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Johnny Bravo (season 4)

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Johnny Bravo (season 4)
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Looks like creator Van Partible has lost his touch when working on Johnny Bravo for the first time since Season 1.
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 23 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 20 - August 27, 2004
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Van Partible
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Jeff Bennett
Brenda Vaccaro
Mae Whitman
Tom Kenny
Larry Drake
Episodes: 24

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.

Bad Qualities

  1. 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 underwhelming.
  2. The events of Seasons 2 and 3 are mostly ignored, as most of Johnny's friends have been demoted to extra due to the actual creator of the show not liking them and they became very generic. As an example, 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 one in a non-speaking cameo anyway.
  3. 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.
  4. Celebrity guest appearances became more frequent in this season than the first three seasons, up to the point that they ended up stealing the spotlight away from Johnny, such as the episode "T Is for Trouble", which felt more like a PSA for bullying than an actual Johnny Bravo episode.
  5. 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.
  6. 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's plots being dragged out a bit.
  7. In this season, the creative title cards the previous seasons had were dropped in favor of having the episode titles appear at the start of each episode.
  8. Despite Van Partible returning to work on Season 4, it flopped miserably and ended up canceling the series.

Good Qualities

  1. It has some continuity with Season 1.
  2. There are still some good episodes, such as "The Time of My Life" (which explains how Johnny got his muscles).
  3. The characters are still great and likable, and Johnny was written back to being marginally intelligent after being written to be dumb as a bag of rocks in the previous season.
  4. Suzy's Season 4 design was an improvement over Seasons 2 and 3 as it is much closer to her original Season 1 design and therefore fared better to the fans of the show.
  5. The new animated intro used for the season is pretty good.
  6. Playhouse Disney (now Disney Junior) announcer Allyce Beasley makes a guest appearance in one episode.
  7. The TV movie, "Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood", released in 2011, is a huge improvement over this season, and therefore ended the series on a high note.


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