They are putties, but with bigger hands. When Zack hacks their limbs off with an axe, they form back together! Now that’s Gung Ho.

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 23: Frankenstein’s Party

It’s time for the Angel Grove High School Masquerade. Everyone’s in the costume you would expect, except Alpha 5 who is attracting ALL the ladies in his Alpha 5 costume. Rita and Finster spend most of this episode getting the Putties to assemble a giant flying meatball. Meanwhile, Lindsay, Mike, Mike, and Darrill discuss Zack’s sad love life and Robin Hood: Men In Tights. Oh, and today’s monster is… Frankenstein. The Pudgy Pig, the Spit Flower, the Gnarly Gnome, and… Frankenstein. Somehow he doesn’t fit in.

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 22: The Spit Flower

In this episode Kimberly and Tommy share a harrowing experience (watching Putties rough up Kimberly’s award-winning miniature parade float), which only deepens their burgeoning romance. We discuss how Angel Grove apparently hosts a nationally televised parade; the increasingly bold behavior of the Putties (appearing INSIDE the Gym and Juice — is nothing safe?), and Finster’s newest monster. a triumph of psycho-sexual imagery.

“Billy is up to his Billy fuckery as usual” – Lindsay

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Mighty Morphin Festive Failures: Alpha 5’s Magical Xmas

We watched Alpha 5’s Magical Xmas! How is this Christmas special so utterly terrible? It’s like Power Rangers for an audience of four-year-olds in 1890. Marvel as we discuss:

  • Alpha 5 and Zordon’s dreary home life
  • Speculations about Alpha 5’s religious beliefs
  • Alpha 5 selfishly makes Christmas all about himself. What a diva.
  • The Power Rangers are helping Santa? Helping him do what?
  • Zordon kidnaps children with a beam? That is how he cheers up Alpha 5?
  • Alpha 5 has magic powers to make things appear?
  • Can Alpha 5 taste cookies?
  • The children are released from their captivity by walking into a Stargate / Poltergeist mystic fog cloud doorway

And hear MikeD’s award-winning Alpha 5 impression!

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