Power Rangers

Season 1 Episode 9

Happy Birthday, Zack

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 16, 1993 on Nickelodeon
8.8
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The Ranger teens & Ernie plan a surprise party at the Juice Bar for Zack. The secrecy leads him to believe they've all forgotten about his birthday. Rita shows she cares, by sending down a special treat, a vicious black knight monster known as Nasty Knight.

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  • cool episode.

    9.8
    The Ranger teens & Ernie plan a surprise party at the Juice Bar for Zack. The secrecy leads him to believe they've all forgotten about his birthday. Rita shows she cares, by sending down a special treat, a vicious black knight monster known as Nasty Knight. The Black Ranger faces off with him, Power Axe to sword. Later, Zack's birthday party goes off without a hitch, though Ernie ends up getting covered in cake instead of Bulk & Skull for a change. Star on this episode: Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Hart, Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger), Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott, Red Mighty Morphin Ranger), David Fielding (Zordon), Walter Jones (Zack Taylor, Black Mighty Morphin Ranger), Paul Schrier (Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier), Jason Narvy (Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch), Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger), David Yost (Billy Cranston, Blue Mighty Morphin Ranger) .moreless
  • Happy Birthday to Zack!

    8.6
    Having a suprise party was a fun idea for Zack but then you know it, everyone thinks they forgot your birthday; then bam! Happy Birthday to you! I just feel sorry for everyone that it has to be that way when it comes to suprises but it does not ruin the fun and excitement.
  • Sets the stage.

    8.9
    Here we have the model of the "omg you forgot my birthday you jerks" plot line. The next one is about Justin in Turbo, only that time the enemy takes advantage of him. Another one is recently in SPD when Syd has to go on a stakeout on her birthday. Two other vaiations in which bad stuff happens on someone's birthday is when Terra Venture almost gets suffocated on Damon's birthday and when Vexacus attacks on Tori's birthday.moreless
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

Tom Wyner

Tom Wyner

Knasty Knight (voice)

Guest Star

Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson

Rita Repulsa (voice)

Recurring Role

Richard Genelle

Richard Genelle

Ernie

Recurring Role

Romy J. Sharf

Romy J. Sharf

Alpha 5

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Zack: Hey Kim, do I look a little older to you today?
      Kimberly: Older? No... Oh my gosh!
      Zack: Right, you just remembered something.
      Kimberly: Yeah, and I feel completely terrible about it.
      Zack: Oh don't worry about it, it happens to everyone.
      Kimberly: Yeah, but it's a special day for someone I really care about. And I hope that... she'll forgive me.
      Zack: Of course she'll... wait, she'll, you said she'll?
      Kimberly: Yeah, I forgot, today's my poodle's birthday and I forgot to get her a present. What did you think I meant?"
      Zack: (pause) Nothing, forget it. (walks away)

    • Ernie (after being covered with cake mix from Billy's cake machine): I hate machines.

    • Skull: (shows Bulk the "Happy Birthday" banner) Hey, Bulky. Looky what we have he-- (Trini tries to grab the banner) OH! Whoops! A birthday party. Oh.
      (Bulk takes a closer look at the banner)
      Kimberly: Yeah. Well, we would've invited you, but animals aren't allowed.
      (Bulk snickers a bit, then pretends to blow his nose on the banner)
      Bulk: Party's over, kids.

    • Zack: (to himself, about his friends) They knew my birthday was comin' up. How could they forget? Guess they was just too busy thinkin' of their own lives. That's messed up.
      (he sits on a rock)
      Zack: I shoulda just stayed in bed today.
      (suddenly, Rita and her gang appear before him)
      Rita: Happy Birthday! We're throwing you a party! And we're even taping it for you.
      (Zack draws his attention to Squatt and Baboo, with a camcorder)
      Baboo: That's right! Oh, and we brought you a present.
      (he turns his attention to...)
      Baboo: Meet the Nasty Knight!

    • (Zack is struggling in his battle with the Knasty Knight)
      Zack: Aw man, this is not the way I wanted to spend my birthday.

    • Jason: (to Bulk, after he deflates a balloon) Someone oughta let the air outta you.

    • Billy: (listens to his walkman) You're right, Kimberly. The performers assembled to create this harmonious tune transcend all predecessors to this genre of music.
      Kimberly: Translation, please?
      Trini: He likes the music.

    • Billy(About Trini): Her mastery of complex illustrated characters is most impressive.
      Jason: What did he say?
      Kimberly: Don't look at me, I don't speak 'Billy'.
      Trini: He says I draw a good cartoon.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Ernie: "They're doing for Angel Grove what Batman has done for Gotham City"
      Presumably in the PR universe, Gotham City exists (?)

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