Dan explores a magical undersea world "peopled" by talking fish and ruled by a beautiful and wise mermaid. Much of the drama is fueled by the nefarious Baron Barracuda and his henchfish ... See full summary »
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Suzanne Turner ...
 The Mermaid / ... (35 episodes, 1961)
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 Diver Dan (35 episodes, 1961)
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Dan explores a magical undersea world "peopled" by talking fish and ruled by a beautiful and wise mermaid. Much of the drama is fueled by the nefarious Baron Barracuda and his henchfish Trigger who, "dripping" with evil intent, scheme to eliminate Dan and destroy the peace and serenity of the inhabitants. Written by Brian Kellman <diverdan7@aol.com>

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Series creator J. Anthony Ferlaine carved the puppets, manufactured Diver Dan's helmet and sewed Miss Minerva's mermaid costume. See more »

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Closing theme: He moves among creatures / Of frightening features: Flashing teeth, slashing jaws, / Flapping fins, snapping claws! / He protects and he saves / His friends under the waves; / That's where you'll find Diver Dan!
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Referenced in Problem Child (1990) See more »

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Diver Dan Theme
Lyrics by Leon Rhodes
Music by Jack Sky
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Baron Baracuda used to scare me!
8 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this show as a little girl in the mid-60s. I used to tunnel under my covers to the foot of my bed singing the theme song, pretending I was Diver Dan.

I'm not sure it would fly (or swim) today, as it's so old-fashioned and unsophisticated. But I think my parents found it was pretty silly back then, too. And heck, if kids are impressed by Dora Explorer and that show about the octopus with the weenie dog, they'd probably love Diver Dan.

I think there are a couple of episodes posted on Youtube, check them out if you're in the mood for a walk down memory lane (or a dive to the bottom of the bed).


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