|Jewel of the Aisle|
|Episode name pun on: The phrase "Jewel of the Nile"|
|Airdate:||September 27, 2000|
|Director:||Randy Myers and Craig McCracken|
|Writer(s):|| Amy Keating Rodgers|
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"Jewel of the Aisle" is a Season 3 episode. It aired to September 27, 2000.
A bumbling crook goes in pursuit of a jewel, which has been placed in a cereal box bought by the girls, who have been influenced by a commercial, while the crook resorts to some disguises, as one little breakfast becomes a treasure hunt.
A nameless, clumsy crook robs a jewelry store in Townsville, only to be found and pursued by the girls.
They chase him to the roof of a factory that packages a cereal called Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets. He falls through a skylight, and the girls lose sight of him. Just when the thief thinks he's in the clear, the jewel he stole falls into a cereal box. After losing it in the factory, he follows the delivery truck to Malph's. He goes through every box in the store except one, which he concludes must contain the jewel. Before he can grab it, however, Professor Utonium grabs it and leaves the store.
Not knowing the Professor or his relationship to the girls, he follows him to their house. Upon realizing who lives there, he tries to come up with a plan to get to the jewel without being recognized. After seeing the sisters watching a Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets advertisement, he decides to dress as the cereal's mascot and grab the box. The girls refuse, insisting that he attempt to trick them, just like in the commercials. He tries many disguises: Lucky Captain Rabbit King's "twin brother" (to which Buttercup denounces as "weak"), a "grandma baby-sitter," Mr. Phan - their gardener, a monster attacking Townsville, and eventually Santa Claus.
While all of these plans fail, the last one proves to be the worst as the crook tries to climb a lot of trash cans in order to go down the chimney. A vicious squirrel attacks him after he gets one off of a helicopter. Afterwards, the crook uses another helicopter and dives into the chimney, only to get stuck. After emergency workers get him out, he reveals himself as "Lucky Captain Rabbit King" to the sisters and cries that all he wanted was the cereal. Bubbles sympathetically gives it to him and he completely blows his cover when he removes the Lucky Captain Rabbit King mask and starts eating the cereal until he gets to the jewel. The girls beat him up and recover the jewel, and the police take him to jail.
So once again, the day is saved, thanks to green Buttercups, blue Bubbles and pink Blossoms - the Powerpuff Girls. (Part of this delicious, nutritious breakfast.)
- [the girls have beaten up the crook, recovered the jewel and sent the crook into a police car driving him to prison]
- Blossom: Stupid, unlucky captured robber dude. Jail is for you.
- Blossom: (repeatedly) Ridiculous, Lucky Captain Rabbit King! Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets are for the youth!
- The name and design of Lucky Captain Rabbit King was a composite of Lucky the Leprechaun (Lucky Charms), Cap'n Crunch, the Trix rabbit, and King Vitamin (emulating two General Mills mascots and two Quaker mascots).
- The Lucky Captain Rabbit King commercials, however, only emulated the format of the Trix commercials.
- Like the Trix Rabbit, Lucky Captain Rabbit King disguises himself to attempt to get the cereal and is uncovered, usually, but not always, denied the cereal [the Trix Rabbit was allowed to have Trix once].
- This episode inspired Kellogg's (another breakfast cereal company) to make a new cereal based on the series. The cereal, which took on the same name as the series itself, was later produced and sold.
- In the animated episode outro when the girls appear, they appear one-by-one in a sequential order (the first one to appear is Buttercup, the second to appear is Bubbles, and the third one to appear is Blossom). Also, they are zoomed out further than usual.
- The line "Ridiculous Lucky Captain Rabbit King, Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets are for the youth!" is a parody of the Trix catchphrase, "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!."
- The company Generally Food Cereal is a reference to General Mills.
- The name and industry of the company is also a reference to the General Foods Corporation; originally known as the Postum Cereal Company, its legacy remains primarily preserved in Kraft Foods as of 1990.
- The girls never seemed to notice the diamond in their cereal box, despite the amount of cereal they had gone through.
- The show that the Girls were watching before the commercial, Mech-Animals, is a reference to the Transformers series, Beast Wars and Beast Machines.
- The singers singing the cereal jingle in the commercial are voiced by the girls' actresses.
- This is a rare usage of different animation designs from this one. The Mech-Animals sequence is made of computer animation, and the commercial sequence is made of Disney-style animation.