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The Squashening
Season 1, Episode 33
Episode name pun on: Either from the 2015 horror film The Slashening or the 2008 M. Night Shyamalan film The Happening.
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Airdate: October 21, 2016 (online)
October 27, 2016 (television)
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Alicia Chan
Grace Kraft
Scott Bern
Writer(s): Haley Mancini
Jake Goldman
See also
"Rainy Day"
"Electric Buttercup"

The Squashening is the thirty-third episode of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It was first aired on the Cartoon Network app/website on October 21, 2016, and it aired on Cartoon Network in the US on October 27, 2016.

This centers around the girls.


It's Halloween and the girls are out Trick or Treating. They decide to hit up one more house but find that it's the home to a giant living Squash who's angry that they (or rather, Buttercup) tried to grab more than one candy from his bowl. Threatening to squeeze them to death, the girls offer to tell him three stories which he'll let them go if he finds them scary.



Main Characters

Minor Characters


  • This is the first Halloween episode of the series and the franchise since the 1998 series didn't have a Halloween episode.
  • This was the last episode in the first season to be produced.
  • This episode aired on Cartoon Network Philippines on October 30th, a day before Halloween.
  • Buttercup's scary stories were a reference to The Walking Dead. Also, "Night of the Living Bread" was an obvious parody of the 1968 science fiction/drama film Night of the Living Dead.
  • Blossom's scary story was a reference to the book and the film franchise, Frankenstein.
  • In Bubbles' story, her puppy form is different from her original 1998 counterpart in "Monkey See, Doggie Do".
  • The Girls Halloween costumes:
    • Blossom - Ada Lovelace
    • Bubbles - A blue penguin
    • Buttercup - Sergeant Bones
      • Although, this episode ends when Mojo Jojo also dressing up as Ada Lovelace since he and Blossom both wear the same costumes.
    • The Mayor and Princess Morbucks appear each of the Girls' scary stories.
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Season 1
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Season 2
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