All Of The Rules The Powerpuff Girls Had To Follow

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect crime-fighting trio of super-sisters also known as The Powerpuff Girls. To the delight of many fans, the beloved show is among the animated classics getting its turn at a live-action remake, and it's safe to say that we're also stoked.

Why has the wholesome children's show lasted in the hearts of viewers for so long? Aside from the awesome powers and action-packed episodes, there's no doubt that fans appreciate the down to earth nature of the titular girls themselves. Blossom (Cathy Cavadini), Bubbles (Tara Strong), and Buttercup (Elizabeth Daily) may have saved the world on a regular basis, but they were still kids with their own rules they needed to follow. And while their dad and creator, Professor Utonium (Tom Kane), sometimes let his love for the girls soften his disposition when it came to dessert or playtime, he knew when to stick to his guns when it came to the important things. Here are some of the clear rules that the girls had to follow.

The Powerpuff Girls had to go to school

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup were so tough and brave that it's easy to forget that they were only in Kindergarten. The girls went to Pokey Oaks Kindergarten in the City of Townsville, which of course is where they also spent a lot of time kicking butt and taking names. Many episodes took place at Pokey Oaks in Ms. Keane's (Jennifer Hale) class, who was one of the girls' only female role models, and was kind and strong in her own way.

Though emergency phone calls from the Mayor (Tom Kenny) often took the girls away from their studies, they were shown participating in school projects, show and tell, and even nap time. We also got to know several of the girls' classmates, including bad boy Mitch Mitchelson (Tom Kenny), glue eater turned glue monster Elmer Sglue (Dee Bradley Baker), and the spoiled Princess Morbucks (Jennifer Hale). The girls fit in just fine with their classmates, who didn't seem to be too intimidated by their super powers.

The Powerpuff Girls had to listen to their dad

Aside from going to school, the Powerpuff Girls were also expected to listen to the Professor's rules: they had to go to bed on time, finish their chores, and eat their vegetables (even if they looked gross). Though the girls had their own special ways of doing things — like flying around the house to get chores done quickly — they still had to mind their dad.

The Powerpuff Girls also weren't immune to punishment if they didn't follow the rules. While they were generally well-behaved, they did get in trouble from time to time, or sent to bed early if they didn't listen. They did know when the Professor meant business, and took him seriously when he put his foot down. 

It was refreshing to see that the Professor didn't let the girls get away with things just because they also happened to fight crime. It's hard enough to raise three feisty young girls on your own, so seeing the Professor manage to raise Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as semi-normal kids was a special feat in parenting.