This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Zeo, the second installment in the Zordon Era.

The Puppet Blaster is the eighth episode of Power Rangers: Zeo.


King Mondo turns Puppetman, the robot companion of Captain Pete, into a monster that can make little kids misbehaving servants for the Machine Empire.


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The episode begins at the Captain Pete show, where Pete introduces everyone to his sidekick Puppetman.



  • Puppetman says that today’s secret word is “Power Rangers”, but “Power Rangers” is two words.


  • Debut of the Defender Wheel.
  • First time the Zeo Power Pods in sword mode are used in battle.
  • The Zeo Megazord fight was used in a PC game Power Rangers Zeo PowerActive Words.
  • The puppet throws water on one of the Cogs, shorting him out, as opposed to the last episode where several of them traveled through a small pond and had no problems with it.
  • Captain Pete is a parody of children's television hosts, such as Captain Kangaroo (with whom he shares a title) and Pee-wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens, who was taking a much-needed sabbatical from playing the character at the time). One of the elements of his show, the "secret word", is taken directly from Pee-wee's Playhouse, but rather than screaming, a bucket of cold water is thrown at the person that says the secret word. Like Pee-Wee with Conky 2000 and Magic Screen, the Captain has a robot friend of his own that he loves and cares about - the Puppetman. This is confirmed when Pete runs away in fear over his friend's transformation.
    • Puppetman, in turn, is a loving homage to Conky 2000, who always provided the secret word(s) on Playhouse.

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