Johnny Test

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

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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.

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  • Johnny Test: A cartoon with terrible ratings that somehow keeps getting renewed despite the huge amounts of criticism the show gets.

    3.0
    It amazes how CN can cancel their last good shows ever made such as Camp Lazlo, Gym Partner, Flapjack, Chowder, Robotboy etc, while a show with bad ratings like Johnny Test hasn't been canceled/given the axe like it should've been a long time ago.



    Season 1 was great, the animation was so smooth and beautiful, and the plots were at least more creative. The show started to jump the shark in Season 2/3. The format changed to Flash, characters got more annoying, and the plots became more repetitive as time went on. Now I don't mind Flash animation, as a matter of fact, there are some cartoons that pulled of Flash Animation like a masterpiece, but when Johnny Test did it, the results are atrocious.



    Johnny Test centers around the Test family, but mainly Johnny in particular. Johnny is a "cool" 11 year old boy who befriends a dog named Dukie, the two of them like to break into their sisters laboratory and plan out inventions, they wind up misusing the invention and it eventually causes mayhem to the Porkbelky neighborhood, they then have to fight and deal with villians and save the day. Now on paper that idea doesn't sound too bad, but it gets terribly executed on TV . For one thing it steals the whole idea from Dexter's Laboratory, Jimmy Neutron and The Fairly Odd Parents, but mainly, Dexter's Laboratory. Johnny and Dukie are the gender bent version of Dee Dee, Susan and Mary are the gender bent version of Dexter, Bling-Blig Boy is a fat, overweight Mandark wannabe, and Johny's Parents are similar to Dexter's parents.



    The character designs are ugly, with their thick outlines, puppy dog pupils and most of their lip syncs that are off for the most part. And to mention, the character designs are rip offs too. Johnny's hairdo is sort of a cross between Johnny Bravo and Bart Simpsons, and Johnny is also blonde like Dee Dee. Susan and Mary look like Dexter except female. Johnny's Mom looks a lot like Dexter's Mom. Johnny's Dad looks almost like Dexter's Dad, and is blonde as well. Bling-Bling Boy is an obese, idiotic and richer version of Mandark, and also has a crush on Susan like Mandark has a crush on Dee Dee. It's pretty obvious a show is going to be bad when they can't come up with original character designs. The characters themself don't make this show any better.



    Johnny is an arrogant jerk and a spoiled brat who uses puppy dog eyes to get something from his parents. He thinks he's cools but in reality he's just a total douchebag. Johnny is hands down, the worst character in the show. He is lazy, selfish, mean, whiny, annoying, and spoiled. He also likes playing video games, watching TV, eating junk food, doing extreme stuff, not eating his vegetables and also hates school. He's basically how every parent sees their kid in their eyes. He also sends kid bad moral messages with his spoiled behavior and disobeyent of his parents.



    Dukie seems to be the only one with some intelligence, but he's not any better. He can be likeable from time to time, but a lot of times he can be annoying. He usually gives Johnny advice that Johnny unfortunately ignores.



    Susan and Mary are Johnny's brainy, college educated sisters who are annoying and whose calculations are wrong most of the time. They also obsessively stalk their neighbor with the most creative name, Gil Nexdoor. All I can say about Gil is that he has no personality.



    Johnny's Parents are inattentive to their son. While it is good that they punish Johnny for doing the wrong thing, unfortunately, Johnny forgets all about his punishment and continues to break the rules while getting in trouble for it.



    Johnny's Mom is barely seen in the show and has no personality whatsoever, and is just super busy all the time.



    Johnny's Dad is the generic stay-at-home father. He even yells at Johnny for the most minor reasons such as chewing gum.



    The villians aren't likeable either.



    Beekeeper is a lazy guy in a bee costume that does nothing to contribute to helping his other villains destroy Johnny Test. He also constantly makes terribly unfunny "bee" and "buzz" jokes and even laughs when people use the word "be" not meaning the insect.



    Iceman makes cheesy and unfunny ice jokes.



    Bling-Bling Boy is an obese, overweight Mandark wannabe who acts like an idiot all the time. He also tries stalking Susan like she stalks Gil all the time. But what's hypcocritical is that Susan is immune to Bilng-Bling's stalker methods, yet she stalks Gil along with her sister.



    So yeah, the villians are just bumbling morons and not threatening in the least bit.



    The set designs are okay, but the animation is a poor excuse of flash animation. The animation is slow, sluggish and cheap from season 2-present. The characters move in such an slow, stiff way and it looks odd, especially since each body part moves seperatley.



    The artwork is mediocre to say the least. However, the colors are a bit too bright and it hurts my eyes to look. Maybe if the colors were a little darker back when they were in season 1, the artwork would get more of my appreciation.



    The humor is mainly just forced humor that repeats itself over and over again to the point were it's not even funny anymore and it's rather annoying, but it's not like we're laughing at this so-called humor to begin with. It's pretty obvious this humor has been heard in other shows before. As for the rest of the "humor", it's pretty much just toilet humor. Way to be immature Canda.



    The last thing I'd like ranting about is the repetition of this show. This show is extremely repetitive and focuses on the same plot in every episode. Seriously, it feels like you're watching the same damn episode done in a slightly different way (sure Phineas and Ferb may be repetitive, but I love that show). This is how every episode is usually like: Johnny and Dukie are watching something epic on TV and they shout out "cool!" or "awesome!", Johnny wants something, his parents say no, he uses puppy dog eyes, he eventually gets what he wants, they break into their sisters lab, they find a way to get them out the lab, Johnny mususes the invention, it eventually causes the town to destruct, Susan and Mary stalk Gil, villians try to destroy Johnny Test, Johnny and Dukie fight the villains, Johnny and Dukie save the day, his parents punish him, Johnny learns his lesson. Rinse, recycle and repeat. And there you have it, there's that show in a nutshell. Everything in this show is intensely repetitive and it's annoying to comprehend. They recycle the same plots, use the same annoying sound effects, the same zooming in and out, and everything!



    All-in-all, Johnny Test should be canceled. It's a really bad cartoon (and a huge rip-off as well) with a severe lack of originality, all the characters are bumbling morons or jerks who are not likeable and rather annoying and stereotypical, ugly animation, repetitive episodes and plotlines. If you haven't seen it yet, you're not missing out on anything. I used to like this show,but not anymore. The only positive thing is Season 1, Season 2 is mediocre, but Season 3-present suck. End of story.



    Also, the theme song ends similarly to Dexters Laboratory, and in the beggining it rips offs Johnny Bravo's theme with the "1, 2 3!" thing. The tilte is also blatantly similar to Johnny Quest. The theme song also sounds like Green Day's American Idiot. I'm surprised this show hasn't been sued for copyright infringement yet.



    Update: I don't know if this is true or not, but apparently the 6th season is supposed to end in June, while the show is getting renewed this year. This show ACTUALLY has more episodes than Ed Edd n Eddy and Foster's, and that's saying a lot considering that those two are some of CN's most popular When will the creators put an end to this show?!? It's been on the air for almost 9 years now, and it's been on CN for 6 years. Like I said before, it used to be good, then mediocre, but now it's really bad.moreless
  • whip crack

    1.0
    This show is only made not because of any decent writing, characters, or plot. This is only one of those cartoons that is easy to animate, easy to produce, and its the money maker. This show is proof that not all animators care for what they make. it's animation is lazy, its sound direction is a whip crack too many, the characters are brainless, annoying, and just written poorly, the show acted like it was out of ideas ever since the 3rd season, and it was not funny. its just noise and pictures that jump around and thats all it tries to be. Even Phineas and Ferb does more than just make noise to entertain kids (i dont even like that show, and its got that going for it). but if you do plan to watch this colorful static, it has on average 196 whip cracks per episode (10 minute episodes, mind you)! this is the drinking game that will eventually outlaw the drinking game. just watch Dexter's labratory or the powerpuff girls or adventure time or anything else, but dont scare your parents by watching static.moreless
  • Trash

    1.0
    Heres some reason why this show sucks (in no practicular order)

    1. The whip sound effect, it's literally every single secound of ever single episode.



    2. The comedy is painful and stale, but it mostly consists of the whip sound effect anyway



    3. No likeable characters ecept maybe duki, but even he is irritating in his own ways



    4. The animation is horrible. It's made in flash, you can do home pretty good animation with flash if you

    know what your doing, obviously these people don't.



    5. It's always on Cartoon Network almost every single day



    6. It's on its seventh season! Seventh! How did it last this long? Maybe because it's so easy to make and produce.



    The only thing I can think of that I like about this show is the theme song. No other reddeming qualities except that. And I've heard it's being canceled, thank god.moreless
  • Johnny Pest

    5.0
    Man, what happened to this show? It used to be really good and I enjoyed watching it. But now, it seems they've run out of ideas and is just throwing shit together. Here's how I feel about the characters now:



    Johnny: Kind of the same as he's always been. Not much has changed about him.



    Dukey: He's changed alot. Its obvious theres a different voice actor playing for him, which made me lose interest in this show. He bitches more than usual and is really lame now.



    Mary and Susan: So stupid! Their inventions are pathetic now! With the dumb inventions they do now it makes me want to go to the set and slap everybody there.



    So all in all, I would like for this show to make better episodes. Then I'll change my review. Since im so mixed about this show, it only seems fair to give it 5.0.moreless
  • At least Season 1 was good.

    5.0
    My how quickly this show went down hill ever since they changed the animation to flash in Season 2. And the show immediately began to suck from there. Let's get to the main review.



    Season 1 had beautiful animation. It was smooth and not to slow, it just worked perfectly! That was also when the characters weren't stupid.



    Then Season 2 came. Now, Season 2 was alright. The first few episodes were good. In fact, the only that thing that changed was the animation. Although, near the end of the season you could see something was wrong. The characters slowly became dumb near the middle of Season 2 and would later become mentally ***ed in Season 3. Overall, Season 2 was an OK season but this was where the show started to go downhill.



    Then came along Season 3. The episodes were slowly getting worse and like I said when I was talking about Season 2, the characters would lose all of their IQs. Johnny turned from an innocent kool kat into a spoiled brat here, too. The other characters just got annoying. So Season 3 is pretty much where the show went from awesome to okay to bad.



    Now comes Season 4. It wasn't bad at all, it was HORRIBLE!!! Now the episodes are becoming EVEN MORE boring and god awful than before and the characters now have dropped from 5 to a -200. Now I have lost 95% of my faith on this show.



    In Season 5 I just stopped watching because this show went from wonderful to horrible and now I have lost 100% of my faith and now we're hopeless because this show is now an overrated shit pile.



    I haven't watched Season 6 but it doesn't look good either.



    Season 7 hasn't even come out yet, but I know it's gonna be bad. Luckily I heard the seventh season will be the show's last.







    Overall, here's my scores for the seasons:



    The first season (2005-2006) was brilliant. 9/10

    The second season (2006-2007) was merely OK. 5/10

    The third season (2007-2008) was an abomination. 2/10

    But by the fourth season (2009-2010) the life in the show was gone.

    As for the others? Well, let's just say that's a completely different show.









    UPDATE APRIL 23, 2014: The show got renewed for a seventh season but I heard it'll be the show's last! OMFG it took seven seasons to convince Scott his show sucked but finally it's gonna end!



    This show gets a 5 overall. 9 for Season 1, and 1 for Seasons 2-7.moreless
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