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Johnny Bravo
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Johnny Bravo
Format Animated sitcom
Created by Van Partible
Voices of Jeff Bennett
Shelby Vischer
Brenda Vaccaro
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 67 (List of episodes)
Running time 25 minutes
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07) – August 27, 2004 (2004-08-27)

Johnny Bravo is an American animated series created by Van Partible. It premiered on March 26, 1995 on Cartoon Network and ran for 67 episodes and 4 seasons. The series originally lasted for 12 episodes and a half hour's worth of original pilots, was renewed in 1999 and officially ended in 2004, but later came back as reruns in November of 2009 on Cartoon Network. All 4 seasons of the show can be purchased on iTunes and reruns can still be seen on Cartoon Network.

Johnny Bravo originally appeared in two animated shorts created for Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toons and was one of several characters to be given an ongoing series. Many celebrities starred on the show as well.

Initially, the show aired using the same creative format as the original animated shorts. However, the show was completely retooled in the latter seasons, changing the animation style and the personalities of several characters. The show's final season returned to the original format. Johnny Bravo was used in the show JBVO that involved taking the show requests from viewers. JBVO ran for roughly one year.

Some of the other directors include: Robert Alvarez, Kent Butterworth, Russell Calarese, John McIntyre (director), Rumen Petkov, and Kirk Tingblad.


Main Characters

  • Johnny Bravo (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Jonathan "Johnny B." Bravo is the main protagonist of the series. His middle name was rumored to be Boston. He has incredibly narcissistic and dim-witted traits that lead to a severe incorrigible inability to attract women, becoming a running gag throughout the series. Ironically, only about three times does Bravo almost have a serious relationship with women—once with Velma Dinkley, but given a choice between Bravo and mysteries, Velma picked mysteries; on another occasion, Bravo becomes king of a planet of alien women—who give him the old heave ho when they fall for a handsome TV actor; and lastly, Bravo nearly meets the girl of his dreams, but unknowingly ruins any chance of both of them ever meeting. He claims to dislike his "best friend", Carl Chryniszzswics. Johnny can also be interpreted as a male representation of the "dumb blonde." One notable exception to this was that, during Cartoon Network's 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Special - Live in Stereo, during which Johnny served as the host and was very witty and suave. The character is memorable for his incredibly quick movements (usually done while trying to impress women), which were accompanied by the loud crack of a whip sound effect. Johnny's catch phrases are "She wants me!" and "Ohhh Mama!" after women beat him up for refusing to leave them alone. He dresses in an oversized black muscle shirt and very small jeans. Johnny's personality and his overall physical appearance are based on a relatively unknown personal trainer from England called Shane Dickens. Three running gags are his trademark sunglasses, which he wore; breaking the fourth wall and Johnny being beaten up by women, who reject him. The name "Johnny Bravo" dates back to an episode of The Cheyenne Show, and was also Greg Brady's would-be stage name in an episode of "The Brady Bunch." However, Van Partible stated in an interview for Cartoon Network that he also derived the name from his full given name, "Efrem Giovanni Bravo Partible." It has also been said that his birthday is on valentine's day. He likes Kung-Fu chicks show. When voicing Johnny Bravo, Jeff Bennett made his voice sound like that of Elvis Presley.[1]
  • Carl Chryniszzswics (voiced by Tom Kenny) - Carlton "Carl" Chryniszzswics is a hollywood nerd who is considered by many (especially Johnny) to be extremely annoying. He is Johnny's "best friend". He is a local genius and geek, who is very intelligent, but somewhat eccentric and timid. He was introduced after the show's retooling following the end of the first season, and seems to be Johnny's only friend, although Johnny often denies that. Carl sometimes uses Johnny for his experiments' sake. He used to be Johnny's antagonist in high school and teased him, as Carl was much taller than Johnny at the time, which is why Johnny acts rudely to Carl and refuses to be his friend. However, it is hinted that Carl and Johnny were best friends at some point in school. Carl really likes Johnny and he continues to hang out with him, even after all of the mean things that Johnny does to Carl and says about him. Carl remained in the show after the return to the original style, but was relegated to smaller roles.
  • Bunny Bravo (voiced by Brenda Vaccaro): Bunny "Mama" Bravo is Johnny's mother. She has had a lively past and sometimes reveals a surprising hidden talent. The show's original format portrays her as a calm, nurturing woman, but was made into a louder, more extroverted character once the show was retooled. She's very dedicated to her son, but as a result of her awareness of his low intellect and womanizer attitude, does not always treat him and his problems seriously. Bunny hopes that Johnny will find that special someone he's been looking for. Bunny is mostly referred in the show as "Momma" by Johnny, who pronounces it in an Elvis-esque manner.
  • Lil' Suzy (voiced by Shelby Vishcer)— Lil' Suzy (or simply known as just "Suzy") is a little red-haired, intelligent, 5-year-old girl from the neighborhood (often called "Little Neighbor girl" by Johnny), who is very cunning and talkative. In many episodes, Suzy is shown to have a major crush on Johnny (Although the feeling is not mutual). Her parents were never shown, but she is often shown to be related to big time celebrities. For example, it was revealed in an episode during her birthday that Farrah Fawcett is her cousin. She also has a crush on an 8-year-old country music singer Lonnie Dash. In the early series, Suzy was more of a cute-type character with a round head, while in the retooled series, she is thin-looking and more grown up. Suzy has many interests (such as selling lemonade and participating in the Buttercup Scouts) and has proven to be very successful in most of those interests. It is very obvious that Johnny finds Suzy annoying as he won't even go to her birthday parties or school dances.
  • Lonnie Dash (voiced by Alanna Ubach) - Lonnie Dash is a famous well-renowned 8-year-old Mexican-American country singer and a guitarist. He was Lil' Suzy's favorite singing celebrity. He was also a young Hispanic boy parody of Johnny Cash. He has a father who was Mexican and a mother who was African-American. Like Lil' Suzy, he was cute and skinny. In the 1997 music video, he sings his most popular song I Wish, You're Fine which is a parody of I Walk The Line.
  • Pops (voiced by Larry Drake) — The greedy owner of a local chili restaurant who could be considered as Johnny's substitute father. He often gives fatherly tips and advice to Johnny; however, his advice often turns out to be useless, sometimes provoking trouble for Johnny. His diner's chili is made from rather suspicious ingredients and he serves food made from many animals, such as possums, pandas, cougars, seals, horses, and bald eagles. Like Carl, Pops was introduced in Season Two after the show's drastic retooling and remained even after the return to the original format, although he was relegated to brief cameo roles.
  • Master Hamma (voiced by Brian Tochi) — A Japanese martial arts instructor. Johnny has taken, and failed, several of his martial arts classes and frequently ruins Hamma's life trying to learn his lessons. Like Carl and Pops, Master Hamma was introduced after the series was retooled. His rival is another martial arts instructor named Panteen Claw who has a daughter named Ting.
  • Donny Osmond (voiced by Donny Osmond) — Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond is a character who was often used as a minor, laughingly useless character in some key episodes. He is seen as cheery and extremely optimistic to the point of foolishness. This personality is a stark contrast to often very serious Johnny, thus causing tension between himself and Donny. In his first appearance he was Johnny's nanny. Donny only appeared in the show's original format, limiting his appearances to seasons one and four.
  • Jungle Boy (voiced by Cody Dorkin) - A little boy with incredible strength, who lived in the jungle with talking animals (similar to Tarzan). His appearances on the series were short-lived and he appeared only in season 1 episodes.


Main article: List of Johnny Bravo episodes

Running gags

Guest appearances

The series has had numerous guest stars, which include: Don Knotts, Jessica Biel, Alec Baldwin, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Luke Perry, Farrah Fawcett, Vendela Kirsebom, Adam West, Dionne Warwick, Mick Jagger, Richard Simmons, Joey McIntyre, Mr. T, Mark Hamill, Shaquille O'Neal, Donny Osmond, Seth Green, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong, Chuck D, Jeffrey Tambor, Tia Carrere, and Laraine Newman.

The episode featuring Adam West inspired Seth MacFarlane (who once worked on Johnny Bravo as a writer and a cartoonist), who wrote the episode, to incorporate a similar character into Family Guy.

Other, more famous Hanna-Barbera characters have appeared in Johnny Bravo Episodes, including the cast of Scooby-Doo, Speed Buggy, Jabberjaw, Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, The Blue Falcon, and Huckleberry Hound.

Johnny has also hosted Cartoon Cartoon Fridays a number of times, mostly during the premiere of a new episode of his own show and rarely hosting a new episode of a different Cartoon Cartoon.

JBVO series

JBVO was a short-lived television series on Cartoon Network. The series aired on Sundays from April 2, 2000 to May 21, 2001. It was hosted by Johnny Bravo, along with some infrequent guest stars such as Chicken (from Cow and Chicken). Callers would write in to the show via mail or through the Cartoon Network website to call the show and request a cartoon from Cartoon Network's cartoon library, which would then be played, with an exception of half hour-long shows. Notably, one caller of the show requested an episode of Dragon Ball Z. Being that it was a half hour long, Johnny regretfully had to fast-forward through the entire episode with Johnny providing only expositional commentary. Afterward, Johnny apologized to the caller for the inconvenience.[citation needed] At one point somebody wrote to Johnny to tell him off for hitting on women and Johnny refused to listen.[citation needed] Johnny Bravo can still be seen on Boomerang, Cartoon Network's sister channel for classic cartoons.


The #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet was given a special paint scheme with Johnny Bravo on the hood. It was driven by Kyle Busch in the 2005 Sharpie 500 NASCAR race.

DVD releases

Johnny Bravo: Season 1, a two-disc set featuring the complete first season which contains all 13 episodes, was released by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand (Region 4) on October 10, 2007. On November 4, 2009, the complete second season was released.

A Region 1 release is set to be released June 15th, 2010.[2]


  1. ^ "The dead live again - as voices." Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 16, 1995. Retrieved on March 6, 2010. "Elvis speaks to kids during cartoon show! It sounds like a headline from a supermarket tabloid, but it's true. Jeff Bennett borrowed the King's voice when he spoke for the cartoon character "Johnny Bravo.""
  2. ^ David Lambert. "Johnny Bravo long awaited Season 1 DVD". Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

This is a list of quotes from Johnny Bravo:


Johnny Bravo

  • "Wanna see me comb my hair, really fast?"
  • "Hey there smart momma, typin' recipes?"
  • "I bet your name's Mickey, 'cause you're so fine. You're so fine you..."
  • "But these letters! If Santa doesn't get these letters by tonight, I might not get all those free presents I asked for. And who ever heard of a Christmas without free stuff?"
  • "Great Scott. My pizza-sense is tingling."
  • "Do the Monkey with me"
  • "Mmm. Frosted Sugar Bits. The great taste of frosted sugar in bits."
  • "Sweet. Bring on the Danish chicks and cream soda."
  • "Now remember, I do my best work when I'm being worshiped as a god."
  • "Mama mia. That's a spicy meatball."
  • "Hey, Santa, it's me, Johnny. Remember I'm the one that beat you up last year 'cause I thought you were a burglar?"
  • "Enough about me, let's talk about you. What do you think of me?"
  • [eating ice cream with a toothache] "Chomp, chomp, chomp, AAAUGH! The PAIN! The Horrible PAIN! Mmmm.... Creamy! Chomp, Chomp, Chomp, AAAUGH! The PAIN! The stabbing knives of pain! Hey! It's got nuts in it!"
  • "Hey! How come he gets a banana?"
  • "Hey Foxy Mama, You smell kinda pretty. Wanna smell me? Hoohah!"
  • "I am investigating the disappearance of all the cats in the city... my living room is full of cats... that means..." (pause) "I'm hungry!"
  • "You know, you'd think a person with that much hate in her heart wouldn't gravitate towards the service industry."
  • "Dog... donkey... Well, they both start with the letter "N"..."
  • "Woah, momma."
  • "Whoa! A castle in the sky! Just like in that fairy tale of Little Red Rumplestiltskin and the Three Bears and Gretel!"
  • "Whaddaya mean? I got the hamster wheel and the hamster food dispenser. (looks in the mirror) Oh no! She's turnin' me into a beautiful butterfly!"
  • "Mister, I don't think you realize who you're talking to. I'm Johnny Bravo, the one-man army!"
  • "Wanna watch my chest hair move in 3-d?"
  • "Man, I'm pretty."
  • "Whoa, Mama!"
  • "This won't end well." (whenever Johnny is about to take a beating)
  • "You know, that just might be crazy enough to work."
  • "If loving me is wrong, you don't wanna be right!"
  • (Looks in mirror)"Wait, who's that handsome guy?" (Dials phone) "Hello, 911 emergency? There's a handsome guy in my house" Oh, wait, cancel that. It's only me."
  • "Hey baby, can I be your natural selection?"
  • "This is not good... for my hair!"
  • (whenever someone corrects him) "Right, what did I say?"
  • "Aaaah. The great smell of pig!"
  • "No Mama! I'm too old for the tiny pants!!"
  • "Work?! (Screams in horror)"
  • "(After a random story) And then my pants fell down."
  • "I came, I saw, I broke a hip."
  • "He did it!"
  • "Wiggy!"
  • "4%? That's almost 5%"
  • "Space. It's really, really, really, really big."
  • "If all you boys and girls will clap real hard, Johnny can make bail! Get me the Lawyer Fairy!"
  • "Oh yeah! Who's the fairy, who's the fairy?! (Dances then quickly stops) You didn't see that, did you?"
  • "Bad baby! Stop defying the laws of physics!"
  • "Neighbor kid help! Witch's curse shrank me! Cops chasing me! I live with my mom! NO MOTIVATING GOALS!!!"
  • "Some people look at Jerky an say,"Why?". Me, I look at Jerky and I say "Mmmmmmmm! Jerky!"
  • "Jinkies? Isn't that a breakfast cereal?"
  • (After random story) "And that's when I realized my underwear was on my head, the whole time!"
  • (Johnny and Carl crash on a seemingly deserted island and were separated) "Guess Carl didn't make it. Gonna miss that little guy. (short pause) Oh, well. Can't mourn forever!"
  • "Four legs good! Two Legs Bad!"
  • "It's a beautiful day. But not as beautiful as Me."
  • "(to Talky Tabitha) Now listen Raggedy Evil! You better stop..(Talky Tabitha throws Johnny against the wall)


  • "Fetch me the Fez of Forgetfulness."
  • "Ehh, e-everyone stay calm... because we're all doomed!"
  • "Come on, disperse, people, there's nothing to see!"
  • "Everyone take your big wads of cash...I mean, places."
  • "I'm sorry Carl, I can't see you now. I've got HUGE dollar signs in my eyes."


  • Suzy: "I hope this doesn't go on my permanent record."
  • Momma: "Johnny, are you warping time and space again?"
  • Gorilla: "Your mamma's so big she wore high heels and struck oil...your face is so ugly it could make onions cry."


(Momma has hired Donny Osmond as Johnny's babysitter))
Johnny Bravo: [revolted] Aw, Momma. You can't take him, he's not even a chick!
Donny Osmond: No.. but I'm a fast learner.

(Johnny and Donny Osmond are at a mountain, Donny's playing a guitar)

Johnny Bravo: okay, what's with the guitar?

Donny Osmond: I'm gonna teach you how to sing!

Johnny Bravo: and I'm gonna teach you how to shut up!

Donny Osmond: neat idea! it would be like a trade!

(In a parody of Green Eggs & Ham)
Suzy: "Would you eat them with a fox?"
Johnny Bravo: "If the fox were Courtney Cox. But since that is not the case, get that stuff away from my face."
Johnny Bravo: "What do you think, Rubber Ducky?"
Rubber Ducky: "Quack, quack."
Johnny Bravo: "My thoughts exactly!"
Momma: "Johnny, have you been taking good care of your teeth?"
Johnny Bravo: "Yes, Momma. I've been brushing everyday with this baking soda and peroxide." [holds up jar]
Momma: "Johnny, this isn't baking soda and peroxide, its cane sugar and molasses."
Johnny Bravo: "To-may-to, To-mah-to."
Kid: shouts "Look, Mommy! That guy's looking at pictures of almost naked men!"
[the whole store stares at Johnny]
Johnny Bravo: "This is a men's fitness magazine, I want to look like this, not at this... I've got nothin' to be ashamed of!"
[walks up to cashier ashamed, and drops change on the counter]
Johnny Bravo: "...TV Guide."
Jungle Boy: "He didn't mean to hurt anyone. Did you, Mister Johnny?"
Johnny Bravo: "Of course not, kid. I wouldn't hurt a fly."
Fly: "It's a lie. It's a lie!"
Johnny Bravo: [running] "Did you see a gorilla around here?"
Businessman: "No."
Johnny Bravo: [running and stops] "Did you see a gorilla around here?"
Hippie: "No."
Johnny Bravo: "Did you see a gorilla around here?"
Gorgeous woman: (flirtatious tone) "No."
Johnny Bravo: "Did you see a..." [pauses, looks back and runs backwards]
Old woman: "Gorilla?"
Johnny Bravo: "Hey there hot mama, you wouldn't happen to be hiding a gorilla under them clothes, would you?"
[gorgeous woman grabs Johnny by the arm and entangles him into a battered down victim with little effort]
Johnny Bravo: "Yeah. She wants me."
Johnny Bravo: [After a cooking contest] "Hey! 18th place! That's not bad!"
Suzy: "There were only 12 contestants."
Lois: "My name is Lois - a mistress of the night." [Thunder lighting]
Johnny Bravo: "My name is Johnny - a Mister of the Universe."

Simple English

Johnny Bravo is a Cartoon Network program that started in the year 1998 and ended the year 2004. Several celebrities (like Adam West and Donny Osmond) guest star. The show is now very popular.

Johnny Bravo
Format Animated series
Created by Van Partible
Voices of Jeff Bennett
Brenda Vaccaro
Mae Whitman
Tom Kenny
Larry Drake
Opening theme "Johnny Bravo" by Louis Fagenson
Ending theme "Johnny Bravo" (instrumental)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 67 (List of episodes)
Producer(s) Hanna–Barbera Cartoons
Running time 23 minutes (approx.)
Original channel Cartoon Network
Picture format SD: 480i
Audio format Stereo
Original run July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07)August 27, 2004 (2004-08-27)
Status Ended
Related shows What a Cartoon! Show


  • Johnny Bravo (voiced by Jeff Bennett): The show's main protagonist. A dumb muscular blonde who trys to get chicks, but always fails. He's very confident and he rarley gives up. He loves his mother and himself very much. He always wears black shades, blue pants, and black shoes and a shirt. He often combs his long hair, because he really likes how it looks. In many ways he's based on Elvis Presley and his moves are based on Michael Jackson.
  • Bunny Bravo (voiced by Brenda Vaccaro): Johnny's mother. She has much common sense then Johnny, and she does not like Johnny's lack of good and mature behavior. She became a little crazier when the show was retooled in it's second season. She loves Johnny very much. She's usually called Momma by Johnny.
  • Little Suzy (voiced by Mae Whitman): Johnny and Bunny's next-door neighbor. She's a little girl who likes Johnny very much, but Johnny thinks she's just annoying.
  • Carl Chryniszzswics (voiced by Tom Kenny): A smart guy who now annoys Johnny very much, but they used to be friends a long time ago. Carl was introduced on the show's second season when the show was retooled.
  • Pops (voiced by Larry Drake): A greedy resturant owner who sometimes acts as a father figuire. Like Carl, Pops was introduced on the show's second season when the show was retooled.

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