Powerpuff Girls Wiki
Season 2, Episode 11
Episode name pun on: The phrase "Muscle up, Buttercup"
Airdate: June 11, 2017
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Kyle Neswald
Benjamin P. Carow
Writer(s): Haley Mancini
See also
"The Tell Tale Schedulebot"
"Take Your Kids to Dooms Day"

Musclecup is the eleventh episode (and fiftieth episode overall) of Season 2 of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It premiered on Cartoon Network on June 11, 2017.


Buttercup‘s intentions of getting buff go too far after she overworks at the gym and takes a toll on her crime-fighting abilities when she has to fight the Gnat.



Main Characters

Minor Characters


  • This was the only time a hoverboard was shown in the series.
  • Fuzzy Lumpkins makes a cameo appearance, making him his third overall appearance and first one in the second season.
  • In the scene where the Girls introduced themselves to Absman, the pulsating hearts can be seen.
  • Jaydeep, one of the major characters, is actually obviously referencing a real-life storyboard artist Jaydeep Hasrajani, who works for the reboot.
  • This is the seventh time when the day is saved without the outro.
  • The title of this episode which is the combination of "Muscle up, Buttercup", which is Maui's phrase, a character from the 2016 Disney movie Moana.
  • Karma: Buttercup getting all bulked up to fight the Gnat, turns out, she was unable to fly and feeling useless.
  • Moral: You don't need muscles to look like a superhero.
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