|Season 1, Episode 1B|
|United States Airdate:||January 7, 2008 (CN)|
|Kids WB Airdate:||September 17, 2005 (WB)|
|Invention(s) Featured:||Johnny X|
"Johnny to the Center of the Earth"
"Johnny vs. Bling-Bling Boy"
|This page is about the episode named Johnny X. For the character with the same name see Johnny X (Character).|
Johnny X is the 2nd episode of the Johnny Test cartoon, and the second episode of Season 1. It first aired in USA on September 17, 2005 on Kids' WB, and on January 7, 2008 on Cartoon Network.
The episode begins with Dukey filling a pool basin with water in front of the house. He then throws some dirt in it with his back feet, saying that that's his way of saying that Johnny can't fly. On top of a ladder near the basin, Johnny, with some wings on his arms, gets ready to jump. Dukey then breaks the fourth wall, asking the audience not to try that at home. Johnny then jumps, and falls in the mud-filled basin. Dukey than says that kids don't fly, but than says that it is his turn. He climbs on top of the ladder, and spots Susan and Mary, dressed in shiny clothes, and asks Johnny what's with them. Johnny tells him that they're waiting for Gil. Gil is than showed skating, and Susan and Mary say hi, but Dukey jumps in the basin, sending Johnny out of it, in front of Gil, who salutes him, much to his sisters anger.
The scene than moves a bit forward, where Johnny is seen driving a small car with wings attached to it, while being pushed by Dukey. As they gain enough speed, Dukey jumps on the car too, and they pass Susan and Mary, dressed like some stars, who, once again say hi to Gil, just to be ignored by him. He salutes Johnny as he passes Johnny's car. As Johnny salutes too, he crashes into a light pole. The scene moves forward again, to the point where Susan and Mary, dressed like cheerleaders, once again say hi to Gil, who once again ignores them as he passes at high speed past them, on his skateboard. Johnny and Dukey are than shown falling from a tree, with a wire tied to them, as Gil salutes them, once again, much to his sisters anger. Susan says that he's tired of waiting for Gil to talk to them, saying that they're pretty. Johnny ironically says yes, and quickly changes it to no, saying that not even a ultra love potion would not make Gil notice them. Insulted after Johnny calls them "not-hotties", Susan and Mary pull on the wires to send Johnny and Dukey sky-high.
The scene than moves to the lab, where Susan and Mary have created the love bubble-gum, which they want to use to make Gil fall in love with them. Johnny and Dukey than crash through the roof, and fall in the lab, in front of Susan and Mary. Johnny remind them that their father said not to try experiments on their neighbor's children. Mary says he did, but how's he going to find out. Johnny says that he won't find out if Susan and Mary change their DNA so they could fly, give him $5, and say they're stupid. Susan asks if he blackmails them, which Johnny and Dukey answer positively, just to get locked in a safe by their sisters. Dukey tells Johnny they went to far blackmailing until Johnny realizes that now.
On the street, Susan and Mary have placed the love gum on view, free for skaters. Gil shows up and takes it, and, as he chews it, the gum comes in effect. Susan and Mary shows up, making Gil want to reveal his feelings. But, as he wants to say that he loves them, he changes into big gorilla and starts skating down the streets, heading to the city. The scene moves back in the lab, where Susan and Mary open the safe where Johnny and Dukey were kept, telling Johnny that, if they make him fly, he must catch the monkey Gil, and bring him back to the lab, to change him back and don't have problems with their father. Johnny agrees, but says that he wanted to fly 3 hours ago, and he tells his sisters to make Dukey fly, and they shall give him the shape-shifting power, and hurricane arms, and they still must say they're stupid. Susan and Mary disagree, but Johnny starts a TV in their lab, showing a news report about the Monkey Gil. The news report says that the government called the special troops to stop the monkey. Seeing that, Mary agrees to transform them, but Johnny reminds them they still must do something, making them say they're stupid. Johnny than agrees, but also asks for some cool costumes.
The scene than moves a bit forward, when Johnny and Dukey, in their new costumes, are connected to one of Susan's and Mary's inventions. Johnny than says that, from that moment, he must be called Johnny X, but his sisters disagree. Dukey than is shown to be concerned, asking if it will hurt, but Mary assures him that it won't, as she pulls down a lever, which activates Johnny's and Dukey's powers. Soon after, Dukey starts flying like a helium balloon, but than controls his powers, and starts smelling a tube, but Susan tells him not to do anything he was planning to do. Johnny than activates his shape-shifting powers, changing into a tiger, than a skunk, a dinosaur, a Elvis Presley-like character, and finally Susan. Angered by that, Susan tells Johnny and Dukey to go after Gil.
The scene moves to the city, where Johnny, transformed into a jaguar, and Dukey, are heading for Gil. Duke says that he starts to get the hang of flying, just to hit a pole. The scene than shows monkey Gil attacking a shop with apples. As the shop owner finishes talking, Johnny passes in front of him, and changes into a elephant. As he shakes the tree Gil was attacking from, the SWAT forces capture him. As the SWAT forces return, the officer standing next to the driver says that they were supposed to catch a mutant monkey, but the driver says that it's probably a typing error. In the cage, Johnny changes back to normal, and tells Dukey that he'll capture Gil after he'll escape with the help of Hurricane hands. After Johnny uses the hurricane hands, nothing but the cage he was into stands still, and Dukey tells him that it would've been easier to transform in a snake to evade. Johnny tells him that if he would've done that, he wouldn't have caught the monkey. He than changes into a small snake, and gets out of the cage. The scene than moves to a helicopter, who takes the remains of the tree Gil was into, along with Gil, much to Johnny's and Dukey's surprise and shock. The helicopter is than shown to be piloted by Mr. Black, as Mr. White gives the report back to the base. Dukey is than shown licking his costume, but Johnny tells him to stop licking and catch them. As Dukey starts flying though, he hits, and bends, a light pole.
The scene then moves to the lab, where Johnny tells Susan and Mary he needs one more power. Susan and Mary say the name of the power Johnny mentioned off-screen, Jet propulsion from his back. Dukey tells them that, if they must pull an assault at the military base, they must be able to get out of any situation. Susan and Mary look at each other, and, off-screen, give Johnny the power. The scene than shows Johnny testing his new power. He first starts the fire in the fireplace, than the grill of one of, presumably, one of his neighbors, and, finally, a birthday cake in the Test Family's kitchen. Susan says that she won't eat the cake anymore, but Dukey tells her that she must agree that Johnny has a impressive aim. Their father than enters the kitchen, as Mary takes Dukey to the ground. He says that Johnny looks ridiculous, and, as he tastes the cake, he says that it has a weird taste. The news report than starts on a TV in the kitchen. Mr. Black and Mr. White are shown on the news. Mr. Black says that they will take the Monkey Gil to make some serious, and probably very painful tests, shocking Mary and Susan. Mr. White than says that they want to learn how they can use it for military purposes, or for a reality show. Mr. Black than says that they'll take him to Area 51.1, just to be stopped by Mr. White. The two than begin to argue and start hitting each-other. Johnny's father says that the Monkey looks familiar, and asks if he reminds of someone. Susan and Mary says that it doesn't remind them of anyone, and must go. Then, they take Johnny and Dukey and leave, as their father tastes the cake once more, wondering what flavor is it.
The scene moves to Area 51.1, where Mr. Black and Mr. White close the door to the monkey's room. Above the desert, Johnny is flying on top of Dukey, heading for Area 51.1. Johnny complains about Dukey's flight, and, in response, Dukey tells him to fly on another flying dog. Susan and Mary than call Johnny on a device on his hand, telling him where Gil is, and also telling him to fly lower, as the radars might spot them. Dukey tells them not to worry, as they;re practically invisible, but, as he says that, the scene moves to the radar room in Area 51.1, where the officer spots them on the radar and starts the alarms. Johnny and Dukey soon land in the base, and Johnny transforms into a bull, and breaks the walls down, entering the room where Gil is kept into, also breaking his cage. Johnny tells monkey Gil to come with him, but Mr. Black and Mr. White enter the room. Johnny warns them about his powers, but they use their own powers to capture Johnny, Dukey and Gil. Dukey asks them how come they have mutant powers too, and Mr. White starts telling him, but it's stopped by Mr. Black, who than neutralizes Johnny's shape-shifting and hurricane hands powers. But Johnny surprises them with his new power, scaring Mr. White. Dukey than takes Johnny like a weapon, and tells Mr. Black and Mr. White to back off, as he's not afraid of using Johnny. They don't back off though, so Dukey uses Johnny's flamethrower to burn the base down. As he's done, he says that he told them he wasn't afraid to use Johnny. Johnny than jumps on top of Dukey, and asks the monkey Gil to come with them. He accepts, and Jumps on top of Dukey. Than, they are shown flying, with Johnny telling Dukey to go home fast, as a rocket flies past them. Looking back, Johnny notices they are being chased by 4 fighter aircraft. Dukey than tells Johnny that they need a big propulsion, and, as Johnny uses it, he melts all the planes, leaving the pilots with nothing.
The scene then shows a new news report. Mr. Black says that the monkey is under control, and that the rumors that it has been freed by other mutants, or that they lie about the mutants are fake, but he launches the mutant wires from his hands, uncovering the secret, and making Mr. White place his hand on the camera to stop filming. Johnny's mother says she's glad she won't ever see the monkey again. Susan and Mary than look through the window, and say hi to Gil as he passes by, but Gil salutes Johnny, who salutes back. Soon after, it is shown that Johnny has eaten all his beans, making Susan, Mary and Dukey panic and leave the house as Johnny burns it down. The episode ends with Johnny's father angered, calling for Susan and Mary.
- Running Gag: Gil ignoring Susan and Mary, and saluting Johnny instead.
- This is the first episode from the Johnny X heptalogy.
- During the original airing of this episode, "Johnny to the Center of the Earth" was shown before "Johnny X". In all airings after that however, "Johnny X" is shown first until the series was shown on Cartoon Network.
- Mr. Black's and Mr. White's powers may be a reference to Spiderman.
- The 4th wall is broken when Dukey says "Kids, don't try this at home" to the camera. Apart from the theme song when Dukey is being picked up on the scooter, this is the first time the 4th wall is broken.
- Everyone calls mutant Gil a monkey, even though he looks more like a gorilla.
- When Dukey spots Susan and Mary from the top of the ladder, in the beginning of the episode, they are waiting for Gil on the sidewalk, yet, in the next scene they are waiting for Gil in the middle of the road. When Gil shows up, and again when Gill ignores them, they're on the sidewalk again.
- Appearently, Johnny and Dukey are trapped in the safe for nearly 3 hours in which they could easily run out of air.
- Before Johnny and Dukey were given the powers, they had some metal plates on their head, but after Mary pulls down the lever and enables them the powers, the metal plates are gone.
- When Johnny tested his shape-shifting powers, he was nowhere near Susan, yet when he transforms in Susan, she is shown next to him.
- When Johnny crashed into Area 51.1 when he transformed back into his human self his suit's colors were changed it was red and blue but in the next scene where Mr. Black and White came in it was light blue and blue again.
- After Dukey destroys the Area 51.1 base, Mr. Black and Mr. white are nowhere to be found. Also, after the base was destroyed, it looks alot smaller.
- After Johnny burns his house down, Susan, Mary and Dukey are nowhere to be seen, even though they only exited the house a few seconds before it happened.