Johnny Bravo (Season 4)
Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network and the second of the Cartoon Cartoons, which aired from 1997 to 2004, with a total of 65 episodes across four seasons.
Although the first three seasons were well received, the fourth and final season was not well-received by both fans and critics alike.
- The slapstick and self-deprecation that made the show's humor the main highlight was downplayed, reducing it to just Johnny interacting with people with little to no humor being given off, and whenever there would be slapstick, it would usually be really underwhelming.
- The events of Seasons 2-3 are mostly ignored, as most of Johnny's friends have been demoted to extra and became very generic like how Carl was just written to be an annoying character who would only say "Hi, Johnny!" when he appeared on screen for a few seconds, while Pops hardly appeared in any of the episodes and only in non-speaking cameos anyway.
- A lot of the episodes had ridiculously stupid writing such as "Home Alone" where Johnny's mom went on vacation and left him in charge of the house. In the same episode, it featured a party with fairy tale characters and the episode barely does anything with them to justify their existence in it, thus making them pointless.
- Celebrity guest appearances became more frequent that they end up stealing the spotlight away from Johnny, particularly the episode with Mr. T that was more of a PSA for bullying than an actual Johnny Bravo episode.
- The final episode "Back On Shaq" was terrible and a huge insult to Hanna-Barbera because Huckleberry Hound was in it and used in a not-so-good manner.
- In contrast to previous seasons where each episode had three 6-minute segments, in this season alone, each episode now has two 11-minute segments, resulting in the episode plots being dragged out a bit.
- Despite Van Partible returning to work on Season 4, it flopped miserably and ended up cancelling the series.
- It has some continuity with season 1.
- There are still several good episodes, such as "The Time of My Life" (which explains how Johnny got his muscles).
- The characters are still great and likable, and Johnny was written back to being marginally intelligent in Season 4 after being written to be dumb as a bag of rocks in Season 3.
- Suzy's Season 4 design was an improvement over Season 2-3 and fared better to the fans of the show.