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**[[Zyuranger]]: Vehicles tend to run on "fossil fuels" (the remains of ancient creatures becoming processed and pressurized into oil and gas).
 
**[[Zyuranger]]: Vehicles tend to run on "fossil fuels" (the remains of ancient creatures becoming processed and pressurized into oil and gas).
 
**[[Carranger]]: See ''Turboranger''.
 
**[[Carranger]]: See ''Turboranger''.
**[[Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger|Gokaiger]]: Their own mechas are vehicles.
 
 
*This episode marks the only time the Gokaigers use the [[Blue Racer]], [[Green Racer]] and [[Pink Racer]] Ranger Keys.
 
*This episode marks the only time the Gokaigers use the [[Blue Racer]], [[Green Racer]] and [[Pink Racer]] Ranger Keys.
 
*Both Gokai Changes prior to the ''Carranger'' one were of teams who had opening theme songs by [[Kenta Sato]], who portrayed [[Red Turbo]] of ''Turboranger''.
 
*Both Gokai Changes prior to the ''Carranger'' one were of teams who had opening theme songs by [[Kenta Sato]], who portrayed [[Red Turbo]] of ''Turboranger''.

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This article is about a/an episode in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.

Now More Road Safety is the fourteenth episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. It is a tribute episode to Gekisou Sentai Carranger.

Synopsis

Navi's hint concerning "traffic safety" leads the Gokaigers to a former Carranger and into a fight against Insarn and Action Commander Jealousto.

Plot

As the Gokaigers take a nap aboard the Gokai Galleon, Navi dreams of being a race car speeding through traffic; this triggers a new clue to the Greatest Treasure in the Universe, which is to observe traffic safety. Meanwhile, aboard the Gigant Horse, Barizorg reveals to Oiles Gil that a man had interfered with Action Commander Zaggai's mission at a crosswalk. Insarn looks at the picture of the man and falls in love with him and orders Action Commander Jealousto to capture him. Jealousto, who has been in love with Insarn since they were in high school, quickly obliges.

At a park, Kyousuke Jinnai is attempting to teach children the basics of traffic safety, but to no avail. Suddenly, Jealousto and a platoon of Gormin Sailors beam down at the park and attack him. Nearby, the Gokaigers go around warning people not to jaywalk when they see Kyousuke being chased by the Zangyack forces. They intervene, changing into the Zyurangers to eliminate the Gormin Sailors and forcing Jealousto to retreat. After the fight, Kyousuke hands each of the Gokaigers a drink and introduces himself as the former Red Racer, leader of the Carrangers. He also tells them that if they want to acquire the powers of the Carrangers, they have to become part of his traffic safety acting troupe. The Gokaigers instinctively decline and run away, but Kyousuke manages to catch Don with his lighting-quick running speed. Furious over Insarn falling in love with the Carranger, Jealousto appears and attacks them. Insarn, however, intervenes and carries Kyousuke away from the attack as the Gokaigers regroup and watch the altercation. Despite being the enemy, she tells them to go transform and defeat Jealousto, who then unleashes his super speed and flame attacks on them.

They change into the Turborangers - much to Kyousuke's disapproval. Realizing their mistake, the Gokaigers change into the Carrangers and attack Jealousto. Meanwhile, as Insarn reveals her love to Kyousuke, he politely declines her, which sends her on a rampage. Aboard the Gigant Horse, Oiles, Damaras and Barizorg watch the whole battle; irritated by the outcome, Oiles fires the growth beam on Jealousto. While being chased by Insarn, Kyousuke urges Jealousto to go tell her that he loves her; resulting in both exchanging "I love you"'s with each other before Jealousto continues his attack on the Gokaigers.

Gokaioh is summoned to even the odds and executes the Gokai Star Burst and the Gokai Radical Racing Slash on Jealousto before changing into Shinken Gokaioh and sending him flying to space with the Rekka Daizantou. Jealousto crashes back into the Gigant Horse, where he continues to devote his love to Insarn, who tells the Gormin Sailors to throw him away with the ship's garbage. Back at the park, Kyousuke makes the Gokaigers do the Carranger pose in front of a crowd of children. When the pose receives applauses from the children, Kyousuke breaks into doing the pose himself as Navi watches from the Gokai Galleon's monitor and ironically says that not all Legend powers are useful after all. She decides not to waste her time and energy witnessing this and turns herself and the rest of the Gokai Galleon's lightings off.

Cast

Gokai Changes

Elements/Homages to Carranger

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The Gokaiger learn the "real" Greater Power of the Carranger

  • The title of this episode is similar to a Carranger episode: while reminiscent to the title of the first episode, almost all episode titles make a driving reference.
  • Fitting in with the comedic and fourth wall-breaking tone of Carranger, when Kyousuke reveals he was Red Racer, the shadow of Red Racer appears and he slaps it as if it was blocking his sight.
  • The Gokaigers change into the Turborangers only momentarily, as Kyousuke gets annoyed as he wants them to turn into the Carrangers. This could be acknowledging to Carranger’s Power Rangers counterpart, as they were known as the Turbo Rangers. Also, Carranger was a parody of Turboranger.
  • The interest in Kyousuke by Insam echos the relationship between Kyousuke and Beauty Zonnette in Carranger.
    • Ironically, all of the Kyousuke/Zonnette episodes were written by main Gokaiger writer Naruhisa Arakawa, who is not a main writer for this episode.
  • The ultimate punchline of the episode is the uselessness of the Carranger's true Greater Power, which only worked in a series as silly as itself.
  • When Kyousuke meets the Gokaiger the first time, he gives them a free coffee milk, the favorite drink of his ally VRV Master.
  • This episode acknowledges both Carranger themes as BG music: the "Full Accel" version plays when the Gokaiger finally become the Carranger, while the original version plays at the end as Kyousuke reveals the Greater Power of the team.
  • Jealousto's fate by the end of this episode of being thrown out of the Zangyack literally like garbage is likewise almost the fate of the main villains of the series, the Universal Reckless Driving Tribe Bowzock, who are also literally thrown out like garbage by the series main villain, Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus. However like the Bowzock, Jealousto's journey goes a tad further in his next appearance.
  • Kyosuke trampling on Jealousto when being chased from Insarn is very similar to a scene in Gekisou Sentai Carranger vs. Ohranger where Gorou Hoshino and Yuuji Mita trample on Kyosuke,while chasing a Bara Machine in an onsen
  • The Gokaigers that mimic an acceleration with the Carranger Ranger Keys is an obvious reference to the Carranger's Accel Changer
    • The Accel Changer were the last full-team key-based transformation device prior to Gokaiger. (not counting the individual transforming device of Abaranger's Asuka.)

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