Major Competition

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Major Competition
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Premiere date: January 6, 1999
Starring: Catherine Cavadini
Tara Charendoff
E.G. Daily
Tom Kenny
Tom Kane
Jeff Glen Bennett
Music composed by: Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
James L. Venable
Writers: Rob Renzetti
Storyboard artists: Cindy Morrow
Directors: Genndy Tartakovsky (also voices)
Craig McCracken
Animation directors: Robert Alvarez
James T. Walker
Art directors: Craig Kellman
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"Major Competition" is the first part of episode seven of The Powerpuff Girls season one, and the thirteenth episode overall. It aired on January 6, 1999 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Rob Renzetti, and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and series creator, Craig McCracken.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Narrator: The city of Townsville is on fire!

Narrator: The fire is out, and Townsville is saved, thanks to... The... uh, no. Thanks to... No... Wait. Maybe over here? No. Wait a-- Wait a second. Who did save Townsville?

Narrator: Wow! Now, that's a hero! Sorry, girls. Looks like Townsville's got a new protector. Major Man!

Narrator: Oh, no, the city of Townsville is under attack.
Parent: Nothing to worry about. Major Man will save us all.

Narrator: Oh! Won't somebody please help this hero in distress?!
Man: Look up in the sky!
Woman: It's some bugs.
British man: No. Flying lollipops.
Talking Dog: No. It's the Supersock Em Girls!
Narrator: No. That's not right. It's the Powderpuff--I mean, the Powerpuff Girls!
Crowd: Who?
Narrator: You know, the Powerpuff Girls.
Crowd: Oh, yeah. Hooray!

Narrator: Oh, Powerpuff Girls, I knew he was a big fake all the time. Major Man. Why, I bet you he wasn't even a real major. Hmmm. Ahem. 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 (voice only) Tom Kenny
Blossom Utonium Catherine Cavadini
Buttercup Utonium E.G. Daily
Bubbles Utonium Tara Charendoff
The Sun N/A
Bellhop Jeff Glen Bennett
British man Tom Kenny
Forest ranger Tom Kenny
Woman Tara Charendoff
George Jetson Tom Kane
Talking Dog Tom Kane
Major Man Jeff Glen Bennett
Major Man's cousin Tom Kenny
Major Man's grandmother N/A
Train conductor N/A
Veteran N/A
Old man N/A
The Mayor Tom Kenny
Professor Utonium Tom Kane
Mother Tara Charendoff
Fred Jeff Glen Bennett





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It was copyrighted in 1998.


The main title theme and music were composed by Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker, and James L. Venable. The end title song was performed by Bis.


Crew credits


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: January 6, 1999 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • The George Jetson lookalike (from The Jetsons) actually talks, and disappointedly, doesn't sound like George Jetson. Tom Kane isn't explicitly credited as the voice, either.
  • Yes, that's right, Major Man is a Superman parody. One man cries, "Look, up in the sky," which is a reference to the line spoken in the introduction to the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Superman.
  • Talking Dog is credited as "Dog."


  • When the girls cotton onto Major Man's act when he slips up on TV, Blossom says, "Did you hear that," and Buttercup says, "Yeah," but both lines come out of Blossom's mouth.

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