Princess Buttercup
Season 1, Episode 2
Episode name pun on: Princess Morbucks takes the role of Buttercup.
Episode 2
Airdate: April 4, 2016
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Haley Mancini
Jake Goldman
Writer(s): Kyle Neswald
Benjamin P. Carow
See also
"Escape from Monster Island"
"The Stayover"
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Princess Buttercup is the second episode of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It aired on Cartoon Network on April 4, 2016. This episode focuses on Buttercup.


Buttercup meets a group of roller-derby girls called the Derbytantes, who invite her to join their team. However, this prevents her from hanging out with her sisters, so Princess Morbucks tries to weasel her way into the group as Buttercup's replacement.



The Powerpuff Girls Season 1 Episode 2 Princess Buttercup 2016 Credits

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  • The title of this episode is likely inspired by the main character and heroine from the book and movie, The Princess Bride.
  • This episode is the first to include a version of the classic outro screen used in the original Powerpuff Girls series, in which the pulsating hearts are shown as usual. The Narrator is heard saying "And so, once again, the day is saved by the Powerpuff Girls!". Then, Bubbles pops up holding a death ball and says "And Deathball!". She then throws the death ball at the screen.
  • This is also the first episode produced for the reboot.
  • This is Princess Morbucks first appearance in the 2016 reboot, with Haley Mancini, the story editor of this series, replacing Jennifer Hale as the voice of her.
  • Tom Kenny reprises his role as the Narrator from the original series.
  • When Princess Morbucks introduces herself, a group of female singers is heard singing her name as well as the lines "Later!" and "Oh Yeah". The same thing happens in "Horn Sweet Horn" and "Tiara Trouble".
  • When Blossom and Bubbles are in the bathtub, the same thing happened from the original series episode "Down 'n' Dirty".
    • This is the second time that Bubbles is shown letting her hair down and without her pigtails.
  • The theme song of the show, "Who's Got the Power?", is played in the background when the Girls fight Princess Morbucks in her robot.
  • Derbytantes is a pun for "derby" and "debutante".
  • This episode is included on the The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble (V1) DVD.


  • For one frame, right above Buttercup, there’s a coloring glitch. A closer look also shows that it distorts her helmet. Can’t really think of a reason aside from it being coloring tests and it is a coloring guide they just forgot to remove.
  • Blossom’s animation is delayed and doesn’t follow Princess until after a few frames of her being up too far already. 


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