Johnny Bravo tells the story of a biceps-bulging, karate-chopping free spirit who believes, he is a gift from God to the women of the earth. Unfortunately for Johnny, everyone else sees him as a narcissistic Mama’s boy with big muscles. In short, he is the quintessential guy who “just doesn’t get it. No matter what he does, or where he finds himself, he always winds up being his own worst enemy.”

Johnny Bravo was created by 26-year-old Van Partible. Johnny Bravo is part of the Cartoon Network’s World Premiere Toons programme, which originally commissioned 48 individual seven-minute cartoons to find new characters and situations for future series development. Johnny Bravo only lives for the Saturday Night (or Friday, or Thursday for the matter), his night for cruising.

His three main items are Big Hair, Big Muscles, and Big Ego. He loves women as a species but, unfortunately for him, women seems to dislike him in return. He still has not figured out why and he thinks that his looks will prevail eventually. The only female who had ever fallen for him is his kid neighbour Suzy. Johnny is particularly fond of his momma. Johnny is a mama’s boy, pure and simple — he lives at home with his beloved Momma and knows very little about anything in life.

Now Johnny has one main interest in his life — chicks (sorry to all female readers but this is his phrase, not ours), and this is the basis of the cartoon, his inability to attract members of the opposite sex, well err he can attract them but for the wrong reasons. He does try to attract them, mainly through flexing his muscles at anything in a skirt, and to much hilarity, but then these aren´t the only features of the Cartoon. He also has an inept ability to get involved in any stupid wrong-doings, all of this accompanied with the mandatory muscle-flexing moron that is Johnny Bravo.