Synopsis by Sarah Sloboda
Featuring three kindergarten-aged females, the Powerpuff Girls tells stories of crime-fighting heroines Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup. The Mayor calls the girls on their classic big-red-nosed phone when recurring bad guys like the giant monkey Mojo Jojo and other one-time enemies threaten the well-being of Townsville. Using their super powers and the power of cooperation, the Powerpuff Girls save the day, and get home in time to say goodnight to their caregiver the Professor. Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup have unique, individual dispositions, and their characters provide humor intelligent enough for adults to enjoy as much as children. Bubbles' (the one in blue) sweet demeanor is counterbalanced by Buttercup's (green) tougher attitude, and Blossom (red) always tries to do the right thing. When they go to school, they act just like a group of kindergarten friends, but when the Mayor calls, they know they have to work together to set things right. Often, the girls find that they rely on each other much more than on any super power they're given. Debuting in 1999 on the Cartoon Network, the show was noted for its edgy, modern techno sound as well as its adorable humor. Each half-hour of television programming was made up of two shorter episodes, each with its own moral lesson imbedded in the way the girls overcome the challenges of a day of crime-fighting.