All right, let's get this out of the way first: Yes, you are old. "The Powerpuff Girls" debuted way back in 1998, which makes the girls 17 this year. That means they're old enough to drive a car, apply for a private pilot license, donate blood and get into an R-rated movie without Professor Utonium. Whoa.
With the recently announced "Powerpuff Girls" reboot, fans of the franchise are gearing up for the next chapter of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup's lives. Series creator Craig McCracken (who will not be working on the reboot because of his contract with Disney) answered fans' pressing questions on Twitter. One of the more recent questions involves the super sassy narrator. You know, "THE CITY OF TOWNSVILLE" guy.
For those of you wondering why the name Tom Kenny sounds familiar, he's also the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dog from "CatDog," the Mayor from PPG and like 13 billion other iconic cartoon characters. Check out his IMDb page if you're still curious.
Part of what made PPG memorable were the villains. We're talking Mojo Jojo, the Gangreen Gang, Sedusa, and HIM. The uber creepy devil-like creature with metal claws for hands and a voice that makes even pro wrestlers hide under their beds has stayed with fans since day one. I think I speak for everyone when I ask, "WHAT IN GOD'S NAME WAS THE CREATOR THINKING WHEN HE MADE HIM?!" Well, now we know.
For those of you who are like, "OK, that still doesn't answer my question," the blue guy on the right is known as the Chief Blue Meanie, AKA His Blueness. Yes, I'm serious. He's a character from the trippy 1968 Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," which explains a lot, actually.
McCracken also reveals that the girls' house was inspired by another film, too. This one was the 1958 French comedy "Mon Oncle," which translates to "My Uncle." If you went to film school, odds are you studied it, since it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1959.
But perhaps the biggest truth uncovered is the internet's theory that PPG and "Samurai Jack" take place in the same universe. There are several variations of the theory, but the main point is the two shows are connected.
Sounds pretty believable, but then McCracken lays down the hammer with just three little words.
If you're still in denial, then perhaps Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of "Samurai Jack," will set the record straight. (He laid down the hammer with only one word.)
And don't even try to say that "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," one of McCracken's other cartoon creations, lies in the same universe as PPG, because that's a big, fat no as well.
After finding out the theory everyone believed to be true is fake, I'm just going to binge watch PPG episodes on Netflix for the rest of the day and focus on happier times.