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The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! is a TV special, produced for the 10th anniversary of the show. It is considered as the series finale of The Powerpuff Girls; It's followed by The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, its 2006-07 anime series and its 2016 reboot series.


The key to the world is sent to Townsville, and The Mayor has the responsibility of keeping watch of it. However, he misplaces it, and all the villains of Townsville break free from prison to search for the key, each one of them wanting to obtain it and rule the world, especially Mojo Jojo. The Powerpuff Girls must find the key and return it to The Mayor, before the villains get to it.


Minor roles


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  • This is considered the series finale of the original Powerpuff Girls series.
  • It was originally going to be an hour long series finale, but they couldn't fit the time span special on time so they decided to turn it into a 1/2 hour series finale.
  • Mojo Jojo keeps saying his infamous catchphrase, "Curses!" many times, throughout the episode.
  • Mojo Jojo also quotes "Go Monkey Go! Mojo Jojo!", which is the name of a song about him, featured on The Powerpuff Girls' Heroes & Villains soundtrack.
  • The contract about The Key to the World reads as follows:
    • Be it enacted in the year Two Thousand and Eight, by the parties representing the Key to the Word, henceforth referred to as "The Committee" that the Key to the World, henceforth be known as "The Key", will travel the world spending one full day in each city during which that city will rule the world. Unless otherwise specified or provided for in this decree, all cities will have "The Key" for a day and will rule the world for that day. Herein each city will comply to the schedules contained within and paragraphs respectively prescribed to follow exactly the rules set forth in this document.
    • The purpose of this law in intended to present a detailed review of the provisions relating to all systems involved in or related to "The Key" and it's mission. It is "The Committee's" desire to ascertain all laws put forth by "The Committe" in uniformity, discretionary, ordinances, that are therefore primarily set forth in the Law pertaining to "The Key to the World".
  • Daddy Morbucks is mentioned in dialogue, but not seen. He is mentioned, when Princess Morbucks yells at a construction worker to "do what her daddy pays him to do."
  • The Mayor picks up Ms. Bellum's bonus checks from November 18, 1998. This is most likely a reference to the show premiering on that same date.
  • The Giant Fishballoon serves as a major character, along with all the other major villains, despite him, just being a minor villain, who's only appearance prior was his starring role in "Uh Oh Dynamo" and a cameo in "The City of Frownsville".
  • List of vehicles used in the race:
  • During the racing segment, HIM was shown, riding a low-riding motorcycle. This is the same vehicle he rode in Craig McCracken's early short, "Whoopass a Go-Go!". This short also shares more similarities to this episode in it's plot, where The Whoopass Girls (early renditions of The Powerpuff Girls) raced against The Devil, (an early rendition of HIM), for possession of the Key to the World.
  • Sedusa is the only villain not to have a car in the race, as she mysteriously stopped disappearing at this point.
  • It is revealed that Blossom has an extremist-feminist side when in her dream she wants to rule the world with other women, while men do all of the dirty work (generally chores). This attitude was not shown at the end of "Equal Fights", so it's unknown why Blossom wanted to be that way.
  • Miss Bellum shows her face for a brief second when she turns her head around to cry when she sees the Powerpuff Girls acting so inappropriately warring over the key to the world.
  • Like in "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey", The Rowdyruff Boys were the only major villains who didn't appear in this episode. However, reanimated version of The Boys do briefly appear in the episode's new intro.
  • Sedusa randomly disappears from the episode, after the 10-minute mark.
  • The moral for this special is the same as in The Powerpuff Girls Movie, that with great power comes great responsibility.


Cultural References

  • This episode includes several references to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. This was because both shows were created by Craig McCracken. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends also had Powerpuff Girls references throughout its run, but this is the only episode of The Powerpuff Girls to reference to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, as it's the only episode to be produced and aired, after Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends was first released.
    • A toy, resembling Bloo is shown as one of the many things, falling from the building that The Giant Fishballoon shakes things out of.
    • Frankie Foster appears as one of the radical feminists in Blossom'sfantasy of turning the world into a matriarchy.
    • Mac and Bloo are seen standing behind Mitch Mitchelson, Harry Pitt, and Elmer Skloo, in the scene, where the students of Pokey Oaks Kindergarten express shame over The Powerpuff Girls getting into a petty fight over the Key to the World.
  • Mojo Jojo's first appearance in this episode is a direct homage to the famous internet meme "Dramatic Look Gopher," accompanied by the same musical score as in the gopher video.
    • This is the second Cartoon Network show to do this, the first time was the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode Bloo Tube.
  • Mojo Jojo sings a parody of "Part of Your World" from Disney's The Little Mermaid while going to jail.
  • When the Professor hits his face with a newspaper and says 'Bad dad!, bad dad!', is a reference to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Dobby hits his head on a bedpost and says "Bad Dobby, Bad Dobby!".
  • Mojo Jojo holds up a sign with words on it, making a reference to Wile E. Coyote from Looney Tunes.
  • The whole racing sequence was a reference to "Wacky Races".
  • Mojo Jojo makes a reference to The Flintstones, running in a way which is typical for The Flintstones along with the same sound effects used for it.
  • When the villains fall in love with the pile of keys, the instrumental piece, Fantasy Overture plays.
  • The racing sequence also included a reference to the "Mario Kart" games. Professor Utonium launches a turtle shell at Mojo Jojo's tank, knocking him off track.
  • During Buttercup's dictatorship fantasy, she is a part of a screen that reads, "Big Butter is Watching." This is likely a reference to George Orwell's novel, 1984, with the famous slogan of the book, "Big Brother is Watching." Also, her plans to rule the world are exactly like the way of the Ingsoc Party's rule over Oceania in the novel.
  • The women in Blossom's matriarchal fantasy do Xena's war cry from Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Mojo Jojo sings a cover version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" which was originally a UK #2 hit for 'Tears for Fears' in 1985.
  • The Talking Dog says the line 'I have nothing to say!', which was a line Oliver Hardy used in the Laurel & Hardy film Dirty Work (1933).


  • When all of the villains' eyes turned to keys, Big Billy has two keys for eyes, but in "Schoolhouse Rocked", Billy has only one eye. However, his eye gets revealed later while he gets beat up by Bubbles, and he is still a cyclops.

Production Notes

  • This is the first episode to use flash-animation rather than its traditional animation from the previous episodes.
  • This episode includes a reanimated, high-def version of the theme song.
  • This is the first episode and special to air in widescreen 16:9.
  • The special was originally planned to be an hour long, but the network execs would only allow them a half hour, so the story was tweaked. This also explains why the characters keep talking so fast. It may also explain why the Narrator describes one of the scenes as a "fast time-saving action sequence".
  • In this episode, Mojo has his season 1-4 styled ears.
  • This episode was aired in Europe and Asia before the US.
  • This is the final piece of Powerpuff Girls-related media that Craig McCracken worked on, as the special Dance Pantsed and the 2016 reboot, which premiered a few years after this special, do not have him involved at all.
  • This is the final time Princess Morbucks was voiced by her original actor Jennifer Hale as she was recast for the 2016 reboot.

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Television: The Powerpuff Girls (Episodes) • 2016 Reboot series (Episodes) • The Powerpuff Girls Z

Theatrical Film: The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Specials: Twas the Fight Before ChristmasThe Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!Dance Pantsed
Pilots: Whoopass Stew: A Sticky Situation!Meat Fuzzy LumpkinsCrime 101
Home Video: Video
Video Games: Bad Mojo JojoPaint the Townsville GreenChemical X-tractionRelish RampageMojo Jojo's Clone ZoneHIM and SeekDefenders of TownsvilleMojo MadnessBattle HIMMojo Jojo A-Go-GoMojo Jojo's Pet ProjectGlitch Fixers
Music: soundtracks

Main Characters: BlossomBubblesButtercupProfessor UtoniumThe Mayor of TownsvilleSara BellumMs. Keane

Villains: Mojo JojoPrincess MorbucksHIMThe Gangreen GangFuzzy LumpkinsThe Rowdyruff BoysSedusaDick HardlyBianca BikiniThe Amoeba BoysChelseaFemme FataleManboyWhite KittyAllegroRainbow the Clown / Mr. MimeThe SmithsLenny BaxterRoach CoachThe Boogie ManMask ScaraAbracadaverFluffy BunchOil MonsterGiant FishballoonBroccoloidsMinistry of PainDragon-Like MonsterLou GubriousJanitaurThe Mayor of CitiesvilleThe GnomeWhimsical WillyMajor ManSteve the MonsterMojo Jojo's ArmyDooks of DoomMadame ArgentinaThe PowerbluffsMopey PopoMike BrikowskiMax Von NitrateMr. WednesdayEye MonsterFredHeadsuckerJeromeMr. Burglar ManJemmica
Other characters: BunnyRobin SnyderBulletSteamypuff GirlsCaptain RighteousLeftyMike BelieveElmer SglueRun-of-the-Mill GirlsMajor Glory (crossover) • Valhallen (crossover) • Harry PittPowerpuff Girls' Imaginary FriendSanta ClausMitch MitchelsonTwiggy

TownsvillePokey Oaks KindergartenMidway Elementary SchoolProfessor Utonium's HouseMalph'sHot Dogs On A SkewerTownsville City Opera HouseThe Powerpuff StorePokey FolksSilico IndustriesCitiesville

Season 1: Monkey See, Doggie DoMommy FearestInsect InsidePowerpuff BluffOcti EvilGeshundfightButtercrushFuzzy LogicBoogie FrightsAbracadaverTelephoniesTough LoveMajor CompetitionMr. Mojo's RisingPaste Makes WasteIce SoreBubbleviciousThe Bare FactsCat Man DoImpeach FuzzJust Another Manic MojoMime for a ChangeThe Rowdyruff BoysUh Oh Dynamo
Season 2: Stuck Up, Up and AwaySchoolhouse RockedCollect HerSupper VillainBirthday BashToo Pooped to PuffBeat Your GreensDown n' DirtyDream SchemeYou Snooze You LoseSlave the DayLos Dos MojosA Very Special BlossomDaylight SavingsMo JobPet FeudImaginary FiendCootie GrasThe Powerpuff Girls Best Rainy Day Adventure EverJust DessertsTwisted SisterCover UpSpeed DemonMojo JonesinSomething's a Ms.Slumbering with the Enemy
Season 3: Fallen ArchesThe Mane EventTown and OutChild FearingCriss Cross CrisisBubblevisionBought and ScoldGettin' Twiggy With ItCop OutThree Girls and a MonsterMonkey See, Doggy TwoJewel of the AisleSuper ZeroesCandy Is DandyCatastropheHot Air BuffoonPloys R' UsThe Headsucker's MoxyEqual FightsPowerprof.Moral DecayMeet the Beat AllsHelter ShelterPower Lunch
Season 4: Film FlamAll Chalked UpGet Back JojoHim Diddle RiddleSuper FriendsMembers OnlyNano of the NorthStray BulletForced KinKnock It Off
Season 5: Keen on KeaneNot So Awesome BlossomPower-NoiaMonstra-CityShut the Pup UpToast of the TownDivide and ConquerBurglar AlarmedShotgun WeddingSave MojoSubstitute CreatureThe Boys Are Back in TownSee Me, Feel Me, GnomeyPee Pee G'sBoy ToysSeed No EvilThe City of ClipsvilleLying Around the HouseBubble BoyA DocumentaryGirls Gone MildCursesBang for Your BuckSilent TreatmentSweet 'n' Sour
Season 6: Prime MatesCoupe D'EtatMakes Zen to MeSay UncleReeking HavocLive & Let DynamoMo' LinguishOops, I Did It AgainA Made Up StoryLittle Miss InterpretsNight MayorCustody BattleThe City of NutsvilleAspirationsThat's Not My BabySimian SaysSun ScreamThe City of FrownsvilleWest in PiecesCrazy Mixed Up PuffsMizzen in ActionRoughing It UpWhat's the Big Idea?Nuthin' SpecialNeighbor HoodI See a Funny Cartoon in Your FutureOcti-Gone

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