Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (season 3)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 33
Original network FOX (Fox Kids)
Original release September 2 (1995-09-02) – November 27, 1995 (1995-11-27)
Season chronology

Season three of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American television series created by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, began airing September 2, 1995 on Fox Kids. The series follows six teenagers chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become "Power Rangers" in order to stop the evil Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd from taking over the planet Earth. The third season comprises 33 episodes and concluded its initial airing November 27, 1995. The third season of MMPR uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. Regular cast members during season three include Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, Johnny Yong Bosch, Karan Ashley, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank, Jason Narvy, and Paul Schrier. Johnson is later replaced by Catherine Sutherland as a new character, but taking on Johnson's character's color and powers.

Season three picks up directly where season two left off, with the Rangers facing off against the evil team of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. The season premiere features a crossover between the Power Rangers and Masked Rider. This season introduces Rito Revolto, Rita's brother, who aids Zedd and Rita in destroying the Rangers' ThunderZords, causing the Rangers to search and obtain Ninja Powers from, Ninjor, the original creator of the Power Coins. Katherine Hillard (Sutherland), originally under a spell cast by Rita, becomes a new friend of the Rangers and the new Pink Ranger, as Kimberly (Johnson) decides to move to Florida with a professional gymnastics coach to train for the Pan Global Games. Bulk and Skull (Schrier and Narvy) give up their search to find the Power Rangers' identities in order to become police officers. The season ends with the rangers being turned into kids and the story continues in Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.


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1131"A Friend in Need, Part I"Worth KeeterShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 2, 1995 (1995-09-02)
Alpha 5's birthplanet Edenoi is under attack by a spaceship under command of Count Dregon, thus the Rangers (minus Kimberly who has the flu) teleport to Edenoi to find out what's going on. Meanwhile Lord Zedd and Rita make a plan to invade planet Earth.
1142"A Friend in Need, Part II"Worth KeeterShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)
The Rangers meet up with the inhabitants of planet Edenoi and their prince Dex. Dex is also known as the Masked Rider. Dex tells the Rangers about the crystals that give special powers to the inhabitants and the history of why Count Dregon is attacking the planet. Meanwhile Kimberly, while still being ill, is fighting Repellator, a monster from Zedd, on planet Earth.
1153"A Friend in Need, Part III"Worth KeeterShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)
On Planet Edenoi, the Rangers and Masked Rider fight with the minions of Count Dregon. Meanwhile, Kimberly has infected Repellator with the flu, thus the monster has to retreat in order to get an antidote from Finster, earning him Lord Zedd and Rita's fury. After helping the Masked Rider defeat Dregon's forces, the Rangers return to Earth to reunite with the Pink Ranger, summon the Thunderzords, and destroy Repellator. However, the Rangers are unaware that Count Dregon had followed them back to Earth. The episode ends with King Lexion telling Dex to defend Earth against Count Dregon.
1164"Ninja Quest, Part I"Terence H. WinklessShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11)

Rito Revolto, the brother of Rita, pays a visit to Lord Zedd and Rita and plants some eggs nearby. After that, Rito teleports to the planet Earth and lures the Rangers into a trap. Just when the Rangers think they get to destroy Rito, Rito gets help from four other monsters made by Lord Zedd. The Rangers are totally outclassed and ultimately, the Thunder Megazord and Tigerzord are destroyed.

Notes: This episode aired three months after the premiere of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, and the film takes place before the events of the Ninja Quest saga. The plot of the saga features a similar plot to that of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Movie or rather, the Ninja Quest Saga is an alternate version of how the Rangers got their Ninja Powers. Due to this, the movie was confirmed to not be part of the official Power Ranger storyline.
1175"Ninja Quest, Part II"Terence H. WinklessShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
Lord Zedd, Rita and Rito are having a party because the Rangers are finally destroyed. Meanwhile, the eggs Rito planted are opening up, revealing Tenga Warriors. On planet Earth, Zordon sends the Rangers to the desert of despair to find Ninjor, the original creator of the Power Coins. While traveling through the desert of despair, Zedd finds the Rangers and sends the Tenga Warriors to fight them. The Rangers are no match for the Tenga Warriors and narrowly escape as the episode ends.
1186"Ninja Quest, Part III"Terence H. WinklessShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 13, 1995 (1995-09-13)
The episode opens with the Rangers walking through a hidden valley, entering a temple, and meeting Ninjor. Ninjor gives the Rangers Ninja Powers and new Ninja Zords. With their new powers, the Rangers easily beat the Tenga Warriors. The episode ends with the Vampirus egg starting to hatch.
1197"Ninja Quest, Part IV"Terence H. WinklessShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
September 14, 1995 (1995-09-14)
The episode opens with the Rangers calling their Ninja Zords in order to fight Rito. Rito is putting up quite an even match until the zords combine into the Megazord and easily destroy Rito. Meanwhile in the desert of despair, another egg opens up, giving birth to another monster of Rito's. This monster attacks Ninjor, but is heavily outclassed by the powers of Ninjor. Ninjor transforms using his Ninja Powers and, together with the Megazord, destroy the evil monster ending the episode.
1208"A Brush with Destiny"Terence H. WinklessGilles WheelerSeptember 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)
Kimberly has been having nightmares about moving to Paris. Meanwhile, Finster creates a device that lets Rita and Zedd see the dreams of others, including Kimberly's nightmare, Zedd creates a plan by making Artistmole, the monster in Kimberly's nightmare, real to destroy the Earth as well as the Rangers. The Rangers ask help from Ninjor, but are drained of their powers. Kimberly has to face her fears in order to destroy the Artistmole and save her friends.
1219"Passing the Lantern"Armand GarabidianKati RockySeptember 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)
Adam receives a special gift from his family: a paper lantern. Then, Billy and Adam learn of the lantern's powers. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd has plans of his own when he sends Rito, Baboo and Squatt to steal the lantern so he can harness its powers. However, they screw up their mission when Rito ineptly toss aside Adam's lantern (recovered by Bulk and Skull) and take the others instead. Lord Zedd is infuriated with the trio's foul up, but Rita manages to salvage the situation and takes one lantern to create Lanterra to fight the Rangers.
12210"Wizard for a Day"Armand GarabidianMark HoffmeierSeptember 20, 1995 (1995-09-20)
Rocky switches places with his teacher Mr. Wilton. Meanwhile, Rita and Lord Zedd decide to give Rito the day to destroy the Rangers. They take advantage of their day off by laughing at him when Finster rudely refuses to take orders from Rito. Back on Earth, Mr. Wilton is having flash backs of his childhood when Rocky teaches the class. Back on the moon, Rito is having trouble deciding how to destroy the Rangers, until a reluctant Goldar has to teach him how to be a leader. He sends Tengas to attack Rocky. While Rocky deals with the Tengas, they capture Mr. Wilton. Just as the other Rangers appear to help, Rito arrives with Zedd's staff planning to turn the Rangers into monsters, but accidentally transforms Mr. Wilton into Marvo the Meanie, who begins to change everyone into liquid, including five of the Rangers. Eventually Alpha and Rocky change the Rangers back to normal and destroy Marvo the Meanie, which saves Mr. Wilton. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull still vying for work spy on Rocky in a suit and believes he has stolen Mr. Wilton's book, unaware it's a teacher/student switch day. They learn their lesson the hard way when they are confronted by a furious Mr. Wilton.
12311"Fourth Down and Long"Armand GarabidianMark LittonSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
Rocky's uncle, who happens to be a star quarterback, is coming to visit. On the moon, Finster accidentally creates Centiback, a monster that has the power to transform anyone into a football. After all but Rocky get turned into a football, he and Ninjor go to fight the Centiback monster and save the other Rangers.
12412"Stop the Hate Master, Part I"Bob RadlerStewart St. JohnSeptember 25, 1995 (1995-09-25)
Aisha's hope of getting into the Angel Girls club ends in disappointment when only Kimberly is let in, however Kimberly discovers that the Club's leader Veronica didn't let Aisha in because of her parents income. Lord Zedd and Rita create the evil Hate Master. The Hate Master is sent to spread hate everywhere. Meanwhile, the kids are attacked by Tengas and the Hate Master places the Rangers under his spell, all but Aisha is affected. Lt. Stone puts Bulk and Skull in charge of catching the Graffiti Bandit.
12513"Stop the Hate Master, Part II"Bob RadlerStewart St. JohnSeptember 26, 1995 (1995-09-26)
Aisha tries to break Hate Master's hold on her friends, but is unsuccessful. Alpha and Aisha discover that the necklace that her grandmother gave her will help to save her friends from the Hate Master's spell. Once the Rangers are freed, they morph into action and destroy the Hate Master. Afterwards, they apologize for the things they said whilst under the Hate Master's spell. Aisha is accepted in the girls club when the other members learn of Veronica only allowing members whose families had a high income or whose mothers were members and they kick her out. Bulk and Skull try to capture the "Graffiti Bandit" plaguing Angel Grove. Bulk is surprised when he learns the bandit is none other than Skull, having been sleep walking.
12614"Final Face-Off"Armand GarabidianDouglas SloanOctober 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)
All but Kimberly go to the museum and learn about the face-stealing monster that piques Rita's interest. While the Rangers are kept busy, Squatt, Baboo, and Rito steal the lamp which contains the monster and keeps it bound so it can't harm anyone. To the Rangers' horror, Rita releases it and sends it to Earth. Aisha's and Adam's faces are stolen in battle; it takes a few things from the museum to defeat it, but is there any way to restore Aisha, Adam, and countless others who have lost their faces?
12715"The Potion Notion"Bob RadlerJackie MarchandOctober 9, 1995 (1995-10-09)
Love is in the air and in the universe when Zedd surprises Rita with a second honeymoon. Then, Rito sends Miss Chief with a love potion to Angel Grove where things get really strange. Also Goldar finds out about Rita's plot and used Finster to create an antidote to free Lord Zedd. However, he is further aghast when he learns that potion or not both Zedd and Rita do love each other.
12816"I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger"Douglas SloanRon Milbauer &
Terri Hughes
November 23, 1995 (1995-11-23)
On Christmas Eve, Zedd and Rita send their troops to the North Pole to capture Santa Claus and his elves, thus preventing Santa from delivering his Christmas presents. Meanwhile, Kimberly misses her parents, who won't be able to go come for Christmas. The Rangers go to the rescue, but realize they can't use their morphers to fight Rito, Goldar, and the Tengas. After easily tying Goldar, Rito, and the Tengas with a red ribbon, Santa Claus sends them as a present to Zedd and Rita. Zedd and Rita are angry. Meanwhile, the Rangers go back home - before they do, however, Santa gives them a bag of gifts to take back to Angel Grove to give to the kids at Ernie's Juice Bar, where Kimberly and a group of children are going to be singing Christmas songs. Throughout the episode, there is a girl who is in the singing group, who is not to eager about this because her father won't be there to see it, all she wants to do is be with him, so she tells her to makes friends and she does with Kimberly. The girl's father show's up, and Kimberly's parents come for Christmas. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita, Goldar, Rito, and the others are enjoying Christmas, and Rito gives a present to Goldar and says Goldar is Rito's best friend. In the end, Kimberly, the rangers, Bulk and Skull, who had earlier told the girl that if they saw Santa they'd tell him to have her father come, Kimberly's parents, the music group, and most of the people at Ernie's Juice Bar sing together.
12917"A Ranger Catastrophe, Part I"Douglas SloanDouglas SloanOctober 16, 1995 (1995-10-16)
Kimberly and Aisha find a stray cat which leaves Rita purring with delight. Then, Rito is sent to the animal shelter where Aisha volunteers. Summoning their ninja powers, the Rangers must face off with Rito and the Tengas as Aisha's stray cat watches from the window. But, this is no ordinary cat as our heroes begin to understand.
13018"A Ranger Catastrophe, Part II"Douglas SloanDouglas SloanOctober 17, 1995 (1995-10-17)
The cat is revealed to be a new girl to Angel Grove, Katherine, but unfortunately for the Rangers, she is in alliance with Lord Zedd and Rita. Katherine tricks Tommy into helping her fix her car then rewards him with a free drive, but this was all a part of Rita's plan, because Tommy and Kat end up in another dimension. Kat is retrieved by Rita but Tommy is left to fight both Rito and Goldar. The other Rangers try to help bring Tommy back home, but are stopped by a Kat monster, which is really Katherine. The Rangers defeat the Kat monster and free Tommy, and are surprised to see a scared Kat sitting there. The teenagers all welcome Kat and all think she is a great girl, little do they know...
13119"Changing of the Zords, Part I"Jonathan TzachorStewart St. JohnOctober 31, 1995 (1995-10-31)
Using a spell, Rita orders Katherine, a good friend of Kimberly, to steal Kim's power coin. While the Tenga warriors distract the Rangers, Katherine steals Kim's power coin and brings it to Rita. Kimberly is immediately effected and slowly loses her powers (the power coins are connected to their natural human energy). Tommy and Ninjor team up to take on Goldar. Tommy uses his Falcon Zord, but gets taken out by Katherine who steals the Falcon Zord. Because Tommy lost the Falcon Zord, Ninjor also gets captured by Zedd.
13220"Changing of the Zords, Part II"Jonathan TzachorStewart St. JohnNovember 1, 1995 (1995-11-01)
The episode starts with Kimberly still losing her powers and ultimately, passing out. The other Rangers move to Angel Grove park to fight Incisorator which is sent by Zedd. Meanwhile the Tenga warriors attack Katherine in order to lure Kimberly into battle. Kimberly wakes up, and teleports to Katherine to fight off the Tenga Warriors. Because Kimberly has been weakened due to the loss of her power coin she is no match for the Tenga Warriors and gets beaten easily while Katherine watches. Goldar shows up and teleports Kimberly to Lord Zedd. Zordon agrees to teleport Lord Zedd to the Command Center to talk about his demands. Zedd gives the Rangers two options: Pilot his new evil Zords or Kimberly will be destroyed. The Rangers are thinking of what to answer as the episode ends.
13321"Changing of the Zords, Part III"Jonathan TzachorStewart St. JohnNovember 2, 1995 (1995-11-02)
Tommy agrees to pilot Lord Zedd's evil Shogun Zords. Lord Zedd teleports back to the moon and is having a party with Rita and Rito. Using the globe, Billy locates the whereabouts of Kimberly. Tommy, using the teleport device from season one, teleports to the dark dimension. Tommy finds Kimberly but gets intercepted by Lord Zedd. Meanwhile, Rita sends the evil Shogun Zords to planet Earth to be piloted by the Rangers. Billy however finds a way to override the controls using the power coins. In the dark dimension, Tommy finally beats Lord Zedd, rescues Kimberly and teleports back to planet Earth. Tommy teams up with the other Shogun Zords and beat See Monster. The episode ends with Kimberly losing her Ranger powers thus Tommy sharing his powers so Kimberly can still be one.
13422"Follow That Cab!"Terence H. WinklessShuki Levy &
Shell Danielson
November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
A crime is committed in broad daylight so Bulk, Skull, and Kimberly take a cab to follow the culprit. But, Lord Zedd makes a few changes. Our heroes get the news from Zordon. At the Command Center, the Rangers are presented with all new Shark Cycles.
13523"A Different Shade of Pink, Part I"Bob RadlerDoulgas SloanNovember 6, 1995 (1995-11-06)
Kimberly meets up with Gunther Schmidt, an international gymnast trainer. Gunther offers to coach Kimberly for the Pan Globals. Because of this, Kimberly no longer has time to fulfill her duties as a Ranger. Rita and Zedd launch multiple attacks on planet Earth, requiring the Rangers to split up and take them on. The Rangers are beaten and Kimberly has to give up her training to help her team members fight off the evil monsters. Meanwhile, Katherine is slowly losing the spell cast by Rita, feeling sympathy for Kimberly. The episode ends with Kimberly training all night and day, eventually passing out from exhaustion. Katherine is there and finally realizes what she has done to Kimberly in taking her power coin.
13624"A Different Shade of Pink, Part II"Bob RadlerDouglas SloanNovember 7, 1995 (1995-11-07)
The episode starts with Kimberly being escorted into the hospital. The Rangers pay a visit but have to leave in order to fight the Tenga Warriors and Rito. While the Rangers are away, Katherine tells Kimberly about the spell Rita cast on her. Meanwhile, Finster comes with a new monster called Garbage Mouth. Garbage Mouth tries to capture Katherine but is stopped in his tracks by the Rangers. The episode ends with Rita showing up and giving the Rangers a choice; turn in Katherine or Ninjor will be destroyed.
13725"A Different Shade of Pink, Part III"Bob RadlerDouglas SloanNovember 8, 1995 (1995-11-08)
In this episode, Katherine decides to exchange herself in order to free Ninjor. Rita, however, tricks the Rangers, and they lose Katherine to Rita. Katherine gets put into a prison with Rito as the guard. She gives Rito a back massage and meanwhile steals the key while Rito falls asleep. Katherine finds the pink power coin (which had been locked up in a case in the midst of "Changing of the Zords") and is confronted by Rita. Before she can call for the Tengas to recapture Katherine, she teleports back to the Command Center, and gives the coin back to Kimberly. Kimberly gets her confidence back, trains for the gymnastic tournament, and finally wins this tournament. Gunther Schmidt offers Kimberly to move to his facility in Florida to compete for the Pan Global games. The episode ends with Kimberly giving her pink power coin to Katherine.
13826"Rita's Pita"Terence H. WinklessJackie MarchandNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
Tommy preaches the importance of eating right to one of his students who doesn't have healthy eating habits. This inspires Rita to get the Ravenator to go inside Tommy and make him want nothing but junk food. Tommy's ravenous appetite makes him stuff his face nonstop; Kat discovers what's going on and informs the other Rangers. How will the Rangers destroy a monster that's inside Tommy's stomach without harming him as well?
13927"Another Brick in the Wall"Terence H. WinklessMark HoffmeierNovember 13, 1995 (1995-11-13)
Katherine comes up with a plan to clean up an old lot, and she recruits her friends to help her construct a new homeless shelter on the weekend. However, Rita is still angry that Katherine is no longer under her spell and turned out to be a "goody-goody" Ranger. With the help of her brother, Rito, the resulting battle causes the ruin of Katherine's day of work building the shelter. Before they can repair it, four of the Rangers are soon entrapped by Rita's newest monster, the Brick Bully, but Katherine helps release them with the aid of Alpha 5. Billy manages to single-handedly destroy the new monster, and after the battle, the teens are able to repair the shelter in time. In the finale, the Mayor of Angel Grove presents Katherine with an Outstanding Achievement Award for her work on the housing project.
14028"A Chimp in Charge"Terence H. WinklessDouglas SloanNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
Katherine and Aisha help teach a monkey, Kelly, to communicate with sign language for a school assignment. However, Rita and Lord Zedd turn the monkey into the Sinister Simian monster to lure the Rangers out to fight it. Now, the Rangers have to find a way to defeat the monkey monster without harming it and return the monkey back to normal.
14129"Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part I"Bob RadlerMark LittonNovember 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)
The Earth and Rita and Zedd's palace shake with the arrival of one very evil visitor: Rita & Rito's father, Master Vile. While Vile is furious with Rita for marrying Zedd, he announces his intent for the Zeo Crystals. Now, the Rangers must unravel the mystery of his plan and prepare for their biggest battle yet.
14230"Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part II"Bob RadlerMark LittonNovember 21, 1995 (1995-11-21)
Tommy and Kat volunteer to go and search for the Falcon Zord and the Zeo Crystal. Kat distracts Zedd and Rita by claiming she wants to be evil again to give Tommy time to search for the Zeo Crystal. The other Rangers fight the Blue Globber, who has absorbed Ninjor's powers.
14331"Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part III"Bob RadlerMark LittonNovember 22, 1995 (1995-11-22)
The Rangers travel to another dimension to retrieve their zords, which have been sent there by Master Vile. Alpha discovers a way to weaken the Blue Globber.
14432"The Sound of Dischordia"Marco GaribaldiStewart St. JohnNovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
Aisha and Katherine write a song for school. Master Vile has a song too; he calls upon the evil Dischordia, who casts a spell on the girls to change their tune.
14533"Rangers in Reverse"Marco GaribaldiDouglas SloanNovember 27, 1995 (1995-11-27)

Tommy, Rocky, Adam, Billy, and Aisha are at the Juice Bar, planning a surprise birthday trip to the Carnival for Kat. While the Rangers celebrate her birthday, Master Vile brings forth the Orb of Doom from beneath the Earth's surface. Immediately, Alpha 5 senses trouble, and Zordon calls the Rangers. He warns them about the effects of the Orb of Doom if it is secured by the villains. The Rangers morph and split into two groups; Tommy, Rocky, and Kat face Rito, Goldar and a group of Tengas, while Adam, Billy, and Aisha face another group of Tengas, being forced to use their Metallic Armor power-up to defeat the monsters.

While the Rangers are occupied with the Tengas, Rito secures the Orb of Doom. Tommy attempts to destroy it but cannot penetrate its energy field. Vile activates the Orb, which reverses time on Earth and turns everyone in the near vicinity (the Rangers plus Bulk, Skull, Lt. Stone, and everyone else at the Carnival) into children. Rita, Rito, Lord Zedd, and Goldar then make themselves grow and attack. The Ranger children (who still remember being Rangers, unlike when Lord Zedd reversed time) attempt to morph, but their powers do not work with them as children, leaving them powerless to stop the large villains.


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