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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1452266899092104700˛%% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:299:[[Magazine/{{MAD}} https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mad_magazine_jaws.png]]]]˛˛A StockParody of the movie ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', typically involving a [[ThreateningShark shark]] or any other creature that threatens a small-town community, killing off a large number of RedShirt characters that appear. Expect an appearance by some or all of the following: [[MadeOfExplodium exploding air tanks]], [[SharkFinOfDoom ominous fins]], a local politician or businessman [[SuitWithVestedInterests insisting that nothing is wrong]], someone who [[MemeticMutation requires a bigger boat]], and of course, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic low bass strings playing minor 2nds]] in the background when the creature appears. If the shark itself is singing the music, that goes under SillyAnimalSound. As many moments from the movie are iconic and easily recognizable, a ''Jaws'' reference can vary in length from a brief StockShoutOut to a WholePlotReference. ˛˛Not to be confused with JawsFirstPersonPerspective, which is specifically a video game trope. ˛˛Compare: MobySchtick, AttackOfTheKillerWhatever, SuperPersistentPredator. ˛˛---- ˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Advertisments]]˛* A Hostess commercial from the 90s had a shark mistake a fat woman on an inner tube for a Ding Dong. After knocking her out of the tube, it confusedly asked where the cream filling was.˛* ''Advertising/CharlieTheTuna'': Bruce is introduced rearing up from an underwater cliff in the same position as the Jaws cover. He's even named for the production nickname for the shark animatronic, and is hinted to be the shark from the movie as well, being a Hollywood star.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Kisame (who is associated with sharks and uses them in battle) is beaten using an attack that is based on a pressurized air explosion, much like the shark in the first ''Jaws''. At the time, Kisame was inside a giant [[MakingASplash Water Shark Jutsu]]. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* It wasn't a parody, but the UK AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/{{Action}}'' (no relation to ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' whatsoever) had a regular strip called "''Hook-Jaw!''" about a marauding monster-great white shark that for some reason only attacked bad guys. It was notoriously gory and was the subject of censors, who daubed it "The Sevenpenny Nightmare" (the cost of "Action" was 7pence per issue at the time) after its gory tone, and may even have led to the eventual demise of the comic as a whole. ˛* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': In the story "Het Kregelige Ketje" Manneken Pis falls in the sea and is attacked by a shark mimicking the "Jaws" poster. The animal even adds another wink by saying: "Maybe this will make me eligible for "the film"." ˛* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': In the story "Haaiman" a shark attacks a couple on a private boat. One of them even says: "It resembles a movie." ˛* The DC cover for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Rain, Rain, Go Away" has the girls in the water with float devices on their arms as they are about to be attacked Jaws-style by the story's monster.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Strips]]˛* [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1992/ga920216.gif This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' Sunday strip banner featured a ''Jaws'' parody. ˛* One ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip has Paige idly humming the ''Jaws'' theme while standing by her locker. When she looks up, the nerdy boy with a crush on her has suddenly appeared right in front of her. She, of course, lets out a [[FauxHorrific bloodcurdling scream.]] ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]˛* There's a ''Jaws'' parody at the beginning of the film ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' which even has [[AdamWesting the same actress]] as the beginning of ''Jaws'' (not to mention [[Creator/StevenSpielberg the same director]]) going skinnydipping, where she's "attacked" by a Japanese submarine. ˛* Several 1980s and late 1970s movies [[FollowTheLeader trying to emulate the box-office success]] of ''Jaws'': ˛** The film ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'' is essentially ''Jaws'' with a killer whale instead of a shark. However, the only reason the killer whale killed people was for revenge after his mate and unborn child were killed. ˛** The 1978 B-movie ''Barracuda'' is [[FollowTheLeader basically a clone of Jaws]] involving a beachfront resort town being terrorized. Unlike the aforementioned Jaws or Orca however, this movie involves not one but several killer fish. ˛** The low-budget horror movie [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082083/ Blood Beach]] was about a killer creature that lurked beneath the sands of the beach and sucked beach goers into the sand. ˛** One of the first shark-themed movies to appear after ''Jaws'' was the aptly-titled ''The Jaws of Death''. ˛* The opening of ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' shows the plane's tail slowly and menacingly moving between the clouds, set to the Jaws theme tune. ˛* ''Film/{{Sharknado}}'', unsurprisingly, contains multiple shout-outs to ''Jaws'': ˛** First, there's a moment when the characters feed a shark a scuba tank and then shoot the tank. ˛** Nova's backstory includes the line "Six people went in the water that day, and one little girl came out", a reference to Quint's monologue about his near-shark experience in WWII. ˛** And finally, "We're gonna [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope need a bigger chopper!]]" ˛* The parody horror movie ''Saturday The 14th'' manages to pull off a Jaws spoof coupled with a spoof of another famous horror movie by having a fin show up in a battub of a bathing girl, complete with a similar riff, only for the monster to rise and reveal an {{Expy}} of ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon''. ˛* Also done in the Dutch comedy "Filmpje" (1995) with Paul De Leeuw, when his character swims towards other beach guests, who immediately run in freight. The music during this scene is directly taken from "Jaws". ˛* ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'' features a scene in which Ace encounters a great white shark in a large aquarium tank, thinking he had found Snowflake, a dolphin. The setup is a reference to Brody's first direct meeting with the shark on the ''Orca'', and what follows is a very silly parody of the original attack on the skinny dipping girl.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* A long sketch on ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' was a ''Jaws'' parody involving a shark that attacked from your toilet. ˛* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' episode "Gnaws". Giant rats in London's [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Absurdly Spacious Sewers]]. ˛* The "Land Shark" sketches from the early run of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', where the shark knocks on someone's front door (with the theme music playing in the background), usually passing himself off as a Candy-gram, then attacking them when they open the door. ˛* A shark gobbles up a Whammy and Tammy Whammette as they water ski on ''Series/PressYourLuck.''˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Music]]˛* The song "Baby Shark" started out as a [[http://dragon.sleepdeprived.ca/songbook/songs3/S3_31.htm campfire song]] about Jaws growing up and eating a swimmer, while another version starts by introducing a Jaws family. As the song became popular as a catchy children's song, the story shifted to a family of sharks hunting a school of fish [[NeverSayDie who ultimately survive]]. The most popular version of the song by the South Korean company Pinkfong starts with chords reminiscent of the ''Jaws'' theme (though they're actually [[RockMeAmadeus lifted from a song]] by Music/AntoninDvorak).˛* Darryl Rhoades and the Hahavishnu Orchestra's "Surfin' Shark" uses the premise while parodying Jan & Dean's "Dead Man's Curve."˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Print Media]]˛* Cover of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine [[http://www.madcoversite.com/mad180.html issue 180, January 1976.]] ˛[[/folder]]˛˛˛[[folder:Theater]]˛* ''Giant Killer Shark: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Killer_Shark:_The_Musical The Musical]]''. The writers bypassed the legal process of getting the rights to adapt ''Jaws'' by [[WritingAroundTrademarks never making a direct reference to the film]]; for example, the characters live on [[YouWannaGetSued "A Copyright-Protected Island"]]. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Toys]]˛* In the original 16-series issue of Wacky Packages from the mid-1970s, I'm pretty sure that the only novel they parodied was Jaws. [[http://www.wackypackages.org/stickers/15th_series/gums_small.html The sticker was "Gums", the world's oldest shark.]] ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Original]]˛* Pops up in director Joe Nicolosi's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEbwhWDYwM Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film]]''. The video, a fake trailer for a horror movie in which the characters make ''smart'' decisions, includes a clip in which the mayor of a small beach town is told there's a man-eating beast in the water. Cut to a "BEACH CLOSED" sign being hammered into the sand (and someone in the background yelling "You're gonna need a bigger sign!")˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'': ˛** The first act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E3ADayAtTheOffice A Day At The Office]]" had Bogus getting chased by a shark that Mr. Anybody had added to the picture of the beachside setting. ˛** This was subverted in the first act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]", as while a shark does start chasing after Brattus while he's surfing, the shark just winds up running into a rock and gets taken out of action before Brattus could even notice that he was being followed. ˛* This was the PlotPoint of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Clams", in which Mr. Krabs swears revenge on a clam that stole his millionth dollar, when he took Spongebob and Squidward on a fishing trip in celebration of earning said dollar. Of course, Mr. Krabs summoned the clam in the first place by playing ominous music. ˛** There's also "[=SpongeBob=], Sandy and the Worm", in which Bikini Bottom is terrorized by an Alaskan bullworm, and Sandy goes after it because it ate her tail. It even includes a parody of Shaw's introduction from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. ˛* In the WesternAnimation/{{Garfield Special|s}} "Garfield's Feline Fantasies", Garfield tries to get at Jon's goldfish, only for the Jaws theme to start playing and for a shark to emerge from the fishbowl and scare Garfield. ˛* The ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' episode, "Incident at Chlorine Lake" involves a trophy bass attacking people at a swimming pool. Bill the Lab Guy plans to study the Trophy Bass, and The Mayor unsuccessfully tries to convince everyone that the water is safe. ˛* While adrift in a lifeboat, the starving Miguel and Tulio from [=DreamWorks'=] ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' brighten when an exhausted seagull lands on the far end of an oar. However, before the two men can capture the bird, a shark breaks the surface, and devours the bird and half the oar in one bite. The shark is seen exactly as it appears on the ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' movie poster. Technically, this is an in-house ShoutOut, since Steven Spielberg directed ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and is one founder of [=DreamWorks SKG=]. ˛* Two cartoon series appeared shortly after ''Jaws'': [=DePatie=]-Freleng's ''Misterjaw'' and Hanna-Barbera's ''Jabberjaw''. ˛* The ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "The Deepening". A movie with a similar plot was filmed in town years ago, and Mr. Fischoder buys the mechanical shart from the movie as a parkside attraction. The Belcher kids play with it and it turns on and falls on its side, sending it wriggling across the block. The residents treat is as if it were a real shark attacking, and it's up to Bob to stop it. ˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':˛** In the episode "Itchy and Scratchy Land" a flashback shows the Simpsons at a beach where Homer scares everybody away with a fake dorsal fin on his back. When Bart does the same he believes him to be "Sharkboy" and runs away too. The music during this scene is a parody of "Jaws". ˛** "Lisa's First Word": Homer and Marge consider buying a houseboat from the Sea Captain; his pitch is cut short by a shark, which he proceeds to fight. The shark looks identical to the one on the "Jaws" poster. ˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': The episode "Monster Hunt" is about the boys hunting a mysterious sea monster that is terrorizing the local lake. [[spoiler:It was really Carl's pet turtle that he released into the lake and was later mutated by toxic waste from Jimmy's lab dumped by his father.]] Many scenes in the episode are pretty much directly remade from ''Jaws'' only animated and [[{{Bowdlerise}} a lot less violent.]]˛** In "The Mighty Wheezers", the ''Jaws'' theme plays when Jimmy slips the Wheezers experimental pills in their sleep, with his signature hairdo acting as the fin.˛* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dee Dee doing this (with her twin GirlishPigtails serving as the shark fin) prior to attacking Dexter in the library.˛* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': After Lois temporarily becomes single, your friendly-neighborhood sexual predator, Quagmire sings the Jaws theme as catchprase "gi-gi-gi-gi-giggity" in supermarket while pushing a shopping cart.˛[[/folder]]˛----

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