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Bending Unit
« on: 07-15-2003 05:12 »

Could someone please tell me the exact meaning of 'jumping the shark' as regard to TV shows?  From what I gathered it's something to do with an episode of 'Happy Days', but I can't remember exactly what.

« Reply #1 on: 07-15-2003 05:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-15-2003 05:28 »

I refers to an episode where the Fonz jumped over a shark tank on his motor cycle. The general consensus is that after that episode the show got consistently worse. "Jumping the Shark" refers the point in a series' life after which it starts on a downwards spiral from which it cannot recover.

Try visiting   http://www.jumptheshark.com 

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 07-15-2003 05:49 »

Thanks.  I'll add it to my 'barely useful information' folder   :)

Space Pope
« Reply #3 on: 07-15-2003 21:17 »

And that's the end of that chapter.
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