History YMMV / JohnnyTest

30th May '17 12:38:52 AM CASCHero
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* SoOkayItsAverage: The first season is considered this compared to the rest of the series.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The first season is considered this compared Likewise an opinion to the rest of the series.some who don't vocally hate it. It's not a bad show a time killer if nothing enough. But nothing all that special about it either.
26th May '17 7:01:42 PM ElatedFalconine
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Likewise a conclusion to some. Not a bad show, but nothing really special about it either.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Likewise a conclusion The first season is considered this compared to some. Not a bad show, but nothing really special about it either.the rest of the series.
20th May '17 10:45:28 AM PrincessGwen
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** In the episode where the Super Smarty Pants come back, Dukey tries to snap Johnny out of its' brainwashing by giving him a speech reminding him of all the good times they've had, ending with "I love you". the speech breaks him out it, and Johnny says "I love you too". And Then there was an episode season 6 episode where Johnny and Dukey make a large sandwich and eat it together, and almost accidentally kiss when they finish it, 'WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' style, though they just bump each other in the nose.

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** In the episode where the Super Smarty Pants come back, Dukey tries to snap Johnny out of its' its brainwashing by giving him a speech reminding him of all the good times they've had, ending with "I love you". the speech breaks him out it, and Johnny says "I love you too". And Then there was an episode season 6 episode where Johnny and Dukey make a large sandwich and eat it together, and almost accidentally kiss when they finish it, 'WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' style, though they just bump each other in the nose.



** Mr. Black and Mr. White are especially borderline Scrappies, due to the fact the show tries ''way'' to hard to enforce HoYay with them (in comparison to the HeterosexualLifePartners feel with them in the beginning) and the fact they suffer TooDumbToLive. ''A lot''.

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** Mr. Black and Mr. White are especially borderline Scrappies, due to the fact the show tries ''way'' to too hard to enforce HoYay with them (in comparison to the HeterosexualLifePartners feel with them in the beginning) and the fact they suffer TooDumbToLive. ''A lot''.
5th Mar '17 1:03:18 PM ElSquibbonator
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* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, the show was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns the character trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it, as almost all of their later promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. Today, other than a few projects from Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who voiced the title character), and a few {{Take That}}s here and there, it's almost never discussed.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, the show was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns the character trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems seemed to despise it, it in its later years, as almost all of their later promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. Today, other than a few projects from Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who voiced the title character), and a few {{Take That}}s here and there, it's almost never discussed.
** Ironically, it was replaced as the network's resident AdoredByTheNetwork series by WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo, a show with an equally vicious hatedom. Only time will tell if it eventually succumbs to the same fate.
23rd Feb '17 12:39:17 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** At the end "Johnny [=McCool=]", the twins are seen dreamily sighing at Gil eating a sandwich, which then pans out to Gil dreamily sighing at Steve [=McCool=], which then pans out to show them all having a picnic. [[spoiler:The [=McCool=] presented is Dark Vegan in disguise, though.]]

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** At the end of "Johnny [=McCool=]", the twins are seen dreamily sighing at Gil eating a sandwich, which then pans out to Gil dreamily sighing at Steve [=McCool=], which then pans out to show them all having a picnic. [[spoiler:The [=McCool=] presented is Dark Vegan in disguise, though.]]



** From the Smarty Pant's point of view, Johnny is a BastardBoyfriend, who only uses them to impress another girl.
* LoveItOrHateIt: To put it mildly, the show has a rabid fanbase and lots of haters, with virtually nothing in-between; the show being AdoredByTheNetwork doesn't help.

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** From the Smarty Pant's point of view, Johnny is a BastardBoyfriend, BastardBoyfriend who only uses them to impress another girl.
* LoveItOrHateIt: To put it mildly, the show has a rabid fanbase and lots of haters, with virtually nothing in-between; the show originally being AdoredByTheNetwork doesn't help.



** Everyone points their hatred for the show as being because it's similar to ''Dexter's Laboratory''. While that was a point of contention when it originally premiered, a good number of viewers were willing to look past it, as it was different enough not to be a carbon copy (people seem to forget ''a lot'' of shows will have similarities) and even welcomed it ''due'' to said similarities since Dexter had long since stopped airing. No, the ''true'' reason why it was hated was because Cartoon Network and Teletoon went overboard on broadcasting it, especially when it was used as a replacement for ''DC Nation'' in the U.S (which also suffered from CN's wonky programming schedule and ironically would premiere the next overplayed series, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''). By this point, viewers had gotten sick of the constant airings and detractors started listing any faults of the show they could find to make it look like it was one of the worst cartoons ever.

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** Everyone points their hatred for the show as just being because it's similar to ''Dexter's Laboratory''. While that was a point of contention when it originally premiered, a good number of viewers were willing to look past it, as it was different enough not to be a carbon copy (people seem to forget ''a lot'' of shows will have similarities) copy, and even welcomed it ''due'' to said similarities since Dexter had long since stopped airing. No, the ''true'' reason why it was hated was because Cartoon Network and Teletoon went overboard on broadcasting it, especially when it was used as a replacement for ''DC Nation'' in the U.S (which also suffered from CN's wonky programming schedule schedule, and would ironically would premiere the next overplayed series, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''). By this point, viewers had gotten sick of the constant airings and detractors started listing any faults of the show they could find to make it look like it was one of the worst cartoons ever.
23rd Feb '17 12:32:55 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show itself has its flaws but to which extent this is [[SpringtimeForHitler intentional]] is debatable.
** There have been different interpretations for many characters with the majority of interpretations being for Johnny
** Johnny: Concerning Johnny's personality and interactions
* AmericansHateTingle: This show has quite the vocal {{Hatedom}} in the United States, especially since Canadian cartoons in general tend to do poorly in the USA anyway. The fact that it is {{Adored by the Network}} (despite getting terrible ratings) has been major fuel for it.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show itself has its flaws flaws, but to which extent this is [[SpringtimeForHitler intentional]] is debatable.
** %%** There have been different interpretations for many characters with the majority of interpretations being for Johnny
** %%** Johnny: Concerning Johnny's personality and interactions
* AmericansHateTingle: This show has quite the vocal {{Hatedom}} in the United States, especially since Canadian cartoons in general tend to do poorly in the USA anyway. The fact that it is was {{Adored by the Network}} (despite getting terrible ratings) has been major fuel for it.



** Similarly, "Green Johnny" comes off less like an episode, and more like an 11-minute [[PublicServiceAnnouncement [=PSA=]]] about [[GreenAesop recycling and going green]].

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** Similarly, "Green Johnny" comes off less like an episode, episode and more like an 11-minute [[PublicServiceAnnouncement [=PSA=]]] about [[GreenAesop recycling and going green]].



** Lampshaded, averted and subverted in later seasons [[note]](with the exception of ''X-Ray Johnny'', where the "Books are knowledge, and knowledge is power" message is hammered in once a minute with no irony in sight; even ''Johnny Applesauce'' pales in comparison.)[[/note]].
* {{Asspull}}: "Johnny's 100th Episode" gets a particular standout as Mr. Mittens and Dark Vegan's reasons for wanting Johnny to come out of his coma come completely out of nowhere.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Believe it or not, '''Johnny''' is this! some people actually defend this guy and see him as a ButtMonkey and/or even [[JerkassWoobie somewhat of a woobie]] due to his horrid father and the more rabid haters in real life while others still can't get past their hate towards this guy since he can be very whiny or despicable at times and yet we're supposed to constantly root for him even at his worst.

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** It actually starts getting Lampshaded, averted averted, and subverted in later seasons [[note]](with the exception of ''X-Ray Johnny'', where the "Books are knowledge, and knowledge is power" message is hammered in once a minute with no irony in sight; even ''Johnny Applesauce'' pales in comparison.)[[/note]].
* {{Asspull}}: "Johnny's 100th Episode" gets is a particular standout as Mr. Mittens and Dark Vegan's reasons for wanting Johnny to come out of his coma come completely out of nowhere.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Believe it or not, '''Johnny''' is this! some Johnny himself. Some people actually defend this guy and see him as a ButtMonkey and/or even [[JerkassWoobie somewhat of a woobie]] due to his horrid father and the more rabid haters in real life slightly crapsack life, while others still can't get past their hate towards this guy him since he can be very whiny or despicable at times and yet we're supposed to constantly root for him even at his worst.on occasion.



* BrokenBase: The show does have its fans considering it has seven seasons due to having some good dialogue, parental bonuses, and admittedly some clever plot lines; but, due to overexposure from its respective networks, stagnant character development, way too much focus on Johnny (who many think to be unlikable), and low-quality flash animation in the later seasons, many have likewise taken a hating for it. Not to mention that anti-fans believe that Canadian laws that require Canadian-only programming in their television stations is the only reason why it lasted so long.

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* BrokenBase: The show does have its fans considering it has seven seasons due thanks to having some good dialogue, parental bonuses, and some admittedly some clever plot lines; lines, but, due to overexposure from its respective networks, stagnant character development, way too much focus on Johnny (who many think to be unlikable), and low-quality flash animation in the later seasons, many have likewise taken a hating for it. Not to mention that anti-fans believe that Canadian laws that require Canadian-only programming in their television stations is the only reason why it lasted so long.it.



* CriticalBacklash: While the show still maintains a very large hate fanbase, it's slowly starting to fall under this trope as well. While it isn't a ''bad'' show, people who watched it after hearing about the immense amount of hate it gets tend to have this reaction. Some episodes are enjoyable, it just had the unfortunate timing of being a flawed-but-decent cartoon that became AdoredByTheNetwork while Creator/CartoonNetwork was starting to undo its years of NetworkDecay.

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* CriticalBacklash: While the show still maintains a very large hate fanbase, it's slowly starting to fall under this trope as well. While it isn't a ''bad'' show, people who watched it after hearing about the immense amount of hate it gets tend to have this reaction. Some episodes are enjoyable, it but the show itself just had the unfortunate timing of being a flawed-but-decent cartoon that became AdoredByTheNetwork while Creator/CartoonNetwork was starting to undo its years of NetworkDecay.



* CriticProof: The show's detractors will tell you it's as one of the worst cartoons ever made (a very subjective claim at best as this was based more on the constant airings of the show); the show has run for '''seven seasons'''.

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* CriticProof: The show's detractors will tell you that it's as one of the worst cartoons ever made (a very subjective claim at best as this was based more on the constant airings of the show); made; the show has run itself ran for '''seven seasons'''.seven seasons.



* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, the show was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns the character trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it as almost all of their promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong. Today, other than a few projects from Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who voiced the title character), and a few {{Take That}}s here and there, it's almost never discussed.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, the show was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns the character trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it it, as almost all of their later promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong.OurProductSucks. Today, other than a few projects from Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who voiced the title character), and a few {{Take That}}s here and there, it's almost never discussed.



* EvilIsSexy: Or Cute at very least. Susan and Mary as vampires as well as their faux supervillain personas.

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* EvilIsSexy: Or Cute at the very least. Susan and Mary as vampires vampires, as well as their faux supervillain personas.



* FoeYay: Bumper does this with Johnny a lot, whether Johnny is [[UnsettlingGenderReveal crossdressing]] or not; another example was in an episode where Johnny tries to change his personality in one of his sister's machines and, when he's stuck a smooth-talking British personality, Bumper implies to like this version of him a lot.

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* FoeYay: Bumper does this with Johnny a lot, whether or not Johnny is [[UnsettlingGenderReveal crossdressing]] or not; another crossdressing]]; one such example was in an episode where Johnny tries to change his personality in one of his sister's sisters' machines and, when he's stuck a smooth-talking British personality, Bumper implies to like this version of him a lot.



* HoYay: A lot of it is present in the show. Dukey and Johnny were in a flashback seen embracing each other and having their arms lovingly placed on each others backs while they watch the sun set. In another episode, Dukey once tries to help Johnny snap out of his brainwashing from the super smarty pants by giving him a speech that is clearly ho yay and then telling him " I love you" and Johnny says " I love you too" to Dukey after breaking free from the smarty pants control. There was even a season 6 episode where Johnny and Dukey make a large sandwich and eat it together and they almost accidentally kiss when they finish eating as they were doing it lady and the tramp style. They managed to shut their mouths and bump noses however.
** Gil is noticeably always excited to see Johnny; yet when he sees Johnny's sisters, he can't even remember their names. To make matters worse, in an episode it is revealed that in his personal POV of the world, girls don't exist. He once asked Johnny in "Nightmare on Johnny's Street" to have a candle lit dinner with him after he gets rescued by Johnny with Johnny saying okay to this dinner and high fives gil in agreement. Also in that same episode, Gil gets kidnapped by a Cyclops monster who is clearly male due to its chest and that monster shows a heart in its eye as an expression of love towards Gil but this was a direct result of Susan and Mary's dream on Gil clashing with Johnny's monster dreams.

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* HoYay: A lot of it is present in HoYay:
** In
the show. episode where the Super Smarty Pants come back, Dukey and Johnny were in a flashback seen embracing each other and having their arms lovingly placed on each others backs while they watch the sun set. In another episode, Dukey once tries to help snap Johnny snap out of his its' brainwashing from the super smarty pants by giving him a speech that is clearly ho yay and then telling reminding him " I of all the good times they've had, ending with "I love you" you". the speech breaks him out it, and Johnny says " I "I love you too" to Dukey after breaking free from the smarty pants control. There too". And Then there was even a an episode season 6 episode where Johnny and Dukey make a large sandwich and eat it together together, and they almost accidentally kiss when they finish eating as it, 'WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'' style, though they were doing it lady and the tramp style. They managed to shut their mouths and just bump noses however.
each other in the nose.
** Gil is noticeably always excited to see Johnny; Johnny, yet when he sees Johnny's sisters, he can't even remember their names. To make matters worse, in an episode it is revealed that in his personal POV of the world, girls don't exist. He once asked Johnny in "Nightmare on Johnny's Street" to have a candle lit dinner with him after he gets rescued by Johnny rescues him, with Johnny saying okay to this dinner agreeing and then high fives gil in agreement. Also in that same episode, Gil gets kidnapped by a Cyclops monster who is clearly male due to its chest and that monster shows a heart in its eye as an expression of love towards Gil but this was a direct result of Susan and Mary's dream on Gil clashing with Johnny's monster dreams.fiving Gil.



** In the episode "Johnny [=McCool=]", at the end of the episode the twins are seen sighing at Gil eating a sandwich, then pans out to Gil sighing at Steve [=McCool=], and it turns out it is a picnic. [[spoiler:However the [=McCool=] presented is Dark Vegan in disguise.]]

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** In At the episode end "Johnny [=McCool=]", at the end of the episode the twins are seen dreamily sighing at Gil eating a sandwich, which then pans out to Gil dreamily sighing at Steve [=McCool=], and it turns which then pans out it is to show them all having a picnic. [[spoiler:However the [[spoiler:The [=McCool=] presented is Dark Vegan in disguise.disguise, though.]]



* JerkassWoobie: Susan may be a bitch but she has a lot to put up with.

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* JerkassWoobie: Susan may be a bitch bit of a bitch, but she has a lot to put up with.with, what with Bling-Bling constantly trying to date her.



* MemeticMutation: '''WHIPCRACK''' and ''guitar riff'' because of how the show abuses these two sound effects every chance it gets.

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* MemeticMutation: '''WHIPCRACK''' and ''guitar riff'' riff'', because of how the show abuses these two sound effects every chance it gets.



** Another one. Everyone points their hatred for the show just because it's similar to ''Dexter's Laboratory''. While that was a point of contention when it originally premiered, a good number of viewers were willing to look past it as it was different enough not to be a carbon copy (people seem to forget ''a lot'' of shows will have similarities) and even welcomed it ''due'' to said similarities since Dexter had long since stopped airing. No, the ''true'' reason why it was hated was because Cartoon Network and Teletoon went overboard on broadcasting it, especially when it was used as a replacement for ''DC Nation'' in the U.S (which also suffered from CN's wonky programing schedule and ironically would premiere the next overplayed series ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''). By this point, viewers had gotten sick of the constant airings and detractors started listing any faults of the show to make it look like it was one of the worst cartoons ever.
* MoralEventHorizon: Johnny and Dukey's "prank" on Marie Curie (especially if you're aware of how the RealLife Marie Curie died).

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** Another one. Everyone points their hatred for the show just as being because it's similar to ''Dexter's Laboratory''. While that was a point of contention when it originally premiered, a good number of viewers were willing to look past it it, as it was different enough not to be a carbon copy (people seem to forget ''a lot'' of shows will have similarities) and even welcomed it ''due'' to said similarities since Dexter had long since stopped airing. No, the ''true'' reason why it was hated was because Cartoon Network and Teletoon went overboard on broadcasting it, especially when it was used as a replacement for ''DC Nation'' in the U.S (which also suffered from CN's wonky programing programming schedule and ironically would premiere the next overplayed series series, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''). By this point, viewers had gotten sick of the constant airings and detractors started listing any faults of the show they could find to make it look like it was one of the worst cartoons ever.
* MoralEventHorizon: Johnny and Dukey's "prank" on Marie Curie (especially if you're aware of how the RealLife Marie Curie died).
ever.



** The whip sound effect that happens whenever someone lifts their arm; also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WXbJ_uB338 most of the other sound effects]], due to how out-of-place they are.
** The amount of screaming in the show tends to grate as well; the number of screams is high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].
** Johnny's shrill and high-pitched voice. A shame, since [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor his voice actor is actually]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices very talented.]]

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** The whip sound effect that happens whenever someone lifts their arm; also, arm. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WXbJ_uB338 most Most of the other sound effects]], effects]] also fall into to this, due to how out-of-place they are.
** The amount of screaming in the show tends to grate get grating as well; well, with the number of screams is being high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].
** Johnny's shrill and high-pitched voice. A shame, since [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor his voice actor is actually]] is]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices actually very talented.]]



** Bling Bling Boy to some as his pining for Susan is a lot more creepy than funny.
** Pretty much everybody who's not popular with the viewers like the twins, Dukey or Sissy is seen as a Scrappy to some extent.
** ''Mr. Black and Mr. White'' especially are borderland scrappies due to the fact the show tries ''way'' to hard to enforce HoYay with them (In comparison to the HeterosexualLifePartners trope in the beginning) and the fact they suffer TooDumbToLive. ''A lot''.
* SeasonalRot: Season 1 was average at best, despite the potential it showed, but things went downhill in Seasons 2 and 3 (although enjoyable due to their SoBadItsGood value). Season 4 saw a slight improvement, but by then, the damage was already done and ''Johnny Test'' lost more fans and ratings with every season.

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** Bling Bling Boy to some some, as his pining for Susan is a lot more creepy than funny.
** Pretty much everybody who's not popular with the viewers like (like the twins, Dukey Dukey, or Sissy Sissy), is seen as a Scrappy to some extent.
** ''Mr.Mr. Black and Mr. White'' White are especially are borderland scrappies borderline Scrappies, due to the fact the show tries ''way'' to hard to enforce HoYay with them (In (in comparison to the HeterosexualLifePartners trope feel with them in the beginning) and the fact they suffer TooDumbToLive. ''A lot''.
* SeasonalRot: Season 1 was average at best, despite the potential it showed, but things went downhill in Seasons 2 and 3 (although they are enjoyable due to their SoBadItsGood value). Season 4 saw a slight improvement, but by then, the damage was already done by then, and ''Johnny Test'' lost more fans and ratings with every season.



* ShipTease: Johnny and Sissy

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* ShipTease: ShipTease:
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Johnny and SissySissy.



** Season 2 is this, but that's mostly due to some fans being put off by the shift in animation after Season 1; compared to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' which had done similar but only after 4 seasons, this show at least had the common sense to switch early.
*** Though sadly by Season 5, the animation got even worse than before.

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** Season 2 is this, but that's mostly due to some fans being put off by the shift in animation after Season 1; compared to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' which had done similar but only after 4 seasons, this show at least had the common sense to switch early.
*** Though sadly by Season 5, the animation got even worse than before.
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** Their parents are kind of like if one took Dexter's mom and dad and swapped their personalities, and then flanderized them: Johnny's Dad is a major neat-freak, while Dexter's Mom had her moments of this as well; Johnny's Mom is the head of the house and always working, while Dexter's Dad was just the head of the household.

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** Their parents are kind of like if one took Dexter's mom and dad and swapped their personalities, and then flanderized Flanderized them: Johnny's Dad is a major neat-freak, while Dexter's Mom had her moments of this as well; this; Johnny's Mom is the head of the house and always working, while Dexter's Dad was just the head of the household.



** Dukey can also be compared to Monkey, both being animals who have gained unusual abilities because of the genius children, Dukey's being talking, while Monkey becomes a superhero.
** Let's not forget there was also an episode of Dexter's Lab called "Dexter's Lab" in which Dexter finds a lost dog which he teaches to speak English.
** Not helping the show's case, the concept for Johnny Test was supposedly created in 1995. In other words, shortly after the first episode of Dexter's Lab aired in February 1995.
** One episode had Johnny and Dukey being transported to a genderbent dimension. It's highly likely it was created in the wake of the popularity of the Fionna & Cake episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.

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** Dukey can also be compared to Monkey, both being animals who have gained unusual abilities because of the genius children, Dukey's being talking, talking while Monkey becomes a superhero.
** Let's not forget that there was also an episode of Dexter's Lab called "Dexter's Lab" Lab", in which Dexter finds a lost dog which that he teaches to speak English.
** Not helping the show's case, the concept for Johnny Test was supposedly created in 1995. In other words, shortly after the first episode of Dexter's Lab Laboratory aired in February 1995.
** One episode had Johnny and Dukey being transported to a genderbent [[Rule63 genderbent]] dimension. It's highly likely it was created in the wake of the popularity of the Fionna & Cake episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.



*** Same for Mary and Susan.
** Essentially, major characters get this treatment in favor of Johnny.
** TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: due to the above-explained reason, and the borderline lack of ADayInTheSpotlight for supporting characters.
* UncannyValley: Speed [=McCool=] and Monkey; although that's probably intentional.

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*** ** Same for Mary Susan and Susan.
Mary.
** Essentially, all major characters get this treatment in favor of Johnny.
** * TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: due Due to the above-explained reason, and the borderline lack of ADayInTheSpotlight ADayInTheLimelight for supporting characters.
* UncannyValley: Speed [=McCool=] and Monkey; Monkey, although that's probably intentional.intentional, considering the two are based on old action cartoons.



* VindicatedByHistory: Now that the constant airings for JT have ceased (it shows up occasionally on ''Boomerang''), the vitriol has loosened up since the show wasn't being shoved in our face anymore and thus didn't give haters something to complain about. Say what you want about the show, but at the least the hatred didn't start until after CN started overplaying it which, as you can see on this page, was the main complaint against it. To many before that happened, it was an average enough comedy series. After it finally ended, it got replaced with something that many viewers considered far worse: ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', which had much more unlikable characters, stupid plots and was constantly airing around the clock to the point detractors would rather go back to this series. When some viewers compared the two shows, they admitted at the least ''Johnny Test'' tries to be likeable and funny, and was a much more bearable watch than ''[=TTG=]''.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: There's a noticeable amount of perceived desperation to appeal to kids (most episodes' titles [[ItsAllAboutMe have Johnny's name in them]]), appalling most people.
** Probably the worst example of this would be the Website/YouTube (or rather, [[BlandNameProduct "Snooptube"]]) episode... in 2010.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Now that the constant airings for JT have ceased (it shows up occasionally on ''Boomerang''), the vitriol has loosened up since the show wasn't being shoved in our face anymore and thus didn't give haters something to complain about. a bit. Say what you want about the show, but at the least the complete hatred didn't start until after CN started overplaying it it, which, as you can see on this page, was the main complaint against it. To many before that happened, it was an average enough comedy series. After it finally ended, it got replaced with something that many viewers considered far worse: worse, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', which had much more unlikable characters, stupid plots plots, and was is constantly airing around the clock clock, to the point detractors would rather go back to this series. When some viewers compared the two shows, they admitted at the least that ''Johnny Test'' at least tries to be likeable likable and funny, and was a much more bearable watch than ''[=TTG=]''.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: There's a noticeable amount of perceived desperation to appeal to kids (most episodes' titles [[ItsAllAboutMe have Johnny's name in them]]), appalling most people.
WereStillRelevantDammit:
** Probably the worst example of this would be the Website/YouTube (or rather, [[BlandNameProduct "Snooptube"]]) "Snoobtube"]]) episode... in 2010.



* WhatAnIdiot: Johnny's idea to replace toy cereal prizes with real, lethal laser guns for kids in Johnny-O's isn't a good idea. And that's the tip of the iceberg for Johnny's schemes.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Johnny's idea to replace toy cereal prizes with real, lethal laser guns for kids in Johnny-O's isn't a good idea. And that's the tip of the iceberg for Johnny's schemes.idea, as you could probably tell.



** Dukey, who always seems to get frozen in a block of ice or turned to stone. Also, the episode "Bathtime for Johnny" where Johnny "forgot" his birthday and he sobbed his heart out for nearly the whole episode (see TearJerker above). Last but not least, most people go out of their way in the show to point out how ugly he is.

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** Dukey, who always seems to get frozen in a block of ice or turned to stone. Also, the episode "Bathtime for Johnny" Johnny", where Johnny "forgot" his birthday and he sobbed his heart out for nearly the whole episode (see TearJerker above).episode. Last but not least, most people go out of their way in the show to point out how ugly he is.
19th Feb '17 7:46:37 PM MagnusForce
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** A meta-example. Critics (mainly [[AmericansHateTingle American]] [[CulturalCringe and Canadian]]) sometimes use this show as an example that Canadian animation is horrible and should stop being produced, with [[HitlerAteSugar some even going out and claiming that all Canadian animation is bad.]] What many people forget is that [[Creator/ScottFellows the creator]] [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor and the voice actor for the]] [[TheScrappy unlikable titular character]] are Americans.

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** A meta-example. Critics (mainly [[AmericansHateTingle American]] [[CulturalCringe and Canadian]]) Haters sometimes use this show as an example to prove that [[HitlerAteSugar all Canadian animation is horrible and should stop being produced, with [[HitlerAteSugar some even going out and claiming that all Canadian animation is bad.]] produced]]. What many people forget is that [[Creator/ScottFellows the creator]] [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor Scott Fellows and the Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (Johnny's voice actor for the]] [[TheScrappy unlikable titular character]] actor) are Americans.
15th Feb '17 5:56:56 PM Scifimaster92
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* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' was actually fairly popular during its first few years (having a higher budget and completely different production team probably helped). Now it's one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. The only reason it's still running is apparently because of a Canadian law forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out[[note]]due to "[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content Canadian content]]" policies, to promote Canadian culture [[/note]] (the show's ratings are abysmal). It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in grocery store ''bargain bins''.
** Even Creator/CartoonNetwork seems to despise it as almost all of their promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Believe it or not, ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' the show was actually fairly popular during its first few years (having having a higher budget and completely different production team team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped). Now helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns the character trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. The only reason it's still running is apparently Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of a Canadian law forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out[[note]]due to "[[https://en.[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian content]]" policies, animation to promote Canadian culture [[/note]] (the be constantly churned out in spite of the show's ratings are abysmal). abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in grocery ''grocery store ''bargain bins''.
** Even
bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it as almost all of their promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong. Today, other than a few projects from Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who voiced the title character), and a few {{Take That}}s here and there, it's almost never discussed.
14th Jan '17 9:44:36 PM Ploopyandproud
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** The amount of screaming in the show is very grating; the number of screams is high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].
** Johnny's squeaky voice. A shame, since [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor his voice actor is actually]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices very talented.]]

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** The amount of screaming in the show is very grating; tends to grate as well; the number of screams is high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].
** Johnny's squeaky shrill and high-pitched voice. A shame, since [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor his voice actor is actually]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices very talented.]]
14th Jan '17 9:43:35 PM Ploopyandproud
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** The amount of screaming makes this show hard to watch for viewers with sensitive hearing; the number of screams is high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].

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** The amount of screaming makes this in the show hard to watch for viewers with sensitive hearing; is very grating; the number of screams is high enough to qualify as [[TVTropesDrinkingGame drinking game]] material, although [[ShmuckBait a dangerous one]].
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