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Viral Spiral
Season 1, Episode 19
Episode name pun on: Two rhyming words meaning, when something funny or odd happens and it gets going on the internet.
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Airdate: June 9, 2016
Credits
Director: Nick Jennings
Bob Boyle
Story: Julia Vickerman
Diego Molano
Writer(s): Haley Mancini
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Viral Spiral is the nineteenth episode of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It aired on Cartoon Network on June 9, 2016.[1]

Synopsis

After the Amoeba Boys hack their way into the Internet, it is up to Bubbles to use her coding skills to save the day.

Plot

After the Amoeba Boys learn that Bubbles created the most popular games in Townsville and openly say to them selves that they want to ruin their game, Silico convinces them to take a chip that can destroy the entire internet. The girls find them from Bubbles' computer and she programs her sisters inside and gives them the powers from her games to help them best up the Amoeba Boys. In the end, they win the fight and the Amoeba Boys were unsuccessful with tarnishing the reputation of the girls, but the strange chip that Silico gave them was forgotten about and it opened up and let out all the little viruses that Silico put inside them.

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Trivia/Goofs

  • This marks the Amoeba Boys' first appearance in the reboot, with Chuck McCann reprising his role as all three of them.
    • This episode marks Chuck McCann's final performance as the voice of the Amoeba Boys prior to his later death on April 8, 2018.
  • This is the first appearance of Silico.
  • When Blossom and Buttercup are inside the Internet, this scene makes a reference to the Uncle Grandpa episode “Internet Troll.”
  • Buttercup and Blossom wore the same rapping get-up from "Escape from Monster Island".
  • There are several Internet website parodies and references, which is the main reason why this episode is heavily criticized by fans of the original show:
    • Juju is a parody of Hulu.
    • Ejay is a parody of eBay.
    • Me2Tube is a parody of YouTube.
    • Friendbook is a parody of Facebook.
    • When Blossom and Buttercup are inside the Friendbook news feed post, this is a reference to Facebook and also, the Facebook chat tone can be heard.
    • The Original Frowny Cat is a parody of Grumpy Cat.
    • Princess Morbucks' Make-Up Tutorial video is a reference to YouTube makeup tutorial videos.
    • When Blossom and Buttercup are turned into traffic cones, this is a reference to The VLC Media Player logo (see Logopedia).
    • The Internet Troll's design is a reference to troll dolls.
  • Clips from "Bye Bye Bellum", "Little Octi Lost", "Escape from Monster Island", "The Wrinklegruff Gals", "Frenemy", "Power-Up Puff", "Man Up", "Horn Sweet Horn" and "The Stayover" were reused when the episode nearly ends.
  • When Buttercup is hitting the Amoeba Boys in "Baybee Bunnies," the hit sound sounds very identical to the Intellivision game, Astrosmash's asteroid hit sound.
  • Some fans say that Blossom should have been the one who was operating the computer as she was the smart one.
  • This marks the debut appearance of Blossom and Buttercup's stuffed toys, President Dinosaur and Monsieur Ducky.
  • There's an online game called "Glitch Fixers" which wSs based on this episode.
  • Goof: Even though Bubbles told Blossom and Buttercup that she couldn't program in their powers, they were shown floating for a few seconds when internet trolls began to appear.
  • When Blossom and Buttercup land in the Internet, Buttercup comments that they lost their ability to fly and that they can only walk like normal people. This could've been caused due to a flaw in the coding of the system. This is also a nod to the classic series episode Slumbering with the Enemy where the Girls lose their superpowers (but returned in Fallen Arches without explaining how they got their powers back).
  • This episode is included on the The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble (V1) DVD.
  • When Bossman gets eaten by Mommy Bunny, the death sound from the 1980's arcade game Pac-Man can be heard.
  • As seen in the episode, Bubbles' computer firewall seems to be very weak. Its reason isn't seen yet.
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