Strong Armed

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Strong Armed
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Premiere date: April 13, 2016
Run time: 11:16
Writers: Haley Mancini
Patrick McEown
Leticia Abreu Silva
Alicia Chan
Grace Kraft
Storyboard artists: Patrick McEown
Leticia Abreu Silva
Alicia Chan
Grace Kraft
Andy Cung (revisionist)
Sofia Alexander (revisionist)
Anna Lencioni (revisionist)
Directors: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Julia "Fitzy" Fitzmaurice (supervising)
Jack Fletcher (voices)
Animation directors: Robert Alvarez
Randy Myers
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"Strong Armed" is the ninth episode of The Powerpuff Girls season one. It aired on April 13, 2016 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Haley Mancini, Patrick McEown, Leticia Abreu Silva, Alicia Chan, and Grace Kraft, produced by Pernelle Hayes, and directed by series creators, Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle, and voice directed by Jack Fletcher.

Bubbles becomes too dependent on a superstrong metallic cast she receives after a fight with Packrat.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Narrator (voice only) Tom Kenny
Packrat Jason Spisak
Dancer Guy N/A
Blossom Utonium Amanda Leighton
Bubbles Utonium Kristen Li
Buttercup Utonium Natalie Palamides
Professor Utonium Tom Kane
Barry Mackerbocker N/A
The Mayor Tom Kenny





  • School bus



Jake Goldman was credited for additional writing.


It was copyrighted in 2016.


The theme song, "Who's Got the Power?," and music were composed by Mike Reagan, with the former having been written by Reagan and Bob Boyle. The opening and ending songs are performed by Tacocat. The end credits song was written by Tristan Sedillo and Hannah Watanabe-Rocco.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • In the previous episode, "Little Octi Lost," the toxic waste dump was actually called the Townsville Dump.
  • My Little Rita is a parody of a Cabbage Patch Kid.
  • Springs 'R' Us is a parody of Toys 'R' Us.


  • The previous episode credited Packrat as one name, whereas this episode credits him as "Pack Rat."

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