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Home, Sweet Homesick
Season 2, Episode 15
Episode name pun on: Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Homesick title card
Airdate: July 9, 2017
Credits
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Haley Mancini
Jake Goldman
Writer(s): Alicia Chan
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Home, Sweet Homesick is the fifteenth episode of Season 2 (and fifty-fourth episode overall) of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It aired on Cartoon Network on July 9, 2017.

Synopsis

When the girls go to camp, Blossom has a hard time leaving her schoolwork at home.

Plot

After the Powerpuff Girls foil Mojo Jojo's latest attempt to rob the Townsville Bank, Professor Utonium arrives to take them to Camp Big Dipper, a space camp. While Blossom is especially excited about it, Bubbles is sad about being away from the Professor for two whole weeks.

Blossom is excited to attend the same space camp that her favorite astronomer Wendy Q. Dallen also attended when she was a kid. However, she discovers that the camp activities are all park attractions and carnival rides, like an inflatable "Moon Bounce" bounce house, "space rover" bumper cars, and a petting zoo for "alien" animals. Bubbles and Buttercup look forward to having fun with the attractions, but Blossom questions the educational value in all of it, which is not helped by the hyperactive camp director Joey.

Blossom tries to send a text to Professor Utonium expressing her disappointment in the camp's silly games and lack of scientific application. But the text doesn't go through due to there being no wi-fi signal, and Blossom goes to bed in tears.

A few days later, Bubbles and Buttercup try to invite Blossom to play some of the camp games with them, but she declines, saying how much she wants to be like her idol Wendy Q. Dallen. Buttercup tells her that just because the camp isn't what she expected doesn't mean she can't have fun. As Blossom wanders off in frustration, she discovers the camp's old rocket museum, which has been closed due to lack of funds and interest. Inside the museum, she is thrilled to discover space-themed museum displays and what appears to be a replica of the Apollo rocket. When Blossom tries to activate the launch sequence, however, she realizes it is a real, functioning rocket that launches her into outer space.

While Blossom is excited at first to see the wonders of space, she realizes her sisters aren't there to enjoy it with her. This kicks off a David Bowie-esque folk rock ballad in which Blossom learns that there are times to learn and times to have fun. Just then, a recording of Wendy Q. Dallen plays on the rocket's control panel, and Dr. Dallen says her time at Camp Big Dipper helped her learn the same thing: work is important, but time spent having fun with friends is even more important, and one shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to grow up. Blossom takes this lesson to heart and returns to Earth.

Back at Camp Big Dipper, Bubbles and Buttercup run up to Blossom with a science book for them to study together since they hadn't spent any time together all week. Blossom is touched by her sisters' gesture, but she says she'd rather have fun with them on the camp carnival rides.

Characters

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Minor characters

Trivia

  • The song that plays during Blossom's time in outer space ("Dipper Camp to Captain Bloss") is a reference to David Bowie's song "Space Oddity".
  • Haley Mancini, the writer of the series, along with Joey's voice actor Robbie Rist are also guest stars from Mighty Magiswords.
  • This episode aired thirteenth years after "Aspirations" of an episode from the classic series.

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    • Best episode of the series so far.I think the moral was great and the song was awesome.The only thing about this episode I didn't like ...
    • First, this ep is a bunch of BS. Second, the moral was stupid and predictable. Third, I hate this show, I hate the executives, I hate the ...

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