Crime 101
Season 0, Episode 3
Episode name pun on: N/A
Airdate: January 28, 1996
Director: Craig McCracken
Genndy Tartakovsky
Writer(s): Craig McCracken
See also
"Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins"
"Monkey See, Doggie Do"

Crime 101 is a The Powerpuff Girls/What A Cartoon Show! episode directed by Craig McCracken. This second pilot was made in late 1995 and released on January 28, 1996, following Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins.


Townsville News Channel 5 covers the Powerpuff Girls defeat of the evil RoBeast, but the Amoeba Boys can't seem to even attract the Girls' attention with their crimes. They try standing on the grass, jaywalking, and littering, but the Girls just think they're being cute. To console the frustrated Amoeba Boys, the Girls volunteer to show them how to rob a bank. After a few weak attempts by the Boys, the Girls finish the job, but just as the demonstration is finished, the Townsville Police arrive and arrest the Girls, leaving the Boys behind with a pile of cash. The Girls are about to confess to the crime in court when the Amoeba Boys show up to take credit for the crime, happy to finally be considered serious criminals, and the girls happy to be let out of court.


  • This is the last "What A Cartoon" episode before the show became a series on November 18, 1998.
  • The animation style in this episode differs from Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins, though still differs from the established series. The girls are drawn with noticeably thicker outlines, and the colors are noticeably brighter.
  • This cartoon was hand-drawn and produced at Fil Cartoons in the Philippines, the same company that produced the early Dexter's Laboratory episodes.
  • This is one of only two episodes where the girls get arrested (the other one being Powerpuff Bluff).
  • This is the last time Kath Soucie voiced Bubbles before being replaced by Tara Strong in the series.
    • One of the Amoeba Boys breaks the fourth wall by speaking to the viewers.
  • An early version of the final scene (the girls ready to punch the Amoeba Boys) was shown during promos of the What a Cartoon Show! on late 1995.
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