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  • TV-G
  • 1976
  • 1 Season
  • 5.9  (1,064)

Jabberjaw was a beloved animated television show that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1978. The show followed the adventures of a talking shark named Jabberjaw and his band, the Neptunes, who were a group of teenagers who loved to play music. Barry Gordon voiced the character of Jabberjaw, giving the energetic and fun-loving shark his signature voice. Julie McWhirter brought life to the character of Shelly, the band’s keyboardist and only female member. Frank Welker, known for his extensive voiceover work in many cartoons and video games, lent his voice to the character of Clamhead, the band’s drummer. Patricia Parris voiced the character of Biff, the band’s guitarist, and Tommy Cook completed the band as the bassist, Bubbles.

Each episode featured Jabberjaw and the Neptunes embarking on exciting adventures that often involved solving mysteries and fighting off bad guys. Throughout their adventures, the group also found time to perform their music, showcasing their talents as a band.

One of the key aspects that made Jabberjaw so popular was the character of Jabberjaw himself. Unlike the typical portrayal of sharks as vicious and dangerous predators, Jabberjaw was a friendly and lovable character who had a heart of gold. He was always there to support his friends and was willing to do whatever it took to help them in their adventures. Additionally, his habit of using expressions like “Rough, rough!” and “Noice, noice!” quickly became catchphrases that kids loved to repeat.

The Neptunes, too, were a hit with audiences. Each member of the band had their own unique personality that helped to make them stand out. Shelly was smart and resourceful, Clamhead was a bit of a goofball, Biff was tough and no-nonsense, and Bubbles was the loveable goofball of the group. Their interactions and the humor they brought to the show made them just as big a draw as Jabberjaw himself.

Another reason that Jabberjaw was so popular was the music. Every episode featured at least one musical number from the Neptunes, and the songs were catchy and fun. The songs had a surf rock and pop feel that perfectly matched the show’s setting and themes. The music also helped to establish the show’s sense of fun and playfulness, making it a hit with kids and adults alike.

While Jabberjaw was primarily a kids’ show, it also had crossover appeal for adults. The show often had callbacks to classic monster movies and other pop culture references that adults would have recognized. Additionally, the humor was clever and not solely intended for a young audience. These elements helped to make Jabberjaw a family-friendly show that entertained viewers from all demographics.

Overall, Jabberjaw was a fun and entertaining show that captured the hearts of viewers during its two-year run on ABC. With its lovable characters, catchy music, and exciting adventures, it’s no wonder that the show is still remembered fondly to this day.

Jabberjaw is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 1976.

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There's No Heel Like El Eel
16. There's No Heel Like El Eel
December 18, 1976
El Eel demands tribute from the entire undersea world by threatening to turn its inhabitants into stone using a mysterious power.
The Piranha Plot
15. The Piranha Plot
December 11, 1976
Jabberjaw and the Neptunes are passengers on a tanker that is suddenly snapped up by the jaws of the Pirahna's ship. They discover a giant rocket and uncover Pirahna's plan to launch it, spreading a mist over the country.
The Fast-Paced Chase Race
14. The Fast-Paced Chase Race
December 4, 1976
Evil Dr. Robek invents a microbe with a fantastic appetite for oil. He plans to smuggle his invention to Petrolaqua so he can coerce world leaders to capitulate or he will destroy undersea oil deposits.
Malice In Aqualand
13. Malice In Aqualand
November 27, 1976
Jabberjaw and his friends travel to an underwater amusement park where they encounter Dr. Cybron and Zokon, who are planning to rule the world by kidnapping the president of the Undersea Nations Organization and replacing him with a robot.
The Bermuda Triangle Tangle
12. The Bermuda Triangle Tangle
November 25, 1976
Jabberjaw and the gang accidentally enter the domain of Sorceress Madame Sargasso and are taken prisoner. They discover the sorceress has electro-magnetic powers which must be fed by diamonds. Jabberjaw must save the Neptunes after she turns them into zombies to work her diamond mines
The Helpin' The Sculpin'
11. The Helpin' The Sculpin'
November 20, 1976
Jabberjaw and gang encounter the sinister Sculpin, who stole an unfinished time machine from Professor Thorstein, the inventor. Sculpin orders the Professor captured so that he can complete the time machine. Unfortunately, Clamhead looks just like the Professor and is captured instead.
Help, Help I'ts The Phantom Kelp
10. Help, Help I'ts The Phantom Kelp
November 13, 1976
The Phantom, using a high-powered growth ray, plans to raise an army of ferocious prehistoric plants, which would make the Aqua International Corporation bow to his demands.
Ali Jabber And The Secret Thieves
9. Ali Jabber And The Secret Thieves
November 6, 1976
Jabberjaw and the Neptunes, touring the undersea kingdom of Hydrabia, meet two henchmen of the evil Volton, who lives in a magic electrolamp. Jabberjaw buys the lamp as a souvenir and unwittingly releases the evil energy of Volton.
Claim-Jumped Jabber
8. Claim-Jumped Jabber
October 30, 1976
Using a powerful beam of ice, Coldfinger confiscates all the deeds to the richest mines in Aqualaska - except for Jabberjaw's gold mine.
The Great White Shark
7. The Great White Shark
October 23, 1976
Hoping to capture the nation's leaders and rule the undersea lands, Commander Shark boards an ocean liner and kidnaps the Ambassador of Aquatania. Since the Neptunes were aboard the ship at the time, they are accused of the kidnapping and are ordered to return the Ambassador or go to prison.
Hang Onto Your Hat, Jabber
6. Hang Onto Your Hat, Jabber
October 16, 1976
The Brotherhood of Evil threatens the undersea world when it learns the Power Helmut, invented by Professor Ortega, grants its wearer's every wish. Jabberjaw accidentally runs into the Brotherhood's evil henchmen and exchanges Shelly's sombrero for the Power Helmut. The henchmen chase after Jabberjaw in order to retrieve the Power Helmut.
The Sourpuss Octopus
5. The Sourpuss Octopus
October 9, 1976
Jabberjaw and the gang are safari-bound with archaeologist Dr. Acosta, who seeks the ancient treasure of Panaqua using Sao Mareno Museum's famous code disc. The sinister Octopus steals the disc for himself.
Run, Jabber , Run
4. Run, Jabber , Run
September 25, 1976
Jabberjaw races to foil an espionage group and win the underwater Olympics.
Atlantis Get Lost
3. Atlantis Get Lost
October 2, 1976
Jabberjaw and his friends travel to Atlantis and meet Dorsal, a power-hungry prime minister and his naive queen.
There's No Place Like Outer Space
2. There's No Place Like Outer Space
September 18, 1976
Jabberjaw and The Neptunes run into an alien invasion as they give a concert.
Dr. Lo Has Got To Go
1. Dr. Lo Has Got To Go
September 11, 1976
Jabberjaw and his friends try to defeat Dr. Lo, who has developed a growth ray which is threatening the underwater cities.
Where to Watch Jabberjaw
Jabberjaw is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jabberjaw on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (1,064)