The Powerpuff Girls (Classic)

1998 • Cartoon Network
1.01K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Insect Inside / Powerpuff Bluff
"Insect Inside" The city of Townsville becomes overrun by millions of cockroaches, led by their leader Roach Coach. The Powerpuff Girls must fight their fear of bugs in order to save the city.
2 Monkey See, Doggie Do / Mommy Fearest
"Monkey See, Doggie Do" Mojo Jojo is on the loose with his amazing Anubis Head laser that turns people into dogs. The Powerpuff Girls think they have it under control until they are turned into Power Pups!
3 Octi-Evil / Geshund Fight
"Octi-Evil" Him is out to break up the Powerpuff Girls, and uses Bubbles sweetness to do it via Bubbles' stuffed octopus "Octi." But he is in for a big surprise when the Powerpuff Girls end up being stronger than they appear.
4 Buttercrush / Fuzzy Logic
"Buttercrush" Buttercup develops a crush on Ace, the leader of the Gang Green Gang. They soon take advantage of this to put Blossom and Bubbles into terrible danger.
5 Boogie Frights / Abracadaver
"Boogie Frights" The Boogie Man creates perpetual night by making a huge disco ball to cover the sun. The Powerpuff Girls plot to crash the ball while monsters of the night proceed to destroy Townsville
6 Telephonies / Tough Love
"Telephonies" The Gangreen Gang gets hold of the Powerpuff Girls Hotline and makes crank calls, sending the Girls on a wild goose chase trying to protect the town.
7 Major Competition / Mr. Mojo's Rising
"Major Competition" The Powerpuff Girl's place as crime fighters is taken when Major Man comes to town. The PPGs eventually figure out that Major Man is actually faking disasters just so he can "save the day."
8 Paste Makes Waste / Ice Sore
"Paste Makes Waste" The Powerpuff Girls are spending a regular day at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten, when their paste-eating classmate, Elmer Sglue, becomes a destructive Paste Monster and goes to destroy Townsville.
9 Bubblevicious / The Bare Facts
Bubbles is tired of being the cute and wants to be "hard-core," but she takes it a little too far.
10 Cat Man Do / Impeach Fuzz
"Cat Man Do" The Girls save an innocent little Kitty from the clutches of an evil villain. Eventually they learn that Kitty is the true villain when he hypnotizes the Professor in an evil plot to take over the world.
11 Just Another Manic Mojo / Mime For A Change
"Just Another Manic Mojo" When the Girls lose their baseball in Mojo's house, it's the perfect opportunity for him to destroy these pesky superheroines-if he can only get them to hold still.
12 The Rowdy Ruff Boys
"Rowdy Ruff Boys" Mojo Jojo creates the ultimate weapons against the Powerpuff Girls: boy equivalents!
13 Uh Oh Dynamo
"Uh Oh Dynamo" The Professor fears for the Girls safety, so he builds Powerpuff Dynamo to help the Girls in battle.

About this show

When Professor Utonium mixed up a special concoction of sugar, spice and Chemical X, he created Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles - The Powerpuff Girls! So those evil Townsville villains better watch their backs because these girls are ready to fly into action at the flip of a ponytail. Super-cute, super-fast and saving the world before bedtime!

Ratings and reviews

1.01K reviews
Adrian Agustin
June 16, 2020
The original Powerpuff Girls were part of my childhood. The vibrant action is so good! At first, it was called Whoopass Stew! I hate that name. Craig McCracken changed it to the Powerpuff Girls. For the What A Cartoon! series, the first Powerpuff Girls short Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins aired on Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toon-In in 1995 and Crime 101 in 1996. The two pilots were successful, so it was developed into a full-blown series. If you look at the first episode Monkey See, Doggy Do, Mojo Jojo turned everyone in Townsville into dogs, so the Power Pups saved the day. That same title was based off of a Whoopass Stew pilot that the maker of the show made in 1992. Welcome to the 1998-2005 universe! Cathy Cavadini is still Blossom and E.G. Daily is still Buttercup. Tara Strong is the new Bubbles. Tom Kenny is the mayor of Townville and the show's narrator. Tom Kane is Professor Utonium and HIM. Jennifer Hale is Ms. Keane and Princess Morbucks. Roger L. Jackson is Mojo Jojo! The show was colorful, creative, and never was afraid to turn up the brutality factor. I recommend seasons 1-4 because there is SO MUCH VIOLENCE! Craig McCracken left the series so he could work on Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. Chris Savino and Paul Rudish took over. For seasons 5-6, the show moved from Hanna-Barbera Productions over to Cartoon Network Studios. The show moved from its traditional hand-painted cells and was now being colored through digital inking. Moving to digital ink would not result in a change to the show's art style. Digital ink makes the lines crisper and more consistent. The backgrounds went from these warm bright colors over to this simplified, cold-bleached out blue look. The Girls seemed to have gotten larger heads with even bigger bug eyes staring into your soul. Mojo now has these pointed ears. The Rowdyruff Boys were redesigned. The newer episodes seem to move at a snail's pace. Jokes would be dragged out way too long, and the creativity and storytelling just seemed to be stagnant. There was nothing on the grand scale of things. The creativity was gone, the art style had dropped, and the adventure was over. And so in 2005, the Powerpuff Girls series finally came to an end, and this time, it seemed like it for good. The tenth anniversary special, "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!" aired in Europe and Asia before the U.S. It was animated using Adobe Flash.
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Meme Lord
July 29, 2016
This show is one of the most memorable and one of the most well done shows. It's a shame that nowadays Cartoon Network don't make as many good shows as they used to. If the reboot gets put on Google Play, don't get the reboot, I've heard that the reboot is absolutely terrible.
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DosRandom 8Guys
August 4, 2017
Far better than the reboot, which relies on memes and 2010s slang, and tries to hard to be hip. This one was cool without even trying. Just stick to the episodes involving Hanna-Barbera (the post-movie ones are gag-a-day that vary wildly in quality), which are consistently good. Plus, The Rowdyruff Boys were a great concept, and was gender-bending without pandering. Overall good.
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