|This article is about a/an three-part episode in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
|A Friend in Need|
| MMPR, Episode 3x1|
| Air date September 2, 1995|
September 9, 1995
|Written by Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson|
|Directed by Worth Keeter|
Blue Ranger Gone Bad
The 1st Zeo Serial Short aired before a later airing of Part 3.
From his evil palace, Lord Zedd observes the attack on the planet Edenoi by the evil Count Dregon. Meanwhile, the Rangers plan to teleport to the planet. When they arrive, they find themselves embroiled in the attack and in the presence of strange alien life forms and one very mysterious and powerful being. Kimberly continues to battle Repellitor while the other Rangers continue their fight with the Plague Patrol and the Masked Rider battles the Cogwarts. This setback outrages Count Dregon. Meanwhile, Zedd makes his monster grow and it's up to Kimberly to devise a plan.
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver (White Ranger)
- Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos (Red Ranger)
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park (Black Ranger)
- David Yost as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger)
- Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell (Yellow Ranger)
- Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger)
- Paul Schrier as Bulk
- Jason Narvy as Skull
- Richard Genelle as Ernie
- ??? as First Ranger Fan Girl
- ??? as Second Ranger Fan Girl
- David Fielding as Zordon
- Bob Manahan as Zordon (voice)
- Sandi Sellner as Alpha 5
- Richard Steven Horvitz as Alpha 5 (voice)
- Ed Neil as Lord Zedd
- Robert Axelrod as Lord Zedd (voice) and Finster (voice)
- Carla Perez as Rita Repulsa
- Barbara Goodson as Rita Repulsa (voice)
- Danny Stallcup as Goldar
- Kerrigan Mahan as Goldar (voice)
- Michael J. Sorich as Squatt (voice)
- Dave Mallow as Baboo (voice)
- Ted Jan Roberts as Dex
- Traci Bellushi as Zaruis
- Peter Shinkoda as Ferrian
- Winston Story as Donais
- Ralph Votrian as King Lexian
- Ken Merckx as Count Dregon and Repellator (voices)
- Jennifer Tung as Nefaria (voice)
- Michael J. Sorich as Double Face (voice)
- Steve Kramer as Cyclopter (voice)
- Michael McConnohie as Gork (voice)
- Julie Maddalena as Fact (voice)
- Last time the Z Putty Patrollers appear in the background. They with Rita & Zedd at the Cimmerian Planet in Power Rangers in Space episode "From Out of Nowhere".
- First team-up that the rangers team-uped with a non-ranger, followed by Space's "Shell Shocked", where the rangers team-up with the Ninja Turtles.
- The Repellator monster is the Silverhorns suit from "The Power Transfer" repainted green and with a long red tongue attached.
- This three-parter setup the short-lived Masked Rider series, though that series would ultimately be considered non-canonical to Power Rangers and vice-versa. Though the one shot Masked Rider comic published by Marvel Comics, would feature one more crossover between the two series.
- Footage of the rangers' fight against Dex and the Edenites was shown in the VHS release of the Masked Rider episode "Super Gold".
- The Ending Credits to Parts 1 & 2 uses footage from the Green Ranger Kata Video special while Part 3's credits uses a 30 second cut-down of Bulk & Skull's faux-Ranger revelation moment from earlier in the episode.
- In this episode the Thunderzord summoning sequence is replaced (for the first time since being introduced) with US footage.
- The White Tigerzord is explicitly referred to as a Thunderzord in this episode.
- The footage of the Edenites from Kamen Rider Black RX seemed to show them with antennae.
- Billy seemed to be surprised that Alpha, a robot, sounded sad however Alpha had shown capacity for emotion many times previous to this.
- The Rangers couldn't see the Spiderbase firing on them despite it being in Edenoi's atmosphere (and actually relatively close to the ground) at the time.
- One of the Edenites was surprised that Billy knew the surface was being disrupted, despite this being plainly obvious.
- Footage of the Spiderbase constantly showed it flying away from a grey planet/moon.
- Repellator's destruction seemed to create an unusally large amount of smoke.