Johnny Bravo

Season 4 Episode 7

Get Shovelized! / T Is For Trouble

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Aired Monday 12:00 PM Jul 09, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Get Shovelized! / T Is For Trouble
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Get Shovelized!Johnny buys a shovel that has been announced on TV as a new workout device named 'The Shovelizer'. Can the city survive Johnny shovelizing around? T is for TroubleJohnny gets a response to a letter he sent to Mr. T when he was a kid. Little Ricky Simmons the school bully was always picking on him. Mr. T trains Johnny to stand up to Little Ricky Simmons. He goes to Ricky Simmons' house (who grew up to be the famous nutritanist Richard Simmons), who picks on him again, pretending to be Johnny's friend.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Get Shovelized! marks the second time Johnny helps a lion by removing a thorn stuck in its paw, only to accidentally either put it in back (or in this case, multiple thorns) immediately afterwards. The first time this happened was in the season two episode, Quo Doofus.

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      • In the episode T is for Trouble, we learn that the school bully, little Ricky Simmons, grew up to be the famous nutritionist, Richard Simmons.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • The first workout device Johnny uses at the beginning of the episode Get Shovelized! is similar to the one George Jetson was forced to use to get into shape in The Jetsons' episode Winner Takes All (first aired on October 9, 1985).

      • The episode T is for Trouble contained many references to Mr. T's incredibly successful 1980's career. Here are a few of the many references:

        At the start of the episode, the music that plays in the background while Mr. T is talking is very similar to the theme song from the show The A-Team, which aired between 1983 and 1987, and in which Mr. T starred.

        Another reference to The A-Team comes at the end of the episode, when Mr. T says, "I love it when a plan comes together"; this was the catchphrase of the character Hannibal (played by George Peppard) on the show.

        Also, the training sequence is an obvious reference to the movie Rocky (1976), starring Sylvester Stallone. However, the music that plays during the scene is very similar to the song "Eye of the Tiger", which was the theme song of the movie Rocky III (1982), in which Mr. T starred as the antagonist, James "Clubber" Lang.

        Yet another reference is when Mr. T asks Johnny "Are you going to be somebody, or be somebody's fool?". This is a reference to Mr. T's 1984 motivational video Be Somebody... or be Somebody's Fool.

      • Johnny: Time for a Johnny Snack!

        This is an allusion to the show Scooby-Doo, where the gang feeds Scooby Snacks to Scooby to make him help them solve the mysteries.

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