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

There's No Business like Snow Business is a three part episode of Power Rangers Zeo.

Synopsis

When Tommy gets a letter from Kimberly in which she breaks up with him, Billy and Kat decide to cheer him up by taking him on a snowboarding weekend. While away, he saves a famous snowboarder from the Machine Empire's plans and there is a definite spark between the pair. Meanwhile, Mondo and Machina launch two assaults against the Rangers.

Plot

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Cast

Notes

  • Apparently, this three-part episode was originally written as a two part episode with the Power Rangers fighting Robocupid in Part I, and then fighting Defoliator in Part II. However, like “The Ninja Encounter”, it was forcibly extended into three by the producers.
    • The reason for this has never been divulged but the most likely reason is to pad out the 50 episodes for Zeo that Fox Kids demanded since the writers were running out of ideas for new episodes by this point.
      • A viewer can tell this was supposed to be the case because of the pointless skiing B-plot, the fact that Part II has a ten-minute date with Heather that affects nothing, and the long time between Defoliator being defeated by the Zeo Megazord and reviving.
  • This episode is similar to episodes like “A Star is Born” and the much later In Your Dreams” in that it combined two otherwise unusable monsters to try and create a narrative.
    • Robocupid spent a lot of time around Japanese people and had overly homosexual overtones in her footage in relation to falling for Klank (to the point they had to flip her gender in Zeo since homosexuality was a massive no-no in the 90’s).
    • Defoliator was barely featured in his episode in favor of his effect on the Ohrangers and the parts that involved the core male Ohrangers being rusted to death.
  • Amy Jo Johnson is credited at the beginning of Part I, but only appears via recycled stock footage.
  • Kat is the only Ranger who appears morphed in Part I.
  • Zordon and Alpha 5 do not appear in Part I.
  • Part I of this episode has been widely criticized and ridiculed by older fans (presumably due to the plotline of Kimberly dumping Tommy by letter rather than discussing it in person or at least phoning him). When Kimberly returns for the Turbo movie the letter, the breakup and her time in Florida aren't brought up at all, likely to due to the backlash it received from fans.[1][2]
  • The second part marks the first time that the Rangers' adversaries, Queen Machina in this case, decides to send another monster to attack the Rangers when they were weakened from their fight with the first one.
  • This episode was originally planned to be a two-parter, with the Power Rangers fighting Robocupid in Part I, and then fighting Defoliator in Part II.
  • Sarah Brown guest stars in the series. She played Kaitlin Star in another Saban produced series, VR Troopers, which was originally called Cybertron where Jason David Frank appeared in the pilot as Adam Steele. Both Cybertron and VR Troopers had Richard Rabago as Tao. The song Strike from VR Troopers is also used in this episode.
  • The shot of the industrial landscape prior to the shot of Klank & Robocupid was repeated from a piece of footage in Trini's pollution video in Mighty Morphin's "Clean-Up Club".
  • Snow covers the Camera in one of the fight scenes in part 1.

Errors

  • Tanya has never met Kimberly prior to Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie yet was noticeably excited about the letter she had sent to Tommy and the others.
    • It may seem likely that the Rangers told Tanya about Kimberly prior to this episode.
  • In Part I, the background behind Katherine changed drastically after she morphs.
  • Robocupid seemingly made everyone in Angel Grove fall in love with machines except the Rangers however it’s possible Robocupid didn’t blast  the Rangers with her love spell.
  • In Part II, the Rangers take the rare move of summoning the Zeo Zords despite Robocupid still being small. This was because the Defender Wheel was always dropped by the Phoenix Zord. But the Zord summoning scene was unnecessary.
    • Once Robocupid grew, the Rangers summoned the Zords again in exactly the same manner despite them already arriving on the scene only a minute earlier.
  • In Part II When the Zeo Megazord starts to fight with Robocupid, a shot from below indicates the buildings in the background are taller than the Megazord and Monster. However, in the shot right after, the Zeo Megazord and Robocupid are way taller than the buildings. The buildings also change from shot to shot.
  • In Part III Zordon calls Tommy, Kat and Billy away from their vacation just to tell them an attack could be coming.
  • In Part III, Zordon told the Rangers that Defoliator was causing a 'greenhouse effect' in Angel Grove, however it's impossible that the Greenhouse Effect could be so localized.
  • In Part III, the Rangers used the Zeo Blaster against Defoliator. However, he seemed to be hit by the powered up slash from the Zeo V Power Sword, which is how he was initially defeated in Ohranger.
  • In Part III, after leaving the Juice Bar, the Defoliator calls out both Tanya and Kat for being Power Rangers in front of many scrambling citizens who don't seem phased by it.
  • In Part III, when Tommy battles Defoliator one on one, Defoliator kicks Tommy completely but there's a sound effect of him blocking anyway.

Song

  • Part 1: Stop Runnin
  • Part 1: Freewheelin
  • Part 1: Fight (Instrumental)
  • Part 2: Enemies Beware (Instrumental)

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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