Anyone who grew up in the 90s or 00s probably remembers this show on Cartoon Network. I was especially a huge fan of that show in 2nd grade. But that’s another story.
Anyway, those who watched the show all know the premise. Professor Utunium mixed three ingredients (sugar, spice, and everything nice) and accidentally dropped chemical X, thus creating the PowerPuff girls, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The girls fight crime and save Townsville.
So, here are my theories:
1: Was the show’s US history different from ours?
When there’s trouble, the mayor contacts the PowerPuff girls through their special telephone. The girls fight the crime and throw the villains in jail. And… without a trial.
There was never a courthouse, judge, lawyers, defense attorneys, witnesses, or any of that in “The PowerPuff Girls.” Not once have villains such as Mojo-Jojo, Princess, Him, or anyone else been tried and found innocent or guilty. They’re just immediately thrown in jail by the PowerPuff girls.
Yes, it’s a cartoon. But because people received trials before getting locked up in real life, I wonder if their history differed from ours today.
I will not go into detail as I do not discuss politics on my blog. However, I still consider this quite interesting.
2: Is King Morbucks afraid of his daughter, Princess?
Princess Morbucks is not only one of the villains, but a huge spoiled little girl. She brags when things go her way and throws tantrums when they don’t.
Her dad plays a big role in giving her whatever she wants and whenever she desires them. He even bought her the mayor’s office in the episode where she legalized crime, probably because Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup would not let her be a PowerPuff girl.
In another scene, Princess screams for a glass of water, and her father holds her hand and walks with her as she thanks him. However, if anything happens to his stuff, he will ground Princess for a long time.
In the Christmas special, “Twas the Fight Before Christmas,” when Princess and the PowerPuff girls are at the North Pole with Santa, Princess throws a tantrum about how her daddy says she gets whatever she wants and whenever she wants. But I am wondering if he really chooses to spoil her.
Except for that brief parade of villains in a certain episode that I don’t recall the name or plot of, King Morbucks’s face is never shown. I also don’t think he gets any spoken lines.
However, I can get a glimpse of his personality where he isn’t too enthusiastic, but rather the opposite. Of course, I could be wrong.
3: Is the professor a heavy sleeper?
There are a couple of episodes that suggest that he might be:
- “Twas the Fright Before Christmas” – When Bubbles hears Santa inside the house, she goes to the tree downstairs… only to find no presents under the tree. Instead she finds coal in her stocking and well as Blossom, Buttercup, and the neighbors’. She screams about it several times, but the professor does not wake up.
- “Ploys R’ Us” – The professor sleepwalks and gives the girls toys, which he actually stole from a store. Despite the robbery, the girls choose to keep the toys rather than reporting the professor and returning them. Once again, Bubbles screams when she thinks he’s become a zombie – yet that doesn’t doesn’t wake him up.
What do you think of these theories? Do they make sense to you? Please let me know in the comments if you’re interested.
4 thoughts on “My Top Theories About “The PowerPuff Girls””
Great review Sunayna!
Your theories make perfect sense to me. We used to watch The Powerpuff Girls in the early 2000s after smoking pot. There is nothing sadder than a bunch of high 20 and 30 year olds sitting around watching cartoons about three crime fighting little girls. Thank goodness we all grew out of it. Every time I see, hear or read anything about the Powerpuff Girls, it takes me back to all those nights with my friends.