Space monsters bring swords to a snowball fight and lose. Guests: Andre Bennett, Lindy Kempe. Find show notes at https://adventcalendar.house
🎄 It’s 1995, and a couple of giant space monsters with swords are about to lose a snowball fight against the powerless Power Rangers, who can’t Morph at the North Pole due to a cross-current of holiday magic. And also magnets.
You can watch I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger on the official Powers Rangers YouTube Channel.
Andre Bennett (@AndreBennettGO).
Lindy Kempe (@ieatvideogames).
1. I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger on Ranger Wiki.
2. Dynaman, an English-dubbed parody of Super Sentai on the USA Network’s Night Flight, circa 1988.
3. Rubber Suit Rumble! and Cult Cinema Cloister Facebook groups, maintained by Andre.
4. Differences between the aired TV episode and the VHS cut, which was released 2 months earlier.
5. The Order, a proposed, Expendables-style film starring former Power Rangers.
6. Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly) directed a Season 2 episode of Superman & Lois.
7. The Ranger “in jail” we alluded to isn’t even in this episode.
8. Affirmative Clothing Company, co-founded by David Yost (Billy).
9. Paul Schrier (Bulk) finally got to play a legit Ranger in 2017 in the web series Power Rangers Hyperforce.
10. Robert von Fliss has 4 credits on IMDb, and they’re all as Santa Claus.
11. The real-life Command Center: The House of the Book at the American Jewish University.
12. Rito Revolto, a giant skeleton warrior, learning about holiday spirit is just the Skeletor scene all over again.
Pizza Hut: “Right Field,” 1990, from the VHS release of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
Diet Coke: “Choose Wisely,” 1990, from the VHS release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
OnStar: “Batcave,” 2000, featuring Batman and Michael Gough as Alfred, except I was probably thinking of the Diet Coke ad before Batman ’89.
Saban’s 4½ minutes of commercials in front of the VHS release of I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger, including an ad for THE VIDEO YOU’RE ALREADY WATCHING.
Behind the Bells, a one-horse open sleigh ride into the world of Christmas movies.
“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and “I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger” © 1995 Saban Entertainment, Inc.
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Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
Full show notes with links at adventcalendar.house.