October 14, 2003

Jumping the shark

In a late episode of the television show Happy Days, Fonzi jumped a shark tank with his motorcycle on waterskis. This became the standard metaphor for the defining moment at which a series began it's decline into crap.

For some interesting comments on classic (and not-so-classic) television, see Jump The Shark. I especially enjoyed reading and reminiscing about Barney Miller, which is one of my all-time favorites.

I saw this in an article in Entertainment Weekly which has a policy of being accessable online only to subscribers and newstand buyers, so screw 'em - no link for them.

Posted by Ted at October 14, 2003 07:27 AM
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Shame on you.

Fonzie jumped the shark on waterskis, not on his motorcycle.

Posted by: Spoons at October 14, 2003 12:05 PM

Shows you how much Happy Days I watched!

Posted by: Ted at October 14, 2003 12:09 PM
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