Saturday, July 4, 2015

The embarrassment of Johnny Bravo (The Sensitive Male, 1997)

Johnny Bravo (Jeff Bennett) doesn't have clue one when it comes to women. That was the point behind his show, which stretched out 4 seasons across 7 years due to creative changes, among other things.

In "The Sensitive Male", Johnny, predictably, is rebuffed by a young woman, in her early 20's, I think. Dumber than a bag of hammers as usual, Johnny thinks she wants him anyway, but when a middle aged man (special guest star Jack Sheldon) appears, bearing flowers and acknowledging his own shyness, the girl gave him her phone number. Of course, that makes Johnny jealous. As if he thinks all women are his domain (and they're not).



To think that, in the course of the series, the only woman that actually wanted to be Johnny's friend was his little neighbor, schoolgirl-Girl Scout Susie (Mae Whitman). Considering that he's dated a werewolf and an antelope, I'd say series creator Van Partible missed the boat by not asking for a guest appearance by a certain Wonder Twin........

Rating: B.

4 comments:

Steven Dolce said...

Back when Shithead Snyder wasn't around.

hobbyfan said...

Way before then, man. Johnny was out of production by the time Snyder took power.

SaturdayMorningFan said...

I loved this episode, it's the one that made me a Johnny Bravo fan (for the first season, anyway). The Schoolhouse Rock parody was dead-on, so glad they could get Jack Sheldon to participate.

hobbyfan said...

You think that was wack, wait until I can get that Dr. Seuss parody, "Cookie Crisis", up on the board.

Too bad there weren't any more parodies of any Schoolhouse Rock shorts.