The City of Clipsville
Season 5, Episode 7B
Episode name pun on: The City of Townsville, referring to the episode being done in the style of a clip show
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Airdate: November 25, 2003
Director: John McIntyre
Story: Lauren Faust
Craig Lewis
Craig McCracken
John McIntyre
Amy Keating Rogers
Chris Savino
Dave Smith
Writer(s): Chris Reccardi
See also
"Seed No Evil"
"Lying Around the House"

The City of Clipsville is second part of 8th episode of season 5. It aired on November 25, 2003. It is done in the style of a clip show, an episode of a television series that consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes, although not all the excerpts are from actual episodes. 


The Powerpuff Girls are cleaning out their closet when Buttercup finds her old lucky blanket. The girls remember the time that they had first seen Buttercup with it and how they had chased her around the house to get a better look at it (Cover Up). Then Bubbles remembers the time when Mojo Jojo turned them into dogs (Monkey See, Doggie Do) and Blossom remembers when he tried it again (Monkey See, Doggy Two).

The girls also remember the time when the Professor turned them and everyone else in Townsville into babies and the time when they lost their superpowers.

Buttercup also remembers when they sped up time and aged themselves into teenagers, and during their time as teenagers, the sisters had chosen to give up their crime-fighting lifestyles and live like normal teenagers--this included things like becoming more interested in fashion, wearing makeup and spending their free time hanging out at the mall. And it was at the Townsville Mall that they met the teen Rowdyruff Boys and organized a triple date with them. While the girls and the boys were organizing their date, chaos struck Townsville as crooks and monsters attacked it with no one to stop them.

The girls then become aware that the Professor is watching them. The Professor tells them about the time when he renewed his driver's license, which the girls find boring. Then Blossom remembers the time when the Professor got married to Ms. Sara Bellum, but it turned out to be Mojo Jojo under her hair. As the Professor stops them from talking about it, all four of them see Mayor with them, who wonders why it isn't his own house they are at. Then he tells them about when he remembered the thing that was happening now and when the Professor made him a giant pickle (which never happened). Suddenly everyone turns up and remembers things.

Later, the Powerpuff Girls and the Professor are sitting at their kitchen, drinking hot chocolate, remembering all the events that happened in the episode. Also, the narrator ends the show by remembering how at the end of every Powerpuff Girls episode, he'd say "So once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls."


The Powerpuff Girls as teenagers.


  • Although though most episodes premiered on Fridays, this episode (along with "Seed No Evil") premiered on a Tuesday, as part of Cartoon Network's "November Premieres" block, where a new episode of a Cartoon Cartoon would premiere on a random weekday throughout the month.
  • In the clip that showed the sisters as teenagers, Buttercup's cell phone number is revealed to be 555-1568.
  • Ironically, this episode only shows three clips from actual episodes ("Monkey See, Doggie Do", "Cover Up", and "Monkey See, Doggy Two") while the rest are clips that were never seen before, so they might not be canon.
  • The episode ends with a text that says "The Powerpuff Girls was drawn before a live studio audience. In Burbank, California." Spoofing 1970's TV show endings, such as All in the Family. This is also where Warner Bros. Studios, as well as Cartoon Network Studios, are.
  • Also, at the end of the episode, a laugh track is heard. Spoofing from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Scooby-Doo.
  • The girls actually have navels as seen in the teenage flashback, even though they weren't visible in other times they bared their midriffs as evidenced in episodes such as Mommy Fearest, Uh-Oh, Dynamo, Down 'n' Dirty, Sun Scream, Superfriends, Fuzzy Logic, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, & Nano of the North.
  • This is the second time Bubbles is chewing gum (the first being in "Just Another Manic Mojo").
  • This is the second episode where Professor Utonium almost got married to a villain. The first was "Shotgun Wedding."
  • In the original storyboard, the teen Powerpuff girls were also going to be pop stars, but that scene was scrapped by Cartoon Network due to a suggestively inappropriate scene in the the last panel of the storyboard shows them smacking their butts while twerking.
    • However, in the 2016 reboot episode "Painbow" the girls did the exact same twerking dance as in this said storyboard, which Cartoon Network oddly enough didn't reject at the time the reboot was made.
  • In the wedding flashback, the church organ slowly plays the variation of The Powerpuff Girls theme before it suddenly switches to playing sinister music as the bride (Ms. Bellum) is revealed to be Mojo Jojo.


  • Revealing error: When Ms. Bellum and the Professor get married, it is obviously wrong, since in the episode "Speed Demon", Ms. Bellum as she is old, yells "Get away he's mine I tell you! Mine!", which means that Ms. Bellum officially loves the Mayor, not the Professor.
    • However realistically feelings do change over time for people.
      • However since this was Mojo Jojo in disguise its highly possible he didn't know about Bellum's feelings for the Mayor.

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