|Episode name pun on: The TV series of the same name|
|Airdate:|| November 24, 2001 (UK)|
June 8, 2002 (US)
|Director:|| Randy Myers|
|Story:|| Cindy Morrow|
|Writer(s):|| Cindy Morrow|
"Knock It Off"
"Nano of the North"
How did you like Superfriends?
Superfriends is the seventh episode of the fourth season of The Powerpuff Girls. It's the seventy-ninth episode overall.
It's morning and The Powerpuff Girls hear a noise from outside, so they go check what's going on. When they notice a truck from Moving Company, they hide behind the bush and watch the crew from the business. Then girls see a box of toys and the girl behind it, so Bubbles calls her and jumps from the bush. Bubbles asks the new neighbor what her name is if she likes drawing and what her favorite color is. The girl introduces herself as Robin Snyder and adds that she likes drawing elephants and will go to Pokey Oaks starting next week. Then Bubbles introduces her sisters and all girls go to Powerpuff's House, where they meet Professor Utonium.
The girls go to their room, where they play for a long time. Professor Utonium enters the room and informs the girls that Robin's mom called and she has to return to home, then Robin suddenly discovers that girls are floating and they have superpowers. The next day, the girls are still playing. Meanwhile, the Mayor of Townsville eats a lot of pies and Ms. Bellum says that monster attacks the Townsville and his prized rosebushes are gone. Aghast, the mayor calls the girls, but they don't take the phone.
Ms. Bellum guides the mayor to the roof and shows a pink spotlight. When Robin tells the girls that her mom made sandwiches, they notice a heart signal and the Powerpuffs have to save the day. The girls' fun is constantly interrupted by crime fighting. All this happens during the song "Signal in the Sky."
When it's time for the first day of school, the girls meet Princess Morbucks, who asks them to let her be a Powerpuff Girl for a day and ride in Daddy's limo with her to school. Blossom says that she wants to walk to school with Robin and sisters. Princess leaves the girls and when the Powerpuffs and Robin are reaching to school, Ms. Keane says that the Mayor called and girls must save the day. The girls again leave Robin. Then Princess comes to Robin and tells the story about herself, enjoying their time with expensive things.
When Princess and Robin watch an action movie, Robin complains that Powerpuffs are still fighting with villains, neglecting her. Princess says that The Powerpuff Girls don't have time for friends and then both drive to Mini-Mart by limo. Princess commands Robin that she has to steal some sweets, then calls to Mayor and says that he must call the Powerpuff Girls. When the girls are reaching to shop, they get a shock, because Princess and a now tied up Robin cooperated together. Robin admits to the girls that she really was going to steal the candy, but explains that she did it because she was mad at the girls for constantly leaving her because of their superhero-duties.
Princess calls Robin a stealer, a liar and both are arguing face to face. Princess states that she doesn't need friends and when she gets mad, Powerpuffs and Robin leave Mini-Mart and go to Robin's playground. The Powerpuff Girls apologize to Robin for seemingly neglecting her, but Robin's over it, now having a better understanding of what they do. When the girls have a nice time together, the Mayor calls to Professor and says that he can't open the Pickle Jar. Professor says that the girls are pretty busy.
- This episode aired on Channel 5 (UK) before Kids' WB and Cartoon Network.
- This episode first aired on Saturday, June 8, 2002, on Kids' WB. It later aired on Cartoon Network on August 2, 2002.
- This is the first time Princess Morbucks appears in a 20 minute episode.
- Despite have being produced by Cartoon Network Studios instead of Hanna-Barbera, it shows the latter's logo at the end.
- This is one of the many episodes were the Powerpuff's bedsheets are mixed. Blossom is on the Bubbles' side, Buttercup in the middle, and Bubbles being on the Buttercup's side.
- When Princess Morbucks rides her rollercoaster, there is a sign that reads "Thank you for riding the Princess", meaning that her rollercoaster is named after her oddly enough.
- Despite being friends with Robin, the girls never see nor mention her throughout the rest of the series.
- This episode marks the debut of Robin Snyder.
- Robin's family moved to the Smith's former house. Probably because the entire Smith family went to prison at the end of Just Desserts. They might decided to moved out after they were released to get away from The Powerpuff Girls and Professor Utonium because they grow to hate them a lot and don't want to live next door to them anymore. Because of the event of Just Desserts, The Powerpuff Girls and The Professor probably won't miss them at all because they were trying to destroy them in the episode as a revenge for ruining their dinner gathering in Supper Villain and responsible for Harold Smith's first arrest in that episode.
- From this episode onwards, all Powerpuff Girls episodes produced for this season and every season afterward are made on computers using digital ink-and-paint.
- The moral of this episode is that even if your friends aren't always available, if they're real friends, they're still dedicated to your friendship.
- This episode shows how a false friend Princess Morbucks is. Princess have no real intention of being Robin's friend and was using her in a fake shoplifting to become a Powerpuff to make Robin look like a criminal, which the Powerpuff Girls didn't fell for and especially they would never accept Princess Morbucks as a Powerpuff or even want her to be their friend or anything to do with her because of her rude, vain, greedy, spoiled, bratty, conniving and treasonous personality. This also proves Princess Morbucks doesn't have any real friends of her own at all because of her personality.
- This was the final episode to be produced by Hanna Barbera Productions. From the next episode onwards, Cartoon Network Studios took over the role.
- The name of the episode may be a reference to the old cartoon with the same name.
- The driver of Princess's limo is named Alfred, This is an obvious reference to Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth.
- The opening pictures include an animated shot of The Apples in Stereo founders Robert Schneider and Hilarie Sidney (who were married to each other at the time this episode first aired). For this reason, Robin's last name may also be spelled "Schneider".
- The Apples also appear in animated form during their Signal in the Sky performance.
- When Bubbles and Robin were playing with marionettes, the show was similar to Cinderella.
- Princess's plan to have Robin steal candy and tattle on her is referenced to in 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas.
- The Powerpuff Emergency Signal is used for the first time since Monkey See, Doggie Do. Unlike its previous appearance, it is non-animated.
- Bubbles recalls The Kitty from Cat Man Do when she says that the girls had a cat for a week, but he turned out to be evil.
- Buttercup recalls BEEBO from Pet Feud when she says that Professor Utonium invented the "perfect pet" for the girls, but ate too much.
- Monster Isle, at first shown in Newest News, is later shown in Monstra-City. It was also mentioned before in Super Zeroes.
- During one scene the Girls are in their room, and the Mayor uses the signal when he could've used the hotline to contact the girls.
- This was overall Ms. Bellum's idea.
- When the Powerpuffs and Robin play with water, their swimsuits are at first one-piece with black stripes, but in close-ups of Bubbles and Buttercup have on a two-piece.
- When Ms. Bellum shows the Mayor the signal, her necklace disappears at one point.
- At one scene, when Robin is sitting on living room couch, her pants are blue instead of red.
- In one moment, when Ms. Keane says to the girls that the Mayor called, her shirt is red.
- When Princess speaks one of her lines in the mini-mart, her mouth moves as if she is saying something else.
- Although this episode premiered in 2002, it was produced in 2001 according to the credits.
- This episode was the 46th episode produced but aired as the 43rd.
- This episode, in production, was the one that marked the permanent switch from traditional cel animation to digital ink and paint. However, several episodes that were traditionally animated aired after this one.