Power Rangers

Season 1 Episode 8

For Whom the Bell Trolls

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 15, 1993 on Nickelodeon
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Trini brings her favorite doll, an elf named Ticklesneezer, to Angel Grove High for Hobby Week. This catches the eye of Rita, who has the doll stolen and turned into a real monster! Ticklesneezer goes around shrinking everything, from buildings to trains, and collecting them into bottles. Can the Rangers bring an end to this benign nightmare?moreless

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  • Another great installer

    9.7
    It's hobby week at Angel Grove High. The Ranger teens have all brought in various items reflective of their personalities. Trini brings in her doll collection, along with her favorite one of all, a blue elf named Mr. Ticklesneezer. Rita ends up stealing him, and turning him into a monster. Ticklesneezer goes around shrinking things and collecting them into bottles. This includes the Megazord, as the Rangers meet their first real defeat, only to have it turn out to all be just a dream of Trini's. Notes from the episode:No morphed fighting or Zords (not to mention anything concerning the Ticklesneezer monster) appear outside of the dream sequence.moreless
  • The rangers have to demonstrate their hobbies this week at school and Trini's hobby is doll collecting. Her favorite doll, however, Mr. Ticklesneezer is captured by Rita Repulsa and used for evil purposes. The rangers must find a way to stop Trini's doll.moreless

    10
    I love this episode. It's very engaging and captured my full attention throughout, from the beginning to the end. A few milestones occured in this episode which came as a really nice surprise. Before I say what the surprises that intrigued me are, I have to say that there is some confusion in the order of the episodes in tv.com because they seem to conflict with the order of the episodes on other websites. For instance, the episode "Foul Play in the Sky" seems to have been shown after the episode "Love, Peace and Woe", yet for some reason tv.com lists "Floul Play in the Sky" as shown way before "Love, Peace and Woe" ever took place. Anyway, back to my thoughts on this particular episode. "For Whom the Bell Trolls" was exceptional, in the sense that it should be regarded as a very unique episode. I never thought I'd see Rita Repulsa personally exchange blows with the heroes. That was fantastic. Also, the part where Trini and Billy are captured in the bottle was very convincing. I loved the horrified expression on their faces as they screamed. I also enjoyed watching Babboo sneaking into Trini's bedroom to kidnap the legendary doll. Never before on Power Rangers have I witnessed a minion appear in a ranger's house, let alone bedroom as the ranger slept. The villain of the week, a Troll, someone who's origins have no link with the main villain was a rare delicacy. He's the first villain to gain both the audiance and the heroes' sympathy... simply because he was not evil. I find it hard to believe that he was under some sort of spell by Rita as Zordon was quick to state. Clearly, it showed that Mr. Ticklesneezer was being bullied and forced to commit his criminal deeds. Also, there was an underlying motive behind his actions: he said he only wanted to capture the items to add to his collection. There exists some irony in this. Mr. Ticklesneezer's wanting his items as a collection is the same reason Trini has him on her bedhead along with the other dolls. This episode was also engaging because it is an exception to the norm, such that there was no battle to the death between the villain and the hero. Another thing I like is the physical appearance of Mr. Ticklesneezer. His features really captured this viewer's attention. I didn't have to go back and try to remember who he was or where he came from. His personality and his appearance was so convincing that no one watching him could forget that this is a troll from an ancient legend now caught in the middle of an ongoing war between good and evil. And the revelation towards the end, where it is discovered that it was all just Trini's dream was a delight I had not seen coming. Beautiful episode. And it doesn't even end there. This episode wraps up the beginning subplot, showing Bulk and Skull, who are finally called by their real names, demonstrate their hobby. I laughed when I saw the teacher scratching herself as everyone realized where the fleas had escaped to. What a delight!moreless
  • Hate this episode!

    4.0
    This episode was just stupid.



    I mean, why bother having the episode at all just to reveal that it was all a dream? Plus the fact that the monster did not have a strong resembelance to the doll that it was supposed to be created from.



    I usually like episodes that are heavy on original Japanese footage but this time they didn\'t seem to know where to go with it so they just ended it as a dream?



    This is one of my least favorite episodes from the whole series (not counting the Alien Ranger episodes - they were awful!)



    Overall I think this episode should just be deleted and forgotten. Never viewed again.





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Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Kimberly Hart, Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger

Austin St. John

Austin St. John

Jason Lee Scott, Red Mighty Morphin Ranger

David Fielding

David Fielding

Zordon

Thuy Trang

Thuy Trang

Trini Kwan, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger

David Yost

David Yost

Billy Cranston, Blue Mighty Morphin Ranger

Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch

Royce Herron

Royce Herron

Ms. Appleby

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Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson

Rita Repulsa (voice)

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Richard Genelle

Richard Genelle

Ernie

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