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The Song of Guitardo is the eleventh episode of the second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is the fifth (and penultimate) episode of the Green No More arc.

This episode has become somewhat infamous for it's...interesting ideas about "hypnosis."


Kimberly is working on a special song with the help of Zack. Lord Zedd becomes inspired to create the Guitardo monster to control the Rangers with music. Soon, almost all of the Rangers are captured except for Tommy and Kimberly who have to find a way to break the spell before they too succumb to the monster's hypnotic lyrics.


At the Youth Center, Kimberly is trying to write a song. Kimberly asks Zack if he can help her with the lyrics. This gives Lord Zedd the idea to create a monster out of Kimberly's own guitar. But Goldar points out that he can't make a monster out of an instrument made out of wood. Zedd agrees, but then explains that they can make it out of an insect that lives in wood, a cicada. The monster will use its hypnotic voice to lure the Rangers in Lord Zedd's control.

The following day, Tommy, Billy, Jason, Zack, Kimberly, and Trini are in the park having a picnic. Richie drives by on his bike. Trini invites him to join them, but Richie can't as he is helping his mom unpack. Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are working on their newest idea to reveal the identities of the Power Rangers. Skull is dressed like a princess and Bulk a dragon. Bulk & Skull hope to lure the Rangers by pretending the "princess" is being attacked by a "dragon". Skull protests about being the bait and Bulk talks him into it by declaring he would make better bait than Skull. Bulk & Skull put their plan into action and Bulk starts chasing Skull around. The Rangers hear screaming and race off to investigate. Only to discover the screaming is coming from Bulk & Skull. Bulk & Skull tell them to leave and Trini tells them they shouldn't cry wolf. The two think Trini's confused, as there are no wolves in Angel Grove. The six leave them alone.

While they are away from their things Lord Zedd uses that moment to implement his plan. Bulk & Skull continue with their plan until Skull becomes tired and wants to rest. Bulk tries to take off his helmet, but it's stuck. After Skull gets up from where he collapsed on the ground, the two find a big cicada on Bulk's shoulder and panic. At that moment Zedd creates the Guitardo monster. Bulk and Skull begin to run with Guitardo chasing after them.

The alarm has gone off in the Command Center. Zordon tells Alpha 5 to contact the rangers. Zordon tells them there is a monster in the park. But even though they are in the park as well, they must teleport to the Command Center first. Zordon has Alpha 5 check out Tommy's powers, while the rest are filled in on the monster's ability to hypnotize people. Kimberly is outraged that Guitardo is using her guitar. Alpha 5 tells Tommy that he doesn't have much of his powers left. Zordon tells Tommy he has to stay behind. Kimberly protests, asking if there isn't a way they can power up Tommy like before. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option.

The Rangers besides Tommy morph and head into the park where they confront Guitardo. Before the Rangers can even battle Guitardo, Guitardo starts playing his music. Guitardo soon has Zack floating up in the air and under his control. Guitardo quickly sends Jason, Trini, and Billy floating as well. Kimberly does her best to resist Guitardo's hypnotic guitar playing. In the Command Center, Tommy watches the Viewing Globe. Tommy insists on going to help his friends and Zordon allows him to go, but warns him to keep his mind focused to avoid being captured as well. Tommy arrives to help Kimberly. Tommy battles Guitardo, the monster leaves, telling them to find him on the fairgrounds. Tommy leaves to confront the monster telling Kimberly to contact Zordon and see if he knows how to break the spell on the others. Zordon tells Kimberly the only way to break the spell is to destroy the monster. Kimberly tells Alpha 5 to keep an eye on the rest of the Rangers, she is going to help Tommy.

Tommy arrives at the fairground and soon battles Guitardo. The monster uses his music on Tommy, causing him to start to float. However, in an attempt to drown out the tune, Tommy plays the Dragon Dagger and is released from the spell completely, making him realize that Guitardo's music is canceled out when any other kind of music is played. Guitardo then plays a different tune causing Tommy's body to become so heavy it starts to sink into the ground. Tommy attempts to play the Dragon Dagger to release himself, however, the weapon slips from his hand at the last second. Just when it seems Tommy is certain for destruction, Kimberly arrives with the Power Bow modified to become a harp, allowing her to counteract Guitardo's music herself (having worked out herself how to defeat him). After helping Tommy, the two decide to combine their weapons and Kimberly fires the Dragon Dagger from the Power Bow, which destroys Guitardo. The rest of the Rangers land on the ground and they are okay. Tommy tells Kimberly that she has saved them all.

Later, a rainstorm hits Angel Grove, and Kimberly, Billy, Zack, Tommy, Trini, and Jason bring the picnic indoors to the Youth Center. Bulk & Skull stumble in. Bulk is still having problems removing his helmet and asks for help. Trini tells them they will help them if they promise not to cry wolf anymore. Bulk & Skull cross their fingers behind their backs and promise. Billy gets up, and turning counter-clockwise, manages to remove the helmet. Bulk places the blame for the whole idea on Skull, while Skull tells him he never gets to plan anything. Bulk & Skull walk out. The Rangers all laugh. Zack comments, 'if only Bulk & Skull knew!'. Tommy tells them that he is going to miss this banter. Kimberly tells Tommy she has written a song and Kimberly plays her guitar and starts to sing, with Zack joining in. After the song, Tommy tells them he doesn't know what to say. Kimberly tells Tommy that he doesn't have to say anything and they all put their hands within a circle and make the promise; to remain friends and a 'team', forever.




  • Amy Jo Johnson displays her real-life talent for playing the guitar in this episode. In fact, one of the reasons that she would eventually leave the show was to persue her musical career (with the song that she plays for Tommy near the end being one of the ones Johnson composed for her real musical career).
  • Jason's line "This dude's gonna be tougher than I thought." is recycled from "Life's a Masquerade." 
    • This recycled line would be used again in the first part of the following two-part episode.
  • Jason's line after the five main Rangers morph, "All right guys, let's get to work." is recycled from "I, Eye Guy."
  • Trini has no morphed lines in this episode (not even recycled ones) and stays silent throughout the whole encounter with Guitardo.
  • This is the only episode of the 'Green No More' arc in which Lord Zedd does not specifically target Tommy.


  • Goldar mentioned that Lord Zedd couldn't make monsters from inanimate objects, although he did so in the past and continued to do so in the future.
  • Guitardo's voice was deeper when he was on the Viewing Globe.
  • When Zack starts levitating, there is nothing but cloudy skies behind him but the follow-up had massive trees behind him and then the third shot had the trees vanish to be replaced by his teammates.
  • When Tommy arrives at the Amusement Park to battle Guitarido, the curtains for the stage open and Guitarido walks out on stage, but it's clear Guitarido didn't open the curtains himself.
  • When Guitardo strikes Tommy with his guitar, the Dragon Shield is ripped but the rip is gone when Tommy is pinned down the rip is gone and is not in the later scenes.


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