It’s officially summertime, so let’s make the best of it. For those of us yearning for those gloomy Autumn days spent watching horror movies and crisp moonlit nights waiting on line for a really bad haunted hayride, we do have minimal opportunities to capitalize on certain scares that summer actually provides. One of the most terrifying aspects of the summer is the possibility of a shark attack if you happen to go in the ocean. I easily dodge that risk by skipping the middleman and just watch JAWS and call it a day.

Aside from the most famous onscreen appearance of a shark in history, there’s so many more instances of Sharks in pop culture. On the latest episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, Matt and I bring up all of that whacked out shark stuff! Our mutual fondness for sharks lead us to talk about their pop culture counterparts for a whole hour. As always, we’ve got some outstanding nostalgic choices as well as a few modern ones! It will fill the void as we approach the best time of the year.

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*You’ll definitely be familiar with the majority of our selections , but feel free to leave us some of your shark picks in the comments that didn’t get mentioned on the show! I’m sure I’ll get threats for not mentioning King Shark, but there’s always a sequel.

  • Great episode! I’m a total freak for sharks!

    Back in 2010, I wrote a blog article about commercials featuring Jaws or shark related parodies. http://meandyouandablognamedboo.blogspot.com/2010/06/jaws-week-jaws-as-pitchman.html

  • Marc

    Two observations about Street Sharks. First, if you poke around YouTube, you’ll find a very young Vin Diesel (complete with hair!) doing his best tough biker impression while hawking Street Sharks merchandize at some toy expo in the early nineties.

    Second, anyone else feel that the voice of our evil Austrian scientist type (as someone on the show put it, “S&M Dr. Mindbender”) sounds just like Klaus the talking goldfish from American Dad?

    Also, does anyone else remember the GI Joe Cobra tank called the Hammerhead? A wheeled assault vehicle that had three detachable submarine type pods? I got that for my birthday or Christmas in the early nineties and spent a lot of time at the beach with that thing. The green tinted plastic cupolas on the vehicles really sold it.