Elvis the Gator - Tiny two-foot alligator on the
sitcom CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL/NIK/1991-94.
Elvis was the pet of Clarissa Darling (Melissa Joan Hart), a thirteen-year
old girl who kept her pet alligator in a small sand-filled blue plastic pool
(called "The Heart Break Hotel") in her upstairs bedroom.
TRIVIA NOTE: Elvis was also
the name of the full-sized alligator owned by undercover police Detective James
"Sonny" Crockett (Don Johnson) on the police drama MIAMI VICE/NBC/1984-89.
who lived on board Sonny's boat, the "St. Vitus
Dance," was the former
University of Florida mascot (retired because he took a bite out of a University
of Georgia free safety). He also has a clock inside of him because of a "Captain
Hook" fraternity prank.
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