February 23rd, 2011

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From Ahab, crabs who steal, and eerie eels with evil rays?

Episode Number: JBJ-16
Title: ``There's No Heel Like El Eel''
Original Airdate: 18 December 1976
Production Code: 84-15
Plot: The Neptunes try to free Barcelaqua from the tyranny of El Eel and his petrifying Power Ray. To do this Jabberjaw takes on the disguises of legendary ``Masked Avenger'' El Jabbo and the villainous El Suavo.
Locations: El Eel's hacienda; Barcelaqua; Madra Aqua (referenced, not visited).
Guest Characters: El Eel, Minions 1-2, Townsmen 1-3, Mayor, Desk Clerk's Wife, Young Woman, Townsmen 4-5, Minions 3-4, Townsman 6, Rancher.
Songs: ``You've Got To Believe In Love'' (chase); ``I Told You Once'' (performance, fragment; two separate pieces jammed together)

Thoughts:
El Eel opens in a sprawling hacienda under several clearly-marked domes and orders the collection of more ``taxes'' from Barcelaqua. Minions 1 and 2 protest it's been only a week and they may not be able to pay again. El Eel warns they will pay again or they'll feel his Power as he turns them to stone.

To get to his stone-Power room El Eel opens a secret door in the bookshelf; the wall in there dilates open. El Eel reminds himself that no one can defy his Power and soon he'll demand tribute from the entire undersea world.

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I think this is Jabberjaw's only kiss not inspired by mind control for the series.

Trivia: The fourth edition, published 2002, of the International Hydrographic Organization's Special Publication Number S.23, ``Limits of Oceans and Seas'', defining the boundaries and limits of bodies of water, was 24 4pages long. Source: Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories, Simon Winchester.

Currently Reading: Masters of Time, A E Van Vogt.