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A recent report by the AHBA (Australian Home Bars Association) has found that the popular late nineties novelty gift ‘Big Mouth Billy Bass’ is still fucking funny, even if you’ve seen it before.
Big Mouth Billy Bass is an animatronic singing prop, representing a largemouth bass, invented on December 16, 1998, sold on January 1, 1999, and popular in the early 2000s. The fish is made of latex rubber with a plastic mechanical skeleton inside of it; at first glance, it appears to be a mounted game fish. The device turns its head towards a person, facing them, and then wiggles its tail on its trophy plaque and sings kitschy cover songs, such as “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin and “Take Me To The River”.
“What we’ve found is that the censor-operated singing fish is still a pissa” said lead researcher, Kerry Singleton.
“We would advise all people who have pool rooms or home bars with a bit of funny merch on the walls to consider buying a Big Mouth Billy Bass”
“It’s still so fucking funny”
The report found that while the fish can still sit on the wall as a simple bit of decoration, the batteries seem to last forever, and it’s worth turning it on when your pop comes around because he probably hasn’t seen it yet.