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In the episode "Trick or Treat", Skull has the numbers "24601" tattooed on his chest. This is reference to Jean Valjean`s prison number in Les Miserables (also used by Seymour Skinner and Sideshow Bob in "The Simpsons" (1989), Hank Jennings in "Twin Peaks" (1990).

An alternate ending to the episode "Doomsday" was filmed in case the show was not renewed. The alternate ending depicted the Rangers sealing Rita and her minions in the Space Dumpster. This ending mirrored the last episode of "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992), upon which Power Rangers was based

This series is an Americanized version of a Japanese Super Sentai series called "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992) (Dinosaur Team Beast Ranger); this is most evident in the combat scenes, which are obviously stock footage from an older series. Each subsequent Power Rangers series is an Americanized version of a subsequent Super Sentai series.

Despite numerous promotional tie-ins with McDonalds, the only real-life fast-food restaurant mentioned in the series was Arbys.

Ashley Hammond (Tracy Lynn Cruz), who was later became the Yellow Ranger in "Power Rangers Turbo" (1997) and "Power Rangers in Space" (1998), can briefly be seen in Season 3`s Christmas episode, "I`m Dreaming Of A White Ranger."

Because of the surprising popularity of the series, Saban Entertainment, the company that produced Power Rangers, was faced with the possibility of exhausting all of its Zyuranger footage with no more to fall back upon in order to continue producing the show. Saban contacted Toei (the company which produced/produces the Sentai series in Japan), as well as Rainbow Productions (the company that designed and produced the monster suits), requesting another half-season`s worth of Zyuranger footage specifically for Power Rangers. The two Japanese companies agreed and created about 25 brand-new monsters and filming both the human- and Zord-sized battle footage for each. The companies also incorporated elements from MMPR into the footage, such as the relationship between the Green and Pink Rangers and the Blue Ranger as the brains of the group.

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In the episode "Trick or Treat", Skull has the numbers "24601" tattooed on his chest. This is reference to Jean Valjean`s prison number in Les Miserables (also used by Seymour Skinner and Sideshow Bob in "The Simpsons" (1989), Hank Jennings in "Twin Peaks" (1990).
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An alternate ending to the episode "Doomsday" was filmed in case the show was not renewed. The alternate ending depicted the Rangers sealing Rita and her minions in the Space Dumpster. This ending mirrored the last episode of "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992), upon which Power Rangers was based.
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This series is an Americanized version of a Japanese Super Sentai series called "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992) (Dinosaur Team Beast Ranger); this is most evident in the combat scenes, which are obviously stock footage from an older series. Each subsequent Power Rangers series is an Americanized version of a subsequent Super Sentai series.
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Despite numerous promotional tie-ins with McDonalds, the only real-life fast-food restaurant mentioned in the series was Arbys.
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Ashley Hammond (Tracy Lynn Cruz), who was later became the Yellow Ranger in "Power Rangers Turbo" (1997) and "Power Rangers in Space" (1998), can briefly be seen in Season 3`s Christmas episode, "I`m Dreaming Of A White Ranger."
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Because of the surprising popularity of the series, Saban Entertainment, the company that produced Power Rangers, was faced with the possibility of exhausting all of its Zyuranger footage with no more to fall back upon in order to continue producing the show. Saban contacted Toei (the company which produced/produces the Sentai series in Japan), as well as Rainbow Productions (the company that designed and produced the monster suits), requesting another half-season`s worth of Zyuranger footage specifically for Power Rangers. The two Japanese companies agreed and created about 25 brand-new monsters and filming both the human- and Zord-sized battle footage for each. The companies also incorporated elements from MMPR into the footage, such as the relationship between the Green and Pink Rangers and the Blue Ranger as the brains of the group.
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Part way through filming Season 2 Austin St. John (Jason) Thuy Trang (Trini) and Walter Jones (Zack) left the show, it is rumored, over pay issues. Hence from "The Ninja Encounter", Saban used recycled footage for their unmorphed scenes (with any new dialog required for them, coming from other actors), until "The Power Transfer" when their Rangers positions were replaced by Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley and Johnny Yong Bosch respectively. Although, Austin later returned to Power Rangers in a temporary spell as the Gold Ranger in "Power Rangers Zeo" (1996).

Although Tommy Oliver (Jason David Frank) was made the leader of the team once he became the White Ranger in season two, Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John) was actually supposed to remain the leader even after Tommy`s return. Some of this original idea is shown in the season 2 episode "Opposites Attract" when Jason orders the team to return to the Command Center during a disturbance, and he signals and leads the team, including Tommy as the White Ranger, in the Power Rangers` morphing sequence. However, those plans were scrapped due to the rumored pay dispute involving Austin St. John that would lead to Jason being written off the series and the line that Zordon (Robert L. Manahan) says in the second part of the "White Light" storyline was changed and re-recorded to make Tommy the leader instantly upon his return.

Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John) was the first to coin the phrase "Back to action!"

Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John) and Adam Park (Johnny Yong Bosch) are, to date, the only Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to still use their original Power Morphers in the other "Power Rangers" series after MMPR. Jason used his Morpher again in the Tenth Anniversary special "Forever Red" on Power Rangers: Wild Force, while Adam used his Morpher in "Always a Chance" on Power Rangers in Space and the two-part Fifteenth Anniversary special "Once A Ranger" on Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive.

Filming for "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" usually lasted seven days a week for sixteen weeks straight.

The pyrotechnics used in Billy`s brain-switching machine had caused both Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly) and David Yost (Billy) to accidentally catch on fire while filming the scene. Amy Jo would later be wary of being too close to such special effects equipment because of the accident.

n an online interview, Amy Jo Johnson said that season two`s "Bloom of Doom" was her favorite episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".

Tommy Oliver (Jason David Frank) is the only Power Ranger to have his date of birth revealed on his action figure box. According to the profile card of Tommy on the Dragonzord toy box in 1993, Tommy`s birthday was listed as October 20th, giving him the same birthday as his teammate Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John).

According to a 2004 contest held by ABC Family, Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John), Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson), and Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang) were voted as the best Red, Pink and Yellow Rangers of all time.

The birthdays of the original five Power Rangers were revealed in both an Interactive CD-Rom and on the back of their action figure boxes. Kimberly the Pink Ranger`s birthday is on February 14th, Billy the Blue Ranger`s birthday is on April 1st, Zack the Black Ranger`s birthday is on May 3rd, Trini the Yellow Ranger`s birthday is on August 9th and Jason the Red Ranger`s birthday is on October 20th.

Jason (Austin St. John) and Kimberly (Amy Jo Johnson) are the only Power Rangers to have their full names revealed. Jason`s full name, Jason Lee Scott, is revealed in season two`s "Missing Green" episode, while Kimberly`s full name, Kimberly Ann Hart, is revealed in season three`s "The Potion Notion".

Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson) was the first to coin the phrase "Morphinomenal."

Billy Cranston, the Blue Power Ranger (David Yost), is, to date, the only Power Ranger to hold the same position for the longest time (3 years, 1993-1996) without ever switching colors. Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson) is currently the longest-serving female Power Ranger and Pink Ranger of all time. She appeared in 137 episodes of the TV series until her departure from the series.

Billy and Kimberly are the two longest serving male and female rangers in the history of the Power Rangers franchise.

The character Billy Cranston (David Yost), the Blue Ranger, is the only Power Rangers character to appear in every episode of the series. Yost appeared as Billy for every episode but two (season three`s two-part "Alien Rangers of Aquitar"), when his character is temporarily turned from a teenager into a child.

Katherine "Kat" Hillard (Catherine Sutherland) takes over the role of the Pink Ranger in season three and she is the only Ranger to appear as the same color for two more Power Ranger teams after this series (the Pink Zeo Ranger in "Power Rangers Zeo" and the Pink Turbo Ranger for "Power Rangers Turbo").

Katherine Hillard (Catherine Sutherland) has the record for the shortest time serving as a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. She becomes the Pink Ranger after receiving the Pink Power Coin from Kimberly at the end of "A Different Shade of Pink, Part 3". She appears as a Power Ranger for only eight episodes before the show changes to "Power Rangers Zeo".

When Austin St. John (Jason), Walter Jones (Zack) and Thuy Trang (Trini) were no longer filming episodes of the series, additional dialog for their characters` voices were done by uncredited actors. For the new episodes, Trini`s voice was done by an unknown actress named Judy, Jason`s was done by associate producer Paul Rosenthal and Zack`s was done by Joel Rogers, Bob Manahan`s second engineer.

The show`s violence led to it being pulled off the air by some broadcasters, in particular YTV Canada, and reopened the debate on violence in programming geared towards children.

The voices of both Fang and Vampirus were both spoofs of Peter Lorre. Lizzinator`s voice was a spoof of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dischordia`s voice was a spoof of Ethel Merman.

Ninjor`s voice was a spoof of Dudley Do-Right`s.

Early on in the first season, when Bulk and Skull were punks, they were joined by a punked-out blonde girl and an African-American guy in shades. They were quickly phased out and were gone before the Green Ranger arrived.

Mondo the Magician, a metal-faced humanoid the Rangers defeated rather quickly in Season 2`s "Storybook Rangers: Part 2," was actually the main villain from "Gosei sentai Dairanger" (1993).

The original names for Goldar, Squatt, and Baboo were Dredwing, Grock, and Mongo.

Lord Zedd is Jewish. During his wedding to Rita in Season 2`s "The Wedding: Part 3," he wore a yarmulke, he did the traditional breaking of a glass to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, and the song "Hava Nagila" was played.

The character of Scorpina (Ami Kawai) disappeared at the beginning of the second season. She returned in the middle of the season, in "Goldar`s Vice-Versa" (played by a new actress), then left the show permenantly. Scorpina was supposed to return to the show as a main character in that episode, but Saban was unable to keep the actress for more than one episode.

The only onscreen credit ever given to "Ninja sentai Kakurenjâ" (1994) was at the end of the Power Playback Funniest Moments special (Season 3`s credits never credited Kakuranger as the footage source).

Zordon was the one that came up with the phrase, "It`s Morphin` Time!"

In the original Japanese footage, the Yellow Ranger was male. This is why the Pink Ranger has a skirt, but Yellow doesn`t.

In the original pilot episode, Zordon`s name was Zoltar. Zoltar is the name of the main villain in Battle of the Planets and G-Force: Guardians of Space. It was also the name of a fortune-telling machine in the Tom Hanks movie, Big.

Jason David Frank (Tommy) was never meant to stay on the series for as long as he did, He was only supposed to be a regular until "The Green Candle Part 2" minus a cameo in "Doomsday Part 2". but during his temporary time on the show his popularity was higher than any other Ranger. Saban received large amounts of letters daily after "The Green Candle" requesting Tommy to be brought back into the series, Eventually the company gave in and brought Frank back in the episode "Return of an Old Friend." and ended up staying on the show lasting till "Power Rangers Turbo" (1997) and recently in returning for "Power Rangers DinoThunder" (2004). He has appeared in a total of 217 episodes in the entire Power Rangers series.

Although the Ninja Megazord appears before the Shogun Megazord in `Power Rangers`, the exact opposite occurred in "Ninja sentai Kakurenjâ" (1994), one of the Japanese `sentai` series from which `Power Rangers` was adapted. Additionally, the Ninja Ultrazord and Shogun Ultrazord combinations, which used Titanus, never appeared in any Japanese productions, as Titanus only appeared in "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992). Instead, the combinations used stills of the either the Ninja Mega Falconzord or the Shogun Mega Falconzord toys standing inside a Titanus toy.

The pre television pilot version of the first episode, `Day of the Dumpster`, was shown on the Fox Kids programming block in 1999. There are several differences between it and the tv series: -`Trini` was played by a different actress, Audri Dubois, and was completely different personality (and nationality) wise to the `Trini Kwan` in the TV series played by Thuy Trang. -`Zordon` was named `Zoltar` and the image of his head in a tube was also blurred and somewhat pulsating. -There was no Juice bar (and hence no Ernie). Instead the Earth based scene took place in a bowling alley. -The Command Center`s interior had different control panels and lighting. -The plating on Alpha 5`s upper torso was notably larger and didn`t have the familiar "lightning bolt" logo. -`Flyguy`, renamed `King Sphinx` for his eventual appearance in the TV series, appeared in the episode to battle the rangers with `Goldar`. -The Dinozords were known as Dinodroids`. -There was a Bulk character, but no Skull character. Instead there were three other bullies/punks alongside Bulk.

Despite being in his debut episode "A Pressing Engagement", the monster King Sphinx was never able to appear in U.S. footage because the monster costume did not hold up well after being used in production. However, the head of his suit would later appear as a background prop at Zoom Comics in another live-action Fox Kids series by Saban Entertainment, "Big Bad Beetleborgs" (1996).

While the work schedule for the show ran Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, filming actually ran seven days a week for the actors who played the Power Rangers. The six Ranger actors had to come in on the weekends for dialog recording for their characters` Power Rangers battle scenes and the recording sessions often ran late into the night.

Although they were portraying high school students, Austin St. John (Jason) was the only one still of high school age, 18, when the show debuted. Thuy Trang (Trini) and Jason Narvy (Skull) were 19. Jason David Frank (Tommy) was 20. Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly), Walter Jones (Zack), and Paul Schrier (Bulk) were all 23. David Yost (Billy) was the oldest at 24.

The name of the character Tommy Oliver is a reference to staff member Tony Oliver.

When brought up on VH1`s "I Love the `90s" (2004), the original cast members interviewed (Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones) as well as other celebrity commentators, mentioned that the original line-up had Jones` role as the Black Ranger and Thuy Trang`s role as the Yellow Ranger as the actors and characters were of African and Asian descent, respectively.

In Malaysia, as part of its campaign against drugs, the word "Morphin" is censored, by substituting or muting footage where the word is spoken (the phrase "It`s morphin` time") or displayed onscreen, for fear that it could encourage children to become addicted with the uses of morphine. When it was broadcast on RTM (along with its toy commercials), it was called Mighty Power Rangers, or simply Power Rangers or Power Ranger.

The name of the character Jason Lee Scott is considered to be an anagram of that of the actor Jason Scott Lee.

Billy Cranston last name was not officially given in the series, although it`s considered by many fans as official.

Rocky DeSantos (Steve Cardenas) was the only Red Ranger to not be included in the "Power Rangers Wild Force" (2002) episode "Forever Red".

This series was originally going to be the second in the Power Rangers series. The first series was going to be based in "Chojin sentai Jettoman" (1991), but Saban couldn`t create this series, and "Mighty Morphin` Power Rangers" (1993) was based in "Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ" (1992).

In a viewer contest held by ABC Family, Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John) was voted by fans as the greatest Red Ranger of all time. At the Power Morphicon in 2007, it was confirmed that Jason still holds the title as best Red Ranger by fans.


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