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By Anna Quindlen | December 8, 1993
DAY THREE of my search for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys, and I grow weary. Sneering clerks in three stores behave as though I've asked for gold bullion when I inquire whether they have these items in stock.Driving home, I wonder whom to blame: retailers, manufacturers or the child who waited until November to articulate a need more profound than the need for food or water.Every Christmas there is one plaything everyone desires and no one can get. Sort of like the Hope Diamond. I will persevere.
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NEWS
September 28, 1994
The Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor Lakefest '94 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St.Enjoy family activities at the park, including boating, food, games, hay rides and entertainers.Children can see a purple dinosaur, Jason of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Clown Capers and magician Church Bollinger. Music will be provided by The Gantzer and Nixon Band.Bring a picnic or purchase a barbecue lunch. A walk-a-thon for the American Heart Association will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Information: 725-7800 or 497-0300.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | July 21, 1994
Charles Kuralt shows up in prime time tonight. That's the good news. So do the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." That's the bad news.* "The Simpsons" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In tonight's rerun episode, Bart wins a pachyderm in a radio contest. I'd give more details, but they're irrelephant. Fox repeat.* "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Be afraid. Be very afraid. This is Fox's first prime-time glimpse at the latest craze to infect children's television.
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By Peter M. Nichols and Peter M. Nichols,New York Times News Service | December 19, 1994
If you're still poking around for scarce Mighty Morphin Power Rangers items and you own a computer with a CD-ROM drive, you might want to consider the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" disk.Then again, PC Data, a research organization in Virginia, ranks the title as the best-selling children's entertainment CD-ROM of the year, so you might find some stores out of this item, too.The disk, which is for Macintosh, Power PC and Windows, is distributed by Paramount Home Video. About 15 percent of its sales have been in video stores, relatively few of which carry CD-ROMs, but in some ways the Power Rangers CD-ROM has ties to the videocassette.
NEWS
By David Grimes | March 11, 1994
PROBABLY the best thing about American newspapers, other than their superior absorbency, is the diligent way they keep us informed about the latest Alarming New Study.America may have some work to do in such areas as education, crime, health care, drug abuse, energy conservation, political corruption, homelessness, pollution and child abuse, but in the all-important area of Disturbing Research Findings, we're unquestionably at the top of the heap.Perhaps the reason Americans cannot devote more energy to these other problems is that reading Alarming New Studies tends to put us in such a frightened, depressed frame of mind that all we feel like doing is slumping in front of the TV and stuffing our face with cheese doodles.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 26, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Seinfeld was asked yesterday what he thought about the wave of stand-up comedians getting their own sitcoms."I'm against it," he said. "I think it should be all Shakespearean actors doing sitcoms."But there's nothing new about it. Abbott and Costello did it. Every comedian that's been used in television, they try to create a show around him. So, there's nothing new about it."Seinfeld met with critics here yesterday to promote "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld," a retrospective of clips from the classic comedy team with Seinfeld as host, which will air on NBC in November.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 30, 1995
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is less a movie than a 90-minute infomercial for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys and other registered products. They should pay you to see it, not the other way around, and take the profit at the back end of the deal.Derived from the controversially violent Saturday morning television show beloved of kids and beloathed by adults, the film will be, no surprise, beloved by children and beloathed by adults. And it's part of the genius of the scam that each new vehicle, each new villain, each new Power Ranger outfit can be found at your neighborhood mall.
NEWS
January 3, 1994
THE FOLLOWING comes from our correspondent in Toyland:Now that the world has discovered the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, we figure the next news to come down the pike will be this: They're one of the worst-made toys you'll find.Our son got three "rangers" for the holidays from relatives. (No mean feat considering that Bandai Co. of Japan was able to produce only 600,000 of the action figures before Christmas against an estimated demand of 12 million pieces, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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By Tim Warren | October 28, 1994
MY KIDS don't watch "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" anymore. When it was on TV at 7:30 in the morning, they would tune in during breakfast maybe a couple times a week, when they weren't watching "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Now the "Power Rangers" show comes on at 4:30 p.m., when they are in day care. So, except when they occasionally watch one of the five Power Rangers videos we own, the five karate-kicking teens are out of their lives. But Matty, who is 7, and Nicky, who is 4, had already lost interest in the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,Contributing Writer | May 5, 1995
Rock music producer Rikki Farr has worked with some of the biggest names in the business -- the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Who, Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, Nine Inch Nails. Now he's working with the biggest of them all -- the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.Just how big are the Rangers? Those karate-chopping, candy-colored, monster-fighting, high-kicking, morphing super-people have the nation's No. 1 children's TV show. Last year more than $1 billion in licensed Power Rangers merchandise was sold (one heck of a lot of action figures, lunch boxes and bedsheets)
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