REVIEW: THE BEST OF THE POWER RANGERS – PART I

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MAIN CAST

Austin St. John (Footsteps)
Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint)
Walter Jones (Garden of Evil)
Thuy Trang (Spy Hard)
David Yost (Degenerate)
Paul Schrier (Wicked Game)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)
David Fielding (Super Task Force One)
Jason David Frank (The One Warrior)
Steve Cardenas (A Brother’s Badge)
Karen Ashley (Sawed)
Johnny Yong Bosch (Marvel Anime: Blade)
Catherine Sutherland (The Cell)
Gregg Bullock (Evil Acts)
Richard Genelle (The Death Merchant)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Barbara Goodson (The CHosen)
Robert Axelrod (The Blob)
Wendee Lee (VR Troopers)
Kerrigan Mahan (Supernova)
Richard Steven Horvitz (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
Bryan Cranston (Godzilla)
Richard Lee Jackson (Bring it On Again)
Renee Griggs (Walker Texas Ranger)
Bryan Cranston (Godzilla)
Richard Rabago (VR Troopers)
Royce Herron (Rocky Road)
Carla Perez (VR Troopers)
Alex Borstein (Family Guy)
Sabrina Lu (Idle Hands)
Ted Jan Roberts (MAsked Rider)
Traci Belushi (Big Bad Beetleborgs)
Ken Merckz (Orgazmo)
Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil TV)
Winston Story (That 70s Show)
Jennifer Tung (What Lies Beneath)
Ralph Votrian (Masked Rider)
Bob Papenbrook (Jeepers Creepers 2)
Karim Prince (How To Make a Monster)
Alan Palmer (Lovers and Liars)
Jim Gray (Diamonds in The Rough)
Rajia Baroudi (Starship: Rising)
David Bacon (True Friends)
David Senstrom (Masked Rider)
Sarah Brown (VR Troopers)
Brad Hawkins (VR Troopers)
Lesley Pedersen (Hot Air)

mighty-morphin-power-rangers-cast-then-and-nowEver since its humble beginnings in 1993 no body could predict just how morphinominal hit the show would be and 800+ episodes, 3 films later the show is still on and still hit, these are my all time favourite episodes starting with MMPR right through to the current season Ninja Steel.

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No automatic alt text available.When two astronauts come across a strange dumpster on the moon, they open it, accidentally releasing Rita Repulsa and her minions: Goldar, Squatt, Baboo, and Finster. Rita then sets her eyes on the nearest planet: Earth. Meanwhile, at a local youth center in Angel Grove, California, viewers are introduced to “teenagers with attitude” Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Zack Taylor, Kimberly Hart, and Billy Cranston. Within the California desert, at the Command Center, Zordon and Alpha 5 are alerted of Rita’s escape and teleport the five to the Command Center. After receiving Power Morphers, the teens morph into the Power Rangers and take on Goldar and the Putty Patrol. Also making their debuts are the bullying but laughable Bulk, his friend the likewise bullying but also laughable Skull, and Juice Bar proprietor Ernie.Image may contain: 1 personAt the Juice Bar, Jason is trying to break Bulk’s bench-pressing record, but is unable to do so. Doubting his ability to succeed, the other Ranger teens Kimberly and Zack try to comfort him but have mixed success. At the Moon Palace, Rita decides to isolate Jason from the other Rangers by sending to Earth the King Sphinx. Using his powerful wings, the monster blows Kimberly and, soon after, Zack away from the fight, leaving Jason alone. After teleporting himself and Jason to a desert, the Sphinx is joined by Goldar. After regrouping with Billy and Trini the teens arrive at the Command Center and witness first-hand Jason’s struggle with a grown Goldar and Sphinx.No automatic alt text available.Ernie hosts a “Cultural Food Fair” at the juice bar, and the Rangers help out, offering foods from around the world to patrons. When Bulk and Skull arrive, they turn the peaceful fair into a full-on food fight. Rita is inspired by this madness and generates Pudgy Pig, a wicked monster that is always hungry. Pudgy Pig will deplete the entire world of its food supply in 48 hours unless the Rangers can thwart him. Problems arise when the villain eats the group’s Power Weapons, but Trini notices that Pudgy Pig cannot stand the taste of spicy foods. She devises a trap that hopefully will expel the weapons from the porker.No automatic alt text available.Billy’s young protege, Willie, has created his best invention yet: a hologame, which he enters into a science fair. Bulk and Skull happen upon the science fair and cause trouble. While the teens resolve the situation rather humorously, the commotion leads Willie to be disqualified. Disheartened, Willie flees, but is kidnapped by Eye Guy, a monster who plans to steal his vast intelligence. The teens morph into action but soon find out Eye Guy will not be easily defeated. Even the combined Power Blaster cannot destroy this monster.No automatic alt text available.The Ranger teens and Ernie plan a surprise party at the Juice Bar for Zack. The secrecy leads him to believe that they have all forgotten about his birthday. Rita shows that she cares–about seeing to it that he never again lives to celebrate any others, that is–by sending down a special treat, a vicious black armored monster known as Knasty Knight. Zack soon finds out he is way over his head. Happy Birthday indeed.No automatic alt text available.The gang is playing a game of volleyball when Baboo appears above the field. Without being noticed, he slips an odd red potion into the glasses of water lying on a bench. Kimberly and Billy drink the water, and suddenly start acting like real punks. Rita plots to use the divided Rangers to allow her latest monster, the Terror Toad, to destroy the town. Alpha must journey to another dimension to find a special singing squash, as only its juice can restore Billy and Kimberly to their right minds. Alpha must hurry because Jason is fighting Terror Toad alone, as Trini and Zack were already devoured.No automatic alt text available.The teens are preparing for the school dance and everyone has a date except one Blue Ranger. Billy then bumps into a brainy girl named Marge, and the two hit it off immediately. But Rita’s ally, Madame Woe, mistakes Marge for a Power Ranger and captures her. The actual Rangers come to her rescue, but can they save her or will Billy remain dateless for the upcoming dance? Meanwhile after Bulk crashes in the cake for the dance, he and Skull try to use disguises to sneak into the Youth Center to keep a low profile, but Ernie quickly catches both of them, and they are forced to pay for the cake if they want to return.Image may contain: 1 personKim goes for flying lessons with her pilot uncle Steve, with Bulk and Skull tagging along. Rita’s henchman Squatt spikes Steve’s drink with a sleeping potion, which kicks into effect while in the skies over Angel Grove. Kim nervously takes over flying the four-seater plane, but even with a little guidance from Alpha 5, can she land safely? Meanwhile, her teammates face the dreaded Snizard. To make matters worse, the bow and arrow Kim wields as the Pink Ranger are the only means of destroying the Snizard.No automatic alt text available.Billy has invented a machine that reads minds, which he tests out on himself and Kimberly. Unknown to him, however, Squatt has tampered with the machine and as a result Kimberly’s mind ends up in Billy’s body and vice versa, driving the two at each other’s throats. Rita then sends down the Genie to further complicate things. With Kimberly and Billy’s minds boggled, how can they work as a team to bottle up this fiend? In A B-Story, Bulk and Skull attempt to exploit Billy’s mind-reading machine for their own gain, but finds their minds switched as well. Aftereffects of the mind-switch on Kim include the former stereotypical valley girl revealing a cunning, clever, and intuitive side and becoming deeper and kind-hearted. Those on Billy are not immediately apparent.Image may contain: 4 peopleThe new kid in town, Tommy Oliver, has martial arts skills that rival Jason’s. This catches the eye of Rita Repulsa and her master plan to destroy the Power Rangers once and for all is prepared. She kidnaps Tommy, puts him under her spell, and by giving him a power coin of her own transforms him into the Evil Green Ranger. After infiltrating the Command Center and disabling both Alpha and Zordon, Tommy bests the Rangers in battle, sending them in retreat back to their damaged headquarters.Image may contain: 1 personWith the Command Center still incapacitated from the Green Ranger’s attack, and reeling from their first true defeat, Billy and Trini attempt to restore operations with Zordon to learn some answers about their mysterious foe. Meanwhile, Rita gives Tommy the Sword of Darkness, which acts as a catalyst for keeping him under her spell permanently. After he meets with Jason, Tommy then teleports the Red Ranger to the Dark Dimension. Trapped, with no way out, no way of morphing, and no way of contacting his teammates, Jason faces Goldar alone. Back on Earth, the remaining Rangers face the Green Ranger again.No automatic alt text available.Jason continues his struggle with Goldar in the Dark Dimension, and eventually, the Green Ranger as well. Luckily, in the nick of time, Billy is able to lock onto his signal and teleports him to safety. But with Zordon still lost, the victory is bittersweet at best. To make things worse, Rita summons Scorpina, a female warrior with a nasty sting. She fights the Rangers but is recalled by Rita as she reveals her master plan for permanently ridding the Rangers of their Zords. Phase One: Lure the supergroup out by unleashing a fully grown Goldar.Image may contain: 2 peopleWatching Goldar demolish the city via the viewing globe, the Rangers have no choice but to morph and activate Megazord–all part of Rita’s plan. A spell eclipses the sun and cuts off Megazord’s solar power reserves. Using her magic wand, Rita grows Scorpina and, soon after, the Green Ranger. The Megazord soon falls to the trio of evil. The Zords separate and scatter into a burning chasm opened by Repulsa. With their fighting spirit diminished, the Rangers return to the Command Center, where the true identity of the Green Ranger is soon revealed.Image may contain: 1 personTommy is revealed to be the Green Ranger, and Jason plans to break the spell holding him under Rita’s control. Her endgame now realized, Rita brings forth the ancient Green Dragonzord from Angel Grove bay. It begins to rampage through the city. The Rangers, helpless without their zords, watch the destruction unfold. Zordon’s transmission is finally reestablished. The Megazord is recovered and victoriously faces the Dragonzord. With the Zord incapacitated, Tommy is confronted in a climactic swordfight by Jason.No automatic alt text available.Jason and Tommy team-up for an upcoming Team Ninja competition at the Youth Center. However, they have trouble working together, as both are used to sparring one-on-one. Rita then unleashes the Super Putties. As the other Rangers fight the nigh-invincible clay soldiers, Zordon sends Jason and Tommy off to retrieve new weapons. They face a strange metal creature known as Titanus, and must learn teamwork in the face of adversity…or both of them will be killed.No automatic alt text available.Prior to an upcoming dance competition, Zack, despite his usual smooth moves, has a heavy case of self-doubt. Rita is inspired, and aims to send the six Rangers to her very own transdimensional island, where a person’s worst fears become reality. She summons the celestial being known as Lokar to aid in this task, and with his wicked Mutitis creature, either the Megazord has to prove to be a match, or the Rangers will be island-bound.No automatic alt text available.Trapped on the strange Island of Illusion, each of the six Ranger teens comes face to face with their own worst fears. The island’s only inhabitant, an elf named Quagmire, appears and offers them rhyming reminders of self-confidence, but whether he is friend or foe is not immediately clear. Even if they can get off the island, the team will still have to face a second round against Mutitis…and they may not last that second round.No automatic alt text available.Kimberly wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and begins to have an extremely bad day. It becomes worse when Rita sends the Samurai Fan Man down to Earth. He traps the bad-haired, ratty-clothed, annoyed Kim inside an urn, connected to another dimension. The Power Rangers race against the clock to free her before she is permanently lost inside it.No automatic alt text available.Rita plans to use a magic candle, which, once burned out, will drain Tommy of the Green Ranger powers. Goldar then kidnaps Tommy and holds him in the Dark Dimension. The other five Rangers arrive at the Command Center trying to devise a plan to rescue Tommy. However, a monster in disguise as Dragonzord called the Cyclops becomes the focus of their attention. They battle the impostor. Meanwhile, Tommy manages to escape and calls for the real Dragonzord, and the monster escapes. Back at the Command Center, Zordon explains the whole situation to the Rangers. While still under her spell Tommy came into contact with the wax. Once the candle burns out, his powers will return to Rita.Image may contain: 2 peopleZordon explains that someone must enter the Dark Dimension and retrieve the candle if they are to save Tommy’s powers, and Jason volunteers. With Billy’s help, Alpha discovers a doorway between dimensions. The Rangers find the location and set up a device to open the doorway, Jason enters and encounters Goldar. Rita sends the Cyclops back to earth to lure Tommy out. With the Rangers detained, Tommy battles the one-eyed giant himself, and in his weakened state, he is soon overpowered. Jason is forced to abandon the collection of the candle and the Rangers morph to Tommy’s aid. The Rangers succeed in destroying Cyclops, but the victory is bittersweet as the candle has burned out.Image may contain: 2 peopleRita sends down the deadly 40-story-tall Hatchasaurus, commanded by Cardiotron. The Dinozord manages to defeat this large bird/dinosaur hybrid. But he reforms, and in reforming, he becomes more deadly, easily trashing the Megazord. To make matters worse, Rita also casts a binding spell on Dragonzord, disabling it. Jason decides to confront Cardiotron by jumping inside the Hatchasaurus. Now possessing the Dragon Coin and by calling for the Dragon Shield and Dagger, Jason armors up and attempts to break the hold over Tommy’s former zord. Bulk and Skull attempt to use Biff to intimidate Kameron at a karate tournament, but the boy learns a valuable lesson in respect and being a good sport.No automatic alt text available.Rita sends a special type of Putty designed to impersonate the Rangers in both of their forms to Angel Grove. Once there, the doppelgängers cough up trouble and our heroes are sent to detention. With the real Rangers in punishment, their doubles are free to wreak havoc.No automatic alt text available.Angel Grove is hosting a celebration in the park called Power Ranger Day honoring the superheroes. The teens plan to make an appearance, but before they can morph Rita abducts the citizens of Angel Grove, relocates her palace to Earth, and launches a new attack on the city using a War Zord called Cyclopsis with Goldar piloting. The Rangers summon the Zords, but Cyclopsis proves to be a tough opponent and Megazord is soon struggling; calling for Ultrazord power, the Rangers destroy Cyclopsis. However, Rita manages to deal a savage blow by burying Titanus and then summons Lokar to rebuild Goldar’s war machine. Up and running, Cyclopsis is stronger than ever and with the Zords damaged, things look bad.No automatic alt text available.Cyclopsis continues to wreak havoc in Angel Grove and the Rangers’s Zords are only at half power. Nonetheless they return to the battlefield. Cyclopsis proves too much and severely damages both Megazord and soon after Dragonzord. Rita delivers a great surge of energy from her wand and both zords fade away. Although this is a safety measure to prevent the zords’s destruction, the teens are still in full retreat. They fall back to Billy’s lab to regroup, where Goldar greets them. After trashing Billy’s garage, the teens scramble to the Command Center, where Alpha 5 has some exciting news about the War Zord’s main weakness. Tommy returns in a cameo at the end of the episode.Image may contain: 1 personTrini is learning a new style of Kung Fu. Meanwhile, Rita sends down the mighty Mantis monster to challenge Trini’s new skills. Bulk and Skull attempt to open up their own brand of Kung Fu called Cockroach Kung Fu, but end up embarrassing themselves in the process.No automatic alt text available.At the Angel Grove Youth Center, everyone is celebrating Parents’ Day. All the Rangers’ parents attend this event. Rita has a brilliant scheme: trap the parents in her Dark Dimension and hypnotize Billy to steal the Dragon Dagger from the Command Center. He gives it to Goldar and makes the Rangers choose between their parents and their Power Coins. But Goldar double crosses the teens and teleports away. When everything seems hopeless, Jason pulls out the Green Power Coin and reveals his own deception.Image may contain: 3 peopleTommy arrives at the Youth Center but is puzzled to find it empty. Then he is teleported to the Command Center. Zordon’s plan is to re-energize the dragon coin and bring the Green Ranger back. The transfer is successful and Tommy soon confronts Goldar and retrieves the five power coins. The Power Rangers, back in action with Tommy by their side once again, confront the latest of Finster’s creations, Dramole.Image may contain: 3 peopleZack helps out by teaching magic to some day-camp kids, which works a bit of magic on Angela. But Rita makes magic of her own and creates the Peckster to terrorize the city.Image may contain: 1 personKimberly is chosen to compete against Skull on the hottest TV game show in Angel Grove. Things go well for her until Rita starts a new offensive and the Rangers are called into action. This time they face the Pumpkin Rapper, a hip-hopping terror who takes our heroes to the end of their rope.Image may contain: 4 peopleJason and Tommy volunteer to teach kids the value of teamwork and martial arts. But their teamwork is undermined as Rita casts a spell that turns the heroes against each other. Rita sends down the Slippery Shark to split the Rangers up permanently.No automatic alt text available.Rita plans to use the badges of darkness to turn some Putties into Mutant Rangers. Goldar trains six of them at the beach. Five of them pass, but the sixth fails miserably, and is sent away by Goldar. The other five Putties become the Black, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Green Rangers. Since no one is worthy enough to become a Red Ranger, Rita has Finster create a leader, Commander Crayfish. The Rangers have faced doppelgängers before; however, as Kimberly and Tommy soon find out, this will be no walk in the park.No automatic alt text available.Zack is so madly infatuated with Angela that he wants to impress her with a pair of pearl earrings, but can find none that are affordable. Just when he gives up, an unexpected opportunity presents him with exactly what he sought. Little does he know that Rita has plans for his date with Angela, especially when the earrings cast a spell on all but Tommy and Zack. Both must face the Oysterizer, who shoots acidic goo from his stomach.

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No automatic alt text available.Lord Zedd is introduced as the new arch-enemy of the Power Rangers. Angered by Rita’s failure to destroy the Rangers, Zedd returns to accomplish what she could not: destroy the Power Rangers. First he removes her powers, then imprisons her in the Dumpster again and sets about to finally defeat the rangers by creating a stronger Putty Patrol, and a new monster Pirantishead which sets out to immobilize the Dinozords. Not only this, but Bulk and Skull begin their quest to find out the true identities of the Power Rangers.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers’ problems are further jeopardized when the Tyrannosaurus and the Dragonzord both turn on the Rangers and begin to wreak havoc. Responding to Zedd’s return, Zordon unveils the more powerful Thunderzords. Only two problems remains. One, the rangers must regain control of the Dinozords before activating the new ones and due to Tommy’s weakening powers, he is forced to retain the Dragonzord. Billy thinks he may have the answer, and along with Trini, retreats to his lab while Jason and the others return to the battlefield to confront Pirantishead who has just reactivated the zords. Bulk and Skull separate in their attempt to find out who the Power Rangers are, but find themselves at the wrong end of Pirantishead’s flute when he takes control of their Quads.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers regain control of their Zords, thanks to Billy’s newest invention, but Lord Zedd responds to this by using the powers of his staff to open up the earth which proceeds to engulf the Dinozords. Tommy manages to return the Dragonzord to the sea before Zedd can react. However, Zordon and Alpha 5 succeed in salvaging the Dinozords, and using the Power of Thunder, transform them into the more powerful Thunderzords. Our heroes then combine the new zords into the Thunder Megazord and finish off Pirantishead once and for all.No automatic alt text available.Zedd launches a new diabolical scheme when he creates a spell that causes Billy and Zack to see their friends in a whole new way: as Putties! With two of Rangers confused, Zedd creates the Saliguana and begins a new assault against our heroes. However Alpha comes up with a temporary solution for Billy and Zack’s dilemma, have their friends morph in their Ranger form to keep their confusion at bay until he can free their visions from Zedd’s spell. Bulk and Skull attempt to use Ms. Appleby’s new pet iguana to try and uncover the identities of the Power Rangers, but wind up spending time in detention instead.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingIt’s Club Sign-Up Day at Angel Grove High and Trini and Kimberly each set up a booth at which people can sign up to join their respective clubs. No one joins Kimberly’s club; everyone seems to like Trini’s which makes Kimberly feel disappointed and a little jealous. Lord Zedd takes advantage of this by casting a spell on her to turn her against Trini. Zedd then sends down the Bloom of Doom, who captures Kimberly and traps her in a mysterious dimension. However, the Rangers think fast and help Kimberly out.Image may contain: 2 peopleTommy is troubled by a recurring dream about losing his powers. Little does he know that Zedd is behind his nightmares. It’s part of his plan to capture Tommy and steal the Sword of Power.No automatic alt text available.Lord Zedd sets his sights on Trini’s neighbor Haley and captures her. When they come to save her, Lord Zedd plans to ransom her for the price of the Green Ranger. The Rangers must find their way to Venus Island and take on the Invenusable Fly Trap. Bulk and Skull attempt to extract in information from Haley concerning the identities of the Power Rangers to no avail.Image may contain: one or more peopleAs Kimberly tries her hand at song-writing, Zedd decides to create a rock-and-roll nightmare. He calls forth Guitardo, a super cicada with a hypnotic sound. Bulk and Skull comes up with a new plan to expose the Power Rangers, but find themselves at the wrong hand of Guitardo.Image may contain: 2 people, outdoorTommy sees a vision of himself from the future that bears a grim warning. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd plans to get rid of the Green Ranger forever by means of using Turbanshell to drain him of his powers and transferring them into a crystal. The crystal, when fully energized, will bring about Zedd’s Dark Rangers. The monster is more than the Rangers can handle; after retreating, the rangers are shocked when Green Ranger suddenly disappears. Lord Zedd then strips the other rangers of their morphers and imprisons them in another dimension and puts up an impermeable energy field around the Command Center. The Green Ranger is taken to the middle of nowhere and stripped of his powers, left utterly defenseless against the Turbanshell! Bulk and Skull find themselves intimidated by five teenagers who bullies them.Image may contain: 1 personTurbanshell and then Goldar taunt Tommy over the loss his powers, but are ultimately outsmarted. Tommy escapes, rescues his friends, and destroys the green crystal holding his powers. The Rangers, along with Tommy, morph summon the Thunder Megazord and challenge Turbanshell to a final fight. The monster bests the zord breaking it up into its individual components and the others watch helplessly as Jason fights solo. The Green Ranger, about to call on Dragonzord, is stopped by Zordon. He explains to Tommy how to destroy the monster. With only one chance, Tommy in what could be his final battle confronts the Turbanshell alone. After defeating Turbanshell, the Dark Rangers are restored to normal teens with no memories of their past deeds, and Kimberly realizes the teens just need new friends.Image may contain: 2 peopleKimberly announces exciting news…Tommy’s coming back! The Rangers are happy, but their joy is cut short when Lord Zedd creates the Scarlet Sentinel which overpowers them. To make matters worse, Zordon and Alpha 5 disappear without a word! Billy heads to the Command Center and discovers the truth. Bulk and Skull find Rita’s dumpster and believes it to be a sign to discover the Power Rangers’ secret identities.No automatic alt text available.Billy reveals that Zordon and Alpha 5 are creating a new Ranger! The rest of the Rangers are unhappy about it because they’d rather have Tommy rejoin the team. Jason and Billy remind them that Lord Zedd’s monsters are a lot more powerful and they need the extra help. They are forced to wait and watch as their beloved city is being destroyed by the Scarlet Sentinel. When Zordon and Alpha 5 finally unveil the newest Ranger, the others are in for a shock! Bulk and Skull comes close to unintentionally releasing Rita from her imprisonment until the Black, Red and Pink Rangers show up to stop them.No automatic alt text available.As the teens enjoy Halloween with some of their young friends, Lord Zedd instructs the Putties to crash the annual Youth Center Halloween Party. Then, as Tommy takes some kids trick-or-treating, Goldar kidnaps him and brings him to a secret location to battle the most vicious Halloween monster, Doomstone.Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureThe kids enjoy a day at the park and make some new friends: Rocky, Aisha, and Adam. And, everyone’s excited about the upcoming ninja competition at Angel Grove High School. But, Zedd has plans of his own for the ninja competitors.Image may contain: 1 personRocky, Aisha, Adam, and Mr. Anderson, still trapped in the cave, are well on their well to the side of evil. Goldar summons the Snake Of Destruction, which slowly slithers around the four, and once it gets its grasp upon them all, will remove their goodness & free will. Aisha attempts to pick her cuffs’ lock with a hairpin, and succeeds, only to have their escape thwarted. Lord Zedd, trying to distract the Rangers from tracking down the four, sends down not only the Terror Blossom monster, but revives Hatchasaurus & Cardiatron.Image may contain: one or more peopleTommy, Kim, and Billy must figure out how to unfreeze Jason, Zack, and Trini, defeat the Terror Blossom, and save Rocky, Adam, and Aisha before they’re turned to the dark side. Are they willing to expose their secret identities to do so? Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull face the challenge of changing baby Jacob’s diaper!Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoorAngel Grove is hosting its annual triathlon. Rocky, Adam, and Aisha are competing, and the gang prepares to cheer them on. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull hit upon another harebrained scheme to discover the Rangers’ identities: they will sit in the lake during the swimming portion of the triathlon and use Bulk’s energy output meter to determine which swimmers are emitting the most force. Lord Zedd decides to combine the energy output meter with Skull’s fishing pole to create the disc jockey-esque Beamcaster monster. Beamcaster uses the fishing pole to send out evil “Zedd waves” that brainwash everyone they touch, turning the citizens of Angel Grove into mindless drones that chant “Hail Lord Zedd” (or, in the case of the hypnotized Skull, “Hail Lord bread”) repeatedly. As Beamcaster floods the park with his Zedd waves, Jason, Trini, and Zack morph and try to thwart him-but they are hit with the waves as well! Billy invents a frequency reverser to undo the effects of Beamcaster’s brainwashing, but upon warping to the park to use it, he and Kimberly are beset by the citizens, who damage the machine; Beamcaster then uses the opportunity to bring them under his spell. When even Tommy is trapped by the Zedd waves, Aisha, Rocky, and Adam arrive and realize the danger. Zordon teleports them back to the Command Center for safety, where Aisha repairs the damaged reverser and uses it to free the Rangers’ from Beamcaster’s spell. They then unite their Power Weapons to form the Power Blaster, and manage to take Beamcaster off the air for good.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoorJason, Trini, and Zack have been chosen as the three teens from Angel Grove to attend the World Teen Peace Summit in Switzerland. They are delighted to be going, but sad to leave their friends behind. Before they leave, however, they must complete one final mission: to recover the Sword of Light from the deserted city to be able to transfer their powers to three new rangers. Jason, Trini, and Zack morph for the last time, along with the other three, and they head for the deserted city. Zedd, meanwhile, has completed his new war machine, Serpenterra, which he plans to use to destroy the Power Rangers and later the world. He too heads for the deserted city, but leaves a little something behind on Earth: a device to put all of Angel Grove to sleep. Rocky, Adam, and Aisha have transferred to Angel Grove High and are in the middle of their first day when the rest of the students begin to fall asleep. Zordon teleports them out just in time and sends them to destroy the device. They are ambushed by Putties who tie them to a tree. At the deserted city, the Rangers search for the Sword of Light, but are interrupted by the arrival of Serpenterra. Jason summons the Red Dragon Thunderzord and Tor, the new carrier zord, to hold Zedd off while the search continues. They find the sword, but have trouble freeing it from the statue.UntitledRocky, Adam, and Aisha manage to free themselves and destroy the Putties and the sleeping device. Meanwhile, the Rangers manage to free the Sword of Light when Billy discovers the link between the Ring and the Statue just as Zedd destroys the deserted city. Back at the Command Center, the Rangers inform Zordon that Serpenterra proved a tough opposition and Jason, Trini, and Zack announce that they plan to back out from the Peace Conference as they are needed as Power Rangers. Zordon tells them that their destiny lies outside the team now and as they succeeded in their final quest, the Rangers will be able to continue with new Rangers in their place and he presents them with the new Red, Black, and Yellow Rangers: Rocky, Adam, and Aisha. Using the Sword of Light, Tommy transfers the powers from Jason, Trini, and Zack and the new Rangers appear morphed. Zordon thanks Jason, Trini, and Zack for their loyal service and wishes them well in their futures before the three of them leave. Meanwhile, Zedd returns to Earth with Serpenterra to attack. The new team go into action and summon the Thunderzords. At first, Serpenterra proves a worthy opponent, but it proves to have a flaw. It loses energy very quickly and Zedd is forced to retreat. Back at the Command Center, the Rangers see Jason, Trini, and Zack off via the viewing globe and celebrate their first victory with Rocky, Adam, and Aisha.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers organize a Vice-versa Dance, where the girls invite the guys. Adam is not confident that he will be asked to the dance until a mysterious new girl in town catches his eye: Sabrina. Adam goes out on a date with Sabrina and invites Aisha along, which Sabrina is not happy about. Sabrina lulls Adam into a false sense of security, but Aisha smells a rat. Meanwhile, the other Rangers are at the Youth Center preparing for the dance. They mention to their teacher, Ms. Appleby, that Adam is out with the new girl Sabrina. Ms. Appleby says there must be some mistake, because the last new girl to enroll at Angel Grove High was Aisha. The Rangers sense something is up and contact Zordon who locates Adam and Aisha. By this time, Sabrina has revealed her true identity, Scorpina. Goldar and Putties turn up and tie Adam and Aisha up against a tree. The Rangers morph into action and fight the villains. Billy frees Adam and Aisha using his Power Lance. They morph and join the fight. Lord Zedd then makes Goldar and Scorpina grow. The Rangers call on the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord. Scorpina gets a taste of the new zords, not fighting since the era of the Dinozords. Both get heavily beaten and retreat back to the moon. Meanwhile, in their quest to find the Power Rangers’ secret identities, Bulk and Skull encounter a serious problem when two girls who look like them and wear punk clothes, start following them around. Despite being given the notes, the boys are horrified when they learn the two girls sent them the notes and are forced to dance with them.No automatic alt text available.Adam helps Sean, a young karate student, believe in himself. But, Lord Zedd is about to destroy Adam’s confidence when he sends Goldar to Angel Grove with the Mirror of Regret to bring back Adam’s childhood memories to drain his energy. Adam is forced to face his demons from the past, and none of the Rangers can help him!Image may contain: one or more peopleWhen Lord Zedd turns Adam’s kaleidoscope into the Scatterbrain monster, it attacks Billy, Kimberly, and Tommy, robbing them of their memories—and their lives—as Power Rangers! When Zordon sends Rocky, Adam, and Aisha in an attempt to help them, the Scatterbrain monster attacks them, leaving the fate of the Power Rangers—and the world—in the unlikely hands of Bulk & Skull — who, through relentless determination, discover the identities of the Power Rangers! The Scatterbrain monster attacks Bulk & Skull, leaving them without any memories, of their discovery, as the Power Rangers regain their memories…!Image may contain: 1 personThe Rangers are going to Australia just as Lord Zedd is recharging. Rita Repulsa, meanwhile, is back and ready for revenge! She orders her still loyal henchman, Finster to make a potion for Lord Zedd to make him fall in love with her when he awakens. Alpha 5 misses the Rangers so much that Zordon suggests that he take a walk; when he returns, he creates havoc for the Rangers by tricking them into going to a place where an assortment of monsters from the past attack them. To the Rangers’ horror, they find that they can’t escape, and they are outnumbered and can’t use their powers!Image may contain: one or more peopleThe Rangers are fighting for their lives with no end in sight! They search desperately for a way out, but find monsters at every turn. Lord Zedd awakens from his slumber and asks Rita to marry him. Goldar is very unhappy to say the least, especially when he’s charged with planning the wedding ceremony. The Rangers find a way out and Lord Zedd makes some of the monsters gigantic. Alpha 5 sabotages the zords while the Rangers are in battle, forcing them to retreat. They teleport out…..only to find themselves back in the theatre from which they had just escaped! Meanwhile much to Goldar’s dismay, the wedding is about to begin!No automatic alt text available.Everyone on the moon but Goldar is excited as Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd tie the knot. The Rangers hatch a plan to escape again while Rita and Lord Zedd are traveling to Earth to personally destroy them. Goldar sends monsters who eagerly pursue the Rangers in attempt to stop them from reaching the Command Center. When they finally get there, Billy fixes Alpha 5 and restores Zordon, who reveals that the pursuing monsters are gigantic now and attacking the city. The Rangers eventually defeat the monsters, but earn a bickering Zedd and Rita’s fury. Alpha 5 feels guilty for his actions against the Rangers and Zordon.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor, nature and textThe kids ponder a history assignment: what period of time would they have liked to have lived in? Meanwhile, Rita summons the Wizard of Deception to send the Rangers back in time. There’s just one thing that stands in their way…the White Ranger. The Wizard casts a spell on Bulk and Skull to obtain something from him to resurrect the Green Ranger! The Wizard finds Tommy and the Green Ranger is reborn, unbeknownst to the Rangers! Tommy feels ill after a spell was cast on him during battle and goes home to rest. Green Ranger Tommy tricks the other Rangers into meeting with him and the Wizard sends them back in time to late 18th century Angel Grove, and the Rangers find themselves trapped, completely powerless. Tommy is in total shock when he comes face to face with the evil Green Ranger.Image may contain: plant, outdoor, nature and textThe Green and White rangers engage in battle and are perfectly matched until the Wizard drains the White Ranger of his powers and orders the Green Ranger to bring back Dragonzord to destroy Angel Grove. Back in late 18th century Angel Grove, the rest of the Rangers are aided by a girl who helps them escape. The Wizard shows up and casts a spell on some rats, making them human-sized and unleashing them upon Angel Grove. The Rangers are horrified at not being able to use their powers and are forced to flee.Image may contain: tree, grass, plant, outdoor, nature and textThe Dragonzord is reawakened and is under the evil influence of the Wizard. Tommy is weakened from having his powers temporarily drained from him and can barely function. The White Tigerzord is no match for the Dragonzord while The White Ranger is in such a state. The Wizard and the Green Ranger corner him, but Tommy tricks them into revealing the whereabouts of the Rangers. Afterwards, Zordon reveals what must be done to free the Rangers. After bringing them back, the Rangers see the trouble here and in the past While the Rangers take on the Dragonzord, Tommy is able to take the Wizard’s wand to destroy him and free the clone. Remorseful, he sends the Dragonzord back to its resting place for good. After dealing with the problem in the past and changing the monsters back, the clone decides to remain in the past and Tommy heads back to his timeline.Image may contain: one or more peopleIt’s anything but politics as usual at Angel Grove High when Tommy runs for office at school and so does Kimberly. The competition heats up when Lord Zedd and Rita compete in who gets to take out the Rangers. For her to win, Rita sends Baboo and Squatt to help her out by using a magic rope on both candidates to turn them against each other and crush them. However, when Saba is captured and the other Rangers learn the truth, can they try to convince Tommy and Kimberly to work together? Or will Rita succeed in defeating the Power Rangers with her newly acquired Tiger Zord? Meanwhile, Bulk tries his own inventive ways to win the class presidency, but loses out big when he learns that no one including Skull voted for him.Image may contain: 3 peopleAs a last resort, Kimberly teleports to the Command Center of that era. Zordon gives her what she’ll need to face Needlenose, if her friends’ ancestors will help. There’s just one problem…they don’t even know how to fight. Fortunately, the White Stranger arrives to give the Rangers a hand in the past.No automatic alt text available.As a last resort, Kimberly teleports to the Command Center of that era. Zordon gives her what she’ll need to face Needlenose, if her friends’ ancestors will help. There’s just one problem…they don’t even know how to fight. Fortunately, the White Stranger arrives to give the Rangers a hand in the past.MMPR_Rito

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No automatic alt text available.Alpha 5’s birthplanet Edenoi is under attack by a spaceship under command of Count Dregon, thus the Rangers (minus Kimberly who has the flu) teleport to Edenoi to find out what’s going on. Meanwhile Lord Zedd and Rita make a plan to invade planet Earth.Image may contain: outdoor and textThe Rangers meet up with the inhabitants of planet Edenoi and their prince Dex. Dex is also known as the Masked Rider. Dex tells the Rangers about the crystals that give special powers to the inhabitants and the history of why Count Dregon is attacking the planet. Meanwhile Kimberly, while still being ill, is fighting Repellator, a monster from Zedd, on planet Earth.No automatic alt text available.On Planet Edenoi, the Rangers and Masked Rider fight with the minions of Count Dregon. Meanwhile, Kimberly has infected Repellator with the flu, thus the monster has to retreat in order to get an antidote from Finster, earning him Lord Zedd and Rita’s fury. After helping the Masked Rider defeat Dregon’s forces, the Rangers return to Earth to reunite with the Pink Ranger, summon the Thunderzords, and destroy Repellator. However, the Rangers are unaware that Count Dregon had followed them back to Earth. The episode ends with King Lexion telling Dex to defend Earth against Count Dregon. Image may contain: one or more people, ocean, outdoor and natureRito Revolto, the brother of Rita, pays a visit to Lord Zedd and Rita and plants some eggs nearby. After that, Rito teleports to the planet Earth and lures the Rangers into a trap. Just when the Rangers think they get to destroy Rito, Rito gets help from four other monsters made by Lord Zedd. The Rangers are totally outclassed and ultimately, the Thunder Megazord and Tigerzord are destroyed.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and textLord Zedd, Rita and Rito are having a party because the Rangers are finally destroyed. Meanwhile, the eggs Rito planted are opening up, revealing Tenga Warriors. On planet Earth, Zordon sends the Rangers to the desert of despair to find Ninjor, the original creator of the Power Coins. While traveling through the desert of despair, Zedd finds the Rangers and sends the Tenga Warriors to fight them. The Rangers are no match for the Tenga Warriors and narrowly escape as the episode ends.No automatic alt text available.The episode opens with the Rangers walking through a hidden valley, entering a temple, and meeting Ninjor. Ninjor gives the Rangers Ninja Powers and new Ninja Zords. With their new powers, the Rangers easily beat the Tenga Warriors. The episode ends with the Vampirus egg starting to hatch.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorThe episode opens with the Rangers calling their Ninja Zords in order to fight Rito. Rito is putting up quite an even match until the zords combine into the Megazord and easily destroy Rito. Meanwhile in the desert of despair, another egg opens up, giving birth to another monster of Rito’s. This monster attacks Ninjor, but is heavily outclassed by the powers of Ninjor. Ninjor transforms using his Ninja Powers and, together with the Megazord, destroy the evil monster ending the episode.Image may contain: 4 peopleAisha’s hope of getting into the Angel Girls club ends in disappointment when only Kimberly is let in, however Kimberly discovers that the Club’s leader Veronica didn’t let Aisha in because of her parents income. Lord Zedd and Rita create the evil Hate Master. The Hate Master is sent to spread hate everywhere. Meanwhile, the kids are attacked by Tengas and the Hate Master places the Rangers under his spell, all but Aisha is affected. Lt. Stone puts Bulk and Skull in charge of catching the Graffiti Bandit.Image may contain: textAisha tries to break Hate Master’s hold on her friends, but is unsuccessful. Alpha and Aisha discover that the necklace that her grandmother gave her will help to save her friends from the Hate Master’s spell. Once the Rangers are freed, they morph into action and destroy the Hate Master. Afterwards, they apologize for the things they said whilst under the Hate Master’s spell. Aisha is accepted in the girls club when the other members learn of Veronica only allowing members whose families had a high income or whose mothers were members and they kick her out. Bulk and Skull try to capture the “Graffiti Bandit” plaguing Angel Grove. Bulk is surprised when he learns the bandit is none other than Skull, having been sleep walking.Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting and people standingLove is in the air and in the universe when Zedd surprises Rita with a second honeymoon. Then, Rito sends Miss Chief with a love potion to Angel Grove where things get really strange. Also Goldar finds out about Rita’s plot and used Finster to create an antidote to free Lord Zedd. However, he is further aghast when he learns that potion or not both Zedd and Rita do love each other.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingOn Christmas Eve, Zedd and Rita send their troops to the North Pole to capture Santa Claus and his elves, thus preventing Santa from delivering his Christmas presents. Meanwhile, Kimberly misses her parents, who won’t be able to go home for Christmas. The Rangers go to the rescue, but realize they can’t use their morphers to fight Rito, Goldar, and the Tengas. After easily tying Goldar, Rito, and the Tengas with a red ribbon, Santa Claus sends them as a present to Zedd and Rita. Zedd and Rita are angry. Meanwhile, the Rangers go back home – before they do, however, Santa gives them a bag of gifts to take back to Angel Grove to give to the kids at Ernie’s Juice Bar, where Kimberly and a group of children are going to be singing Christmas songs. Throughout the episode, there is a girl who is in the singing group, who is not to eager about this because her father won’t be there to see it, all she wants to do is be with him, so she tells her to makes friends and she does with Kimberly. The girl’s father show’s up, and Kimberly’s parents come for Christmas. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita, Goldar, Rito, and the others are enjoying Christmas, and Rito gives a present to Goldar and says Goldar is Rito’s best friend. In the end, Kimberly, the rangers, Bulk and Skull, who had earlier told the girl that if they saw Santa they’d tell him to have her father come, Kimberly’s parents, the music group, and most of the people at Ernie’s Juice Bar sing together.Image may contain: 2 people, people smilingKimberly and Aisha find a stray cat which leaves Rita purring with delight. Then, Rito is sent to the animal shelter where Aisha volunteers. Summoning their ninja powers, the Rangers must face off with Rito and the Tengas as Aisha’s stray cat watches from the window. But, this is no ordinary cat as our heroes begin to understand.Image may contain: one or more peopleThe cat is revealed to be a new girl to Angel Grove, Katherine, but unfortunately for the Rangers, she is in alliance with Lord Zedd and Rita. Katherine tricks Tommy into helping her fix her car then rewards him with a free drive, but this was all a part of Rita’s plan, because Tommy and Kat end up in another dimension. Kat is retrieved by Rita but Tommy is left to fight both Rito and Goldar. The other Rangers try to help bring Tommy back home, but are stopped by a Kat monster, which is really Katherine. The Rangers defeat the Kat monster and free Tommy, and are surprised to see a scared Kat sitting there. The teenagers all welcome Kat and all think she is a great girl, little do they know.Image may contain: 2 people, textUsing a spell, Rita orders Katherine, a good friend of Kimberly, to steal Kim’s power coin. While the Tenga warriors distract the Rangers, Katherine steals Kim’s power coin and brings it to Rita. Kimberly is immediately affected and slowly loses her powers (the power coins are connected to their natural human energy). Tommy and Ninjor team up to take on Goldar. Tommy uses his Falcon Zord, but gets taken out by Katherine who steals the Falcon Zord. Because Tommy lost the Falcon Zord, Ninjor also gets captured by Zedd.Image may contain: 1 personThe episode starts with Kimberly still losing her powers and ultimately, passing out. The other Rangers move to Angel Grove park to fight Incisorator which is sent by Zedd. Meanwhile the Tenga warriors attack Katherine in order to lure Kimberly into battle. Kimberly wakes up, and teleports to Katherine to fight off the Tenga Warriors. Because Kimberly has been weakened due to the loss of her power coin she is no match for the Tenga Warriors and gets beaten easily while Katherine watches. Goldar shows up and teleports Kimberly to Lord Zedd. Zordon agrees to teleport Lord Zedd to the Command Center to talk about his demands. Zedd gives the Rangers two options: Pilot his new evil Zords or Kimberly will be destroyed. The Rangers are thinking of what to answer as the episode ends.No automatic alt text available.Tommy agrees to pilot Lord Zedd’s evil Shogun Zords. Lord Zedd teleports back to the moon and is having a party with Rita and Rito. Using the globe, Billy locates the whereabouts of Kimberly. Tommy, using the teleport device from season one, teleports to the dark dimension. Tommy finds Kimberly but gets intercepted by Lord Zedd. Meanwhile, Rita sends the evil Shogun Zords to planet Earth to be piloted by the Rangers. Billy however finds a way to override the controls using the power coins. In the dark dimension, Tommy finally beats Lord Zedd, rescues Kimberly and teleports back to planet Earth. Tommy teams up with the other Shogun Zords and beat See Monster. The episode ends with Kimberly losing her Ranger powers thus Tommy sharing his powers so Kimberly can still be one.Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standingA crime is committed in broad daylight so Bulk, Skull, and Kimberly take a cab to follow the culprit. But, Lord Zedd makes a few changes. Our heroes get the news from Zordon. At the Command Center, the Rangers are presented with all new Shark Cycles.Image may contain: one or more people and indoorKimberly meets up with Gunther Schmidt, an international gymnast trainer. Gunther offers to coach Kimberly for the Pan Globals. Because of this, Kimberly no longer has time to fulfill her duties as a Ranger. Rita and Zedd launch multiple attacks on planet Earth, requiring the Rangers to split up and take them on. The Rangers are beaten and Kimberly has to give up her training to help her team members fight off the evil monsters. Meanwhile, Katherine is slowly losing the spell cast by Rita, feeling sympathy for Kimberly. The episode ends with Kimberly training all night and day, eventually passing out from exhaustion. Katherine is there and finally realizes what she has done to Kimberly in taking her power coin.No automatic alt text available.The episode starts with Kimberly being escorted into the hospital. The Rangers pay a visit but have to leave in order to fight the Tenga Warriors and Rito. While the Rangers are away, Katherine tells Kimberly about the spell Rita cast on her. Meanwhile, Finster comes with a new monster called Garbage Mouth. Garbage Mouth tries to capture Katherine but is stopped in his tracks by the Rangers. The episode ends with Rita showing up and giving the Rangers a choice: turn in Katherine or Ninjor will be destroyed.Image may contain: 1 personIn this episode, Katherine decides to exchange herself in order to free Ninjor. Rita, however, tricks the Rangers, and they lose Katherine to Rita. Katherine gets put into a prison with Rito as the guard. She gives Rito a back massage and meanwhile steals the key while Rito falls asleep. Katherine finds the pink power coin (which had been locked up in a case in the midst of “Changing of the Zords”) and is confronted by Rita. Before she can call for the Tengas to recapture Katherine, she teleports back to the Command Center, and gives the coin back to Kimberly. Kimberly gets her confidence back, trains for the gymnastic tournament, and finally wins this tournament. Gunther Schmidt offers Kimberly to move to his facility in Florida to compete for the Pan Global games. The episode ends with Kimberly giving her pink power coin to Katherine.No automatic alt text available.The Earth and Rita and Zedd’s palace shake with the arrival of one very evil visitor: Rita & Rito’s father, Master Vile. While Vile is furious with Rita for marrying Zedd, he announces his intent for the Zeo Crystals. Now, the Rangers must unravel the mystery of his plan and prepare for their biggest battle yet.No automatic alt text available.Tommy and Kat volunteer to go and search for the Falcon Zord and the Zeo Crystal. Kat distracts Zedd and Rita by claiming she wants to be evil again to give Tommy time to search for the Zeo Crystal. The other Rangers fight the Blue Globber, who has absorbed Ninjor’s powers.Image may contain: 3 people, textThe Rangers travel to another dimension to retrieve their zords, which have been sent there by Master Vile. Alpha discovers a way to weaken the Blue Globber.Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting

Tommy, Rocky, Adam, Billy, and Aisha are at the Juice Bar, planning a surprise birthday trip to the Carnival for Kat. While the Rangers celebrate her birthday, Master Vile brings forth the Orb of Doom from beneath the Earth’s surface. Immediately, Alpha 5 senses trouble, and Zordon calls the Rangers. He warns them about the effects of the Orb of Doom if it is secured by the villains. The Rangers morph and split into two groups; Tommy, Rocky, and Kat face Rito, Goldar and a group of Tengas, while Adam, Billy, and Aisha face another group of Tengas, being forced to use their Metallic Armor power-up to defeat the monsters. While the Rangers are occupied with the Tengas, Rito secures the Orb of Doom. Tommy attempts to destroy it but cannot penetrate its energy field. Vile activates the Orb, which reverses time on Earth and turns everyone in the near vicinity (the Rangers plus Bulk, Skull, Lt. Stone, and everyone else at the Carnival) into children. Rita, Rito, Lord Zedd, and Goldar then make themselves grow and attack. The Ranger children (who still remember being Rangers, unlike when Lord Zedd reversed time) attempt to morph, but their powers do not work with them as children, leaving them powerless to stop the large villains.

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No automatic alt text available.Lord Zedd and his gang land on Earth to turn Angel Grove into a frenzy, but Master Vile puts a stop to it. Meanwhile, our heroes are trapped as their younger selves. But, danger is just ahead when the enemy’s minions show up. Then, confusion ensues when the police arrive. At the Command Center Zordon is unable to communicate with Ninjor. So he and Alpha must contact Aquatar and seek the Alien Ranger’s assistance.Image may contain: 2 peopleAlpha manages to defuse the bomb which Rito and Goldar set up to blow up the Command Center. The young Rangers greet their Alien Ranger allies before they do battle against an army of monsters. After being defeated, Master Vile throws a tantrum and flees to Gamma Vile, much to Zedd’s joy.Image may contain: 1 person, textYoung Billy and the Alien Rangers work together. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita develop a plot to defeat the Rangers. Then, Rito decides to take a bus in an attempt to take their Ninja Power Coins away. Then, suddenly, the Alien Rangers start feeling under the weather.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers begin their quest to find the shattered pieces of the Zeo Crystal, but at the start of their journey, Cestro begins to dehydrate. Rita and Zedd conspire to keep the Alien Rangers dry, as well as keeping them from summoning their Battle Borgs. Meanwhile, Rocky searches for a Zeo Crystal shard within a volcano in historic Mexico. Rito and Goldar find themselves lost in the underground level of the Command Center and separate, but the results are what you expect.Image may contain: sky, outdoor and natureWhile Young Tommy and Young Katherine begin their quests, Billy and the Aquitian Rangers learn about Rita and Zedd’s plan to bring a new danger to Earth: the Hydro Hog. To prevent Hydro Hog’s arrival to Earth, Billy works with Alpha to create a device to prevent Zedd from succeeding. Rito and Goldar are still lost and argue over who has to hold the implosion device that Zedd gave them to place inside.Image may contain: 1 person, nightAisha’s quest begins in Africa. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd seeks the Zeo Crystal for himself. Also, he summons the evil Hydro Hog. His assignment: get the Rangers. Rito and Goldar finally find the underground base, but they accidentally activate the device. (Note: This episode is the first appearance of Tanya.)No automatic alt text available.Aisha’s quest ends, but she wants to stay in Africa to help the sick animals. She sends a young girl called Tanya back in her place with the final piece of the Zeo Crystal. The Alien Rangers defeat the Hydro Hog, Earth is rotated forwards in time and all the damage caused by Master Vile’s Orb of Doom is erased. The planet is now back where it belongs in time, and all the Power Rangers are restored to their original ages… and Tanya has also grown into a beautiful young teenager. As to Aisha, she herself is now a teenager again and is living in Africa, but then Rito and Goldar steal the now complete Zeo Crystal, and the Command Center blows up. (Note: This episode is the last appearance of Aisha.)

Power_Rangers_Zeo_Opening_Theme_Extented_VersionImage may contain: one or more people, sky, outdoor and natureThe teens can hardly believe what they’ve seen-the Command Center, for years their sanctuary from the devious Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, lies in ruins before them, the fate of their friends Alpha 5 and their mentor Zordon uncertain. It looks like this is truly the end of the Rangers. But the end is always a new beginning. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita’s celebration comes to a screeching halt when the Machine Empire arrives, intent on conquering Earth. Fleeing for their lives, Zedd and Rita are forced to move in with Master Vile in the M51 Galaxy.Image may contain: sky and outdoorordon tells the Rangers that they no longer need fear the menace of Zedd and Rita-even they have fled before the terrifying power of the Ranger’s new foe: The Machine Empire has arrived, and is intent on making the planet Earth their next conquest. Meanwhile, Rito and Goldar have lost their memories, and are running loose on the streets of Angel Grove. They soon find Bulk and Skull, and in exchange for shelter, Rito and Goldar agree to become their butlers.No automatic alt text available.Rocky’s computer science project is challenging, but not half as challenging as his beautiful lab partner, Jennifer. While Rocky is trying to figure out a way to ask the intimidating computer whiz to the dance, Mondo and Machina plan on stealing the project for use in their latest diabolical creation, a ballistic baddie called Silo.No automatic alt text available.Billy finds out that because of all his extracurricular extra credit, he’s graduating from Angel Grove High early. There’s just one problem-Billy has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. It seems like that question is answered for him when Cestro of the Alien Rangers crash-lands on Earth to seek his help-he wants Billy to come to Aquitar with him!Image may contain: tree and outdoorThe guidance counselor wants Adam and Skull to broaden their studies, so they find themselves in music class, with Skull against his will.No automatic alt text available.In Angel Grove High’s new computer lab, Adam and Tanya are getting a guided tour of cyberspace from resident computer whiz Raymond, when strange things begin to happen all over town. It seems King Mondo’s latest machine-monster, Mean Screen, has crafted the ultimate computer virus, and it’s messing up every piece of electronic equipment in Angel Grove-including the Zords!Image may contain: 2 people, people standingAt long last, Billy is returning from Aquitar, where the Aquitians have found a peaceful solution to their problems. Unfortunately, King Mondo is out to make Billy’s life much less peaceful, by throwing his spaceship way off course.Image may contain: 2 peopleTommy is depressed when he receives a letter from Kimberly, saying that she met someone in Florida and is breaking up with him, so he goes with Kat and Billy to take some much-needed rest and relaxation on a snowboarding weekend, where he meets snowboarding champion Heather, who develops a crush on him. King Mondo, however, can neither rest nor relax until he has conquered the Earth. To that end, he creates the Robocupid, a fiendish machine who makes the humans of Angel Grove fall madly in love with machines and electronics!Image may contain: 1 personThe teens continue their snowboarding weekend, and Tommy and Heather grow closer, but they are called away again. While they are chillin’ in the mountains, things are heating up in Angel Grove. Mondo’s Defoliator monster is stepping up the greenhouse effect in Angel Grove.Image may contain: 3 peopleDefoiliator really heats things up for the teens, including a depressed Tommy. But, this guy appears to be undefeatable. Heather has grown impatient with Tommy’s sudden disappearances, but Kat persuades her to give him another chance, and arranges a meal for them at the Angel Grove Youth Center. Sadly, Tommy is called away when the monster attacks the town, and despite Tommy’s promise to return as soon as he can, Heather walks out of his life for good. But maybe it isn’t such a loss- it turns out Kat has feelings for Tommy- and he may just feel the same.No automatic alt text available.Tommy finds himself having a recurring dream about True of Heart, the man who guided him on his quest for his piece of the Zeo Crystal. When Tommy meets Sam Trueheart, a Native American artist who looks just like the old mystic, he’s even more confused. There’s no time to ponder this mystery, however, because another, more pressing mystery needs to be solved: who or what is sucking all the energy out of Angel Grove? And where is all that energy going?Image may contain: 1 personTommy sees a young man in the desert who could be his double, but before Tommy can find out who the young man is, Sam Trueheart appears, and tells Tommy that another quest lies before him, and only the end of that quest can reveal the identity of the young man. Meanwhile, Ernie’s new boxing ring sparks an interest in pugilism in Prince Sprocket. Not being the athletic type, Sprocket creates his own Great Metallic Hope: Punch-A-Bunch! Punch-A-Bunch goes toe-to-toe with Adam, capturing the budding-boxer and forcing Tommy to face the monster in the ring to save his teammate. It all works out, as Tommy finds the solution to his spiritual unrest when he meets a man who claims to be his brother!Image may contain: 2 people, people sittingThe identity of the young man in Tommy’s quest is revealed, and Tommy himself can scarcely believe it. Meanwhile, Mondo has his own plans for the mysterious stranger-plans that will be carried out by his latest creation, Mace Face!No automatic alt text available.Tommy must find a way to rescue his brother from a cave of evil spirits while the other Rangers battle the Mace Face monster.Image may contain: 1 person, hat and sunglassesRocky tries to befriend a blind martial artist, but her mistrust keeps him at arms’ length. All of the Rangers learn an important lesson about trust when King Mondo sends down the Defector monster to trick them.No automatic alt text available.Adam finds himself in a fearsome situation when the other Rangers are transformed into classic monster-movie characters.Image may contain: 2 peopleBulk gets a crush on the Police Captain’s daughter, and asks the teen’s advice on how to impress her. Meanwhile, the Rangers must face Prince Sprocket’s newest toy, the Googleheimer monster.No automatic alt text available.Tanya is offered a chance at a singing career, but it looks like the Machine Empire might “wreck” her chances. Tommy, in the Red Battlezord, squares off against the Wrecking Ball monster.Image may contain: one or more peopleKing Mondo’s plan to conquer the Rangers with the Wolfbane monster is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious stranger–who also seems to wield the power of the Zeo Crystal.No automatic alt text available.A spell is cast on the teens that causes them to be intolerable toward other cultures during the holiday season.Image may contain: 1 personThe mystery of the Gold Ranger’s true identity intensifies when Borax, a member of the bounty hunter race known as the Vorax, arrives on Earth targeting the Ranger’s new ally with savage intent. King Mondo sees great promise in an alliance with the Vorax, and offers to help him defeat and ensnare the Gold Ranger. Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are hired to find a woman’s dog, who went missing following a recent landing of Pyramidas.Image may contain: outdoor and natureThe extraterrestrial bounty hunters attack the Gold Ranger, and he must seek refuge on Earth, asking the Rangers for help. Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa secretly return to the Moon to reclaim their evil empire, while tracking down Goldar and Rito.Image may contain: 3 people, textThe Machine Empire tries to stop Tommy from bringing a new recipient for the Golden powers to the Power Chamber. The Rangers must use the Super Zeozords to battle King Mondo’s new ultra-armored machine monsters. Meanwhile in Rito and Goldar’s dreams, Zedd and Rita are berating them and tell them that they have big plans that requires their help. After remembering who they are, Rito and Goldar leave Bulk and Skull.Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting and indoorAs the Zeo Teens quickly warm up to their new teammate, Rocky finds himself feeling left out and rejected by them. When King Mondo comes to Earth to retrieve a massively powerful sword, so he can destroy our heroes personally, Rocky faces the giant Machine Empire ruler alone in an attempt to prove himself. He learns a hard lesson in teamwork and paying the price for his own jealousy towards Jason. Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are hired to track down the original Burble Baby Food label baby. They suspect it might be Jason, but Ernie foils them when he reveals that he was the original Burble Baby Food label baby. Also, Goldar & Rito are reunited with Rita & Zedd on the moon.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor, nature and waterErnie’s plans to open a new Beach Club are spoiled by a group of tough teens, while Rita and Lord Zedd conspire to overthrow the Machine Empire. Goldar and Rito launch Louie Kaboom from Earth, but accidentally loses the remote and earns their fury.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorAisha sends a package for Tanya that includes a key and a map of the island on which Tanya’s parents disappeared. Desperate to find them, she entrusts the key to Jason while she goes to the island. Louie Kaboom takes an interest in the key upon discovering that it will unleash an enormous being. Frustrated when Auric won’t do his bidding, Louie tosses the key away; Prince Sprocket eagerly snatches it up. He then tricks Auric into thinking that the Rangers are evil so that he will fight them. To the Rangers’ dismay, Auric won’t listen to them when they try to reason with him until Billy saves the day by recovering the key. Zedd and Rita’s attempt use a super magnet to return Louie Kaboom to their control, but are humiliated by Rito’s efforts.Image may contain: outdoorThere’s a new student at Angel Grove High as well as two detectives that intend to replace Bulk and Skull. Practical jokes run rampant and it seems that no one is safe, so Bulk and Skull and their competition are hired to find the culprits. It’s Tanya and Katherine who discover who’s behind it and are surprised at what they find. They later use the info to expose the rival detectives as the pranksters with the help of the novelty shop owner. Meanwhile on the Moon, Zedd and Rita exiles Rito and Goldar out of their mobile base for their failures to recapture Louie Kaboom until they find something that could help them. Prince Sprocket is less than thrilled when his brother, Prince Gasket, and his wife Archerina arrive. After Machina tells them of their plight, Gasket and Archerina hatch a plan to get rid of Louie Kaboom by making him fall in love with Archerina and making him do her bidding. Goldar and Rito witness the whole exchange and attempt to tell Zedd and Rita, only to learn they have already known about it.Image may contain: 3 people, people smilingThe teens are stunned when Tommy mysteriously disappears. When their search for the missing Ranger proves fruitless, they must battle the noxious Cruel Chrome monster without him. Meanwhile, Gasket plans to use Tommy against the other rangers. Goldar and Rito must fix the engine of the mobile base, but Rito unwittingly sends it for a ride with Zedd and Rita inside.Image may contain: one or more people, night and textThe Rangers are alarmed when Bulk and Skull recount their run-in with Zeo Ranger 5, especially since they have yet to find him. Tommy has been brain-washed into thinking he’s the King of the Machine Empire and that the Rangers are evil. Jason and Katherine go to where Bulk and Skull claim to have seen him; Jason gets sucked into another dimension where he must face Tommy who is more than willing to destroy him. While watching the fight on the T.V., a horrified Goldar and Rito inform Zedd and Rita of their findings.No automatic alt text available.Two Rangers have disappeared and none at the Command Center know how to find them. They can only watch in horror as Tommy tries to destroy his best friend. Bulk and Skull get sucked into that very dimension too and make an ally of a fellow prisoner named Tritor who has a plan to help them escape. While amused at first by the fight, Rita and Zedd realize the horrifying truth that if something isn’t done, the Machine Empire will be victorious. Despite their desire to personally destroy the Rangers, they aid the Rangers in getting what they need, but is it too late?Image may contain: 3 peopleBilly’s regenerator has a disturbing side effect and turns him into an old man. Rita tries to change Katherine into a monster, but gets her purse instead. Impursanator proves to be the strongest monster the Rangers face until King Mondo sends her away, enraging Rita in process.No automatic alt text available.Billy becomes trapped in the Zeo Megazord while still aging as Mondo and Rita’s monsters take control! To even up the score, the Alien Rangers travel to Earth and help defeat the monsters.Image may contain: one or more people and people dancingJason, after fighting King Mondo’s allies, finds out to his horror, that he’s losing his powers as well as his strength. Pursued by Rita, Lord Zedd, and the Machine Empire who are all greedy for his powers, he finds himself helpless against them. But when Zedd and Rita get into a fight with Mondo, he is able to make a narrow escape, and he teleports to Angel Grove and collapses at the juice bar. The Rangers take Jason to the command center and Zordon tells them that Jason will lose his Powers and life if the Gold Ranger’s Powers are not transferred back to the Treys, which can only happen when the Earth, Aquitar and Triforia are aligned just so. Alpha 5 gives the Rangers a map with which they find the place for the power transfer. King Mondo furiously orders Cogs to prevent it. As the Rangers get to the place for the transfer, they are attacked by Cogs. They fight them, and ship into action as Rocky comes just in time as the Gold Ranger’s powers transfer back to the Treys. Trey helps, but when King Mondo arrives super-sized with allies, the Rangers are forced to grow to giant size too by Trey’s magical powers. tumblr_lpxkewM5QK1r1r4fio1_500Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita decide to try to trick King Mondo or set him up. They go to the scene, watch the fray from a safe distance, and have plans for both enemies no matter who wins. In the end, the rangers win, but King Mondo’s allies and he are not destroyed. Instead, they retreat, to Zedd and Rita’s delight. On the Moon, King Mondo quickly confronts them for not assisting him against the Rangers. Zedd and Rita pretend they have given up and offers a gift to the Machine Empire as a peace offering. They quickly leave in their base, which Prince Sprocket opens the present and there’s an explosion. While driving away laughing, Zedd proudly proclaims “We’re back” and King Mondo swears revenge against him and Rita. In the final scene, you see Jason leaving with his girlfriend, and then Tommy holds Kat’s hand as they walk alone together, and they begin dating.

REVIEW: TED

CAST

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy)
Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Joel McHale (Spider-Man 2)
Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar)
Aedin Mincks (New Girl)
Patrick Warburton (Get Smart)
Laura Vandervoort (Bitten)
Matt Walsh (Semi-Pro)
Jessica Barth (Next)
Bill Smitrovich (The Phantom)
Alex Borstein (Family Guy)
Ralph Garman (Yoga Hosers)
Jessica Stroup (Prom Night)
Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon)
Ryan Reynolds (Buried)
Norah Jones (My Blueberry Nights)
Tom Skerritt (Alien)
Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show)
Robert Wu (Hot Tub Time Machine)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Patrick Stewart (American Dad)

In 1985, 8-year-old John Bennett is a lonely child living in Norwood, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, who wished for his new Christmas gift—a jumbo teddy bear named Ted—to come to life and become his friend. The wish coincides with a shooting star and comes true; word spread and Ted was briefly a celebrity.27 years later, John (now 35) and Ted are still living in Boston, and are still staunch companions enjoying a hedonistic life. John is dating Lori Collins, who is from Philadelphia. As their anniversary approaches, Lori hopes to marry John but feels he could not move forward with Ted around. John is hesitant about making Ted leave, but he is persuaded to act when they find Ted at home with four prostitutes.John finds Ted his own apartment and a job at a grocery store, where Ted begins dating his coworker Tami-Lynn. Lori learns that John has been skipping work—using her as an excuse—to continue to spend most of his time with Ted. John and Lori are invited to a party put on by Lori’s womanizing manager Rex, but Ted lures John away to a party at his apartment with the offer to meet Sam J. Jones, the star of their favorite film, Flash Gordon. John intends to stay only a few minutes but gets caught up in the occasion. Lori finds John there and breaks up with him. John blames Ted for ruining his life and tells him to stay away.John and Ted confront each other about their ruined friendship and they fight but manage to reconcile. To repair John’s relationship with Lori, Ted arranges for an old lover, singer Norah Jones, to help by having John express his love for Lori with a song during her concert. He does an off-key rendition of All Time High by Rita Coolidge and is booed offstage. Lori is touched by the attempt and returns to her apartment where Ted confesses about his role in John’s relapse and offers to leave them alone forever if she talks to John.Lori is persuaded, but Ted is kidnapped by Donny, an obsessive stalker who idolized Ted as a child. Donny plans to make Ted his brutish son Robert’s toy. Ted manages to reach a phone to contact John but is immediately recaptured. Realizing Ted is in danger, John and Lori locate Donny’s residence and track him to rescue Ted. The chase leads to Fenway Park, where John punches Robert, but during the chase, Ted is damaged and falls onto the field ripped entirely in half. A police car arrives, forcing Donny to flee. John and Lori gather Ted’s stuffing and Ted relays his wish that John be happy with Lori before dying from his injuries.Unable to accept Ted’s death, a distraught John and Lori attempt to repair Ted, which proves useless. Feeling guilty about the incident, Lori makes a wish on a shooting star. The next morning, John hangs his head while looking over Ted’s dead body. Fortunately, Ted is magically restored and reconciles with John and Lori, encouraging them to resume their relationship. John and Lori are married (with Sam Jones as the presiding minister), and Ted comfortably accepts having a life of his own as he and Tami-Lynn continued their love affair. Sam Jones attempts to restart his career and moves into a studio apartment with Brandon Routh. Rex gives up his pursuit of Lori, goes into a deep depression, and dies of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Donny gets arrested by the Boston Police Department for kidnapping a plush toy, but charges are dropped. Robert hires a personal trainer, loses a significant amount of weight, and goes on to become Taylor Lautner.Comedies are hit and miss, or run out of steam towards the end. Ted, however, is not one of these and this is why it is probably one of the best and most original comedies I have ever seen. Perhaps the plot is fairly standard, but with the creator of Family Guy at the helm, things don’t always go the way you expect.

REVIEW: SON OF ZORN

MAIN CAST

Jason Sudeikis (Movie 43)
Cheryl Hines (Waitress)
Tim Meadows (Grown Ups)
Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street)
Artemis Pebdani (Agents of SHIELD)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul)
Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Clara Mamet (The Neighbors)
Rob Riggle (The Other Guys)
Nick Offerman (We’re the Millers)
Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs The World)
Lori Alan (Family Guy)
Bryce Johsnon (The Skulls 3)
Cameron Monaghan (Gotham)
Alex Borstein (Bad Santa)
Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy)

I was not sure if Son Of Zorn would be a TV series that would interest me but after watching all 13 episodes I must say the concept and story line are funny and interesting.The interaction between the cartoon character barbarian named Zorn who hails from the island of Zephyria with his real life ex-wife and 17 year old son is something unique. Now there is no one who thinks higher of Zorn than Zorn himself. Zorn is an egomaniac warrior god who decides to temporarily stop fighting his enemies on the island of Zephyria and to travel by plane and bus as normal human beings are expected to, and he travels to Orange County California only to discover that his 17 year old son is a vegetarian with no desire to kill or fight anyone and his ex-wife Edie, (played by Cheryl Hines) is engaged to be married to a dweeb professor Craig, (played by Time Meadows) who teaches through an on-line course so Zorn takes every opportunity to emasculate Craig.Zorn’s son Alan (played by Johnny Pemberton) is not exactly thrilled that his missing in action animated barbarian of a dad named Zorn has chosen to reappear in his life to try and reconnect with his teenage son and bond. There are some very comical situations that kept me laughing at the story as it progressed and Zorn’s unorthodox approach in trying to appeal to his son Alan is unique to say the least.Sadly the show was just recently cancelled, which is a shame considering it ends on a cliffhanger that now will never resolved. It’s still worth watching if you like something fun and different.

REVIEW: DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

CAST

Steve Carell (Get Smart)
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)
Stéphanie Szostak (Iron Man 3)
Jemaine Clement (Men In Black 3)
Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher)
Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover)
Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring)
Andrea Savage (Izombie)
David Walliams (Little Britain)
Lucy Davenport (If Only)
P. J. Byrne (Be Kind Rewind)
Octavia Spencer (Insurgent)
Jeff Dunham (The Nut Job)
Chris O’Dowd (St. Vincent)
Kristen Schaal (Get Him to The Greek)
Patrick Fischler (Old School)
Alex Borstein (Family Guy)

Tim Conrad is a mid-level financial executive, who comes up with a way to invite wealthy Swiss businessman Martin Mueller to become a client of his firm. Impressed by Tim’s ingenuity, his boss Lance Fender invites him to a “dinner for winners” in which he must find and bring an eccentric person with a special talent; the winner earns a trophy and the executive that brought him or her gets glory. He learns it is more of a “dinner for idiots”, and the partygoers will be mocked. Tim’s girlfriend Julie lands a curator deal for eccentric artist Kieran Vollard and Tim unsuccessfully proposes to her. After learning of the cruel nature of the dinner party, Julie becomes upset and asks him not to attend and he agrees.Tim accidentally hits IRS employee Barry Speck with his car when Barry tries to retrieve a dead mouse in the road. Witnessing Barry’s bizarre behavior, Tim realizes he is the perfect loser for the dinner. Barry shows up at Tim’s apartment and accidentally invites over Darla, who had a one-night stand with Tim years ago and has been stalking him. Barry decides to guard Tim’s apartment from Darla to make up for inviting her. When Julie arrives at his apartment, Barry mistakes her for Darla and sends her away, giving Julie the impression that Tim is cheating on her. Barry calls Vollard and finds the number saved in the phone. While talking to him, he and Tim think they hear Julie in the background and head to Vollard’s apartment. Barry tosses Tim’s keys through Vollard’s apartment window and must break in, only to find Kieran preparing to make love to two girls dressed like animals (neither are Julie) and head back home.Barry opens the door to find Darla waiting outside. Julie calls and asks Tim if he’s having an affair and Darla steals the phone and stuffs it down her pants. While Tim hides in his bedroom, Darla and Barry get into a bar-styled fight, scaring Darla away. Julie left her phone at Tim’s apartment and a voice message from Vollard reveals that Julie is leaving for his ranch. Barry works for the IRS and offers to take Tim to work to find Vollard’s ranch address, where they meet up with Barry’s boss and rival, Therman Murch, who stole Barry’s wife. Tim leaves the next day for his brunch with the Muellers but Barry crashes, with Darla pretending to be Julie. Tim is pushed into asking Darla to marry him by Barry and Julie walks in during. Tim and Barry chase Julie down to Vollard’s ranch, where Tim accidentally offends Barry.To his surprise, Tim found Barry already at Fender’s dinner party. Barry is a hit with the group and is a shoo-in for the trophy, but unexpectedly, Therman arrives, embarrassing Barry with his mind control. Tim then tells Barry everything and, after some encouragement, gets Barry to win with “brain control”, before causing his boss and fellow executives to reveal the truth. A guest reacts badly to the news and causes chaos in the process, with Mueller losing a finger. Tim is fired, as is Julie after Barry makes Vollard realize it would be a problem to have her continue working for him. Tim marries Julie, Barry enters into a relationship with Darla, does some artwork with Vollard, and hosts a monthly “breakfast for champions” for all of the losers. Therman writes a book in the mental hospital and Tim gets a new museum started in Switzerland for Mueller. Fender’s company goes into a big loss and he is named “Wall Street’s Biggest Loser”.This film is hilarious, very very funny. Shows you should never judge a book by its cover. Funny from the very start, and heart warming. Would definitely recommend to any one who loves a laugh

REVIEW: THE CLEVELAND SHOW – SEASON 1-4

MAIN CAST

Mike Henry (Family Guy)
Sanaa Lathan (Blade)
Nia Long (Stigmata)
Reagan Gomez-Preston (Jerry Maguire)
Kevin Michael Richardson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn)
Seth MacFarlane (Ted)
Jess Harnell (Animaniacs)
Arianna Huffington (Edtv)
Jamie Kennedy (Son of The Mask)
David Lynch (Twin Peaks)
Aseem Batra (Scrubs)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Alex Borstein (Faily Guy)
Fergie (Nine)
Seth Green (Idle Hands)
Corey Holcomb (The Wedding Ringer)
Mila Kunis (Bad Moms)
Jennifer Tilly (Curse of Chucky)
Fred Tatasciore (Hulk Vs)
Patrick Warburton (Ted)
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Glenn Howerton (That 80s Show)
Nat Faxon (Reno 911)
Maurice LaMarche (Futurama)
Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG)
Frances Callier  (He’s Just Not That Into You)
Craig Robinson (This Is The End)
Will Forte (The Lego Movie)
Stockhard Channing (The Business of Strangers)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Lucas Grabeel (Smallville)
Josh Gad (Frozen)
Edward Asner (Elf)
Will Sasso (Movie 43)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Kanye West (Anchorman 2)
Bebe Neuwirth (Jumanji)
Kit Pongetti (Scrubs)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Keke Palmer (Scream Queens)
Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons)
Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Lea Michele (Scream Queens)
Mike Judge (King of The Hill)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (The A-Team)
Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street)
Niecy Nash (scream Queens)
Dawnn Lewis (Futurama)
Carl Reiner (Two and a Half Men)
Amber Heard (Zombieland)
Cory Monteith (Glee)
Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show)
Vincent Katheiser (Angel)
Christine Lakin (Family Guy)
Justin Timberlake (The Social Network)
Will.i.am (X-Men Origins)
James Karen (Wall Street)
Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield)
Sofia Vergara (Machete Kills)
Hank Azaria (The Simpsons)
Eliza Dushku (Tru Calling)
Mark Hamill (Star Wars)
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica)
Danny Trejo (Machete)
Robert Rodriguez (Sin City)
Ric Flair (Uncle Grandpa)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Owain Yeoman (Supergirl)
Tom Kenny (Super Hero Squad)
Rosie Perez (Pineappe Express)
Edy Ganem (Devious Maids)
Ella North (Criminal Minds)
Florence Henderson (The BRady Bunch)
Rutina Wesley (Hannibal)
Darren Criss (Glee)
Bryan Cranston (Argo)
Loretta Devine (Crash)
Phylicia Rashad (Creed)
Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)
Jan Hooks (3rd Rock From The Sun)

This is a good solid comedy who everybody should enjoy, it can have some abusive language but it is expected to as this is from the same minds who thought up Family Guy but in this they make it funny rather than offensive. I would reccomend this product to anyone and tell others who sometimes get a product based on the strength of different reviews is to ignore those who have given one star as they are all people criticize it for essentially not being Family Guy or American Dad.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS ARE

1.1) Pilot

After having his house damaged by Peter once again, Cleveland Brown and Cleveland Jr decide to leave Quahog and head to California to pursue his dream of being a minor league scout for a professional baseball organization. While passing through his hometown of Stoolbend, Virginia he bumps into his old flame, Donna Tubbs. She invites him to stay at her house for a couple of days, where Donna relays to Cleveland how she needs a father figure around for her kids after splitting with her husband, Robert. While at Donna’s house, he is introduced to Rallo and Roberta, Donna’s kids, and the neighbors, including the local redneck and the family of bears, which include father Tim, his wife, and son Raymond.

1.2) Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance

Cleveland tries to make inroads with his new stepdaughter Roberta by asking her to accompany him to the school’s father/daughter dance. Last year Robert did not show up. The evening seems to be going smoothly until Cleveland runs over the family pet on his way to get an ice cream cake for celebration. Then his redneck neighbor Lester takes it and eats it. This kills his chances of being accepted by his new kids. Rallo and Cleveland look for meadowlark lemon and Cleveland dives in nasty places looking to keep the secret but Lester and the others tell him to be honest

1.3) The One About Friends

Cleveland notices his son, Cleveland Jr. has no friends, and sets out to find him a good friend. He finds out that Lester’s son, Ernie, has no friends, which Cleveland realizes is a perfect opportunity to have his son make friends with another friendless child. It goes well, but things take a turn for the worse. Ernie leaves his family and joins the Brown family, much to their dismay. Ernie is unsanitary and disgusting, which pushes Donna to make Cleveland call child services and get Ernie back in his home.

1.4) Birth of a Salesman

Cleveland looks for a job, first trying to be a grizzled police officer two days from retirement and also as a singing salesman at the Stoolbend Flea Market. Tim helps him get a job at Waterman Cable as a phone solicitor. Cleveland runs into an old high-school friend, Terry Kimple who is working as a cable installer for Waterman. When they were in school, Terry took the rap when they were busted for drugs. When Cleveland excels as a salesman, causing business to dry up for Tim, Tim prays for bad things to happen to Cleveland. Meanwhile, Roberta and Rallo feel resentment towards Cleveland Jr. for stealing their mother’s affections from them and try to make him look bad until they learn the true extent of his feelings towards his own mother.

1.5) Cleveland Jr.’s Cherry Bomb

While watching a baseball game at Stoolbend Stadium, Cleveland sees Roberta kissing with Federline Jones. Cleveland tries to talk to Roberta about maintaining her virginity but while she admits she has yet to do anything, makes it clear that it is none of his business. Following the advice of his friends, he takes the family to church to hear about maintaining purity. Cleveland Jr. gets carried away in the moment and pledges his purity to Cleveland’s dismay.

1.7) A Browns Thanksgiving

Cleveland celebrates his first Thanksgiving with his new family. His parents, Cookie Brown and Levar ‘Freight Train’ Brown arrive for Thanksgiving. Cleveland’s dismal relationship with his father nearly lands him in a fight with his own father, until Donna’s Auntie Momma shows up. She starts making comments on how outrageous she is after farting. Freight Train gains an infatuation over Auntie Momma and decides to have sex with her after a game of football. However, when Cleveland was taking out the garbage, he saw Auntie Momma in the bathroom, with a penis. Despite that Freight Train had sex with Auntie Momma (who secretly is a man), he did not even know about it.

1.9) A Cleveland Brown Christmas

Cleveland and the family go to pick out a Christmas tree at Lester’s lot. Cleveland has his eye on a nice large tree but Rallo insists on a smaller tree. Cleveland finds out that Donna and the family have been lying to Rallo, telling him the reason Robert cannot come around during the holidays is that he is an FBI agent. When Cleveland fills in as Santa Claus at his office holiday party, he has one too many egg nogs and lets the truth slip about Rallo’s father. Rallo fails to connect that it was Cleveland posing as Santa and takes out his hostility on the figure of Santa. With Rallo’s admiration for his dad destroyed, Cleveland tries to reconnect father and son in an attempt to save Rallo’s Christmas spirit.

1.10) Field of Streams

After a nostalgic flashback to the glory days as his high school’s baseball all-star, Cleveland visits his alma mater to find out there is no longer a team because he and his friends insulted Wally as a teen. Now Principal Wally gives Cleveland one week to raise money to re-build the stadium before the season begins. They raise the cash from a generous donation by Mr. Waterman and organize the team on time. Cleveland then steps in as head coach and dusts off his retired jersey in an attempt to convince Cleveland Jr. to play ball instead of joining the math club. Cleveland Jr. turns out to have no skills, even going as far as deliberately interfering with a play to save a ladybug.

1.11) Love Rollercoaster

Cleveland Jr. is building a model rocket for the school science fair. Roberta’s new teacher, Ms. Eck challenges Roberta to prove she can get by without her looks and has her alter her appearance by wearing a ‘fat suit’. Her first day as ‘Tyra’ gets off in an inauspicious start when she is rejected by Federline and the teachers she previously had wrapped around her finger. Cleveland Jr. sees her alone in the cafeteria and warms up to her. When he shows her his model rocket, which is not only failing but is being outmatched by the geeks who are translating Klingon, she helps him with the design flaw. They win the science fair – probably because of the TIE fighters the rocket deployed to attack the geeks – and Ms. Eck gives Roberta and A Grade for proving she more than just looks.

1.12) Our Gang

When the worst kids in the school go too far and Principal Wally expels the group, Coach Cleveland comes to the rescue by taking a group of delinquent teens under his wing. In an effort to teach them life skills, he proposes they go into business making and selling cookies. The kids however, misinterpret his baking terms for drugs and start dealing. Business is good until another gang takes over the area, stealing the drugs and money from the Crazy Eights. Cleveland rushes in to steal back the goods still believing them to be cookies. When he finds out they are drugs, he destroys them by flushing them down the toilet but faces a demand to return them or lose Cleveland Jr. who was captured. Cleveland rallies the Crazy Eights but becomes endangered himself.

1.13) Buried Pleasure

At Stoolfest, a local community festival, Cleveland calls Holt to tell him of a concert. he finds Holt out shopping with his mother and unable to go. Later that night at The Broken Stool, the guys tell Holt he is too accommodating to his mother’s wishes. When Donna sees Holt in a rage from their bedroom, she shows Cleveland and when they see Holt rolling up a figure in a carpet and take it away they assume Holt killed his mother. Cleveland helps the police set up a police sting operation and get Holt to show them where he buried the body…a sex doll that Holt decided he needed to get away from. Holt admits to Cleveland he has not had luck with real women and they set Holt up with Jane, a girl from the Waterman Cable office.

1.15) Once Upon A Tyne In New York

When Donna is not thrilled by marred life, Cleveland reveals that he and Donna have not yet taken their honeymoon. When soliciting ideas from the gang, Coach McFall reveals his former fling with Tyne Daly in New York City. Inspired, Cleveland takes Donna on a road trip to the Big Apple, and to Donna’s dismay, Cleveland allows the Stoolbend gang to tag along while the kids are left with Terry. The next morning, Donna and Cleveland try to enjoy their time while the rest of the gang wander off but they soon get into trouble, requiring Cleveland to come to the rescue and break off his day with Donna. Cleveland tries to make it up by taking Donna to a Broadway show but it is a cover for helping Coach McFall reunite with Tyne Daly. When Coach McFall actually meets Tyne Daly, they find his breakup was not exactly under pleasant circumstances. Frustrated with being neglected by Cleveland, she leaves and returns to the hotel bar.

1.16) The Brown Knight

After a stressful day at the school, Donna comes home and is in no mood for Cleveland’s shenanigans. At The Broken Stool, the guys tease Cleveland about Donna running things. When he confronts Donna, she admits she had to develop a take-charge attitude to survive being a single mom but agrees to lighten up a little for Cleveland. At an ATM, a robber attempts to take their money and Donna’s wedding ring. While Donna struggles with the thief to protect her ring, Cleveland runs around helplessly. When the thief’s gun goes off and Cleveland is shot, Donna feels horrible and agrees to restrain herself more for Cleveland.

1.17) Gone With The Wind

When Cleveland is diagnosed with high cholesterol, Donna puts him on a new high-fiber diet, which causes an intestinal backlash. When it begins to affect his work, he goes to see Dr. Fist who gives him a written note card explaining that he has a medical condition which he soon takes advantage of. Cleveland quickly realizes his gas might score him a few points in the Broken Stool’s karaoke contest. Donna is appalled that Cleveland should resort to such disgusting behavior but they are interrupted by a call that brings news of Loretta’s death. Cleveland’s old friend Quagmire from Quahog arrives with the body and explains that she was accidentally killed by the bathtub falling out of the damaged house gag when Peter tried to decorate his & Lois’ bedroom with a brachiosaurus skeleton Brian dug up, but unintentionally dropped his hardhat on a lever, causing the crane to lose control and slam the skeleton on Loretta’s house, of which Cleveland had survived numerous times. Worried for Cleveland Jr., they try to break the news gently and find he has already put his mother’s death behind him. The guilt of having survived the same accident that killed Loretta multiple times causes Cleveland to break down for a while, until he realises why he is upset when Donna helps him move on as well, prior to winning the karaoke competition.

1.18) Brotherly Love

Acting as his brother’s wingman, Rallo gives Cleveland Jr. a few pointers on how to win over the girl of his dreams, Chanel. Although when Cleveland Jr. finds out that her boyfriend is local rap star Kenny West. Cleveland Jr challenges Kenny to a rap battle to win Chanel’s heart. Meanwhile, during a cable installation, Cleveland and Terry somehow get mistaken for male strippers and decide to make a new career out of it. But not if Donna has anything to say about it.

1.19) Brown History Month

Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. teach Donna and the kids their tradition of celebrating Black History Month. However, when Rallo learns about his heritage at school, he provokes Cleveland into a battle royale with neighbor, Lester.

1.20) Cleveland’s Angels

After Cleveland gambles away Roberta’s college fund, Kendra discovers that Cleveland was actually cheated out of his money and recruits Donna and Arianna for a “Cleveland’s Angels” mission.

1.21) You’re the Best Man, Cleveland Brown

Cleveland finds out that Cleveland Jr. will inherit all of his ex-wife’s belongings and that his parents, Cookie and Freight Train, plan to remarry. To add insult to injury, Freight Train dumps Cleveland as his best man in favor of Donna’s ex-husband, Robert.

2.1 ) Harder, Better, Faster, Browner

Cleveland attempts to get Kenny West’s rap career off the ground and President Barack Hussein Obama pays Stoolbend a visit.

2.2) Cleveland Live!

In an animation first, The Cleveland Show offers the audience a behind-the-scenes look at the “filming” of the episode. When Cleveland and Donna attempt to celebrate their anniversary, their unruly kids and disruptive friends, including Donna’s ex-husband, Robert, get in their way

2.3) How Cleveland Got His Groove Back

Instead of continuing on their family-heritage trip to Africa, Cleveland and the family end up turning their layover into a tropical vacation.

2.4) It’s The Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown

Cleveland crushes Cleveland Jr.’s spirit when he forbids him from trick-or-treating because he thinks he is too old. Junior reinvents himself as a “cool kid” and is invited to attend a Halloween party with Roberta. Meanwhile, Rallo goes against his mom’s wishes and eats way more Halloween candy than his teeth can handle.

2.5) Little Man on Campus

Coach Cleveland gets greedy to win the high school baseball state championship game and turns to cheating when his star pitcher goes out for the season.

2.8) Murray Christmas

When Rallo’s teacher forces him to spend the weekend at a retirement home to get to know the senior citizens during the holidays, he meets Murray, who teaches him about Hanukkah. In an attempt to rekindle Murray’s holiday spirit, Rallo helps him escape, but when his new friend’s health begins to suffer, Rallo has to bring Murray back to the home. Meanwhile, Cleveland trains for a boxing match against his bully of a father, Freight Train, which ends with some bumps and bruises.

2.9) Beer Walk

Donna, frustrated by her husband’s laziness on the weekends, nags Cleveland to help her around the house and to do something more with his life. To prove to Donna he can be as charitable as her, Cleveland recruits his buddies from Quahog and Stoolbend to participate in the First Annual Charity Beer Walk. When Donna gets injured at the event, Cleveland has to take over the housework.

2.13) A Short Story and a Tall Tale

Cleveland and Donna celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to Los Angeles after scoring courtside seats to the all-star basketball game featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade. Caught up in the excitement, Cleveland gets rowdy and talks smack to the players from the sideline throughout the game. The basketball champs, feeling hurt, seek revenge by paying a surprise visit to Stoolbend and putting Cleveland in his place.

2.14) Terry Unmarried

When Cleveland discovers he and his wife are not actually married, and his best friend Terry is gay and in a relationship, they all decide to go to Vermont for a double wedding; Cleveland Jr. tries to get Rallo to break a nasty habit.

2.15) The Blue, The Gray and The Brown

After Cleveland fights to save the town’s drive-in movie theater, his efforts to preserve the town’s history is noticed by the Stoolbend Preservation Society and he is invited to attend a private dinner party at the home of the great-great-grandson of the town’s founding father. While at the event, Cleveland learns of the town’s legacy and decides to take back his beloved town.

2.16) The Way The Cookie Crumbles

After Cleveland learns that his parents have been scammed out of their life savings, he plans to bring down the con man who targeted his mother.

2.18) The Essence of Cleveland

Cleveland is reunited with an old classmate “Fatty Patty”, who is now skinny and beautiful and still has a crush on Cleveland.

2.22) Hot Cocoa Bang Bang

Cleveland takes the entire family to a comic convention in an attempt to sell his comic book, “Waderman.” While there, Donna is horrified to find out that Robert Rodriguez is screening a Blaxploitation film that she starred in when she was younger, and Cleveland Jr., tired of Comic-Con being a playground for Hollywood to peddle their projects, gathers a band of geeks together to take the Con back to its true origins.

3.1) BFFs

Cleveland is upset when he finds out that his best friend Peter Griffin came to Stoolbend and did not call him to hang out. In an effort to bond with the guys, Cleveland takes them on a camping trip hosted by guest star Ric Flair.

3.2) The Hurricane!

When a storm hits Stoolbend, the Browns are forced to salvage what’s left of their vacation and Cleveland, Jr. shocks everyone with a proclamation of his religious beliefs.

3.3) Nightmare on Grace Street

Donna makes Cleveland and Rallo spend the night in a haunted house. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s new friend goes on a murderous rampage and Roberta is stuck in love triangle between a vampire and a wolf.

3.5) Yemen Party

When Donna joins a women’s support group and starts to complain about how Cleveland treats her, Cleveland dresses up as a woman to infiltrate the group and show Donna how good her life really is. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. and Rallo join forces to stop the playground bully, Rodney.

3.6) Sex and The Biddy

Rallo suspicions that Murray’s new girlfriend is a gold digger are confirmed, but not before it’s too late, and Cleveland finds a shortcut to working out and improving his body to impress Donna.


3.7) Die Semi-Hard

While staging their own live nativity scene, Cleveland tells his family his version of the greatest holiday-themed blockbuster movie ever told. This is the first episode parodying a film.

3.8)  Y Tu Junior Tambien

When Junior starts dating a very attractive young lady named Cecelia, Cleveland gets green with envy because Junior’s one-upped him and suspicious of her motives. When things start to get serious between the two lovers, Cleveland suspects that the young woman is using Junior to get a green card. But it goes too far. Lester calls the immigration agency, and in an attempt to keep Cecelia in the country, Cleveland Jr. marries Cecelia and moves out. Meanwhile, Junior attempts to get used to living on his own.

3.9) There Goes El Neighborhood

After getting himself into several cultural misunderstandings with his new and popular Latina neighbor, Cleveland attempts to make amends by demonstrating his knowledge of Latino culture. But Cleveland gets into a bind when he offers to babysit Choni’s son and winds up losing him. Meanwhile, Junior sets up his new wife Cecelia on a Valentine’s Day date but his jealousy gets the best of him.

3.10) Dancing With The Stools

Determined to claim the first place trophy at the annual “Dancing with the Stools” ballroom dance competition, Donna recruits Cleveland Jr. to be her partner. But their hopes of taking home the big prize misses a beat when Cleveland Jr. professes his love for Donna just moments before their well-rehearsed routine. Meanwhile, Roberta babysits Rallo for a week, and learns that domestic responsibilities are not as easy as they seem.

3.11) Brown Magic

Excited to spend quality father-stepson bonding time with Rallo, Cleveland takes Rallo to his very first magic show, where they get hired to be the opening act. Thanks to Rallo’s sharp wit in the role of the puppet, Cleveland and Rallo’s ventriloquist act becomes a hit. As their act gets rave reviews by fans and ventriloquist critic Graham Kensington, Rallo grows tired of Cleveland taking all the credit for their success. Not one to be taken for a dummy, Rallo proves that he is the heart of their comedic act.

3.15) The Men In Me

Cleveland is labeled “The Whitest Black Man in America” after he wins a dance competition for the chance to attend a pop sensation’s concert. Unable to shake off his new reputation, Cleveland is determined to understand his roots and where he came from. Everything starts to make sense when he is reunited with his former nanny Barbara (voiced by Florence Henderson), a high class woman with a taste for refined culture. But even though Cleveland’s nanny influenced many of his interests growing up, Cleveland finally learns that happiness comes from being comfortable in your own skin.

3.16) Frapp Attack!

After Donna becomes jealous when Cleveland gets too close to a female co-worker, a music video made from footage of his workplace shenanigans goes viral and attracts the attention of a big-time music producer. He is attracted to Donna as well, making Cleveland jealous.

3.17) American Prankster

One of Rallo’s pranks goes too far and gets Cleveland, Jr. kicked out of the scouts. Cleveland takes matters into his own hands and threatens to send Rallo to juvenile detention, but things backfire when Rallo runs away.

3.19) Jesus Walks

Devout church choir girl Vanessa (Fergie) catches Cleveland, Jr.’s eye, and he eagerly volunteers to go on a church trip to be in her good graces. Vanessa’s fellow choir member, Hunter (Darren Criss), confronts him for going to church for the wrong reasons, but the tables turn when Vanessa winds up being a handful for the boys. Meanwhile, Donna’s ex-boyfriend returns home from Iraq and discovers that she is married.

3.20) Flush of Genius

Cleveland Jr. profiles his dad for a report on his favorite American, but when Cleveland falls off the toilet and suffers a concussion, he loses Cleveland Jr.’s admiration. Meanwhile, Rallo gets excited when he realises he has grown tall enough to ride his favorite roller coaster.

3.21) Mama Drama

Hoping to lift Donna’s spirits on Mother’s Day, Cleveland hires an actress to play Donna’s estranged mother, Dee Dee Tubbs (Phylicia Rashād). But when an unexpected event leads the real Dee Dee to find Cleveland, he stages one last effort to reunite Donna with her mother, and the unlikely meeting helps the two women forge a new mother-daughter bond.

3.22) All You Can Eat

After Cleveland Jr. gets bullied by Oliver Wilkerson and his gang again, Roberta gives him a makeover, and his stylish new look gives him the confidence to approach Daisy, a misfit who catches his attention. But when Daisy mistakes Cleveland Jr. for a woman, they decide to make a statement and go to the prom as a gay couple. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s authority as his favorite snack food’s ultimate expert is threatened by another fan.

4.1) Escape from Goochland

Cleveland and the gang visit their rival high school in Goochland for the annual football game, but when Federline, the gang’s designated driver (who Cleveland only brought along because he was the original designated driver and he wanted to drink), destroys the car belonging to Cleveland’s nemesis Chet Butler, they must find a way to escape their enemy’s home turf. Meanwhile, Donna takes back Roberta’s Halloween hooker costume, but decides to wear it instead, and Roberta and Cleveland Jr. play pranks around Stoolbend when they dress up as Donna and Cleveland.

4.2) Menace II Secret Society

Cleveland confronts now super-famous rapper Kenny West about not sharing credit for the megahit they created together, “Be-Cleve in Yourself”. He soon discovers Kenny’s involvement in a secret hip-hop society with will.i.am, ?uestlove, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. starts a polka band after being rejected by his school’s marching band.

4.3) A General Thanksgiving Episode

When Holt misses his plane to Florida for Thanksgiving, he reveals that he was not even invited to his estranged family’s holiday dinner. To help him get over his Thanksgiving blues, Rallo invites Holt’s father over for the holidays, which ends up making Holt’s family relationship worse. Meanwhile, Cleveland tries to open an airport bar, but ends up drunk and flying a stolen airplane.

4.4) Turkey Pot Die

Cleveland’s idea to take Cleveland Jr. to a turkey farm to bag one for Thanksgiving dinner does not fly with the young guy, who instead hatches a plan to free the birds. Meanwhile, Rallo and Donna team to construct a Thanksgiving Day float.

4.6) Tis The Cleveland To Be Sorry

Cleveland discovers that the food served at the local homeless shelter is much better than it is at home, so he pretends to be homeless to benefit from the meals. But when the community catches onto his ill-spirited scheme, they confront him and he must apologize to everyone. Meanwhile, chauvinistic store owner Harris Grundle hires Roberta as a Christmas elf, but requires all of Santa’s female helpers to wear sexy elf costumes.

4.8) Wide World of Cleveland Show

Cleveland hosts a special episode showing what The Cleveland Show is like in different parts of the world.

4.9) Here Comes The Bribe

After Cleveland botches his part during the renewal of their wedding vows, Donna hustles him to marriage counseling, where the mediator informs Cleveland that, for a price, he can slant the “treatments” the husband’s way. Meanwhile, Junior’s refrigerator breaks, so he and Rallo turn it into a hotel-style minibar.

4.10) When a Man (or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookie

When Freight Train misses his and Cookie’s anniversary bash, she decides to hit the road with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, leaving Freight Train and Cleveland to track her down. Meanwhile, Junior’s visit to an office-supply store sparks an elaborate fantasy.

4.11) Brownsized

With the promise of six-months severance pay (in exchange for everyone else losing their health benefits), Cleveland deep-sixes his job, but is having a tough time trying to find a way to tell Donna. Meanwhile, Federline forgets his and Roberta’s anniversary, so Rallo finds her a handsome new man, Devon (voiced by Kid Cudi), but finds that Devon is straitlaced and boring to the point of being annoying and holier than thou.

4.13) A Rodent Like This

A rat running rampant in the house sends Donna and the children to stay with her mother, while Cleveland is left behind to deal with the rodent. Reveling in having the place to himself, Cleveland soon bonds with his new pet pal, whom he names Rat Lauer. Meanwhile, Rallo and Junior play spies, but not all goes well when Junior refuses to reveal what is in his secret-agent briefcase.

4.14) The Hangover: Part Tubbs

Donna tries to run for the school board, but her plans are thwarted when Cleveland accidentally kills a new friend playing a game. Meanwhile, Cleveland Jr. discovers that he is an excellent diver, but has doubts about joining the team because of the skimpy Speedo he must wear.

4.15) California Dreamin’ (All the Cleves Are Brown)

Cleveland and his family move to California so he can pursue his dream of becoming a baseball scout.

4.16) Who Done Did It?

After Cleveland eggs Arianna’s house defending Donna’s honor, he decides to seek revenge against everyone by pelting them with eggs — which lands him in prison for killing Mr. Waterman’s sham wife, Lydia. Meanwhile, Rallo and Cleveland, Jr. discover that Freight Train writes whodunit novels under a woman’s name and become his students on how to write and solve a mystery, using Lydia Waterman’s death as inspiration for a new book.

4.17) The Fist and the Furious

Cleveland decides to make Dr. Fist  one of his friends, but fears for his safety when he discovers Dr. Fist’s mob association. Meanwhile, Rallo and Cleveland Jr. open a food truck business.

4.20) Of Lice and Men

A lice outbreak at school means Rallo must lop off his beloved Afro, and when the other kids start making fun of him, Junior has his back. Meanwhile, Cleveland house-sits at Freight Train and Cookie’s, where things take a bad turn after his pals show up.

4.21) Mr & Mrs. Brown

Donna is incensed when Cleveland and his mom are mistaken for husband and wife on a visit to a retirement home. Meanwhile, Rallo rips off a candy bar from a vendor, and then tries to get Junior to take the rap for the theft.

4.23: Wheel of Family!

Donna and Cleveland try to fix the kids’ hectic schedules, while Cleveland Jr. finds his pole-dancing talent. Cleveland later finds out that Robert and Dee-Dee have become an item, and they adopt and raise a child.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: FAMILY GUY – THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 2

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MAIN CAST

Seth MacFarlane (Flashforward)
Alex Borstein (Big Bad Beetleborgs)
Seth Green (Idle Hands)
Mila Kunis (Ted)
Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show)
Patrick Warburton (Men In Black 2)
Adam West (Batman 60s)
Jennifer Tilly (Bride of Chucky)

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GUEST CAST

Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World)

When Quahog experiences a snow day during the holiday season, Peter ruins Lois’ grandmother’s antique table in one of his stunts. When they go to the mall to replace it, Chris gets the idea to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for a trampoline, an idea endorsed by Peter, but when the line refuses to move they find the mall is without a Santa. Pressed into service as a replacement, Peter discovers the job comes with numerous benefits. Leaving the Fuzzy Clam in a drunken stupor with dinner, he runs into the real Santa who is annoyed at his behavior and threatens him with the naughty list if he refuses to give up being Santa. Peter calls his bluff and they engage in a war of pranks, but when the real Santa has had enough of such games, he slips his belt as a garrote around Peter’s neck and gives him a final warning to give up the job. Frightened, Peter agrees, but to show there is no hard feelings, Santa gives him a Penthouse as a gift that Peter originally found when he was twelve.Meanwhile, Stewie discovers that Brian has been crashing office Christmas parties in hopes of scoring food and women, although without luck. Stewie turns up to get a laugh at his attempts, but has a great time instead and tags along on further attempts. To liven up an otherwise dead party at a printer company, Stewie threatens the lightest drinkers with dismissal, which inspires the real boss to follow though with the threat and Stewie stays on as an employee. When he realizes that people have lost their jobs because of him, and further threats from the boss, he takes it upon himself to cut the remaining employees checks for $11,000 each, which was the extent of his ability.

All in all, “How the Griffin Stole Christmas” is an enjoyable episode. The funniest joke may have been when they make fun of those weird FarmersOnly.com farmer dating ads. Laughed my ass off. Another great Christmas episode to enjoy around the holiday season.

REVIEW: AMERICAN DAD – VOLUME 1-3

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MAIN CAST (VOICES)

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy)
Wendy Schaal (Small Soldiers)
Scott Grimes (Robin Hood)
Rachael MacFarlane (The Batman)
Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Curtis Armstrong (New Girl)
Carmen Electra (Scary Movie)
Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show)
Kevin Michael Richardson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
Busy Philipps (The Smokers)
Daisuke Suzuki (I Am Gangster)
Stephen Root (King of The Hill)
Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Nat Faxon (Weeds)
Jeff Fischer (Happy Feet)
Sarah Silverman (Evolution)
Tori Spelling (Smallville)
Patrick Stewart (X-Men)
Martin Mull (Sabrina: TTW)
Abraham Benrubi (Dark Angel)
William Fichtner (Mom)
Gina Gershon (Bound)
Seth Green (Austin Powers)
Richard Kind (Gotham)
Elias Koteas (Fallen)
Matthew Lillard (Scream)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring)
Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement)
Molly Shannon (Bad Teacher)
Marley Shelton (Planet Terror)
Stephen Colbert (The Venture Bros.)
Daran Norris (Veronica Mars)
Oded Fehr (V)
Forest Whitaker (Panic Room)
Brian George (The Big Bang Theory)
Grant Heslov (True Lies)
Jill Talley (Little Miss Sunshine)
Beau Bridges (My Name Is Earl)
Bryan Cranston (Total Recall)
Leslie Jordan (Ugly Betty)
Sandra Oh (Sideways)
Freddy Rodriguez (Planet Terror)
Jason Lee (Dogma)
Andy Richter (Chuck)
David Herman (Angel)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Ioan Grufford (Ringer)
Jeremy Sisto (Wrong Turn)
Peter Facinelli (Supergirl)
Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210)
Alex Borstein (Family Guy)
Peter Scolari (Gotham)
John Cho (Star Trek)
John DiMaggio (Futurama)
Fred Tatasciore (Hulk Vs)
Alexandra Breckenridge (She’s The Man)
Chris Klein (American Pie)
Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5)
Kate Jackson (Charlie’s Angels)
Romany Malco (No Ordinary Family)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Seth Rogen (Bad Neighbours)
Christine Taylor (Zoolander)
Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield)
Azura Skye (28 Days)
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly)
Stark Sands (Minority Report TV)
Elijah Wood (Lord of The Rings)
Ivana Milicevic (Banshee)
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory)
John Krasinski (License To Wed)
Rusty Schwimmer (Highlander II)
Lisa Kudrow (Easy A)
Miguel Ferrer (Robocop)
Niecy Nash (Scream Queens)
Peter Graves (Airplane)
Patton Oswalt (Caprica)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Lisa Edelstein (House)
Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eleven)
Becki Newton (Ugly Betty)
Harve Presnell (Lois & Clark)
Clancy Brown (Highlander)
Richard Gant (Godzilla)
Elizabeth Banks (Power Rangers)
Eartha Kitt (60s Batman)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)

A worthy successor to parent show Family Guy, this show tells the misadventures of an ultra right wing CIA Agent and his long suffering family.The characters are great. Stan Smith, the dad of the title is more capable than Family Guy’s Peter Griffin, but just as blinkered. He calls “French toast” smelly and ungrateful and prefers it to be known as “American toast”, has a questionable attraction to his gun and a fear of liberals.Wife Francine is a housewife who lacks ambition but every so often strikes out on her own. Their children are the geeky Steve and ultra left wing Hayley. Completing teh family are a German athlete who’s mind has been put in a fish Klaus (watch the pilot for the back story) and needy, TV and celebrity obsessed gender bending alien Roger. There are some great set ups e.g. Stan having Francine’s memory erased when he forgets a wedding anniversary, Roger apparently dying and the CIA hunting him as the area 51 alien who previously escaped and Stan being sent to Arabia as a punishment and finding it’s to his taste.The jokes fly thick and fast e.g. Roger telling Stan “Oh by the way your skin cream did wonders for my ‘roids, well if you won’t let me out of the house to buy my own I guess we’re ointment buddies!”, Stan saying “Should, well we don’t live in Shouldland. Ah Shouldland, what a wonderful place!” and Roger’s retort “yes I’m an alien and I have claws. You’re awfully fat. See? Kitty can scratch!”There are also some great turns from Patrick Stewart voicing CIA Deputy Director Bullock. Great commentaries and featurettes make a superb package!

The “Laugh Alert” level is elevated with the release of this second volume of episodes that chronologically span seasons 1 and 2. You know the “there” that people talk about when they say, “Don’t go ‘there’?” Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad leaves “there” in the dust.Take the holiday–excuse me, Christmas–episode, “The Best Christmas Story Never,” which somehow melds Charles Dickens with a Ray Bradbury-esque cautionary tale of tampering with the past.CIA Agent and true patriot act Stan Smith (voiced by MacFarlane) loses the spirit of the season in a blizzard of PC secularism in which even the fugitive “Christmas rapist” must be referred to as “the holiday rapist.” In the “is nothing sacred” world of American Dad, Christmas can only be saved by Stan accompanying the Ghost of Christmas Past (Lisa Kudrow) back in time to (don’t ask) kill Jane Fonda (or Donald Sutherland), take over the direction of Taxi Driver from a drug-free Martin Scorsese, and shoot Ronald Reagan.

The Smith family–wife Francine, geeky son Steve, and “peace-pusher” daughter Hayley–is still not as vividly drawn as the Griffins on MacFarlane’s Family Guy (even Klaus, the talking German-accented goldfish admits in one episode that his “fish shtick” is getting thin), but one can’t help salute the audacity of the oft-inspired writing. In “Stannie, Get Your Gun,” Stan becomes a National Gun Association spokesperson after being accidentally paralyzed by his anti-gun daughter. “The American Dad After School Special” has an A Brilliant Mind-like twist as Stan battles an eating disorder brought about by Steve’s new overweight girlfriend. In “Helping Handis,” Steve becomes the big man on campus after he develops steroid-enhanced breasts.Two episodes are standouts for their animation. “Dungeons and Wagons,” as did South Park with “Make Love, Not Warcraft,” creates a video game universe in which Steve rules. Near the end of “Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option,” the screen adjusts to widescreen format, and the saga of the golden turd, begun in the first season episode, “Homeland Insecurity” compellingly continues with the jewel-encrusted oddity becoming the last temptation of an honest cop (Beau Bridges). American Dad is, as should be apparent, not for all tastes (or more sensitive viewers–the episode “Tears of a Clooney” drops some unbleeped F-bombs), but fans of the series are rewarded with this three disc-set’s prodigious extra features, including rowdy, chaotic commentaries for all the episodes, a wealth of hit and miss deleted scenes, and a segment devoted to the production of “Dungeons and Wagons.”

“I’m not beloved,” CIA Agent Stan Smith is shocked to discover after eavesdropping on his mocking neighbours in the episode, “I Can’t Stan You”. With all the resolve this “pig-headed” Red State poster boy and George “The Dub” Bush devotee can muster, he vows, “I will make these people like me.” For those still on the fence about American Dad, this collection of 18 episodes ought to do the trick.These characters may not be as indelible as the Family Guy clan, but these episodes rarely flag. If the outrageous storylines don’t grab you, the rapid-fire random gags will. Like King of the Hill’s Hank Hill , Stan (voiced by series co-creator Seth McFarlane) is oft confounded by a world seemingly gone mad. Unlike Hank, he is the voice of un-reason. In “Surro-Gate,” Stan’s dizzy wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal) agrees to be the surrogate for the Smith’s gay neighbors, prompting the disapproving Stan to kidnap the infant, as well as the brood of a lesbian couple.In “Black Mystery Month,” Stan reveals a Da Vinci Code-like conspiracy involving George Washington Carver that’s plain nuts. In another episode, “Bush Comes to Dinner” for a night of drunken debauchery; some easy-target Bush-bashing is redeemed when the President makes peace between Stan and his “lost cause” liberal daughter, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane). Some of the best episodes focus more on the Smith family than politics. In “The Vacation Goo”, Francine demands a real family getaway after discovering that all previous vacations were artificially created memories. In “Haylias,” it is revealed that the unwitting Hayley is a brainwashed sleeper agent, who is activated by Stan to stop her from moving to France. “The 42-Year-Old Virgin” reveals another shocker: trigger-happy Stan has never actually killed anyone!American Dad revels in guy humour. As Stan tells an unamused Hayley at one point, “You don’t get a willy, you don’t get the silly.” American Dad brings the silly, but while the series is not above (or beneath) moth fart jokes, it is also smart enough to reference, say, “Equus” or the touching “When Somebody Loved Me” number from Toy Story 2. Stan’s geeky son, Steve (Scott Grimes), bitchy alien Roger (MacFarlane), and talking fish Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker) are no Chris, Brian, or Stewie, but this set contains some of their more memorable outings. In “Frannie 911,” it turns out that it actually would kill Roger to be nice. In “Surro-Gate,” Klaus vows revenge on Roger and Stan following a waterslide prank. American Dad fans will salute this three-disc set’s generous features, including a riotous Comic-Con cast table read of the episode, “The 42 Year-Old Virgin,” nearly a half hour of deleted scenes (deleted jokes would be more accurate), unrated versions (with unbleeped profanities) of certain episodes, and freewheeling audio commentaries (“Hey, aren’t we supposed to talk about the episode?” one participant tries to steer one digressive conversation