The Bare Facts: It's Mayor's-eye view one day when he's kdnapped by Mojo Jojo. We get the visual scoop when the Girls re-tell the tale. Even with three versions of the story - Bubbles' crayoned yarn, Buttercup's action-packed adventure, and Blossom's strategic operation - the Mayor never finds out why the Girls are giggling at him. It's only when the Girls fly off and the camera gets a wide shot of the Mayor's office that we see the bare facts.moreless
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"Bubblevicious" is Craig McCracken's favorite episode, as revealed on his top 10 countdown.
"Bubblevicious" - When we see the close-up of Bubbles wiping her mouth, watch carefully and you'll see a tiny white bloth moving around her face.
The Powerpuff Girls' stories seemed to portray an incredibly long chain of events in the fight, despite the fact that the actual battle lasted for no more than a few seconds.
In "Bubblesvicious," Bubbles beat 6 monster who were level 11!
"Bubblevicious" - When Buttercup said to Bubbles "Have you lost your mind," Blossom's mouth moved a couple times when the line was said.
In "Bubblevicious," watch closely in some shots of Bubbles giving Mojo a good beating up. Mojo's helmet is chipped, then it was repaired again, and then it was chipped again.
In "Bubblevicious," when Bubbles caught the man with his foot on the grass, she gave him one punch, but in the next shot, the man's face was completely battered with bumps and bruises.
When the girls start telling the mayor the story in "The Bare Facts," Bubbles said that she drew a red flower, but then just a little later, she said it was a pink flower.
In "Bubblevicious," the Professor and Bubbles turn the handle in the same direction to increase and decrease the danger level.
The Mayor isn't correctly mirrored in the window in "The Bare Facts."
Bubbles: (thinking) It's not fair, I'm just tougher, stronger and meaner than Buttercup and Blossom, but they won't believe me; they treat me like a baby. I'll show them, then I'll prove to be hard core.
Bubbles: That's the dumbest plan I've ever heard, and I'm NOT A BABY!
Bubbles: (After defeating the monsters) WHO ELSE WANTS SOME?!?!
Professor Utonium: Bubbles you're not ready for the high levels, but don't worry, you will soon be as good as Buttercup and Blossom.
Bubbles: Yeah. Mojo did a very silly thing, he did, blowing a hole in his house. Boy, was he mad. There was steam coming out of his ears, but I knew that deep down inside he was a sad, poor, little monkey.
Bubbles: That's the dumbest plan I've ever heard, and I'm not a baby. . . I'm not gonna cry, you dumb doo-doo brain!
Mojo Jojo: Doo-doo brain?! That's it! I've had it with your sassy mouth! I didn't want to do this! (Muttering to himself as he jacks up the laser he's using on Bubbles) Well... actually, I did.
Bubbles: It's not fair! I'm just as tough, and strong, and mean as Buttercup and Blossom, but they just don't believe me. They all treat me like a baby. I'll show them. I'll prove that I can be... hardcore!
Talking Dog: (In a car) Well, I may be able to talk, but I sure as heck can't drive.
Buttercup: Have you lost your mind?
Blossom: This isn't the Bubbles we know!
Bubbles: The Bubbles you know is gone! I'm hardcore now!
Buttercup: But you're going overboard.
Blossom: That's not the Powerpuff way.
Bubbles: Forget the Powerpuff way! I'm doing it my way. I can handle Townsville myself!
Buttercup: But we're a team!
Blossom: We look out for each other.
Bubbles: I don't mean to burst your bubble, Girls, but from now on, I fly solo!
Blossom: Man, Bubbles, we really underestimated you.
Buttercup: And you know what?
Bubbles: (Angrily) What?!
Blossom & Buttercup: You're hardcore!
Bubbles: (Sweetly) Really? (Giggling) Aw, shucks! And Girls, I'm sorry for running off. Mojo would never have gotten me if I had you two to look out for me.
Blossom: I took Mojo into custody, in order to keep Buttercup from beating him up, and deposited him in a safe place, and then saved you, and raced back here.
Bubbles: And then we took off your blindfold, and then you asked us, "Hey, what happened?" And then I told you I was drawing a picture of a pretty flower, and then Blossom said...
Blossom & Buttercup: You're telling the whole story all over again!
Blossom: And then Mojo Jojo turned around and swung a mind-blowing blow! And he hit Buttercup. As she fell limp, that's when I knew that it was up to me to save the day!
Buttercup: I wasn't hit that hard.
Bubbles: And what about me, huh?
Blossom: Uh... you drew the pretty picture, remember?
Bubbles: Oh, yeah.
Blossom: Mr. Mayor, you had written an elaborate note telling Ms. Bellum that you'd gone home to write your election speech.
Mayor: I did? How smart of me!
Blossom: That's not what I mean! See, you didn't actually write the note.
Mayor: But you just said I wrote the note!
Blossom: Ms. Bellum said that you couldn't have possibly written the note because she writes all of your speeches.
Mayor: Ms. Bellum wrote the note?
Blossom: NOOOO!! Neither you nor Ms. Bellum wrote the note!
Mayor: Then who wrote the note? I'm sorry, Blossom, but this is all terribly confusing.
Blossom: I knew that there was only one evil menacing character cunning enough to do this.
Bubbles: Mojo Jojo!
Mayor: Mojo Jojo?
Powerpuff Girls: Yes! Yes!
Mayor: Mojo Jojo wrote my speech? I'll have to thank him.
Blossom: (To Bubbles & Buttercup) You're not making any sense! The Mayor isn't following your stories at all!
Buttercup: Well, if you would butt out, maybe he would!
Bubbles: Yeah! Butt it out! Let me tell the story. I tell it the bestest. Besides, I remember everything like it happened yesterday.
Blossom: IT HAPPENED TODAY!! See? This is what I mean!
Buttercup: Oh, shut up!
Bubbles: You don't even know how to tell a good bedtime story!
Bubbles: Ha! I got you! You're done, out, finished! You're beaten down, sister! By cute, little Bubbles!
Blossom: Sheesh, relax, it's just a game.
(Buzz... buzz... buzz)
Bubbles: The hot line! (Answers the phone) What do you want, Mayor?
Bubbles: Spit it out!
Mayor: (Shiveringly) I'm stuck in the middle of the traffic and I'm about to be late...
Bubbles: I'm on it, Mayor! (Throws the phone down and breaks it into halves)
Bubbles: And Mojo was hurt, and I would have kissed his little boo boo, but then I realized he was a BAD monkey, so I KICKED HIM IN HIS FACE! And there were some guts. Oh, I didn't like the guts. Yuck.
Bubbles: Yeah. We were flying to Mojo Jojo's house. I like flying. Oh, and then there were these really pretty clouds. And there was one that was shaped like a heart, and there was this one that looked like a pretty pony, and there was one that looked like a cloud...
Blossom: Ms. Bellum had informed me that you had been kidnapped.
Bubbles: Hey, you mean Mayor-napped, don't you? He's not a little kid, you know.
Buttercup: Yeah, he's no spring chicken.
Bubbles: Yeah, he's no chicken.
Buttercup: Why is everything always about you? We were there, too.
Bubbles: Yeah! And I was drawing a very important picture. Although, now I can't remember if it was a yellow flower or a pink flower. Blossom, do you remember what color it... ?
Blossom: As I was saying...
Bubbles: We were all at school. I was drawing a pretty picture of a red daisy. But then Blossom came along and said that the red daisy was bi-bi-o-ge-netical... biogenetically impossible! So, then I made it a yellow one, but I really liked the red one. Maybe I should have just made two flowers, one red and one...
Buttercup: Bubbles! The Mayor doesn't want to hear about your stupid baby stories. He just wants to know the bare facts. Who cares about a dumb, old flower, anyway?
Buttercup: Suddenly, he was holding a giant laser. KA-BOOM! He fired!
Bubbles: And there was a very pretty, shiny blue color.
When Bubbles was in the training room, her outline can be seen through the window instead of Buttercup's.
This episode had been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for 1 hour or less), but it lost out to King of the Hill.
It is revealed that Buttercup can fight at a level 9 where Bubbles fights at a level 2.
Each of the girls' stories, when they are shown, portray the girls' personality. Blossom's story had a pink color scheme to it, Bubbles had a colorful and sweet sense to it, and Buttercup's had a green and dark touch to it.
Mojo Jojo has first appeared in both of these episodes.
Running Gag: The Girls culminating their stories together, making a nonsense story; the mayor saying he only wants to know why the girls were laughing.
Villain(s): Mojo Jojo.
This marks the second time we've seen Bubbles' "dark side." The first time was in "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins."
The Mayor appears naked for the first time in "The Bare Facts."
"The Bare Facts" is censored in the UK because it contains the scene where Mojo Jojo uses chainsticks as a weapon, and is seen hitting the Girls with them.
This episode was nominated for an Emmy in 1999.
Episode Title: Bubblevicious
"Bubblevicious" is an obvious play on the famous bubble gum "Bubblicious."
When Bubbles goes solo, one scene shows her standing in silhouette on top of a skyscraper during a thunderstorm, looking very similar to a scene in the opening of Batman: The Animated Series that shows the Dark Knight in a similar posture.
Announcer: Whoa! Sister's doin' it for herself!
This alludes to the song "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" by the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin.
Bubbles: Who else wants some?!
This is the same line that Samurai Jack used in ep. 8 after facing a forest-ful of mercenaries... which fits, considering that Genndy Tartakovsky worked on both episodes.
Buttercup: She took the laser all the way up to 11!
This is a reference to the movie, This is Spinal Tap.
Training Room: Danger Room
The Professor's training room is reminiscent of the X-Men's famous (or infamous) Danger Room.
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