isterjaw was a
shark. A sleek predator of the deep that is master of its
habitat; menacing, unpredictable and not to be trifled with.
True to the nature of his kind, Misterjaw took the greatest
pleasure in sneaking up on unsuspecting victims and yelling,
"Gotcha!" while baring his teeth and making a show of lethality.
The top hat and tuxedo vest wearing shark, however, was content
to merely scare humans. That was not the case with Harry Halibut
though, a tasty morsel of a fish that was constantly on the run
(or rather, swim) from Misterjaw. Luckily for the little fellow,
Misterjaw couldn't resist yelling 'gotcha' before attempting to
dine, which gave the halibut enough warning to escape (although
all the 'gotchas' couldn't have done his heart much
Every big shot
needs a lackey, and Misterjaw had his - a bootlicking, ego
booster called Catfish, who accompanied Misterjaw everywhere and
was always ready to throw Misterjaw (who he referred to as
"Boss" or "Chief") a compliment. He was also there to take the
blame when something went wrong. Misterjaw had a slew of names
for Catfish when he got upset, such as "nitwit," "knucklehead"
or "dummy." If he was particularly upset he'd threaten to give
Catfish a 'gotcha,' which never ceased to intimidate Catfish
because he knew what a good 'gotcha' could do.
adventures, Misterjaw was occasionally confronted with a shark
hunter called Fearless Freddy. Freddy wasn't fearless, but he
did show more nerve when it came to sharks than most people
would. Unfortunately for Fearless Freddy, he was always one step
behind Misterjaw, who saw the shark hunter's pursuit as just
another opportunity to get in some good scares.
Misterjaw were around six minutes in length and shown alongside
other cartoon segments as part of The Pink Panther Laugh and
a Half-Hour and a Half show in 1976, and then as a segment
on Think Pink Panther! the following season.