The Wanna-Be Ranger

Episode Information

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Season 2

Episode #
Written by
Ellen Levy-Sarnoff & Daniel J. Sarnoff
Directed by
John Stewart
U.S. Premiere
Total U.S. airings(disclaimer)
(list of airings)
Last U.S. airing
Saturday, January 16, 1999
(on Fox Kids)
Tokusatsu footage
  • Zyu2 # 17
  • Zyuranger # 21, 22
  • Dairanger # 1, 9, 10, 11, 20
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  • Zordon called the teens to the Command Center to tell them about his imminent de-ionizing, something he could have told them just as easily over the communicators. (02:07)
  • Primator was unable to hold his illusion upon seeing his reflection in the top of Alpha’s head, but Alpha’s head was a dull gold color and not at all reflective. (05:56)
  • Even though Zordon had warned the Rangers to pay attention for a communicator summons, Jason, Billy, and Zack were performing an scientific experiment with their ears covered. (07:54)
  • When Zack asked the five other helmetless Rangers in the Command Center whether anyone had a mirror, Kimberly bent over and produced a blue hand mirror (bearing the Triceratops symbol), possibly from under the control panel next to her, saying she never left home without one, then handed it to Billy. (14:58)
  • Though the Rangers all teleported from the Command Center together, Billy, Jason, and Trini ended up in a different area of the harbor from the others and didn’t know where the others had gone. (15:16)
  • When Zedd summoned his grow bomb to throw to Earth, Goldar’s head jerked in a jump-cut as the bomb appeared. (16:24)
  • When the Thunderzords arrived after being summoned, each Dinozord was first shown transforming into its respective Thunderzord in the mountains. (16:41)
  • The Dino Megazord was shown briefly as the Dragonzord began to tail whip Primator. (17:45)
  • The Dino Megazord was shown briefly in place of the Thunder Megazord in the middle of an explosion as the Thunder Megazord and Dragonzord were struck by an attack. (17:59)
  • Yellow Ranger called the Blue Ranger “Billy” in front of Dillon. (18:46)


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