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Kiwi's Big Adventure

Episode #11: Kiwi's Big Adventure

Rating: ***½

AD: 4/2/89 TDC
10/2/89 synd.
D: John Kimball, Bob Zamboni
SEd: Bryce Malek
W: Julia J. Roberts
RSC: (none)
Voices: Corey Burton - Kiwi Chief
Peter Cullen - Monterey Jack
Jim Cummings - Pepto Gizmo
Tress MacNeille

Probably the most successful of the very early attempts to put together all parts of what would later become a stock in trade: the multiple-direction plot.

Central adventure/mystery: get RP back from Kiwis, Kiwi's desire to fly.
Ranger-characters subplot: Dale faking injury to get pampering and attention, Gadget's resulting concern and Chip's jealous anger at both Dale's faking and Gadget's concern.

Celebrity parody: Kiwi chief parodies Ed Sullivan "right here in this very episode".

Irony: Kiwi witch doctor Pepto Gizmo (who wants to use magic to get Kiwis airborne) had same voice as that of the King of the Aerials in the '88 "Gummi Bears" ep "Top Gum."

Dale's laziness heavily emphasized here.

Again a problem with initial situation: what are the RR DOING in New Zealand??

[First instance of Gadget's medical knowledge. Used again in "Diapers". - MP.]

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