Tim Johnson TV Tropes page (Johnsonverse)
Timothy Daniel Johnson (born July 9, 1995) is the current CEO of Johnson Industries, and the owner of This Very Wiki. He has been the CEO of Johnson since September 1, 2009, when his father, Sheldon Johnson, Jr., retired to run for Governor of California, which, of course, became a success.
The youngest corporate CEO in history, Tim continued his father's success with the company, and even built on top of his legacy with more high-profile acquisitions, notably Cartoon Network and even Disney. Yes, you read that correctly: Disney. He has also hosted a talk/sketch show, Fireside Chat with Tim Johnson, since 2011, and is the current showrunner of The Simpsons and Family Guy, among many other shows, sometimes with his twin sister, Chloe.
Tim is also a controversial figure, particularly amongst conservatives; he is known for his anti-Trump rants on Fireside Chat and on Johnson-owned MySpace, among other things. On many occasions, he's even threatened to launch a revolution against the Trump administration, and since Johnson Industries has a full-fledged paramilitary, he's not blowing hot air in the slightest. That's all we'll say on the matter.
Anyway, Tim was officially voted "Most Trustworthy Person in the World" in 2015, surpassing James Earl Jones. He also has Asperger's syndrome, which he credits for his long-standing successes.
- Adam Westing: On The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, and South Park, along with Chloe, Tim plays a fictionalized version of himself; on South Park, he and Chloe are depicted as little children.
- As Himself: Tim has made various cameos in movies and TV shows.
- Author Appeal:
- Tim has many to his name. Stock car racing, trains, animation, tokusatsu, video games, the list goes on...
- Inverted with airlines. Tim has eviscerated the airline industry on more than one occasion for its
- Berserk Button: Tim has several of those:
- Do not say the name "Donald Trump" within earshot. He will go into a long rant about why he considers Trump an evil dictator, sometimes using Godwin's Law to prove his point. We'll just leave it at that.
- If you say vaccines cause autism, you better have medical insurance. Seriously, Tim once put a man in the hospital because the latter said that very thing. He also dislikes Autism Speaks.
- Also, do not insult his twin sister, his wife, his family, or anyone in his circle of friends.
- Siding with SJWs or the Antifa movement will result in Tim ranting about how they're making humanity go down the toilet.
- Tim also hates quite a few celebrities, many of whom have done stupid things such as Kim Kardashian, and any celebrity who supports the George Floyd riots, as well as supporting certain groups like the #KickVic movement, and even tends to blacklist said celebrities from Johnson productions. Do not support Amber Heard, either. He has ranged against her in a Fireside Chat episode for 15 minutes.
- Do not tell him that all cops are bad, either. Tim is a Blue Lives Matter supporter.
- Never call Tim a "socialist" or "communist". He hates both political systems, and explains that every government that ever tried either system attracted firebrand agitators who took over and perverted them to suit their aspirations for world domination, notably Venezuela and the Soviet Union.
- Want to know why Tim personally rejected Leaving Neverland? He does not like it when people call Michael Jackson a pedophile. Pedophiles in general are this as well, which is why Tim, alongside Chloe, not only rejected the French film Cuties, but reported its director to the FBI.
- He hates quite a few of the tropes you'll find on This Very Wiki. Examples include Tsundere (due to Tim considering it unrealistic), The Unfair Sex (for being sexist), Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male (for the same reason as The Unfair Sex), Liar Revealed (for being cliched), Barbaric Bully (again, for being unrealistic), Karma Houdini (for being unfair to the heroes), Adults Are Useless (once again, for being unrealistic), Just Train Wrong (he's INCREDIBLY anal-retentive regarding the look and sound of trains in any Johnson production, and goes out of his way to ensure the trains look accurate for the location and time period) just to name a few. He goes out of his way to parody, subvert, invert, and/or defy these tropes, all the while invoking Reality Ensues.
- Bias Steamroller: Despite his allegiance to the Democratic Party and his well-known crusades against Trump, Tim has criticized this trope. He has made it clear that while nothing positive about Trump could be said on WBC unless he does something Tim deems positive, he also said that nothing negative could be said about him either--it's his and his family and friends' job.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Chloe.
- Brutal Honesty: Johnson Industries has a reputation for telling it like it is, and Tim is no different.
- The Cameo: Makes cameo appearances on WBC or Johnson-owned series in which he doesn't have a regular role from time to time. Here's an incomplete list:
- Tales from the Rails (2011)
- Wheel of Fortune (40th Anniversary Special) (2015)
- Catch Phrase: Several.
- "That is so right!"
- "Fuck this shit, I'm out."
- "Whatever you're smoking, I want some!"
- "EL BANNED!"
- "Imma head out."
- "I hope your children turn out poorly."
- "Kiss my ass, bitch! I'm invincible!"
- "Make America Sane Again!"
- "Waka waka!"
- "Go fuck your respective selves!"
- Cool Car: A Tim trademark.
- Cool Mask: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim has taken to wearing a jet-black mask.
- Cool Shades:
- Corpsing: Tim famously did this in a 2014 Fireside Chat skit. It was kept in at his request.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Defied WITH A VENGEANCE. Tim has stated on multiple occasions that he "eats rich assholes for breakfast."
- Creator Backlash: Tin LOATHES the seventh to eighteenth seasons of Family Guy, famously going on a ten-minute-long rant against it in a 2019 Fireside Chat episode.
- Creator Couple: With Belle Armstrong.
- Deadpan Snarker: ESPECIALLY on Fireside Chat, but also shown in interviews.
- Disowned Adaptation: Tim despises The Cool Adventures of Chocodile, calling it "a once-unreachable low until the modern seasons of Family Guy happened to television".
- Doing It For The Art: Tim
- Dyeing It For The Art:
- Happily Married: To Belle Armstrong.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Perhaps the most honest of them all.
- Incestuous Casting: With Chloe on various projects. Notable in that they use completely different voices and/or makeup for their characters, making it hard to recognize them in their works. Also, this is always done at their own will. This has spawned rumors that Tim and Chloe have engaged in group sex with Belle and/or Jenny; Tim's response to these rumors involved tracking down the person who started it and destroying their computer by deleting their files, running over it with a car, and burying it at sea. Yes, it was filmed, and it was GLORIOUS.
- Lampshade Hanging:
- Large Ham: A good portion of Tim's roles are characters who are flamboyant, over-the-top, constantly breaking the fourth wall, and overall doing everything they can to deconstruct every convention of a given genre; anytime these characters are serious, it's a sight to behold. The best examples of such roles include Fuyuki Hinata, Lucas, and Sadlygrove.
- Let's Play: Does a series of those on his YouTube channel.
- Memetic Badass:
- Old Shame: Several.
- Tim regrets having Bill Cosby appear on Fireside Chat in 2011, as he (like many others) didn't know about his sexual harassment, and has banned it from airing on any WBC-owned channel. The full episode shown on his YouTube channel has a thumbnail with the words "BANNED" on a red stamp, with an introduction by Tim.
- Playing Against Type:
- Playing Gertrude: His character in Grand Theft Auto VI is 26 years old. At the time the game was produced, Tim was 22-24.
- Political Correctness Gone Mad: Tim absolutely LOATHES this trope, to the point of centering a series of Fireside Chat skits around deconstructing this trope. He has even gone so far as to use his influence to dissuade rival companies from doing things he deems politically correct.
- Rail Enthusiast: Tim LOVES trains. So much that he considers Continental Rail his pride and joy. He also took Amtrak trips regularly for meetings in different states when his private railcar was under refurbishment, so much that Amtrak partially renamed its San Jose station the "Johnson-Diridon Station" in his honor in 2013.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Chloe's Blue. Tim is more critical and verbal in his rants, while Chloe typically delivers hers more straightforward, for example.
- Sesame Street Cred:
- Shown Their Work: Oy.
- Since the 22nd season of Thomas & Friends, Tim has been well-known to incorporate his knowledge of the British railway system into the series, particularly after he took over as the Head Writer in Season 24.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Tim LOVES this trope, making it a point to use models wherever possible in Johnson productions, if only to blow them up with reckless abandon. In fact, many production companies have outsourced special effects work to Johnson because Tim is crazy enough to not use CGI for explosions. For example, the fires and explosions in NBC's Chicago Fire are produced by Johnson, and all of the vehicles, sets, and special effects in Thunderbirds Are Go was also done by Johnson.
- Trademark Favorite Food:
- True Companions: With his sister.
- Uncle Pennybags: Tim is rich, and yet affable.
- What Could Have Been: Tim wanted to collaborate with Michael Jackson on a song. Due to Author Existence Failure on the latter's part, however, this never happened, with Tim writing a song in Jackson's honor instead.
- Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Tim is a master at this.
The current CEO of Johnson Industries, and the owner of This Very Wiki.
- Descended Creator: Tim is the only corporate CEO that frequently stars in his own companies' projects. Among his better-known roles are Len Kagamine in Vocaloid, Fuyuki Hinata in WBC's Sgt. Frog, Holden Quist in Star Wars: Alternity, Lucas in Pokémon, the third actor of Ness in EarthBound and its 2018 reboot, Percedal "Dally" Sadlygrove in Wakfu, Marcus McCloud in Star Fox: The Next Generation, Thomas in The Railway Series and Sodor High School: Thomas & Friends Tales, numerous roles in Transformers: The Great War (including Ratchet, Gears, Scavenger, and Samuel Forrester), Chris Thorndyke in the 4K Entertainment dub of Sonic X and its revival, and the suit actor for Godzilla in any work using the FinalGoji suit, as it was refitted specifically for him in 2012, among other roles.
- Broken Base: Oy.
- His disdain for Trump. That's all we'll say.