As an elder millennial, the Powerpuff Girls, were nearly as popular as the Spice Girls. Just like every group of friends had its own Baby Spice or Scary Spice, every group of girls had its own Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The tough trio's antics and ass-kicking nurtured plenty of lifelong fans who look back fondly on the animated series. But while the nostalgia is pleasant, we can speak for ourselves when we say we never thought a live action version of the show was necessary, or even desired.
It turns out the CW felt differently. And now, thanks to a leaked script, we can officially say that the internet agrees: we do not need a live action Powerpuff Girls show. And judging by the off-the-chart cringe of the leaks, we definitely don't need one that involves Juno's Diablo Cody.
The script leaks for this Powerpuff Girls reboot are the worst thing I've read this month pic.twitter.com/I7CrPewGc4— Xavier's Online (@xaviersonline) May 25, 2021
While we're no prudes, the excerpts above are more than a little over-the-top. Leaked nudes? Buttercup having 6 rounds of sex with a woman she met the night before? The whole thing feels like the fruits of a bot that studied millennial twitter from 10 years ago. Like, who the hell keeps tabs on people using Linkedin?? Twitter users did not take kindly to the cringey attempt at a reboot. Especially after finding out that the script is real. We've put together some of the funniest reactions to the debacle. And we're pleased to say that the pilot was abandoned. While it's comforting to know that we won't be seeing this blasphemy come to fruition, we don't want you to get too excited: the CW has decided to go back to the drawing board. It might be a good time to take bets as to how bad they'll screw up next time.