The World According to…

A lot of people live in their own mind, in worlds they’ve created for their own comfort. George Bernard Shaw, not Robert Kennedy, said “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” Nate’s a “why not” sorta guy. Granted, the world he pictures is one where a Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens up next door, or that Simpsons episodes smell. He’s no Martin Luther King, Jr. or Gandhi; Nate’s perfect future revolves around excessive minutiae.

I stumbled upon a long list of Johnny Test episode ideas that Nate created. I’m always impressed by the pure volume of Nate’s output. In this document, which is three pages long, Nate lays out nearly 40 new shows, with screen grabs he created on Microsoft Paint. (He still uses that rather than Photoshop).

Nate told me that he made them all up, though he uses real characters and actual writers from the series. “Nate-speak” is pervasive throughout, giving it authenticity. Here are a couple of examples:

–         Johnny-Bro and Juliet (written by Adam Beechan)

  • Johnny decides to make Gil fall in love with Sissy, but needs money to pay for the romance.  Features a smelly montage with the show’s characters giving money in four squares each.   

–         Funny Time with Johnny (written by Adam Beechan)

  • Johnny decides to start his own comedy show and his jokes make everybody laugh until he gets attacked by a stampede of bulls.

–         Night of the Living Johnny (written by Scott Fellows)

  • Things get really freaky when Johnny and Dukey switch bodies for no reason.

–         Johnny’s Award (written by Scott Fellows and Lazar Saric)

  • A full-hour special focusing on Johnny Test and his previous moments from the TV show and the movie.  After that, it is followed by some popular TV shows with people using Johnny’s flaming head, scenes of him in the 20th century, clips of him in Disney movies, and a look at the real Test family (as well as their house).  At the end, a Johnny Test-themed store opens, and Johnny suggests ending his special with playing a song about him on an electric guitar, with Dukey joining in.

And, for the international crowd:

Johnny Test –Johnny en la Bubel Del Plastica: (from JohnnyTest181),Grande Noche De Johnny:(from JohnnyTest181) and Johnny Test – La Romantica Del Johnny:(from JohnnyTest181).

And, for the over-18 crowd:

From the YouTube video Johnny Test XXX-Rated Clip!: (Watch for the entire scene of Johnny Test in casual form…! – est. 3/16/2010)

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About Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz is Mayor of Cooperstown, the “Birthplace of Baseball” and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His latest book, Split Season:1981 - Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), received national attention, with coverage appearing in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sporting News and NPR’s Only a Game, among others. Katz appeared on ESPN’s Olbermann and The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap and MLB Network’s MLB Now, with Brian Kenny. Split Season: 1981 was a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.
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