|All Chalked Up|
|Episode name pun on: The phrase "All choked up" and chalk|
|Airdate:||June 29, 2002 (Kids WB)|
"Get Back Jojo"
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All Chalked Up is the second episode in the fourth season of The Powerpuff Girls. It is the seventy-sixth episode overall.
After Buttercup becomes so selfish by destroying Bubbles' chalks, Bubbles befriends a butterfly (HIM in disguise), that asks her to express her anger, but her monster drawings come to life and attack Pokey Oaks.
Part 1The episode starts at Pokey Oaks, with kids playing, Buttercup and Mitch playing dodgeball and Bubbles drawing chalk on the ground. While playing with Mitch, the ball rolls over on Bubbles' drawing, and Buttercup scolds her that this is a playground, not a "drawing ground," much to Bubbles' dismay, but continues. Buttercup and Mitch playoff, with Mitch getting hit by the ball and erasing Bubbles' drawing. Buttercup appears and scolds Bubbles again, causing the two to argue. All of the kids, except Blossom, are entertained by the quarrel, until Blossom breaks it up, asking for an explanation. Bubbles starts to talk, but Buttercup cuts in, and they continue arguing. This annoys Blossom, and she orders them to shut up, and then tells Bubbles to speak first. Bubbles then tells her that Buttercup should share the playground, which Buttercup bluntly refuses and instead becomes selfish. In a fit of irritation, Buttercup then stomps on some of Bubbles' chalk destroying it in the process, visibly upsetting Bubbles. An enraged Bubbles gets up and tries to get enough energy to punch her, but she couldn't, however, she instead bursts into tears and flies away to a forest. At the forest, she discovers a new set of chalk on the tree stump, however there wasn't any chalk inside, but then the forest transforms into a magical place, full of flowers, toadstools and woodland creatures, who individually give Bubbles a piece of chalk, each, until the chalk box was full. Then a talking butterfly appears, who welcomes and gives Bubbles the ability to draw things and have the drawings come to life, so the forest can be made even more beautiful, to which she draws different things that make her happy (After transporting from the forest to a blank, lifeless looking area). He then tells Bubbles to express her anger towards Buttercup for destroying her chalk, to which she then draws monsters, coming to life, once they were complete. Eventually, Blossom and Buttercup appear and asks where Bubbles has been, and they look behind them, and the drawing monsters came to life.
The drawing monsters go away and destroy the school, and nearly hurt all the children, but the girls manage to save them. Then the girls except Bubbles fight the monsters, but they are no match for them and they easily defeat Blossom and Buttercup. Knowing they can't beat them, they ask Bubbles for help, and she has an idea, erasers. Then they easily erase the monsters apart, but then they draw themselves back to life. Then the talking butterfly appears, and reveals himself to be Him, and that it was him who tricked Bubbles into expressing her anger and drawing the monsters to life. Then Bubbles draws the monsters angry into happy ways, much to Him's dismay. HIM angrily tells her that she can't do that, and was supposed to express her anger, but Bubbles tells him that she is, in a positive way, so she draws Him into a butterfly, just like the way he was when he tricked Bubbles. HIM defeated again, then escapes. The drawing monsters then turn back into drawings. The girls then cheer for Bubbles, and Buttercup attempts to apologize to her for destroying her chalks and making her cry, and Bubbles, understanding what she is trying to say, forgives her. Then the episode ends with drawing hearts dropping on the girls.
- [Bubbles has made HIM mad by redesigning the chalk monsters from vicious to friendly]
- HIM: You can't do that! You're supposed to express your anger!
- Bubbles: I am. I'm just expressing it in a positive way. And I think you were more positive when you were a cute...little...butterfly.
- [Bubbles has drawn antennae and butterfly wings on HIM]
- Bubbles: What do you think, girls?
- Blossom: Oh, yes.
- Buttercup: Much better.
- HIM: (growling with rage) Noooooooo! (disappears causing the antennae and butterfly wings to float to the ground)
- Despite have being produced by Cartoon Network Studios instead of Hanna-Barbera, it shows the latter's logo at the end.
- This episode is loosely based on the book of the same name.
- This is the second time HIM uses and manipulates Bubbles who tearfully takes leave of her sisters, the first time being Octi Evil.
- This is the first episode that used digital ink and paint, which would later be seen in seasons 5 and 6, although the episode still used the 1998-2001 animated episode outro. After this episode, the digital animation process was not used again until the episode "Superfriends" (in terms of production order). The digital animation process was then put into official usage beginning with that episode. This meant that some episodes coming right after this one, starting with "Get Back Jojo" and ending with "Knock It Off" were still animated with traditional cel animation, all the way down to the ink and paint.
- This is the first time HIM appears in a 20 minute episode.
- As shown in this episode, Bubbles loves to draw with chalk.
- This episode is the first one the use both the 2000 circle designs and 2000 oval designs of the girls constantly and alternately in one episode. In most episodes, the circle designs would be used in one episode, while the oval designs would be used in the other episode. This episode is the first one that combines the circle and oval designs together in one episode.
- It is unknown what Blossom and Buttercup were doing while Bubbles was playing with the animals and expressing her anger, however, it can be assumed that they went looking for her when they asked her what she was up to.
- It is never explained how HIM knew about Buttercup destroying Bubbles' chalk, but it is likely that he was watching them.
- The hearts at the end shot radiate rather than pulsating.
- Buttercup and Blossom use their Sonic Scream for the first time. Also, the sound waves were green instead of gray.
- This is one episode where the girls don't use violence and fighting to defeat a foe; rather erasing.
- This episode aired a couple of months after the series premiere of ChalkZone, a Nickelodeon series with a similar premise (before that, it was a series of pilots on Oh Yeah! Cartoons).
- Although this episode aired on June 29, 2002, it was made in early 2001.
- This episode was purportedly scheduled to air on April 27, 2001, but was delayed to June 29, 2002, for unknown reasons.