He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Season 2 Episode 28

Trouble's Middle Name

Aired Unknown Unknown on USA



  • Trivia

    • This is the only episode in which we see a native Trollan- Prankster- unmasked, thus giving an idea of what Orko may look like beneath his costume.

    • If "The Great Books Mystery" didn't mess up continuity seriously enough with its use of the Temple of the Sun, this episode messes it up big time. Having the Temple inhabited by humans, with the implication they've always been there, is plain ridiculous as both its previous episodes made it pretty clear it was abandoned centuries ago!

    • Apparently the character of Prankster is ripped off from a Superman villain called Mr. Myxyzptlk, and the way Negator is defeated is identical to the way another Superman villain is destroyed in one of the comics.

  • Quotes

    • Teela: People have the urge once in a while to play a joke on someone. But as Prankster learned today, jokes have a way of getting out of hand. When that happens, it can backfire, and then the joke isn't funny. It might be dangerous. And it might hurt someone. Maybe you. So next time you think about pulling a joke on someone, no matter how safe you think it is, think twice about it. Then, don't do it. Bye for now.

    • Prankster: I got it! They'll be in the Temple of the Sun...so we'll send them some rain!

  • Notes

    • This is the third and final appearance of the Temple of the Sun in the series. It also marks a return appearance for Negator from "Game Plan".

  • Allusions