Wheel of Misfortune

Episode Information

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Season 1

Episode #
Written by
Mark Ryan & Cheryl Saban
Directed by
Terence H. Winkless
U.S. Premiere
Total U.S. airings(disclaimer)
(list of airings)
Last U.S. airing
Saturday, August 14, 2010
(on ABC Kids)
Tokusatsu footage
  • Zyuranger # 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 20, 21, 25, 34, 36
  • plus additional Zyu1.5 footage
Previous Episode
Gung Ho!
Baboo, Finster, Goldar, Putty Patrollers, Rita Repulsa, Scorpina, Squatt
Original Air Date
August 14, 2010
(on ABC Kids)
Episode analysis
at Revisiting Power Rangers


  • During “Today on Power Rangers...”, the announcer erroneously called the Wheel of Misfortune the “Wheel Of Destruction”.
  • Tommy’s left arm seemed to be immobilized before the Putties restrained it. (07:53)
  • Zordon told the teens to morph to the Command Center, but they merely teleported. (08:29)
  • According to Zordon, the Wheel of Misfortune could destroy everything it touched, but when it later sliced the Tyrannosaurus, Dragonzord, and Megazord, the Zords were not destroyed. (08:45)
  • Zordon’s voice sounded different from its normal sound as he was filling Tommy in on the situation. (12:30)
  • A small, four-wheeled object appeared briefly amongst the Wheel of Misfortune’s explosion. (15:14)
  • A shot of the Megazord rather than Ultrazord was shown after Scorpina and Goldar had retreated. (15:22)
  • Zordon told the teens that their defeat of Rita’s “henchmen” had broken the spell over the spinning wheel, but giant Goldar and Scorpina had retreated after the Wheel of Misfortune had been destroyed. (16:10)
  • In the last scene, Kimberly says “Oh, where is Rumpelstiltskin?” But, the whole point of the play is that the maiden doesn’t know his name. (17:25)
  • Unless the scene began near the middle or end of the class play (which is not as the case appears to be), the entire play was under two minutes long. (18:55)


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