10 Times "The Powerpuff Girls" Kept It 100

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup were realer crime fighting girls than you thought.


If you were #blessed enough to grow up with this great cartoon series, you'll agree with the following statement: The Powerpuff Girls was one of the realest cartoons out there. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the same guy behind most of your other favorite Cartoon Network series (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack), The Powerpuff Girls distinguished itself from its peers by featuring three little badass girls.

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup's daily routine usually revolved around going to school and then saving fictional city of Townsville from monsters and recurring villains, such as Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, the Ganggreen Gang, and HIM. But why was the show the realest? Years later, you can revisit an episode of Tbe Powerpuff Girls and recognize life lessons behind the cartoon escapades. Some you probably understood as children, like not judging each other and being nice to each other, but others, such as villain Femme Fatale's critique on patriarchy or the Powerpuff Girls' discussion on gender roles with Major Glory, show the real power of the show years later.

So, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the show's last episode and the fact that it will be returning to TV next year, we look back on 10 times when the series kept it 100. From encouraging us to put fuccbois in their place to the pains of being "forever alone," The Powerpuff Girls was a lot realer than we thought.

When Buttercup put men on full blast.

When Buttercup made us really question the idea of cleaning.

When HIM reminded us that being #flawless requires work.

When Blossom discovered that threatening a man's masculinity will never not make him feel some type of way.

When Professor Utonium perfectly captured the “Forever Alone” struggle.

When Bubbles snapped and gave not one f**k for an entire episode.

When Bubbles and Buttercup chose the turn up over sleep.

When Bubbles admitted something that we feel at least three or four times a day.

When Femme Fatale clapped back at the patriarchal superhero industry.

When Blossom proved that Beyoncé isn't the only woman who woke up like this.

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