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[[caption-width-right:350:The Neptunes in concert. Don't worry, the drummer is harmless.[[note]][[FridgeLogic And still breathing, oddly enough.]][[/note]]]]

->''Me and my friends get no respect,\\
What does Franchise/{{Scooby|Doo}} do that we neglect?\\
We be puttin' all our foes in check,\\
but me and my friends get no respect!''
-->-- '''Pain''', from their song "Running Underwater"

->"''Jabberjaw'' is a great white shark with a voice like Curly from ''Film/TheThreeStooges''. That's an odd concept, I don't care where you're from. That makes ''HRPufnstuf'' look staid."
-->-- '''[[MST3K Mike Nelson]]''', ''Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese''

In 1976, HannaBarbera created this show for Creator/{{ABC}} as a response to the popularity of the film ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Creator/FrankWelker based the lead character's voice on Curly Howard from ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', along with Rodney Dangerfield's CatchPhrase, "I don't get no respect."[[note]]He would later go on to actually voice Curly in "The Robonic Stooges" segments on Skatebirds using the same voice.[[/note]]

Jabberjaw, an amphibious shark, is the drummer in a rock band called the Neptunes. His human friends are guitarist Biff, bassist Clamhead, keyboardist Bubbles and tambourinist Shelly; the last appeared to be allergic to Jabberjaw's displays of affection. When they're not making music, Jabberjaw and his friends solve mysteries UnderTheSea, in yet another variation on the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' formula. They live in a [[TheFuture future]] when the ocean floor has been extensively colonized, with [[DomedHomeTown domed cities]] and the like.

In subsequent seasons, Jabberjaw was a referee in ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' and a competitor in ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''.

Creator/CartoonNetwork did a short music video in the 1990s that {{ReVision}}ed the Neptunes as an alternative-rock band, with Clamhead as a trumpeter; the video still airs regularly as filler on the Boomerang network.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn1pf0Xi3nU music video]]
* AdventureTowns
* AlphaBitch: Shelly is this in general, but it's usually directed at Jabberjaw.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Jabberjaw threatened to sue Shelley for plagiarism when she borrowed his.
* CatchPhrase: Biff's "Hoppin' Halibuts!", and "Jumpin' Jellyfish!", and Clamhead's "Wowwy-wow-wow!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} / DumbBlonde: Bubbles[[note]]Who's personality was allegedly based on Gracie Allen.[[/note]]
* DetectiveAnimal: Jabberjaw helps Biff, Shelly, Bubbles, and Clamhead solve mysteries in a futuristic underwater world.
* DomedHometown
* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Subverted, as Jabberjaw is harmless to humans.
** Though not to Shelly, [[{{Kissgusting}} for different reasons]].
** Played with by a VillainOfTheWeek who turned his {{Mooks}} into sharks, and by a shark woman who tried to seduce Jabberjaw.
* {{Expy}}: Shelly and Bubbles resemble [[JosieAndThePussycats Alexandra and Melody]], respectively.
** And they sometimes stand like [[ScoobyDoo Daphne and Velma]].
** Clamhead resembles [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]].
** JAbberjaw does speak a bit like [[TheThreeStooges Curly]], and can fit the part to a degree, beside being a shark.
** In one episode, the group of villains were lead by dark green mantises that look suspiciously like [[SpaceGhost Zorak]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture
* FiveManBand
** Biff (TheLeader)
** Shelly (TheLancer)
** Clamhead (TheSmartGuy)
** Jabberjaw (TheBigGuy)
** Bubbles (TheChick)
* TheFuture
* HeyThatsMyLine: Shelly once used Jabberjaw's catchphrase. Jabberjaw threatened to sue her for that.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Barry Gordon was Clamhead's voice.
* JerkAss: Shelly, although sometimes she was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* {{Kissgusting}}: Shelly's reaction to being kissed by Jabberjaw. It gets some justification in Pain's "Running Underwater".
-->'''Shelly''': But I will never date you 'cuz you smell like bait.
* MadScientist
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* PlanetOfHats
* StandardizedLeader: Biff
* TailfinWalking: How Jabberjaw gets around.
* TotallyRadical: Seriously, who in real life actually says "Wowwy-wow-wow!"?!
* UnderwaterBase[=/=]UnderwaterCity
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Robotic shark ejectors!
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->''Who's gonna talk like [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly]], since Curly isn't here?''\\
''Who's gonna chase down villains and then turn around and run in fear?''\\
''Who's gonna stand for justice, when bad guys break the law?''\\
''You know who I'm talkin' about, we're Clamhead, Shelly, Bubbles, and Biff,''\\
''but if you're catchin' a whiff of fish, it's'' '''Jabberjaw!'''
-->-- '''Pain''', From their song "Running Underwater"