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The Powerpuff Girls

Anime and Manga

Comic Book

  • During Kevin Smith's run of Green Arrow, Mia Dearden (later the second Speedy) was seen watching The Powerpoof Girls, though one of the girls' legs were shown on the TV.

Comic Strips



  • In Elf, when one of the children tries to convince the town to believe in Santa, he reads a list of items that children have asked him for. The first one mentioned is a Powerpuff Girl doll.
  • In Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo says "I'm as cute as a Powerpuff Girl!"
  • In Unbreakable, David Dunn's son is watching the episode "Mommy Fearest" before he checked the news.

Live-Action TV

  • The Middle:
    • In the episode "Valentine's Day", Frankie mentions Powerpuff Girls valentines among the valentines that Brick can choose from.
    • In the episode "Mother's Day II", Sue calls her stuffed octopus "Octi", which is also the name of Bubbles' stuffed octopus.

Web Comics

  • In the And Shine Heaven Now storyline 'Eurekon' Professor Utonium is shown attending the titular mad scientist convention (and resents the idea that all mad scientists are evil). Meanwhile, the Demashita versions of Bubbles and Buttercup are among the magical girls that drive Incognito back to hell.

Web Original

  • The Nostalgia Critic:
  • SuperMarioLogan:
    • In "Bowser's New Son", Bowser Junior wants a new little brother to play with, so Bowser suggests to Chef Pee Pee to make one from ingredients like Professor Utonium did with the Powerpuff Girls.
    • In "Luigi's Mansion Episode 7", Mojo Jojo is one of the many evil people on Craig the Devil's hall of fame.
    • At the beginning of "Forsaken", Junior, Joseph, and Cody watch an episode of the 2016 series.
    • In "Jeffy's Halloween!", Cody dresses up as Mojo Jojo for Halloween.
    • In "Black Yoshi's SuperPowers!", Black Yoshi gains superpowers after eating radioactive KFC chicken. When he uses his Super Speed to steal a PlayStation 4 from Best Buy, Mario tells him to use his powers for good instead of evil by returning the PS4. Upon hearing this, Black Yoshi tells him, "This ain't The Powderpuff Girls!"
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  • Louder With Crowder did a right-wing parody of the intro, placing "The Squad" (Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib) in place of the girls, created when Professor Cenk accidentally spilled Chemical P (Progressiveness), and fighting a never-ending battle against America itself.

Western Animation

  • American Dad!: In "The Longest-Distance Relationship", Jeff Fischer and Sinbad end up in an Art Shift sequence, where end up in the art style of the show, among many others. Sinbad is drawn like Professor Utonium while Jeff is drawn like one of the girls.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "The Dad Who Knew Too Little", Homer and Lisa are framed for a crime and go on the run. They use a black hair gel to disguise themselves, and Lisa comments that she looks like a Powerpuff Girl, complete with Buttercup's hairline.
    • In "Bart Vs. Itchy and Scratchy", Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are seen on Lisa's timeline of Cartoon Women's history, along with Betty Boop, Miss Grundy, Daria, and Louise Belcher.
  • MAD
  • The show has been referenced twice in Robot Chicken
    • A three-second sketch has Professor Utonium say "All thanks to stem cell research", with the girls concurring with him.
    • Another sketch shows what happens if cocaine was added into the ingredients to create the girls.
  • Chowder:
    • Ms. Bellum appears in "The Hot Date".
    • In "The Heist", after Mung tastes a sugar sapphire, his head turns into that of Bubbles, who says, "Wow, that's sweet!" Tara Strong reprises her role as Bubbles.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, also created by Craig McCracken, has many shout-outs to the series;
    • Mac is based on a one-time character, Mike Believe, who had a mischievous imaginary friend of his own.
    • In the pilot episode, Mojo Jojo note  appears as one of the imaginary friends Wilt introduces Mac and Bloo to.
    • Frankie's midriff-baring T-shirt has silhouettes of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup on it, each color corresponding with their eyes and dress.
    • In the episode, "Land of the Flea", one of the fleas living on Eduardo resembles and sounds like The Mayor. It doubles as an Actor Allusion, since Tom Kenny voiced both The Mayor and Eduardo.
    • In the episode, "Say It Isn't Sew", when Bloo looks through some stickers, one of them is of Blossom's head.
    • In the episode, "Nightmare on Wilson Way", Oscar (The big green friend) decides to go Trick or Treating as Blossom, only to find out that Frankie has decided to go Trick or Treating as Blossom as well, which leads to him walking away muttering, "I should have gone as Bubbles...". In all later scenes he appears in, he's dressed as Bubbles. Also in the same episode, Bloo is dressed as Mojo Jojo in a flashback.
    • In the episode, "Challenge of the Superfriends", Mac and Bloo meet a superhero imaginary friend named Imaginary Man who looks like a cross between Major Man and Major Glory from Dexter's Laboratory. The episode in general has many references to the series, as it begins with a narrator saying "The City" the way he would at the beginning of each episode, and ends with Bloo saying, "And so once again the day is saved". Also, whenever Imaginary Man and his enemy sister Nemisisister flew, they would make the same sounds and leave behind streaks of light the way the Powerpuff Girls do.
  • At the end of the The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode, "My Fair Mandy", Mandy smiling for the first time messes with the natural order and sends her, Grim, and Billy to the Powerpuff Girls' dimension. Grim is dressed as Blossom, Mandy is dressed as Bubbles, and Billy is dressed as Buttercup, and Professor Utonium tells them that Mojo Jojo snuck into a movie theater without paying. In The Stinger, Irwin is seen in Mojo's evil lair, dressed as Mojo himself.
  • A poster showing the girls is seen in the Valkyries' palace in the Courage the Cowardly Dog episode, "The Ride of the Valkyries".
  • At the end of "The Boy Wander", an episode of Wander over Yonder (another show by McCracken), Wander and Sylvia save the day. After Lord Hater asks what happens, Commander Peppers states that "Once again, the day is saved thanks to... Wander and Sylvia." Topped off with the pair being shown in front of a similar backdrop to the ending (but with yellow stars instead of pink hearts) and the fact that Peepers is voiced by Tom Kenny.
  • In the Evil Con Carne episode, "Ultimate Evil", as part of Hector and General Skarr's plan to make Boskov more evil, Boskov watches an episode of The Powerpuff Girls while strapped to a chair with his eyes open a la A Clockwork Orange.
  • In the Baby Looney Tunes episode "A Mid-Autumn Night's Scream", the Super Sunshine Girls are a clear parody of the Powerpuff Girls.


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