Johnny Bravo (TV series)

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Johnny Bravo
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Season 1's title card.
Created by Van Partible
Network Cartoon Network
Production company Hanna-Barbera Cartoons
Cartoon Network Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original release July 14, 1997July 24, 2004
Run time 22 minutes
Starring Jeff Bennett
Mae Whitman
Brenda Vaccaro
Tom Kenny
Larry Drake
Executive producer(s) Sherry Gunther
Van Partible
Producer(s) Cos Anzilotti
Kara Vallow
Victoria McCollum
Diana Ritchey-Berman
Brian Miller
Music composed by Louis Fagenson
Christopher Neal Nelson
Writer(s) Van Partible
Michael Ryan
Butch Hartman
Steve Marmel
Seth MacFarlane
Gene Grillo
Jed Springarn
John Crane
Paul F. Kozlowski
Craig Bartlett
Craig Lewis
Amy Keating Rogers
Director(s) Van Partible (also voices)
Rumen Petkov
Butch Harman
John McIntyre
Russell Calabrese
Kirk Tingblad
Nathan Chew
Robert Alvarez
James Tim Walker
Collette Sunderman (voices)
Second title card
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Season 2-3's title card.
Third title card
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Season 4's title card.

Johnny Bravo is an American animated comedy television series created by Van Partible. It was produced at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons (seasons 1-3) and Cartoon Network Studios (season 4) for Cartoon Network. It ran from 1997 to 2004, airing 65 episodes that spanned four seasons, as well as four specials (with two of them post-series).

In Aron City, lives a young man called Johnny Bravo, who seems to have the full package on the surface; being muscular, wearing sunglasses, and having a unique yellow pompadour. But underneath his macho physique is a dimwitted, self-absorbed, chauvinistic manchild, whose attempt to get a date leads him into bizarre and almost brutal situations. He lives with his sassy mother, and is often accompanied by an eclectic array of close friends he believes cramp his style and real-life celebrity guest stars.



While attending Loyola Marymount University in 1993, Van Partible produced "Mess O' Blues" as a senior thesis project; an animated short film about an Elvis Presley impersonator.[1] His animation teacher showed the film to a friend working at Hanna-Barbera, where it was loved by the studio. They asked Partible to develop it into a pitch for a seven-minute short, prompting him to sell the project to Hanna-Barbera.[2]

For the new short (titled "Johnny Bravo"), Partible redesigned the Elvis-like character of "Mess O' Blues" and renamed him "Johnny Bravo". He also made the character into what he described as "this '50s iconic, James Dean-looking character that talked like Elvis." Michael Jackson's heavy use of whip snaps and cracks (like in Captain EO) was an inspiration for whenever Johnny strikes a pose.[3]



  • Johnny Bravo
  • Jungleboy (1997)


Throughout the series, Louis Fagenson's opening theme song was kept, but his ending theme was only used for the first and fourth seasons. He was also the composer for the first and fourth seasons. For the second and third seasons, Fagenson had been replaced with Christopher Neal Nelson, who performed the music and the ending theme. For the first season, Bodie Chandler was the director of music production.


Title Number Original air date
"Johnny Bravo" 0x01 March 26, 1995
"Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women" 0x02 January 1, 1997
"Johnny Bravo" / Jungleboy: "Mr. Monkeyman" / "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women" 1x01 July 7, 1997
"Super Duped" / "Bungled in the Jungle" / "Bearly Enough Time!" 1x02 July 14, 1997
"The Senstive Male" / "Bravo Dooby-Doo" 1x03 July 21, 1997
"Date with an Antelope" / "Did You See a Bull Run by Here?" / "Cookie Crisis" 1x04 July 28, 1997
"I Used to Be Funny" / "My Fair Dork" / "Twas the Night" 1x05 August 4, 1997
"Blarney Buddies" / "Over the Hump!" / "Johnny Meets Farrah Fawcett" 1x06 August 11, 1997
"Blanky Hanky Panky" / "Talk to Me, Baby" / "Hip Hop Flop" 1x07 August 18, 1997
"Beach Blanket Bravo" / "The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Very Much" / "The Aisle of Mixed Up Toys" 1x08 August 25, 1997
"Substitute Teacher" / "A Wolf in Chick's Clothing" / "Intensive Care" 1x09 September 1, 1997
"Jumbo Johnny" / "The Perfect Gift" / "Bravo, James Bravo" 1x10 September 8, 1997
"Going Batty" / "Berry the Butler" / "Red Faced in the White House" 1x11 December 1, 1997
"The Man Who Cried "Clown"" / "Johnny Real Good" / "Little Talky Tabitha!" 1x12 December 8, 1997
"Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West" / "Under the Big Flop" / "Johnny Bravo Meets Donny Osmond" 1x13 December 15, 1997
"Bikini Space Planet!" / "Moby Jerk" / "A Gel for Johnny" 2x01 July 2, 1999
"Johnny Get Your Tutu" / "Johnny's Inferno" / "Forest Chump" 2x02 July 30, 1999
"Karma Krisis" / "A Star Is Bruised" / "The Prince and the Pinhead" 2x03 August 6, 1999
"Claws" / "To Helga and Back" / "Cover Boy" 2x04 August 13, 1999
"Endless Bummer" / "Jailbird Johnny" / "Bravo 13" 2x05 August 20, 1999
"Doomates" / "Johnny's Telethon" / "Johnny's Guardian Angel" 2x06 August 27, 1999
"I, Fly" / "Shnook of the North" / "Charm School Johnny" 2x07 September 3, 1999
"Johnny and the Beanstalk" / "A Boy and His Bird" / "Ape Is Enough" 2x08 September 10, 1999
"Panic in Jerky Town" / "Alien Confidential" / "Mama's New Boyfriend" 2x09 September 17, 1999
"Welcome Back, Bravo" / "The Man with the Golden Gut" / "Aunt Katie's Farm" 2x10 September 24, 1999
"A League of His Own" / "Johnny Goes to Camp" / "Buffoon Lagoon" 2x11 October 1, 1999
"Brave New Johnny" / "Witless" / "Carl Be Not Proud" 2x12 October 8, 1999
"El Bravo Magnifico" / "Johnny-O & Juliet" / "Clan of the Cave Boob" 2x13 October 15, 1999
"Galaxy Boy" / "Damien's Day Out" / "Noir Johnny" 2x14 October 22, 1999
"Hail to the Chump" / "A Fool for Sister Sara" / "Days of Blunder" 2x15 October 29, 1999
"Pop Art Johnny" / "Dude Ranch Doofus" / "A Cake Too Far" 2x16 November 5, 1999
"Look Who's Drooling" / "Law and Disorder" / "Tooth or Consequences" 2x17 November 12, 1999
"The Unsinkable Johnny Bravo" / "Rashomoron" / "Free Pokey" 2x18 November 19, 1999
"Good Knight Johnny" / "Balloon Platoon" / "The Clueless Kid" 2x19 January 7, 2000
"Yukon Yutz" / "Prep School Johnny" / "Send in the Clones" 2x20 January 14, 2000
"Loch Ness Johnny" / "Den Mother Johnny" / "Quo Doofus" 2x21 January 21, 2000
"As I Lay Hiccupping" / "Marine Maroon" / "Thunder God Johnny" 2x22 January 28, 2000
"Luke Perry's Guide to Love" / "In the Line of Johnny" / "Fugitive Johnny" 3x01 August 11, 2000
"Virtual Johnny" / "Hold That Schmoe" / "Hunted!" 3x02 August 18, 2000
"Candidate Johnny" / "Air Bravo" / "Johnny B. Badd" 3x03 August 18, 2000
"Scoop Bravo" / "The Incredible Shrinking Johnny" / "Backdraft" 3x04 September 8, 2000
"The Johnny Bravo Affair" / "Biosphere Johnny" / "Spa Spaz" 3x05 September 22, 2000
"Fool for a Day" / "In Your Dreams" / "Some Like It Stupid" 3x06 October 13, 2000
"Dental Hijinks" / "Little Red Riding Johnny" / "Pouch Potato" 3x07 November 3, 2000
"Jurassic Dork" / "Mascot Academy" / "Full Metal Johnny" 3x08 November 17, 2000
"Johnny on Ice!" / "Robo-Mama" / "20,000 Leagues Over My Head" 3x09 November 17, 2000
"I Dream of Johnny" / "One Angry Bravo" / "Carnival of the Darned" 3x10 December 15, 2000
"A Walk on the Stupid Side" / "Lone Star Bravo" / "Enter the Chipmunk" 3x11 February 2, 2001
"The Great Bunny Book Ban" / "Toy Boy Johnny" / "Frankenbravo" 3x12 February 23, 2001
"Lodge Brother Johnny" / "Chain Gang Johnny" / "Lumberjack Johnny" 3x13 April 6, 2001
"Lord of the Links" / "Bootman" / "Freudian Dip" 3x14 April 27, 2001
"Auteur! Auteur!" / "Runaway Train" / "A Reject Runs Through It" 3x15 May 11, 2001
"The Island of Dr. Morceau" / "The Color of Mustard" / "Third Dork from the Sun" 3x16 May 11, 2001
"The Hansel & Gretel Project" / "I.Q. Johnny" / "Get Stinky!" 3x17 June 14, 2001
"Johnny Bravo Goes to Hollywood" 4x01 February 20, 2004
"Traffic Troubles" / "My Funny Looking Friend" 4x02 March 5, 2004
"Win an El Toro Guapo" / "Witch-ay Woman" 4x03 March 12, 2004
"Home Alone" 4x04 March 19, 2004
"Mini JB" / "Back from the Future" 4x05 March 26, 2004
"Non, Oui, Oui Pour Johnny" / "That's Entertainment!" 4x06 July 2, 2004
"Get Shovelized" / "T Is for Trouble" 4x07 July 9, 2004
"Gray Matters" / "Double Vision" 4x08 July 16, 2004
"It's a Magical Life" / "The Hunk at the End of This Cartoon" 4x09 July 23, 2004
"The Time of My Life" / "Run Johnny Run" 4x10 July 30, 2004
"Wilderness Protection Program" / "A Page Right Out of History" 4x11 August 6, 2004
"Some Walk by Night" / "Adam West's Date-O-Rama" 4x12 August 20, 2004
"Johnny Makeover" / "Back on Shaq" 4x12 August 27, 2004


Title Original air date
"A Johnny Bravo Christmas" December 1, 2001
"It's Valentine's Day, Johnny Bravo!" February 14, 2004


Celebrity guests


In the fall of 2002, it was announced that Warner Bros. Pictures had purchased the rights to produce a live-action film and intended to have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson play the character after he revealed that he was a fan of the series. Neal Moritz and Marty Adelstein would produce through their production banner, Original Film. Series creator Van Partible was also to be an executive producer.[4]

Johnny Bravo is highly popular in India, so popular that in 2008, Van Partible wrote and produced a short called Johnny Goes to Bollywood, which was produced by Snap Toons. It was not recorded in English, although the opening title card and end credits are in English. Partible then wrote an English-language feature-length version in 2011 called Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood.

In popular culture

  • In the 2022 Disney+ film Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, there is a billboard advertising Johnny Bravo Fitness, with Johnny's left arm visible.

Gilmore Girls

  • "Haunted Leg" and "One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes:" Lorelai and Rory have a box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies with Johnny, the Powerpuff Girls, and Dexter on them.
  • "Application Anxiety:" Lorelai says Rory should send Harvard their photo of them with their faces sticking out of cardboard holes of Johnny Bravo and SpongeBob SquarePants.


  1. ^ Van Partible, Jeff Bennett, Butch Hartman, John McIntyre; et al. (2010). Johnny Bravo: Season One. Special Features: Bringing Up Johnny Bravo (DVD). Warner Home Video.
  2. ^ Azar, Philip (2010-04-28). "LMU-originated 'Johnny Bravo' on DVD". Los Angeles Loyolan. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  3. ^ Partible, Van (June 21, 2010). "Johnny Bravo and Michael Jackson". Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Dunkley, Cathy (October 17, 2002) "WB to Rock with ‘Bravo’". Variety. Retrieved May 20, 2022.