Big Mouth Billy Bass the Singing Sensation:
Big Mouth Billy Bass the Singing Sensation. Big Mouth Billy Bass is an animatronic singing prop, representing a largemouth bass. Invented on December 31, 1998, sold in January 1999, and popular in the early 2000’s. 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. Conceived by Gemmy Industries product development vice president Joe Pellettieri following a visit to a Bass Pro Shop. It 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” by Al Green. Who said he received more royalties from it than from any other recording of the song.