Morph In or Morph Out? – Visual Companion: Mighty Morphin’ S1E14 ‘Foul Play In The Sky’

Netflix Synopsis: Kimberly is in trouble when her uncle Steve succumbs to a sleeping potion in the middle of flying an airplane with her on board.

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FISHBLIND. We’re off to a strong start.

 

And here’s the title of the ep- Oh. OH. Well hello there…

 

Is this the Uncle Steve from the episode synopsis? Is there an equivalent DILF acronym for hot uncles? Let’s just call him HUS (Hot Uncle Steve).

 

So, back to the story, and as the synopsis suggested – HUS is taking Kimberly up his plane.

 

Cut to the G&J, and we learn that Power Rangers executive producer Shuki Levy wrote and directed this one. But more importantly, we learn that Jason can beat the shit into a punching bag. Also, ARMS. It’s gonna be a thirsty, ep guys.

 

Speaking of thirsty…

 

Zach tries out his best line on a hula-hooping girl. (Presumably he was attracted to her because they were both wearing all the colours.)

 

Harsh.

 

Cut to Rita, who has noticed through her usual obsessive spying has noticed that Kim is going flying. “Well, what goes up, we can push down, eh?” Isn’t the phrase, what comes up must come down? I guess English isn’t her first language though. And by that I mean some kind of alien language – not Japanese. She plans to put a sleeping potion in uncle Steve’s drink before the flight, and while Kim is separated from the group, send in a monster as per to try and wipe them out.

 

Goldar is super psyched for the Snizzard.

 

Back at the airbase, Squat beams down to spike HUS’ soda with the sleeping potion. This is the second date-raping theme episode we’ve had this season, which is probably two too many for a children’s show.

 

Bulk and Skull are skulking around the outside of the airbase, presumably because… I have no idea why.

 

 

 

Excellent.

 

Yeah, me too Kimberly.

 

Bulk and Skull get really excited when they see Kim and rush over to beg to go on the plane too. Why they thought she’d be okay with this when they spend every week trying to either beat her up or sexually harass her is beyond me.

 

Kim’s facial expressions here are amazing.

 

HUS nicely let’s them on board. Another great facial expression from Kim.

 

Oh dear. Here comes the fat joke.

 

Really, Kim’s face in this episode is Emmy award-winning. Or at the very least, Amy Jo Johnson deserves a nomination.

 

And, they’re off.

 

Fair point, Bulk.

 

Uh-oh, HUS is chugging back the poisoned soda. It’s also got to be pretty warm after sitting out in the sun for so long too.

 

Hey look, a bird’s eye view of the G&J! Can you see Ernie?

 

After that handy update from Goldar, we get a sexy breakdown of the the Snizzard’s best moves.

 

“Why no, I’ve never flown over these mountains… in a PLANE that is.” Geez, Kim just tell him you’re the Pink Power Ranger already.

 

 

 

Yes. Happy, uh, memories.

 

IT BEGINS.

 

Appropriate reaction.

 

While HUS loses consciousness, Finster fires up the old Monster-making machine and Snizzard is born.

 

In the plane, Bulk and Skull pass out, which conveniently makes this a lot easier for Kim to use her Rangers skills and try and solve the small problem of the plummeting plane.

 

Or just panic and call Alpha-5.

 

Alpha suggests she morph out, but Kim tells him she can’t abandon Bulk and Skull (a fair excuse). Alpha tells her he’ll coach her through landing it instead.

 

He and Zordon get a monster alert for the Snizzard, and Alpha-5 (despite all his robot knowledge he’s demonstrated over the series and years of dealing with Rita trying exactly the same plans) doesn’t quite get what’s going on.

 

Zordon’s face sums up my reaction to Alpha’s naivety.

 

Zordon calls the Rangers in, explains to them that one of their BFF’s is currently plummeting to a possible death with Bulk, Skull and her very attractive uncle, then beams them into battle against a giant snake/lizzard man that shoots cobras with a bow. Busy day, right?

 

Oh and the Snizzard is pretty tough too. Even the Blade Blasters don’t phase him.

 

They work out that the apple on his head (get it? A William Tell references because he’s an archer?) is the weak spot.

 

But they’re too late to do anything about it, as Snizzard ties them all up in cobras.

 

 

YOU GOT THIS GIRL.

 

Kim manages to land the plane with Alpha’s help, and HUS wakes up to reward us with a glimpse of his lovely face, sans shades.

 

Kim rushes away from the landing strip to call Alpha from the most scenic spot possible.

 

What a day, indeed!

 

Just noticed the Snizzard has cobras for hands. HE HAS COBRAS FOR HANDS. That’s so inconvenient. How does he live his life? Also, are they separate creatures from him? Do they have their own brains?

 

It’s an archer vs. archer show down!

 

Snizzard calls the putties for back up…

 

Long story short: Pink Rangers owns.

 

Back at the G&J, Kim gets chatted up by a mullet-haired guy impressed at her plane-landing skills.

 

Zach and Jason suitably act disgusted.

 

Zach makes a quick movement (presumably something that was going to be HILARIOUS) and in the process, knocks into hula-hoop girl carrying a tray full of freshly made spinach-smoothies!

 

Aaaaaaand guess where the airborne smoothies land?

 

Now, to close this one out, here’s a tribute collage to Hot Uncle Steve, played by Power Rangers legend, Douglas Sloan.

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