This article is about a/an episode in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Plague of the Mantis is the 48th episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, season 1.


Trini is learning a new style of Kung Fu. Meanwhile, Rita sends down the mighty Mantis monster to challenge and test Trini's new skills, as she is impressed with them. Somewhat impressed but still thinking that Trini's enthusiasm is "dorky" (as usual), Bulk and Skull attempt to create their own Kung Fu style: Cockroach Kung Fu. In the process, however, they are humiliated by everyone else.


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  • The eleventh and last time, until "Fowl Play", Tommy doesn't appear. With the exception of "Doomsday", he hadn't appeared since "The Green Candle" but returned in the next episode "Return of an Old Friend".
  • Richard Rabago (Master Li) played Tao Chong on the show VR Troopers, which was also produced by Saban.
  • Barbara Goodson, voice of Rita and other characters after, also provided the voice for the Mantis.
  • This is the last episode where the Rangers fight in battle without Tommy until "Missing Green".


  • The Putties that surrounded and jumped on Yellow Ranger would mysteriously vanish.
  • During Trini's first fight with the Mantis, the other rangers jump in holding their power weapons. In the next shot, the weapons are gone.
  • The Megazord's finisher shows it slashing Vertically from the bottom up, but the shot on the monster is shown as if it were done horizontally.