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The Powerpuff Girls

Season 1 Episode 11

Major Competition / Mr. Mojo's Rising

Aired Wednesday 2:30 PM Jan 06, 1999 on Cartoon Network
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Major Competition / Mr. Mojo's Rising
Major Competition: There's a new man in town: Major Man, an impossibly perfect, tights-and-cape superhero who cuts in on the Girls' turf. His incredible feats impress the Mayor so much that he dumps the Girls. When they catch Major Man kicking a puppy into harm's way just so he can save it, the Girls have a big monster start destroying Townsville. Major Man is unable to save the day and the Girls are back in the superhero hot seat. Mr. Mojo's Rising: It's a blast from the past - a blast of Chemical X that is. Mojo Jojo reveals that he was once the Professor's assistant, and that he too was altered by the use of Chemical X. But while little Jojo got a big brain, the Girls won the Professor's heart with their combination of toughness and cuteness. Jojo left the lab and became Mojo Jojo. Out of guilt, the Professor agrees to give Mojo superpowers like the Girls, and Mojo tries to destroy them with his newfound strength. The Professor finally remembers that Jojo was a terrible lab assistant, who pushed him, triggering the accident that led to the Powerpuff Girls being on earth. Distracted by the implications of his actions, Mojo goes into a temporary daze. The Professor is able to strap up Mojo to the power-bestowing device, which, luckily, has a reverse button.moreless

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  • Amazing...

    Major Competition: I knew this was going to happen, although predictable, the interpertation of a new super hero/villain was great in the Power Puff Girls, it turns out he was setting up the crimes so he can save the people in the end, and in the end the PPG got the fake super hero by setting something else up. Narrator is getting funnier & funnier by the minute.

    Mr. Mojo's Rising: This was like really great, Mojo creating the Power Puff Girls, I love the unexpected twist a link to why the PPG were created, everything was done so well in this short.

    Overall amazing!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Blossom said "Did you hear that?," then Buttercup said "yeah," but Blossom's mouth moved instead of Buttercup's.

    • The Professor was watching Major Man on TV, but when we cut to the Girls, the TV is gone.

    • After Mojo had received the Powerpuff Girls' powers, his eyes turned to light purple Powerpuff Girl eyes. But after a short while, his eyes changed back to normal.

    • In "Mr. Mojo's Rising," the Professor reveals that he created Jojo to Mojo Jojo. This is not true, because if you think about it, if it wasn't Jojo who pushed the Professor, then Jojo would no longer be Mojo Jojo. So, Jojo created himself and not the Professor.

    • The Professor didn't created Mojo, as the Narrator said in "Mr. Mojo's Rising." He actually has a father, as we find out in "A Very Special Blossom."

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Narrator: Oh, Mojo Jojo, what are you up to this time?
      Professor Utonium: (held hostage at Mojo's observatory) Oh, Mojo Jojo, what are you up to this time?

    • Blossom: Coast is clear, Fred. Sorry we had to rough you up and stuff.
      Fred: That's okay.

    • Narrator: It's the Powderpuff... (girls gave a weird look at the narrator)
      Narrator: I mean, the Powerpuff Girls.
      Crowd: Who?
      Narrator: You know, the Powerpuff Girls.
      Crowd: Oh, yeah! (cheers)

    • Mojo Jojo: I was once a vengeful mad genius bent on destroying the world, but now I'm a vengeful mad genius bent on destroying the world with super powers!

    • Narrator: The city of Townsville -- is on fire!

    • Mojo Jojo: I wasn't born a supervillain chimp with an oversized brain, you know.

    • Major Man: H - H - Help! Please help me!
      Blossom: Why? You did fine on you own!
      Buttercup: Why don't you destroy the monster yourself?
      Powerpuff Girls: Hmm?
      Major Man: I - I can't. Well, you see, I - I - I can't...
      Bubbles: We can't hear you!
      Major Man: I set up all those other disasters so I could go in, save everyone, and get all the fame and glory. Now, please HELP!
      (Townspeople gasp)
      Blossom: You mean the giant fire?
      Major Man: I started it!
      (Townspeople gasp)
      Buttercup: The robber and the old lady?
      Major Man: My cousin and grandmother!
      (Townspeople gasp)
      Bubbles: The train wreck?
      Major Man: Bent the tracks!
      (Townspeople gasp)
      Blossom: And the kids who beat up the old man?
      Major Man: Paid them!
      Townspeople: BOOOOOO!
      Major Man: Please help me!
      Blossom: Do you promise to leave the heroics up to the real heroes?
      Major Man: Yes, yes!
      Powerpuff Girls: Well...
      Major Man: Oh, please! Oh, please!
      Powerpuff Girls: OK!
      (The PPG's beat up the monster and free Major Man)
      Buttercup: Now, GET!
      (Major Man floats away in shame)

    • Message: "Dear Powerpuff Girls, I have kidnapped Professor Utonium! I have taken him someplace against his will! If you look for him in the spots he likes to be, you will not find him! He's with me, but not by choice! I took him and he didn't like it! This message is from, and was written by, Mojo Jojo."
      Bubbles: Who could have done this?

  • NOTES (6)


    • Major Man bears an uncanny resemblance, in voice and appearance to Johnny Bravo, of the Johnny Bravo series, and has the exact powers of Superman from the DC comics.

    • Episode Title: Mr. Mojo's Rising
      The title "Mr. Mojo's Rising" is a parody of a song by the classic band "The Doors." "Mr. Mojo's Rising" unscrambles to read Jim Morisson, the lead sing of "The Doors." This is also used in a song by the Doors, "L.A. Woman."