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  • Author's Saving Throw: The series used its share of offensive slurs. In the Anniversary episode, so does the Principal. Mary Jane calls him out on it, saying times have changed.
  • Awesome Music: The series employs the musical talents of the band Fei Commando, giving us a multitude of kickass musical tracks. In particular.
    • Go Go Emo Rangers: Pretty much a heavy metal version of the famed Power Rangers theme.
    • Go Go Emo Rangers Remix: A remix of the above mentioned theme tune that proved so popular, it replaced GGER as the show's main theme in Season 2.
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    • Emo Rangers X-Mas Special gives us particular badass rendition of Jingle Bells.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In the Christmas special, a Talk Show host transforms into a monster with a special device...and never reappears. Panic At the Disco destroy the device later, though.
  • Fridge Brilliance: John gets an upgrade when he quits his drug habit. Why? A healthier body typically lasts longer and is (overall) stronger than an unhealthy one; his body can simply withstand more power healthy than it could while it was being damaged by his drug abuse.
  • Fridge Horror: Burger Clown makes burgers out of emos. Captain Emohead has eaten one before...
  • Funny Moments:
    • "Hi, I'm Captain Emohead. I'm a floating interdimensional emohead. And I'm also a Captain."
    • After defeating Uncle Cuddles and Fiddles, "Good Work Rangers...but, didn't we just kill a pedophile? Shouldn't we like, call the police?"
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    • Whenever the Ranger form their big laser cannon, they call out the name of their weapons, such as Introspective Emo Shield, or Chaos Mohawk Studded Belt. It always ends with Vicken declaring 'Weeping Tear...Tissue Box? Lame."
    • A lot of Luke's sound files were lost during editing, meaning that most of his dialogue in costume was reduced to "Yeah, Emo Rangers whoo! Tits!"
    • Luke, after seeing the New Rave fans dancing on TV, This sounds like the work of space aliens!
    • After his most effective weapon a public service announcement. fails to defeat the new Chronic Stoner Ranger, the Principal resorts to his second most effective weapon; lasers.
  • Growing the Beard: The production quality makes a huge jump in Season Two, with smoother effects, better costumes and more (if just slightly) coherent storylines. You'd hope so after five years.
    • Inverted in the Anniversary Episode, which has significantly less impressive effects. Captain Emohead and his Command Centre in particular look worse than they did in Season One.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • The battle against Burger Clown's robots isn't really that great to someone whose used to watching actual Power Rangers, but its probably the best fight in the whole series.
    • Fai morphing with pirate power in the same episode.
    • Arguably, John managing to kick his drug habit and go Straight Edge on his own. Even ignoring the upgrade it gets him, that's a rather impressive feat.
  • Narm: In spades.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Uncle Cuddles and Fiddles, a monstrous pedophile creature. Unlike all other villains, he had no evil plan beyond raping Stef. That's not even mentioning the litle boy puppet in his backpack.
    • While a very over the top villaiin, the Principal's treatment of his students and disgusting views on sexual harassment are chillingly realistic.
  • Shallow Parody: As with most Power Ranger parodies, the show exclusively parodies the first season of the show. It does at least parody it in a different way.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The series is a bit of a mess, but that's part of the charm.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: As the original team only receive a brief cameo at the end of the Anniversary episode, and are unceremoniously defeated. Justified, since the actors were clearly unavailable for more than a quick appearance and so it would have been impossible to film anyway.
    • In particular, it would have been great to see Mary Jane interact with John in any small capacity.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The series could have only come out of the mid-noughts, when mocking Emo culture was at its peak. This makes the recurrent Schedule Slip all the more troublesome, as it only causes it to become more and more dated.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: A lot of the effects are actually very good, particularly the fully animated CGI Zords. Especially in season 2.
    • The Emozord transformation sequence from Season 2 stands out, feeling smooth, energetic as the smaller robots climb up the body to form the various limbs.

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