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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jumping the shark

Basil brings up an interesting topic-

I guess you've heard the phrase, "Jumping The Shark" huh?

If not … or if you have but don't know what it's from … you have to go back to Happy Days.

On September 20, 1977, in the final installment of the Hollywood storyline, Fonzie jumped a shark on water skis, wearing his leather jacket.

The storyline was so bad that it convinced many that Happy Days was done. Fini. Over and out. Past it's prime. Passed on! The show is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late TV show. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't sold it in syndication it would be pushing up the daisies! It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! It is an ex-TV show!

You get my drift.

And the phrase "jumped the shark" eventually entered the language, referring to the point when a TV show is past it's prime, passed on, is no more, has ceased to be … you get the idea.
Basil notes that Happy Days ran for over 100 more episodes after the shark jump. Here is a link to the Jump the shark website. I've casted a few votes there myself.

But this isn't about TVs. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm wondering if I can start some trouble here. And you can help.

Consider this: What blogs have jumped the shark? And when?
I can't list any specific blog that has JTS. Though once I read someone say Captain's Quarters did. I even informed Ed of it by email. He got a kick out of it.

Here's a question to TFM readers- Has the Knucklehead of the Day awards jumped the shark? Leave a comment with your opinion.

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