|The City of Clipsville|
|Episode name pun on: The City of Townsville, referring to the episode being done in the style of a clip show|
|Airdate:||January 16, 2004|
|Story:|| Lauren Faust|
Amy Keating Rogers
"Seed No Evil"
"Lying Around the House"
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The City of Clipsville is second part of 8th episode of season 5. It aired on January 16, 2004. It is done in the style of a clip show, an episode of a television series that consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes, although not all the excerpts are from actual episodes.
The Powerpuff Girls are cleaning out their closet when Buttercup finds her old lucky blanket. The girls remember the time that they had first seen Buttercup with it and how they had chased her around the house to get a better look at it (Cover Up). Then Bubbles remembers the time when Mojo Jojo turned them into dogs (Monkey See, Doggie Do) and Blossom remembers when he tried it again (Monkey See, Doggy Two).
The girls also remember the time when the Professor turned them and everyone else in Townsville into babies and the time when they lost their superpowers.
Buttercup also remembers when they sped up time and aged themselves into teenagers, and during their time as teenagers, the sisters had chosen to give up their crime-fighting lifestyles and live like normal teenagers--this included things like becoming more interested in fashion, wearing makeup and spending their free time hanging out at the mall. And it was at the Townsville Mall that they met the teen Rowdyruff Boys and organized a triple date with them. While the girls and the boys were organizing their date, chaos struck Townsville as crooks and monsters attacked it with no one to stop them.
The girls then become aware that the Professor is watching them. The Professor tells them about the time when he renewed his driver's license, which the girls find boring. Then Blossom remembers the time when the Professor got married to Ms. Sara Bellum, but it turned out to be Mojo Jojo under her hair. As the Professor stops them from talking about it, all four of them see Mayor with them, who wonders why it isn't his own house they are at. Then he tells them about when he remembered the thing that was happening now and when the Professor made him a giant pickle (which never happened). Suddenly everyone turns up and remembers things.
Later, the Powerpuff Girls and the Professor are sitting at their kitchen, drinking hot chocolate, remembering all the events that happened in the episode. Also, the narrator ends the show by remembering how at the end of every Powerpuff Girls episode, he'd say "So once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls."
- The Powerpuff Girls (Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup)
- Professor Utonium
- Mojo Jojo (appears in flashbacks)
- The Rowdyruff Boys (Brick, Boomer and Butch appear in the teenager flashback as teenagers)
- Ms. Keane
- Ms. Sara Bellum (appears in wedding flashback but was actually Mojo Jojo)
- Various citizens of Townsville
- In the clip that showed the sisters as teenagers, Buttercup's cell phone number is revealed to be 555-1568.
- Ironically, this episode only shows three clips from actual episodes ("Monkey See, Doggie Do", "Cover Up", and "Monkey See, Doggy Two") while the rest are clips that were never seen before, so they might not be canon.
- The reason for this is because this episode is a parody of 5th seasons of shows that "jump the shark," with lame story ideas or worse yet, those miserable "clips" episodes.
- The episode ends with a text that says "The Powerpuff Girls was drawn before a live studio audience. In Burbank, California." Spoofing 1970's TV show endings, such as All in the Family. This is also where the Warner Bros. Studios, as well as Cartoon Network Studios, are.
- Also, at the end of the episode, a laugh track is heard. Spoofing from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Scooby-Doo.
- The teenage flashback was most likely set after The Boys are Back in Town as the Rowdyruff Boys are in it with modified versions of their new hairstyles.
- The scene with the Powerpuffs and the Rowdyruffs as couples is an obvious response to the fan letters McCracken got demanding the Girls and Boys be couples. They also mocked the fans because the ship wasn't logical. Also, the pairing would be considered incest since Mojo created the boys, and the fact that he pushed the Professor into the Chemical X that made the girls in the first place, so the pairings aren't logical at all.
- It's likely that the way the girls behaved in the flashback as teenagers, is the way they will act once they reach that stage for real.
- This is the second time Bubbles is chewing gum (the first being in "Just Another Manic Mojo").
- This is a flashback episode, similar to the Simpsons episode, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show.
- In the original storyboard, the teen Powerpuff girls were also going to be pop stars, but that scene was scrapped.
- In addition, in the same scrapped scene, they were shown twerking, predating Blossom and Bubbles twerking in the reboot episode Painbow.