Misterjaw is a 34-episode made-for-television series of cartoon shorts, produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in 1976 for The Pink Panther and Friends television series on NBC.
Misterjaw was a blue-colored great white shark who wore a purple vest with white collar, a black bow tie and tall black top hat. He liked to leap out of the water and shout "HEEGotcha!" or "Gotcha!" at unsuspecting people who would, as would be expected, run off in terror screaming "SHARK!. He spoke with a German accent and was known to mispronounce words (examples: "dumbkuff" and "knucklehead", pronounced as ka-nucklehead). He also had a sidekick, a green derby-wearing Brooklyn-accented catfish simply named Catfish who usually referred to Misterjaw as "boss" or "chief". Misterjaw usually called Catfish either "pally", "fella" or "sonny" when in a good mood, or names like "dumbkuff" or "knucklehead"when angry or interrupted.