In 1991, Saban made an aggressive move to license super senti footage. His new target was Toei Company's 17th series, Chōjin Sentai Jetman, a show set in 199X (not a typo) about a team of aerial fighters who defended Earth using "Birdonic Wave" technology. According to Tony Oliver, the supervising producer of Mighty Morphin'Power Rangers' first three seasons, Saban personally pitched Shigeru Okada, then President of Toei, and pulled out all the stops.
"[Haim Saban] thought it was a great idea and wanted to license it, and the President of Toei wasn't so sure that Americans would be able to deal with this," Oliver said in a 2016 interview. "So Haim said 'You know why it's gonna happen?' Then, he stood up and he sang the theme to Jetman, [in the restaurant], out loud, in front of him." According to Oliver, the impromptu performance convinced the Okada that "this guy is just about crazy enough to pull this off."
Jetman was too radical for Saban's plan, featuring more mature plots and a deeper romance than any previous super sentai, but as business dictated, Toei Company was already preparing a new series. 1992's Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger reverted the never-ending henshin machine back to the child-friendly drama of the late 1970s. Saban thought Zyurangers was "the perfect one," and after establishing "Saban Entertainment," pitched the idea of re-edited version to Fox Kids! Network President and CEO Margaret Loesch. Fox was in… if it could work. Saban finally had his show. Kind of.