Johnny is a character created by Melanie Martinez for her album Cry Baby (as well as, originally, her film K-12). He is portrayed by Eliseu Junior.

Life

In Soap, Cry Baby invites him to come over, and he takes a bath before heading over. While sitting in the bathtub, the tub begins to overflow with water as Cry Baby sings from outside, describing that she is unable to find the words to describe her feelings about him. The television in the bathroom turns on, displaying clips from the promotional video. When the line "threw a toaster in the bathtub" is sung, a toaster is dropped into the tub, electrocuting Johnny. Then, bubbles begin to appear and Johnny pops them. Cry Baby then appears in the bathtub and kisses Johnny.

In Training Wheels, Cry Baby sings about her transitioning relationship with Johnny, wanting to move on to the next stage. She teaches him how to ride a bike without training wheels which symbolizes their changing relationship. When he is able to successfully ride the bike, he rides towards her. Cry Baby, falling in love, leans in for a kiss, but Johnny disappears. Although she was ready for their relationship to move on, Johnny was not.

He later breaks Cry Baby's heart when he doesn't show up for her birthday party in Pity Party, as his name appears on one of the invitations.

Traits

Johnny is notably more compassionate towards Cry Baby than her previous boyfriend, Alphabet Boy. However, he proves to be someone who fears commitment as shown in his absence at Cry Baby's birthday party and hesitation to move forward in their relationship.

Trivia

  • Johnny is based on the boy referenced in Lesley Gore's 1963 song It's My Party.
    • The song Pity Party is based on and samples this song.
  • Johnny is also mentioned in Jumprope.
  • Johnny was originally supposed to be apart K-12, but his character was scrapped.
    • He is present in the early version of K-12's photoshoot.

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Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselAlphabet BoySoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherLittle GirlBeth AnneMistressCashierBlonde GirlBlue BoyBunny DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital
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