Little Johnny jokes are about a small boy who likes to ask embarrassing questions and has a very straightforward way of thinking. At times he is well educated in the terminology of sex, while at others he is all too innocent. The jokes may also include a female counterpart, typically named Susie.
The Italian character version of Little Johnny is "Pierino" (Little Peter), the child star of numerous jokes full of double meanings. The character became very famous in Italy between the seventies and eighties, in the period of Italian zany and erotic comedy on cinema. Four movies about Pierino were made, all starring Alvaro Vitali.
- Pierino contro tutti (1981)
- Pierino medico della SAUB (1981)
- Pierino colpisce ancora (1982)
- Pierino torna a scuola (1990)
Around the world
Joke characters similar to Little Johnny are known in many countries:
- Argentina: Jaimito (diminutive of Jaime)
- Brazil and Portugal: Joãozinho (diminutive of João) or Juquinha
- Bulgaria Ivancho (in Bulgarian Иванчо, diminutive for Ivan), commonly featured with Mariyka (in Bulgarian Марийка, diminutive for Mariya) a young girl
- Croatia and Serbia: Perica
- Czech Republic: Pepíček (diminutive of Pepa, itself diminutive of Josef)
- Estonia: Juku
- Finland: Pikku-Kalle
- France: Toto
- Germany: Klein Fritzchen (Little Fritzie); see German humour and East Germany jokes
- Hungary: Móricka
- Italy: Pierino
- India: Tintumon in Malayalam language
- Mexico: Pepito (diminutive of "Pepe", nickname of "José" – Joseph)
- Netherlands: Jantje, a stereotype of the average little Dutch boy, a diminutive of Jan
- Norway: Lille Ole ("Little Ole")
- Spain and Hispanophone Latin America: Jaimito (In Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador, Pepito)
- Sri Lanka: Amdan (Emden)
- Poland: Jasio (diminutive of Jan)
- Russia: Vovochka (diminutive of Vladimir)
- Romania: Bulă, Alinuța
- Slovenia: Janezek
- Senegal: Mandemba
- Turkey: Hüdaverdi
- Piadas do Joãozinho Archived 12 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- Barzellette – Pierino / Risate On Line – Il portale dell'umorismo Archived 14 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- Rajan, Jeena. Tintumon Jokes (I Love You Tintu). DC Books. ISBN 978-81-264-2636-2.
- Paper Augsburg Archived 14 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- Los Mejores Chistes: Jaimito
- Tracing Amdan and finding Emden
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2009.