A Small Problem

Episode Information

Power Rangers Zeo
Season 4

Title Card for “A Small Problem”.
Episode #
Written by
Mark Hoffmeier
Directed by
Vickie Bronaugh
U.S. Premiere
Total U.S. airings(disclaimer)
(list of airings)
Last U.S. airing
Wednesday, June 16, 1999
(on Fox Kids)
Tokusatsu footage
  • Ohranger # 1, 12, 13, 28, 29
Previous Episode
Cogs, King Mondo, Klank, Orbus, Prince Sprocket, Tarantabot


  • Murphy’s Mine was apparently so well-known that Tanya referred to it as a landmark; therefore, it’s unknown why people prior to Bulk and Skull wouldn’t have already discovered that the mine was full of the gold sparkles of iron pyrite, or “fools’ gold.” (02:38)
  • As the Rangers stopped their jeep in the desert, they seemed to be parked in front of the mountain on which the Command Center resided. (03:06)
  • Katherine, who was shrunk before Tommy, landed after being shrunk at the same time as the latter-shrunken Tommy. (05:56)
  • Tanya’s line of “Look! Over there!” didn’t sound like Tanya. (07:15)
  • Adam referred to the miniature jeep as “Tommy’s truck”. (07:23)
  • When the tarantula in the terrarium with the shrunken Zeo Rangers I and V was actually shown, its legs had soft ends, but they had pointy ends when just the legs were shown approaching the two Rangers. (09:00)
  • By hitting a few rocks in the terrarium, tiny Zeo Ranger Five caused a rockslide which created a tidy (and completely implausible) rock wall between the Rangers and the spider. (09:40)
  • Billy explained that Tommy and Kat’s shrunken size was a result of the tightening of the spaces between their molecules, but this wouldn’t have altered their masses as Sprocket’s size reduction. (14:00)
  • Between scenes, the shrunken Rangers went from sitting in the middle of the table to sitting on the edge of it. (14:57)
  • After restoring Tommy and Kat’s sizes with a molecular respacer, Billy said it had definitely been one of his biggest challenges. (15:10)
  • Only Tommy inserted his Power Cell into the Zeo Cannon, but all the cells were shown to be present. (15:56)
  • Tommy called the Red Battlezord the “Red Zeo Battlezord”. (16:49)
  • Tommy’s Zeonizer crystal was already in the Red Battlezord when he teleported in. (16:52)
  • When Pyramidas’s legs were transforming, the arms rotated up and around to the back, as though it were transforming into the Zeo Ultrazord Carrier Mode, but when the Zord stood up, the arms were by its sides again. (17:47)
  • When Pyramidas stood up for the Zeo Ultrazord, rocks fell off areas in which they hadn’t been while Pyramidas had transformed its legs. (17:55)


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