Kimberly has a bad day that gets worse when she’s sucked into a gourd by a samurai monster.
Kimberly has a bad day where nothing goes her way: she breaks stuff, she gets rained on, that sort of thing.
Tommy offers to walk her home, but they get attacked by Rita’s newest monster, Samurai Fan Man.
Samurai Fan Man sucks Kimberly into his gourd then escapes. Tommy and the other Rangers head to the Command Center, where Zordon warns that Kimberly is in another dimension. A dimension that will soon disappear!
Samurai Fan Man Fight
The Rangers (sans Tommy) fight Samurai Fan Man for a bit, then Rita throws her staff and we move on to the Zord fight. Without Kimberly, the Rangers can’t form the Megazord, so their zords get pummeled by Samurai Fan Man.
Tommy gets off his ass and arrives in the Dragonzord, and combines with the other Rangers’ zords. They destroy Fan Man’s gourd, freeing Kimberly, then summon the Ultrazord to destroy Samurai Fan Man for good.
Yet another installment with little value. As in the bodyswitch episode, the problem set up in the beginning – in this case, Kimberly’s bad luck – has nothing to do with the remainder of the episode. At the very least, the samurai guy could’ve had bad luck powers, right? And of course we don’t get any solution to the bad luck; Kimberly presumably just deals with it for the rest of the day.
Like The Rockstar, Calamity Kimberly had a scene that badly mixed the US and Japanese footage; when Fan Man attacks Kimberly and Tommy, they’re in a park, but he is clearly in a city. Whatever.
My favorite part of the episode is in the opening scene, when Kimberly knocks her lamp off her nightstand. We hear a “glass shatter” sound effect, but you can still see the lamp in the edge of the frame, and it’s undamaged!