Bought and Scold is the seventh episode of the third season of The Powerpuff Girls.
Daddy Morbucks bought Townsville from the Mayor to Princess Morbucks for a room of sweets (Turkish delight to be exact), and as her first act of new Mayor is that crime will be legal, but for girls it’s beginning of nightmare
One day, the girls are at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten when The Gangreen Gang burst in and start causing trouble. The girls get ready to attack them, but Ace shows them a decree claiming that crime is now legal. They fly to the Mayor’s office, only to find that Princess Morbucks has taken over after bribing the Mayor with Turkish delight. Princess declares that if the girls try and stop anybody from causing crime, she is going to throw the girls in jail.
All over Townsville, people are being robbed by criminals who have been released from prison and the Powerpuff Girls’ house is robbed of nearly everything by criminals just casually walking in and taking stuff.
Later, in bed, the girls are crying about crime being legal, when Blossom has an idea after a comment made by Bubbles. When Princess goes to get a glass of water, she gets robbed of everything, and she starts panicking and thinking about what her father will do when he finds out. She calls the girls to her office, and begs the girls to bring back her belongings. But the girls point out that Princess made crime legal, so even if they found out who stole her stuff, they can’t do anything about it since the robbers aren’t technically breaking any laws. Princess, dejected, signs a new decree saying that crime is illegal again and she sends the girls to look for her stuff. They catch every villain in town and return to Princess’, claiming that none of them stole her stuff. As Princess starts to panic,
Bubbles giggles and Princess realizes that it was the girls who robbed her. She says she will have them arrested, the girls point out that crime was legal when they stole her stuff, so, at least legally, there’s nothing she can do to them.
The girls then bribe Princess with her stuff to give back Townsville to the Mayor. They give her the stuff back, but only as her daddy wakes up and sees that the stuff is gone. He sees Princess with the stuff outside and (Not heard, but it’s assumed) punishes Princess as she yells and cries at the girls, who have taken off.