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Schoolhouse Rocked
Season 2, Episode 1-B
Episode name pun on: Schoolhouse Rock
SHR
Airdate: June 25, 1999
Credits
Director: John McIntyre and Craig McCracken
Story: Cindy Morrow
Writer(s): Jason Butler Rote and Amy Keating Rodgers
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Synopsis

A truant officer enlists the Gangreen Gang at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten, and Ms. Keane forbids the girls to fight them at school. Is their career in danger?

Plot

The Gangreen Gang meet a truant officer named Mr. Jack Wednesday at an arcade. He told them that they need to go to school, as they never go there. They are sent by their sleazy leader to Pokey Oaks Kindergarten and bully all the kids there. The Powerpuff girls try to stop them but Ms. Keane reminds them of a rule; If they fight in school, they will receive a timeout during recess.  At recess time the Gangreen Gang hurt all the kids by throwing dodge balls to their faces. Just when it looked like all was lost, Ms. Keane realizes she misjudged the girls badly, and finally tells them that they can "play dodgeball with them" (meaning "defeat them").The Powerpuff Girls then smash the Gangreen Gang in their faces with dodgeballs. After the game, Mr. Wednesday comes to the school, berating Ms. Keane's teaching style before being hit in the head with a dodge ball by Ms. Keane. Afterwords, Ms. Keane apologizes to the girls for not trusting their instincts.

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Trivia

  • It is revealed that Snake's real name is Sanford D. Ingleberry.
  • This episode also revealed that Big Billy's full name is William W. Williams and that he is a cyclops.
  • During "The day is saved" narration, when the Powerpuff Girls appear, they are sleeker and the girls' design is thicker. This remained for some episodes until "Meet the Beat-Alls".
  • If you look closely in the arcade when the truant officer is talking to the gang, you can just see text that reads "BLOODY MESS". There's even a still of it in the PC game Princess Snorebucks. 
  • Running gag: Ms. Keane telling the Powerpuff Girls to go back to their seats whenever they try to fight the Ganggreen Gang.
  • Bubbles' right pigtail is missing the first time the girls are told to back to their seats.
  • Moral: Trust your instincts.