In an interview back when the show was still airing, Johnny Bravo creator Van Partible revealed that Johnny actually lays mad pipe, but only offscreen, as a show depicting his successes wouldn’t be funny.
“Ya always wondered, no ya know! HEH-HAH-HUH!”
Learning this only makes his getting this show on the air in the first place all that more miraculous.
Someone give this man a medal; he deserves it.
WARNING: You must be at least 30 years old or a Golden Age cartoon buff to get this.
I don’t like this show’s take on The Banana Splits. I, like many, I presume, was initially stoked when I found out that The Banana Splits were going to be characters on Jellystone!, but unfortunately, their portrayal here leaves something to be desired.
Fleagle doesn’t have his signature lisp. Drooper doesn’t speak with his signature southern drawl (which was based on that of Monkee’s member Mike Nesmith, btw). And most importantly, The Banana Splits are NOT villains! The Jellystone! characters neither sound nor act anything like the Banana Splits that we know and love. These are just 4 guys who look like The Banana Splits.
These are the real Banana Splits; goofy, fun-loving musicians who sing, dance, tell corny jokes and fall down a lot. That’s how the Splits should have been portrayed on Jellystone. The portrayal of the Splits is one of the few blemishes on an otherwise OK show.
Looks like I’ll have to wait a little longer for the triumphant return of the Ant Hill Mob.
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