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Icon-zeo.pngThis article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Zeo, the second season in the Zordon Era.

A Few Bad Seeds is the eleventh episode of Power Rangers Zeo.

Synopsis

The Rangers attend herbology class. Rocky makes the mistake of using experimental seeds, resulting in a metal-eating plant. Skull steals part of it for his project. King Mondo takes them and turns them into monsters. Rocky is sprayed by their pollen, which causes him to turn into a goofy plant-human hybrid.

Plot

The Rangers attend herbology class. Rocky makes the mistake of using experimental seeds, resulting in a metal-eating plant. Skull steals part of it for his project. King Mondo takes them and turns them into monsters. Rocky is sprayed by their pollen, which causes him to turn into a goofy plant-human hybrid.

Cast

Songs

Errors

  • As Pollenator falls and dies, he shouts "I coulda been a contender!" Why did he say this at all?
    • This is a reference to the movie On the Waterfront (1954) but makes no sense in the context of Zeo.
  • The scenes of Adrian and Pollenator at the Machine Sky Base are not only repeated, but altered as well.

Notes

  • David Yost (Billy) doesn't appear in this episode.
    • This episode marks the first time Billy doesn't appear in an episode.
  • Both Pollenator and Adrian don't appear in American footage as their suits were wrecked beyond repair during the filming of the original Ohranger episode.
  • Pollenator and Adrian were ordinary plant monsters in this episode but were robot/plant hybrids in Ohranger.
  • First and only time the Rangers are able to destroy a monster with their Advanced Zeo Laser Pistols.
  • Unusually for Power Rangers, this episode includes some mild sexual innuendo. Rocky, while transforming into a plant, tells Kat she has "nice leaves" and "[her] branches aren't bad, either!" At a guess, he was complimenting her hair and arms.
  • It is likely that the personalities for the monsters, as well as Adrian's name, are taken from the Rocky Balboa movies. If true, there would be irony in this, as Rocky was the one who created the plants that later became the monsters.
  • Rocky morphs a total of four times, more than any other episode up to this point. First to fight Cogs, second to deal with Pollinator and Adrian, third to fight Pollinator one on one, and fourth to kill Pollinator once and for all.
  • Unlike this episode, the original Japanese episode featured Mondo and Adrian at the end of the episode but editing cut it out. Unlike in Zeo, Bara Cactus 1 survived the King Smashers/Advanced Zeo Laser Pistols and returned to the Skybase. This cut is because it featured Adrian being dissected to find out how the two Machine Beasts were able to love one another and Pollenator getting beheaded for trying to kill Mondo.
    • This is why Adrian appears in the scene of Mondo sending Pollinator to Earth alone and is then never seen again. Mondo was a far sicker in the head individual than he is here.
  • Another change from Ohranger was that Bara Cactus 1 was Bara Cactus 2's brother whereas here Pollinator is merely Adrian's "cousin".
    • This is why Pollenator can be seen taking a more brotherly role in the Japanese footage.
      • Yet another changed element was that, in Ohranger, Pollenator willingly went to Earth that second time to protect his brother from potential murder whereas here he has to be forced to do it. This was probably changed to fit in more with his hard-headed personality whereas his counterpart was brutal but loving towards his brother.
  • After Adam suggests that Rocky take a sample of his metal-eating plant to Alpha, Rocky pretends to think of it himself. Similar things have happened in the Looney Tunes episode Duck Dodgers In The 24th and a Half Century (1953) and Disney's The Lion King (1994).
  • According to the credits some parts of this episode were filmed on both the 9th and the 12th of February in 1996.

See Also

Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers Zeo episodes Icon-zeo.png

1 & 2: A Zeo Beginning • 3: The Shooting Star • 4: Target Rangers • 5: For Cryin' Out Loud • 6: Rangers in the Outfield • 7: Every Dog Has His Day • 8: The Puppet Blaster • 9: Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers • 10: Graduation Blues • 11: A Few Bad Seeds • 12: Instrument of Destruction • 13: Mean Screen • 14: Mr. Billy's Wild Ride • 15-17: There's No Business Like Snow Business • 18: Inner Spirit • 19: Challenges • 20: Found and Lost • 21: Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead? • 22: Trust in Me • 23: It Came From Angel Grove • 24: Bulk Fiction • 25: Song Sung Yellow • 26: Game of Honor • 27: The Power of Gold • 28: A Small Problem • 29: A Season to Remember • 30: Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise • 31: Rock-A-Bye Power Rangers • 32: Do I Know You? • 33: Revelations of Gold • 34: A Golden Homecoming • 35: Mondo's Last Stand • 36: Bomber in the Summer • 37: Scent of a Weasel • 38: The Lore of Auric • 39: The Ranger Who Came in from the Gold • 40: The Joke's on Blue • 41: Where in the World is Zeo Ranger 5? • 42 & 43: King for a Day • 44: A Brief Mystery of Time • 45: A Mystery to Me • 46: Another Song and Dance • 47 & 48: Rangers of Two Worlds • 49: Hawaii Zeo • 50: Good as Gold

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