Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Power Rangers Generation

When Hair Boy was 5, barely in kindergarten there was this TV show, it came on like gangbusters drew all the little boys in, yes it was The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A campy cartoon like show with Caricatures rather than Characters. Poorly written the acting was even worse but oh how the young boys loved it. It came on at 2:30 every day and woe was me if we were not home to watch it.

The marketing of course was brilliant and that first Christmas a power rangers action figure was a must, think cabbage patch crazy.. Of course somehow we managed to find a few figures for my sons, including the oh so desired Red Ranger.. The following Halloween, the show still going strong a Power Ranger was the most desired costume, and even the girls were starting to join in.. gotta love that pink ranger.

Every couple of years the show would evolve, characters would change and now 15 years later it is still on. Oh not every day but every Saturday morning. Ok, that is not too bad I mean it is fun in a campy sort of way and there is a certain message of good behavior, good vs. evil and leadership. But can someone please tell me when my kids (remember 20, 19, 17 and 14) are going to STOP watching it? To be fair Hair Boy is usually gone or asleep when it comes on but he has been known to stop and catch an episode..

If even one child is home I can hear the refrain from the show blasting over the airways.. One has to wonder at the insanity of these children and if I totally ruined them for life.


  1. I had both yellow and pink power ranger costumes that year. . .I do sometimes long for those days!

  2. I wish I could offer you hope, but my 17 and 15 year old boys are STILL watching it, and even my 22 year old occasionally sneaks in an episode, according to his GF. I never quite got the appeal - glad to see I'm not alone.

  3. Wow, I can't believe that the Power Rangers are still around. It seems like a million years ago that my sons were into them. My older son started off as a Ninja Turtle fan but the Power Rangers were more in vogue when my younger son reached the age for that type of thing. I assumed that they were long gone by now.

  4. my boys now, 7 & 3 both love Power Rangers, we watched it with them, it's the Power Rangers Jungly Fury! :)on ABC channel every saturday @ 12 pm.

  5. ahhh yes the power rangers, ninja turtles, voltron. My boys(27, 21) all time favorite and still watched on vhs... ren & stimpy

    There is no hope for an end I'm afraid.