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Can't Buy Love
Season 3, Episode 8
Episode name pun on: The phrase of the same name "Money can't buy love"
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Airdate: May 11, 2018 (Online)
June 9, 2018 (TV)
August 10, 2019 (IT)
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Benjamin P. Carow
Caitlin Vanarsdale
Writer(s): Jake Goldman
See also
"Save the Date"

Can't Buy Love is the eighth episode (and the eighty-seventh episode overall) of Season 3 of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It aired on Cartoon Network on June 9, 2018.


After an accidental run-in during a fight with Blossom, Princess Morbucks falls in love with Barry Mackerbacker. She spends copious amounts of time wooing him but he seems oblivious to her advances. When Blossom checks Barry's injured hand, Princess accuses her of trying to steal Barry, leading to a fight. Blossom still isn't sure what started it.





  • The heartbreaker suit Morbucks was wearing might have been a reference to and Iron Man suit of the same name
  • This is the first time Morbucks falls in love, unlike her 1998 counterpart.
  • This reveals Barry's last name is Mackerbacker.
  • This reveals that the last name of The Powerpuff Girls is "Utonium", as seen in the school yearbook.
  • Morbucks' butler, Cornelius, gets his first speaking role in this episode.
  • This marks Barry's second major role ever since season 2 episode "The Blossom Files".
  • Morbucks' Campaign Headquarters from "Presidential Punchout" reappears.
  • This episode begins when Buttercup tells Morbucks that she cheated in kickball. The second time Morbucks is accused of being a cheater happened later again in "Aliver".
  • This is the first time Morbucks lets her hair down and expands to get longer.


  • When Morbucks opens the yearbook and traces a heart on Barry's picture, the Girls are doing the same pose, but when she burns down the yearbook, the Girls are doing different poses. Blossom is wearing business attire, Buttercup puts her hand inside her mouth, and Bubbles is wearing the same glasses she wore in her imagination in 15 Minutes of Fame.

The Girls' poses before

The Girls' poses after

  • Also, when Morbucks opens the yearbook, Jared and Big Joey aren't named and instead used lines just like the random Midway students.


  • Can't Buy Love - This episode title is from The phrase "money can't buy love".
  • The Little Mermaid - Morbucks' dream sequence is a reference to the 1989 animated Disney movie.
  • Ice Age Continental Drift - When Blossom attempts to lure Barry in Morbucks's dream, she becomes evil to Morbucks, similar to one of the Sirens in Ice Age, which also lured somebody (Gutt) and starts to become evil.
  • George Michael - The song "Special Lady" is a sound-alike version of "Careless Whisper".
ve Episodes
Season 1
Escape from Monster IslandPrincess ButtercupThe StayoverPainbowHorn, Sweet HornMan UpBye Bye, BellumLittle Octi LostStrong-ArmedPower-Up PuffTiara TroubleThe Wrinklegruff GalsArachno-RomancePuffdora's BoxBlue Ribbon BluesFrenemyOnce Upon a TownsvilleMan Up 2: Still Man-ingViral SpiralBubbles of the OperaSister SitterOdd Bubbles OutPresidential PunchoutCheep ThrillsFashion ForwardIn the Garden of Good and EddieRoad Trippin'The Big SleepThe Secret Life of Blossom PowerpuffHalt and Catch SilicoSecret Swapper of DoomRainy DayThe SquasheningElectric ButtercupProfessor ProofedPoorbucksSnow MonthSomewhere Over the SwingsetPeople Pleaser
Season 2
The Last DonnycornGreen Wing15 Minutes of FameSplitsvilleClawdadSuper Sweet 6A Star Is BlossomMini Golf MadnessSummer BummerThe Tell Tale SchedulebotMusclecupTake Your Kids to Dooms DayThe Bubbles-Sitters ClubButtercup vs. MathHome, Sweet HomesickMemory Lane of PainSpider SenseImagine ThatPhantasm ChasmTooth or ConsequencesMonkey LoveBridezillaFind Your BlissBliss ReminisceBlisster SisterBlisster SisterBlisstersweet SymphonyMidnight at the Mayor's MansionYou're a Good Man, Mojo JojoThe Trouble With BubblesSugar, Spice, and Super LiceThe Buttercup JobA Slight HiccupToy PloyDerby DolliesBubbles the BlueDeb O’NairMan Up 3: The Good, the Bad, and the ManlyThe Blossom FilesNot So Secret Service
Season 3
Never Been BlissedAliverWorshipBlossom3Mojo the GreatTrouble ClefSave the DateCan't Buy LoveLargoBlundercupRagnarock and RollTotal Eclipse of the KartThe Long Skate HomeQuarantineIn the DoghouseSalamanderSmall World: Abra-DisasterSmall World: Stone Cold SpiderSmall World: Maze DazeSmall World: Heart to HeartstoneWitch's CrewThe GiftOh, Daisy!Brain FreezeLights Out!Bucketboy!The FogThe SpoonCat BurglarHustlecupRebel RebelOur Brand is ChaosTagalongBrainLordCheckin Out!Drama BombWatch It!Man Up 4: The Donnyest GameThe Oct-FatherSideline Dad
Who's Got the Power?Air ButtercupBubbles' Beauty Blog (but on Video)Run, Blossom, Run!Ping Pong ZBubbs & Donny Get the MailBedtimeMojo Builds a ShelfI’ll Be BakeBlissfully Unaware