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

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The JBVO Logo.

Status: Partially Found

JBVO was a spin-off of Johnny Bravo that ran on Sundays for one season from April 2nd, 2000, to the Summer of 2001. It was a programming block hosted by Johnny, who would take in viewer requests on which cartoons to air and sometimes alongside some infrequent Cartoon Network guests like Chicken (from Cow & Chicken). They would be requested through write-ins to the show or through the Cartoon Network website, and it could be any cartoon from Cartoon Network's library, with the exception of half-hour shows (there was one episode 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 since on the airwaves 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 some countries, including the United Kingdom and Poland, there was Toon FM, which also involved Johnny Bravo hosting from a similar set to JBVO but live from Tokyo, with Brak of Space Ghost also being there, cartoon Godzilla giving the weather, prizes to be won and karaoke sung by Johnny and Brak. All that is knowingly available 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 hilarious emails and phone calls. Only a few promos were found from this block. In which, it sounds like Johnny's voiced by not Jeff Bennett, but perhaps Marc Silk, Johnny's UK voice actor. Not only does his website list his role as "Cartoon Network JBVO", but a reel[1] 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. So perhaps he voiced Johnny for both this and Toon FM.

Episode Guide[edit | edit source]

12/27/1999 - JBVO: Pilot

4/2/2000 - JBVO Episode 1: VO Show #1

4/9/2000 - JBVO Episode 2: Is My Hair High Enough?

4/16/2000 - JBVO Episode 3: I'm the Magic Man

4/23/2000 - JBVO Episode 4: Wait for the Count

4/30/2000 - JBVO Episode 5: Mr. Excitement

5/7/2000 - JBVO Episode 6: I've Been Practicing

5/14/2000 - JBVO Episode 7: Celebrate Your Mama

5/21/2000 - JBVO Episode 8: Extensions

5/28/2000 - JBVO Episode 9: All Request Cartoon

6/11/2000 - JBVO Episode 10: Show #10

6/18/2000 - JBVO Episode 11: It's Gotta Be In A Cone

6/25/2000 - JBVO Episode 12: I Was Born Ready

7/2/2000 - JBVO Episode 13: You Sound Down (Attached to "Scooby Double Feature")

7/9/2000 - JBVO (Premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment, paired with #13 in reruns)

7/16/2000 - JBVO Episode 14: 5,4,3, Hoo-Ha

7/23/2000 - JBVO Episode 15: ROKKEN LIKE DOKKEN

9/3/2000 - JBVO Episode 16: DONNY WHO??

9/10/2000 - JBVO Episode 17: TROUBLE IN TOWNSVILLE

9/17/2000 - JBVO Episode 18: Take Your Chicken To Work

9/24/2000 - JBVO Episode 19: I.R. On Show First

10/1/2000 - JBVO Episode 20: President Scooby

10/8/2000 - JBVO Episode 21: My Girlfriend

10/15/2000 - JBVO Episode 22: Rowdy JBVO

10/22/2000 - JBVO (This was a rerun or a premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment)

11/5/2000 - JBVO Episode 23: Show #23

11/12/2000 - JBVO Episode 24: Show #24

12/3/2000 - JBVO Episode 25: Show #25

12/9/2000 - JBVO Marathon, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

12/10/2000 - JBVO Movie Marathon, 12:00 PM - 10:17 PM

12/31/2000 - JBVO (A rerun or the missing Episode 26)

1/7/2001 - JBVO Episode 27: Show #27

1/14/2001 - JBVO Episode 28: Show #28

1/21/2001 - JBVO (A rerun, Episode 29, or a premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment)

Gallery[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]

An episode from May 2001, courtesy of Cartoon Continuity Network and RetroCCN.
An episode from June 10th, 2001 (complete with commercials).
JBVO host segments from August 6th, 2000.
An episode from October 1st, 2000, featuring Scooby Doo.
An episode from October 22nd, 2000.
A 5 second clip containing Dragon Ball Z and Looney Tunes.
An opening segment from one of the episodes.

Commercials/Promos[edit | edit source]

JBVO new show promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo.
A Cartoon Cartoon Fridays JBVO promo.
A JBVO promo from September 10th, 2000 (~7:58).
A JBVO promo from November 19th, 2000.
A JVBO promo from March 18th, 2001 (~2:00).
JBVO Hour Special promo.
A JBVO promo announcing an airing time change (~2:08).
A cZONE promo using the JBVO format from June 23rd, 2001 (~19:36).
Toon FM commercial.
A couple of Toon FM promos (~1:25) & (~1:56) .
An incomplete Viva Las Bravo block promo.
Some more Viva Las Bravo promos (in Polish).
A Polish Toon FM promo.

TV Guide[edit | edit source]

Multiple listings for a JBVO marathon on 12/9/00 (Ohio's Plain Dealer TV Guide)

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]