|Gettin' Twiggy With It|
|Episode name pun on: Gettin' Jiggy With It|
|Airdate:||September 22, 2000|
|Director:|| John McIntyre
"Bought and Scold"
Gettin' Twiggy With It is the eighth episode in the third season of The Powerpuff Girls.
When Twiggy, the class pet hamster, is taken home by Mitch Michelson, typical class bully, he promises to be nice to her, but the girls don't trust on Mitch's niceness and soon Twiggy is turned into a monster.
At Pokey Oaks School, Ms. Keane asks Mitch Michelson to take care of Twiggy, the pet hamster, while Mitch seems to be torturing her. The girls try to convince her not to let him, but when they look at him he looks innocently. Mitch leaves school on bike and returns to home (or trailer).
Back at Mitch's house, the girls are looking through the window. Mitch picks Twiggy up, appearing to be cuddling her and offering her some hamster food, so the girls don't need to look at him, but Mitch puts the entire jar of hamster food into Twiggy's mouth. Then, he puts Twiggy into a controller car and drives her all over the room. The Powerpuff Girls stop him when Twiggy is about to fall down from stairs. Mitch again promises to be nice to her. Then they go outside of his room and discretely look through the keyhole.
While Mitch initially appears to be stroking her, the girls notice a pair of electrical wires, where it turns out he's about to electrocude her. The girls come right on time, before the clips reach Twiggy. Mitch starts crying and states that he never had a pet. The girls give Twiggy and again appears to take care of her. Then she's strapped to a rocket. The rocket flies all over the house and lands in the toilet. Mitch sadistically flushes Twiggy down the toilet. She went into the sewer, where lands in a drum of radioactive waste.
Back in the bathroom, the angry girls are asking, why Mitch flushed her down the toilet. He says that it was an accident. Before the girls can interrogate him further, the house shakes and the floor cracks, and a mutated Twiggy comes up from the toilet. Mitch quickly escapes from home, while Twiggy follows him. The girls fly behind them. Then Twiggy catches up Mitch's bike and the girls grab him. Mitch thanks them for helping him, but the girls are actually helping Twiggy. He says he'll do anything to avoid this fate, so the girls and Ms. Keane punish him for not taking good care of Twiggy by making him run on a hamster wheel with Twiggy chasing after him.
- Mitch says he has never had any pets, yet there is clearly a snake in a tank in his bedroom.
- Speed Buggy makes a cameo appearance as a remote control car.
- There's a Pokemon episode of the same name.
- Twiggy transforming into a monster is similar to Peepi from the Invader Zim episode "Hamstergeddon".
- Twiggy is constantly referred to as a girl. But once when the girls first see Mitch torturing Twiggy, Blossom says that if Mitch isn't nice, they're taking him away.
- When Mitch let out an evil laugh, it's very reminiscent of Popeye's signature laugh from the Popeye franchise.
- This episode aired a day before the Digimon episode The Emperor's New Home was aired, followed by WWF's Unforgiven the following day.
- This episode was also aired four days before American heavy metal band Soulfly released their second studio album Primitive.
- Animation error: When the girls stop outside Mitch's home and peer into the window to see what he is doing with Twiggy, Buttercup is on the left, Bubbles is in the middle and Blossom is on the right. When it cuts to the next scene, Buttercup and Bubbles have swapped positions, but when it goes back to them outside the window, they are in their original positions again.