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Recap / The Powerpuff Girls S 6 EP 9 Thats Not My Baby Simian Says

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That's Not My Baby: The girls rescue a baby from a monster and are forced to care for it when they can't find its mother.

Simian Says: Mojo takes over as the narrator. He commands the girls to do what he wants until it's revealed in the end what happened to the narrator.

That's Not My Baby provides examples of

  • Babysitting Episode: The girls end up having to babysit the baby they rescue when the mother cannot be found.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: The girls stop the monster from trampling a baby carriage, seemingly rescuing the infant inside and receiving cheers from the people of Townsville…. only to realize that the carriage was empty; the monster already took the baby.
  • The Diaper Change: The girls have to do this to the baby. After some arguing about who gets to do it, they collectively use their powers to get the job done.
  • Doorstop Baby: Buttercup suggests they do this to the baby since they do it on TV all the time. Blossom and Bubbles, however, turn down the idea.
  • Growling Gut: The baby's stomach growls after the girls find him on a lamp-post, which gets Blossom advises the other two girls to watch what they feed him.
  • Manchild: Mrs. Bellum claims she already has a baby to take care of; the Mayor. To make the point clear, the Mayor actually acts like a baby.
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  • Metamorphosis Monster: the monster and the baby are the same species; the baby’s human appearance is just a larval stage.
  • Now What?: Asked by Buttercup when she realizes they are now stuck with the baby they just rescued since it doesn’t belong to any of the people present.
  • Obliviously Evil: The girls think they saved a baby from a monster while in fact they took the baby away from it’s mother.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Mrs. Keane is very reluctant to help the girls take care of the baby, to the point that it appears like she hates children. This sharply contrasts her usual behaviour.
  • The Reveal: The monster is the baby’s mother! Also, the baby's mom reveals that the human-form the girls saw him in was just some "ugly larval stage."
  • Suddenly Voiced: The monster near the end of the episode.
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  • Straying Baby: The baby walks off in the middle of the night, forcing the girls to go after him. They find him on top of a lamp post.

Simian Says provides examples of:

  • Author Powers: Mojo Jojo has these while he is the narrator. He is able to instantly change the weather, and make the girls do whatever he wants them to do.
  • Beam-O-War: between Bubbles’ firebreath and Blossoms’ icebreath.
  • Bound and Gagged: Mojo does this offscreen to the narrator.
  • Cue the Rain: Done by Mojo when Bubbles tempts fate by stating that at least it’s not raining.
  • Curtain Camouflage: Mojo hides behind a curtain while ordering the girls around.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In his first act as narrator, Mojo points out how the name of the city of Townsville is basically this.
  • Expressive Accessory: Blossom's bow droops in exhaustion while the Girls are walking a far way.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Mojo uses his Author Powers to deliberately do this to the girls, like making them act rude to the professor and even commit crimes.
  • Interactive Narrator: The Narrator is hit with this even more than usual, since Mojo is able to abduct him and take his place.
  • Is This Thing On?: Mojo can be seen doing this to the narrators’ micropone.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Mojo makes the girls fight each other.
  • Oh, Crap!: Mojo when he realizes the girls just caught him in the act.
  • Shout-Out: Mojo’s eventual unmasking is very similar to how the fake wizard is unmasked in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • Take a Third Option: Mojo nervously tries to persuade the girls into this when they finally get him and Buttercup wonders where they should punch him first: face or stomach.
  • There Was a Door: Knowing of the Girls’ usual way of entry (through the ceiling), Mojo uses his Author Powers to make the girls use the front door of his lair this time.
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