‘FOOD FIGHT’ (MMPR)
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Yes, this is a ‘Power Rangers’ episode that you would expect it to be from its title. An actual food fight occurs in this episode. Again, another filler. There are times when the story can get a little silly in places, but when it comes to Rita’s monster attacking and eating food, the plot does get plausible.
In the episode, the Angel Grove Youth Center hosts a Cultural Food Festival to raise money for playground equipment. Unsurprisingly, the five Power Ranger teens help out. Things go well at first, until Bulk and Skull cause trouble as they throw custard pies at people and a food fight then ensues.
Now this is where things get a little too comedic and silly. The food fight goes on for quite a while and it makes little sense as to why Bulk and Skull would cause a food fight apart from being bullies. The Rangers’ efforts to stop the food fight are also wasted as they get the blame for it by Mr. Caplan.
I don’t know why Mr. Caplan would blame the five teens for the mess caused by the food fight. It should be Bulk and Skull to get the blame. But then again, it does seem silly when Zack uses Bulk in a bull-like fight to set him off balance as well as Jason using sausages. It gets all too crazy for my liking.
The main part of the story gets interesting when Rita Repulsa sends the ravenous Pudgy Pig to eat everything in sight. Pudgy is merely a monster that eats anything. He may seem unthreatening at first, but when Zordon says Pudgy will likely eat all of Earth’s food supplies that’s when it get serious.
Pudgy even consumes the Power Rangers’ weapons when they fight him. It raises tension even for a little bit. I like how the Rangers solve the problem by seeing the ‘hot’ food left uneaten by Pudgy. That food contains hot spices like radishes and the Rangers uses it as a weakness against Pudgy Pig.
‘Food Fight’ is another average filler episode in the ‘Power Rangers’ series. It is entertaining in places, even though it can get a little silly with the actual food fight during the food festival. This is also one of the rarest ‘Power Rangers’ episodes in its first season where the Zords do not get used in a battle.
‘Food Fight’ (MMPR) rating – 6/10
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