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1988 Jabberjaw VHS cover

Jabberjaw is an animated series created by Hanna-Barbera for ABC in 1976, in response to the popularity of the feature film Jaws. The title character is a talking amphibious shark (voice of Frank Welker, imitating Curly Howard of the Three Stooges) who plays the drums in a rock band called The Neptunes.

Jabberjaw later appeared as a referee on Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics and as a competitor on Yogi's Space Race.

His "birthday" is May 14th.

Voice cast

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Episodes

  1. Dr. Lo Has Got to Go
  2. There's No Place Like Outer Space
  3. Atlantis, Get Lost
  4. Run, Jabber, Run
  5. The Sourpuss Octopus
  6. Hang onto Your Hat, Jabber
  7. The Great Shark Switch
  8. Claim Jumped Jabber
  9. Ali Jabber and the Secret Thieves
  10. Help, Help, It's the Phantom of the Kelp
  11. No Helpin' the Sculpin
  12. The Bermuda Triangle Tangle
  13. Malice in Aqualand
  14. The Fast Paced Chase Race
  15. The Piranha Plot
  16. There's No Heel like El Eel

Other TV appearances

  • Jabberjaw appeared as a referee on Laff-a-Lympics and was a competitor on Yogi's Space Race.
  • Jabberjaw made cameo appearances in the Yogi's Treasure Hunt episode "Goodbye, Mr. Chump" and the Johnny Bravo episode "Johnny Goes Hollywood".
  • Jabberjaw appeared in the Sealab 2021 episode "Return of Marco". Here, he was one of many sharks impaled with spears by a tribe of aquatic cave dwellers called the Snarkells.
  • Jabberjaw and his friends appear in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "The Mystery Solvers State Finals", alongside other Hanna-Barbera detective teams in one of Scooby-Doo's fever dreams. Here, Jabberjaw was unable to breathe on land unless he was moisturized.
  • Jabberjaw was among the Hanna-Barbera characters featured in MetLife's 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

Jabberjaw in comic books

Jabberjaw has appeared in the following comic books:

  • Laff-a-Lympics (Marvel Comics, 1978/79)
  • Hanna-Barbera Presents (DC Comics, 1995)
  • Cartoon Network Presents (DC Comics, 1999)

In 1977, Charlton Comics planned a Jabberjaw comic book series, but it was canceled. In France, Jabberjaw has been featured in comic books under his French name, Montalo.

Home video releases

Jabberjaw was released on VHS on July 28, 1988 (first four episodes only), and on DVD on February 15, 2011 (complete series).

Other merchandise

In the late 1970s, licenced Jabberjaw merchandise included:

  • A lunch box and thermos
  • Two coloring books, Jabberjaw and the Neptunes and Jabberjaw Does It Again
  • Iron-on T-shirt transfers
  • A storybook, Jabberjaw Out West
  • A read-and-color book, Jabberjaw and the Rustlers
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • A Presto Magix dry transfer sheet
  • A bubble maker set by Imperial Toy
  • A school tablet
  • An Avon pendant

A bar in LaCrosse, Wisconsin goes by the name of "Ike's Jabber Jaws."

Jabberjaw in other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Tutubarão
  • Finnish: Hai Harvahammas
  • French: Montalo
  • German: Sharky
  • Italian: Lo squalo Jabber
  • Spanish: Mandibulín

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