I Love the 90′s

December 8th, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 12 Comments |

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David Frum is concerned that a Newt Gingrich revival will bring back memories of the Clinton impeachment scandal, but what if the real danger is the return of one of the most popular children’s action-adventure shows? I of course refer to the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

I had heard stories about Gingrich’s fascination with the ‘teenagers with attitude’ but photographic evidence seemed to be lacking. Now, thanks to the efforts of Time Magazine and MSNBC the images can finally be seen.

Though twitter user Andy Kaczynski notes with great disappointment that, “The meeting of #Newt w/the Power Rangers was never put online in video form.”

Thankfully, FrumForum alumnus Tim Mak was able to find some first hand accounts of how Gingrich viewed the Rangers:

In another surprise move, the entire world watched as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, shook hands with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers who were invited to Washington, D.C., to entertain at the Speaker’s opening day celebration. During the festivities, Gingrich remarked that he was like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He said, “You ride the waves in America, and if something’s hot, it’s hot.”

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  • medinnus

    Psst… Noah. The Power Rangers franchise is still going on strong; they have passed through a dozen or so incarnations, including my son’s favorite dinosaur and mystic farce ….er… force versions.

    • Noah Kristula-Green

      Yeah, but the series as I remember it growing up basically ended after Power Rangers in Space.

  • Saladdin

    Wasn’t there something about Newt and Teletubbies?

    • LFC

      OMG! Newt had an adulterous affair with a Teletubby???!!!

      Or did you just mean that he was shaped like one?

  • Oldskool

    “When you’re hot, you’re hot
    And when you’re not, you’re not”

    -Jerry Reed, 1971

  • armstp

    I am sure Newt would think the Power Rangers were some kind of gay group that was a bad influence on kids today. Or a bunch of liberals, as why would you want to help people?

    • Graychin

      I thought everyone knew that the Power Rangers were gay.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • nhthinker

    There’s a new “Power Ranger”…


    Power rangers are more hip than Winnie. Anyway, Michelle would probably force Winnie to eat WH garden carrots and take away his honey pot.

    • LFC

      “Michelle would probably force Winnie to eat WH garden carrots and take away his honey pot.”

      If that had been Hillary and Bill, Al Gore might have been President in 2000. If only.

  • blueshark

    I’m pretty sure that Grover Norquist = Ivan Ooze

  • Diomedes

    Can’t speak for the Power Rangers. But we had some great sci-fi shows in the 90s.
    Star Trek Deep Space Nine
    Star Trek Voyager
    Babylon 5

    Now all I got is Terra Nova….. :-(