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    Okay, so I'm sitting at home watching TV, Cartoon Network in fact (one of the best things to ever happen to TV). Anyway I'm watching the "What A Cartoon" show and suddenly I am bombarded by three little girls with super powers. They are sort of drawn in the Japanese Anime super deformed style, but there is late retro style (50/60's) art in the background (like the work on Ren and Stimpy). Big eyes, featureless arms and legs.  The Powerpuff Girls were on the air, and I was waiting to see if they would get me.
    It was the episode titled "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and there were several things that hooked me, but the concept of a meat based jam just made me laugh, and when the Meat Hair fight scene began, man, I couldn't stop smiling to myself when Fuzzy is just walking along and Bubbles trips him to the astonishment of her sisters.
    I was in, but to my dismay, the only other short was Crime 101.  These two disturbingly funny little shows had sucked me in the way the sink drain does greasy water.
    Then I heard . . . they were getting their own series, and I was stoked.  This was one of the first times in my life that I wasn't let down by television. Usually it was my favorite show being canceled because it didn't capture some mythical demographic, or it being ruined by a cast change involving Suzzane Sommers.
    However, before I go any farther, I should let you know a little about these three groovy chicks.
 

Blossom
Blossom

To start, she is the leader of the group. A tough fighter but also cautious. As the series progresses, we discover she is the goody two shoes of the bunch, dropping the dime on her sisters to their father, Professor Utonium, whenever they do something wrong or silly. She's my third favorite.

Buttercup
Buttercup

She is the ass kicker of the team. She is all about fighting (sometimes to the point of being reckless). Her and Blossom fight with each other sometimes. She is the rocker of the group and her theme and fight music always involves some groovy guitar work. She is my favorite.

Bubbles
Bubbles

She is the girliest of the group. She likes puppies and likes to jump rope and color. She is prone to crying, but only when reasonable. However, don't get her wrong, she can rock with the best of them. She also is the straight girl for a lot of Buttercup's remarks. She's my second favorite.

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Episodes So Far
Cooking Some Amoebas
A Sticky Situation
THE PLOT
Craig McCracken's early creation with the girls being called the Whoopass Girls.  The girls fight the Amoeba Boys.
BEST MOMENT
Seeing the Amoeba Boys actually committing crimes and not being annoying.
THE VILLAINS
The Amoeba Boys.  They are annoying.
Oh No! Meat Hair!
Meat FuzzyLumpkins
THE PLOT
A "What A Cartoon" Show episode. Big hairy redneck monster with deely boppers on his head turns people into meat.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles tripping Fuzzy to the dismay of the other Girls.
THE VILLAIN
Fuzzy Lumkins.  Funny in this one. Felt kind of sorry for him.
SOUND
Meat Hair!
This Is How You Rob A Bank
Crime 101
THE PLOT
The other WACS episode. The Amoeba Boys try to be criminals so the Powerpuffs have to show them how it's done by robbing a bank.
BEST MOMENT
The way the Girls plead guilty.
THE VILLAINS
The Amoeba Boys.  They are all annoying. Don't understand why Bubbles thinks they're cute.
Nanner, Nanner Boo Boo
Monkey See, Doggy Do
THE PLOT
Mojo Jojo turns everyone into dogs, even the Girls.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles playing with the Professor, who is now a dog. Puppy!
THE VILLAIN
Mojo Jojo.  Funny when he is taunting the Girls.
Cleaning House Like Normal Little Girls
Mommy Fearest
THE PLOT
The Professor falls in love with a woman who turns out to be Seduca and almost turns on the Girls
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles trying to get away from the Professor when it's time to go to bed.
THE VILLAIN
Seducia.  Oh I like her. Hope to see her again.
Squish It! Squish It!
Insect Inside
THE PLOT
Roach Coach and his roaches attack Townsville and the Girls can't squish him because the Professor told them to treat bugs nice.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles mantra of "get away" while being chased by a roach.
THE VILLAIN
Roach Coach.  Another annoying one, hope he never appears again.
Powerpuff Desuka
Powerpuff Bluff
THE PLOT
Three criminals dress up as the Powerpuff Girls and do some crimes.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup hitting Blossom and Bubbles, thinking they were the fakes (but I think she knew they weren't).
THE VILLAINS
Nameless Villains.  The one who liked dressing up as the girls was funny.
Stare Down
Octi Evil
THE PLOT
Androgynous villain named Him makes Bubbles' stuffed octopus talk to separate the Girls.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup saying "oops" after apparently squishing an old lady.
THE VILLAIN
Him.  The voice is annoying, but there is something so wrong that I dig the character.
They Slimed The Girls
Geshundfight
THE PLOT
The Amoeba Boys while trying to commit a crime get a cold and infect Townsville.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup explaining to the Girls why she yelled at the Amoeba Boys.
THE VILLAINS
The Amoeba Boys.  Yep, I really don't like these guys.
Rock On!
Buttercrush
THE PLOT
Bad guys take advantage of Buttercup because she has a crush on their leader and almost beats the Girls.  One of my favorite episodes.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup rocking out with Ace.
THE VILLAINS
The Gangrene Gang.  Little Arturo is the best, I love his voice. Ace is okay. The rest are annoying.
Bubbles Is Talking To Squirrels . . . Again
Fuzzy Logic
THE PLOT
Fuzzy Lumpkins goes plum crazy.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup commenting on the fact that Bubbles was talking to Squirrels again.
THE VILLAIN
Fuzzy Lumkins.  Okay, now he is getting annoying. There was a big debate in the Newsgroups about this.
I Give It A 79 Mr. Clark
Boogie Frights
THE PLOT
The Boogie Man has a plan to get rid of daylight.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup digging the night life and Bubbles agreeing with her (it's easy to dance to).
THE VILLAIN
The Boogie Man.  He rocks. Seventies funk, pimp daddy.
SOUND
Buttercup Likes To Be An Instigator.
A Scary Movie . . . Must Be That Oprah Flick
Abracadaver
THE PLOT
Dead magician attacks Townsville seeking revenge on a big-eyed girl.
BEST MOMENT
The Girls scared while watching a Zombie movie.
THE VILLAIN
Abracadaver.  Entertaining. Springboard for a cool ending (It's magic silly).
Just Plain Disturbing
Telephonies
THE PLOT
The Gangrene Gang use the Powerpuff Hotline to make crank calls to Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins and HIM.
BEST MOMENT
The grilling of Mojo Jojo by the girls.
THE VILLAINS
The Gangrene Gang, Him, Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumkins.  Further cements my love for Little Arturo.
SOUND
We Are All Citizens.
Oops!
Tough Love
THE PLOT
HIM makes all of Townsville hate the Girls.
BEST MOMENT
The Angry looking Powerpuff Hotline.
THE VILLAIN
Him.  This character gets more disturbing.
Bad Hair Day
Major Competition
THE PLOT
Townsville has a new super hero who turns out to be a fake.
BEST MOMENT
The scene where the girls hair is all wind blown.
THE VILLAIN
Major Man.  Not really a villain, but who cares because we will not see him again.
Super Power Copying Machine
Mr. Mojo's Rising
THE PLOT
Mojo kidnaps the Professor, and spins a tale of his origin.  He also gets the girls powers.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles saying "I don't believe it! We had our very own pet monkey."
THE VILLAIN
Mojo Jojo.  His constant restating of the facts make him my favorite.  It looks like he is their arch rival.
SOUND
Evil Geniuses Are Made Not Born.
Now That's A Zit
Paste Makes Waste
THE PLOT
A kid from Pokey Oaks Kindergarten eats some radioactive paste and becomes a monster.
BEST MOMENT
The Power plant guy who has tentacles grow from his face saying "Woah, that's definitely no good."
THE VILLAIN
Elmer.  Quite an angry little kid/monster. Reminded me of two kids I knew in school.
SOUND
That's Definately No Good.
Playing With Fire
Ice Sore
THE PLOT
Blossom discovers she has ice breath and makes the girls jealous, and saves the day.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles bagging on Pablo in Spanish.  It's her special power.
THE VILLAIN
No bad guy here, just a giant comet/ice ball.
SOUND
Make The Floor All Ice
Let's Rock!
Bubblevicious
THE PLOT
Bubbles goes hard core to prove that she is just as good a fighter as Buttercup and Blossom.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles tagging Blossom and dogging her out.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo and a series of nameless creatures in the danger room.  Does he get his butt whipped.
SOUND
You Were Beaten Down Sister.
Mojo Has A Boo Boo
The Bare Facts
THE PLOT
The girls tell the story of how the Mayor was kidnapped and how they rescued him.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles' drawings of the action, and all of the girls perspectives of how it went.
THE VILLAIN
Mojo Jojo, though only by narration.
SOUND
Not Making Any Sense.
No Kitty For You
Cat Man Do
THE PLOT
The girls save a kitty who later hypnotizes the Professor to commit crimes for a villain.
BEST MOMENT
The looks on the girls faces when the Professor tells them they can't have the kitty.
THE VILLAIN
Some evil intelligent cat.  I don't expect to see this weak character again.
Meanwhile, The Duke Boys . . .
Impeach Fuzz
THE PLOT
The Mayor loses the election to Fuzzy and Arakansas-style action occurs.
BEST MOMENT
Miss Bellum forced to do the Daisy Duke bit.
THE VILLAINS
Fuzzy Lumkins and his other inbred relatives.  He was actually entertaining in this one.
Change . . . Please Change
Just Another Manic Mojo 
THE PLOT
Just a normal day for Mojo.  We see his daily life and a failed attempt to beat the girls.
BEST MOMENT
Mojo sitting at the street crossing, begging the signal to "please change."
THE VILLAIN
Mojo Jojo is having a bad day trying to beat the girls.
SOUND
Curses!
I Have Colors!
Mime For A Change
THE PLOT
A obscenely happy clown gets transformed into a bitter mime who can take the color and sound from anything.
BEST MOMENT
Bubbles absolutely going bonkers when all of the color is gone. She has a serious crayon obsession.
THE VILLAIN
Rainbow The Clown/Mister Mime.  Very disquieting.
SOUND
My Crayons Aren't Magic.
Sugar And Spice . . .
The Rowdyruff Boys 
THE PLOT
Mojo Jojo creates the boy equivalent of the Girls, who nearly beat the girls. The first half hour show.
BEST MOMENT
It may sound cheesy and even sexist, but the scene with the girls looking all cute.  It worked for me.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo and the Rowdyruff Boys.
A Day In The Park
Uh Oh Dynamo
THE PLOT
The Professor builds a giant robot to help the Girls if they need it and they do against a monster.
BEST MOMENT
The massive destruction of Townsville with little to no remorse.  Every place needs a little urban renewal.
THE VILLAIN
A giant blowfish from a lake in Little Tokyo.
The Princess And The Puncher
Stuck Up Up And Away
THE PLOT
A new student who is very rich wants to be a Powerpuff Girl.  When she can't, she fights.
BEST MOMENT
I'll be honest, I'm pretty neutral on this episode.  Nothing really stood out.
THE VILLAIN
A stuck up little rich girl (Princess) with super equipment.
Ow! My Eye
School House Rocked
THE PLOT
The Gangrene Gang go to Pokey Oaks and the girls aren't allowed to fight.
BEST MOMENT
The wonderful sound of Voit Dodge balls hitting people.
THE VILLAIN
The Gangrene Gang.  I always dig these guys.  The only problem I have is that Arturo's voice has changed.
This Is Seven Kinds Of Creepy
Collect Her
THE PLOT
A overzealous fan who collects Powerpuff stuff decides to collect the girls.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup saying that the guys collection was "seven kinds of creepy."
THE VILLAIN
A sucky villain, with no powers.
SOUND
Seven Kinds Of Creepy

Supper Villain
 THE PLOT
An average guy can't take having the Powerpuffs as neighbors any more and decides to become a villain.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup (who has some of the best lines) slinging a pie at the "kin of evil."
THE VILLAIN
Another sucky villain (by design), with no powers.

Birthday Bash
THE PLOT
It's the girls birthday but the villians of Townsville try to wreck it.
BEST MOMENT
The girls big rush to open their presents.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo, Princess, The Ameoba Boys and Him.
SOUND
The Birthday Cake Bit.

Too Pooped To Puff
THE PLOT
The girls get tired of helping Townsville with every little thing.
BEST MOMENT
The Professor whining about not being able to reach the remote control.
THE VILLAINS
Random monsters.
SOUND
The Powerpuff Answering Machine.

Beat Your Greens
 THE PLOT
Aliens resembling broccoli attack Townsville and all of the children must eat their veggies to save the day.
BEST MOMENT
When the farm kids come in riding goats like motorcycles.
THE VILLAIN
Alien Broccoli with lots of corny vegetable references.
SOUND
It's Not A Hamster

Down N' Dirty
 THE PLOT
Buttercup decides she doesn't need to take a bath and stinks up the joint.
BEST MOMENT
The Professors curt order for Buttercup to take a bath.
THE VILLAIN
A series of random monsters.
SOUND
You Stink, Take A Bath

Dream Scheme
THE PLOT
The people of the world are put to sleep rhymed like a twisted Dr. Seuss story.
BEST MOMENT
A sad episode in general, the still shot on the left was the best part.
THE VILLAIN
The Sandman.
SOUND
Your Ego Is Showing

You Snooze, You Lose
THE PLOT
The Amoeba Boys stumble across one of Mojo's plans, and the girls help them carry it out.
BEST MOMENT
Mojo steadily losing it as he looks for his plan.
THE VILLAINS
The Amoeba Boys and Mojo Jojo.
SOUND
Mojo You Creep

Slave The Day
 THE PLOT
Big Billy of the Gangreen Gang befreinds the girls and causes some trouble.
BEST MOMENT
For some reason, the concept of cowboy bank robbers on horses strikes me as hilarious.
THE VILLAINS
The Gangreen Gang and an appearance by the Salami Swami (Mentioned in Meat Fuzzy Lumkins).
SOUND
Where's Billy?

Los Dos Mojos
 THE PLOT
Bubbles takes a hit to the head and thinks she's Mojo Jojo.
BEST MOMENT
I laughed a lot in this episode because of the mocking of the way Mojo Talks.  Especially Mojo's denial of it.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo and Bubbles as Mojo Jojo.
SOUND
You've Got To Be Kidding!

A Very Special Blossom
THE PLOT
It's Fathers Day and the girls all get the Professor gifts. Blossom goes a little too far.
BEST MOMENT
The scene where the Mayor lights off about being charged for their services and what he says.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo (briefly).
SOUND
The Hobby Store Was Closed.

Daylight Savings
THE PLOT
The girls are worn out from all the stupid tasks they have to do so have to go to bed early.
BEST MOMENT
The parade of villians (Here Comes the Circus of Evil).
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo and brief cameos by other villians.
SOUND
The Parade's Over?

Mo Job
THE PLOT
Princess hires Mojo JoJo to create a plan to beat the Girls.
BEST MOMENT
The vast array of new powers used by the girls.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo and Princess.
SOUND
To Have Known Puff And Lost It.

Pet Feud
THE PLOT
The Proffessor creates the "perfect" pet and chaos ensues.
BEST MOMENT
The bit where the Professor tells the Mayor he cannot have a BEBO.
THE VILLAINS
None really, unless you count the BEBO.
SOUND
We're playing hide and seek.
Respect My Authority
Imaginary Fiend
THE PLOT
A new kid shows up at Pokey Oaks and his only friend is imaginary, and he's evil.
BEST MOMENT
The scene where Bubbles looks like Cartman from South Park after falling into the coat rack.
THE VILLAINS
Patches, Mike's friend.
SOUND
Love Is In The Air
Cootie Gras
THE PLOT
The girls are afraid of cooties and Mojo JoJo uses it to his advantage.
BEST MOMENT
Not a very enjoyable episode.  There is a pleasurable level of uneasyness that is felt when Mojo slides up next to the cootie kid.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo JoJo (and the cootie kid).
SOUND
Oh No, I Am Powerless.
A Pretty Good Likeness
The Powerpuff Girls Best Rainy Day Story Ever 
THE PLOT
It's raining and the girls decide to pretend to have an adventure.
BEST MOMENT
A pretty good angle.  Bubble playing the Mayor is a pretty good bit (and imitation).
THE VILLAINS
Mojo JoJo (only as a cameo and a metaphor).
SOUND
Nobody Tells Me When To Come!
The Secret Lives Of Soccer Moms
Just Desserts
THE PLOT
Harold Smith and his family are out to get the girls.
BEST MOMENT
Moms outfit is pretty disturbing, especially with that smile of hers.  It's a better episode than the first one they appeared in.
THE VILLAINS
Who would have thought we'd see Harold Smith so soon.
SOUND
That's Not A Good Reason.
Buttercup Bears All!
Twisted Sister
THE PLOT
The girls are worn out from saving Towsville, so they decide to create a sister.
BEST MOMENT
The entire rapid-paced sequence of the girls saving the days.
THE VILLAINS
Generic villians, as well as the Gangreen Gang.
SOUND
"Accidently" Spilling Chemical X.
Mmmmmmm . . . Blankie
Cover Up
THE PLOT
Buttercup believes her special blanket is the reason she is such a good fighter.
BEST MOMENT
Good fight scenes and good old-fashioned Buttercup worship.
THE VILLAINS
Generic villians.
POWDERPuff Girl!
Speed Demon
THE PLOT
The girls inadvertantly travel forward into time.
BEST MOMENT
Buttercup picking on Bubbles and her powderpuff hair.  Notice the straight hair is strting to show up more.
THE VILLAINS
Him (disturbing, as usual).
It's . . . Just . . . Wrong
Mojo Jonesin
THE PLOT
Mojo hooks up some school kids with Chemical X, but they have to fight the girls.  The episode is a "say no to drugs" deal, but subtle enough not to be annoying.
BEST MOMENT
The scene to the left.  Flying wheelchair kid whooping up on Bubbles.
THE VILLAINS
Some classmates and the man, Mojo Jojo.
SOUND
Mojo's Sales Pitch.
Ms. Bellum Looks Pretty Hot
Something's A Ms.
THE PLOT
Ms. Bellum is acting real strange (and sexy) but it's all just a trap by Seducia.
BEST MOMENT
The fight scene in the pool between Ms. Bellum and Seducia.  Ms. Bellum looked pretty hot.
THE VILLAINS
Seducia.
SOUND
Ms. Bellum Threatens Seducia.
A Most Distressing Pep Squad
Slumbering With The Enemy
THE PLOT
Mojo invites himself to the girls slumber party as Mojesha.
BEST MOMENT
The whole thing was just distressing, but the series of shots where Mojesha and the girls play dress-up was totally creepy.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo.
SOUND
What's The Deal With Mojesha?
Saving Private Powerpuff
Fallen Arches
THE PLOT
A bunch of old school supervillians go on a crime spree and the girls have to enlist the aid of some old super heroes.
BEST MOMENT
The art-deco style newsreel.
THE VILLAINS
Mastermind, Counterpart and Cohort (The Ministry of Pain).
SOUND
Time Pieces.
About To Bust Out Laughing
The Mane Event
THE PLOT
Bubbles and Buttercup give Blossom a really bad haircut and wakiness ensues.
BEST MOMENT
Every time some breaks out laughing at Blossoms hair.
THE VILLAINS
A giant beholder.
SOUND
Father-Daughter Talk.
The Mayor Of Citiesville
Town and Out
THE PLOT
The Professor and the girls move to the big city and things are not the same.
BEST MOMENT
A real Mayor lighting into the girls about the damage they've caused.
THE VILLAINS
Petty criminals.
SOUND
The Mayor Says Some Words.
Mojohana
Child Fearing
THE PLOT
The Professor is at a convention and Mojo Jojo is the babysitter.
BEST MOMENT
Mojo Jojo making dinner for the girls.
THE VILLAINS
Mojo Jojo.
Criss Cross Crisis
Geeky Glasses
Bubblevision
THE PLOT
Bubbles' eyesight is going bad so she has to wear glasses.
BEST MOMENT
The scenes where the Professor is talking to Bubbles and she can't see him.
THE VILLAINS
A giant ant.
SOUND
Dork.
Mitch Gets Slammed
Bought and Scold
THE PLOT
Princess is the new mayor and she makes crime legal in Townsville.
BEST MOMENT
The Gangreen Gang terrorizing Poaky Oaks.
THE VILLAINS
A cavalcade of villians, but mostly Proncess.

    Now that you have the baseline information, let me expand on this. First off, I am a guy and part of the reason I dig them is because they are chicks. But as I reflect on it, it starts to get deep. They are scripted like siblings would act. They argue, they have different personalities.
    I also dig the little things in the show. All of the pop culture references, the campy style that all of the non-villian, non-Powerpuff characters are drawn. The narrator makes the show work, with his cries of hurry girls, hurry! and of course, the one used on all of the commercials, saving the world before bed time. It's the little jokes they make about themselves like the Professor explaining to them that the Girls look freakish to Cockroaches or Seducia calling them big-eyed freaks. It's the fight scenes and the background music that goes with it, especially the bongos (like in the Octi Evil fight). It's the dirty looks they give each other, and it's the fact that they are so damn cute, but not to the point of annoyance.
    There are people out there who have made comparisons with the Sailor Scouts of Sailor Moon . . . I'm not sure. I never really liked Sailor Moon, even when I saw it in Japan where they got topless. Sure they have similarly colored outfits, but even Bubbles isn't as whiny as that chick with the round things in her hair. If they are similar, big deal.
    In summary, I hope they have a long life on Cartoon Network. I have all of the episodes on tape and have burned MPEG's of all of them, taking up a comfortable 1.2 GB of space. If you want to learn a lot more about the Powerpuff Girls, click on the image right below and it will take you to the Powerpuff.com site . . . That's where I go.

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