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Powerpuff Girls
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Also known as PPG
Location Townsville
Objective To fight crime and the forces of evil
Leader Blossom Utonium
Members Bubbles Utonium
Buttercup Utonium
Former members Bunny Utonium
First appearance WAC: "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" (1995)[Note 1]
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The Powerpuff Girls are a trio of young sibling superheroes in the Powerpuff Girls animated franchise. Their father, Professor Utonium, created them with an accidental dosage of Chemical X while trying to create the perfect little girl.



TV series






Video games


Early life

As famously shown in the original series' opening scene, the girls were conceived by Professor Utonium in the basement of his laboratory, who initially meant to create the perfect little girl with a mixture of "sugar, spice, and everything nice." However, the professor accidentally smashed a container of Chemical X to the concoction, causing an explosion that hurled him back. Upon waking up to discover three girls floating in the air, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were born, which led to Utonium adopting them as his daughters.[1] The accident Utonium caused was revealed to have been the result of his former chimp assistant Jojo, who pushed the Professor towards the Chemical X container. The same Chemical X explosion that created the girls also affected Jojo, who had been mutated to a superhuman intelligence, and upon seeing the love he immediately had for the girls, felt rejected and resentful despite the fact he caused the accident, left to become Mojo Jojo in a path towards supervillainy.[2][3]

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

WARNING: The following section contains content that may be seen as mature or offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
  • In The King of Queens episode "Ticker Treat," Doug asks Kirby which Powerpuff Girl episode he is dressed as, which is Blossom.
  • In the ER episode "Next of Kin," an abandoned baby is checked over at the hospital. Carter finds the umbilical cord clamped down with a Powerpuff Girls barrette, which he calls "Powderpuff Girls," but Susan corrects him.
  • In the Gilmore Girls episode "Lorelai Out of Water," Lorelai once used Powerpuff Girls stationery to tell a charity worker to go into her own garage to pick up some boxes.
  • In Craig McCracken's second series, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, the teenage caretaker Frankie Foster wore a t-shirt with a silhouette of Bubbles and her sisters in their trademark colors.
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body," a pink shirt with the three Powerpuff Girls is seen inside of Willow's closet, while she panics over what clothes to wear to her mother's funeral.
  • In the Veronica Mars episode "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough," Veronica talks to Weevil's young niece Ophelia who carries a Powerpuff Girls backpack, which she wants to check if it has the stolen senior trip money. In a twist, it turns out Weevil did hide it in the backpack, but then had Ophelia hide it in the ball pit because he knew Veronica would come looking for him.
  • In the American Dad! episode "The Longest Distance Relationship," Jeff and Sinbad travel through a wormhole to get back to Earth, which temporarily shapeshifts them into different stylized versions of themselves, which includes Jeff and Sinbad as a Powepuff Girl and Professor Utonium, respectively.
  • In Fox's late night animation programming block Animation Domination High-Def, there was a sketch called "HBO's Powerpuff Girls," in which the Powerpuff Girls were depicted like the characters from HBO's Girls. When creating the girls, the Professor adds a dose of narcissism. They are now in their 20s and live in New York City. Even though they try to fight monsters still, they spend more time smoking, binge eating, and dating.

Baby Looney Tunes

  • "Baby-Gate:" Lola plays a three Powerpuff-looking girls in a computer game called Pizza Power Challenge, having to destroy a pizza monster, but loses after being distracted by Melissa and Petunia trying to help.
  • "A Mid-Autumn's Night Scream:" Lola, Melissa, and Petunia want to dress up as the Super Sunshine Girls on Halloween, but Granny leaves it to the last minute to buy their costumes which have all been sold out. Lola shows the boys a TV magazine with the Super Sunshine Girls, who instead of looking super deformed, look like realistic teenage girls.

Gilmore Girls

  • "Run Away Little Boy:" When Lorelai talks to Rory about doing some retail therapy and finally buying some Powerpuff Girls shot glasses.
  • "Teach Me Tonight:" Rory has a Powerpuff Girls shot glass when she is recuperating in bed from her car accident. Only Buttercup is visible.
  • "Lorelai Out of Water:" Lorelai mentions writing a message on a Powerpuff Girls postcard.
  • "Haunted Leg" and "One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes:" Lorelai and Rory eat from a Rice Krispies cereal box that features the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter.


Main article: Mad
  • "WWe Bought a ZOO/2 Broke Powerpuff Girls:" During "2 Broke Powerpuff Girls," Bubbles and Buttercup are left broke and jobless in their apartment after being fired from their job as waitresses. They turn to Blossom for help and she employs them to work for her company which owns a restaurant, leaving them at square one again. Tara Strong reprises Bubbles for this skit.
  • "Taking Nemo/Once Upon a Toon:" During "Once Upon a Toon," Samurai Jack trims a bush in the shape of the Powerpuff Girls.

Robot Chicken

Main article: Robot Chicken
  • "Celebrity Rocket:" During a three-second channel flip, Professor Utonium, who's spiraled on the floor of his lab, comments to the Powerpuff Girls, "All thanks to stem cell research," with the girls (voiced by Seth Green) either cheekily or sinisterly replying, "Uh huh."
  • "I Love Her:" In the segment "Perfect Little Girls Who Flip The F&%$ Out," while creating the Powerpuff Girls, Professor Utonium adds cocaine to the recipe, causing the girls to go crazy and ravage the town.
  • "May Cause a Squeakquel:" Mojo Jojo is thrown into jail when the Powerpuff Girls realize that the town's judicial system is unfair and doesn't rehabilitate its criminals and so they break into the mayor's office and beat him up.

Sugar and Toys

Main article: Sugar and Toys
  • "Thirst Day Was the Worst Day:" In two Las Powderpoof Girlz segments, in which the girls are Latinas, they search for other missing Latinas. They discover that Ariana Grande has kidnapped other famous Latina celebrities and hooked them up to their booty machine to drain their buttocks to make her more Latina.
  • "Rebooty Call:" The Powerpoofs appear in a segment called "Puerto Rico, We're Not Your Sidepiece," which acts as a PSA on how to treat Puerto Rico better, instead of just a vacation getaway, which is destroying the land.
  • "Revenge of the Nerfs:" In another two Las Powderpoof Girlz segments, the Powderpoofs find out that every liquid in the city has been replaced with hot Cheeto sauce, which OAC gets addicted to. They find out it is due to the blue-skinned Flavorless Gang, a parody of the green-skinned Gangreen Gang, who want to dry the Earth of its spices leaving the planet bland of flavour. They are backed by Mayor DeBlah, who they literally have in the palm of their hands, and who is as scatterbrained as his template.


  1. ^ Prototype Powerpuff Girls appeared in Craig McCracken's short Whoopass Stew! in 1992.


  1. ^ "Sugar, spice, and everything nice: These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But, Professor Utonium accidentally added an ingredient to the concoction, Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born! Using their ultra superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil!" - The Narrator (The Powerpuff Girls intro sequence).
  2. ^ The Powerpuff Girls: "Mr. Mojo's Rising", season 1, episode 7b (1999).
  3. ^ The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002).