From 'Baby Shark' to 'Jaws': Sharks That Have Taken a Bite Out of Pop Culture

Playing After 'Baby Shark' Success, a Look at Sharks Swimming in Pop Culture

Sharks are riding a wave of popularity right now. 

From the "Baby Shark" song you can't get out of your head, to the Sharks who are the sworn enemies of the Jets in "West Side Story," to the judges on ABC's "Shark Tank," the toothy fish are a mainstream staple.

Just this summer, actor Jason Statham battled a 70-foot shark known as a megalodon in "The Meg." The enormous prehistoric shark is extinct now, but some believe the monsters may still be lurking in the sea.

And surely you've heard of "jumping the shark" — a phrase made famous in "Happy Days" when actor Arthur "Fonzi" Fonzarelli, played by Henry Winkler, used water ski to jump over a shark. Now, the expression refers to a desperate bid to stay fresh.

Check out the video above for more sharks that have sunk their teeth into pop culture.

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