Jaws Say the Word



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Written by:

Lane Raichert

Directed by:

Berny Wolf

Broadcast Information

Syndication Premiere: November 8, 1988

USA Premiere: November 12, 1988

"Jaws Say the Word" is the 19th episode of Season 4. Allstar saves a kind and friendly shark named Joey, who follows him around, leading others to believe Allstar's not brave.

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Joey following Allstar

Plot Summary

Early in the morning, Allstar takes Occy out for a swimmies, where he bumps into Junior and Willie (while still in his pajamas). Junior dares Allstar to grab the bone from the lionfish in front of them, but Allstar tells him that you can't prove to be brave by doing something stupid. Junior then takes the bone and shows it off. In the meantime, Allstar hears howling, so he swims over to see a crying shark named Joey, who has a fish hook stuck in his paw. Allstar takes it out, and so Joey offers to pay him back. As Allstar heads over to get a clamburger, a salesman tries selling him a fish fry machine. Joey scares off the salesman, and soon everyone in town is startled by him. At the clamburger stand, Daffney and Tooter swim to him, not believing he's brave. They assume he is when Joey arrives, but Joey says he's his bodyguard, and they get mad because Junior "told the truth." 

Joey follows Allstar to school, and he has eaten everything from the fridge to his homework. Allstar ends up falling asleep in math class while also failing his homework assignment. Everyone at school is scared of the shark, and Allstar can't take it anymore. He pretends to stop a bank robbery to prove he can do things on his own, but Joey soon finds out and gets upset with Allstar. Not having friends, Allstar plays jacks with Occy. Meanwhile, Junior's doing the dare at Devil's Bridge, only to fall down near the high currents. Allstar comes over to his rescue, and then they both fall off with Joey saving them. Everyone soon learns that you don't have to do something stupid to prove that you're brave.

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Junior holding a lionfish bone

Background Info

  • Casey is the only snork absent in this episode, although Willie mentions her being another brave snork
  • This is the first time a shark has appeared in the series
  • The same high school area appears again in Snorkerella

Memorable Quotes

Junior: Hey, what's with the cure jammies? Forget to get dressed this morning? *laughs but Occy growls at him* Hey! 

Allstar: Huh? Oh, very funny, Junior. Look, it's a long story, and I really don't --

Joey: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh, how can I ever repay you???

Allstar: *falls down* You don't have to. Really, I was glad to help. 

Junior: *covers eyes* Oh, I can't watch!

Daffney: Allstar, look out - behind you!

Allstar: Oh, he's nothing. Don't worry about it.

All: Huh?!

Allstar: Huh. I've got no friends, Occy.

Occy: *pouts*

Joey: Uh, you got nothin' to worry about.

Allstar: I don't?

Joey: I'll be your friend!

Allstar: Oh...

Occy: *moans*  

Daffney: Help! This is a seamergency! Somebody help!

Allstar: I can help.

Daffney: Oh Allstar, we need somebody who's brave, not a scaredy catfish like you!

Occy: *growls* 

Allstar: Knock it off, Daffney! It's Junior, isn't it? He's in trouble, right?

Daffney: Hey, how'd you know? 

Allstar: Oh, I'll tell ya later. Come on! 

Junior: Yeah, and thanks for saving me, too. Don't you realize how much more money I'm worth when I'm alive?

Allstar: Oh brother!

Occy: *facepalms* 


  • In the beginning, Willie's sleeves are longer than normal
  • The clamburger Allstar is eating disappears and reappears throughout the scenes
  • When in the seaweed forest, Allstar occasionally blends in with the background


  • Title is a play on words to the old saying "just say the word"
  • Joey strongly resembles the famous Hanna-Barbera character Jabberjaw in terms of physical appearance



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