Johnny Bravo

I Used to Be Funny / My Fair Dork / 'Twas the Night

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 8/4/97
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  • Episode Description
  • I Used to Be FunnyJohnny must confront his fear of clowns when he gets in between two clowns arguing over who is funnier.My Fair DorkWhen a school geek wants to take Suzy to the school dance, Johnny decides to help. However, he soon learns that his lady-grabbing tactics work better for the geek than they do for him, as the student becomes the master!'Twas the NightWhen Johnny mistakes Santa Claus for a burglar and knocks out jolly old Saint Nick, he must don the red cap to save Christmas.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brenda Vaccaro


  • Mae Whitman

    Little Suzy

  • Jeff Bennett

    Jonathan "Johnny" Bravo/Rudolph/Mayor/Seth/Rhinoceros/Dog

  • Kevin McDonald

    Young Clown/Mime

  • Robert Alvarez (II)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • One of the funniest episodes I have ever seen.

    By Iverson82094, Feb 12, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • (Johnny and the kid are looking at a woman on the beach) Johnny: Alright kid, see what that bikini's wearing? Hello! Now go for it. Kid: I can't sir. I just don't have what it takes! Johnny: Man, what could I have missed? (Johnny takes out a huge magnifying glass and inspects the kid) Johnny: You should be a chick-net machine by now. I don't under- Wait a minute! Of course! Put these on kids! (Johnny gives the kid a pair of his sunglasses, he puts them on, and he sees all the girls on the beach) Kid: Wow! Holy mama. Look at all the babies waiting to be bagged.

    • Johnny: (Talking to a woman) Hey there cutey pants, wanna hang with a manly-man? I'll let you feel my muscles. Only a dime a minute. (Johnny picks up the woman) Johnny: Now that's a bargain. Woman: Why yes it is, and you're a pig. (Woman spills her drink down Johnny's pants) Johnny: Oooh!

    • Kid: (Talking to a woman) Mind if I court you? (Johnny pulls the kid away from the woman) Johnny: Court? What's the matter with you kid? You sound like you're trying to pick up the Little Rascals or something. Kid: (Odd laugh) I like the Little Rascals! Johnny: I bet you do spanky.

    • Johnny: Do you want it! Kid: Yes, sir! Johnny: Pipe down kid, I'm standing right here.

    • (After Johnny got dumped by his date for two clowns) Mime: (Pretending to be in a box) Look, I'm a pie-covered man in a box. (Johnny picks up a mailbox and swings at the mime) Mime: Ow. Johnny: Oh yeah, I feel better already.

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    Trivia (7)

    • The gift Santa Johnny gives to Scooby-Doo reads: "Good for 10 weeks of sthpeetch therapy at the Cindy Brady Sthpeach Therapy Sthcool".

    • The short blond guy with glasses who kept kicking Johnny when the clowns put a "kick me" sign on Johnny's back during I Used to be Funny will later return in two more episodes: Johnny Bravo Meets Farah Fawcett, where he won't let Johnny enter Suzy's party, and Beach Blanket Bravo, as the only guy on the beach who realizes a shark is among them.

    • 'Twas the night marks: Scooby-Doo's final appearance on the show, Chronos the Bear's second and last appearance, and Jungle Boy's third appearance.

    • 'Twas the night is the first Johnny Bravo special Christmas episode.

    • In 'Twas the Night, Adam West provides the voice of the narrator. He will be back on the show, voicing himself, in the episodes Johnny meets Adam west, and Adam West Date-O-Rama.

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    Allusions (4)

    • "Good for 10 weeks of sthpeetch therapy at the Cindy Brady Sthpeach Therapy Sthcool".

      Cynthia "Cindy" Brady (played by Susan Olsen) was the youngest Brady daughter on The Brady Bunch sitcom originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC.

      The letter seen in this cartoon is written that way on purpose because on the show Cindy had a pronounced lisp.

    • At the beginning of the episode 'Twas the Night, when they show Bunny Bravo sleeping, you can see that on the TV set in her room It's a Wonderful Life is playing (the title of the movie is seen on the screen). The narrator also mentions that "... after four times today, Jimmy Stewart gets boring". This a reference to James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997, American film and stage actor, who played in the 1946 drama film It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra. The film has come to be regarded as a classic and a staple of Christmas television around the world.

    • My Fair Dork: - Title and plot This is a parody of the famous movie, "My fair lady".

    • F.E.A.R.: In 'Twas the Night the Grinch's Henchmen are modeled after the members of F.E.A.R., a terrorist organization in the old Hanna-Barbara cartoon, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.

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