Johnny Test (Seasons 4-6)

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Johnny Test (Seasons 4-6)

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Genre: Science fantasy
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Canada
Release Date: October 19, 2009 -
February 14, 2011 (Season 4)
June 13, 2011 -
August 15, 2012 (Season 5)
April 23, 2013-
December 25, 2014 (Season 6)
Network(s): Cartoon Network (United States)
Teletoon (Canada)
Disney XD (Poland, Scandinavia, South-East Asia, & The Netherlands)
Disney Channel (Spain)
Nickelodeon (Germany, Italy, France, Israel, & The Netherlands)
Created by: Scott Fellows
Distributed by: WildBrain
Starring: James Arnold Taylor
Louis Chirillo (Season 4)
Trevor Devall (Season 5 & 6)
Brittney Wilson
Ashleigh Ball
Maryke Hendrikse
Kathleen Barr
Ian James Corlett
Episodes: 26 (156 segments) each


Johnny Test is an American-Canadian cartoon that originally ran from 2005 to 2014. It airs on Teletoon, Family Channel, and Family CHRGD in Canada, and the first season aired on The WB, reruns of that season, and seasons two and three aired on The CW, later reruns of those seasons and the final three seasons then aired on Cartoon Network in the United States, it also airs on Disney XD in Poland, South-East Asia, The Netherlands, & Scandinavia, Disney Channel in Spain, and Nickelodeon in Germany, Italy, France, the Middle East, & The Netherlands. A web-series known as Johnny Test: The Lost Web Series was released on YouTube on May 2nd, 2020, though none of the voice cast returned. Two days later, however, the video was taken down. Two new seasons of the series and a 66-minute interactive special have been announced, with a new art style, and they will premiere on Netflix starting in 2021, with creator Scott Fellows returning as executive producer.

While the series was good in the beginning, it went a bit downhill after Cookie Jar took over the show in the second season, and received a bigger dip in quality once it channel hopped over onto Cartoon Network in the fourth season.

Bad Qualities

  1. The main problem with these seasons is that they lack the charm and cleverness of the first three seasons, and to a bigger extent, the first season. So as the series progressed, the writing downgraded from being creative and enthusiastic to being indolent and repetitive, resulting in a lot of episodes ranging from average to below average, some of which are nothing more than parodies of/references to other franchises or recycled elements from previous episodes, with little to no originality to make them stand out.
    • Most episodes are parodies of other media.
      • "Tom and Johnny" references Tom and Jerry.
      • "Good Ol' Johnny Test" references Charlie Brown,
      • "Sleepover at Johnny's" references The Cat in the Hat
      • "Johnny Test's Day Off" references Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
      • "Johnny Test's Quest" references Jonny Quest and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
    • Episodes like "Johnny's World Prank Wars 1", "Johnny's First Annual Snowball", "Lakeside Johnny", and "Mush Johnny Mush" are all racing/competition episodes.
    • Some episodes have recycled plots:
      • "Johnny Susan, Susan Johnny" recycles the plot from "Papa Johnny" due to the very same body-switching concept.
      • "Johnny Irresistible" recycles the plot of "Johnny Smells Good".
      • "Johnny Germ Fighter" recycles the used stereotype of the Canadian people saying "Eh" in the end of every sentence they say in the scene where Johnny tells Phobious McPhobe Dukey was his "hairy cousin from Canada" and Dukey says "Yeah yeah, eh?"
    • There was an episode called "Johnny Tube", which was probably made to pander towards younger audiences obsessed with YouTube at the time.
    • Many episodes have predictable endings with almost no lessons learned from the characters, with the cliched "Everybody laughs" ending.
  2. Sometimes, episodes in these seasons have contrived messages, like in the episodes, "Green Johnny" and "Good Ol' Johnny Test", where they clearly try to cram in the "Recycle and keep the world a better place" message in your face.
    • Other times there are bad morals.
      • "Porta-Johnny" and "Johnny Get Yer Gum" teaches kids to escape punishments rather than face them.
      • "Runaway Johnny" teaches kids that running away makes them get their way.
  3. While the new animation, art style, character designs, and the lighting that Atomic Cartoons from Canada are okay at best, depending on your view, it looks pretty cheap looking, especially comparing it to Season 1's hand-drawn animation, even the flash animation on the second and third seasons look better compared to the animation used in these seasons. Though Atomic Cartoons did improve their animation over the years.
    • The character movements are sometimes too stilted, choppy, and off putting.
    • The title card for the episode "Johnny Get Yer Gum" is misspelled as "Johhny Get Yer Gum", when this easily could've been fixed easily in programs like MS Paint.
    • Some backgrounds look empty and unfinished.
    • Animation errors can also be seen at times such as the color of certain characters' clothes changing and layering issues.
  4. The pacing in Season 4 & the first half of 5 is a bit too fast, even more so than season three, especially in the episodes "Johnny Goes Nuts" and "Johnny Daddy Day".
    • The pacing in Season 6 is a bit too slow, ironically for an 11 minute long episode.
  5. A handful of the characters have been flanderized:
    • Johnny went from a rebellious, yet goodhearted boy who helped others, cared about his family, and even had mature moments of learning lessons, and having remorse for his actions whenever they are bad, into a bland and generic spoiled brat who always tries to get what he wants by taking advantage of others and often expresses an apathetic reaction to the disasters he causes. He is also selfish, disrespectful, immature, gross, and narcissistic, making him worse than Bloo from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. Sure, he blackmailed his sisters in the beginning of the series, but this was further strained. He is also a poor mans version of Bart Simpson.
      • In "No Homework for Johnny", his teacher, Mr. Teacherman, gave him a LOT of homework, that was unrealistic (ex, finding a fern with spores), so Johnny needed someone to do his homework, and he came to his sisters, and so he got a Homework Buddy. Then he gave him even more unrealistic assignments. Then Dukey asked him where he got it from, and the cookies tasted like his neighbors, so he asked the HB for cookies to analyze for Social Studies, which is again unrealistic, and they found out he was a Homework Burglar, and ended up almost risking his family.
    • Dukey, despite still being tolerable, went from a reluctant, yet nice talking dog who can be seen as an older brother-like figure to Johnny to a yes-man Butt-Monkey-type character who, despite pointing out Johnny whenever he is about to do something dumb or otherwise irresponsible, is nevertheless perfectly willing to join in with his friend's antics and, if not, he is easily bribed with meat.
      • An example of this was in "Johnny's In Charge", when Johnny did everything he was not supposed to do (invite friends, go in the kitchen, or enter the lab) while he was in charge, and Dukey joined him in, with no reluctancy.
      • He is also portrayed as a karma houdini at times as he is barely even called out or punished for his own actions despite often being the more troublesome of the two. However, his flanderization didn't kick in until the fifth season.
        • One example was in "Extra Credit Johnny" where he tries to distract Johnny from doing his homework, and when Johnny tries not to listen to him, he tempts him, leading to Johnny joining in with him only for Johnny to forget to do his homework and get in trouble with Mr. Teacherman. And for some reason, Johnny never called Dukey out in the episode.
    • Susan and Mary went from great teenage partners in training with comedic traits and having the ability to perform intelligent and creative experiments on Johnny to help him out while keeping him safe, into bland and generic teenage girls constantly drooling over boys, most notably Gil Nexdor, with many nonsensical and botched schemes while having little to no regard for Johnny's safety.
      • In the episode "Johnny's New Baby Sisters", they turned themselves into babies so that Gil could fall in love with them. In reality, no one would fall in love with a baby, cause that would be pedophillia.
      • Susan, on the other hand, can be a bit tense, harsh, and explosive whenever she's furious (mostly at Johnny). That could show that she can be a mean big sister at some times, compared to Mary, who is calm and usually approaches Johnny in a nicer way (although she still loves Johnny as a sibling).
    • Johnny's dad, Hugh, went from a firm but fair parent, into a complete overbearing, high-strung, and hotheaded control freak who cares about almost nothing but meatloaf, not even his own kids.
      • In "99 Deeds of Johnny Test", Johnny had 98 detentions, so Hugh said one more detention and he'll ship him off to military academy at 4:00, so he had 99 deeds to make up for his detentions, and if so, his permanent record will be cleared. Before it was time to go, he had 98 deeds made up, but the Principal dropped his pen, and Johnny picked it up, making 99, and as a result, his PR was cleared, and Hugh was UPSET. I mean, seriously, it's bad enough to ship off your own son to military academy, but to feel down when the chance was destroyed is just SICK and TWISTED.
      • In "Spotless Johnny", if Johnny missed his curfew, he will take his video game and television privileges and pants for an entire week, which is public nudity.
      • In "My Dinner With Johnny", he bet Johnny Test in which if he didn't use good manners for today's dinner, he will have to clean his room for A YEAR, and yell on the roof he loves his meatloaf, which is a very CRUEL punishment.
      • Like Dukey, Hugh was also a Butt-Monkey character in some episodes. For example, in the season 5 premiere "Johnny Goes Nuts/Johnny Daddy Day" (the BIGGEST offender) and "Johnny Irresistible". In the first mentioned episode, he has trouble with his nut costume when his body accidentally switches sides from the side with the two holes for his eyes to see to the backside, which prevented him from looking where he was going, thus leading to him bumping into many things. Hugh also ends up in the Porkbelly Nut Fields, only to get attacked by squirrels. In the sister episode, most of the things the entire family did for Hugh on Fathers Day caused him to get injured in many ways, such as inviting an old friend of his, only to reveal that his old friend became his rival because Hugh stole his girlfriend (who could've been the one currently known as Lila, Johnny's mom) and have him assaulted as well as listening to loud music, leading him to end up in the hospital injured. And in "Johnny Irresistible", there is a scene where Hugh got trampled by a bunch of people who wanted Johnny thanks to his irresistibleness from his sister's invention.
      • Hugh has also had a few ridiculous and crazy moments throughout the series.
    • Gil Nexdor went from a dimwitted, if not comedic supporter for Johnny as well as Susan and Mary, into a bland and generic love interest for Susan and Mary who always acts like he has never seen them before, even though Susan and Mary have told him numerous times that they are Johnny's sisters. However, they at least did explain this in one episode, stating that Susan and Mary constantly have to wipe his memory after every botched experiment, and it has started giving him brain damage, to the point he has become dumber than Johnny.
    • Eugene (Bling-Bling Boy) went from a typical, yet entertaining and cunning villain who would threaten to destroy Porkbelly if Susan doesn't fall in love with him, into a bland and generic villain who makes uncreative and easily foiled schemes to get his hands on Susan, which can get annoying.
      • That's why in "Johnny Test's Quest", his scientists decided to go on strike and tie Eugene up to Susan. Yet still, when Eugene offers him double salary, they accept, because the writers want to keep everything normal.
  6. Some of the recurring and/or minor characters have disappeared completely, characters such as Janet Nelson Jr. (who disappeared after Season 3), Doc Beebles/The Beekeeper & Ms. X and Ms. Z (with the former disappearing after Season 3, the latter after Season 2) are nowhere to be seen in these seasons.
  7. Two character names have also changed for unexplainable reasons, like Dukey's superhero alter-ego is now called "Super Dukey" instead of "Super Pooche" (except for the season six finale) and Missy, who is Sissy's dog, had her name changed to Fluffy.
  8. The voice acting, while still on point, can be obnoxious at times as the voice actors often yell at the majority of their characters’ lines.
    • Some of the voice acting changed:
      • In Season 5, Dukey (and Mr. Teacherman) got a new voice actor, Trevor Devall, who replaced Louis Chrillo. Although not terrible, he isn't as good as the previous voice actor.
      • Also in Season 5, Brittney Wilson, Mary (and Sissy)'s old voice actor returned and replaced Ashleigh Ball, who replaced the former in Season 2. Once again, although not terrible, she isn't as good as Ball. Luckily, Ball returned in the next season.
  9. The humor downgraded from being hilarious to being stale, repetitive and sometimes horrendous.
    • Toilet humor is even used, although rare.
      • An example of this is Johnny farting on the bad guys to defeat them when he is dressed as a superhero (Johnny X)
      • Another example is Johnny having Sissy pull his finger and farting in the episode "Who's Johnny".
  10. Some scenes aren't kid-friendly.
    • In "Johnny's Royal Flush" there was a pretty disturbing and genocidal scene where an alligator gets sucked into a sewer turbine and is promptly ripped to shreds, which is followed up by an utterly awful attempt at being funny by revealing that the pieces were actually alligator-skin bags, which could easily be interpreted as animal abuse.
    • In "X-Ray Johnny", Johnny Test wanted X-Ray glasses so he was strapped on a chair and Susan Test got a drill to drill Johnny. Thankfully, this was done off screen, but the idea of it is not at all kid-friendly.
    • The episode "Johnny's Left Foot" is disturbing entirely, as it looks like it was trying to charm its audience using foot fetishism, which is a poor choice for a show aimed at middle schoolers and preteens.
    • "The Quantum of Johnny" has a scene where Dukey tastes chocolate from a chocolate fountain, which could've been very dangerous for him because Dukey is a dog, and dogs never eat chocolate since it can be toxic and poisonous for them in reality. Dukey could've been either sick from the chocolate or even killed! (It could've been possible that the writers or the creator, Scott Fellows himself, didn't know that chocolate is bad for dogs in reality. But definitely Fellows because he's the one who wrote the script for the episode.)
  11. The sound downgraded from above average to average and below average.
    • Most notably, the overuse of the whip-crack sound when the characters move their body parts, especially in season four, which gets grating pretty quickly.
    • Sound errors are more common. An example is Susan having Mary's voice in the episode "Johnny BC".
  12. There was a LONG hiatus from Season 3 to 4, spanning over a year. This preceded episodic hiatuses in Season 4, 5, and most notably 6. So this took ten or nine years to complete and would've only taken 6 if done properly.
  13. Noticeable plot-holes.
    • One example was in the episode "Sleepover at Johnny's" where Eugene's mom is seen wearing glasses and is shown to have poor eyesight. Since she was never seen wearing glasses since her debut appearance, episodes before, and even after the aforementioned episode, there is no explanation to why she started wearing them or how did she end up with poor eyesight.
    • Another plot hole is seen in "Johnny With a Chance of Meatloaf" where Johnny, his sisters and Dukey decide to find a way to stop Hugh from serving meatloaf every time they have dinner by creating a formula that turns food into monsters, resulting to them battling the food monsters once the plan was done and ending with them trusting the meatloaf monster. The thing is, even though they did this because they were getting sick of Hugh serving meatloaf every single time for dinner (Hugh was always obsessed with meatloaf), why didn't they just explain to their dad about how they felt about him feeding them meatloaf all the time and convince him to stop only for him to understand and do so like how he would normally do if he came to his senses about it?
  14. Various episodes have the same running gag whenever somebody mentions something in a sentence, a sound effect that is related to what the character said is heard in the background.
  15. These seasons are pretty much the main reason the entire show has been hated so much.

Good Qualities

  1. The animation in the fourth season is decent, but not as good as the previous animations used in the first three seasons. Seasons 5 & 6 though had the animation quality improved as again, Atomic Cartoons is improving their animation.
  2. Some of the characters are still tolerable such as Lila Test (Johnny's mom) and Brain Freezer. Dukey and Eugene (Bling-Bling Boy) are also still tolerable despite their respective aforementioned flanderizations.
    • Eugene, in particular, was given some decent character development, such as his abusive mother, and the fact he eventually stopped insisting to be called by his self-given super-villain name "Bling-Bling Boy". He also went from a constant annoyance to Johnny's other best friend, and not very villainous either (not that he was, to begin with).
    • Sissy and Bumper also got some good character development, as ever since "Johnny's New BFF" they went from constant bullies of Johnny to semi-friends who only pick on him once and awhile.
  3. There are still some good episodes like "A Holly Johnny Christmas" for example.
    • The aforementioned parodies/references and recycling are also alright depending on your view, despite how repetitive or poorly executed some of them in question really are.
  4. The title cards are still decent and colorful.
  5. The voice acting is still on point when there is no yelling or screaming.
  6. Despite there being some change in the character designs, most of them still remain cool looking such as Johnny, Dukey, and Brain Freezer.
  7. There are still hilarious moments at times.
    • Speaking of which, the toilet humor is at least rare, even if the first season didn't have any.
  8. One character, Tim Burnout, who disappeared for a while, returned in season six, and the joke about nobody remembering him is pretty clever and funny.
  9. The upcoming seventh and eighth seasons are looking to be improvements, as these seasons will be Toon Boom Animated instead of flash animated like in seasons two through six, creator Scott Fellows is returning, the new character designs by Stephen Silver (who also did the character designs of The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, Kim Possible and Clerks: The Animated Series) look great, and it also has most of the crew from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic working on the new seasons.
  10. Some funny one-liners like "I blew up Malaysia".

Trivia

  • Johnny Test has recived tons of hate art all over the Internet. In most of them, Johnny is depicted getting attacked or killed by other characters, especially by TRC-Tooniversity and formerly mippytrippy.
  • The show's rights were given from Warner Bros. to Canadian animation studio Cookie Jar Group after season 1. This had big changes to its setting, as a result, noticeable differences:
    • The show's main location, Porkbelly, went from somewhere in the western American coastline as hinted in the first season to somewhere in Canada in some episodes and later British Columbia, Canada in one episode.
    • It changed some of the recurring characters like Mr. Black, Mr. White and the unnamed General, who are still Americans, but are now technically but unintentionally foreign agents who illegally take one of Canada's citizens' freedom and (unknowingly) their inventions for spying reasons.
  • Before it was taken off Cartoon Network's regular TV schedule, the show was overplayed as episodes aired non-stop and took up a lot of the schedule, before Teen Titans Go! later took over as Cartoon Network's most overplayed show between 2016-2018, despite this, the series still airs daily in Canada on Teletoon, Family CHRGD, Cartoon Network's Canadian feed and Family Channel.
    • In fact, this is one reason the show has been hated so much.
  • Various character rigs from these seasons have been leaked online and can be downloaded from here. So technically you can make your own episodes if you want to.
  • The animation in Season 1 was used with digital ink using Digital eMation, from South Korea, being the only season to use this. Since Season 2, the animation has been used with Adobe Flash. Seasons 2-3 used Collidascope from Canada. Seasons 4-6 were animated using atomic cartoons. Seasons 7-8 are planned to use Toon Boom instead of Adobe Flash.

Reception

Seasons 4 and 5 both got a 5/10 on IMDb rounding to the nearest ten. However, rounding to the nearest hundred, Season 4 got a 4.96/10, while Season 5 got a 4.95/10, thus making it the lowest rated season. Season 6 got a slightly more positive reception, getting a 5.7/10.

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Blader07

9 months ago
Score 6
The most overhated show along Caillou back in the day before Teen Titans Go! releases
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Snesboy12

9 months ago
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Ironically, Johnny Test & Caillou were created by the same people (WildBrain, which is a Canadian company), they also started out as hand drawn shows until switching to flash. They also are both on Teletoon, but Teletoon still airs Johnny Test, but they have since taken Caillou off their schedule permanently (Due to being a preschool show).
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Roblistic

9 months ago
Score 1
If the rumors that it's coming back is true, than Matthew Davis is really gonna rage.
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Snesboy12

9 months ago
Score 1

Let's just say Matthew is biased against WildBrain.


AKA Matthew Davis sucks.
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Blader07

9 months ago
Score 1
Agree Snesboy12, but i never watched the channel
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DoubleD346

6 months ago
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His Johnny Test rant was so bad its funny.
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Crappy Media Reviewer

9 months ago
Score 2
Overhated
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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 1
JOHHHNNYYYYYYY!
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Ivan97Miraheze

7 months ago
Score 1
Cool, I broke his brain!
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
Score 0
I don’t think this article is well written, as the character flanderization thingy is overly detailed and should be mention only in the Loathsome Characters Wiki. This article is mainly about the show itself and the character flanderization thingy should be mention briefly and not so detailed. It also has a lot of parentheses and overuse of “Some episodes have this/that”.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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I’ll see what I can do to make it better then. Although, I haven’t really watch the show ever since midway through its second season due to the crappy and inferior flash animation.
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Somuchpainflowing

6 months ago
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Take your time. No rush. I haven’t watched this show either after the first few episodes of Season 2. The flash animation is total garbage and I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thinks so.
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SpongeBoomer

6 months ago
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I’m going to try and make both the “Bad” and “Good” qualities sections have about 10 points each because based on one of the two YouTube reviews from what I’ve seen, the show isn’t as bad as say other long time running series. And I agree the article was puffy fluffy but it is getting better now.
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DoubleD346

5 months ago
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How did you find out the rating of each season dam you must do lots of math, whoever done that reception Category.
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Easy Peasy Miraheasy

3 months ago
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Here is why it should be 2-6.

  1. It moved to Canada, which has a bad reputation.
  2. The theme song ripped off American Idiot
  3. The music was changed for no reason
  4. It switched to flash animation which sucks.
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DoubleD346

3 months ago
Score -1
Well seasons 2 and 3 are proved to be high quality seasons, according to A.S.K Air.
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Black Knight Animation Studios

one month ago
Score 1
You can make awesome things in Flash
BUT GUESS WHAT DHX DIDN'T APPROVE OF IT
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AlfeProblemSolverz

one month ago
Score 0
You're wrong.
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TheBubsy

2 months ago
Score 0
Guess I’m the only one who enjoys this show
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Th548

2 months ago
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This article explains the true reason why Johnny Test is hated by many people, but I'm surprised it's actually the fourth, fifth and sixth season that's hated.
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WolfDoge66

one month ago
Score 1
I actually like this show
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Marcus567456

24 days ago
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That's Alright if you like it. I like the first three seasons, but hate these seasons. But after all, an opinion is an opinion.
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Th548

22 days ago
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I've become neutral to the show these days. I used to hate it because I agreed about Johnny's behavior and all the other poppycock that occured in this show which made the show hated in the first place, but now I'm entirely neutral.

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