12 Bizarre Behind the Scenes Facts About Power Rangers

Posted on Jan 09, 2017

Remember the original Power Rangers? This show has been on TV for more than twenty years. Children loved them and thought of them as their heroes. But, when you were a kid you certainly didn't know that there were many problems they had off-screen. Take a look.

1. Underpaid Heroes

Underpaid Heroes
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While the director was making millions, the show's stars were doing poorly and were underpaid. "I would have done a better money working at some fast-food store," said Austin St. John, the original Red Ranger.

2. A Troublemaker

A Troublemaker
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The Green Ranger stayed on the show for a long time, but he was always causing trouble for his co-workers. He shared some inappropriate thoughts about his co-star being accused of murder and gave phone numbers of the producers about the fans so that they could harass them.

3. They Had A Stunt Crew

They Had A Stunt Crew
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Most of their fighting scenes were made by professional stunts and a lot of the footage was taken from the original Japanese show. It was a problem because some of the fans believed that the Rangers did it all by themselves. At the time, letting the stars do their own stunts seemed to be a huge risk.

4. The Japanese Version Was Too Dark for Children in the US

The Japanese Version Was Too Dark for Children in the US
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In the Japanese episodes, there was an SP Licence device. It determined which villain was to be murdered and which one was to be spared. The Rangers had no choice but to obey the SP License.

5. People Thought That the Actors Were Lying About Their Skills

People Thought That the Actors Were Lying About Their Skills
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When you are playing a Power Ranger, people often see you simply as an actor. But there's more to it. "I am a karate master, and also have a good reputation as an MMA fighter. However, people assume that I am just a Power Ranger actor," explained Jason David Frank.

6. A Bad Influence On Kids

A Bad Influence On Kids
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After a girl, aged 5, was found dead by the hands of 3 boys, the show was blamed. The boys were just playing and reenacting scenes from the show. This caused a disturbance and the show was banned for some time in Scandinavia.

7. A Hostile Environment For David Yost

A Hostile Environment For David Yost
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This actor who was originally playing the part of the Blue Ranger said that the crew harassed him for being gay and that he even considered suicide.

8. Jason David Frank Was Challenged by Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jason David Frank Was Challenged by Jean-Claude Van Damme
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"He challenged me to a fight, but the moment I said yes he backed up," says Frank. For him, MMA fights are not about winning or losing, but about the game itself.

9. The Fate of the Red Ranger

The Fate of the Red Ranger
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Two years ago, the actor who played the Red Ranger on Wild Force murdered a man in self-defense. The charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence. But just one year later, he did it again and now he could face a lifetime in prison.

10. "Where Were You During The Oklahoma Bombing?"

"Where Were You During The Oklahoma Bombing?"
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"At some interview, there was a child who asked me why we didn't stop the Oklahoma bombing, and he seemed disappointed," said Jason David Frank. He urged the Saban production company to issue a PSA about Power Rangers in order to show children that Power Rangers are only fictional characters.

11. Jason David Frank And Tommy Are Similar

Jason David Frank And Tommy Are Similar
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"I was like Tommy in many ways," said this martial art expert. "I was, like Tommy, often alone and stubborn. But as the time passed by, both Tommy and I grew up to be more mature," he claimed.

12. Zordon Could Have Saved Them All a Lot of Trouble

Zordon Could Have Saved Them All a Lot of Trouble
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Remember Zordon? He was their teacher and advisor. He probably thought it was an easy task for teenagers to cope with deadly monsters all the time. But remember when we found out that he could sacrifice himself in order to defeat all the evil in the universe? He did it in the 293rd episode, but he could have done it much sooner!
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