Her superior intellect keeps a crime world in check!
Huggy Face is by her side,
Vocabulary a mile wide,
She'll make sure that crime will pay,
And throw some mighty words your way!
Word Up, it's WordGirl, Word Up!
From the planet Lexicon,
Watch out villains...
HERE SHE COOOMES!!!"
— Theme song lyrics
I love WordGirl! For it is simply spectacular. A marvel, a sensation, a true kid hero from the planet Lexicon, fighting crime with her super strength and Mach 1 flight speed, not to mention her astounding vocabulary, and has her monkey sidekick Captain Huggy Face to assist her in bringing do-badders to justice.
I also prefer the pint-size powerhouse in question over other superheroes such as Batman, Superman (WordGirl's inspiration), Spider-Man and any other superhero of the cliché variety. In fact, she is my #1 favourite superhero.
As for the villains, the ones I simply adore are the cheese-loving evil scientist Dr. Two-Brains, Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy, a human/sandwich hybrid who mainly commits crimes involving sandwiches and sandwich related things, The Learnerer, a villain who instantly learns things using an adaptive super suit (and of whom is voiced by well known musician and parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic), sophisticated robot-constructing evil boy genius Theodore Tobias McCallister III (better known as Tobey), Lady Redundant Woman, an ill-tempered villainess capable of making clones of herself by pressing her nose, and The Butcher, a villain that has the awesome ability to summon meat.
So in conclusion: The theme song, the characters, the action, the humour, the writing, the animation, the narrator interacting with the characters and even some featured words in certain episodes are the things that make this program truly stand out among certain others.
"I have to hand it to you, WordGirl. You were right about me! I hadn’t changed into a no-good do-gooder. It doesn’t pay to be nice! After all, you try to be nice, and not destroy things, and look at what happens-- you end up losing to an egg slicer!" "It also cores apples." "Silence!"
"Hold it right there, big-- cat-- person, is it?" "Greetings! It is I, the Handsome Panther!" "Chuck?" "Alright! I used to be Chuck the Evil Sandwich Guy, but those days are over! Now, I'm the Handsome Panther! Rawr!" "Chuck, are you sure the name Handsome Panther is right for you?"
"What’s the matter with people? I’m evil! I walk outside on a hot day without shoes! I walk right on the hot cement like ten seconds before I hop onto the grass! Oh, and sometimes I use hand soap to wash my FACE! I’m out of control! And if people want a sandwich crime, I’ll GIVE them the sandwich crime of the century!"
"He-e-elp! Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy is robbing the grocery store!" "Oh, that’s terrible. But why are you telling me?" "Isn’t this the police station?" "No. This is your house. I am your wife." "Oh. I thought you looked familiar. Where’s the police station?" "Next street over!" "Oh. Thanks, sweetie. He-e-e-elp!" "Hey! Bring home some eggs!"