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M&P15T
11-28-2012, 08:07
Didn't that phrase originate here on G.T.?

I heard a local new anchor use it when discussing Psy's "Gangnam" style video, and laughed my butt off.

RWBlue
11-28-2012, 08:13
I have heard it on GT, but I think I heard it somewhere else before.

You do know the reference of who jumped the shark?

Disintegr8or
11-28-2012, 08:15
Didn't that phrase originate here on G.T.?



Hardly.

M&P15T
11-28-2012, 08:16
I have heard it on GT, but I think I heard it somewhere else before.

You do know the reference of who jumped the shark?

I believe the Fonz jumped the shark, from an episode of Happy Days.

Grabbrass
11-28-2012, 08:17
I believe the Fonz jumped the shark, from an episode of Happy Days.

Correctomundo.

Adjuster
11-28-2012, 08:17
LOL no the phrase has been around along time. I know what it references but I am not sure who was the originator.


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fnfalman
11-28-2012, 08:18
I believe the Fonz jumped the shark, from an episode of Happy Days.

Ehhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

M&P15T
11-28-2012, 08:19
With all the hysteria over the Honey Moo Moo/La Feme Shaniqua thread, I was suddenly thinking the phrase may have started here.

Oh well.....

tsmo1066
11-28-2012, 08:23
I've heard that the term originated from an old episode of "Happy Days" where " The Fonz" jumps over a shark on some water skis.

The episode was so totally crappy that people actually started tuning off from the series and it began a downhill slide that eventually ended in cancellation.

Since then folks use the term "jumping the shark" to describe a moment in time where a TV series or something else turns south and starts going downhill.

devildog2067
11-28-2012, 08:25
I believe the Fonz jumped the shark, from an episode of Happy Days.

Yup. So the term is like 40 years old.

Brain fart, no biggie, happens to me all the time.

ChuteTheMall
11-28-2012, 08:26
Fonzie jumps the shark - YouTube

The greatest stunt in color TV history.

Fred Hansen
11-28-2012, 08:32
Correctomundo.:animlol:

Bren
11-28-2012, 08:36
Didn't that phrase originate here on G.T.?

I heard a local new anchor use it when discussing Psy's "Gangnam" style video, and laughed my butt off.

The term refers to a 1977 episode of Happy Days, but it was first used in a book by John Hein in 1997.

devildog2067
11-28-2012, 08:47
The term refers to a 1977 episode of Happy Days, but it was first used in a book by John Hein in 1997.
Huh, I didn't know that. I assumed it was almost as old as the episode itself.

Learn something new every day.

HollowHead
11-28-2012, 09:00
I've heard that the term originated from an old episode of "Happy Days" where " The Fonz" jumps over a shark on some water skis.

The episode was so totally crappy that people actually started tuning off from the series and it began a downhill slide that eventually ended in cancellation.

Since then folks use the term "jumping the shark" to describe a moment in time where a TV series or something else turns south and starts going downhill.

True. The earlier episode where he jumps his bike in Al's parking lot had such huge ratings, they tried it again with the water ski episode. HH

eruby
11-28-2012, 09:11
There used to be a website about when shows 'jumped the shark', but per the wiki below, it was sold to TV Guide's parent company and it looks like the site is done, or maybe it's in the TV Guide website content that I had no interest in searching.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark

M&P15T
11-28-2012, 09:13
Well, "irisputable" and "discusting" did originate here, so not all is lost.

skeeter7
11-28-2012, 10:22
There used to be a website about when shows 'jumped the shark', but per the wiki below, it was sold to TV Guide's parent company and it looks like the site is done, or maybe it's in the TV Guide website content that I had no interest in searching.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark


That website was owned by John Hein who also wrote the book. He sold it to TV Guide for something like a million dollars or so. He works for Howard Stern now and the topic comes up here and there.

BigDeeeeeeee
11-28-2012, 10:34
Part two:
Henry Winkler Jumps the Shark... again... - YouTube

:wavey:

Haldor
11-28-2012, 10:53
Fonzie jumps the shark - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpraJYnbVtE)

The greatest stunt in color TV history.

I found myself hoping for a SciFi original moment with the shark leaping into the air to bring him down. Like this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5eUkYz5Nb5o/Te7rUET77SI/AAAAAAAAK78/GrICCgbotW8/s1600/airplane.jpg

HerrGlock
11-28-2012, 12:42
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/03/entertainment/la-et-jump-the-shark-20100903
First Person: In defense of 'Happy Days' ' 'Jump the Shark' episode

Dennis in MA
11-28-2012, 18:26
Fonzie jumps the shark - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpraJYnbVtE)

The greatest stunt in color TV history.

C'mon. It's not real until you see him on the ramp and YouTube says, "to be continued next week."

Dennis in MA
11-28-2012, 18:27
Btw - years before Fonzie jumped the shark, The Brady Bunch went to Hawaii. Similar effect.

Mrs. VR
11-28-2012, 19:22
Ehhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
That's more of a Mr. kotter's father's noise. Fonze was more like "ayyyyyyyyy".

Aso, I LIKED the Brady Bunch Hawaii episodes with the tarantula and cursed tiki gods. At least better than the spooky ghost town vacation with the creepy prospector.

Gallium
11-28-2012, 19:25
Well, "irisputable" and "discusting" did originate here, so not all is lost.


and jambog. All of this is probably cause we danced and kissed the girls.

HollowHead
11-28-2012, 19:27
Btw - years before Fonzie jumped the shark, The Brady Bunch went to Hawaii. Similar effect.

At least that featured Marcia in a bikini. HH

jfost11
11-28-2012, 19:40
With all the hysteria over the Honey Moo Moo/La Feme Shaniqua thread, I was suddenly thinking the phrase may have started here.

Oh well.....

If it had anything to do with that, the phrase would be jumping the whale.