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Recap / Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers S1E6 Food Fight

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The Youth Center is hosting Cultural Food Festival to raise money for playground equipment. Rita Repulsa who is very sick at the moment, sends the ravenous Pudgy Pig to eat everything in sight. Things get only worse when the monster eats the Rangers' weapons. Now the Power Rangers have to find a way to get their weapons back and destroy the Pudgy Pig before he consumes the world's food supply.



  • Absentee Actor: Goldar isn't in this episode.
  • All-American Face: Jason and Kimberly serving the good ol' American food, like cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Jason even wears American flag-themed clothing.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Rita screams this at Squat and Baboo (see below).
  • Blame Game: As usual, Squatt and Baboo blame one another for Pudgy Pig's defeat.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Bulk and Skull tease Pudgy Pig, which only riles him up, making them flee in terror.
  • Dodgy Toupee: Mr. Caplan at the start of the food fight and at the end of the episode when he cools himself down.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Bulk and Skull are together with Sharkie (the female punk from "Teamwork" played by Stella Angelova) and an unnamed black punk (played by stuntman Erik Betts) during their food fight plan. Sharkie will make one more appearance in a later episode but the black guy never shows up again.
    • A minor note, but when briefing the rangers about Pudgy Pig, Zordon does not refer to the monster by it's proper name calling him "a ravenous pig" instead. Somewhat interesting as Zordon usually calls most if not all monsters by their proper names. Though Zordon does calls it by its name in "A Pig Surprise".
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    • See Troll; Finster shows a mischevious side that doesn't come up at all in later episodes.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Pudgy Pig became extremely popular with fans pretty much immediately and over the years has pretty much become the quintessential Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Monster of the Week, with the only ones even coming close being Eye Guy, King Sphinx, and Pumpkin Rapper.
  • Evil Is Petty: Rita decides to ruin the Food Festival due to the food making her feel more ill.
  • Food Fight: Obviously.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: See Male Gaze below.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When asked for a Pudgy Pig, Finster comments that it's not his best work. The moment that the creature gains the advantage over the rangers, he comments with pride that the pig is one of the best monsters he's ever made. One dead pig later, he's groveling to Rita about how he warned her that it wasn't his best creation.
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  • Informed Ability: Zordon says that Pudgy Pig will consume all food on Earth in only 48 hours (2 days), but the porker's eating pace does not reflect that fact.
  • I Warned You: Finster told Rita the Pudgy Pig isn't his best work.
  • Male Gaze: Bulk and Skull take time to oggle some hula-girls working for Ernie. He quickly snaps them out of it.
  • No Fourth Wall: Pudgy Pig sniffs at the camera
  • Pig Man: Pudgy Pig, obviously, although the "man" part is pushing it, given his odd anatomy. (He looks like a large pig's head with arms and legs, wearing a Spartan helmet)
  • Silent Mooks: Sharkie and the black thug have no dialogue in the episode.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Finster's reaction upon seeing Pudgy brought to life for the first time.
    Finster: I'm doomed for sure!
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Pudgy Pig doesn't like spicy food. This gives the Rangers an idea to trick it into eating a sandwich with a spicy radish. Causing it to spit out all the food it ate, including the Rangers' weapons.
  • Troll: Rita calls for Finster, who doesn't come but enjoys hearing her scream his name.
  • Villainous Glutton: Pudgy Pig. To give you an idea of just how big of an eater he is, Zordon figures that he could consume the entire world's supply of food in forty-eight hours.
  • The Voiceless: See Silent Mooks.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Pudgy Pig had a large fork and knife upon his creation. But doesn't use them through the rest of the episode, not even in the original Zyuranger episode.
    • Also Sharkie and the black punk are nowhere to be found when Pudgy Pig starts terrorizing the food fair.


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