|Down 'n' Dirty|
|Episode name pun on: The phrase "down and dirty".|
|Airdate:||September 10, 1999|
"Beat Your Greens"
"Slave the Day"
The girls get dirty from fighting an oil monster, so the Professor runs a bath for them, which Buttercup detests, because she believes only big, fat sissies take baths. The next day, Buttercup gets stinky when the girls fight a booger monster and doesn't see the point of her sisters taking a bath since they'll just get dirty again the next day. The Professor orders Buttercup to take a bath and she refuses, so she gets thrown out the house. The following day, Buttercup fights another monster and gets even dirtier while her sisters head to school. When Buttercup comes to school late, her stink leads to Ms. Keane starting the fire alarm and everyone leaves her. All around Townsville, Buttercup offends everyone with her stench to the point of an angry mob chasing her away. As Buttercup vows to never come clean, another monster rises from the water and sucks her in his nose, then blows her out upon smelling her. At this point, Buttercup finally agrees to take a bath, to her sisters' satisfaction. Although Buttercup is now all squeaky clean, she tells Bubbles to shut up, claiming she only took the bath to resume fighting monsters, then Blossom declares that Buttercup's attitude still stinks.
And so the day is bathed, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls.
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- This is the first time the Girls have been naked onscreen. The second time was Nano of the North.
- This episode was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program along with "Beat Your Greens".
- Buttercup tells the Professor to throw her out because he doesn't like that she won't bathe. However, this could be construed as child abandonment.