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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.]] Left to right: Biff, Bubbles, Jabberjaw, Clamhead, Shelley.[[/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"

In 1976, Creator/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 [[WesternAnimation/CartoonNetworkGroovies 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 aforementioned [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn1pf0Xi3nU music video.]]
* AlphaBitch: Shelly is this in general, but it's usually directed at Jabberjaw.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Plentiful, not to mention how Jabber walks.
* BalefulPolymorph: In one episode Shelly and Clamhead are turned into sharks and, along with Jabberjaw, 'trained' to become remorseless destroyers. It works about as well as you'd think.
* BandToon: The show is built around a band called the Neptunes touring the colonized ocean floor.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Used in the first episode, where the main characters plummet to Earth from a rocket.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Jabberjaw threatened to sue Shelley for plagiarism when she borrowed his.
* ButtMonkey: Jabberjaw... even his catchphrase lampshades it!
* CatchPhrase: Jabber's "No Respect! No Respect!", Biff's "Hoppin' Halibuts!", and "Jumpin' Jellyfish!", and Clamhead's "Wowwy-wow-wow!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} / DumbBlonde: Bubbles[[note]]Whose personality was allegedly based on Gracie Allen.[[/note]]
* DomedHometown: Pretty much every underwater city has to be domed.
* FlintstoneTheming: Most places in the show are parody names but with an underwater theme.
* TheFuture: Press materials and one song indicate that this show takes place in the year 2062.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In "No Helpin' the Sculpin", Clamhead is mistaken for a scientist by the villainous Sculpin. The others show up to try to help him 'fix' the time machine the Sculpin has him working on. They, of course, are just trying to scam him to let Clamhead go. But it turns out they actually fix it to work.
* HeyThatsMyLine: Shelly once used Jabberjaw's catchphrase. Jabberjaw threatened to sue her for that.
* JerkAss: Shelly, although sometimes she was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* MadScientist: Dr Lo, The Octopus and The Phantom of the Kelp, among others.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jabber's voice is patterned after Curly of the Three Stooges, even with some same verbal tics.
* OnlySaneWoman: Despite her vanity, Shelly is sane enough to see the flaws in Biff's or Bubbles' idiotic ideas.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Brotherhood of Evil is one in "Hang On To Your Hat Jabber". The main leader keeps a mask over his face while everyone else only reveals their faces under a hood.
* SecretIdentity: Some villains in this show have these, but that being said most of these are to disguise MadScientist agendas instead of a ScoobyDooHoax.
* ShoutOut: In one episode, the group of villains are designed to look like [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Zorak]] but follow the orders of a different alien named Domax.
* StandardizedLeader: Biff fills the role of the group leader on this show.
* TailfinWalking: How Jabberjaw gets around.
* ThreateningShark:
** Subverted, as Jabberjaw is harmless to humans. Though not to Shelly, for different reasons.
** Played with by a VillainOfTheWeek who turned his {{Mooks}} into sharks, and by a shark woman Francine Lafinn who tried to seduce Jabberjaw in "Claim-Jumped Jabber".
* TotallyRadical: Seriously, who in real life actually says "Wowwy-wow-wow!"?!
* UnderwaterBase: if a villian has a base on this show, it is underwater.
* UnexpectedInheritance: In "Claim-Jumped Jabber" Jabberjaw inherits a gold mine for having saved an old prospector. But in the end, [[SubvertedTrope this is a clerical error]], as the proper recipient was a Mr. Jabberclaw (who is human).
* WackyRacing: "The Fast Paced Chase Race" has most of its plot take place during a underwater race with many shenanigans throughout.
* 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"