History Main / JumpingTheShark

18th Aug '16 9:04:23 PM htuttle
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* Lampshaded by JBL and Michael Cole on the 9/27/13 edition of Wrestling/WWESmackDown when [[Wrestling/ThreeMB Jinder Mahal]] and [[Character/WWEBrandExtension The Great Khali]] used flutes to charm Wrestling/SantinoMarella's Cobra in the middle of a match with Wrestling/HeathSlater.
* This was also lampshaded by Wrestling/{{Edge}} during an episode of [[TalkShowWithFists The Cutting Edge]] in 2010 during his feud with the Anonymous RAW General Manager. As he put it, they went from Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin stunning Wrestling/VinceMcMahon to Edge arguing with a ''computer''. This eventually led to Edge going on a crusade against everything stupid in the WWE.

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* {{Wrestling/WWE}}:
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Lampshaded by JBL and Michael Cole on the 9/27/13 edition of Wrestling/WWESmackDown when [[Wrestling/ThreeMB Jinder Mahal]] and [[Character/WWEBrandExtension The Great Khali]] used flutes to charm Wrestling/SantinoMarella's Cobra in the middle of a match with Wrestling/HeathSlater.
* ** This was also lampshaded by Wrestling/{{Edge}} during an episode of [[TalkShowWithFists The Cutting Edge]] in 2010 during his feud with the Anonymous RAW General Manager. As he put it, they went from Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin stunning Wrestling/VinceMcMahon to Edge arguing with a ''computer''. This eventually led to Edge going on a crusade against everything stupid in the WWE.WWE.
* {{Wrestling/WCW}}:
** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Scorpion_%28professional_wrestling%29 Black Scorpion.]]
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Q4EVpIFIk Shockmaster.]]
** Wrestlng/HulkHogan wins the World Title again and again and again and again and
** [=RoboCop=] and Sting fighting crime.[[labelnote:Hang on]]Does this mean ''Nitro'' is set in a dystopic future (which would explain some things)?[[/labelnote]]
** Wrestling/RicFlair stylin' and profilin'...in a mental ward.
** {{Wrestling/Goldberg}}'s streak is broken...by [[FingerPokeOfDoom a tazer.]] Afterward, Wrestling/BobbyHeenan told his colleagues that the company was on borrowed time.
** Some would argue it was Sting jobbing to Hogan at ''Starrcade''. Others pick David Arquette [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/david-arquette-2000-gooker-award-winner/ defending his title "win" against legitimate contenders.]] At least Hogan's squash lasted 11 seconds and not weeks.
** You know what? Just browse "[[http://www.ddtdigest.com/features/downfall.htm The Downfall of WCW in Pictures]]" and you won't last five minutes.
15th Aug '16 5:01:20 PM bt8257
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This expression originates from the episode of ''Series/HappyDays'' in which Fonzie, dressed in his trademark leather jacket, literally jumps over a shark on water-skis during an episode shot on location. However, the scene also was criticized as betraying Fonzie's character development, since in an earlier landmark-episode, Fonzie jumped his motorcycle over fourteen barrels in a televised stunt; the stunt left him seriously injured, and he confessed that he was stupid to have taken such a dangerous risk just to prove his courage. For a show that in its early seasons depicted universally relatable adolescent and family experiences against a backdrop of 1950s nostalgia, this incident marked an audacious turn. Initially a supporting character, the lionization of an increasingly superhuman Fonzie became the focus of ''Happy Days''. The series continued for seven years after Fonzie's shark-jumping stunt, with a number of changes in cast and situations. It was also [[SeasonalRot really boring]].

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This expression originates [[TropeNamers originates]] from the episode of ''Series/HappyDays'' in which Fonzie, dressed in his trademark leather jacket, literally jumps over a shark on water-skis during an episode shot on location. However, the scene also was criticized as betraying Fonzie's character development, since in an earlier landmark-episode, Fonzie jumped his motorcycle over fourteen barrels in a televised stunt; the stunt left him seriously injured, and he confessed that he was stupid to have taken such a dangerous risk just to prove his courage. For a show that in its early seasons depicted universally relatable adolescent and family experiences against a backdrop of 1950s nostalgia, this incident marked an audacious turn. Initially a supporting character, the lionization of an increasingly superhuman Fonzie became the focus of ''Happy Days''. The series continued for seven years after Fonzie's shark-jumping stunt, with a number of changes in cast and situations. It was also [[SeasonalRot really boring]].
10th Aug '16 8:55:25 AM mhnospa
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* ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' once had lead character Jonny attempt (off-screen), to exactly emulate Fonzie's stunt. Given that he died in the attempt and it was a live episode, the producers were no doubt Lampshading these facts. At one point Janet even does a Fonzie impression.

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* ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' once had lead character Jonny attempt (off-screen), to exactly emulate Fonzie's stunt. Given that he died in the attempt and it was a live episode, the producers were no doubt Lampshading these facts. At one point Janet even does a Fonzie impression. The title of this "very special episode"? ''When Johnny Met Sharky''.
10th Aug '16 8:48:14 AM mhnospa
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* The last but one ever episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' literally did it in the [[http://imgbox.com/a4XZZkmS opening credits.]]
18th Jul '16 7:53:45 PM Josef5678
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Has nothing to do with the DiscoveryChannel's Shark Week ''Air Jaws'' specials, or [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/man-rides-shark-jump-boat_n_917444.html tales of people]] [[PowerupMount actually riding them]].

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Has nothing to do with the DiscoveryChannel's Creator/DiscoveryChannel's Shark Week ''Air Jaws'' specials, or [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/03/man-rides-shark-jump-boat_n_917444.html tales of people]] [[PowerupMount actually riding them]].
14th Jul '16 4:18:26 PM CyberTiger88
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* A [[PopularityPower popular character]] is [[PutOnABus removed from the show]], or even {{killed off| for real}}. Especially true if the method of removal is [[DeathIsDramatic unsatisfying]] or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim mean-spirited]]. This can be considered a single-character form of TheFireflyEffect. The standard candidate for this treatment is {{the heart}}/{{the chick}}, who will usually also be an introverted, quiet, and relatively pacifistic character; who the executives will want to replace with a character who is HotterAndSexier and easier for the writers to develop ideas for, and probably also an actor who has [[TheCastShowoff greater artistic ability]].

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* A [[PopularityPower popular character]] is [[PutOnABus removed from the show]], or even {{killed off| for real}}. Especially true if the method of removal is [[DeathIsDramatic unsatisfying]] or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unsatisfying]] or [[PutOnABusToHell mean-spirited]]. This can be considered a single-character form of TheFireflyEffect. The standard candidate for this treatment is {{the heart}}/{{the chick}}, who will usually also be an introverted, quiet, and relatively pacifistic character; who the executives will want to replace with a character who is HotterAndSexier and easier for the writers to develop ideas for, and probably also an actor who has [[TheCastShowoff greater artistic ability]].


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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:
--> '''The Pope''': That's the one where Game Theory jumped the shark.
--> '''[=MatPat=]''': No it isn't! [{{Beat}}] No it isn't!
14th Jul '16 1:09:32 PM Nyame
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* Lampshaded by JBL and Michael Cole on the 9/27/13 edition of Wrestling/WWESmackDown when Wrestling/JinderMahal and Wrestling/TheGreatKhali used flutes to charm Wrestling/SantinoMarella's Cobra in the middle of a match with Wrestling/HeathSlater.

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* Lampshaded by JBL and Michael Cole on the 9/27/13 edition of Wrestling/WWESmackDown when Wrestling/JinderMahal [[Wrestling/ThreeMB Jinder Mahal]] and Wrestling/TheGreatKhali [[Character/WWEBrandExtension The Great Khali]] used flutes to charm Wrestling/SantinoMarella's Cobra in the middle of a match with Wrestling/HeathSlater.Wrestling/HeathSlater.
* This was also lampshaded by Wrestling/{{Edge}} during an episode of [[TalkShowWithFists The Cutting Edge]] in 2010 during his feud with the Anonymous RAW General Manager. As he put it, they went from Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin stunning Wrestling/VinceMcMahon to Edge arguing with a ''computer''. This eventually led to Edge going on a crusade against everything stupid in the WWE.
26th Jun '16 8:06:08 PM nlpnt
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* A production that had been based in some unusual location likely chosen for tax credits is moved to L.A. so that those involved can be available for other projects.
24th Jun '16 7:50:26 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Beth Elderkin (a reviewer on Website/YouTube) has a show called ''[[http://channelawesome.com/author/SharkJumping/ Shark Jumping]]'' where she and her friend Tim Sampson try to determine exactly when a series jumped the shark.

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* Beth Elderkin (a reviewer on Website/YouTube) has a show called ''[[http://channelawesome.com/author/SharkJumping/ Shark Jumping]]'' ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' where she and her friend Tim Sampson try to determine exactly when a series jumped the shark.
5th Jun '16 2:11:47 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''PushingDaisies'' (somewhat rushed) finale, the VictimOfTheWeek was killed by accidentally ''leaping into the mouth of a shark''. LampshadeHanging? You decide!

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* In the ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (somewhat rushed) finale, the VictimOfTheWeek was killed by accidentally ''leaping into the mouth of a shark''. LampshadeHanging? You decide!
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