[ We go from the general transformation-equipped helmet to a simpler gadget capable of transforming people into sharks. You can see the many uses for a way to make sharks as intelligent as any of the Neptunes, can't you? ]
Episode Number: JBJ-7
Title: "The Great Shark Switch"
Original Airdate: 23 October 1976
Production Code: 84-7
Plot: An evil shark-themed organization plots to take over the undersea world by abducting ambassadors to a conference. To beef up his Minion count Commander Shark uses a shark-transformation-booth on Shelly and Clamhead, who were trying to clear the Neptunes of complicity in the Ambassadorial abductions. The Neptunes force the unravelling of the conspiracy in short order.
Locations: Aquatania, Marine Springs,
Guest Characters: Commander Shark, Minions, Ambassador, Captain, Police Seargent, Police Robots, Clam, Drill Seargent, Lobster.
Songs: ``There's A Mountain Of Time'' (chase, fragment), ``You Gotta Believe In Love'' (performance, fragment)
Rather than stop Commander Shark's invasion, the Neptunes get Shelly and Clamhead back to normal first, making use of the luckily clearly labelled transformation-reversal buttons. I question the plausibility of such reverse-shark buttons.
Trivia: Edward Gibbon was Member of Parliament for Liskeard when he began writing The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Source: Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes, Christopher Hibbert.
Currently Reading: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front In World War II, Doris Kearns Goodwin.