|I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future|
|Episode name pun on: The title is supposed to serve as a prediction of the future. The fact that The Powerpuff Girls (the funny cartoon) will take place in the future (after the intro)|
|Airdate:||March 25, 2005|
"Shut the Pup Up"
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I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future is the twenty-sixth episode of season 6 of The Powerpuff Girls. It is the one hundred and thirty-ninth episode overall.
A fortune-teller named Madame Argentina and her goose side-kick Fred start causing trouble around Townsville. First, they set their tent on the outskirts of town and invite the Mayor to an appointment. They then manage to steal the key to the city from him. The girls find out about this and try to stop them. Argentina and Fred flee to a remote island on a plane, pursued by the girls. On the island, Argentina purchases voodoo dolls of the girls. The voodoo dolls are hung from a tree, which leaves the girls suspended in midair (above a cliff) ending the first act in an obvious cliffhanger.After a fictional commercial for the Pickle Patch, featuring the Mayor and Ms. Bellum, we return to the second act, where the voodoo dolls are stolen by a fan to be put up for auction on eBay. This frees the girls from devouring by crocodiles, who buy a voodoo doll of Fred. The girls, now in their backyard, put the voodoo doll version of Fred on a platter and announce their intention to cook him. This draws the attention of Argentina and Fred, who are coincidentally flying directly overhead in a plane. This causes Argentina to crash-land her plane in an effort to retrieve the Fred doll before it is cooked (which would cause the real Fred to be cooked as well). Unfortunately for Argentina and Fred, they both go flying out of the plane in the wake of the crash and are sent flying directly into the grill. The girls close the lid of the grill, return the recovered goods and let the Mayor back into Townsville while the two villains are charred and sent to prison.
And the day is saved, thanks to "The Powerpuff Grill”.
- The whole episode was told in the form of a Jay Ward cartoon. The puns, the narrator and the mid-way cliffhanger are obvious references to The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, Ward's most famous creation. The jail warden is named "Jay Warden." Madame Argentina and Fred are also drawn in a style similar to the characters in Ward's cartoons.
- Madame Argentina & Fred were Inspired by Boris & Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle.
- Madame Argentina was voiced by legendary voice artist June Foray and Fred was voiced by Tom Kenny, though some websites credit Michael Bell as the voice. Foray died in 2017.
- The commercial for the Pickle Patch during the show is an obvious reference to the Nicotine Patch.
- The sound of the Mayor's car horn is the same sound effect used at the end of the 1952 Disney cartoon, Susie the Little Blue Coupe.
- This is the only episode where the narrator has more lines than the characters.
- This is the only time "The Powerpuff Grill" saved the day.
- The Narrator mentions a real life website, eBay, when the collector takes the voodoo dolls.
- There's a catch phrase that Madame Argentina said: "Gosh, ain't I a stinka'?". This is a referencial sentence used by Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny who used the catchphrase "Gee, ain't I a stinker?"
- The Mayor tries to say what the narrator said but gets disrupted by the Girls much to his growing irritation.
- The characters say "Keep the change" when paying for something in the exact amount requested.