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Get Back Jojo
Season 4, Episode 3
Episode name pun on: The line "Get Back Jojo" from the Beatles song "Get Back"
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Airdate: May 4, 2001
Credits
Director: Randy Myers
Craig McCracken
Story: Kevin Kaliher
Writer(s): Amy Keating Rodgers
Kevin Kaliher
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Summary

PPG (May 4, 2001, A)

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, as they appear in 2001, where this episode takes place in.

PPG (May 4, 2001, B)

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, as they appear visiting what Townsville looked like back in 1959 (via a time machine) in this episode.

It's Career Day at Pokey Oaks and the girls have brought the Professor with them. When it is Professor Utonium's turn to speak he tells the class that he was never interested in science but eventually became a scientist. Professor Utonium then unveils his newest invention the Time Portal. Mojo Jojo overhears this through the window on his way from the grocery store and disguises himself as a student to question the Professor about this invention. Mojo Jojo formulates the plan to kidnap the Professor in the past and convince to hate science. He runs into the portal alone while the girls wait for his invention to be vacant so they can run after him. While they wait, Professor Utonium explains the concept of different dimensions using a mouse in a maze. Once the portal is vacant the girls use it to travel to the past. Meanwhile Mojo found the classroom with the child version of the Professor. Mojo soon learns that the Professor was huge brat that was a troublemaker and enjoyed pranking. The class Prof. Utonium is in makes model volcanoes after watching a video about the dangers of volcanoes. Professor Utonium makes the whole classroom go up in smoke and Mojo uses this as his chance to steal him. As he leaves the school, the girls appear and interview various students to find out what happened to the Professor. It is reavealed that Mojo goes to the volcano (which has no observatory on it yet) and tries to convince him to quit science. After Professor kicks, punches, and uses vituperative and sarcastic remarks to Mojo, Mojo decides to throw him in the volcano to get rid of the problem all together. Just as he throws Professor into the volcano the girls grab the falling Professor (who has fainted). Just as he wakes up he sees the girls and whispers, "Girls!" and faints again. The girls beat up Mojo and reluctantly take him back to the future. As the girls fly back to the present they crash into the Professor. The Professor goes on to explain that he became so obsessed with those 3 little girls after they saved him that he went on to become a scientist. In the midst of all this love, Ms. Keane interrupts the Professor and talks about the next career of professional cartooning. In the end Mojo gets credit for saving the day.

Cast

Trivia

  • This is one of the episodes where the girls traveled through time, the other being Speed Demon.
    • However, in this episode (Get Back Jojo) the girls travel to the past, while in Speed Demon they travel to the future.
  • It is revealed that Professor Utonium, Ms. Keane, and Ms. Bellum are all around the same age and were in the same class in the 1950s. However, the year or decade the main part of the show takes place in has never been confirmed, so their exact age now is unknown.
  • The Mayor was mayor for a long time. Even in 1959.
  • George Jetson, from the Jetsons, makes an appearance as one of the parents in Career Day.
  • This episode is the last one to use the large-sized girls in their normal poses from the January 1999 version of the 1998-2001 animated episode outro after two years (three years in terms of production) of having used the cel of the large-sized girls in their normal poses since it was inked and painted by hand in 1998, the cel of the girls was getting worn out by that time.
  • Also, the animated episode outro in this episode is slightly longer than usual, due to the golden stars falling down for sixteen seconds.
  • This cartoon was produced after the episode "All Chalked Up" ended production. Also, this cartoon finished production on March 2, 2001.
  • The girls and Mojo Jojo traveled to 1959.
  • Although this episode aired after the AOL/Time Warner merger had completed, the Cartoon Network copyright info in the end credits had the AOL Time Warner byline, but the Hanna-Barbera logo still had the Time Warner byline, which means that there's evidence to suggest that this episode was completed before the completion of the merger, as the merger was not finalized and finished yet.
  • The Time Portal 2000 had 5 units of time levers: Year, Month, Day, Hour, and Minutes.
  • Mojo Jojo didn't consider the fact that if he did kill Professor Utonium in the past, then Mojo's existence would be negated along with the Powerpuff Girls', since Mojo was created in the same lab accident, causing a Grandfather Paradox
  • The Narrator mentions Mojo Jojo helping the Professor in creating the Powerpuff Girls at the end. This is likely a reference to Mr. Mojo's Rising.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to a certain phrase in the song called "Get Back" by The Beatles.
  • Some of the music heard in this episode is taken from "The Rowdyruff Boys".
  • This episode was released the exact same date when The Mummy Returns was released in theaters.

Goofs

  • While Mojo Jojo is disguised as Mary, Mojo Jojo's forehead turns pink for a few frames, the same color as his dress.
  • Mojo is seen walking past the windows holding grocery bags, suggesting he went to the grocery store, yet the school is surrounded by a forest and seems out of the way to get to the grocery store.
  • When this episode first aired on Cartoon Network, the episode incorrectly had a 2000 copyright date. Later reruns corrected this to 2001.

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