Narrator: The city of New Mobiusville! And it's a shiny new day, with a shiny new limousine heading for Pokey Boaks Primary School.
A white limo appeared as it pulls up in front of the school.
Narrator: Seems there'll be a shiny new face joining the class today.
A tuxedo-clad arm - the chauffeur's - reaches into view and opens the door. Inside is a small sheep girl standing in front of a man in a white suit. She has her hand out and is addressing him in the tone of the chronically dissatisfied. She wears a yellow sweater and a lavender skirt with matching shoes.
Sheep: I'll need some milk money for my first day of new school.
Sheep’s Dad: Well, of course, my sweetie sheep. Here. (pulls a stack of cash out of his pocket and gives it to her)
Sheep: (sighing contemptuously) I suppose it'll do.
During the next line, follow her as she walks to the front door, where Ms. Zooey is standing. Her face is still obscured.
Ms. Zooey: Well, hi there. It's nice to finally meet you. Come on in. Everyone, can I have your attention? I'd like you all to give a nice warm welcome to our new friend, Princess Bellwether Sheepbucks.
She was a anthropomorphic sheep that has white woolly hair parted in the middle and "spoiled bra-a-a-a-at" written all over her face.
Students: Hi, Princess!
Princess Bellwether: Hmmm...
She crosses the room. The first kids she passes are Manic Germain and Megan, playing with building blocks.
Manic: Hi, Princess! Wanna help us build a skyscraper?
Princess Bellwether: (stopping) When I want to build a skyscraper, my daddy builds me a real one in any city I want.
Behind her, several other kids, including Roxanne, have some cardboard boxes set up in a row for a train. The boy with an owl head playing engineer calls to her.
Little Vanoss: Hey, Princess! Get on aboard the mountain dew-dew express! (Roxanne imitates the whistle.)
Princess: I only travel first class, on my daddy's private Lear jet.
Little Vanoss: Alright then.
Next to her, a boy with a monkey head pops out of a potted plant with a toy shovel in hand.
Little Lui: Hey, Princess Bellwether! Do you want to dig some dirt?
Princess Bellwether: (drawing back) Yecch! No!
In the cage is a hamster, happily running on its wheel. A little human girl in a yellow caveman shirt was watching it go as Princess walks up.
Mila: Hi, Princess. Wanna play with Twiggy, our class hamster?
Inside the cage, She sees Twiggy has stopped running.
Princess Bellwether: (through cage wall) Ewww, no! I do not want to play with your smelly, mangy little rat! Blecch!
After Twiggy was sad and frightened for a moment, it begins running at top speed.
Narrator: Oh, no! In Twiggy's distressed state, her frantic attempt to get far away has caused a nut to work itself loose from her scamper wheel!
As he says this, the nut holding the wheel to its mount as it falls off, and the wheel rolls away. Back to the table; the cage slides over the edge and begins to fall in slow motion. The girl screams, but the sheep Princess, standing behind her, shows no change in expression. Ms. Zooey and the other kids are alarmed.
Ms. Zooey: Twiggy! (The girls gasp.)
Yesenia: Roxanne, vaporize the cage! Megan! You, me! Fastball Special!
Roxanne sweeps the cage with her eye lasers, destroying it and leaving Twiggy and the wheel in free fall. Yesenia grabs Megan, now curled into a tight ball, and throws her across the room; she bounces off a cabinet and catches Twiggy inches from the floor. She throws a wink to the class, and they cheer the rescue - all except Princess, dumbstruck. The cheering was echoing in her head as she approaches them. The girl who had been watching Twiggy takes the hamster away.
Princess Bellwether: Wow, that was amazing! How did you do that?
Megan: It's easy!
Yesenia: We're superheroes.
Roxanne: Yeah, we're the…
Hedge-Girls: …Powerpuff Hedge-Girls!
Princess Bellwether: (patting her hair) Ah. Well, then, I'm gonna be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl too.
The hedgehog girls find this amusing.
Yesenia: (laughing) Well, uh, we're not really accepting new members at this time, but thank you for your interest in our group.
This news clearly does not sit well with Princess. She returns to full brat mode.
Princess Bellwether: What?! You can't just blow me off like some common peon! I'm Princess Bellwether, and my daddy buys me anything I want! And I wanna be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl!
Yesenia: Well, I'm sorry, but you can't. We're superheroes.
Megan: We were born with superpowers.
Roxanne: You can't just buy superpowers.
Princess Bellwether: Oh, yeah. (jabbing a finger into Roxanne's chest) Tell that to Lego Batman!
As the school bell rings, the girls were flying away from the school.
Roxanne: I don't think I like that Princess at all.
Megan: Yeah. Why was she so rotten to everyone?
Yesenia: Well, she's new here and probably doesn't know how to make friends. (as they fly over the horizon) We should give her a chance.
Narrator: Meanwhile, across town at Sheepbucks Manor...
Inside, Princess barges in through the front door and runs across the front hall.
Princess Bellwether: (whining) DADDY! Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!
As she screams, she runs into a trophy room with animal heads all over the walls and a roaring fire going. She stops in front of her father, seated in an armchair by the fire and wearing a robe.
Princess’s Dad: Bellwether, sweetie. What's wrong?
Princess Bellwether: (crying) My first day of new school and everyone was mean to me! I just wanted to make friends, but everyone ignored me, especially the Powerpuff Hedge-Girls! Everyone loves the Powerpuff Hedge-Girls, so I wanted to be a Powerpuff too, but they were being selfish and spoiled and they told me I couldn't! They told me I couldn't! But I wanna! I wanna be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl! (throwing herself on floor, pounding and kicking) I wanna, I wanna, I WANNA!
Princess’s Dad: But you can't be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl. You more like a Powerpuff Sheep-Girl to me, sweetie.
Princess Bellwether: (screams and continues crying)
Princess’s Dad: Alright! Alright! Here! (pulls a stack of cash out of his robe and hands it to her.) Go make yourself something useful for tomorrow at school, sweetie.
She instantly brightens and begins to giggle greedily.
Narrator: The next day at school, coloring time proceeds as usual, until...
They are startled out of their work by a royal fanfare. Princess is at the front door, with a crown on her head and a cape wrapped around her. She enters.
Princess Bellwether: All hail Princess Bellwether! The newest and best-loved Powerpuff Hedge-Girl of all time!
She throws off her cape to reveal her clothing - a yellow dress and belt styled after the girls. She also sports long gloves, and instead of Mary Janes, she wears knee-high boots. These items and the belt are made of shiny black leather. The entire class watches, dumbfounded; the girls were the first to come up with a response.
Roxanne: (standing up) What?!
The little sheep stands across the desk from them.
Princess Bellwether: (gloating) See? I told you I was gonna be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl.
Megan: Uh... I like your outfit. (Her sisters glare at her.)
Princess Bellwether: Of course you do. It's just like yours, except better.
Roxanne: (floating out of seat) Girl... (Yesenia stops her.)
Yesenia: I'll handle this. (She approaches Princess Bellwether.) Now, Princess, sweetie, maybe we didn't explain well enough.
She is interrupted by the buzzing of the hotline and zips across to answer it.
Yesenia: Yeah, Mayor Batty? A robbery? First National Bank?
Princess Bellwether: Why do they get to answer the fancy phone?
Yesenia: Don't worry, Mayor Batty. We're on it! (hanging up) Come on, girls! (They take off.)
Princess Bellwether: Hey! Wait for me!
Two jet thrusters extend from her back, one on either side; Manic and a kid across from him are struck. She takes off in a cloud of flame. Back at the city, looking up toward the tops of the buildings. An alarm is heard.
Narrator: Meanwhile... (to the tune of "Deep in the Heart of Texas") deep in the bowels of New Mobiusville...
Turn down to the street; the bank window is smashed, and the silhouette of a vehicle can be seen through it.
Narrator: ...a crime is afoot.
Inside, the vault stands open. A masked robber, wearing a piggy head, laughs and emerges with several sacks of money while another, wearing a hockey mask, holds a gun trained on the scene. The cash is deposited in the back of the vehicle.
Wildcat Bagman: That takes care of that.
H2O Derlious Gunman: Ah-ha! Great! (He has his gun pointed at a group of tellers and customers.) Thank you, New Mobiusville, for lettin' us have all your money!
He laughs as we hear the sound of the girls approaching.
Yesenia: (offscreen) Not so fast, crooks!
The gunman turns around in surprise, and the bagman appears as well, pivoting into view. He now has a gun too as the hedge-girls entered at the hole in the front window.
Crooks: (offscreen) The Powerpuff Hedge-Girls!
They start firing at the hedgehog girls as the bullets bounce off.
Yesenia: (exasperated) Why do they always want to do it the hard way?
The crooks run out of ammunition.
Roxanne: Okay. Let's take care of these knuckleheads and get back to school!
Princess Bellwether: (from outside) Don't worry, Powerpuff Hedge-Girls. I'll save you!
Princess flies into the bank and lands, and the thrusters fold away.
Princess Bellwether: Evildoers, beware the wrath of the Powerpuff Hedge-Princess! (striking at air) Hai-yah! Hai-yah! Hai-yah!
The crooks seem only slightly unnerved by her appearance. Next she produces two boomerangs shaped like her crown and throws them. The crooks duck, but Roxanne and Megan are hit on the return flight.
Megan: Watch it!
Princess Bellwether fires a grappling hook into the ceiling and swings across the room, her leg extended for a flying kick. However, she stops just short of the crooks, and the section of the ceiling she hit pulls loose. She is dumped to the floor; the loose section lands on the girls.
H2O Derilous Gunman: Sorry we couldn't leave all the money like you asked, but we'd like to leave you a little present anyway.
He laughs and throws Princess Bellwether out onto the floor. She is bound and gagged with duct tape, and a time bomb is attached to her. The vehicle crashes through the front window and speeds off.
H2O Derilous Gunman: (from inside) I love it when a plan comes together!
The girls have freed themselves and are ready to give chase.
Roxanne: They're getting away!
Yesenia: No time! (Turn down to Princess Bellwether, putting her offscreen) The bomb!
Megan tears it loose, and Roxanne punches a hole in the ceiling. The bomb is thrown up, and Yesenia fires her eye lasers after it, detonating it in midair. The people in the bank stand up.
Townspeople: Hooray, Powerpuff... (losing steam) ...Hedge… Gi...
They trail off as the girls are far from ecstatic down to their feet.
Megan: (icily) Sorry. We're not really in the mood right now.
Princess across the room, lying on the floor. Buttercup gets in her face.
Roxanne: What's wrong with you? You ruined everything! Catching robbers should have been a piece of cake, but no! You had to come swinging in with your little toys... (imitating Princess) "Look at me, i'm a Powerpuff Hedge-Princess..." (very fed up) Ooh, I oughta... (Yesenia pushes her aside.)
Yesenia: Look, Princess. Now do you see why we don't let extra members on our team? Crime-fighting is dangerous business and you don't really have superpowers or any kind of experience. So you see, it really is for your own safety when I say you just can't be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl. All right?
Princess looks as if she might blow her top at any moment. Soon, she finally snaps.
Princess Bellwether: DAAAAAADDDDDDYYYYYY!!!
Pull back; she is now back at home, screaming up at her father. He is wearing golf clothes and practicing his putting.
Princess Bellwther: Daddy, Daddy, it was awful! I was being a good Powerpuff Hedge-Girl, but they were jealous, and then the man grabbed me and put a bomb on me and everyone laughed at me! (angrily) And it's all YOUR fault, 'cause that super suit you bought me STINKS! (crying) I thought you loved me, but I guess not if all I get is cheap JUNK! A real daddy who really loved his daughter wouldn't care what it cost and…
Princess’s Dad: Here. (a briefcase from his pocket and hands it over.) Try this on for your crazy schemes, sweetie.
Princess opens it and has to avert her eyes for a moment; dollar signs appear in the radiance from the contents.
Princess Bethwether: (greedily) Now that's the love I'm talking about.
Narrator: (wearily) Oh, boy. The following morning, back at Pokey Boaks Primary School…
Megan: Gee, I haven't seen Princess Bellwether yet today.
Roxanne: Yeah, I bet she's still at home crying.
Yesenia: Well, she probably feels pretty silly about the way she...
An explosion and a shower of rubble cut her off and hide the girls from sight briefly. When the dust clears somewhat, Princess Bellwether is silhouetted against a new hole in the wall.
Princess Bethwether: (fierce, angry tone) POWERPUFF HEDGE-GIRLS!!
She floats into the room as she says this. Her boots, gloves, and yellow dress are gone, replaced by a gold bodysuit. She now wears goggles over her eyes; her hands are hidden by a large ball of energy at the end of each arm.
Megan: (sing-song voice) Looks like she went shopping this morning...
Princess Bellwether: (floating in midair) All I ever wanted was for everyone to instantly love me as much as they love you. But no! (Her perspective of several kids cowering under their desks.) You turned everyone against me! (Back to her.) You humiliated me! You told me I could never be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl! Well, if I can't be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl, then there won't be any POWERPUFF HEDGE-GIRLS!
Ms. Zooey: Ah, Princess Bellwether, uh, the girls already know this rule, but you're new, so I'll let you know. I don't allow fighting in the classroom.
Princess Bellwether: Oh. I'm sorry. (firing energy beams from hands) We'll take it outside!
The wall explodes, and the girls are propelled out onto the grass at the playground. As they rub their heads, Princess lands in front of them.
Princess Bellwether: So! Who said money can't buy superpowers?
Roxanne: (deliberately) You've been asking for this for a long time!
She charges toward Princess Bellwether, her fist cocked back and a battle cry in her throat, and lets loose with a flurry of punches and kicks. Princess Bellwether dodges or blocks every attack, however, and counters with a punch to the breadbasket. The strike is seen five times in quick succession. A second hit sends Roxanne skidding across the playground face first.
Princess Bellwether: As you can see, my new cybertomic armor increases my speed and strength far above that of your average Powerpuff Hedge-Girl.
Megan: Oh! You...!
She lets her eye lasers finish the remark, but the shots only bounce off.
Princess Bellwether: Oh, please.
Megan gathers herself and screams at the top of her lungs, sending an energy beam out from her mouth. Princess Bellwether blocks this with one hand.
Princess Bellwether: Talk to the hand.
She retaliates with a laser blast from her crown.
Yesenia: (looking up) Megan!
Megan crashes down face first. She is covered with gray soot.
Princess: Let's see. Blaster rays, flight boots, super-strength force fields...I guess with this new suit, the Powerpuff Hedge-Princess has got you beat all around! So, Yesenia, are you jealous? Are you scared, seeing how easily I thrashed your sisters without even breaking a sweat? Well, what's the matter? Cat got your tongue? (Yesenia was in a long silence between Her and Bellwether) Very well. Prepare to bow to your Princess!
She fires another blast from her crown; Yesenia dodges it by tilting her head. She does not look at all happy, and the glare from the explosion of the beam behind her only highlights her fury. She tilts her head back to the horizontal as Princess gets ready for another go. Princess rushes in, but Yesenia trips her and sends her flying into the slide. Now it is her turn to have all her moves dodged or blocked. As the fight moves across the playground, Yesenia goes on the offensive, landing blow after blow to Princess Bellwether and making sure she feels every one of them. Roxanne and Megan come to and watch their sister in action. Yesenia delivers a few more hits, causing sparks to fly from the armor.
Princess is knocked across the playground. Roxanne catches her and spins her like a top.
Princess Bellwether is kicked over to Megan, who does a handstand to boot her high into the air.
Yesenia inhales deeply and blows her ice breath into the sky, frosting Princess Bellwether over. She hangs in midair for a long moment, and her armor shatters off her in slow motion.
Princess Bellwether: Huh? WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAA!
She plummets toward the ground, but is caught by Yesenia just inches from impact.
Princess Bellwether: (crying) Why won't you let me be a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl?
Yesenia: Because you're just a spoiled brat. (She dumps her on the ground, then lands by her sisters.) And being a Powerpuff Hedge-Girl isn't about getting your way, or having the best stuff, or being popular or powerful. It's about using your own unique abilities to help people and the world we all live in. And you, little sheep, have done nothing worthy of the name "Powerpuff"!
A policeman reaches into view and clamps handcuffs onto Princess' wrists.
Roxanne: Ooh, nice bracelets.
Megan: Oh, they'll just be smashing with your new prison wardrobe! (She giggles as the cop drags Princess to a waiting paddy wagon.)
Princess Bellwether: Why, you - you can't do this to me! I'm the Princess! Do you know who my daddy is? (She is thrown in.) My daddy knows people! And my daddy knows people like money!
Her words are muffled by the back doors slamming shut and continue under the Narrator.
Narrator: Well, Princess, the only "cha-ching" you'll be hearing from now on is the sound of prison doors! (The wagon rolls off.) And so once again the day is saved, thanks to the real Powerpuff Hedge-Girls!