Yes, I'd rather watch Sesame Street
then Johnny Test. This show is especially flawed, even for a kids show.
- The characters are all idiots that have no empathy or relatability whatsoever.
- The plots are cliche, which wouldn't be a huge problem if it wasn't because the show keeps recycling these same cliches it used 2 seasons ago. No callbacks or references, just the same plot about racing cars/canoes/lawnmowers/whatever with the same bland and uninteresting characters the show demands the audience to adore.
- The animation is especially bad. Johny himself looks more like a yellow troll then an eleven year old boy. Dukey seems to be a kangoroo. And Johnnies sisters have gigantic, inhuman, heads of hair. Let's not even get started on the backgrounds.
- If you've seem just 9 or 10 episodes, you've seen pretty much all the show has to offer in terms of creativity.
- The sound effects sound like they came out of Bobby Hill's music album. Seriously, having loud bell sounds and cash register slams with your characters screaming like chips isn't funny.
- It keeps referencing itself. Look, there's being meta. There's breaking the fourth wall. And then there's pointing out cliches and saying "didn't see that coming" until the 11 minute episode ends with the most annoying sound affects.
- The intro music sounds like it was sung by a teenager stoner riding his skateboard into a guitar store.
Idiotic recurring gags include..
1. Dukey hiding in public and his shirt saying "Not a dog". Come on, the jokes tired. It makes no sense, and isn't funny or unique.
2. The dimwitted character of Gil getting fawned over by apparent genius sisters of JT (Hint: They're mindless pseudo intellectuals)
3. The racing episodes that apparently mirror Mario Kart.
4. Didn't see that coming
5. Dukey being a dog that talks.
I'm surprised, too. Total Drama Island, 16teen, and even Stoked were all superior to this show, so why can't this one be as good as the other Canadian cartoons?
So there you go. Johnny Test
, remarkable for its bland characters and ideas, and utterly forgettable otherwise. I say skip it, it'll end soon. The ratings aren't very good and it's already ran out of plots to tell, so why are they keeping this thing that even kids don't care for? WHY?!