This Was Television On November 18

1998: The Powerpuff Girls debuts

A multiple Emmy-winner, the animated adventures of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup began a six-season run on Cartoon Network. The Powerpuff Girls followed three superpowered kindergartners through a candy-colored array of world-saving and villain-punching, leavened with manic comedy and winking pop culture satire. The series was one of the most popular contributors to Cartoon Network’s shift into original programming in the late 1990s. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Imogene Coca, star of stars (d. 2001); Linda Evans, dynast (70); Dennis Haskins, princiPAL (62); Romany Malco, weed pusher (44); Steven Moffat, BBC scribe (51); Kevin Nealon, Update anchor (59); Jameson Parker, P.I. (65); Nasim Pedrad, SNLer (31); Elizabeth Perkins, nosy neighbor (52); Eric Pierpoint, alien cop (62); Chloë Sevigny, sister wife (38); Susan Sullivan, matriarch (70).

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