Johnny Test

Wednesday 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network Premiered Sep 17, 2005 In Season



User Score: 1341

Johnny Test
out of 10
User Rating
830 votes

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Show Summary

Imagine having a lollipop that gives you the strength of a hundred men or a rocket-powered backpack that can send you to the Moon or genetically altering your dog to make him talk. Johnny Test can do all of that... and more! So it's not just another day in the life of a boy. Johnny Test chronicles the adventures of a fearless 11-year-old boy, his genetically engineered super dog Dukey and his 13-year-old super genius scientist twin sisters, Susan and Mary, who use Johnny as their guinea pig for their out-of-this-world scientific experiments. And half of the time their experiments cause something bad or earth-deadly to happen. Then they have to save the day after they started it. Broadcast History: Johnny Test originally premiered on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 11:00am (ET) on Kids' WB! The show ran for three seasons on that network before premiering its fourth season Thursdays at 8:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Season five premiered on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET). New episodes premiered in the series' new timeslot of Wednesdays at 7:30pm (ET) on January 11, 2012. New episodes currently air Wednesday at 7:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network.


Fan Reviews (216)

  • F*ck This

    God this has got to be one of the worst shows I've ever seen. It's so horrible that I get mad just by saying the name, JOHNNY TEST. I wasn't even really into Johnny Test when it was a new show, but it just got worse with every season made. I can't believe that James Arnold Taylor and some of the pony voice actors had to voice in this, I personanally feel really sorry for them. It's also often considered a rip off of Dexter's Labratory and Jimmy Neutron, but I also think that it's also trying to rip off Johnny Quest too (with the name at least). This show has been on for almost 10 years. Maybe when the 10th anniversery happens, they should cancel it. I can't really like any of the characters and I can't relate to them in any way, shape, or form. With something like a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I can very well relate to them with my personalities, but not with Johnny Test. IT's basically Cartoon Network's version of SpongeBob. What also pisses me off is that this show has more episodes than episodes than either Dexter's Labratory and Jimmy Neutron, the shows that it's trying to copy.

    THIS SHOW SUCKS.moreless

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    and die

    Ever since I've joined, I've always wanted to give this crappy show a verbal beatdown. By the way, this show is Canadian, so I was expecting this would be crap, but not like THAT!!! Most of the time, Canadian shows stink very badly (with the exception of Ed, Edd, N' Eddy and Total Drama Island)! The plots rip off a ton of better shows such as SpongeBob (Seasons 4 - Present), Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Quest, Jimmy Neutron, & Fairly Odd Parents! Example: in SpongeBob, SpongeBob & Patrick go inside a shrinking spaceship to get a reed out of Squidward's throat. In this show, however, Johnny and Dukey stop a virus from two military agents. The animation and art design are mediocre, the sound effects are generic, same thing goes with the voice acting! If you are thinking about watching this, please avoid this piece of garbage show.moreless
  • A blatant rip-off, cheap cartoon

    Yeah, it's a rip-off of the famous cartoons "Johnny Bravo" and "Dexter's Lab". It has a lot of parodies, but it still bad. It has some little good jokes, but that's it. The characters are obnoxious. Cliche. When I watched the episodes from the 1st season, I thought it was good, but the other seasons, no. Let's get the concepts up.

    Plot: Johnny has alot of problems, but he has two genius sisters to back him up by using their inventions. Now this ripped off Jimmy Neutron, Dexter's Laboratory.

    Characters: The characters had alot of issues. Susan is very stuck-up, Johnny, very dumb that annoys the f*@k out of people, and their dad, acts a little gay. Not the problem though. The problem is he's your typical strict parent. Dukey, always seen screaming. That dog, needs to shut up. Their mother, and Mary are the only ones that are great. The villains and their allies are always overreacting and screaming.

    Humor: Bad! Most of it consists of failed jokes, parodies and running around in the end!

    Art: Very bad, this show was made from Adobe Flash. There are some other shows that are made with Adobe Flash, I bet. But on this case, it makes the characters move around like puppets. This happened at the end of season 1.

    Ripoffs: Jimmy Neutron & Dexter's Laboratory: The whole concept.

    Ed Edd & Eddy: The episode names.

    Johnny Quest: The title show's name.

    Johnny Bravo: The hairstyle. and also the name, the title show.

    EDIT: Fairly Odd Parents, the plot, the theme.

    Oh, I almost forgot, the new theme song is kinda a rip-off of American Idiot, if it was altered by real, then Green Day would mention them or this show would credit them.

    Overall: 1.5. This went down to the pit in seasons 2 and present. Season 1 was likeable.

    Years and years and it's still on. I can't believe it.moreless
  • TESTing your patience

    Johnny Test is a perfect example of a bad cartoon. The show itself is a poorly done rip-off & sex exchanged version of Dexter's Laboratory. How so? For one, the most obvious one is the design & traits of the characters; the Test family is the exact same design aspect as the family from Dexter's laboratory but completely warped in sex: The dad is blonde & so is his son (though in Dexter it was Deedee who was blonde) but instead of being the hard worker & typical sports-lover dad, he is a stay at home dad who is also a neat-freak (like Dexter's mom); the mom is a redhead & so are her daughters, but instead of being a stay at home mom, she is the one who brings in the check. Then we have the kids, who are the exact same thing as Dexter's kids but again warped in sex; The oldest twin sisters are the geniuses in the family, with their own laboratory (Dexter right there!), & the little brother, Johnny, is the youngest one who is the demented trouble maker & disaster instigator. And finally we have Dukie, an annoying talking dog who even though slightly smarter than Johnny doesn't do disaster any less of a favor.

    Let me talk about the title character for a minute. Johnny Test is easily the worst character in this show. No joke. It takes some truly amazing writers to create such an unlikable character like Johnny. He is selfish, annoying, ungrateful, disrespectful, careless, & completely whiny character who does "extreme" things, video games, & hates school. So basically he's a stereotype of how adults see kids through THEIR eyes. He doesn't care about anyone but himself & wants to avoid getting into any trouble from what HE caused, even if it means blaming someone else, & he doesn't care about consequences when it comes to his actions. So he never means well no matter what he does.

    But even with that, the characters outside of the Test family are no better. The government guys who are always trying to put a stop to the Test sisters' inventions but always end up being complete morons about it & are creatively named Mr. White (a black dude) & Mr. Black (a white guy). And we have the next door neighbor boy that Susan & Mary are orgasmically in love with, who has the most creative name ever thought of by mankind, Gil Nexdor. All I have to say about this wonderfully named character is that he has no personality.

    And speaking of Susan & Mary, did I mention that they have this obsessive stalker disorder for Gil? Really. They persistently try to find out what Gil likes in a girl, & they try to fit those needs for him even though he's obviously oblivious to those two idiots. They even go as far as making their own "Gilbot", whom hilariously backfires on them later on. If that isn't downright irritating enough.

    Finally we have Bling Bling boy (most returning villain in the show); a fat, nerdy, & morbidly obese & more annoying ripoff of Mandark who is always trying to get his wiener into Susan's pants (don't even bother trying to remember which twin is Susan because even regardless of the slight hair difference it's still going to be hard to tell). Bling bling persistently stalks Susan, & Susan herself can't tolerate that & calls him out for it. Oh, but you just gotta love the hypocrisy there; her hating his stalker methods while she herself along with here sister stalk the neighbor.

    With that said, this show is already a formula for disaster; but trust me, it gets worse.

    The show's entire premise is the exact same shit over & over & over again! Johnny & his turd-named dog Dukie get easily bored or something, they see a disaster happening on tv & instead of gasping they call out "Awesome!" or "cool!", & so now Johnny wants one of his sisters' latest inventions to have fun with only to later destroy half the city & no one gives a shit about it. That right there is where the problem keeps leading to. Ok, so let me get this straight, Johny's sisters (who are questionably geniuses) clearly witness & know how much of a tool for disaster their youngest brother is, yet they still deliberately allow him to use their dangerous gadgets just so he can continue his wrath of sheer destruction? Yeah, & people who watch this are supposed to believe Susan & Mary are that intelligent. And then the parents of these kids don't do a thing about it? Wow, what a wonderful example this family is. And even if the kids did receive a punishment, they don't give a shit & proceed to disobeying the direct orders of their parents.

    When Johnny destroys half the goddamn city, if not the entirety of it, then he tries to cover up before he gets into trouble for it, & he manages to get everyone else to partake in it. Now remember that I just said "before he gets in trouble for it", which is ALWAYS his concern, never because he should help out the people of the city whose businesses he must have destroyed & homes he obviously wiped out, only to avoid getting himself punished for it. If that's not a selfish & completely shallow then I don't know what is. If Johnny was my kid I would not only beat is ass so hard that it'll look like a prune, but I would restrict him any access to video games, television & his sisters' gadgets, & then put him under heavy duty school tutoring.

    Then we get to the show's animation, which is horrible. This show is a perfect example of bad flash animation. It isn't as bad as the animation in "The Problem Solvers", but it sucks regardless. The character animation are choppy & cheap, they have no natural movements, & it is all completely inconsistent. The designs of the characters are also crap; they all look the same, cheap, no noticeable features, their expressions are completely lifeless, there is no detail to the designs, & they are just show nothing creative. You can ask a kindergartener to grab a box of crayons & a sheet of paper & draw their own characters & whatever that turns out like would still look better than the sad-excuse for character designs found in Johnny Test.

    And another really annoying factor about this show is how they always use gag sounds when the characters make any sudden movement or leaps or gestures (which is pretty much most of the time). Three of the characters can all have the same gasp & shocked look on their face & then a "DOING!!!" sound pops out. Or they can start making a quick run for it & you'd hear some of the old Hannah Barbera sound effects used for that same effects. Yes, shows like Ed Edd 'n' Eddy used more random sounds like chicken clucking & baby cries whenever the characters would do something as meaningless as walk out of the camera into darkness, but at least that show managed to use it's random & hilarious comedy style to make it work & comical.

    And then finally, the show itself isn't even trying to be original. The show just takes any movie script & uses it as the show's storyline. If you want to parody in a cartoon, then do it, but don't just grab the script from the film, dumb it down, & pretend like you don't know that you're being a moronic thief. Shows like South Park & Family Guy do this because they are SMART cartoons & know what parody is; Johnny Test just uses the same damn script from other movies & doesn't bother to make it funny, let alone even a parody.

    So all in all, this show sucks, period. This has got to be one of the saddest excuses for a show that CartoonNetwork has ever released, & one of the most annoying cartoons ever created. I hate this cartoon with every fiber in my being, & I truly wish that it dies a slow & painful cancellation. I have always been into cartoons, I'm a huge fan of them actually, so when I talk about cartoons, even ones that date back to the crap era like Speed buggy (which some older people in my school ask as to how do I know about these cartoons), I know what I'm talking about. Critical analysis in pop cultural stuff has always been a hobby of mine. So when I criticize a shit cartoon like Johnny Test, then it deserves it. It is a shitty cartoon with no redeeming factors, no originality, no development, no creativeness, no decent characters, no decent animation, & nothing in it that should have made it last more than one season.

    Also, pay no attention to johnnytextfan's review. It's an obvious troll. (Because no one is fucking ret@rded enough to believe that this abominable show is great while implying that shows like Dexter's Laboratory are annoying/inferior, & that shows like Chowder, Lazlo, Gym Partner, & Flapjack are fail compared to this). And also take in mind that he has two other sockpuppet accounts made specifically to positively rate the show, one of them happens to also have "Johnny" in their username too, & their reviews ALSO have the repeated "kids can relate to him more because he is 11" like in both reviews as well as the whole anti Dexter's Laboratory statement.

    Oh, & by the way JohnnyTestFan, if somehow there's the slightest possibility of you not being a troll but actually ret@rded enough to mean what you're saying, then here's an absolute FAIL in your "ALSO-this is a fan site! stop with the hate" argument. If everyone here followed that statement then frankly EVERY TERRIBLE SHOW on this site like Mr. Meaty, Shake it Up, Austin & Ally, Fanboy & Chum chum, The Problem Solverz, Jessie, ANT Farm, &, of course, Johnny Test would have ratings over over 8. Not to mention that not everyone is supposed to like the same crap you like (Johnny Test in this case) just because you do; people are allowed to negatively review a show just as you are to positively review it (even though you're a troll of course). End it there.moreless
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Pre-Teens, child hero, Tweens, talking animals, teen angst