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An Oyster Stew is the sixtieth and final episode of the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Synopsis

Zack wants to impress Angela for her birthday with a special present. He plans to take her to dinner, and seeks to get her a pair of pearl earrings. Rita Repulsa makes her own plans to have him give Angela the Pearls of Stillness thereby freezing everyone in sight including the Power Rangers. Only Tommy and Zack remain unaffected. They must work together to destroy the Oysterizer monster to break the spell.

Plot

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"Ay-yi-yi, this place is a disaster!"

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Zack borrows Tommy's Shield

Angela's birthday is coming up, and Zack wants to take her out. He arranges a nice double date with Tommy & Kim and her at a fancy French restaurant. He seeks a pair of pearls earrings to give to Angela, but is unable to afford any. Zack finds a strange hustler at the park, who gives him a pair real cheap. It turns out, the hustler was a Putty in disguise, and the pearls are the evil Pearls of Stillness!

Angela happily puts them on, and freezes everyone in the restaurant. Zack & Tommy are the only ones unfrozen, and must fight Rita's Oysterizer monster to undo the pearl's effects. The duo do so with Zack using Tommy's shield to break the spell, but Angela's angered about the disintegrating earrings. The Rangers, in the Megazord & Dragonzord, take on Oysterizer under water! Later, Zack sings Angela a ballad, with Bulk & Skull providing the music.

Cast

Songs

Notes

  • Two scenes were cut from the Zyu2 footage that are visible on Jeff Pruitt's YouTube channel. The first is one where the Oysterizer prays to and worships the Pearls of Stillness and the other was Zack scanning for the monster using his helmet, this included a shot from his point-of-view of a 'computerized' (in reality, animated) display.
    • The former was likely cut to remove Christian imagery given his stereotypical bowing and thus prevent alienating the audience and the latter was probably cut due to being completely pointless and would eat up time for no reason.
      • Remnants of this removal can be evident in the case of the former though. If one pays attention to the Oysterizer's behavior on Rita's crystal ball. he is extremely protective and almost worshipping it and helps explain why the monster went ballistic when it was obliterated.
      • This concept of the helmet scanner was later revived as Rocky's Power Scan in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
  • Another deleted scene from this episode would have shown Zack returning the Dragon Shield to Tommy, with a picture from the scene appearing on merchandise.
    • This was almost definitely cut because it is completely unnecessary.
  • Released footage from Jeff Pruitt reveals that Tommy was not originally supposed to appear in the episode until after Zack needed his help. Saban just re-edited the footage to include him.
    • It can be presumed that the footage was changed because it would make no sense to hold Tommy back from the fight given Zack was out there alone against a very strong monster. If they froze him with the Pearls of Stillness, it would either not make sense to him being immune to the Pearls or a cure being found would raise the question of why the other Rangers didn't get it and had to be saved by the monster's defeat.
      • However, some aspects of this change are still evident in the episode since one may notice that Tommy basically disappears from the battle between morphing and when Zack has been taken down by the monster's acid.
  • Final appearance of the original Putty Patrollers although they would return in Power Rangers Beast Morphers.
  • Final appearance of the original Megazord combo and the original Megazord's Power Sword although the former would return in the Beast Morphers episode "Grid Connection."
  • The hobo that gave Zack the Pearls of Stillness was played by Timothy Guest who previously played Monte Conte in the episode "Trick or Treat."
  • Final appearance of Angela, who would neither be seen nor mentioned again in the show.
  • The only episode showing Zack, or for that matter any of the other Rangers besides Jason, donning Tommy's Dragon Shield.
  • When they return to help Zack woo Angela at the end of the episode unpaid (Zack states that he is broke), Bulk and Skull perform their first apparently genuine act of kindness for any of the Rangers.

Errors

  • After Zack and Tommy morph, Tommy says "I'm right behind you guys", even though only Zack is with him.
  • Zordon told Zack he needed to destroy the Ecocyte Pearl to break the freeze spell, however simply knocking Oysterizer into the water did this.
  • In preparing to destroy the Oysterizer, the Megazord performs its "catching the Power Sword" move, despite the fact that it was already holding the Power Sword.
  • In one scene, Zyuranger text is clearly visible on Zack's belt buckle.
  • The Megazord's finisher shows it slashing vertically from the bottom up, but the shot on the monster is done as if it were from top to bottom.
  • Alpha says that the Zords will struggle to function underwater, but the Dragonzord resides in the sea. Jason confirms this later in the episode.
  • The Dragon Shield is cleaner and more golden while Zack is using it than when Tommy had it.

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