The Powerpuff Girls

Season 3 Episode 10

Helter Shelter / Power Lunch

Aired Wednesday 2:30 PM Apr 03, 2001 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • When Bubbles had hid the baby whale in her room, she had locked the door just before Blossom and Buttercup showed up. But when she revealed the whale to them, she opened the door without unlocking it.

    • In the past, the girls' heat vision has always been colored red; but when they hit the Gangreen Gang with it in "Power Lunch," it is pink, blue, and green.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Way to go, girls. Oh, but wait. Little did the girls know that deep within the stinky bowels of the Gangreen Gang, a chemical reaction is taking place, but not just any chemical reaction. A chemical reaction with super proportions.

    • Ace: From now on, Townsville is Gangreen Gangsville!
      Powerpuff Girls: Not so fast, Gangreen Gang!
      Ace: Powerpuff Girls?!
      Blossom: You might as well give up now, 'cause no superpower is match for...
      Bubbles: The Powerpuff power.
      Ace: Yeah, right! Get 'em, boys!

    • Gangreen Gang: The Powerpuff Girls?
      Blossom: Yes! Now, drop the goods, you goons.
      Ace: Girls, girls, you got us all wrong.
      (The Gangreen Gang runs off)

    • Ace: Listen up, guys; somehow, we got super powers.
      Snake: (Stretches) Hey, Ace, what power did I get?
      Ace: (Hits Snake) You're stretchy, Arturo's fast, Grubber's loud, I've got ice powers, and Billy... is a rock.

    • Professor Utonium: Buttercup, Blossom... get a bucket.

    • Blossom: Bubbles, what's going on?
      Bubbles: What? Girls, what are you doing here? I didn't bring anything home.
      Blossom: All right, Bubbles, what animal do you have hiding in there?
      Bubbles: He's not an animal! (Opens the door to reveal the whale) He's a mammal!

    • Blossom: You brought home a whale?!
      Bubbles: No, a baby whale.
      Buttercup: When Professor gets home, he's gonna have a cow!
      Bubbles: No! A baby whale!
      Blossom: Whale, cow, what's the difference?!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Snake's power might have been a reference to Stretch Armstrong, an action figure sold by Kenner.

    • Catchphrase
      Ace uses the "Kick it up a notch" catchphrase from Food Network Chef, Emeril Lagasse.

    • Iceman: Powers
      The powers that Ace got resemble those of Iceman (the ice-type X-Men hero).

    • Quicksliver: Powers
      The powers that Arturo got resemble those of Quicksilver (the super-fast X-Men villain).

    • Episode Title: Helter Shelter
      Helter Shelter sounds like Helter Skelter, which is one of the Beatles' songs off the White Album. It also means messy or random.

    • Ace: Power
      The power that Ace had was very similar to Iceman (Bobby Drake) from X-Men, especially how he traveled using paths of ice.

    • Power Lunch: Name
      A show on C-SPAN goes by the same name.