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The Headsucker's Moxy
Season 3, Episode 12A
Episode name pun on: The movie: The Hudsucker Proxy
The robbing leech on mayor's head
Airdate: January 5, 2001
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Director: Randy Myers and Craig McCracken
Story: Lynne Naylor-Reccardi
Writer(s): Amy Keating Rodgers
Lynne Naylor-Reccardi
Lauren Faust
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Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, as they appear in this episode.

Synopsis

A leech-like little man called the Robbing Leech is stealing important information from people's minds by biting their heads, and it's up to The Powerpuff Girls to get down to the bottom of this before he strikes again. To stop the Robbing Leech, the Girls use the Mayor as bait.

Plot

The episode starts off with a manager of a bank closing the door with a key when he looks behind him. A short man is seen behind him to which the manager replies that the bank is closed and he is sorry. The man hangs his head down and the manager simply says to come back tomorrow and concludes by saying to the man to have a good night. After this, the manager starts walking when he suddenly hears footsteps and see's the shadow of the man. He starts running through corners and then eventually stops, screaming and covering his eyes after hearing a trash can fall to the ground. He opens his eyes and sees a cat purring and wipes his forehead thinking it was all in imagination. Immediately after that, the Robbing leech jumps on him with his teeth showing and sucks the information from the manager. He pulls him away slowly after that and eventually unlocks the safe and steals money.

The next morning, the manager, sitting on a cop, is asked by Blossom about the combination of the safe, and the manager, after trying to remember, hits his head where he was bitten, leading to Buttercup saying that he can't remember what happened. Blossom looks at the head and notices a ring of puncture wounds, and then all 3 girls gasp. The narrator remarks about how the leech man left his mark but questions where and when he will strike next.

The next scene shows a security guard roaming around a museum until he reaches a control panel. He punches in keys and then lasers are activated to protect certain artwork. The guard turns away content to head home. Immediately as he is about to leave, the robbing leech makes his move and sucks information again with the guard screaming in agony. At the end of this the robbing leech types in the keys to the panel, leading to the lasers getting deactivated and items being stolen.

When the police take over in the next scene, the guard is seen on a bed and again hits his head when the girls try to question him, leading to Blossom again noticing the same exact ring on his head. She warns to figure this out before the leech strieks again. After this, they hear a pirate sound and fly to a beach, where the girls see a pirate and his missing booty. Blossom questions him and then the pirate hits his head, leading to Blossom asking if his head hurts, to which he replied "yes" in pirate language.

The girls head back home and eventually realize what is exactly happening, then Blossom says that the Sapphire Sultan is visiting with the mayor to give secret info about where the valuable sapphire jewel is and they immediately fly off. It cuts to the actual scene of the sultan approaching the mayor when the Robbing leech pulls his turban and again sucks into his head and collects info. The mayor helplessly watches and when all is done, the sultan lays on the ground and the leech walks over to his turban. After a few seconds, he removes the sapphire jewel from the turban and calmly walks off. The girls barge through the roof with blossom exclaiming not so fast to the leech, but they are too late. The mayor retells them the story and thinks it was cool while the girls think the opposite(especially Butercup and Blossom) and Blossom tries to identify the next victim, thinking that they "must have vital, precious, and secret information locked up in their head". The mayor, scared by this, runs to Buttercup and says that he is the next victim because he knows all the secrets of Townsville and tells the girls to hide him somewhere. Blossom initially disagrees but then comes up with an idea and tells the girls to protect the mayor's secrets. The robbing leech is listening closely to this behind a pedestal, not knowing that he is being tricked by Blossom.

Later in the mayor's office at night, the girls tell the mayor that they will protect him and bubbles sits him in his chair and leaves the office guarding the doors. After giggling a little, they hear a scream followed by head sucking, where blossom notes that the leech used the window, and open the door. Blossom says that the jig is up and bubbles tells him to suck all he wants, followed by buttercup saying that he won't get anything from that skull. The leech stops sucking and charges at the girls, but misses, landing on a painting. The leech rebounds and then tries to catch bubbles, who avoids him, and the buttercup slams him back to the wall. Buttercup then comes closer to him and then the leech resurrects and jumps to the light fixture of the ceiling before observing and then going towards blossom. Bubbles and buttercup warn her but Blossom pulls the mayor and uses him as a shield. The leech limps and falls to the floor covered in drool, and ultimately gets arrested by the police. Blossom thanks the mayor's empty-headedness for saving the day to which the mayor doesn't understand, with Blossom saying "exactly" following buttercup saying "that's right". The episode ends with the narrator forgetting his usual end line and neither the girls outros nor "the end" appearing.

Trivia

  • This is one of the episodes in which the Narrator says his catchphrase differently: "And so once again, the day.....is, uh. Oh, something. Uh, day is.... Aww! My head hurts."
  • Also, in this episode, there is a variant of the 1998-2001 animated episode outro in which the girls, the raining stars, and the "THE END" sign do not appear at all because the Narrator loses his mind.
  • Robbing Leech's name is a reference to Robin Leach, former host of the TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Production Notes

  • Although this episode premiered in 2001, it was produced in 2000 according to the credits.
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