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Power Ranger Recaps
Episode 227 - Trouble by the Slice 
21st-May-2011 11:06 am
Marvel - Girl Comics
I am so glad I ordered pizza last night, because seriously, now I am totally craving pizza. Luckily, I have leftovers. (Also, when we recap Jungle Fury, there will be all the pizza.)

Anyway, I know this episode has a bad reputation, but this is so ridiculously delightful. Amnesiac!Divatox for the win. Seriously, I would watch an entire series of Divatox and Rita running a pizza place. They can compete with RJ! It would be amazing.

Also, EVIL PIZZA. There is nothing not to like here.

So we begin with Porto having invented some sort of new teleportation device. Divatox thinks this is great, but also gets totally annoyed (as you do) and turns a Pirahnatron into a donkey. This is amazing, and we briefly wonder why she never does this to the Rangers, but then we guess it only works on fish. Divatox decides that the device needs more power, so she turns it to eleven, but apparently she took lessons from the Stormtroopers, and misses, the device ricochets and hits her, and she ends up in the middle of Angel Grove with amnesia. I've mentioned before how much I love amnesia as a plot device. I even love the Full House series finale, okay?

Meanwhile, Carlos is apparently having difficulties with dating Ashley, and he's complaining about it to Justin. Justin is not very sympathetic, because he is clearly not at all interested in girls, and instead is paying attention to a soccer player named Nico. Carlos and Justin are invited to play, and Justin is nervous because he's never played before, and he doesn't want to make a fool out of himself in front of Nico. But he plays anyway.

Amnesiac!Divatox is amazing. Somehow, the citizens of Angel Grove don't run screaming from the sight of her, and instead she wanders into a pizza place, where she eats a slice of pizza, and is stuck having to work it off. (Also, Bulk and Skull are the pizza delivery guys. They are seriously bad at this.) Divatox's transformation into bitchy waitress is hilarious and seriously, a whole show of Divatox and Rita running a pizza place. I want this. She's awful at it, doing a hilarious combination of truck stop waitress and grumpy diner waitress. Also, she keeps eating the pizza. There's a poor other terrified girl working with her.

Carlos and Justin and the rest of their new friends (inappropriately young for Carlos, but since he has Justin around I guess not as creepy) come in and order a pizza, and they get 2 pies and 3 pitchers for $15. WE ARE SO OLD. The pizza I ordered last night was $12 just for one pie! There's a whole scene of wacky we just keep missing each other hijinks. I'm not going to lie, I was amused.

Porto comes in (in drag, and the worst disguise ever) and sees Divatox (because apparently they order pizza a lot, are we sure the Turtles crossover isn't until next season?) and Divatox gets her memory back (after commenting on the ridiculousness of the disguise) and they send a pizza monster to attack the Rangers.

EVIL PIZZAS THAT POSSESS THE CARS. This is glorious. Also, pizza related puns! Anyway, the Rangers get stuck in an oven (... that is covered in kanji) and frankly, we would both totally order power rangers pizza. (Although not if it was made with real power rangers.) The scene is pretty much ruined with the arrival of the Blue Senturian who rescues them, and then the Rangers are pretty much useless for the rest of the episode, although they do get to show off their new toy before zords are summoned.

Divatox uses her teleporter again, and transports Elgar into the lake. Sadly, it doesn't kill him.

Fish: 4. But only because they really should have been crispified in the oven.

Fic we want: ... Do you have to ask?
Comments 
21st-May-2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE EPISODE EVER AND IT HAS ALL THE THINGS AND IT IS LIKE THE CENTRAL PART OF MY DISSERTATION ON WHY TURBO IS AWESOME AND AND AND

HATERS TO THE LEFT.
21st-May-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Y'know, all I remembered about this episode was rangers baked into a pizza and somehow they didn't get roasted. I HATED it.

Having rewatched it now, I really actually like it.

I still hate Turbo on the whole, though. :P
20th-Jul-2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
HATERS TO THE LEFT INDEED.
21st-May-2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
I like the way the second team interacts with Justin more as a friend or little brother then the kid they have to smother.

Divatox without her memory was hilarious, I love seeing the the baddies in situations like that.
20th-Jul-2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
It's a MUCH better team dynamic then with the first Turbo team.

Seriously, I would watch a whole show of amnesiac!Divatox. :D
22nd-May-2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Rita and Divatox running a pizza place would rock
20th-Jul-2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Why doesn't it exist yet! They could compete with RJ!
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