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The Powerpuff Girls

Season 3 Episode 3

Criss Cross Crisis

Aired Wednesday 2:30 PM Sep 08, 2000 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

In an experiment gone wrong the Professor switches everyone's bodies around. He was trying to switch oranges with apples but something went wrong and with all the bodies switched around Mojo takes advantage of the situation and robs the bank.

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  • This was a very funny episode and was the first few shows to do this type of episode so I was not disappointed by this episode.

    As said in my summary, this episode was one of the first few to do switching bodies.

    The rofessor looked so cute in Buttercup\\\'s body. It seemed that Bellum didn\\\'t want to show Blossom\\\'s face. Mojo Jojo was so silly when he faked to be an old lady.

    All the switches were funny, and the very funny part was when the narrator went in Bubbles\\\'s body. Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles were so grown-up when they were fighting mojo in Utonium\\\'s, Bellum\\\'s and the Mayors bodies respectively.

    Overall, a very silly and funnny episode that you should catch if you can as this episode about the mind switching was portayed well.moreless
  • Amazing!

    This was a perfect double length episode, I like the fact that in the beginning they showed every setting that was used for the Power Puff Girls. Anyways overall, this show is getting better every episode. i liked how Blossom said "Wow, I am all grown up" when she is in Ms. Bellum's body cause she really is all grown up. It was enjoyable seeing The Professor in Buttercup's body. In the end, everything goes back to normal except The Narrator goes in to Bubble's body. That was also enjoyable to see, when the writers break the fourth wall. Amazing overall!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The "Pokey Folks" building seen during the initial transformation scene resembles the former Hanna-Barbera studios building, 3400 Cahuenga Blvd. Universal City, California.

    • Goof: When Buttercup looks at her hands after the Professor wakes her up (and they've switched bodies), the closeup shot shows each hand with five fingers. But afterward, it's back to the regular four fingers for each hand as most of the characters have in this series.

    • Even though the Powerpuff Girls change bodies, they retain their powers.

    • Although the Powerpuff Girls; bodies changed in their household with Mayor, Ms. Bellum, and the Professor; the bodies of their villains (Fuzzy, The Gangreen Gang, and Mojo) did not change bodies in their households, but rather their voices changed.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Professor Utonium: Now remain calm, Buttercup.
      Buttercup: ...AHHHHHHHH!!!!

    • Professor Utonium: (laughs) Well, gang, it looks like we put everybody back in their proper place.
      Bubbles: (with Narrator's voice) You said it, Professor!
      (everyone is surprised, then laughs)
      Narrator: (with Bubble's voice) And so, once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls.

    • The Mayor: (In Bubbles' body) Help! We have an emergency situation here!
      Professor Utonium: (In Buttercup's body) We know, Mayor. We've swapped bodies.
      The Mayor: (In Bubbles' body) No. No. No. I've got a run in my stocking.

  • NOTES (11)


    • A Totoro from the Hayo Miazaki anime movie, My Neighbor Totoro appears at the bank.

    • Freakin' Friday: Sign/Name
      The movie theatre having a sign saying they were showing "Freakin' Friday" is making a reference to the book turned movie, Freaky Friday. In it, a mother and her daughter switch bodies for a day. It was a popular book that was made into a movie in 1977, was remade by Disney Channel as a TV Movie, and is now being remade again for theatres in Summer 2003. Since the theme of this episode was everyone switching bodies, and the theme of Freaky Friday was switching bodies, it's possible the producers thought that it would be neat to add that in. It's more of an inside joke, though, since the show's target audience probably hasn't seen Freaky Friday.