November 29th, 2010

krazy koati


[ This is an episode I found really amusing; it starts off with a great 500-yard expository dash to start off the story, and then throws in a series of wonderful events around a nigh-omnipotent hat to carry them on. ]

Episode Number: JBJ-6
Title: "Hang Onto Your Hat, Jabber"
Original Airdate: 16 October 1976
Production Code: 84-6
Plot: The Brotherhood of Evil steals a ``power helmet'' capable of making the wearer's every wish come true, which Jabberjaw accidentally gets. The Brotherhood of Evil lures them to their underwater castle, and after disguising themselves as novitiates the Neptunes manage to set off a series of weird magical transformations and foil yet another evil scheme.
Locations: Aquapulco
Guest Characters: Dr Ortega, Unnamed scientist, Minions, Brotherhood of Evil Master, Master of Ceremonies, Mister Harris, Spooky Hostess, Carlos the Butler.
Songs: ``Ain't Gonna Walk It''(?) (performance, fragment), ``I Told You Once' (chase)

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As thanks, Jabberjaw uses the power helmet to make Shelly adore him. I have a moral objection to using mind control, what with it being mind control, even when it's kind of funny.

Trivia: The DuMont Network's Washington station, WTTG, was granted commercial status on 29 November 1946. Source: The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television, David Weinstein.

Currently Reading: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front In World War II, Doris Kearns Goodwin.