Jason is trying to break the bench press record set by Bulk, but he keeps getting distracted and is unable to beat the record. First, his coach, the Juice Bar's owner Ernie, loses count. Then Kimberly blows an enormous bubble of bubble gum that draws the crowd's attention away from Jason, but then Zack skateboards and bumps into her by accident, which results in gum splattering on both of their faces and Jason losing his concentration. During a break from his attempt to break the bench press record, Jason admits that being unable to break the record has shaken his self-esteem and he kindly rejects the help from his friends, Zack and Kimberly, to do it. Rita Repulsa uses this to her advantage when she releases a new monster, King Sphinx, that lures out the three Rangers to battle in the Children's Theater in the park. During the battle, the Sphinx sends Kimberly and Zack away and he transports Jason to the mountains for a duel. When the Red Ranger starts to get the upper hand during ... Written by
Did You Know?
This is the first time the Rangers use the Power Sword successfully, as Goldar had fled when it was summoned in Day of the Dumpster, and the first time the Zords fight more than one monster. See more
Jason recognizes the power crystals and knows how to use them despite never having the opportunity for Zordan to tell him about them. See more
This should have been a sure thing! I can't believe they beat the sphinx! Destroy the world is all I ask, but do they do it? NO!