It was January 1, 1999, and the world was introduced to something they had never seen before. Big Mouth Billy Bass graced the walls of many homes into the 21st century.

Billy was an instant hit for many of us. The concept went on to include Travis the Rainbow Tourt, Cool Catfish and Rocky Lobster.

It made appearances all around the world. It sat on Queen Elizabeth's grand piano, and was in epsidoes of The Simpsons, George Lopez, CSI and believe it or not, The Sopranos.

Big Mouth Billy Bass was under many Christmas trees. You may have even been a recipient of one. I imagine one Christmas tree that it was not expected to be under was that of Tony Soprano.