Criss Cross Crisis

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Criss Cross Crisis
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Premiere date September 8, 2000
Run time 19:53
Starring Catherine Cavadini
Tara Charendoff
E.G. Daily
Tom Kane
Tom Kenny
Roger L. Jackson
Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Hale
Music composed by Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
James L. Venable
Writer(s) Don Shank
Storyboard artist(s) Don Shank
Director(s) Genndy Tartakovsky (also voices)
Craig McCracken
Animation director(s) Robert Alvarez
Art director(s) Don Shank
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"Criss Cross Crisis" is the third episode of The Powerpuff Girls season three, and the fifty-fifth episode overall. It aired on September 8, 2000 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Don Shank, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and series creator, Craig McCracken, and voice directed by Tartakovsky.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Narrator: Yawn. The city of Townsville, another beautiful morning, same old, same old, yadda, yadda, yadda. Huh? Wait! What's happening at the Professor's house?

Bubbles: And, so once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Narrator Tom Kenny
Professor Utonium Tom Kane
Buttercup Utonium E.G. Daily
Blossom Utonium Catherine Cavadini
Ms. Bellum Jennifer Martin
The Mayor Tom Kenny
Bubbles Utonium Tara Charendoff
Werner Heisenberg
Mojo Jojo Roger L. Jackson
English chap Fuzzy Lumpkins Tom Kane
Schoolgirl Ace Jennifer Hale
Lil' Arturo Unavailable
School girl Grubber Tara Charendoff
School girl Snake Catherine Cavadini
Big Billy N/A
Miss Iowa N/A
Miss Utah Unavailable
Paul Rudish N/A
Craig McCracken N/A
Don Shank N/A
Dexter N/A





  • Cop cars
  • Cop van




It was copyrighted in 2000.


The main title theme and music were composed by Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker, and James L. Venable. The end credits song was performed by the Scottish indie-pop band Bis. The music was edited by Glenwood Editorial.

Crew credits


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: September 8, 2000 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • The design of Pokey Folks is based on the design of Hanna-Barbera's HQ at 3400 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bubbles has a wristwatch version of the Powerpuff Hotline.
  • Ms. Bellum, the Mayor, and Professor Utonium switch bodies with Paul Rudish, Craig McCracken, and Don Shank. Rudish is wearing a t-shirt that says Star Wars, after the film series.
  • One of Ms. Bellum's transformations is of Dexter from Cartoon Network's sister show Dexter's Laboratory.


  • Ms. Bellum's new faces are randomly hidden.
  • The way Bubbles and the Narrator switched bodies isn't the same as how the body switching had occurred throughout the rest of the episode.

Critical reception

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