Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jabberjaw

As we continue with our theme of singin' cartoons this week, how could we forget about Jabberjaw, the air-breathing, drum-playing giant shark that had his own Saturday-morning show from 1976 - '78? You remember -- he talked just like Curly from the Three Stooges, and played in a band (The Neptunes) with Scooby Gang-ish humans Biff, Shelly, Bubbles and Clamhead.

And the thing about Jabberjaw is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.

Oh, wait -- that was Quint from "Jaws." Jabberjaw wasn't quite that menacing, and as far as we know, killed very few swimmers.

Anyway, when he and his pals weren't solving crimes, they were rockin' "under da sea." And they were doing it before Ariel the mermaid was a guppy. Here's a taste:

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