The POWER RANGERS (Sort Of) Return In Funny Or Die Short - 'THE RANGER'

Ever wonder what a more seriously toned Mighty Morphin Power Rangers might look like? Well, we might have our answer. Actor Matt Jayson has released a fairly fantastic short on Funny or Die, where he brings the original leader of the team back to life with a twist. Come check it out!

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By KingPatel - 8/12/2014

The revival of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise is in full swing, with a reboot, comics, anniversary merchandise, and more coming our way. An excellent new short has also been released on Funny or Die featuring a nice twist on the classic characters. The short has been uploaded by actor Matt Jayson (Chuck), who also stars in the 3-minute piece. 

The original series starred Austin St. John (Jason/Red), Walter Jones (Zack/Black), David Yost (Billy/Blue), Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly/Pink), Thuy Trang (Trini/Yellow), and Jason David Frank (Tommy/Green).

Check out the funny short below and be sure to listen carefully for a few well-placed Easter Eggs. 



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What'd you guys think? Would you want the reboot to follow a similar tone? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Long ago, the ancient wizard Zordon did battle with the evil witch Rita Repulsa. He eventually managed to defeat her in a game using five magic coins. As punishment for her loss, she was sealed in a canister on Planet Nemesis, a planet that travels close to Earth every 10,000 years. However, before being sealed away, Rita trapped Zordon in a time warp.

Millennia later, Rita and her minions escaped their prison and set out to conquer Earth. Zordon, desperate to stop her, had his assistant Alpha 5 recruit five "teenagers with attitude" (Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Billy Cranston, Trini Kwan, & Kimberly Ann Hart)  to counter her threat. They were granted the powers of the dinosaurs, and became the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers featured:
Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger
Thuy Trang as Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger
David Yost as Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger
Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Ann Hart/Pink Ranger
Walter Jones as Zack Taylor/Black Ranger
Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver/Green & White Ranger
Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos/2nd Red Ranger
Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell/2nd Yellow Ranger
Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park/2nd Black Ranger
Catherine Sutherland as Katherine Hillard/2nd Pink Ranger
 

Source: Funny or Die
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TheAbaryMan369 - 8/12/2014, 2:37 PM
The way studios want to do dark and gritty reboots, "The Ranger" sounds like an accurate title for the new film.... unfortunately. xD
pesmerga44 - 8/12/2014, 2:41 PM
Was pretty good I liked it.
enfinity - 8/12/2014, 2:47 PM
Not quite sure the continuous shot of the door slamming was the dramatic effect they were going for... especially since he opened the door immediately and let him in... I would love to see outtakes of this though..
CookieKid247 - 8/12/2014, 2:48 PM
Not all that funny but it's always great when PR news breaks out. Caught the 'Kim' easter egg but no other ones really.
TonyChu - 8/12/2014, 2:55 PM
Come on! Everybody knows it's always Tommy and Kimberly.
campblood - 8/12/2014, 3:00 PM
pretty good for a cheap little short film. ps this is what they should look like in the new movie

LaffaTaffa - 8/12/2014, 3:06 PM
I am all for the reboot movie. I just hope they reboot it with 6 rangers off the bat and that Tommy Oliver is good from the start. Making him evil first was ok for the show, but if were going for a movie, he needs to be evil for the first 15 min or something then good with the other Rangers.
campblood - 8/12/2014, 3:10 PM
@LaffaTaffa agreed but not 15 minutes in, i say in the last 3rd of the movie tommy is good
GirlRage - 8/12/2014, 3:23 PM
Haha he sleeps on a pedo mattress and spoons a punching bag surrounded by beer cans. That is funny!
campblood - 8/12/2014, 3:25 PM
aveune - 8/12/2014, 3:34 PM
Since yellow ranger passed away what are they going to do with her role?
ManofSteel23 - 8/12/2014, 3:40 PM
I really cant wait for the movie! I just hope their suits aren't terrible, but I can't wait to see pacific rim type zords, I just wonder how they will control them, pacific rim style with them making the moves for the zord, or just stand there with a few sticks to move around
campblood - 8/12/2014, 3:45 PM
@ Manofsteel23 i think G-Gundam style would be cool
CaptainAmerica1945 - 8/12/2014, 3:45 PM
This was intended to be funny? If so I am confused.......
AlfredWayne30 - 8/12/2014, 3:51 PM
Not bad
Berserker187 - 8/12/2014, 4:13 PM
This is not funny what the hell!
Sykamore - 8/12/2014, 4:30 PM
more sreious then we all think
Gnoxorm - 8/12/2014, 4:55 PM
DAMN.

DID THIS GIVE ANYBODY ELSE GOOSE BUMPS?????

IT ACTUALLY LOOKS PRETTY SWEET.

YOU HAD MY ATTENTION WITH THE HEADLINE,
NOW YOU HAVE MY CURIOSITY. ;D
lanternstorm - 8/12/2014, 5:36 PM
@ CookieKid247 The other easter egg was when the cia agent referred to his dad "William Cranston" ... what's another name for William? Here's a hint...
NeoBaggins - 8/12/2014, 5:37 PM
Superman8 - 8/12/2014, 5:42 PM
Easter Eggs-

T-Rex toy on his tv early in video
William Cranston is Billy
Kim is Kimberly
airbeyonder18 - 8/12/2014, 6:24 PM
"They pump you then they dump you."

Hahahaha that line was so funny..
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 8/12/2014, 7:02 PM
Lol him moving aside the red shirt with the sleeves cut off that jason rocked in most episodes was pretty funny.
BIGBMH - 8/12/2014, 8:18 PM
Pretty cool. It might have been nice to have the kid of the deceased ranger be Trini's kid as a way of paying tribute to Thuy Trang.
continuezero - 8/12/2014, 9:38 PM
Wow this was terribly bad. Not funny whatsoever and very painful to watch. Somebody should Die for this because it was not funny. Well not actually Die but you guys get the point.
Orehrepus - 8/12/2014, 11:14 PM
I don't know what Funny or Die is supposed to be about, but this was never intended to be funny. Hence the intro "Ever wonder what a more seriously toned Mighty Morphin Power Rangers might look like?"

It's actually good, in my opinion. It's kind of like in the spirit of The Expendables.

On another note, I'm really looking forward to the reboot.
MrEko - 8/13/2014, 1:14 AM
It's meh/alright, the Easter eggs are very much on the nose. Could have at least thrown in a cameo or two *shrug*
xXkryptoniteXx - 8/13/2014, 4:28 AM
I stopped watching power ranger because it was just too cheese and campy when I was in grade 5. I would love to see a more less campy and serious tone then what it was previously.
spider1489 - 8/17/2014, 11:28 AM

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