Josie and the Pussycats

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (53)

  • (When the girls wind up on a lifeboat as the ship is sinking) Melody: Oooh! Lucky we landed on a lumpy old pillow! Alexander: (groaning) Who are you calling a lumpy old pillow?

  • Alexandra: Sebastian... Take the airhose from that helium tank and blow up Josie like a balloon! Sebastian: (Snickering) Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Alexandra: Josie will float up, and out of the picture... and I'll move in. (Evil laugh)

  • Josie: Hey! What's going on? (Her uniform inflating) Melody: Hmm... Josie's turned into a blimp! (Josie is seen floating near the ceiling inside of an inflated nurse's uniform.) Josie: Alexandra, I'll bet you have something to do with this! Alexandra: Why Josie! How could you say such a thing?

  • Nemo: What's going on in here?! What are you doing with my Laser Sentry?! Alan: Would you believe we're tuning it up? Josie: And... Would you believe, I'm gonna pop?!

  • Alexander: I wonder what's in the pot? Melody: I hope it's clam chowder. I just love clam chowder. (laughs)

  • Josie: Ooooh! A creature plant! (She and Valerie start beating on it) Alexandra: Oh! Help! Stop, you beady brains! Stop! Melody: Oh golly! It sounds like Alexandra. The plant must have eaten her. (Starts sobbing) Josie: It is Alexandra! Alexandra: Who were you expecting, Scooby-Doo?

  • Valerie: Jungle drums! Alexander: That's an unfriendly beat if I ever heard one! Melody: I'll teach them a groovy beat. (Drums on a hollow log with a pair of sticks) Josie: Melody, stop! Alexandra: Knock it off, Melody! If the headhunters hear you, they'll know where we are. Melody: Oh, don't be silly, Alexandra. They know that already. Look! (The group find themselves surrounded) Alexandra: Yikes! (Everyone else gasps) Alexander: Now I know how General Custer felt!

  • (When the gang stop outisde what's really the Secret Six temple) Melody: Wow! Is this our hotel? Josie: It must be. Alexandra gave us the directions. Valerie: That's what I'm afraid of!

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Notes (17)

  • Patrice Holloway, one of the signing voices for this seriesco-wrote some songs, one of which was a hit for Blood, Sweat And Tears, "You've Made Me So Very Happy."

  • The song used during the chase scene is entitled "Roadrunner".

  • This is the first episode that reveals Melody's unique attribute: Her ears wiggle when danger is nearby.

  • From this episode on, the title card of each episode uses a faster paced music theme.

  • At the end of the episode, Alexandra gets her wish to have her own group as she and Sebastian become Alexandra and the Cool Time Cat.

  • Pussycats song: The Time to Love.

  • This episode shows Alexander is very ticklish. First, when Alexandra is writing the invisibility antidote on his foot and later when he's tied down onto the tickle torture machine.

  • Song: It's Alright with Me.

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Trivia (57)

  • Goof: Valerie's face and skin are seen as pale on two occasions. First, after Sebastian gets the gang free from the tubes underwater and they're floating in the ocean, and second, during the chase scene when she and Alexander are on the runaway boat as they're about to pick up the others.

  • Goof: At the beginning of the final scene, Alexander's shirt is colored the same shade of blue as Alan's.

  • Goof: Alexander's glasses fall off when he reacts to his sister tricking them onto the wrong flight. When confronting her in the next shot, they're right back on his face without even though he wasn't seen picking them up.

  • Goof: After the gang fall when Alexandra causes Josie to open the automatic door, Valerie's skin is very pale in the next shot.

  • Goof: Alexander's glasses don't fall off when Melody accidentally hits him with a potted plant, but in the next shot, they're off his face.

  • Goofs: When the gang is waiting for Alexander with the rental car, Valerie is seen speaking with Josie's voice, when she says "Only it looks more like he made a little deal out of a little deal". Another voice goof occurs when Melody is speaking with Valerie's voice when the Secret Six group first chases her and Josie when she says "Wow, they're trying to shock it to us!"

  • Goof: When Alexander and the Pussycats first arrive outside the Secret Six temple, the sleeves of Josie's outfit are missing.

  • Goof: Josie speaks with Melody's voice in the scene she, Alan, and Alexandra are captured by the Secret Six when she says "Hey, it's the man who was on the plane with us".

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Allusions (6)

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea This episode borrows elements from the above-titled sci-fi novel from French author Jules Verne which was first published in 1870. Its villain, Captain Nemo, sought to conquer the world with his sophisticated submarine, the Nautilus.

  • Alexandra: Who were you expecting, Scooby-Doo? This is an obvious reference to the mystery-solving great dane, one of Hanna-Barbera's most famous cartoon characters.

  • Alexander: Now I know how General Custer felt! Reference to a major historical event in the 19th century, known as Custer's Last Stand.

  • Voice Recording: This tape will self-destruct in one second. (It does, leaving the gang all disheveled) The self-destructing audiotape inside the shoe Melody gets giving the secret agent assignment is a parody of the exploding tapes in the Mission: Impossible TV series.

  • The title of this episode is a take on the French novel and eventual U.S. movie series Planet of the Apes.

  • (When Sebastian tries to catch the power emerald with a baseball glove, but gets it in his mouth and he swallows it) Alan: Well, he's no Willie Mays, but he got it! Reference to Major League Baseball great Willie Mays.