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Ozzy Osbourne Playing Punk Rock Fish on Children’s TV Show ‘Bubble Guppies’

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Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath poses in the press room after winning Best Metal Performance for 'God is Dead?' during the 56th Grammy Awards  (Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath poses in the press room after winning Best Metal Performance for ‘God is Dead?’ during the 56th Grammy Awards (Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

By Kevin Rutherford

Ozzy Osbourne just got his next big TV role — and it’s as a cartoon fish whose name is strikingly similar to a fellow controversial rock star.

Rolling Stone reports that Osbourne will voice a character in the Nickelodeon children’s TV show Bubble Guppies. He’ll play Sid Fishy, a “rock and roll fish who just loves being rotten.”

Sound familiar? Though the likeness is a bit different, Sid Fishy seems to bear some similarity to Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious — with perhaps some Johnny Rotten thrown in there too.

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The town of Bubbletucky’s equivalent of a punk rocker is known for his slime spray, which he uses to terrorize the town’s residents.

“The green liquid is Sid Fishy’s ‘stink sauce’ made up of different smells such as stinky socks and rotten eggs,” a show representative told Rolling Stone. “He wants to use the stink sauce to cover Big Bubble City and all its citizens to make them stinky.”

Added Osbourne in a statement to the website: “I’ve always smelled a bit fishy,” he said, adding that he did the show because his granddaughter Pearl, 2, is a big fan of the show and channel.

The episode on which Osbourne guests will air next year, along with an episode featuring RuPaul as RuPearl, a snail who’s part boxing ring announcer and part fashionista.

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