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->''Do the monkey with me!''

One of Creator/CartoonNetwork's first [[CartoonCartoons original characters]], '''Johnny Bravo''' was based partly on Music/ElvisPresley and partly on Fonzie from ''Series/HappyDays''. Johnny takes a little too much pride in his appearance, and has little, if any, success at romance or anything else he tries. Not that this fazes him much. He also tends to run into celebrities, including [[Series/CharliesAngels Farrah Fawcett]], Donny Osmond, Creator/AdamWest and the cast of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.

The title character first appeared in a 1995 animated short, featured in [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow World Premiere Toons]]. He received his own series in 1997 which went unrenewed after 13 episodes due to questionable ratings. In seasons 2 and 3, Cartoon Network retooled the series [[ExecutiveMeddling without creator Van Partible's input]] to critical acclaim from most fans, but total hatred from those too at home with the original series. They also lost the writing contributions of both Butch Hartman and Series/SethMacFarlane (although this is justified, as both had moved on to do their [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents own]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy TV shows]]). After sitting in limbo once again, the series reverted to its old style for the last 13 episodes of the 65-episode run (which also had inconsistent ratings).

The show is notable for the major changes the style in its humor experienced during the 65 overall episodes. In the pilots and first and final season, the humor was more mature and Johnny was portayed as a loser and more socially lacking than stupid. The retooled series (in between), however, was more aimed more at the show's younger audience. The amount of slapstick increased and [[TookALevelInDumbass Johnny's stupidity was greatly emphasized.]]

The other main characters are Johnny's mother, Bunny Bravo, and the neighbor girl, Suzy. Other characters include Carl Chryniszzswics, a HollywoodNerd who insists he's Johnny's best friend, and Pops, mentor to Johnny and owner of a local diner and quite possibly a few other, sketchier business ventures. Visit the characters page [[Characters/JohnnyBravo here]].

In the last few years of the show's run, Johnny also had a spin-off program called ''JBVO''. In it, Johnny was the host who accepted requests via mail, phone or online for any Cartoon Network shorts that weren't too long to be played. It didn't last too long.

In 2009, as a co-production with Cartoon Network Asia, Johnny Bravo received a comeback special in the form of a TV movie ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4J6WvLpWd4 Johnny Bravo Goes to]] {{Bollywood}}''. This led to a spin-off show in 2011 which aired only in Asia.

If you're looking for the character of the same name's page, [[SelfDemonstrating/JohnnyBravo here it is]].

Now with a [[Recap/JohnnyBravo recap page]]! As of March 2013, you can find Johnny on Creator/{{Netflix}}.

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!!This series provides the examples of:

* AdamWesting: In addition to the {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Creator/AdamWest himself]] there's Donny Osmond, [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Don]] [[Series/ThreesCompany Knotts]], Music/WeirdAlYankovic, and Shaq.
* AffectionateParody: Of ''Film/MaryPoppins'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (specifically, "ItsAGoodLife" and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"), ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'', and plenty of other things.
** Two that actually aired together were one of ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' ([[HeyItsThatVoice with]] Jack Sheldon) and one of ''Scooby-Doo'' ([[{{Crossover}} with the cast of characters,]] too).
* AliensStealCable: In one episode, Johnny becomes king of a planet of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green-Skinned Space Babes]], and tells them to install cable. The women comply, only to see Creator/MelGibson on the screen and lose interest in him.
* AllThereInTheManual: Cartoon Network's website said that Carl was Johnny's best friend back when he [Johnny] was a scrawny loser. After he grew up and became a macho man looking for ladies, he no longer wanted anything to do with Carl. This isn't really shown anywhere in the show.
* AmazonBrigade: The Tall Amazon Women in "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women."
* AmazonChaser: The whole "Vendela is a superheroine" thing certainly didn't make her ''less'' attractive to Johnny.
** And there's Johnny's reactions to the Amazon Women. And She-Hunk.
* AmbiguouslyGay: The plumbers convention.
-->'''Plumber''': "Hot chicks? Who has time for hot chicks when there's ''toilets to be plunged?''"
* AnimalChickMagnet: Johnny tries this with an emu. It doesn't go so well.
* AnimatedSeries
* ArtEvolution: The art style, like ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', became cleaner and digitally-colored as the series drew to a close.
* AssholeVictim: Johnny. He does deserve some of the abuse he gets.
* BareYourMidriff: Many of the girls Johnny flirts with. For example, the cheerleaders in "Back on Shaq".
* BearsAreBadNews: In "Bearly Enough Time," Johnny has a run-in with a talking bear whom he has awoken from his winter hibernation and who refers to himself as '''''"[[LargeHam Chronos, master of all TIME!!]]"'''''
* BerserkButton: "I'm only gonna tell you once. 'Don't - touch - the glasses.'"
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Invoked in-universe in the episode "Double Vision." Johnny prepares to do a dive into a swimming pool. Immediately after he jumps off the diving board, an enormous pink elephant pops up on screen, shouts "CANNONBALL!", runs to the pool, and jumps in, just in time to empty all of the water and give Johnny some AmusingInjuries. The elephant then screams, "DUUUDE, THAT WAS EXTREMEEEEE!' and leaves. There's absolutely no build-up to the moment, and it's never mentioned again.
* BigNo: Johnny every other episode.
* BootCampEpisode: Johnny accidentally joins the Army instead of the Dodgeball Camp.
* BrawnHilda: Johnny orders a mail order girlfriend and gets a burly European woman who happens to have the same (lowbrow) interests as he does.
** There's also the Lumberjack Queen, the burly mother of the gorgeous Lumberjack Princess (whom Johnny mistook for the Lumberjack Queen and entered a competition to get [[SmoochOfVictory a victory kiss from]]). Johnny immediately runs for his life.
** [[ComicBook/SheHulk She-Hunk]] of [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica the Astounding League of Super People]] would play this straight with the imposing physique, somewhat mannish features, and deep voice ([[CrossdressingVoices provided by]] Creator/FrankWelker), but not only does Johnny recognize her on sight (suggesting he's a bit of a {{Fanboy}} despite not even knowing who the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Super Boots]] he borrowed belonged to), he also finds her [[HairTriggerTemper temper]] attractive.
** Then one time he wished on a genie, for a Woman who was just like him. And ended up with a wife who was nothing more than Johnny in drag.
* BrickJoke: The first Christmas special leads to Santa holding a grudge against Johnny which isn't resolved until the next Christmas special.
* BritishRoyalGuards: Johnny once confused a mall security cop for one of these guys, who as it turns out was just bored.
* ButtMonkey: Would be Johnny? If not, most of the characters that suffer as a result of his ineptitude.
* TheCameo: At the end of the Scooby-Doo crossover, Johnny gets tied to a tree as Scooby and the gang drive away. Soon after, WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy shows up and offers to help.
** In one episode, Johnny attempted to go on a date with Black Widow, a minor WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost villain who also appeared on ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.
* CampStraight: Richard Simmons appeared in one episode. Also, Carl seems to enjoy dressing up like a woman in a few episodes.
* CaptainErsatz: At a wrestling match, Johnny faces off against dead ringers for [[Characters/WWERockNWrestling The Genius and Irwin R. Schyster]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Johnny.
* CatchPhrase: "Right. What did I say?" Johnny almost always says this when he mistakes one or more characters as someone/something they're not... in a typical Johnny fashion.
** When bad things happen:
-->'''Johnny:''' "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck This won't end well.]]"
** Also, "Whoa, mama!" and "Wiggy!"
** In the first retool, usually whenever he sees food he likes he says "Ooooh Bacony" or "sandwichy" or just add "y" to any food.
* CelebrityStar: Several, including Adam West, Donny Osmond and ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' singer Jack Sheldon. And Farrah Fawcett.
** One of the most interesting things about the episode in which Adam West guest starred is that the two writers who wrote that episode, Seth [=MacFarlane=] and [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Butch Hartman]], have a huge interest in Adam West. In fact, when they split up to create their own shows, they still show that huge interest in him: Adam West plays himself as the Mayor in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and he makes guest appearances in some of the episodes of ''The Fairly [=OddParents=]''. ** Mr. T and Richard Simmons.
** [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Luke Perry]]?
** The final episode of the series featured major appearances by Don Knotts, Music/WeirdAlYankovic, Shaquille O'Neal and Creator/SethGreen.
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: Combined with a plot inspired by ''Film/SoylentGreen''.
* CheckPlease: A series of coincidences once mislead Johnny Bravo into believing time stopped for everyone except for him and he decided to take advantage in every possible way. One was eating at a restaurant for free. Nobody paid attention to Johnny asking for the check because everyone was distracted.
* ChivalrousPervert: Say what you will about Johnny, but even he is [[EveryoneHasStandards disgusted]] when Jack Sheldon says he's just faking being sensitive to manipulate women into dating him. The [[AnAesop aesop]] being you should at least be honest about yourself.
* ChristmasEpisode:
** There was one in 2003 or 2004, in which Johnny, Susie, and the others all went to the North Pole.
** There was another one that AdamWest narrates in the style of "The Night Before Christmas," in which Johnny accidentally knocks out Santa Claus and has to deliver gifts for him. [[spoiler:The latter is mentioned in the former.]]
* TheChewToy: Carl became this during the show's last season.
* UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}: From the ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' parody, where Lil' Suzy is exactly the same except that she has somehow become on par with a ''Franchise/JamesBond'' villain.
-->'''Alt. Lil' Suzy:''' So, will you give in to my demands? ''[raises detonator]'' Or must I destroy Cleveland?
* ClockDiscrepancy: In the cartoon "Bearly Enough Time", a clock being even a millisecond off was Chronos the Bear's BerserkButton.
* CombatHaircomb: In "Bravo, James Bravo".
* ConspiracyTheorist: Adam West.
* CostumesChangeYourSize: In the episode "A League Of His Own", it turns out in the end that grown men were disguised as girls to play in the teams, and had magically shrunk when wearing their costumes.
* CreatorCameo: At the end of the ''Scooby-Doo'' crossover, the ghost gets several mask pulled off her, before her true identity is revealed. The masks include one-shot characters and monsters from the original ''Scooby-Doo'' cartoons, Don Knotts, and finally [[Creator/HannaBarbera Joe Barbera]].
-->'''Johnny:''' "Who's that?"
* {{Crossover}}[=/=]ContinuityCameo: With Scooby-Doo, leading to severe lampshading of ''Scooby-Doo'' commonly questioned tropes (e.g., What does Freddie do when he goes off on his own with Daphne?) and much hitting on Daphne to no avail.
** CrossoverShip: The entire gag was born from a commercial bumper that saw Johnny and Velma as StarCrossedLovers.
** Later seasons saw Johnny crossing paths with WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones, Huckleberry Hound and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]].
** One episode had Johnny going on a blind date with Black Widow, a member of WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost's RoguesGallery.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Lil' Suzy gets one in "The Great Bunny Book Ban."
* DeadpanSnarker: As dumb as Johnny is, he ''still'' fills this role.
* DemotedToExtra: In the last season, Pops was lucky to get a brief cameo. Carl fared slightly better with actual dialogue, but he appeared less often.
* DownerEnding: Almost every episode for Johnny. Including the series finale.
* DropInCharacter: Pretty much all of the supporting/recurring characters introduced in Season Two (Carl, Pops, etc).
* DroppedGlasses: In the ''Scooby-Doo'' crossover, he accidentally collides with Velma:
-->'''Velma:''' "[[BlindWithoutEm My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!]]"
-->'''Johnny:''' "My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!"
* DumbassHasAPoint: Every now and then Johnny would get it.
* DumbBlonde: Johnny, ''very much so.''
* EasterEgg: In ''"It's Valentine's Day, Johnny Bravo!"'', if you look on the wall of Johnny's bedroom as he's opening the safe, you will see {{TheRock}}'s Brahma Bull symbol, raised eyebrow and all. Fitting, since TheRock was once considered to play him in the (now abandoned) live action movie.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Although, Johnny's not so much "bad" as "obnoxious."
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Narcissists Have Standards]]: Johnny may be obnoxious, self-absorbed and shallow, but he'd think twice before ever lying to a woman with false sincerity ("The Sensitive Male!").
** Also in the pilot it's shown that when a little girl was asking Johnny for the time, Johnny thinks she was flirting with him and he made it clear that there is "too big of a generation gap between us."
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** In "Talk to Me, Baby," supermodel/talk show host Vendela Kirsebom changes into a superhero costume and fights her sumo wrestler cameraman during a commercial. She then turns to the audience and remarks, "They don't call us '''super''models' for nothing!"
** In "The Hansel and Gretel Project," Carl finds the fabled witch's cookbook. "Here's a recipe for German Chocolate Cake: Chocolate, cake... Germans?!"
** Like the character from the source material, the boy in the parody of ''ItsAGoodLife'' threatens to send Johnny to "The Cornfield" if Johnny displeases him. Turns out he sends Johnny to a literal cornfield just outside his house.
* ExpressLaneLimit: In "Johnny's Inferno," one of the evil deeds that a demon makes Johnny do is going (slightly) over the checkout lane limit. The cashier doesn't have a problem with this, though, much to his disappointment.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Johnny [[DidNotGetTheGirl never gets the girl]].
** He did in the Valentine's Day episode, but she was a secret agent and she decided it might not work out due to her job... so she erased all his memory of her.
** In one episode, Johnny meets a short, balding, chubby guy--the aforementioned Jack Sheldon--who has no trouble getting girls. Johnny asks him how he does it, and the guy sings songs about being sensitive and getting in touch with your feminine side... but at the end, he finally tells Johnny that you can just fake it and get girls just as easily, which is what Sheldon is doing. "I'd tell a woman I could turn lead into gold if it would get her to date me!" Of course, some of the girls overhear this and they are ''not'' amused.
** Technically, he ''did'' get the girl in that one episode with the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf chick]]. Unfortunately, before anything could happen, it was revealed that it just happened to be the same day that [[GenderBender she changes into a bald, nerdy fat guy who loves collecting stamps and showing them off]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext So... yeah.]]
** In the ''Titanic'' parody episode, he successfully got a woman to like him, but in the end he screws it up by accidentally flushing her expensive necklace down the toilet.
*** Not quite. Instead of a necklace, it was a really awesome looking decoder ring that he was letting her borrow, not keep. She seemed to lose interest in him randomly, implying that it was just a fling brought about by his rustic, lower class "charms." Interestingly, she brought him into the captain's quarters to be alone, which he assumed meant letting him play with the helm. It appears that even if Johnny got the girl, [[AndThenWhat he wouldn't know what to do with her]].
**** This is, however, after the Flanderization set in, and at that point interest in women was an badly-fitting artifact of the original design.
** In one episode, Johnny was thrown into a volcano as a virgin sacrifice. Seeing as the volcano spat him out with so much disgust that it blew up the island, we can assume he's... the opposite of a virgin. So therefore, he never gets the girl ''onscreen''.
*** Or more likely, Johnny is "Just that unlikable" that even Nature itself abhorrs him.
** He very nearly came close in the PrisonEpisode, with all the women ''throwing themselves at him'', but sadly, the guards realized their mistake and he's carted away in the end.
* FanDisservice: Lampshaded in-universe. When Carl and Johnny are in an Arabian Bazaar, Carl mentions the Belly Dancer, which gets Johnny excited. It turns out the Belly Dancer is a male with an enormous gut. Is used as a brickjoke at the end, after Johnny is turned into a genie, Carl wishes for them to dance alongside him.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Johnny raises his all the time.
* {{Flanderization}}: A major example. In the earlier episodes and the pilot, Johnny was just incredibly cocky, socially inept, reckless and actually somewhat competent in martial arts. Seasons after, however, made him stupid, immature, misogynistic [[MusclesAreMeaningless and buff without any benefit]].
** And ''how''. To elaborate, in the later seasons, Johnny, for all his bulk, is repeatedly humiliated by 6-year-old boys and girls and beaten up by women half his size, whereas in the pilot, he ''effortlessly mauled a CROCODILE''.
*** There was an even an episode specifically about how Johnny was so out of shape that he made a world record for least healthy person. Apparently his flab just happens to grow in the exact shape of a buff physique.
** Oddly, in the last season, this was reversed completely, but upped Suzie's annoying tendencies.
* FromBadToWorse: After Johnny's favorite shampoo goes out production due to a strike, Pops reveals the same hair gel is the [[{{Squick}} secret ingredient in his five-alarm chili]]. As soon as Johnny steps outside, his hair is immediately surrounded by flies... which soon attract birds... which soon attract cats... which soon attract dogs... which somehow attracts a [[Film/{{Them}} giant ant emerging from the Earth's crust]].
* GenderBender: Johnny, in the season 4 episode "Witch-ay Woman."
* GenreSavvy: Johnny, on occasion. For example, in the ''Scooby-Doo'' crossover, he points out how ludicrous LetsSplitUpGang is after Fred suggests it.
** During the "Prince and the Pauper" episode, Johnny realizes what's going on as soon as he sees his double.
-->''"Oh, dear. Am I really that transparent?"''
-->''"Nah, I just watch a lot of TV."''
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/JohnnyBravo Has its own page.]]
* GroupieBrigade: For [[MrFanservice Luke Perry]].
* HairstyleInertia: A flashback showed Johnny's trademark hair even as a baby.
* HandsomeLech: There's no denying that Johnny is attractive, but his personality and sadly unenlightened attitude towards women tends to cause roughly 90% of the women he meets to instantly reject him. The remaining 10% either reject him by the end of the episode or have revealed some flaw that makes them undesirable.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue : In Rashamoran, his version starts with on a pile of defeated ninjas, and gets worse from there. When holds a puppet show at Susys' school, her hot teacher falls in love with him, with the real teacher looking over and saying it's enough.
* HeelFaceTurn: Pooky from the Blanky episode.
* HartmanHips: Bunny Bravo to the extreme.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Pops, on occasion- his stuff is generally legal, but often of dubious quality.
* {{Hunk}}: Johnny himself, though women generally don't find him attractive because he's full of himself and kind of a boor.
* ImMelting: Sweet Cheeks the terrifying clown at the end of "Super Duped".
* InterspeciesRomance: "Date with an Antelope," anyone?
** More of a case of DatingServiceDisaster. The antelope's previous boyfriend was a crab. One that somehow got served on Johnny's plate in a restaurant where they were dating. What are the odds of that happening?
** And while not technically interspecies, there was also the time he dated a werewolf, one of the few women (besides Suzy) that DID find Johnny attractive.
** There was a female moose named Carol that was placed into Johnny's home by the Wilderness Protection Agency under the guise of them being a married elephant couple. Carol was TOTALLY into him, pouncing upon him and gazing into his eyes, picking him up, doing a lust-take, complete with clasped hooves, wagging tail and ga-ga eyes, then slurping his face from chin to pompadour with her tongue, afterwards gazing at him adoringly. Pretty forward girl. Then again, they had just had an on-the-spot marriage to complete Carol's cover story.
** And in the episode "The Island of Dr. Morceau", he made a pass at a humanoid female fox.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Johnny may be crass to Suzie, Carl and a host of women, but the boy is devoted to his mama.
** He will also fight tooth and nail to keep Pops in business.
** Most of the time his brainless antics ''are'' well intended, such as "saving" the "Queen of Atlantis" from sharks or "rescuing" an oppressed pinata.
** He has also shown occasional kindness to Suzie and Carl, even though they annoy the bejeezus out of him.
* LadykillerInLove: Very rarely, but Johnny did, in a Scooby-Doo crossover (or at least a Cartoon Network bumper), fall hard for Velma. Very sweet, actually. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTfQfJSL1wU Here it is!]]
** Has a ContinuityNod of sorts in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlbAGOIWuB8 another bumper]] where [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]] tries to ask Velma out, but she leaves him for Johnny. And the actual Scooby-Doo crossover episode had Velma hitting on Johnny.
* LaughTrack: Inverted in "Cartoon Makeover", where one of the attempts to give Johnny Bravo a new style was to add a laugh track that goes off whether you say something funny or not.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Played with:
-->'''Virtual Reality Hallucination:''' I did not destroy your second cousin, Biff. I ''am'' your second cousin!
-->'''Johnny:''' [[BigNo NO!!!!!!!!!!!!]]
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Johnny would often interact with Hannah-Barbara characters and even real-life celebrities during the shows first season and the last season when Van Partible returned to work on it.
* MeaningfulName: Johnny Bravo is named after his creator, Ephraim Giovanni Bravo "Van" Partible.
* MetronomicManMashing: Johnny gets this from people he angers, and Jungle Boy did this to the evil ape advisor once.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Johnny, despite having such a broad chest and big muscles, is repeatedly beaten in fights, even with those much smaller than him.
** Possibly justified in most cases, as he [[WouldNotHitAGirl doesn't seem the type to raise a hand against a woman]].
*** Also partially explained in the episode where Johnny visits a spa; he has so many toxins in his body even the spa's director is surprised.
--> ''"Hey, I forgot I had chocolate cake in my pocket!"''
** It should be noted that Johnny's weakness was played up more as the series went. Compare Johnny effortlessly manhandling a crocodile in the pilot with how he's humilated by ''children'' and beaten up by people half his size in the era of Carl and Pops.
* NeverSayDie: Averted; the shark mentioned below even eats two characters ''on screen''...!
* NicheNetwork: Johnny once caught a glimpse of the "Fish" Network. The channel's content consisted entirely of video recordings of fish swimming. "All fish, 24/7."
** Johnny also once had a bear named "Chronos, The Master of All Time," watch the "Tree Channel" in hope of curing his insomnia.
* NixonMask: Worn by a ''shark'' in the first season, in an overcomplicated plot to eat a contest's worth of surfers.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Johnny has this attitude.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While Johnny's voice was rather blatantly alluding to Music/{{Elvis|Presley}}, the show had this all over the place in varying amounts. One notable case was the mayor of Aron City (prior to the retool), who was created just so the writers could make fun of BillClinton's mannerisms and personality.
* NoMouth: Johnny's mouth appears only whenever he talks or makes certain facial expressions.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Often PlayedForLaughs.
* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes [[DependingOnTheWriter when the episode plot calls for it]], Johnny finds himself in this situation. When truly bizarre and inexplicable events are happening all around him. [[BreakingTheFourthWall This often prompts him to face the audience and comment on how things just keep getting weirder and weirder]].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Played for laughs in "Johnny's Inferno". Johnny inadvertently summons a demon named Derek who tries to get him to perform "unspeakable acts of EEEEEVIL!" When that doesn't work, he possesses Johnny, and goes to Pops's restaurant for lunch. Pops immediately realizes something is wrong:
--->'''Carl''': Hey, Pops. Hey, Johnny.
--->'''Pops''': Johnny's acting weird, Carl. I suspect he's been possessed by an evil entity.
--->'''Carl''': What makes you say that?
--->'''Pops''': He tried to ''pay for his meal!''
* OverlyLongScream: Happens when Johnny and Carl go over a waterfall, and at one point, stop screaming to take a breath.
* PaperTiger: Johnny Bravo is a pretty muscular-looking guy, but he's always getting beaten up by the women with whom he flirts.
* ParentalBonus: ''And how!''
* PrecociousCrush: Suzy to Johnny.
* PrinceAndPauper: "The Prince and the Pinhead". Johnny a.k.a. the Pinhead saw this trope being used so often on TV his royal IdenticalStranger didn't need to explain anything. It also turned out to be a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. The Prince wanted his lookalike to be too stupid to become TheUsurper and got someone too stupid to keep the Peace.
* ProtagonistTitle
* RealityWarper: The [[Series/TheTwilightZone Bill Mumy]] {{Expy}}.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Carl and Pops, who were randomly introduced as regulars in the mid point seasons. They became reduced to background/cameo characters during the final season.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* RunningGag: Johnny and various versions of him have noted that they once kept a live animal in their mouth for x number of weeks.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: Parodied.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Johnny.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Johnny is obviously the manly one, and Carl is the sensitive (but mainly wimpy and dorky) man.
** Although later seasons did have the "wimpy Johnny screaming like a girl" gags.
* ShesAllGrownUp: A future-set episode that parodies ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' shows that "Little Suzy" grew into quite the attractive woman.
* ShoutOut: There's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shout out to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' in the very intro--when the title shows up in three different styles, one of them is clearly drawn to resemble the title cards for the movies.
** Among many, many other things.
** In the Bullfighting episode, Johnny, the GirlOfTheWeek and the bull drive off into the sunset and become famous Hollywood starts, featuring in such titles like ''Film/RagingBull''.
** "The Man Who Cried "Clown!"", "Johnny, Real Good", and "Little Talky Tabitha!" are parodies of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''
** The intro music to "Frankenbravo" is shockingly similar to the opening theme of TheMunsters.
** After saving Jungle Boy from Vivian Vixen, Little Suzy asks what he's going to do next. He responds that he'll [[StarTrekFirstContact "find a little corner of Montana, settle down, and stay out of history's way."]]
** There's a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' references throughout "Virtual Johnny", as well as a moment where Johnny yells [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "To space, and them some!"]]
** The plot of "Hunted!" is an obvious parody of ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame''.
** There's a very blatant example in one episode where Johnny and Carl dress up like the ''Film/GhostBusters'' to get rid of a ghost in Johnny's attic. Johnny outright says that he doesn't remember the costumes in the movie being so colorful.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In "The Sensitive Male!", Jack Sheldon takes advantage of this trope by pretending to be women's perfect guy to get dates with them. [[RightBehindMe When the women find out]], they are not happy.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Johnny.
* SmartBall: Once in a while Johnny at times would get it, but after doing so he would toss the ball away.
* SpinOff: The short-lived series ''JBVO'', which was basically Johnny Bravo playing old cartoon shorts that kids called in to request.
* StatuesqueStunner: An entire ''island'' of 'em in "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women."
* StoppedClock: Subverted. A jet cutting a power line stops Johnny's clock at 12:00, and after seeing similar events, he's convinced that time has stopped for everyone but him.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Mini-B.", Johnny wanted to go to the beach to pick girls up, but was thwarted by Mama Bravo's bringing a child home from the day care she worked at. So, he improvised by laying a beach towel and umbrella on the grass of the park they were at, lied down, and started applying sunscreen on the basis that girls would be attracted to him if they saw a sunbather like him. In five seconds flat, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with a particularly stoned tone of voice walks by, and sees Johnny sunbathing. Automatically assuming that there was a beach on the park, the beach bum pulls a surfboard out of {{Hammerspace}} and proceeds to surf joyously, as though he were actually at the beach.
* SunglassesAtNight: The only time in the entire series run when we actually see Johnny's eyes is in ''Bravo Dooby Doo'' when he puts on Velma's glasses by mistake.
* TemptingFate: From the episode "Karma Krisis." Johnny believes that he has broken a curse by swinging a bag of salamis in a cornfield while yodelling. He exclaims, "With these deli meats as my witness, I will never be unlucky again!" Cue tornado.
* TheyCalledMeMad
* ThickLineAnimation
* ThrowTheDogABone: Every now and then Johnny would get a happy ending.
* TimeStandsStill: Spoofed in "The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Too Much."
* TooDumbToLive: Johnny slips into this at times.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Johnny obviously wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer when he first appeared, but you can tell later episodes played up his idiocy and immaturity more and more.
** Averted in the last season.
* TopHeavyGuy: {{Justified|Trope}}. We only see him training upper body.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* VirginSacrifice: Johnny is offered as one. It doesn't work, though whether it's because he ''isn't'' one or if he wasn't a good enough sacrifice is debatable.
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Date with an Antelope" with Johnny, after he freshens up and hearing the doorbell
** "It's Valentine's Day Charlie Brown" with Johnny on his way to the library along with Lil Suzy.
** Done by Bunny in "A Walk on the Stupid Side".
* WaxOnWaxOff: Subverted back and forth in an episode where Johnny is pitted off against the best student of a rival dojo. Master Hama has him doing actual chores, and it's clear he's not interested in teaching him. Nevertheless everything he does comes in handy later, during the fight. Too bad Master Hama gave up and decided to bet against him.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Moonlighting as a superhero, Johnny Bravo accidentally blasts a (dangerous) candy-themed supervillain with a hose. This causes the villain to [[ShoutOut melt]] [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz away]] into a soapy puddle.
** Made stranger by the fact that this villain was quite clearly a man in a candy-themed suit.
** A much later season Johny eats some spicy food as a last meal before the Ice Giant swallows him. Smoke comes out of the giant's mouth. The next moment, Johnny is drowning in a pool of hot water, screaming that he's about to be digested. Some Ice Giant. Can't even handle a guy with higher-than average temperature.
* WeSellEverything: Pops.
* WhamLine: The end of the Christmas episode, in which Johnny accidentally knocks out Santa. He gets boxing gloves as a present. With a note as the narrator saying "Reading the note, filled Johnny with fear. It said, better learn how to use these, I'll see you next year". In the next Christmas special, [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke Santa hits Johnny with a boxing glove.]]]]
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Said by a woman Johnny is trying to pick up with a robot sidekick in "Cartoon Makeover". She starts pushing buttons on the robot, which blows it up. She blames it on Johnny of course.
* WholePlotReference: Several; one that stuck out was ''SomeLikeItHot'', complete with MarilynMonroe stand-in.
** Another was of ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame''.
** There was a futuristic episode that has among his references, of all things, [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother]].
** The episode based on ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper'' actually ends with Creator/MarkTwain coming in and begging cartoon makers to "let this tired old story die!"
** And "It's a Good Life," a classic episode from ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. Complete with Bill Mumy lookalike.
*** Not just "It's a Good Life": they also did ''Nightmare at 20,000 Feet'' complete with a [[Creator/WilliamShatner Shatner]] Parody, and ''Living Doll'', in a episode aptly titled "The Zone," with several references to other episodes.
** One episode was a reference to ''Film/BioDome'', which unsurprisingly was written better than the actual movie.
*** Another Pauly Shore film, ''JuryDuty'' was referenced in ''One Angry Bravo''
* WholesomeCrossdresser: The many times Carl dresses as a chick, and the couple of times Johnny does it.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Johnny hates clowns.
* WingdingEyes: Lampshaded in the ''Film/KingKong'' episode. "I have huge dollar signs in my eyes!"
* XRaySparks: Every time Johnny (or someone else) gets shocked by something, you can be 100% sure that this trope will be the result.
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: A devil once persuaded Johnny into raising the minimun required height to make children suffer. The ride turned out to be dangerous and they actually ''saved'' the kids from harm.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Little Suzy is only 7 years old.
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