Yesterday (Monday) was the 10th Anniversary of the Powerpuff girls. Did you know that? I didn’t know that until I happened to be flipping through channels and saw that there were several episodes on in a row.
“Hmm,” I thought. “I haven’t seen that show on television for years. I wonder what episodes they’re playing”
Turned out they were playing Craig McCracken’s favorite episodes, so they were all pretty good. I watched a handful and then at the end of the marathon they played a brand-new episode.
Holy crap it was funny.
There were many surprising things that happened in it, such as Mojo Jojo singing a Tears for Fears song. Look!
There was also a very pleasing Mario Kart reference, some very wacky reaction animations, and they actually showed Ms. Bellum’s face for one frame. Click here if you wanna see it! Don’t click there if you don’t wanna.
But far more important than all of that stuff was the fact that the timing of the episode was impeccable. Just spot-on. It was fast, it was funny, but most importantly it had what we at Fools Play call “heightened telling.” It just served to illustrate exactly how excremental most of the cartoons on TV are right now.
So good job, girls. We miss you. And—hey! Put your movie out in widescreen format for pity’s sake!