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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mermaid Man with sound clips and images.
Mermaid Man is a retired superhero who lives in the Shady Shoals retirement home. In his younger days, he appeared on an old TV show with his young ward Barnacle Boy. SpongeBob and Patrick are huge fans of this show, and consider the two heroes their idols. In his old age, Mermaid Man is rather slow-witted and laidback, though the slightest mention of evil sends him off the wall. His cynical, more intelligent partner Barnacle Boy is pretty much all that's keeping him in check. He's also ornery when his nap is disturbed.
EDITOR'S OPINIONI've can't not give this to Ernest Borgnine. His aged voice and withered-yet-enthusiastic delivery matched the character perfectly. I do appreciate that Joe Whyte and Joe Alaskey brought slightly different interpretations to the table, though Joe Whyte doesn't sound quite aged enough IMO. It's also kind of cool that Joe Alaskey is basically using a lower version of his Grandpa Pickles voice. When all is said and done, Ernest is the clear winner.