Bravo Dooby-Doo (Johnny Bravo)
"Bravo Dooby-Doo" is the second half of the third episode in the first season of Johnny Bravo.
When Johnny's elderly aunt, Aunt Jebedissa Bravo, disappears, he enlists the help of Scooby and the gang to crack the case and capture the Ghostly Gardener.
Why It Rocks
- The plot is very interesting, as it has Johnny requesting the help from Scooby and the gang to find his elderly aunt, Aunt Jebedissa in a spooky house - which fits the tone of the Scooby-Doo! series as the gang like to solve mysteries in spooky houses and the fact that both shows were animated by Hanna-Barbera.
- They still even have the original voice cast and managed to combine both animations.
- Interestingly, there's even a Scooby-Doo bumper from Cartoon Network's Powerhouse era also featuring a brief cameo from Johnny Bravo, which is a nice reference to this episode.
- Scooby-Doo! and the gang are still likable characters, along with Johnny Bravo.
- Some funny moments/quotes, such as when the gang said "jinkies" and Johnny starts to repeat it not knowing what it means, when Velma lost her glasses but accidentally picked up Johnny Bravo's glasses by mistake, Shaggy saying to Scooby "dig this guy's crazy hairdo!" and especially the iconic things from the show.
- The haunted house looks pretty cool and looks like a mix of a spooky but normal house.
- Speaking of which, some of the iconic Scooby-Doo! things still remain here, such as Shaggy saying "zoinks", Velma losing her glasses and saying "jinkies", the gang running door-to-door and especially "those meddling kids". And who can forget Scooby-Doo!'s catchphrase at the end?
- The chase scenes and the song played in the background are top-notch and very fun to watch here, especially with Shaggy and Johnny swapping each other and the gang running door-to-door, as always with the Scooby-Doo! series.
- A clever move where Johnny and Shaggy hide in a painting pretending be a farmer and his maid and then Johnny pies the Ghostly Gardener.
- There's even a well-timed fourth-wall break where Aunt Jebedissa says "enough with the silly masks!".
- Funny Plot Twist: When the gang see who the Ghostly Gardener really is, they first get Professor Hyde White, then Harry the Hypnotist, Bigfoot, John Nuts, Joe Barbera (probably a reference to one of the founders of Hanna-Barbera), and finally Aunt Jebedissa.
- Aunt Jebedissa herself is very mean-spirited and unlikable as she intended to scare Johnny and the gang as she just doesn't like him and apparently thinks that he's an embarrassment to the Bravo Family.
- The ending wasn't that good with Jebedissa tying Johnny to a tree and then she gets a lift on the Mystery Machine and says "let's have some fun!", scaring Shaggy.