Power Rangers

Season 1 Episode 16

Switching Places

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Oct 04, 1993 on Nickelodeon
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Billy's brain switching machine goes haywire (with a little help from Squatt & Baboo), causing his & Kimberly's minds to swap bodies! Hilarity ensues when Billy as Kim, and Kim as Billy, spend a few days in each other's shoes... literally! Plus, the Genie monster rubs our heroes the wrong way.moreless

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  • Kim and Billy switched places.

    8.6
    Kim and Billy switched body and so did Bulk and Skull. It was a bit funny seeing how Kim was in Billy's body, Billy in Kim's, Bulk in Skull's, and Skull in Bulk's. Meanwhile Rita has a genie to destroy the Power Rangers. When the Rangers first encounter him they couldn't lay a finger on him. The genie disappeared when Alpha 5 and Zordon disposed the genie's lamp. In the end Kimberly, Billy, Bulk, and Skull went back to their original body.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

Genie (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

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Just before the scene where the computer blows up, there is a shot that shows the back of the computer. The power supply unit (psu) is visible and you can see that the computer is not even plugged in.

    • When Kim and Billy trade places, Kim starts wearing Billys glasses, but this isn't right as Billy said they had switched personalities, and poor eyesight is a genetic trait.

    • It's physically impossible to cause a computer to explode the way Kim as Billy did, by merely pressing a few random keys. Though, knowing Billy's advanced technological techniques, self-destruction probably would be one of his inventions!

    • Just after Bulk and Skull switch back Skull is wearing Bulk's Cap (or whatever that is...). One shot later it's gone... it can't be seen anywhere...

    • Shortly before Squatt releases the Genie from his lamp, there is a long black, thin pole moving about the place, briefly near the balcony.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (5)

    • Though he isn't seen on the show again, the Genie is the fourth boss in the Super Nintendo game Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

    • First appearance of the slightly altered Alpha 5 torso, the most noticable change being the two yellow button lights he tends to use to teleport with. They're now farther apart. Recycled footage will still feature the older model, but all new stuff will have the changed suit from here on out.

    • Originally the storyline of this episode was a little different. Kim and Billy still switch bodies and Rita creates the Genie. However in the original script Zack takes the lamp from Rita causing the Genie to take sides with the Power Rangers. After Rita makes a new lamp, a battle ensues for supremacy. Before Rita can use her lamp it is destroyed by the Rangers and the Genie is in their contol for good. (This information is taken from both the Power Rangers UK Episode Guide magazine AND the rear side of the UK VHS release by Polygram.)

    • The pyrotechnics used in Billy's brain-switching machine caused both Amy Jo Johnson and David Yost to catch on fire during filming. Amy Jo would later be wary of being too close to such SFX because of it.

    • In production order, this is the first time Squatt appears in US footage.

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