7 Handsome Facts About Johnny Bravo

Episodes

Johnny chased the ladies through 67 episodes which aired from 1997 through 2004. There was also a special episode that aired in 2009 where Johnny went to Bollywood! Did you watch them all?

Episodes

Elvis

It's probably no shock that the character of Johnny Bravo was based on Elvis Presley, except he is blond. From his voice to his mannerisms, Johnny is a walking, talking parody of Elvis.

Elvis

Catchphrases

Most of Johnny's catchphrases were taken straight from Elvis as well. Here are some examples of things Johnny frequently said: Wooaahh, Mama!, Thank you, Thank you very much, She wants me, Hey, baby! and Hey there little Mama.

Catchphrases

Cartoon Creators

The creators of Johnny Bravo (Van Partible), Powerpuff Girls (Craig McCracken) and Dexter's Laboratory (Genndy Tartakovsky) were all roommates while attending Loyola Marymount College. In fact the idea for Johnny Bravo came from Partible's senior thesis entitled Mess O'Blues about an Elvis Presley impersonator.

Cartoon Creators

What a Cartoon! Show

Partible's animation professor in college showed Mess O' Blues to a friend of his who worked for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and they loved it! One thing led to another and soon shorts of Johnny Bravo were being shown on World Premiere Toons, also known as the What a Cartoon! Show on Cartoon Network.

What a Cartoon! Show

Show Redesign

The first season of the show aired in 1997 after which it was put on hiatus until 1999 when it underwent a major redesign. Some characters were cut such as Jungle Boy while other new characters were introduced. The rest of the show was overhauled and the humor and tone of the show was taken in a different direction.

Show Redesign

Guest Appearances

A wide range of celebrity guest stars have shown up to do voices on Johnny Bravo over the years. Here is the shocking list: Don Knotts, Jessica Biel, Alec Baldwin, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Rick Springfield, Luke Perry, Farrah Fawcett, Brock Peters, Vendela Kirsebom, Adam West, Dionne Warwick, Jack Sheldon, Mick Jagger, Richard Simmons, Joey McIntyre, Mark Hamill, Shaquille O'Neal, Donny Osmond, Seth Green, Tia Carrere and even Mr. T!

Guest Appearances