Gift idea: Alexa-powered Big Mouth Billy Bass

When we were first introduced to Big Mouth Billy Bass in 1998, we laughed and laughed and laughed as this stupid mounted rubber fish talked and sang to us. Millions were sold and Billy became something of a cultural phenomenon before we got bored and stopped laughing.

But Big Mouth Billy Bass is back, this time programmed by an Alexa skill so it responds to voice commands.

According to the sales bumpf, Billy will lip sync with Alexa when it comes to spoken responses. For example, if you as Alexa about the weather, Billy will respond. Same thing with any Alexa requests, timers, notifications, and alarms. Billy will also dance to music.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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