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"Do the monkey with me! Come on!"

  • Johnny Bravo, while performing his signature dance move in the intro.

Johnny Bravo is the titular protagonist of the series of the same name. His shallow, boorish, and dim-witted traits lead to an incorrigible inability to attract women, as well as getting beaten up by them or just about anyone, becoming a running gag throughout the series.

Appearance[]

Johnny wears a black shirt with sleeves rolled up, light blue jeans, black loafers, gelled up blonde hair, and his signature sunglasses. He is sometimes drawn without a mouth. He has very muscular bulid, which is often exaggerated in size. As seen in Bravo Dooby-Doo and Endless Bummer, Johnny has black, dotted eyes, similar to the other humans.

Personality[]

Johnny Bravo is an extremely dim-witted, ill-manned and inconsiderate beefcake. He's very full of himself, constantly checking mirrors and flexing his muscles in front of woman. During a conversation with women, Johnny will always try to find a way to turn the conversation around so that they are talking about him in an effort to make the girl realize his positive traits, although this effort to do so exemplifies him as a narcissist. Johnny also naively and faultily believes that all woman want him, even when they express the fact that they are uninterested. Because of this, Johnny has the courage to talk to any woman without hesitant (and even kisses one upon meeting her in the pilot). Johnny also has no sense of personal space, as he often rushes at the women and bends them backward while flirting with them, causing most of them to hit him out of disgust. He even occasionally flirts with women who are already in a relationship, going as far as to suggest cheating without any fear of repercussions.

Trivia[]

  • Johnny Bravo's voice actor is Jeff Bennett in the series, but in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion, he is voicedby Neil Kaplan.
  • Two of Johnny's favorite shows are Nunchuck Chicks and Kung Fu Baywatching Chicks
  • Curiously enough, the majority of Johnny's mutual love interests have all been redheads.
  • Johnny was the host of his own talk-show-styled spin-off, JBVO: Your All Request Cartoon Show.
  • 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".
  • Johnny's appearance may be a reference to 1950's sub-culture called "Greasers".
  • For the fourth season, Johnny was redesigned by Vaughnn Tada, who had worked on the previous two seasons.
  • He hates clowns, since they scated him frequently throughout his childhood.
  • A woman stated that his manner is far worse than a gangster.
  • Although Johnny is unemployed, he did work a few short-lived jobs across the series' run.
  • Johnny was among the toon cameos in the 2022 live-action film adaptation of Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers but it's not physical. He appears on a billboard for "Johnny Bravo Fitness" in the background at one point while Chip and Dale drive to Main Street.
  • Johnny's presumably an only child and it's unknown who his father, because in all the flashbacks we see of his infancy, childhood and teen years, we never see or hear anything about Johnny's dad or any potential siblings. Bunny also appears to have raised her son as a single parent.
  • Ironically, Fox would debut Boomhauer on King of the Hill before Johnny Bravo had a regular Cartoon series. Like Bravo, Boomhauer dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, had blonde hair (though noticeably shorter) and was a skirt-chaser. However, unlike Bravo, Boomhauer was more successful at obtaining love flings.
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