Song of the Night 'n Dale
Writing Credits: Tad Stones
First Aired: November 2, 1989
Title reference: Play on song of the nightingale, in reference to the fairy tale this episode is partly based on, also known as The Emperor's Nightingale.
Episode Number: 44
Production Number: CDRR 1231
While Dale is piloting the Ranger Wing the Rescue Rangers get caught in the jet stream and end up somewhere in South-East Asia. There they meet a bird who thinks he is a bad omen since his emperor has gone insane. The rangers then try to find out why everyone thinks the emperor then Dale is crazy. After further investigation, the Rangers find that the emperor's sister, Su Lin, has rigged multiple contraptions to make the emperor believe he is going insane so that she can assume the throne. The Rangers turn the tables on her, making her confess in front of the emperor's ministers.
The Rescue Rangers
Su Lin - the Emperor's sister
Various Frightful contraptions that Su Lin uses on the emperor (and the Rangers in turn use)
Chip: Are you crazy?? (Dale pilots the Ranger Wing through a building) Why do I even ask?
Monty: Leave? Why? This seems as close to paradise as you can get. Outside of a cheese factory.
Chip: Can't you be serious for once.
Dale: Aw you just don't know how to have fun anymore.
Chip: Oh yeah?
Dale: Yeah you don't have any imagination!
Chip: It's just that I know what's real and what's not. I do too!
Chip: Boy he's crazier than Dale.
Dale: He is not. I mean we're not crazy. Or at least I'm not.
Chip: It's OK Dale. Everything is all right.
Dale: But it's not all right! I mean...this stuff's all right, but it shouldn't be......all right, 'cause it wasn't.
- This episode features the first appearance and maiden flight of the Ranger Wing.
- Chirp Sing was originally the name of one of the Rangers (a kung-fu cricket) in the original show pitch. This character has no relation to that original concept.