Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions
In honor of this year’s fin-tastic extravaganza, we talked to Bob the Shark about the art of seduction, sushi and Zac Efron
Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.
Nope, actually, this isn’t even about your annual family fishing trip with Uncle Marvin. (Sorry, Marv!) Yeah, that’s right: It’s Shark Week.
Sunday night (8/7c) kicks off Discovery Channel’s annual dedication to all things toothy and terrifying – ahem, we mean lovely and superior if any sharks are reading this, so please don’t eat us.
And in honor of this year’s fin-tastic extravaganza, PEOPLE turned the tables and attacked Shark Week mascot (and Shark After Dark star) Bob the Shark … with our most pressing questions – where did you think we were going with that?
Is every week Shark Week for you?
– Kate Hogan, Staff Features Editor, @misskph
Wow. I never thought of that. Yes, you’re right! Now I’m mad that Discovery doesn’t give me a show every day!
What is your idea of a romantic evening?
– Rosa Heyman, Assistant Editor of Engagement, @rosa_heyman
Good conversation over a candlelit dinner. Once I figure out how to light candles at the bottom of the ocean.
Zac Efron or Joe Manganiello: Who’s, uh, tastier?
– Alison Schwartz, Associate Features Editor, @alisonbrooke
Zac Efron, definitely. I don’t think I could chew through Joe’s chest hair. (Editor’s note: In that case, we’ll gladly take True Blood’s hunky werewolf off your plate.)
Was Jaws really a villain, or was he just misunderstood?
– Saryn Chorney, Senior Editor, @sarynthumps
No comment. Jaws and I had a falling out. He was a good friend, then he made that movie and his head exploded.
What’s your favorite kind of sushi?
– Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor, @nicefunalex
I don’t like eating sushi. But the people who make it? Delicious!
Would you ever stop swimming, for all the money in the world?
– Alex Heigl, Associate Editor, @alex_heigl
Sure. But if you had all the money in the world, wouldn’t you rather spend it on something? Like a medium drink at the movie theater?
Which celebrity do you think would make the best dining companion?
– Caryn Midler, Video Producer, @carynsue
Ryan Seacrest. He’s got lots of big white teeth like me. Plus, if we get along, he might give me a reality show on E!.
Guest question: What’s your favorite place to swim – please say Boston!
– Sean Lesniak, 9-year-old shark advocate and Shark Week fan, of Massachusetts
Depends on what I’m in the mood for: Italian, Indian, Moroccan … But since I’m a lifelong Yankees supporter, I especially enjoy hunting Red Sox fans off the coast of Boston.