Mime for a Change

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Mime for a Change
Premiere date February 3, 1999
Starring Catherine Cavadini
Tara Charendoff
E.G. Daily
Tom Kenny
Dee Bradley Baker
Music composed by Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
James L. Venable
Writer(s) Amy Keating Rogers
Zeke Kamm
Director(s) Genndy Tartakovsky (also voices)
Craig McCracken
Animation director(s) Robert Alvarez
James T. Walker
Art director(s) Craig Kellman
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"Mime for a Change" is the second part of episode eleven of The Powerpuff Girls season one, and the twenty-third episode overall. It aired on February 3, 1999 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Amy Keating Rogers and Zeke Kamm, and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and series creator, Craig McCracken.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Narrator: Boy, oh, boy, your colorful life gonna be pretty black and white from now on, Rainbow. So, once again, the day is saved thanks to... the Powerpuff Girls! 🎵 Love love love la la love. 🎵 Hmmmm.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Narrator (voice only) Tom Kenny
Rainbow the Clown/Mr. Mime Tom Kenny
Jim N/A
Truck driver Dee Bradley Baker
Little boy E.G. Daily
Bubbles Utonium Tara Charendoff
Bus driver Tom Kenny
Blossom Utonium Catherine Cavadini
Buttercup Utonium E.G. Daily
Old lady N/A
Driver Dee Bradley Baker
Screaming woman Unavailable
Construction worker N/A
Baby Unavailable
Cop Dee Bradley Baker
George Jetson Unavailable




  • Powerpuff Girls' band instruments


  • School bus




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. The music was edited Glenwood Editorial. The two songs listed below were written by David Smith.


  1. "Rainbow's Theme Song" - Tom Kenny
  2. "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" - Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Catherine Cavadini


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: February 3, 1999 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • The episode title is a pun on time for a change.


  • When the bus driver screams, the kids on the left row, which includes the Powerpuff Girls, disappear.
  • When Bubbles tells the girls to start coloring, the corner of Buttercup's left eye is sticking through her hair.
  • George Jetson, from The Jetsons, has a cameo in the crowd after the song is finished.

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