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Recap / The Powerpuff Girls (S1E1): "Monkey See, Doggie Do"/"Mommy Fearest"

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Monkey See, Doggie Do contains examples of:

  • Artifact of Doom: The Anubis Dog Head and itís 2 corresponding ruby eyes. When combined, they give the wielder the power to turn everyone into dogs.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Mojo Jojo uses the Anubis Dog Head to turn everyone, including the girls, into dogs.
  • Body Horror: Plenty of it to go around, and most of it isn't Played for Laughs.
  • Butt Biter: Buttercup in her dog form. She defeats Mojo this way.
  • Literal-Minded: As a dog, Professor Utonium can only say "Bow Wow Wow Wow" when reciting Mojo's name. Bubbles misinterprets this as the villain's real name until Blossom realizes what he actually meant to say.
  • No Ontological Inertia: breaking the Anubis bust also breaks the curse and turns everyone back to normal (plus, it somehow turns Mojo into a dog himself).

Mommy Fearest contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Sedusa, As Ima Goodlady.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: Sedusa lied to The Professor and the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sedusa, right from the beginning.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: When Professor decides to tell girls to call the police to arrest Sedusa. And Professor tells the girls Sedusa will not deceive him anymore.
  • Here We Go Again!: Said by the Narrator at the end where another woman shows up and baked a pie for the Professor and the girls when she heard about Sedusa being caught.
  • Grounded Forever: Which failed as the girls get angry at her.
  • Meaningful Name / Ironic Name: Sedusaís alias name is Ima Goodlady (Iím a good lady), which she appears to be indeedÖat first. Of course, she is anything but, making it the later trope.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Being a master of disguise, Sedusa is definitely this. Often subverted though by her ever-present Nightmare Face when her true colors become clear.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Ima/Sedusa is this to the girls....or rather, might have, if the Professor married her.
  • Why Did It Have To Be The Dark?: In this episode, Bubbles is revealed to be afraid of the dark, which means the Professor has to leave the hall light on and crack the bedroom door open just a tiny bit so that Bubbles can go to sleep.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Sedusa pulls one on the Professor twice to get him to ground the girls. The latter one fails miserably due to her identity being exposed and she ends up arrested.
  • You Are Grounded: Sedusa, as Ima Goodlady, makes sure the girls get grounded so they wonít interfere with her evil plans. She even says it word for word.

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