JBVO, Toon FM & Viva Las Bravo (partially found interstitials from Cartoon Network channel blocks; early-mid 2000s)
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. 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 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]
|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|
|6||5/7/2000||I've Been Practicing||Lost|
|7||5/14/2000||Celebrate Your Mama||Found|
|9||5/28/2000||All Request Cartoon||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|
|16||7/23/2000||ROKKEN LIKE DOKKEN||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|
|22||10/8/2000||My Girlfriend||Partially Found|
|24||10/22/2000||Show #24 (This was a rerun or a premiere episode without a unique JBVO segment.)||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|
|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]
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Episodes and Clips[edit | edit source]
Commercials/Promos[edit | edit source]
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See Also[edit | edit source]
Johnny Bravo[edit | edit source]
- Mess O' Blues (partially found prototype short of "Johnny Bravo" Cartoon Network animated series; 1993)
Bumpers and Interstitials[edit | edit source]
- Cartoon Network "Cartoon Network Responds!" (partially found interstitials from TV channel; 1997-1999)
- Fridays aka "Cartoon Cartoon Fridays" (partially found interstitials from Cartoon Network channel block; 1999–2007)
- Cartoon Network (partially lost "CN City" bumpers from TV channel; 2004–2007)
- Cartoon Network (partially found "Nood" bumpers from TV channel; 2008-2010)
- Tickle-U (partially found Cartoon Network preschool block; 2005-2006)
- Hotdog TV (partially found Cartoon Network interstitial series; 2010)
- Teen Titans Go! Top 5 (lost promos for Cartoon Network weekend morning block; 2015)
- Cartoon Planet (partially found "Live from Cartoon Planet" bumpers of Cartoon Network animated variety series; 1995)
- Cartoon Planet (partially found bumpers of revival block of Cartoon Network animated variety series; 2012)
- Cartoon Network NBA All-Star Slam (partially found interviews of marathon; 2003)
- Cartoon Network (partially found "High Noon Toons" bumpers from TV channel block; 1994-1996)
- Codename: Kids Next Door Mission Weekend (partially found marathon bumpers for Cartoon Network animated series; 2003)
- Lumpus and Slinkman's Cabin Fever (partially found Cartoon Network program block segments; 2005)
Other Cartoon Network Anthology Series[edit | edit source]
- Big Bag (partially found Cartoon Network live-action/animated/puppet series; 1996-1998)
- The Moxy Show (partially found episodes of Cartoon Network CGI animated anthology series; 1993-2000)
- ToonHeads (partially lost Cartoon Network animation anthology series; 1996-2003)
- ToonHeads "A Night of Independent Animation" (partially lost special of Cartoon Network animation anthology series; 1996)
- What A Cartoon! (found Cartoon Network animated anthology series; 1995-1997)
External Links[edit | edit source]
- A Mediafire download for a May 2001 episode of JBVO.
- An archived version of the Cartoon Network site that holds information on JBVO.
References[edit | edit source]
- Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon. August 19th, 2001. Newspapers.com. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
- Marc Silk showreel that contains footage of Viva Las Bravo. Retrieved 28 Oct '17