Powerpuff Bluff
Season 1, Episode 2B
Episode name pun on: The phrase "Blind man's bluff"
Airdate: November 25, 1998
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken
Story: Cindy Banks
See also
"Insect Inside"
"Octi Evil"
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"Powerpuff Bluff" is the second half of the second episode of Season 1. It first aired on Cartoon Network in the United States on November 25, 1998.


When three criminals disguise themselves as the Powerpuff Girls, the real Powerpuff Girls must try and stop them before they meet their wits end


On one of the Finest days of Townsville, a bank is being robbed by three robbers and the Girls easily defeat them. Then the robbers target the Jewelry Store, but the girls easily strike back (even while each girl was inside each bag). Then they abduct the Mayor and Ms. Bellum and one of them holds a porcelain poodle and the girls strike back and everything is back to normal. Realizing that they cannot take it anymore, they decide to get revenge.

Later on, a gang of violent crooks uses every resource in the Townsville Jail- including grown-up-sized Powerpuff Girl costumes - to walk right out of captivity and into the local bank, using their Powerpuff privileges to clean out the vault, rip off the jewelry store, and trash the Mayor and his mansion. When Ms. Bellum's suspicion is raised, she tells the Mayor, who misunderstands and has the real Powerpuff Girls arrested. Ms. Bellum clues the Girls about the impostors and she tells them that the mayor made a big mistake, and the superheroes bust out to attack the bad guys - as good girls.

Later, in the end, Everything is back to normal, but the girls go back to jail in the end.


  • This is the second time that the Powerpuff Girls are arrested. The first time was in Crime 101.
  • On a sad but true note, the girls go back to jail after they've been declared innocent for breaking out earlier. It's a criminal offense to break out from jail, even if someone is and proven innocent of a crime. This is only temporary, as they return to their normal heroic selves in the next episode, so it's possibly implied that the Professor bailed them out of jail.
    • Additionally, Blossom received community service at the end of the episode "A Very Special Blossom". That outcome was also temporary, as she returns to her heroic self as well.
  • The moral seems to be that even if you disguise yourself as someone, sooner or later someone's gonna find out it's fake.
  • Along with the episode Uh Oh Dynamo, Criss Cross Crisis, Ploys R' Us, and Forced Kin, Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory makes a brief cameo appearance.
Dexter cameo ppg

Dexter from Dexter's Lab is one of the kids sleeping on the right.


  • The costumes are shown to blink at some points.
  • When the boss criminal holds up the porcelain poodle, his goatee is a lot smaller than when he and his friends are sitting in a jail cell later.
  • Cindy Morrow is credited as Cindy Banks in this episode.
  • There is a goof in the ending of the episode where Ms. Bellum's long neck was extended way past the highest point of her hair.
  • The head of the girl in the thought bubble of the criminal with the Mohawk hairstyle and five o'clock shadow resembles Bubbles with the blonde hair and blue eyes, except that the girl in his thoughts had a single large ponytail instead of the pair of short pigtails that Bubbles has. That same criminal disguises himself as Bubbles later in the episode.
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