JBVO, Toon FM & Viva Las Bravo (partially found interstitials from Cartoon Network channel blocks; early-mid 2000s)

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Title card for JBVO.

Status: Partially Found

JBVO: Your All Request Cartoon Show was a spin-off of Johnny Bravo that ran on Sundays for one season from April 2nd, 2000, and according to a TV guide column in an Oregon newspaper, as late as August 26th, 2001.[1] It was a programming block hosted by Johnny, who would take in viewer requests on which cartoons to air, sometimes alongside some infrequent Cartoon Network guests like Chicken (from Cow & Chicken). They would be requested through write-ins to the show, phone calls, or through the Cartoon Network website. The requests could be one episode of any cartoon show from Cartoon Network's library, with the exception of half-hour shows (there was one instance where a caller by the name of "Jennifer" requested an episode of Dragon Ball Z, and it was played at twice the speed through with Johnny only giving expositional commentary, to which he later apologized for).

Like The Moxy Show, it was another one of Cartoon Network's attempts at a hosted cartoon show and was close to having a "live" cartoon character, and it also ironically premiered shortly after The Moxy Show had ended (in fact, the day after reruns of said show's episodes ended). And like The Moxy Show, it was arguably unsuccessful, lasting a single season in episodes for a year, before cancellation. It's also received little in the way of resurfacing; nothing of it has been seen on the airwaves since and because the episodes may have only aired on their initial premiere (possibly, as they would have their own air date said and were properly "call-in" based like real talk shows) it can be presumed that they wouldn't have been on the air long enough for most people to record. Very little else of it exists online, besides a few episodes, segments, and promos.

In the United Kingdom and other countries, there was Toon FM, which also involved Johnny Bravo hosting a morning show. Assets from JBVO were re-used and Marc Silk, Johnny's UK voice actor, provided the character's voice in English. The block also starred Brak from Space Ghost as a co-host, along with occasional appearances from the Brakettes. Only a few promos and segments have been found. In late 2001, there was an event entitled Toon FM: Live from Tokyo. This included a cartoon Godzilla giving the weather, prizes to be won and karaoke sung by Johnny and Brak. All that is knowingly available from the event is a commercial for it.

Similarly, a spin-off of the spin-off itself would be Viva Las Bravo, aired as a summer programming block, in certain European variants of Cartoon Network in 2005 and 2006. Every day, Johnny would announce three cartoons for voting through either email or CartoonNetworkHQ.net to then be shown the next day for two hours, while he would also constantly appear in commercial breaks, either cracking jokes or answering emails and phone calls. Only a few promos have been found for this block.

On Marc Silk's website, a past role is listed as "Cartoon Network JBVO" and an acting reel[2] of his displays Johnny Bravo imagery, one of which says "The Big Bravo" and "JBVO Live" and the other featuring the Toon FM logo multiple times in the background. This confirms that Silk provided the voice of Johnny for all European blocks in English.

JBVO Episode Guide[edit | edit source]

# Air Date Title Status
1 4/2/2000 Show #1 Lost
2 4/9/2000 Show #2 Lost
3 4/16/2000 Show #3 Lost
4 4/23/2000 Show #4 Lost
5 4/30/2000 Show #5 Lost
6 5/7/2000 Show #6 Lost
7 5/14/2000 Show #7 Found
8 5/21/2000 Show #8 Lost
9 5/28/2000 Show #9 Lost
10 6/11/2000 Show #10 Lost
11 6/18/2000 Show #11 Lost
12 6/25/2000 Show #12 Lost
13 7/2/2000 Show #13 Lost
14 7/9/2000 Show #14 Lost
15 7/16/2000 Show #15 Lost
16 7/23/2000 Show #16 Lost
17 9/3/2000 Show #17 Lost
18 9/10/2000 Show #18 Partially Found
19 9/17/2000 Show #19 Lost
20 9/24/2000 Show #20 Lost
21 10/1/2000 Show #21 Lost
22 10/8/2000 Show #22 Lost
23 10/15/2000 Your Mama Found
24 11/12/2000 I'm Glad You Dig It Found
25 11/5/2000 Hour Special Found
26 11/12/2000 Show #26 JBVO Weekend Marathon Lost
27 12/3/2000 Show #27 Lost
28 12/9/2000 Show #28 Lost

JBVO Airing Schedule[edit | edit source]

# Air Date Title Status
0 12/27/1999 Pilot Lost
1 4/2/2000 Show #1 Lost
2 4/9/2000 Is My Hair High Enough? Lost
3 4/16/2000 I'm the Magic Man Lost
4 4/23/2000 Wait for the Count Lost
5 4/30/2000 Mr. Excitement Lost
6 5/7/2000 I've Been Practicing Lost
7 5/14/2000 Celebrate Your Mama Found
8 5/21/2000 Extensions Lost
9 5/28/2000 All Request Cartoon Lost
10 6/11/2000 Show #10 Lost
11 6/18/2000 It's Gotta Be In A Cone Lost
12 6/25/2000 I Was Born Ready Lost
13 7/2/2000 You Sound Down (Attached to "Scooby Double Feature.") Lost
14 7/9/2000 Show #14 (Premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment, paired with #13 in reruns.) Lost
15 7/16/2000 5,4,3, Hoo-Ha Lost
16 7/23/2000 ROKKEN LIKE DOKKEN Lost
17 9/3/2000 DONNY WHO?? Lost
18 9/10/2000 TROUBLE IN TOWNSVILLE Partially Found
19 9/17/2000 Take Your Chicken To Work Lost
20 9/24/2000 I.R. On Show First Lost
21 10/1/2000 President Scooby Found
22 10/8/2000 My Girlfriend Found
23 10/15/2000 Rowdy JBVO Lost
24 10/22/2000 Show #24 (This was a rerun or a premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment.) Found
25 11/5/2000 Show #25 Lost
26 11/12/2000 Show #26 Lost
27 12/3/2000 Show #27 Lost
28 12/9/2000 JBVO Weekend Marathon Lost
30 12/10/2000 JBVO Weekend Movie Marathon Lost
31 12/31/2000 Show #28 (A rerun or Episode 26.) Lost
32 1/7/2001 Show #29 Lost
33 1/14/2001 You Say It I Spray It Partially Found
34 1/21/2001 Show #31 (A rerun, Episode 29, or a premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment.) Lost
42 3/18/2001 Show #?? (A rerun of "My Girlfriend") Partially Found
?? 6/?/2001 Show #?? Partially Found
65 8/26/2001 Show #?? (Last Episode) Lost

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

LSuperSonicQ's video on JBVO and the DragonBall Z request.
LSuperSonicQ's video on Viva Las Bravo, Toon FM, and Johnny/Johnny.

Episodes and Clips[edit | edit source]

JBVO host segments from August 6th, 2000.
An episode from October 1st, 2000, featuring Scooby Doo.
A 5 second clip containing Dragon Ball Z and Looney Tunes.
An episode from June 10th, 2001 (complete with commercials).

Toon Fm End segment From TCC (Date Unknown).
A Skatoony phone-in competition from TCC (Date Unknown).

Toon Fm End segment From Cartoon Network UK(October 2001).

Commercials/Promos[edit | edit source]

JBVO new show promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo from September 10th, 2000 (~7:58).
A JBVO promo.
A Cartoon Cartoon Fridays JBVO promo.
JBVO Hour Special promo.
A JBVO promo from November 19th, 2000.
A JBVO promo for Cartoon Orbit.
JBVO promos from December 2000.
Toon FM commercial.
A couple of Toon FM promos (~1:25) & (~1:56).
A Polish Toon FM promo.
A SwedishToon FM promo.
An incomplete Viva Las Bravo block promo.
Some more Viva Las Bravo promos (in Polish).

A soundless version of a Live From Tokyo promo, made and uploaded by Blue Sunflower Animation.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Johnny Bravo[edit | edit source]

Anthology Series[edit | edit source]

Bumpers and Interstitials[edit | edit source]

Pilots[edit | edit source]

Live-Action[edit | edit source]

Other Cartoon Network Series[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon. August 19th, 2001. Newspapers.com. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  2. Marc Silk showreel that contains footage of Viva Las Bravo. Retrieved 28 Oct '17