Aired: 1998-2001 (Cartoon Network)
DAD: Professor Utonium (Tom Kane)/ Single Guy
DAD’S JOB: Inventor/Scientist
KIDS: Bubbles (Tara Charendoff), Blossom (Catherine Cavadini), and Buttercup (Elizabeth G. Daily)
WHERE’S MOM?: Mom was a beaker.
STAND-IN “MOM”: The Mayor (Tom Kenny), or Sara Bellum (Jennifer Martin)/Mayor and Headless Secretary
Force yourself to go back in time and consider the series “Milton the Monster,” a Frankenstein tale of a scientist who creates a super creature with too much Added Tenderness.
Fast-forward to the late 1990’s, where we have a similar circumstance of a man trying to create life. This time, he’s using sugar, and spice, and … well, you know the rest. However, instead of “too much Tenderness,” the Professor accidentally pours in a bottle of Chemical X (due to a mishap with his lab monkey and later arch-nemesis, Mojo Jojo) and creates an accidental trio of pint-sized anime superheroines.
This is still not confimed, but the Powerpuff Girls may be the first TV Single Dad character likenesses to appear on the tail of a commercial aircraft. Delta Airlines has added to their livery by painting the characters and logos of the show on one of their 737 aircraft.
Also a first is an actor portraying (at least by voice) two children of TV Single Dads on two different shows, simultaneously. Elizabeth “E.G.” Daily voices Buttercup on Powerpuff Girls and Tommy Pickles on Rugrats
A twirl of the Sebastian Cabot Memorial Egg Whisk to Meg G. for the first sighting report on this show, and to Joseph Doyle for his extensive notes and details on the show. Thanks a bunch!