Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Sha-zay-um, Jim!


  1. Hon Glad says:

    Looks a bit crabby.

  2. baby birdie says:


  3. the bug man says:

    (insert little doodly motions with antennae)

  4. (The Original) Mel says:

    I dunno why, but I love the colors here. That’s all I have to say about that.

  5. Cindy B. says:

    First time I’ve seen a hermit crab on CO, woo-hoo! So adorable. :)

  6. Absolutely. I’ve been watching and waiting for hermies to make their appearance here, they’re endlessly cute. More crabbies, pelase.

  7. victoreia says:

    But if we saw more hermit crabs, would they still be hermits?

  8. *snerk*

  9. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    If a leaf falls in a forest and only a hermit crab hears it …..

    (See: Existentialist Philosophy 101 textbook)

  10. ouch. That reply left me shell shocked.

  11. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  12. I love his eyes! Convenient how they can extend up over his shell for maximum peeping capability.

  13. puddlepeppers says:

    Love “peeping capability”

  14. puddlepeppers says:

    Thanks for “maximum peeping capability”

  15. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    also, he’s wearing one of these:

  16. That’s right!
    Nice thinking alike with you!

  17. Wow!

  18. Is that an eye? I thought crabs’ eyes were like this guy’s:

    That eye looks a little Sauron-ish to me *shudder*

  19. I LOVED those commercials!

  20. Well, I’m no expert (but I play one on TV – ba-da-boom *rim shot*!) but I think this guys eyes are on stalks, maybe so they actually can poke out of his shell? Since he has to rent one, so to speak.

    Have you guys ever seen that tiny octopus who picks up half of a small coconut shell and then carries it around with him until he finds another half, then *whoosh* pulls them together with himself inside? **I love my cephalopod friends**

  21. I think he’s been on CO.

  22. Martha in Washington says:

    I spent entirely too much time one night on Youtube watching all of these commercials. Hilarious! Thanks for the reminder!

  23. Shazaym Shazaym.
    But Sarge I was Just

    Loved Gomer Pile when I was growing up..

    and On Mayberry too.

    LOL when he and barney catch the bad guys with light bulbs. Snicker!

  24. Maribeth says:

    Ooh ooh ooh! I have a Jim Nabors story to share! During my first overseas trip, I went to Fiji for a week and on the way home, waiting in the Suva airport, there was Jim Nabors and his sweetie, dressed in matching Hawaiian shirts!
    I really hate it when people stare at celebrities so I tried hard not to but the shirts were pretty riveting.
    I think he has a home there with a macadamia nut plantation, or did, in the 80s (omigosh, the 80s….)

  25. i bet jim nabors made that hawaiian shirt look fantastic.

  26. victoreia says:

    Well, I don’t know about the macadamia nut plantation, but he is a local resident. He pops in on a local Saturday morning radio show a couple of times a year.

  27. victoreia says:

    *blush* Just realized Maribeth was referring to Fiji, not Hawaii. (Must learn to read comments twice before responding….)

  28. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Never could reconcile Jim Nabors signing voice with his Gomer Pile character. It always freaked me out a little to hear him sing like he was possessed by somebody else.

  29. I tell you who else he freaked out. Opera singers. Opera singers hate it when people would think Jim Nabors was an opera singer, because his production is all wrong. He was doing what a lot of people do when they try to sing that way– they get resonance from inside their faces and heads, instead of from lower down in the body. It was like singing backwards. *singing geek*

  30. ooh! ooh! ooh! pick me pickme!

    is that called “cranial resonance?” also known as the reason we can’t hear our own voices accurately?

    and didn’t he star in Gömerdämmerung?

  31. puddlepeppers says:


  32. Yup.

  33. victoreia says:

    A.k.a. “head voice”….

  34. Nope.

  35. You’re not alone Gigi. Nobody else can either! But I still tune into the Indy 500 each year just to hear him & at this point to see if he’ll show up.

  36. Killer Klown says:

    He looks a bit shell-shocked.

  37. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    very nice!!!!

  38. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall nevah surrendaaah (blusterblusterharumph)

  39. 260Oakley says:

    Is that you, Winston Church-shell?

  40. HA!

  41. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  42. MamaLana says:


  43. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    pyrit SHALL RETURN!!!!
    *resounding Echo FX….*

  44. Martina says:

    I used to have two hermit crabs. I named them itchy and scratchy (yes, like off the Simpsons!). One day I came home and scratchys arm was sitting by itself somewhere and itchy was dead. Then scratchy died the next day. Ironic how they killed each other just like the cartoon cat and mouse on the Simpsons.

  45. Martha in Washington says:

    “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli…”
    *proud Marine Mom*

  46. Wasn’t it USMC?

  47. Martha in Washington says:

    You are right! I’ve got to learn to stop second guessing myself!

  48. Martha in Washington says:

    And yes, I know Gomer was in the Army.

  49. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Today, “Hee-Haw” salutes CuteOverload, and pyrit!!!
    (please click below if it doesn’t embed. OK?Thksbye)

  50. @ Martha in Washington
    Gomer was in the Marines too – the show was Gomer Pyle USMC

    cute little crabby guy, BTW :-)

  51. Hermit crabs FTW! I used to keep them as pets when I was little. :) I even had big ones.

  52. How big do they get? 8O

  53. Cuddelfish says:

    My mom has some that are about the size of softballs. If you treat them right and give them lots of sand (not gravel!) to bury themselves in they can live for a very, very long time. We’re talking ~20 years.

    Twenty years ago, at a flea market in New Jersey, she invented the hermit crab kiosks that you see in malls today.

  54. Cuddlefish says:

    *ahem* I mis-typed my handle. Woops.

  55. darkshines says:

    I’m off for a scuttle….. *woop woop woop woopwoop*

  56. Cuddelfish says:


  57. Ali-baba says:

    I dunno, crabby kinda reminds me of Maxine, that crabby senior character at Hallmark. Or at the very least he stole her visor! ;-)

  58. perimeter is secure, SIR! {salutes}

  59. starling says:

    We’re gonna need a bigger shell.

  60. Ali-baba says:

    I can hear Richard Dreyfus saying..”It’s a Pagurus Bernhardus! It’s a hermit crab!”

  61. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    *delighted giggle*


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