12. Johnny Bravo A Johnny Bravo Christmas (2001)
Setting up a sexual deviant as a protagonist in a kids cartoon was a risky idea. Just as well it paid off, as Johnny Bravo was certainly one of the most enjoyable shows on Cartoon Network. An Elvis impression with a blonde quiff and shades, Johnny managed to become a strangely endearing character. A lot of this had to do with his (occasionally creepy) relationship with his mother. 'A Johnny Bravo Christmas' showed that it could successfully take on the holidays as well as parodying misogyny. When Johnny forgets to mail both he and his mother's letters to Santa he embarks on a quest to North Pole. As he doesn't know the way he is talked into being accompanied by Little Suzy, a recurring character in the show. On the way to the Santa's workshop they run into numerous challenges such as sneaking on board planes and overly excitable circus animals to name a few. Helped by an appearance from Donny Osmond they finally make it to Santa's home where he is forced to make a tough decision. Thematically it captures the traditions of Christmas as Johnny does learn a lesson not to be so self-centred and that the holidays are a time of giving. The episode provided an entertaining festive narrative and is well worth a watch.