The Powerpuff Girls

Season 6 Episode 11

See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey

Aired Wednesday 2:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

In this rock opera episode, a gnome offers world peace in exchange for the Powerpuff Girls' powers.

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  • This is the episode seen as too controversial to air in the It's NOT bad, it's good!

    So for the first time, I have FINALLY gotten a chance to see this episode, as it was available on Netflix. It's amazing how this ENTIRE episode is able to have ALL the characters SING their lines and NOT speak! It's almost as if Craig McCracken and the rest of his crew actually PREDICTED "Total Drama World Tour" an estimated SEVEN whole years before it came out! The Gnome DOES seem like a Jack Black character, too bad Cartoon Network couldn't get him. At least Jess Harnell does a good job of parodying his talking/singing. I think Netflix DID take some precautions; it seems to me as though they SLOWED down the flashing footage, and also made the Gnome not have such a distractedly glittering outfit. Nice to know that the Powerpuff Girl's figured out the Gnome's evil lie, and were able to put the dastardly villain in his rightful place! If only this episode were available on DVD, that would be really cool! Until then, I'm glad I actually got to see this! :idea: Enough said! ;)moreless
  • This deserves more respect from this site

    Well, okay, the overall score does kind of imply that this episode has more respect than these two reviews indicate, but yeah, of all the episodes to come from the series, this I think is one of the most brilliant. It carries with it a great message while tackling a very important subject matter that honestly I was wondering if the series would ever get into. What if there was no evil in the world? What if the girls were normal? What would the world be like? Would it be a good thing or will the world be worse off than it already was? And it handles this in a very subtle manner with very well-written, very well-composed and even very well-sung musical numbers, giving us not just a musical episode but an opera. Okay, to be fair, it does have a slower pace than most cartoon musical episodes do, but I think that makes it really stand out. I do have two gripes though. First one is kind of minor and it's that the episode feels a tad rushed, often segwaying from song to song without much of a break/buildup. This is minor because I've seen musicals more than an hour long do this, so I can forgive that. (Besides, this is technically an opera, so it can get away with that) The second complaint I have is actually a big one and it's that the ending number kind of contradicts the message the second-last number was trying to get across. Right after the girls clearly state that good cannot exist without evil, they then start singing about how everyone should get along. I dunno, maybe there's a hidden meaning to that. I mean, the episode did such a good job with subtlety up to this point, but it seems very self-contradictory to me right now. All in all, this is actually one of my favorite PPG episodes and if you can find a way to see it, do so. You might not like it, but it's at least worth checking out once.moreless
  • Worst Episode Ever

    This is the worst episode ever. It's so boring, so I just turn off the TV.
  • The powerpuff girls are no match for the forces of evil who have backed them into a corner.

    I liked the songs in this one and i liked the voice of the gnome his singing vioce reminded me of jack black. And I liked his entrance and how he called on the mystic elders for help in order to help the girls wish come true.I hope this cartoon is brought to DVD. I liked the bargian that the girls made with the gnome. "if you want peace, give me your powers." And I liked how the Professor showed the girls that giving away your freewill was a great evil and the girls powers were revived and they stopped the gnome.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Three scenes of this episode have a very flashing background, that could cause people that have epilepsy to get headaches, however this is not as strong as the flashing lights in the episode "Electric Solder Porygon" of Pokémon, which caused seizures. The scenes where the flashing background is are when the gnome is in the sky right after after the red clouds stop talking. The second one is when the gnome is capturing everyone evil. The third one is the scene when the gnome falls through the jing-jang symbol.

    • Craig McCracken had originally intended the character of Gnome for Jack Black, back when he was relatively unknown (Craig was a fan of Jack's Tenacious D musical troupe), but after Jack quickly became successful, he became too difficult to get for the role.

    • At the end of the sunshine song, when the gnome passes then, if you look closely you'll see another gnome!

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (11)

    • All villains are in this episode, except the Rowdyruff Boys, but that's because this episode takes place during Season 4. The boys reappear in Season 5.

    • This episode has similarities and one difference to the last aired episode of the anime series Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z:

      * The episodes both involve saving the town by giving up their powers, but regain their powers at the end.
      * Even though they're the last aired episodes, they might return.
      * The only differences is that the villain in the original is a gnome and the Rowdyruff Boys don't appear in the original, but appear in the spin-off episode.
      * The episodes also both have all the villains trying to defeat the girls.

    • This episode is the series finale, but there were rumors that their bringing it back after Craig McCracken finishes up Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.

    • Even though this episode takes place during Season 4 (but ends up in Season 6), the PPG fans and the producers think that this episode is the series finale, because this is the final episode to be aired (with the exception of the US) and ends with a musical hit.

    • There are 20 songs in this episode.

    • This is only episode where the starting sequence or the ending song from BIS wasn't shown.

    • This is the first and only time that we hear the characters singing without speaking.

    • As of March 25th, 2005, this is the only episode (besides 1992's "The Whoopass Girls," which appears on "The Mane Event" DVD) not to air on US Television.

    • This episode was originally intended to be part of Season 4.

    • Aired as a 5th season episode in other countries.

    • YTV airdate: March 18, 2004.


    • Episode Title: See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey
      The title refers to a song from the rock opera, "Tommy," by The Who. The episode is a musical, although not in the style of "Tommy"; more in the style of faux rock musicals like "Hair" and "Godspell."