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Big Mouth Billy Bass in action
Big Mouth Billy Bass in action

Big Mouth Billy Bass is an Animatronic singing toy, resembling a Largemouth Bass, popular in 2000 and 2001. Made of rubber stretched over a mechanical frame. At first glance it closely resembles a mounted fish. Designed by Gemmy Industries, turns it's head out and then wiggles on its trophy plaque and sings kitschy cover songs, such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green. The singing mechanism was originally activated by a motion sensor and was originally intended to startle a passerby. Eventually a button was added to activate it. There have also been several unsucessful copycat toys based on it, featuring various animals such as Rainbow Trout, Lobsters, and even fish bones. The concept was also adapted into a large mounted deer head. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 520 pixelsFull resolution (2952 × 1917 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 520 pixelsFull resolution (2952 × 1917 pixel, file size: 2. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... William Billy Bass Nelson (born 1951) is a U.S. musician, who was the original bassist for the P Funk band. ... Audio-Animatronics is the registered trademark for a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... A teddy bear A Toy is an object used in play. ... Binomial name Micropterus salmoides The Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a species of fish. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A taxidermied snow leopard. ... Gemmy Industries is a American company, famous for producing such toy and novelty items as Big Mouth Billy Bass, Airblown Inflatables, and the new Buck, the Animated Trophy talking deer head. ... Kitsch is a German term that has been used to categorize art that is considered an inferior copy of an existing style. ... Dont Worry, Be Happy is the title and famous principal lyric of a song by popular musician Bobby McFerrin, the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that position for two weeks in September of 1988. ... Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... It has been suggested that Steelhead be merged into this article or section. ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ... “Fawn” redirects here. ...

Big Mouth Billy Bass at rest
Big Mouth Billy Bass at rest

The toys appeared frequently in pop culture at the time, featured on television programs such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Sopranos, South Park, The Office and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. A November 2006 Verizon Wireless commercial featured one that sang Christmas carols. Big Mouth Billy Bass was also mentioned in Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie wherein Jeff Foxworthy said that a person with more than three of the toys (which Jeff himself is admittedly guilty of(Bill reveals he has 4)) "might be a redneck". Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... This article is about the TV series. ... South Park is an American, Emmy Award-winning[1] animated television comedy series about four fourth-grade school boys who live in the small town of South Park, Colorado. ... The main cast of The Office UK The Office is the title of two television situation comedy shows created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. ... Categories: TV Spin-offs | Television talk shows | Television stubs ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... The cast of The Dukes of Hazzard, representing an assortment of redneck stereotypes. ...


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Colorado Technical University (263 words)
The Big Mouth Billy Bass (figure 1) is a robot that begins to sing and move when someone walks up to it.
The Big Mouth Billy Bass evolved from a stuffed fish mounted on a plaque.
The Big Mouth Billy Bass consists of a variety of different materials such as plastic, latex rubber, wires, wood, and metal.
Big Mouth Billy Bass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (158 words)
Billy Bass can also refer to Billy Bass Nelson, a bassist who was part of P-Funk.
Big Mouth Billy Bass is an Animatronic singing toy, resembling a bass, popular in 2000 and 2001.
Made of rubber stretched over a mechanical frame (in order to more closely resemble a mounted trophy fish), Billy Bass, designed by Gemmy Industries, wiggles on its trophy plaque while singing kitschy songs, such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
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