Merry Christmas, Movie House! 25 Days of Christmas Day 1: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger

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It’s no secret that I love Power Rangers. I love everything about the show from the fight scenes to the giant robot battles to the cheesy acting. I can’t get enough of it. I’ve seen every single episode and not just of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I have seen it from MMPR to Megaforce. Another thing I love is Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You combine two of my favorite things and you get greatness. That’s what makes “I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger” awesome.

The Plot

This episode features two plots. There’s a little girl who doesn’t really want to sing in the holiday choir. I’ll give Power Rangers some credit for having them sing Christmas and Hanukkah songs. She is homesick and is afraid her parents won’t show up for Christmas. Kimberly, the pink Power Ranger, is having similar problems since her parents separated. It’s funny since I don’t think any parents of the Rangers have been shown since Rita kidnapped them all in a “Return of an Old Friend” in season 1. Please forgive my Power Rangers nerd knowledge of knowing everything about Power Rangers.

The other part of the plot concerns Lord Zedd hating Christmas and wanting to put his evil mind controlling device under all the trees for Christmas. He must do this by taking over the North Pole. It’s as awesome as it sounds. He sends Rita’s brother, Rito Revolto, to attack Santa’s workshop. There’s this really high pitched female elf there that argues with him. Zordon calls the Rangers (after interrupting Tommy’s (White Ranger) mistletoe kiss to Kimberly) to the Command Center to tell the Rangers about Santa. Zordon gives the team the bad news about not being able to use their powers because of Santa having a magical forcefield or something. I just find it hilarious that Santa exists in the PR Universe.

Bulk and Skull (our resident idiots) are playing Santa and his elf back at the Juice Bar. They don’t seem too interested in the job, but they do hear the wishes of children including that little girl from earlier. The Rangers get into a confrontation with Rito and Goldar (Rita’s flying gold monkey) at the North Pole. Confrontation means snowball fight in this episode since Rito and Goldar can’t use their powers either. Santa’s kind of a dick for not extending his Christmas power over the entire Earth. The Rangers use the snowballs of death and elves tripping the bad guys to defeat them. The bad guys are teleported back to the Moon and the day is saved! Wait! Santa needs help because he is behind schedule! Thank goodness he had Power Rangers there! The Power Rangers save Christmas and the little girl’s father shows up at the end. She tells Bulk that’s what she wished for which makes Bulk and Skull tear up a bit. They are fools with a heart of gold. Tommy finally gets to kiss Kimberly under the mistletoe and Kimberly’s mom shows up too. Happy ending! Christmas is saved!

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Not a Typical Power Rangers Episode

This episode goes against the grain of a normal Power Rangers episode. There’s no Power Rangers actually in this episode. They never morph! Santa ruined those chances. That means no Megazord battle either. That’s the biggest downside to this episode. It would have been cool seeing their Zords at the North Pole or even the suits. It’s still entertaining though watching Rito be the goofy villain he is while commanding Santa to do stuff.

Analysis

I didn’t find the little girl plot to be that bad. It’s a nice little Christmas story that results in a good Bulk and Skull moment. Bulk and Skull are the two best characters in Power Rangers history, so anything involving them is great. I enjoyed Tommy and Kimberly getting their mistletoe kisses interrupted. Skull interrupts them the first time and sneaks in and gives Kimberly a kiss on the cheek. Zordon interrupts the second time because I figure he’s a bigger dick than Skull. I bet he knew about the Lord Zedd plot a few minutes before that and waited for Tommy to go for a kiss. It’s a nice build though for when they finally get that kiss. Most of the Rangers are underused in this plot. Adam (Black), Rocky (Red), and Billy (Blue) don’t get much to do in this episode. Aisha (Yellow) gets a little dialogue with the little girl, but that becomes more about Kimberly instead. Santa and his annoying loud elf get more time than they do.

Final Thoughts
It’s fun! That’s what Power Rangers is to me! It’s fun! This episode does what it needs to do. It combines Power Rangers and Santa Claus.It gives the people what they want. It lacks the actual costumes and Zords, but I will gladly watch it every Christmas. Get to watching! It’s Morphin Time!

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