|Season 1, Episode 2-B|
|Episode name pun on: The phrase “Mommy Dearest”|
|Airdate:||November 18, 1998|
|Director:||John McIntyre and Craig McCracken|
“Mommy Fearest” is an episode in The Powerpuff Girls season 1. It aired on November 25, 1998.
When the girls are asleep, the Professor sadly slouches off to bed. Lying down he glances next to him in the bed for two, it is made clear that he feels sad to be a single parent….
The next day at the super market the Professor meets Ima Goodlady, a seemingly sweet and beautiful young woman who was shopping and just happens to cross their path. The girls set the to pair together and set a date with the lady for the professor since he’s still too much in awe to say anything other than “I-I-I….”
That night after much primping the Professor sets off on his date leaving the mayor as the babysitter. When he returns home he finds all of them asleep on the couch. Waking the Mayor up and thanking him, he sends him home & the girls find Ms. Ima Goodlady standing propped behind the Professor. He explains she is going to move in to “help out” and leaves the four alone with each other. Once they are alone without the professor, however, Ima turns very mean, strict, and slightly abusive to the girls.
The next day, Ima makes them clean like normal little girls, declaring that they will no longer be allowed to use their powers or fight crime. She and the professor also put them to bed early. The Powerpuff Hotline rings and the girls sneak off past their curfew to answer its call. They almost silently arrive back much later to sneak back in bed, but then the lights flick on and they are caught in the act by Ima. After waking the Professor, Ima pities him into grounding them for the first time ever!
Later that night, Ima sneaks out of the house and the girls receive a call that the Mayor’s priceless jewels have been robbed by the mysterious Sedusa not long after Ima left the house.
The connections are quickly made…
Carrying a bag, Ima Goodlady sneaks back into the Utonium household seemingly unnoticed. The light then flicks on and the girls confront her in the act and unmask her as Sedusa, enraging her.
After a quick fight, the professor finds the living room in a mess and priceless jewels sprawled all over the carpet from the bag Sedusa had brought back with her. Despite being unmasked, she attempts to pity the professor again, but is unsuccessful and the professor tells the girls to call the police, vowing that Sedusa will never deceive them again. The next morning, when the door bell rings, a beautiful young woman from down the street came to see the professor for catching Sedusa and she made him a pie, which the girls are implied to shortly intercept.