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Divide and Conquer (The Powerpuff Girls, 1998)

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Divide and Conquer (The Powerpuff Girls, 1998)
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"New criminals of Townsville, unite!" - Bossman.
Part of Season: 5
Episode Number: 2b
Air Date: September 12, 2003
Writer: Paul McEvoy
Director: John McIntyre
Previous episode: Toast of the Town
Next episode: Burglar Alarmed


"Divide and Conquer" is the second half of the second episode in the fifth season of the Original Powerpuff Girls.

Plot

After stealing a tangerine and watching it split up into different pieces, the Amoeba Boys learn how to multiply and make duplicates of themselves.

Why It Rocks

  1. Bubbles' drawing of number 2 looking like a swan is neat and pretty impressive for five-year-old standards.
  2. The plot is pretty cool and impressive, as it has the Amoeba Boys learning how to multiply after splitting a tangerine into multiple pieces - which has more advantages to attacking the girls. It also sounds similar to "DeeDeemensional" from Dexter's Laboratory & "CopyBob DittoPants" from SpongeBob SquarePants with the second coming out 13 years later.
  3. The Amoeba Boys and their thousands of clones' plan is clever as they steal all the oranges and give people scurvy, though it also explains a plot hole.
  4. The girls are still likable characters and their fight plan is also clever, as they put the Amoeba Boys all into one thanks to their math skills taught in kindergarten.
  5. As mentioned above, the episode is also educational as it teaches basic math skills, such as addition, multiplication and division.
  6. Good Ending: After getting rid of all the Amoeba Boy clones, the girls fight the real ones and put them in jail, much to their delight that they're wanted over Townsville but the painter changes the posters to Mojo Jojo. And it ends with the narrator saying that the day was saved thanks to the Power-Math as the girls used their math skills while crime-fighting.

Bad Qualities

  1. Plot Hole: Although everyone in Townsville got Scurvy from the lack of oranges, why couldn't they just buy other fruits, e.g. apples, bananas, grapes?
  2. The Amoeba Boys arguing over equal slices of a tangerine sort of dragged on until the multiplying part and served as filler (Depending on your view).
  3. Buttercup doesn't know how to divide while fighting with the Amoeba Boys.

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