Ozzy Osbourne will play a character named Sid Fishy in the popular Nickelodeon series "Bubble Guppies."

Apparently, they needed someone who sounds as if he's talking underwater.

According to Rolling Stone, Fishy is a "rock and roll fish who loves being rotten."

Oh, well ... OK.

Osbourne's character reportedly sports a red mohawk, eyebrow and fin rings, gold tooth and slime spray to wreak havoc on unsuspecting guppies. The Black Sabbath singer told the magazine he was drawn to the character because, "I've always smelled a bit fishy."

Again ... makes sense.

A representative for the show, which is aimed at preschoolers, said (presumably with a straight face), "The green liquid is Sid Fishy's 'stink sauce' made up of different smells such as stinky socks and rotten eggs. He wants to use the stink sauce to cover Big Bubble City and all its citizens to make them stinky."

I want that person's job, right now.

Other characters on the show include Mr. Grouper, Mr. Grumpfish and other residents of the Bubbletucky Zoo.

Ozzy is obviously fluent in this show's language.

In a separate episode, RuPaul will star as RuPearl, a "charismatic snail that's part ringside boxing announcer and part fashionista." Both episodes will premiere next year.

Osbourne said he took the role with 2-year-old granddaughter Pearl in mind. "The whole reason I did the show was for Pearl," Osbourne said. "She has Nick Jr. on 24/7. I can't wait to see her reaction when she hears my voice come from Sid Fishy's mouth."

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