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2nd Apr '17 10:39:03 PM crazyrabbits
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*** Were it not for the fact this was the last ever CSI* episode, the contrived return of Grissom, after never appearing in person since he left the show, could itself be an example of this trope. This gives his remark an ironic hint of [[Genre Savvy]] and possibly [[Breaking the Fourth Wall]]. On top of that the Grissom/Sidle shippers get to see the show finish with them [[Riding into the Sunset]] (well, sailing). (*CSI: Cyber doesn't count: it has nothing to do with CSIs.)
5th Mar '17 6:17:08 AM billtkd
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*** Were it not for the fact this was the last ever CSI* episode, the contrived return of Grissom, after never appearing in person since he left the show, could itself be an example of this trope. This gives his remark an ironic hint of [[Genre Savvy]] and possibly [[Breaking the Fourth Wall]]. On top of that the Grissom/Sidle shippers get to see the show finish with them [[Riding into the Sunset]] (well, sailing). (*CSI: Cyber doesn't count: it has nothing to do with CSIs.)
8th Feb '17 7:38:43 PM erforce
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** In the ''RockyIV'' review, where [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a completely ridiculous robot]] that drives in is introduced as the Shark-Jumper 5000, and the introduction of GameBoy in the commentary for the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' review.

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** In the ''RockyIV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' review, where [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a completely ridiculous robot]] that drives in is introduced as the Shark-Jumper 5000, and the introduction of GameBoy in the commentary for the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' review.
15th Jan '17 5:03:54 PM InvaderYoukoChan
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* A show set in a normal setting has aliens appear suddenly in an episode (like what they did with ''Happy Days''.)



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' had Dora use Jump Star to "jump the shark".



-->'''Troy [=McClure=]:''' That's it for our spinoff showcase. But what about the show that started it all? How do you keep "The Simpsons" fresh and funny after eight long years? Well, here's what's on tap for season nine: Magic powers! Wedding after wedding after wedding. And did someone say, "long-lost triplets?" So join America's favorite TV family, and [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones a tiny green space alien named Ozmodiar that only Homer can see]], on FOX this fall. It'll be out of this world! Right, Ozmodiar?

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-->'''Troy [=McClure=]:''' That's it for our spinoff showcase. But what about the show that started it all? How do you keep "The Simpsons" fresh and funny after eight long years? Well, here's what's on tap for season nine: Magic powers! Wedding after wedding after wedding. And did someone say, "long-lost triplets?" So join America's favorite TV family, and [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones [[GreatGazoo a tiny green space alien named Ozmodiar that only Homer can see]], on FOX this fall. It'll be out of this world! Right, Ozmodiar?
11th Jan '17 4:12:39 AM Universalist
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** One of the ClipShow episodes featured a song lampshading both clip shows and the sort of absurd plots that normally constitute a shark jump, [[http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu231/firewaller/Trolls/homer-jump-shark.jpg complete with a still image of Homer on waterskis]].

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** One of the ClipShow episodes featured a song lampshading both clip shows and the sort of absurd plots that normally constitute a shark jump, [[http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu231/firewaller/Trolls/homer-jump-shark.jpg complete with a still image of Homer on waterskis]].waterskis.
8th Jan '17 1:05:00 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/Moonlighting'', season 4 episode one. The series went almost immediately from being a romantic comedy about two people running a detective agency together to a drama about two people who almost never interacted, constantly drifted away from each other, and didn't actually do much detective work... or anything, really, apart from being depressed about their (inexplicably now failing) romance. It remained that way for the entire 4th season and never really recovered (though it improved somewhat in Season 5).
8th Jan '17 1:01:29 PM Bartron
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* ''Series/Moonlighting'', season 4 episode one. The series went almost immediately from being a romantic comedy about two people running a detective agency together to a drama about two people who almost never interacted, constantly drifted away from each other, and didn't actually do much detective work... or anything, really, apart from being depressed about their (inexplicably now failing) romance. It remained that way for the entire 4th season and never really recovered (though it improved somewhat in Season 5).
5th Jan '17 8:32:11 AM JamesAustin
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'''Jumping the Shark''' is the moment when an established long-running series changes in a significant manner [[WereStillRelevantDammit in an attempt to stay fresh]]. Ironically, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that moment makes the viewers realize that the show's finally run out of ideas]]. It's reached its peak, it'll never be the same again, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks from now on it's all downhill]].

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'''Jumping Jumping the Shark''' Shark is the moment when an established long-running series changes in a significant manner [[WereStillRelevantDammit in an attempt to stay fresh]]. Ironically, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that moment makes the viewers realize that the show's finally run out of ideas]]. It's reached its peak, it'll never be the same again, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks from now on it's all downhill]].
3rd Jan '17 6:06:54 PM rjd1922
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* The ''WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow'' episode ''Why I Gave the Pope VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' starts off with [=MatPat=] saying that despite the backlash the episode ''The Truth about Sans'' got, he still liked it, prompting this exchange:

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* The ''WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow'' episode ''Why I Gave the Pope UsefulNotes/{{the Pope}} VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' starts off with [=MatPat=] saying that despite the backlash the episode ''The Truth about Sans'' got, he still liked it, prompting this exchange:
21st Dec '16 2:30:53 AM crazyrabbits
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'''Jumping the Shark''' is the moment when an established long-running series changes in a significant manner [[WereStillRelevantDammit in an attempt to stay fresh]]. Ironically, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that moment makes the viewers realize that the show's finally run out of ideas]]. It's reached its peak, it'll never be the same again, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks from now on it's all downhill]]. It might even be RuinedForever!

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'''Jumping the Shark''' is the moment when an established long-running series changes in a significant manner [[WereStillRelevantDammit in an attempt to stay fresh]]. Ironically, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy that moment makes the viewers realize that the show's finally run out of ideas]]. It's reached its peak, it'll never be the same again, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks from now on it's all downhill]]. It might even be RuinedForever!
downhill]].
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