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(1998–2005)

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George Jetson of The Jetsons (1962) occasionally appears in the background flying in his space car as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are in flight to a rescue.
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Cartoon Network asked for a seventh season of the series. Creators and producers Craig McCracken and Chris Savino felt that six was enough.
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The devilish, demonic rival named is referred to as "Him" because the producers thought the Devil or Satan or any other name would be too controversial for a kids' show.
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The Powerpuff Girls (1998) names were based on Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather from the popular Disney movie, Sleeping Beauty (1959).
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Sara Bellum is named after the cerebellum, probably in reference to her job as the "brains" of the mayor's occupation and city operations.
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The location of Townsville is given in the episode The Powerpuff Girls: Him Diddle Riddle (2001) when the girls must solve numerous puzzles given by Him, "or else the Professor will pay." The final location in the hunt is given by the Mayor who states that the global coordinates of an intersection is at 32 degrees north and 212 degrees west (or 148 east). This puts Townsville in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 400 hundred miles east-by-southeast from Japan's largest island of Honshu.
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All of the character designs are based around curves with exception of one. Professor Utonium's design is based entirely around straight lines and sharp angles.
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The trio was originally called Whoopass Stew! (1992), but their name was changed to The Powerpuff Girls (1998) when adult audiences disapproved of children hearing this profanity to younger generations, especially pre-school, kindergarten and first grade, so they would not speak profanity in school, without realizing they are or were cursing.
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In "Nuthin' Special" cartoon of The Powerpuff Girls: Nuthin' Special/Neighbor Hood (2003), Buttercup discovers that she's the only one in Townsville who can roll her tongue. The rest of Townsville try this, going from on person to another. One of these people is Gene Simmons, the bassist/vocalist from the band KISS.
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In the first episode, "Three Girls and a Monster," of The Powerpuff Girls: Three Girls and a Monster/Monkey See, Doggie Two (2000) Blossom orders the commencement of flight plan Alpha-Omega-Atari. When executing this plan, the girls race through the city and at one point form the Atari symbol with their color trails. In addition, the names Alpha and Omega are the names of the first and last gun turrets in Atari's classic arcade game Missile Command (Delta is the one left out).
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Atleast four The Powerpuff Girls (1998) cartoons have Dexter of Dexter's Laboratory (1996). All are cameo scenes. First, Dexter is the sleeping boy in "Powerpuff Bluff" episode The Powerpuff Girls: Insect Inside/Powerpuff Bluff (1998). Second, Dexter's character figure is seen during the montage sequence as the Professor tries finding the correct chemical frequency solution in The Powerpuff Girls: Criss Cross Crisis (2000). Third, Dexter is just the figure of a doll in "Ploy's R Us" episode of The Powerpuff Girls: Hot Air Buffoon/Ploys R' Us (2000). Fourth, Dexter can be seen in the background and standing on the sidewalk in The Powerpuff Girls: Forced Kin (2001).
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Every episode starts with s shot of the city and narration by Tom Kenny: "The city of Townsville..."
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June Foray provided the voice of Madame Argentina in the episode, "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future." In honor of this, the episode was made to feel like an episode of "Rocky & Bullwinkle."
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After The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002), the show underwent a series of changes: the production switched from traditional inked and painted cels to digital post production; the design for Mojo Jojo was changed to the more sinister-looking one used in the movie; and the end graphic, with the concentric hearts and the girls appearing in an explosion of stars, switched to the slightly more elaborate version used at the end of the movie.
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According to Tom Kane, he based Professor Utonium's voice on actor Gary Owens.
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In "Slumbering With The Enemy," the girls are looking though a teen magazine during a slumber party. Amongst the pictures of guys, one sees the creator of the show, Craig McCracken. He is the one wearing a black EBay shirt.
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Japanese animation: Za kagesutaa (1976) is where Mojo Jojo's "braincap" was designed from tribute to the helmet of their title superhero.
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In "Collect Her," while the mayor is performing a role call of the population of Townsville, he calls out "Genndy McCracken," an amalgamation of producer Genndy Tartakovsky and Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken.
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Originally, the girls were named Blossom, Bubbles, and Bud. A friend of Craig McCracken's, Miles Thompson, came up with Buttercup's name.
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The girls are made out of sugar, spice, everything nice, and chemical X. Chemical X was coincidentally added when rival monkey Mojo Jojo interrupted Professor Utonium's laboratory.
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In "Something's a Ms," when the girls are debriefed on a kidnapping, this scene which mimics similar scenes in The Big Lebowski (1998).
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The episode "Meet the Beat-Alls" features a number of jokes and puns all related to song titles best known by The Beatles. Creator Craig McCracken is a big Beatles fan.
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When Craig McCracken created Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004), he picked Chris Savino to take over production on this series, as he left them to start directing Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends.
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Mojo Jojo's character figure was designed after character Dr. Gorin from the 1971-72 series "Spectreman."
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The Powerpuff Girls (1998) debut on Wednesday, November 18, 1998, was 70 years after first animation short, Steamboat Willie (1928).
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In season 3 episode 6b (Monkey See, Doggy Two), Mojo Jojo refers to his mistake in the original plan to turn everyone into dogs (Monkey See, Doggy Do). Here, he plays footage that is identical to that of the episode to which Blossom asks if he has cameras planted around the world. Since he agrees, it can be inferred that the show as a whole is taken from footage Mojo Jojo's cameras.
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Despite being a kids cartoon, there have been notable deaths in various episodes. Bunny dies in "Twisted Sister", The Rowdyruff boys die in the episode of the same name (only to be revived by Him in a later episode) and Dick Hardly dies in "Knock It Off".
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The Powerpuff Girls (1998) double episode set of The Powerpuff Girls: Bubblevicious/The Bare Facts (1999)'s original air date was Wednesday, January 20, 1999. Anniversary of the second portion short, "The Bare Facts," date of January 20 occurs during Presidential inauguration. In 1993 and 1997, Bill Clinton. In 2001 and 2005, George W. Bush. Barack Obama's first in 2009. In 2013, it was on January 21.
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The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Dexter's Laboratory (1996) contain 81 weekly episodes apiece. Without their true and correct debut of Whoopass Stew! (1992) there were 82. In 2014, there was another meeting making 82 Powerpuff Girls cartoons along its debut Whoopass Stew! (1992), totaling 82 programs. Now with 83 and 84, the two newest are The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed (2014) and a movie titled The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002).
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The title of the episode that features the Human Leech, "The Headsucker's Moxy," is a reference to the Coen Brothers' film, The Hudsucker Proxy (1994).
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Creator Craig McCracken is a Beatles fan. This is what leads to the writing and creation of the Powerpuff Girls episode "Meet the Bet-Alls."
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In the episode, The Powerpuff Girls: Imaginary Fiend/Cootie Gras (2000), the new boy creates an imaginary friend that turns out to be evil. Craig McCracken left the show after six seasons to film a show called Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004) based on children who have created imaginary friends.
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Originally, two adults and a child dubbed the girls' voices in the Brazilian version. While Iara Riça (Blossom, as "Florzinha") and Christiane Monteiro (Bubbles, as "Lindinha") were adults, Luísa Palomanes was aged 11 when she started voicing Buttercup, as "Docinho."
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Jim Cummings and Tom Kenny's second TV voice role after CatDog (1998). They wouldn't work together again until Winnie the Pooh (2011) where Jim Cummings did Pooh and Tigger while Tom Kenny provided the voice of Rabbit.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the episode The Powerpuff Girls: Imaginary Fiend/Cootie Gras (2000), Blossom is launched into a coat rack and reappears dressed as Eric Cartman from the Comedy Central show South Park (1997). Also in the same episode, Bubbles tries to think of a imaginary friend herself and thinks of "Koos Koos," or Koosalagoopagoop, from Dexter's Laboratory (1996).
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