My 10th review after another horrible cartoon, "Fanboy and Chum Chum".
Johnny Test follows the mis-adventures of a hyperactive, "cool" 11 year old boy named Johnny that befriends a dog named Dukey. The two of them try to break into their smart sisters lab and plan out crazy inventions, that usually end up causing mayhem to the Porkbelly neighborhood and end up fighting villians and saving the day. Now in a textbook that idea doesn't sound too bad, but on TV it gets horribly excuted. Now back when this show was on Kids WB in 2005, it was actually pretty good, I enjoyed. Season 3 lost a lot of the greatness the show had. Back when it hit it's fourth season (CN in 2008) it eventually became horrible (mainly because it became a Canadian cartoon and Canada is terrible at making cartoons).
For one thing this show rips off many other cartoons. It steals the whole point from Dexter's Laboratory, Jimmy Neutron and The Fairly Odd Parents. Johnny and Dukey are basically the gender bent version of Dee Dee, while Susan and Mary are the gender bent version of Dexter and Bling-Bling Boy is a mere clone of Mandark. They're even ripping off Ed Edd n Eddy for the episode titles.
The thing that really grinds my gear about this show is that it's extremely repetitive and focuses on the same damn thing every episode (Sure Phineas and Fern may be repetitive but I love that show). Literally, it feels like you're watching the same episode done in a different way. This is how the creators recycle the plots: Johnny wants something, his mom or dad say no, he uses puppy dog eyes, he eventually gets what he wants, Susan and Mary obsess over Gil, Johnny and Dukey break into the lab, misuse the invention, vilians try destroy Johnny test, they fight the villians, Johnny gets in trouble, learns moral lesson. Rinse, recycle, repeat. And there you have it, there's this show in a nutshell.
The jokes are incredibly cheesy. They need to stop using "Woah didn't see that coming!" Because it's annoying.
Here's an example of the "humor" in this show.
Ice Man: "I'll be prepared to chill"
Beekeeper: "Ha ha, you said be"
Am I supposed to be (no pun intended) laughing? Because I don't find that funny in any way.
This show (if I were looking at the Cartoonnetwork-present episodes which I am) gets an F for me.
Here are the results:
Concept D-- 3/10: Gets horribly excuted on TV.
Animation F- 1.5/10: Character design is disgusting and everyone moves in such a stiff way along with atrocious bright colors.
Voice acting D-- 2/10: Annoying!
Characters F-- 1/10: Annoying, idiotic rip offs!
Set designs 6/10 C: OK, but not the best.
Lasting Appeal D- 3/10: This cartoon is abysmal and one of the biggest rip offs of all time. Go watch Dexters Lab instead.
I'll admit I liked this when I was younger, but now I'm tired of it. The animation is bad and not fluid, the characters (especially Johnny) are really annoying, and they are clearly running out of ideas for episodes. They also rip off Dextor's Lab if you couldn't tell, but that show is better than this.
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. 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.
Sidenote: retnemmoc, It's obvious that you are opposing my review, it's just an opinion, and also, I'm not old. I'm just 15. This show annoyed me when I was younger, when the cartoon's order and system changed after the first season, and so on. And all I see now is that it's a rip-off of almost everything. Unlike season 1 they had some original contents around in those episodes. That was their best episodes and their best season.
I saw this back when it was on Kids WB and thought it was an okay show, not perfect, but watchable. After it appeared on Cartoon Network, I watched for a couple of weeks and got bored very fast. This is one of the most boring shows on TV and the plot is very hard to follow as a large number of villains either redeem themselves and go back bad or go in crazy antics with Johnny. Seriously, what is going on? Johnny is also one of the most selfish characters on TV, though not nearly as bad as Allen Gregory. The only reason he does anything for anyone is for his own personal gain.
And he's not even my least favorite character. My most hated character is Johnny's father. Holy Moly, what a killjoy. He often yells at Johnny for minor things and once yelled at Johnny for chewing gum even though his gum chewing saved the children in the town. This show needs to be just canceled. To be fair though, it's not the worst show that's on Cartoon Network. Incredible Crew and Uncle Grandpa are far worse.
I really cannot fathom why Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon got rid of all their old shows and replaced them with bullshit like this. I cannot stand Johnny Test. ALL of the characters are annoying as hell. I hate Johnny's dad with a passion and can't stand his sisters just as much. I did used to like it a few years back but I guess I didn't realize how annoying the characters were at the time.
this show is not just ripping of dexter's laboratory and jimmy neutron, it is notorious for it's unnecessarily repetitive plot, unfunny jokes that really makes people wish they were watching battlefield earth and playing bubsy 3D at the same time being depressed. it is also the greatest injustice of cartooning history, and the greatest tragedy that cartoon network has ever pulled off. maybe people have watched other horrible shows such as barney and friends, dora the explorer, fred the show, or cop rock on ABC, but johnny test fans do not understand what "this show is great!" means.
very unfunny jokes, bad animation, cheetahmen 2-like graphics, and the repetitive plot makes the whole show virtualy unwatchable.
dexter's laboratory is the greatest show ever made, and i'll sleep better knowing that there will never be a johnny test spin-off, nor another season from now.
Out of all the lackluster shows that appear on CN, this has got to be one of the worst, and if not, THE worst.
The idea is not creative. Whereas the kid-genius and child-destroys-lab-repeatedly idea has been used in many shows preceding this one, this one doesn't even attempt to bring anything new to the table. Furthermore, the animation looks absolutely atrocious, even more so than most of the flash-animated shows on CN currently, but, as the title states, the part that annoys me the most is not the animation, not the idea, but the sound. Have you ever wanted to hear a stock whipping sound every two seconds for a continuous eleven minutes? Then this show is absolutely PERFECT for you.
This show is obviously cheaply made, hastily delivered, and is even amazing that they still make new episodes to this day. If you want a good show about super-smart kids and destruction of labs, stick to the obvious choice and watch Dexter's Laboratory.
Wow my nephew, my niece, and none of their friends all ranging in various ages don't even care for this show. As a big kid at heart and as an adult that cares what my friends, family, and even fiends kids watch I often turn on such shows to see what they are all about. I'd have to say despite the action and some of the premises that Johnny Test is seriously over rated. I just see this show as filler between other shows and the serious lack of creativity. Also his character seems out dated. He looks more like a 1990s type character than anything that contemporary kids can relate to. I understand that older kids and adults sometimes watch shows that have "retro" themes, styles, and flair so it's attractive to them. But Test just seems outdated and carries a style that nobody even finds appealing. Also the entire show seems crudely drawn like something from the 90s. Just horrible animation, horrible writing, and horrible jokes. I've asked my niece and nephew to ask their friends if they watch Johnny Test and if they like it and they said that none of their friends watch the show because they've never found it interesting. They haven't seen the show enough to hate it but have seen it enough to know they find it boring. I've seen them several times instantly turn the station when Johny Test comes on or they'll start playing video games. Once they even turned it to a News Network. ha ha I mean seriously that is so funny these kids actually not only turned the station when Johny Test came on but they preferred watching a news segment instead.
Johnny Test is very, very bad. Like the title, those are some basic critisim points. Plus, if you ask me, this show has gone on air for too long. I think it should just have its 1 hour finale or cancellation ASAP. It has ben on too long and all the plots feel reused (Johnny wants to do something cool, he steals from his sisters lab or they give him a device, Johnny abuses it and puts the world in danger, Johnny and Duky barley save the day, Johnny "learns his leason and apologizes" and THE END. over and over and over again).
This show was decent when it was on kids WB. Now it's really bad. The animation is now a billion times worse than before. The characters look uglier and it's really unoriginal. As many people have stated before, it's a rip off of the great dexter's lab. Now that show was great. But this show is just stupid. But no matter how much people hate it, cartoon network keeps on giving it more seasons for some odd reason. Come on CN, you canceled problem solverz, secret mountain fort awesome and all the live action shows. Why can't you cancel this show. Probably because this show is so easy to make. The writers of this show don't care about quality, they only care about money. Oh, and I think this show has more episodes than ed edd n eddy. SERIOUSLY?? Ed edd n eddy was another great show. But this show is, like I said before stupid. Oh, and gil nexdoor ( seriously? ) has the personality of a rock. But for some reason, johnny's stupid sisters ( yeah, they're really stupid and not really geniuses ) love him. So yeah, this show is one of the most stupidest shows I've ever seen. The only reason I'm giving this a 3.5 score is because the first season was okay.
this is bad probably one of the worst cartoons ever made i wonder why so many interesting good shows have been scraped or canceled before or after first season such as; fred's head, clone high and firefly it's just sad
Johnny Test was mediocre when it first came out in 2005. Over the years, it has gotten way worse. I cannot stand how much it sounds like one of my favorite shows, Johnny Quest. As I said, the show started off on a mediocre level. The plot was meh and the whole idea was meh. When a few episodes passed, it became apparent that the creators of the show could not make more interesting plots nor make any new plots that did not resemble a plot of a previous episode. The music is the same throughout the show and is quite annoying. At least get a new soundtrack...
The characters are quite awful. I liked the whole "Talking, genius dog" idea but the way the creators make him behave... It feels like a parenting show. "Oh kids, don't do that, don't do this! Don't forget to brush your teeth at night! Don't steal!".... Yea, too kiddish for me. Johnny is just annoying... He reminds me of Spongebob; annoying, creators try to make him funny and does nothing right or interesting. His sisters do nothing but conduct experiments on him... His mother and father do nothing but lecture him and annoy the audience and the military guys... Well, they are just annoying....
The villains are also terrible. Seriously? An alien hell-bent on destroying Earth, a mole who wants to take over Earth, a fat kid who's called "Bling-Bling Boy" and some guy who has a gun that shoots ice... What boring villains if you ask me. Seriously, if you are going to make villains, make them interesting and not boring.
Overall, this show gets a 2.0 out of 10. This show isn't the worse show I've seen but it is nowhere near a "good" show I've seen.
This show was a bad, BAD idea back when it started back in 2005, and over the years it's gotten worse! This show teaches kids to be whiny brats. This show fails nonetheless. Not only that, Johnny is a whiny, spoiled, brat. If I was his parent I would send him to boot camp and hopes he gets killed there. And is EVERY episode about one of these following plots?
Johnny and his dog Dukey sneak into their sister's lab, and something bad happens. Johnny gets in trouble at school, and something happens, and eventually it goes wrong. Johnny gets punished by his parents, and then we get 13 minutes of a stupid plot right there. A villain attacks Johnny's city, so his sisters and his dog try to save the day. This leads to stupidity.
And what's even worse is that there's this girl who always tries to steal Johnny, and her name is Sissy. What an un-cheesy name *Sarcasm*. Luckily the voice of Rainbow Dash voices her. But that doesn't mean it's going to save this hellhole of a show. Sissy is a bit cute though, but she's too annoying.
And to make it all worse, they ripped off Dexter's Lab. Well, I never really enjoyed that show, whatever, this show is horrible. And it always will be. This show gets a 0/10. So I hope this show dies after Season 6. End of story.
This show is pretty horrendous. Especially as it has evolved over time. I could probably make a list of better versions of most of the main characters in this show, compiled from a list of characters from shows that aired before 'Johnny Test'. It's got loads of flaws in story and aesthetic that just make it look as cheap as it must be for CN to keep airing it. Because there's no way the quality of the show draws in audiences.
First off, characters:
Johnny - pretty much any cocky lead character would be better. He never really seems to learn anything, even after consequences catch up to him. And the consequences never really feel like consequences in this. Even in comedy, there should be some variation in tone throughout the episode. If you want a better 'cocky main character who has to get out of self-made problems' , I'd suggest maybe 'Johnny Bravo' where the lead is so stupid and cocky that he is a parody in himself. Or 'The Fairly Oddparents', where Timmy seems to genuinely learn from his dumb mistakes, at least as long as his short term memory lasts. Both are better characters.
The Sisters - They don't really have any character besides the fact that they are (supposedly) smart, they build things, and they have an unhealthy and irritating crush on Gil, which is almost always their motivation for doing/building anything. They are annoying, because you'd think a smart person would have more than one thought that they entertain constantly. Despite their 'genius' status, they rarely get excited about science and related things. 'Dexter's Lab' features a much better red-haired kid genius with world peace, fixing a famous superhero's robo sidekick, getting revenge on his nemesis, escaping detention, keeping his lab a secret, and contacting aliens as just a few of his motivations for building things. 'Jimmy Neutron' is also a good 'kid genius' show - the CG is ugly, but the stories were always fun and engaging enough to keep people watching, despite that.
Bling Bling - He has an awfully stupid name and personality to match. Hands down, this guy is just a less intelligent version of Mandark from 'Dexter's Lab' with a few more donuts in him and acne to match. He is not a threatening antagonist, and as the show goes on he becomes even less of an antagonist, and more of that person you'd call when you need an extra teammate.
Dukie- His name is slang for crap. He looks a LOT like the talking dog from a Dexter's lab episode, but his personality is at least different and he actually was the only character I really liked at the beginning of the series. But I'd recommend 'Adventure Time' or 'American Dragon' if you want to see better talking dog sidekicks.
Government Agents - ..... The 'Guys in White' from Danny Phantom are a better parody of sci - fi government agents than these guys. They take their job more seriously, and that makes it actually funny when something goes awry. In Johnny Test, the government agents (like bling bling) are only sort of antagonists. This show hardly has any real antagonists in it.
General Guy - I feel like this character has been done before in several different shows. He seems so stock.
Rule #1 of character / layout design, people. You can't make characters, their outlines, and the background elements all use the same line widths and colors. That makes it hard to focus on what's important, and distinguish characters from their backgrounds.
Also - the color palette is eye-gougingly painful. So many bright colors that it makes you want to puke half the time. There are a lot of shows that had great visuals that really made characters 'pop'.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy has a much better aesthetic when you get past the gross monster designs and weird events. And 'My Life as a Teenage Robot' was heavily focused on design and the use of color keys to result in a really cool style. Johnny Test doesn't have it's own identity visually, unless that Identity is "student flash animation on uber low budget".
This show is the biggest waste of time I've ever seen. It has a repetitive plot, ***ed characters, flashy animation, crappy sound effects, and the worst music i've ever heard in my life. My personal rating for this show is a negative infinity. It is THAT bad.
Back when this show started in 2006, it was pretty good. Maybe I think this because I like crude humor and stuff, but I liked it. As of 2012 and onward, it got a little unbearable. Dukey got a bad voice actor, and all the jokes got stale, and the plot lines were recycled. If I were rating the original, it'd get at least an 8. But this...
This show sucks!It's the same plot line over and over again,but the worst part is that they go WAY overboard with sound effects!It was okay at first,but now there's 2 options,shoot me now or cancel this and put Incredible Crew back on!
This piece of crap from a toilet still hasn't been cancelled yet. WHY?! Why are kids still watching this? This show sucks. The plots are the same thing over and over it feels like you're just watching the same episode but differently.
It's also a multi-rip-off series, because the theme is ripped off from American Idiot, the show itself looks like Dexter's Lab if it had its gender bender. Johnny is Dee-Dee, those two posers are Dexter.
Johnny claims to be cool but in reality he is a douche who uses puppy eyes in order to get something. And humor so juvenile.
The overuse of "Didn't see that coming" just gets old pretty quick and quite annoying.
Every time this show comes on, I'll mute it, or change the channel.
I've never seen an actual episode of this crapfest, but judging by the commercials, this looks awful. Look closely at Johnny's face. He looks so rude!!!! Way too fast paced and flashy animation+annoying sound effects+unlikable characters+ripping off good shows=Johnny Test. Stay away ASAP!!! I can't believe that CN likes to spend more time on this show other than their great masterpieces like Adventure Time, Regular Show and my favorite Gumball!!
I hate this show so much its the same thing each time, Johnny needs some thing, he heads to his sisters. Johnny wants to race with his dog everyone wants to race. Johnny is having a normal day when all of a sudden a villain tries to destroy him.. and I don't think its funny Gil keeps on forgetting johnny's sister's names. I hate this show it should stop airing .. CN&TT play it to much replace those 8 stupid episodes a day of Johnny test with some 90s shows .. stop airing this please
Hi, yes, I completely despise this show? Why? Ahaha, let me tell you, dear friend.
First, the characters. As many before me have said, these people are all like bad copies of Dexter's Lab characters. And it's not a joke, seriously. They all make a mockery of it, aswell. If you're going to copy someone else's brilliant work, AT LEAST do it right.
Anyway, they're all boring as hell, too. I just can't... alright, fine;
*Johnny: The biggest jackass I've ever seen. The best part? He's 11. Yup. He's selfish, immature, rude, has an annoying voice, and talks in 3rd person. That's not the best kind of person to have as the FUCKING TITLE CHARACTER, but okay. Whatever.
*Dukey: Aahah, OK, why name him that? Just why? "Duke" is a name but why add Y, it just makes it sound gross. Okay, okay, sorry. Anyway, he's supposed to be the... sarcastic character? I dunno, I honestly can't tell. His laugh is also annoying and he speaks in a flat tone. I think he's supposed to be the helpful one, too, but he's not very good at his job.
*The twins: Stereotypical lab girls/science geeks. They invent stuff. Sigh.
I CAN'T do the rest, I'm just... so sorry. I'll sum it up, though.
The villians are all horrible, attack at stupid times, etc. I don't know any reason for them to want to destroy an 11 year old boy except Bling Bling (oh boy, nice names we got here) who likes his sister or something.
Also, can someone explain to me why there's fucking government agents involved with this again?
There's also the stereotypical bully, 'pretty' girl, etc.
Secondly, the plots. Yay.
As almost everyone else has said (if you want more in depth explainations, see Zuperduper's posts; they're awesome), the plots are basically all the same.
Sisters build, tell the boy not to go near it (or just tease him in other words), he gets it, destroys town, find a way to fix it, boy says he won't do it again. And what happens next? He does it again!
Also there's boring and time-wasting racing episodes which you can't pay me to sit through. The story in those are 0.
Even though I already have a massive headache from just trying to think of this show, I'll continue.
My favourite part of reviewing, humor. Yay!
The jokes in this show are completely awful, I don't know where to start. It's all overused and/or corny jokes, toilet jokes, and other unappealing, washed up kinds of "humor". I can't watch 10 seconds of this show without facedesking at a pathetic attempt to make a joke.
They try to add more depth into their jokes with sounds behind it (which I'll rant about later) but it's just annoying. Like a different kind of laugh tract.
Noises. Oh God.
I wouldn't reccomend going anywhere near this show but you could make one hell of a drinking game out of this; take a gulp everytime you hear a sound.
You'll be wasted off your ass within 10 minutes because
THERE'S A SOUND EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND.
It's the most annoying thing ever, omfg. I could somewhat forgive this show if I didn't hear fucking irretating guitar sounds constantly. And no, this is not one huge hyperbole. I swear to you.
I'll end with a nice rant about the animation of this "cartoon". It's flash.
Must I go on?
I do understand that there's some amazing things created with flash. I really do.
This is not one of those things.
So to sum it all up (sounds like an essay, ew), I hate this show! Woo!
The characters, plots, and humor is all horrible and bland plus they need to add sounds which just makes it all 60 times worse. That might just be me because I get easily distracted by sounds, but still. I just
Needless to say, this is a horrible show. I have never liked it, and I think the only reason it gets ratings is because people forget to turn off their television. So lets keep giving it bad reviews so that good shows can get on air. Oh and since boomerange now has all of the good shows from the 90's, why would anyone watch cartoon network other than for toonami, adventure time, and adult swim? Let's just all watch anime and be enriched with art and creativity.
This reminds me of most of the things that are wrong with US Animation. Stories that are repetitive, charachters that are detestable, and animation that is crude. I have been seeing snippets of this show recently and I just don't get how it has run for 6 seasons when better shows have been canned after just one season. Stay clear!
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.
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