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Football Season is the 58th episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1.

Synopsis

It's time for football tryouts at Angel Grove High but Tommy is having a hard time. Rita decides to field her own team and sends down the Rhino Blaster to lead the putties in a grid-iron battle.

Plot

Angel Grove High School is having their football tryouts.  Everyone is excited about it.  Jason, carrying a football, walks over to Tommy, who is at his locker.  Jason admits he is psych about football season.  He asks Tommy if he is going to try out?  Tommy replies, yeah, but I'm worried about making the cut.  There is a bit of commotion at the end of the hall as Bulk and Skull arrive.  Bulk has a helmet and shoulder pads on and Skull is carrying a burlap sack.  Jason and Tommy chuckle.  Bulk states, make way for Angel Grove High's newest and most valuable player.  Skull yells, yeah, watch out!  Skull runs to the end of the hall and turns around and faces Bulk.  Skull yells, alright Bulkie!  Try and take me out!  Bulk grabs the football out of Jason's hand and charges down the hall.  Skull gives a nervous grin when Mr. Caplan steps out of a classroom and heads straight for him.  Bulk gets so much momentum that he ends up flying towards Skull.  Skull gets out of the way, but Mr. Caplan isn't so lucky.  Unable to stop, Bulk crashes into Mr. Caplan.  The pair land on the stairs.  Skull goes over and shouts, outside!  Skull laughs as Bulk and Mr. Caplan untangle themselves.  Mr. Caplan shouts, Bulk, what have I told you about roughhousing in the hall?!  That will be one week of detention for both of you!  Skull makes faces of outrage as Bulk resigns himself to more detention.  Jason and Tommy laugh but Tommy quickly turns serious.  Even Bulk has more experience than me.  Jason tells him, just put the same concentration in football as you did in karate, you'll make the team.  I'm sure of it.

Using the telescope, Squatt has been watching the high school.  He excitedly shouts, touch down!  Baboo is a bit confused until he takes a look through the telescope.  Baboo notes, that game the humans are playing looks fun.  This irritates Rita.  Fun!  Who wants that?!  Baboo concludes, certainly not you.  Squatt is convinced Rita can beat them at their own game.  Goldar adds, join the Rhinoblaster with the Putties, and your team will be unstoppable.  Rita agrees.  I want a smash down!  Squatt asks, you mean touchdown?  Rita replies, whatever!

Tommy dejectedly sits at the counter at the Youth Center, staring at the football tryouts banner.  Kimberly and Trini enter and head straight over to Tommy.  They immediately notice his expression.  Trini asks, what's wrong?  You seem so worried.  Tommy replies, well I guess I am.  I just can't help thinking about the tryouts.  Kimberly tells Tommy, he is a natural athlete.  Tommy is not so sure.  I've never played.  I've spent most of my life training in karate.  Trini tells him, that's quite an accomplishment on it's own.  Kimberly nods her head in agreement.  Ernie, overhearing their conversation, offers to help.  Tommy, you're not going to believe this.  I was an all star full backer in my college days.  Tommy is surprised.  No kidding!  Wow Ernie.  Would you be interested in helping me train?  Ernie is more than happy to help.  Skull walks in with an open book, shouting at Bulk to come along.  Bulk reluctantly enters, wearing a tutu over his shorts.  Bulk grumbles I can't do this.  Skull points out that the book says, many pro football players study ballet for grace and agility.  Ernie adds, he's right Bulk.  It makes you light on your feet.  Skull nods his head in agreement as Bulk takes the book to see for himself.  Skull points to the page.  Bulk shuts the book and comments, well, maybe so.  But if I hear one twinkle toe remark, I'm going to cream you.  Skull backs away from Bulk.  Trini, Tommy, and Kimberly laugh.  Kimberly tells Tommy they are going to the park to play a little flag football with the guys.  Trini invites Tommy to come along.  It should be good practice for you.  Tommy turns down the invite.  I'm going to stay here and get some pointers from Ernie.  Trini tells him, okay, I'll see you later and heads out.  Kimberly wishes Tommy good luck before heading out.

Cast

Songs

Errors

  • Rhino Blaster answered "No!" when Tommy asked to spend his last moments with his friends, but then attempted to send Tommy to where the other Rangers were anyway.
  • The Rangers somehow returned from the other dimension with a fully-formed Megazord, despite seemingly having had no way to summon their Zords while trapped.
  • The Weaveworm monster can briefly be seen when the Rhinoblaster is struck with the Mega Dragonzord's attack.
  • For some reason Mr. Caplan announced the team members at the Youth Center when surely the school would be more appropriate.

Notes

  • Final appearance of the Mega Dragonzord outside of the Ultrazord configuration.
  • The Rangers teleport to the Command Center by first name order: Blue, Red, Pink, Yellow, Black. 1st time was in Part 2 of "Doomsday."
  • Rhinoblaster's destruction sequence indicates that he was destroyed by the Ultrazord rather than the Mega Dragonzord's sphere attack.
  • Second and last time Tommy appears inside the Dragonzord's cockpit, with the first time being "The Green Candle Part 2".
  • Aside from the male Rangers and Bulk, the other members of the Angel Grove High starting offense are Bob, Matthew, Ryan, Michael, Thomas, and Paul. The team's numbers are:
    • Jason: 66
    • Billy: 99
    • Zack: 48
    • Bob: 17
    • Matthew: 18
    • Ryan: 49
    • Michael: 55
    • Thomas: 56
    • Paul: 54
    • Bulk: 76
    • Tommy: 12
  • This episode marks the first time since Tommy got his powers back that Dragonzord is seen emerging from the sea upon being summoned.
  • The was the first episode associated with football events (the other being "Fourth Down and Long").

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