December 4th, 2010

krazy koati

When his friends get in a jam

[ Of course it was inevitable that Jabberjaw would do an Aladdin's Lamp episode, although come to think of it, this wasn't the sort of genie who gives out wishes that trn malicious and it's more just a strange monster of vaguely defined powers. ]

Episode Number: JBJ-9
Title: "Ali Jabber and the Secret Thieves"
Original Airdate: 6 November 1976
Production Code: 84-9
Plot: The Order of Secret Thieves plans to rule Persiastan using the Mighty Volton, genie-like being of an electro-lamp which Jabberjaw bought. The genie is revealed when the Order's power outage makes Jabberjaw turn it on. The Neptunes infiltrate the Secret Thieves to recapture Volton.
Locations: Persiastan,
Guest Characters: Hasim, Minions, Mighty Volton, Storekeeper, Mouse, Police Officers, Club Maitre d', Thief, Video Book Author, Persiastan Royal.
Songs: ``Cruising 2062'' (performance, fragment), ``I'm Coming Back'' (chase)

Thoughts:
The Order of Secret Thieves has these pretty slick-looking aquacars meant to evoke flying carpets.

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Given his choice of the royal treasures Jabberjaw picks the lamp which is also a shark ejector, and the royal (Sultan, I suppose) lets him have it. The Sultan(?) knows what he lamp contains, and who is picking it out. Apparently the Sultan(?) gives out rewards laced with sarcasm.

Trivia: In October 1833 newspapers reported the Barings bank was preparing a ship to be manned exclusively by seamen who had pledged to not drink alcohol nor to blaspheme; the report was correct and the Alexander Baring, of 550 tons, was the ship. Source: The Sixth Great Power: A History Of One Of The Greatest Of All Banking Families, The House Of Barings, 1762 - 1929, Philip Ziegler.

Currently Reading: Pulitzer: A Life, Denis Brian.