Pint-sized cartoon heroines the Powerpuff Girls are getting back together and this time they're bringing a Beatle along for the ride. Ringo Starr guests in "Dance Pantsed," an all-new special airing Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Cartoon Network.
Ringo voices Fibonacci Sequins, "Townsville's most famous flamboyant mathematician," and he also performs the song "I Wish I was a Powerpuff Girl," in wish he sings the immortal lines, "Wear a ribbon in my curls, wear a dress and save the world."
The pairing of Ringo with the Powerpuff Girls isn't too surprising if you consider that Ringo is no stranger to children's television; and the Powerpuff Girls once had an episode called "Meet the Beat-Alls" that was chock-full of references to the Fab Four.
The Beatles in animated form made a few cameos in that 2001 episode, which is about four villains -- Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, HIM and Princess Morbucks -- joining forces to become the Beat-Alls so they can defeat the Powerpuff Girls. In one scene, a Beat-Alls wanted poster looks like the cover to the Beatles' 1964 album A Hard Day's Night. The episode also reveals that Mojo Jojo's first love is "Moko Jono," clear reference to John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono. It should be noted that Powerpuff Girls' creator and animator Craig McCracken is a major Beatles fan and there's been a few Powerpuff Girls soundtracks released in the past, featuring such Beatles-inspired bands as the Apples in Stereo and the Sugarplastic.
Back in the '80s, Ringo served as the narrator of the British children's TV series "Thomas & Friends" for two seasons, and later played "Mr. Conductor" for two years on PBS' "Shining Time Station."