Power Rangers

Season 16 Episode 1

Welcome to the Jungle (1)

Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Feb 18, 2008 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Theo, Lily, and rookie Casey, members of the secretive kung fu academy Pai Zhuq (Order of the Claw), are chosen to become the latest guardians of the ancient imprisoned spirit, Dai Shi. But chosen three reject Jarrod destroys their Master Mao's physical form, and unleashes the Dai Shi once more. Now, the trio head to Ocean Bluff, California, seeking their new Master, the seemingly inept owner of the Jungle Karma Pizza parlor, RJ. With Jarrod possessed by Dai Shi, and his evil forces beginning their attempts to wipe out the human race, the only chance mankind has is for the three to harness their animal spirits and become Power Rangers.moreless

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  • From out of nowhere, this show rose to strike back and make an intense job out of doing that to boot! :D

    I admit, I had this show all written off after the members of "Operation Overdrive" teamed up with the best rangers of the past. But when I heard this season would have the Power Rangers facing their toughest adversary yet, I knew I just Had to watch it! As it turns out, I was not disappointed in the least! "Power Rangers" not only came back, not only has it come back with a vengenance, and not only has it come back with strengths and abilities never seen on the series before, it has come back with incredible graphics and fighting skills that I've never really seen on any "Power Rangers" series iteration ever! It's the beginning of a whole new "Power Rangers!" The show's finally gotten back to what it did in the beginning and did well more than anything else, being an action-adventure show like none other and kicking a lot of butt doing it! For the first time since "Power Rangers Lost Galaxy," a good guy dies in the line of duty. A Master sacrifices himself to protect his students from a great evil, and a great traitor! Casey, Allison, and Theo must prepare themselves for a threat the likes of which no other Power Ranger has ever encountered! A shape-shifting villainess named Camille and her boss, the dangerous Dai Shi! The students of the Claw go to a town called Ocean Bluffs and meet a master like no other. This master is named, R.J! And unlike other master's of the past, he's really a normal guy, and that really humanizes him as a character. Yet like all seemingly normal people, he reveals that there's no such thing as normal. He gives his three new students powerful devices to aid them in their battle against the Rinshi: Solar Morphers! With them, they will become the Jungle Fury Power Rangers! And they start to put the hurt on the villains! I never would've thought "Power Rangers" could do "Dragonball Z" type stunts, but this episode proved me wrong! I am finally enjoying this show again! :idea: Enough said! ;)moreless
  • Funny and exciting!!

    Funny with a lot of action!!I loved it!! It's interesting how this is the first season that has ever broken the line of regular morphers, it was kind of cool! Out of most seasons of Power Rangers, this one struck me as a season that I'm going to be addicted to. In most Power Rangers they have only one funny guy, now I think that almost all of the characters (the good ones) are funny. I think that this one is going to be a hit, from what I've seen I think that a lot of people are going to like this season also. It's about three rangers Casey(red, played by Jason Smith), Theo(blue, played by Aljin Abella), and Lily(yellow, played by Anna Hutchison) who are all students at a ninja school. Casey is a shy newbie "cub" and has just started a week ago, while Theo and Lily have been there for a while and are competing with other students. Jarrod is another student, he is cocky and kinda a jerk, but he is talented and has been there for ten years. Master Mao is the head of the ninja school, but later on in the first episode is destroyed saving Jarrod, Casey, Lily, and Theo, from Dai Shi(who is the villain of the show). Before Master Mao dies he gives the three students(Jarrod ran away after opening the box which held Dai Shi) an address to find their new master. When they find the address they arrive at a pizza parlor owned by R.J.(their master). This is a great show tune in to see the rest!moreless
  • Not as good as Gekirangers, but WAY better than Operation Overdrive, and Mystic Force...it reminds me much of Ninja Storm.

    I just watched both 1st and 2nd part of this episode, and must say, it was not as bad as i was dreading it.

    I am a HUGE devout fan of Gekiranger, the Super Sentai version LAST year in Japan, from which Jungle Fury is based.

    Since i am such a huge fan of the Sentai version, i was afraid that the Power Rangers version was just going to suck. But it is so different from it's Japanese source, that i actually enjoyed it. It really reminds me of Ninja Storm, not just due to the 3 person team, but the feel of it. Some huge changes include the Solar Morphers. I'm eager to learn what the knuckle-morphers will be used for instead of morphing. Also, the 3 non-geki Rangers are not in this episode (shark, elephant, and bat), so i am eager to see how they will be part of the series too.

    And did anyone else catch the embroidered Master Shafu face on the garmet that the kung-fu master wore, in the beginning?moreless
  • WOW! What a great starter!

    Jungle Fury seems to be a very good start. I love many points of this episode. The comedy is better then ones from past seasons and the way the rangers get their powers fell into place alot better then I though it would. The new original morphers seem to be cooler then I thought. All ready the plot line seems to be getting interesting, like Jarrad becoming Dai Shi. The series does still have that Power Ranger silliness from pass season but then again, its always like this. I give the first episode a 9.7 out of 10!moreless
Wellington Choy

Wellington Choy

Elderly Man

Guest Star

Pat Courtenay

Pat Courtenay

Mantor (voice)

Guest Star

Geoffrey Dolan

Geoffrey Dolan

Evil Spirit (voice)

Guest Star

Nathaniel Lees

Nathaniel Lees

Master Mao

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the beginning of this episode, RJ is shown to be running Jungle Karma Pizza by himself, despite the fact there is no way one person could ever run a such a place alone (as he would need to be baking, waiting on tables and delivering pizzas all at the same time).

    • Theo is the shortest the the three, but due to the Sentai footage, he appears taller then Lily while morphed.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Theo: Look what just crawled out from under a rock.
      Mantor: Pound for pound, a human is no match for a bug!

    • (first lines, narrating)
      Master Mao: We are the vision in your dreams. We do not exist, yet we have been here since the beginning. We are Pai Zhua, the Order of the Claw. We train only the best, both physically and mentally, swearing them to secrecy, all masters of their skills. Never knowing their true purpose, until know.

    • Lily: With the speed of a cheetah -- Jungle Fury, Yellow Ranger!
      Theo: With the stealth of a jaguar -- Jungle Fury, Blue Ranger!

    • Casey: Look, I don't want any problems.
      Jarrod: Too bad.
      (pushes Casey to the floor)
      Jarrod: Oh! Is little cub gonna do something?

    • R.J.: Whoa. Intense. So much for my Mt. Kilamanjiro pizza experiment.

    • Lily: We're here looking for our master.
      R.J.: Aren't we all.

    • R.J.: Fran is our best customer. She's here everyday.
      Fran: Oh, it's not like I nothing else to do. I do. It's just I love pizza. All the toppings and the smell and the taste. I love spaghetti as well, the sauce, and the meatballs --
      R.J.: Uh, breathe, Fran.

    • Lily: Look, Theo, we're in the real world now. There's things to get, things to have, and we need money to do that. Now, I am not going to spend another day in these pajamas.

    • Master Mao: Remember the first rule I taught you. Do not get attached to the Master but to the lesson.

    • R.J.: I did notice you were a little overpowered last time, so I got a gift for you to even out the odds.
      (opens drawer revealing sunglass-like morphers)
      Lily: Sunglasses?
      R.J.: They're not just sunglasses. Their Solar Morphers. You ever hear of the Power Rangers?
      Casey: Yeah, who hasn't?
      R.J.: Guess what? You...be...them.
      Theo: No way! Ever since I was a little kid, I always wanted to be a -- if that what it takes.
      R.J.: The Power Rangers aren't part of the Order of the Claw, but I figured we needed everything we could get to fight the Dai Shi, so I knew this guy who knew this other guy who had an uncle who had a connection -- anyway, he tapped into the Morphing Grid, and, voilà. Your morphers.

    • Lily: Hey, Theo, did my butt get up with me? I can't tell. I'm numb.

    • Casey: Wait. I'm not your guy. I can't destroy evil! I haven't even mastered handing out towels!

  • NOTES (7)

    • This is the first Power Rangers season since Turbo not to feature a Battlizer.

    • The Jungle Fury Power Rangers are the first ever Ranger team to lack belts as part of their morphed uniforms.

    • The Dai Shi's footsoldiers, the Rinshi, make their first appearance here. They retain their exact name from Gekiranger, making them the first set of grunts on the show ever to do so.

    • This episode features the debut of the Solar Morphers. They're the first Morphers on the show to be sunglasses, and the first regular main Ranger Morphers to be American originals.

    • Executive Producer Bruce Kalish, honoring himself by denoting this as being his fourth season in charge of the show, has dictated all episodes of PRJF must have four word titles.

    • Debuted on Toon Disney on its regular day but a SPECIAL TIME of Monday Night at 7:00pm E&P. ABC Kids debut date: Saturday, March 22 at 12:30pm ET/11:30am PT.

    • POWER RANGERS JUNGLE FURY begins with this episode.


    • The Evil Dead

      The moment when Dai Shi attacks Jarrod in the forest, seen from Dai Shi's point of view, is similar to the final scene in the film The Evil Dead, when the main character, Ash, is attacked by an evil spirit, a scene that is also shown from the spirit's point of view.

    • Title:
      The title of this episode is an allusion to the Guns 'n' Roses song of the same name.