Johnny can also be interpreted as a male representation of the "dumb blonde" with the notable exception during Cartoon Network's first 4th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special: Live in Stereo, during which Johnny served as the host and was very capable.
The character is memorable for his incredibly fast movements (usually done while trying to impress women), which were accompanied by the loud crack of a whip sound effect. Johnny's catch phrases are "She digs me!" and "Ohhh Momma!" after women beat him up for refusing to leave them alone.
Three running gags are him saying "Mmmm, (the object)-y; breaking the fourth wall and Johnny being beaten up by women, who reject him.
The name "Johnny Bravo" dates back to an episode of The Cheyenne Show, and was also Greg Brady's would-be stage name in an episode of The Brady Bunch. However, Van Partible stated in an interview for Cartoon Network that he also derived the name from his full given name, "Efrem Giovanni Bravo Partible."
It has also been said that his birthday is on December 25th.