Johnny Bravo

Season 1 Episode 5

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

Aired Monday 12:00 PM Aug 04, 1997 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • In I Used to Be Funny, Johnny mentions he hates clowns.

    • Santa Claus: Merry Christmas, you pinhead! Round Two is next year!

      Fast forward: Technically, "round two" turned out to be 4 years later, marked by the episode A Johnny Bravo Christmas, which aired in 2001.

  • Quotes

    • (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.

    • Old Clown: Observe.
      Old Clown throws a pie at Johnny
      Young Clown: Oh, one whole pie, impressive. By the way, I'm being sarcastic.

    • Young Clown: I think it's time you retired.
      Old Clown: Look sonny, I'm just trying to make a few dollars. Okay? Uh, do you have a quarter?
      Young Clown: Yeah, about ten thousand of them.

    • Young Clown: (after putting Johnny into his trap) See? Multiple gags. That's funny.
      Old Clown: Too busy.

    • Old Clown: I gotta tell you. That is comedy.
      Young Clown: Kick me signs? Here, watch this. (puts I Hate Rhinos sign on Johnny's back) See? I hate rhinos.
      (Johnny grabs the Old Clown from the nose as a rhino appears)
      Rhino: Hey, you got a problem with rhinos? What are you? Some kind of rhino foe?
      Johnny: I... I... I don't know.
      Rhino: Well, I do. (attacks Johnny) You jerk!

    • Johnny: (after being kicked by the boy) What's the idea?
      Boy: You're wearing the sign "Kick Me". (laughs)
      Johnny: Alright, then. (Boy puts back the sing and kicks Johnny) Hey!
      Boy: You're still wearing the sign.

    • Johnny: Sorry, mister. I can't afford to mess my hair.
      Boy: Hey, no problem.
      (kicks Johnny)

    • Old Clown: I used to be funny.
      Young Clown: Yeah, in the Stone Age.

    • Johnny: Man, how'd Santa stay fat? This job is hard work!

    • Henchman Leader: You heard the Grinch! Don't let that reindeer escape!

    • Santa Claus: Merry Christmas, you pinhead! Round Two is next year!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • "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.