You know after the movie it seemed like the original series became fairly neutered. Not just with the far weaker more annoying sitcomy plots but the action itself. I don't know if it was complaints from the network or the team wanting to do easier comedy stories that were more formulaic and thus didn't utilize the girls as well, but it was notably a downgrade in a lot of the season 5-6 episodes. Powerpuff Girls Rule did do a little better with that but this does feel like more of an attempt to go back to that (which is weird especially now that CN can do PG ratings and thus you'd think would able to show or go with more if not the same it could before) which does hamper things. To be fair unlike a lot of the season 5-6 episodes this wasn't an overly stupid stretched out joke sitcom trope plot and as others have said though this is fast paced, it's not nearly as much as Powerpuff Girls Rule. (Kind of weird that the specials after the show were so fast paced when honestly the show itself suffered from slower past then a quicker pace in it's run). And hey there is actual fighting and super heroics even if the action doesn't have too satisfying a crunch. Though speaking of the plot, though people have brought up why did Bubbles use ice breath instead of Blossom, something that bothered me more was the Professor's backstory. You know this special saying he only came to Townsville because of the Hayride series and only became a scientist when his dancing was dubbed lame and he met up with various famious intellectuals. Pretty sure episodes like "Get Back Jojo" and "Knock If Off" established that the Professor got into science in Townsville when he was younger and was a native inhabitant of the city. And since this isn't a Teen Titans Go that is obviously a different show altogether then it's original as this special is still part of the original canon, is a pretty big incontinuity. To be fair, the original series did that too but this is a rather large noteable goof.
Still I thought the special was alright for what it was which was a celebration of CN's biggest series. Honestly I have to wonder even how they were able to make this considering CN has been quoted as saying not caring about female viewers and though PPG has quite a large guy fanbase, it does skew more for the laides, especially with this kind of look. I think besides this just being their biggest series, when the team were able to get Ringo Starr aboard CN had to relent and get them their special and glad they did since it was nice just hearing the voices and scenarios pop up like this. And there were some good jokes like the girls trashing to get the Professor to get the game (I can see why some would say that's out of character but eh, sometimes the girls can be spoiled brats when it come to wanting certain toys. Remember when they were fine letting the professor sleepwalk and steal toys for them in an early season 3 episode), Buttercup instantly hating the dance game, the girls not helping the Mayor get his pickle jar even when they're floating right next to it, Blossom and Buttercup having a meeting with Bubbles to get over her obsession, Mojo Jojo hiding in various spaces throughout the house and hurting himself when he tried hanging upside down, the professor realizing he forgot to save the three the girls took away, and a lot of the general dance battles were actually good, even though I wish they also didn't serve as most of the fight scenes. Plus yeah even for PPG pretty random ending but still amusing line by Mojo about wanting to be let out of jail before their next game. And honestly the style also grew on me after awhile. Reminds me of the ads they'd have of the older CN shows done in different styles (remember Ed Edd n eddy's "Incredible Shrinking Day?" or they might be Giant's "Courage the Cowardly Dog" song?). Honestly though I hope we do get a special at some point in the future with McCracken back. Doubtful at this point but honestly since they are his creation I'd like him to be the one to have the last say on the girl's final adventure.
Instead of just using this new signature to celebrate a thousand more post, let me list of all the great things you can expect of me on this board for 2012:
...... The same talkbacks you saw me do last year but with new episodes.
.... What are you doing still reading this? Move to the next post already! .