The Powerpuff Girls was not originally conceived as a kids' show (it was originally titled "The Whoopass Girls," but Cartoon Network wouldn't air the show unless it was changed to something more family-friendly). The mere existence of the items on this page lends credibility to the theory that it was only a kids' show in appearance and tone. See here
Sara Bellum is practically an example in and of herself.
The fact that she is only seen from the chest down has often been suggested as being a joking way of non-verbally explaining that everybody is staring at her breasts most of the time. Blossom practically confirmed this theory in The Powerpuff Girls' Greatest Rainy Day Adventure Ever, in which she dresses as Ms. Bellum by combing her hair over her face and shoving a few stuffed animals down the front of her dress.
After first being defeated by the Rowdyruff Boys, Ms. Bellum tells them that they've been "attacking the problem from the wrong angle", as we're treated to an overhead camera angle that lets us see down her shirt. Then she tells the girls to try "being nice" instead of fighting them — which confused the girls considerably. Ms. Bellum did nothing but repeat her advice, but this time also moving her arms out of way leaving the camera with a clear view of her cleavage. The girls seemed to understand after that.
Her home address is 69 Yodelinda (Yodel in the) Valley Lane.
Abracadaver...sweet hell, Abracadaver...
When Blossom is chasing Brick across the city they fly past a woman and Brick flies underneath her skirt and comes out smiling.
The guy who copies and mass-markets the PPGirls in "Knock It off" is named Dick Hardly.
Right in the start of the episode after the girls watch a live feed from the convention of parading overpumped paragons of manliness, they start gushing over it, getting more and more excited and aroused until they are no longer capable of coherent words but can only pant and moan... and then they collapse on the sofa, exhausted but with blissful grins on their faces. Wow... just, wow.
Bubbles defeats the Japanese superhero "E-Male" in a near-light-speed race around the world. The other memers mock E-Male for losing the race to a girl, Valhala saying "Your PPP connection hath been severed!"
The monster is in the form of the giant, red, pointy hot rod, which turns into a robot bear that battles all the manly superheroes of Earth but proves invincible, declaring "The more manhood you bring against me, the harder I become!"
"Expulsions of manliness."
Said monster was defeated by the girls when they turned into a giant flaming cat and rubbed against him.
To put the episode into perspective, it's about a society of superheroes who don't want to admit girls. The title is "Members Only".
The monster itself challenges the superheroes to "Step forth and bring thy manhood against my own!" so they can see "who has the upper hand on the measuring stick!" Are you freaking kidding me?
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the Big Bad beats up all the superheroes with huge phallic objects.
The African hero on the team is called Mandingo.
Granted, a Mandingo was originally nothing more than an African warrior, but given the nature of the whole damn show...
The Caribbean hero has red eyes.
After the bad guy gives his beginning speech, Major Glory says "Finally a true test of our manhood! Heroes, hooooo!" Having a hard time believing that "ho" in this context was not intended both way
In Mommy Fearest the girls helping the professor prepare for a date. As they're enthusiastically spiffing him up with various accessories and items of clothing, Buttercup adds "And some of these!" in a rather suggestive tone while tucking something unseen into his shirt pocket.
She also suggests a start time for the date of 10:00pm. Clearly she wasn't intending to wait up.
Would anyone care to explain why "Ima" was at the girls' house so late?
The episode where Sedusa replaces Ms Bellum features a series of visual double entendres — for example, "Ms Bellum" helping the Mayor sharpen a pencil while he gets a blissful look, then pulls back the pencil to discover only a nub left.
Later when Sedusa fights the girls she throws what look like breast forms at Blossom which she took from under her blouse.
Heck, Sedusa's name counts, with it sounding like a play on "seduce" and "Medusa".
At the end of the episode, Ms. Bellum clarifies that she wasn't the one trying to seduce the Mayor, but rather Sedusa. This results in the Mayor to stop clinging on to Ms. Bellum, to which she responds with "Where are you going?" The Mayor replies with, "To the Prison. Visiting hours are almost over, y'know!" and leaves the office. It heavily implies that the Mayor is going to let Sedusa finish the "job" at the prison.
Him. The very existence of an openly transvestite villain who may or may not be Satan himself in a kid's show is a bit surprising, but at one point, Him licks the professor quite suggestively.
In Tough Love the citizens of Townsville are brutally beaten up and at the end are show very, very injured and bandaged. Nothing too bad here. Then the narrator proclaims "Oh, nurse! Isn't it time for my sponge bath? Heh heh heh..."
In the season 4 episode Super Friends, a new neighbor moves in next door to the girls. While introducing her to the Professor, the following exchange occurs:
Bubbles: This is our dad. He made us in his laboratory by accident. Professor: Well, what can I say... Robyn: Don't worry, Professor — I was an accident, too! (Professor raises one eyebrow) Robyn: (later) Your dad is funny.
Earlier in that same episode, the Girls see their new neighbors include a married couple and Bubbles sees a box labelled "Toys", likely figuring that means they have kids. Blossom then responds "you know that lots of old people play with toys too".
A similar joke occurred in the episode, "Gettin Twiggy With It" when Mitch Mitchelson, who lived in a trailer park with his grandma, takes the class hamster, Twiggy home and starts playing with her violently. When Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup catch him in the act:
In the episode "Geshundfight", when the sickened PPG's talk to the Amoeba Boys, Blossom appears to be saying "we gotta take you back and fuck you up". The PPG Wiki states that Blossom said "lock you up", but it certainly sounds like another word to us...
In "Shotgun Wedding" Fuzzy Lumpkin places a Do Not Disturb sign with two hearts on his door before going inside with what he believes to be a female. Cue lots of strangely suggestive noises accompanied by a look of terror on the Professor's face.
In "Stray Bullet", the girls are arguing over whether a squirrel they've adopted is a boy or a girl. Eventually their shouting over each other makes it impossible to tell what their saying. As soon as Blossom and Buttercup finally fall silent, Bubbles (who was arguing that the squirrel was a girl) yells, "Squirrels eat nuts, stupid!" You can probably fill in the blanks as to what kind of suggestion she was replying to.
At the end of the episode where Mojo Jojo tries to redo his scheme to turn everyone in the world into dogs he ends up as a dog again and is locked away in the Townsville dog pound, where a bulldog looks at him and goes "Woof" suggestively.
During the episode Down N' Dirty, which was about about Buttercup's poor hygiene we see a large truck draining portable toilets. Said truck had the logo "BOB'S SEPTIC WORLD - we're full of it!"◊ Later Buttercup is doused with its contents.
A lot of the episode titles were puns on suggestive things. (Some only become clear when spoken, not read.)
Slumbering With the Enemy
Girls Gone Mild
Shut the Pup Up
The Boys Are Back In TownGirls' kisses used to be the boys' weakness, but now they make them "bigger and more powerful". After twelve minutes of Squicky torture — including Brick pinning Blossom down by her arms and Snicker-snagging her (a disgusting schoolyard-bully tactic involving drool), and the other two shoving a slug down Bubbles' dress — the girls discover that the boys' new weakness is that "whenever their masculinity is threatened, they shrink in size."
So they're metaphorical and literal dicks?
The episode also has them fighting a One-Eyed Monster, a Crab, a Tentacle Monster, and two fuzzy balls that spit a gooey substance. When defeated, the PPG throw them in a pile, with the One-Eyed Monster and fuzzy ball monsters landing in a very suggestive manner.
This exchange in Hot Air Buffoon:
Mayor: Enough of your silly talk. It's time to seize the helm, baby! *while making thrusting gestures with his arms and finally his crotch* Ms. Bellum: Uhhh, do you want me to leave for that?
In Aspirations the Gangrene Gang have been going around stealing stuff for Sedusa because she has promised them a "reward". The whole gang melts at the thought, and no explanation is provided for what she might have meant. It gets somewhat Squicky when they refer to Sedusa as their "mommy" and Sedusa acts like they're her sons. What?
Toward the end of the episode "Bubble Boy", Brick and Butch find Boomer trapped in the containment ray and ask why he took his clothes off (actual answer: the Girls stole them so Bubbles could disguise herself as him). Brick follows it up with "We're not here to have a party!" Um...what?
One early episode was shown completely from the Mayor's POV. He gets captured by Mojo and the girls rescue him, but they start snickering. After explaining the fight with Mojo, the Mayor still wonders why the girls were laughing. Rather than explain, the girls just fly off. The camera pans back to show the Mayor is COMPLETELY NAKED and we even get a bare-butt shot. The censors were apparently fine with Mojo taking off the Mayor's clothes without consent and having a man of around 50 being naked in front of three girls who are about 5.
Once, the girls asked the Mayor for an extraordinary amount of money for their services. The Mayor literally has what appears to be a heart attack, then after calming down says "I'm no sugar daddy. Those days are over." For the uninformed, a "sugar-daddy" is a rich man who pays a large amount of money or expensive gifts for the sex or romantic company of a younger woman (or a younger male, if he swings that way). And he just said this to some 5-year old girls that asked him for money.
In The City of Clipsville, during the famous Teenage Powerpuffs scene, one of the teenage Rowdyruff Boys turns his magazine sideways and a folded page pops out, prompting him to say "woah" in response. It says FHM on the magazine. What did they put in this episode in order to make this pass?!
That wasn't the only bit of innuendo in that clip:
Buttercup: "Hey Blossom! Wanna take a ride on Butch's escalator?"
Just like the Boys Are Back in Town Episode, while Bubbles talks to Boomer, in the background, a giant One-Eyed Monster slowly rises from below, eats a girl, and then leaves. For those who don't fully get the joke, "one-eyed monster" is slang for the male sexual organ.
In Insect Inside after accidentally knocking Roach Coach off a building and upon inspecting his body and discovering he was a robot, one of his hands appears to be flipping the bird at them.
In Boogie Frights, the Boogie-Man quite blatantly says "shit", but it's drawn out so it sounds more like "sheeeee..."
Also, the Invisible Man appears walking his invisible dog. But considering he's wearing clothes that make him look like a pimp, and the collar has spikes, you have to wonder if that was a dog he was walking...
Check out the Powerpuff Girls having orgasms from candy in the episode Candy is Dandy (start at about 2:10 and go till about 3:25). 'Orgasm' might not be the most appropriate word to use in conjunction with a trio of 5-year old girls, but there's no other way to describe it.
I wasn't really with you, until I got to the end
Bubbles: *Looking exhausted, with eyes half shut* "That... was... amazing."
Also, when the girls are about to kick Mojo's ass, they sound like thugs who confront their drug dealer about hiding the blow from them.
Heck, that whole episode has nothing but blatant references to drug addiction.
Fuzzy Lumpkin and his mud "bride" at the end of Shotgun Wedding.
The episode "Mojo Jonesin'" is one big drug abuse metaphor. It has Mojo in a trench coat, in an alley way, giving "chemical x" to kids. But, it wears off and the kids want more. Essentially, Mojo gets the kids hooked on chemical x, by giving the first hit away for free, and then asks the addicted kids for something in return. The announcer even says things like "Destroy the Powerpuff Girls!? Kids, just say no!" and "They used to be such good kids!"
During the Christmas Special, Santa's permanent Naughty List has "Adolf Schicklegruber" on it. Adolf Hitler's father, Alois Hitler, was illegitimate and his mother's last name was Schickelgruber. He later took the last name of his stepfather, which was Hitler. So, basically, Adolf's last name was almost Schicklegruber.
In Super Zeroes, when Buttercup is narrating the panels of "Spore", there is a great deal of gore, though it is only briefly shown.
From an old Cartoon Network promo, after the Powerpuff Girls rescue Aqua Man and Wonder Woman from the Legion of Doom, Wonder Woman tells them that they are developing into quite the superheroes. Bubbles responds with "someday, we'll be as developed as you," which causes the defeated villains to start laughing and Wonder Woman to cover her chest with a sheepish expression on her face.