MTV star Johnny Bananas has revealed that he is set to “fight vigorously” against network HBO unless they desist in using the cartoon, Johnny’s Bananas in their hit show Entourage. Johnny, real name Johnny Devenanzio, claims that HBO are using his brand identity to boost their shows profile.
Devenanzio took to his MTVBananas Twitter account to express his distress claiming, "the cartoon ape they seemed to create out of thin air, who just so happens to go by the name Johnny Bananas -- is in no way coincidental.” However, the cartoon ape he mentions does not go by the name Johnny Bananas, it simply goes by the name Johnny. The Bananas part of the title relates to the characters anger issues, as when he gets mad, he goes “bananas”.
Also the name of the show was not simply created out of thin air. It is based on the Entourage character Johnny “Drama” Chase, who has anger issues of his own. It seems to us that his argument is highly flawed and is unlikely to succeed in the removal of Johnny’s Bananas from HBO’s Entourage.