"Twas the Night" is the first of two Christmas episodes of the Cartoon Network original series Johnny Bravo, aired as the third segment in the fifth episode of the show's first season, alongside "I Used to Be Funny" and "My Fair Dork". Despite being a Christmas episode, it premiered on August 4, 1997.


It is Christmas Eve in Aron City, and Johnny is awoken from his sleep when he hears a noise. As his mother, Bunny, is still sleeping, having drifted off to sleep during a marathon of It's a Wonderful Life, Johnny heads up to the roof to investigate. He finds Santa and, mistaking him for a burglar, knocks him unconscious with a flying kick before realizing his mistake. After the big guy regains consciousness, he tells Johnny that he broke his arm, and thus Johnny will have to fill in for him.

Johnny takes off into the sky, getting reindeer's names wrong when he calls them out, and when he asks why "that freak with the big glowing nose" isn't leading the team, we see the reindeer in question battling some men working for the Grinch. Johnny delivers gifts to the townsfolk and animals (including speech therapy for Scooby-Doo), in spite of how bushed he finds himself getting. When Johnny finally finishes the task, he realizes he has lost a gift meant for his mother, which accidentally ended up at the mayor's house. Johnny returns home disappointed, only to find that he accidentally gave her a giant diamond ring (likely meant for the mayor's wife). Johnny is then surprised to find that Santa left him a gift - a pair of boxing gloves and a mouth guard, along with a note that says "Merry Christmas, you pinhead; round two is next year".


The episode was made available on home video for the first time on the Cartoon Network: Christmas Rocks DVD, released by Warner Home Video in 2005. It was later included on the Johnny Bravo: Season One DVD set, released in 2010.


Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Jeff Bennett Johnny Bravo
Mayor of Aron City
Brenda Vaccaro Bunny Bravo
Tom Bosley Santa Claus
Hadley Kay Scooby-Doo
Candi Milo Mayor's Wife
Adam West Narrator

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Shorts and episodes The Night Before ChristmasGood Will to Men • "Christmas Flintstone" • "A Dickens of a Christmas" • "Baby's First Christmas" • "The Nutcracker Scoob" • "Insanity Claus" • "A Jetson Christmas Carol" • "Happy Howlidays" • "The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas" • "The Ghost of Christmas Paddington" • "Santanapped" • "George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular" • "Santa Klutz" • "Cave Kid Christmas" • "Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws" • "Twas the Night" • "Happy Baboon Holidays" • "Scary Christmas" • "It's a Wacky Life" • "Dashing Thru the Snow" • "Signed, Sealed and Wacky"
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"A Space Ghost Christmas" • "George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular" • "Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws" • "Twas the Night" (Johnny Bravo) • "Happy Baboon Holidays" • "Fa-La-La-La-Ed" • "A Johnny Bravo Christmas" • The Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas • "Christmas Con Carne" • Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle • "Christmas Evil" • Billy & Mandy Save Christmas • "A Lost Claus" • "Operation: N.A.U.G.H.T.Y." • "Have Yourself a Joyful Little Animas" • "Kamp Kringle" • "Merry Christmas" (Ben 10) • "The Class of 3000 Christmas Special" • "Hey, Hey It's Knishmas!" • "Human Error" • "Low Tidings" • "Holly Jolly Secrets" • "The Regular Show Christmas Special" • "Christmas" (The Amazing World of Gumball) • "Uncle Grandpa Christmas Special" • "Merry Christmas Mordecai" • "Secret Santa" • "Merry Moochmas" • "Christmas Parties" (We Bare Bears) • "Christmas in Space"
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