History Main / JumpingTheShark

29th Nov '16 8:38:47 PM lucy24
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* Season Four of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' changed from its established half-hour format to a slower-paced hour-long format (with half the number of episodes). Anomalously, the series jumped back the next year--but fourth-season viewers weren’t to know that.
2nd Nov '16 6:13:44 PM KingBowser9001
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Contrast GrowingTheBeard, WinTheCrowd. For a related phenomenon, see FranchiseOriginalSin. When it's whole networks instead of just shows, see NetworkDecay; for print magazines, see MagazineDecay. When a work gets its act together and regains its fandom after such an event see WinBackTheCrowd.

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Contrast GrowingTheBeard, WinTheCrowd. For a related phenomenon, see FranchiseOriginalSin. When it's whole networks instead of just shows, see NetworkDecay; for print magazines, see MagazineDecay. When a work gets its act together and regains its fandom after such an event see WinBackTheCrowd.
WinBackTheCrowd and SophomoreSlump.
28th Oct '16 6:12:31 AM CyberTiger88
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* The show [[CashCowFranchise gains enough star-power to sell by itself]] and/or the creator becomes a house-hold name, which may led to the writers [[ProtectionFromEditors ignoring their editors and higher-ups]] out of the assumption that the work will be a hit even when the fans say otherwise.

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* The show [[CashCowFranchise gains enough star-power to sell by itself]] and/or the creator becomes a house-hold name, which may led to the writers [[ProtectionFromEditors ignoring their editors and higher-ups]] out of the assumption that the work will be a hit even when the fans viewers say otherwise.
7th Oct '16 7:24:10 PM CyberTiger88
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** In the ''RockyIV'' review, where 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'' review, where [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a completely ridiculous robot robot]] that drives in is introduced as the Shark-Jumper 5000, and the introduction of GameBoy in the commentary for the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' review.



--> '''The Pope''': That's the one where Game Theory jumped the shark.

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--> '''The Pope''': Pope (portrayed)''': That's the one where Game Theory jumped the shark.
2nd Oct '16 9:11:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the end-of-chapter commentary strips by two minor characters of ErrantStory, one of them carries waterski's and announces she'll try to jump a great white, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-05-28/4823 prompting the other to note that the writer just did that.]] The immediate [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-05-31/4824 followup]] was an amusing subversion of JTS, too.

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* In the end-of-chapter commentary strips by two minor characters of ErrantStory, ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', one of them carries waterski's and announces she'll try to jump a great white, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-05-28/4823 prompting the other to note that the writer just did that.]] The immediate [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-05-31/4824 followup]] was an amusing subversion of JTS, too.
24th Sep '16 8:23:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BrunoTheBandit'', the protagonist literally has to [[http://www.brunothebandit.com/w/20030331.html jump a shark]], to be more successful getting readers.

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* In ''BrunoTheBandit'', ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', the protagonist literally has to [[http://www.brunothebandit.com/w/20030331.html jump a shark]], to be more successful getting readers.



* ''{{Melonpool}}'', after a decade of time-travel history-changing shenanigans, had gotten so convoluted that the author decided on a massive retcon, whose fuzzy science rationale actually had the acronym [[http://www.melonpool.com/d/20051102.html Jump the S.H.A.R.K.]].
* ''IrregularWebcomic'' addressed JumpingTheShark (both literally and figuratively) in a arc starting [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/993.html here]].
* Clip-art web comic ''PartiallyClips'' {{lampshades}} its own potential shark-jumping [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1091 here]].

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* ''{{Melonpool}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}}'', after a decade of time-travel history-changing shenanigans, had gotten so convoluted that the author decided on a massive retcon, whose fuzzy science rationale actually had the acronym [[http://www.melonpool.com/d/20051102.html Jump the S.H.A.R.K.]].
* ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' addressed JumpingTheShark (both literally and figuratively) in a arc starting [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/993.html here]].
* Clip-art web comic ''PartiallyClips'' ''Webcomic/PartiallyClips'' {{lampshades}} its own potential shark-jumping [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1091 here]].



* In ''AbsurdNotions'', several years in, the characters buy an aquarium and get a pet Bala shark. They decide that, given that they introduced the shark as a new character to breathe new life into their lives, which had gotten boring, [[http://www.absurdnotions.org/page119.html the only honest name to give the shark was]] "[[LampshadeHanging Jump]]".
* This and the CousinOliver trope gets referenced in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01242009.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' strip where the writers for Monette's show discuss future plots.

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* In ''AbsurdNotions'', ''Webcomic/AbsurdNotions'', several years in, the characters buy an aquarium and get a pet Bala shark. They decide that, given that they introduced the shark as a new character to breathe new life into their lives, which had gotten boring, [[http://www.absurdnotions.org/page119.html the only honest name to give the shark was]] "[[LampshadeHanging Jump]]".
* This and the CousinOliver trope gets referenced in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01242009.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' strip where the writers for Monette's show discuss future plots.



* Heywood in ''MynarskiForest'' replicated the Fonz's jump, in the strip's background, in mocking recognition that the comic had just had two stories in a row turn out to be AllJustADream.

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* Heywood in ''MynarskiForest'' ''Webcomic/MynarskiForest'' replicated the Fonz's jump, in the strip's background, in mocking recognition that the comic had just had two stories in a row turn out to be AllJustADream.



* ''BobTheAngryFlower'' [[http://www.angryflower.com/jumpsh.html ramps a shark on a motorcycle]]. [[UpToEleven Into space]].
* In ''UnwindersTallComics'', Unwinder laments the decline of his former favorite webcomic:

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* ''BobTheAngryFlower'' ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'' [[http://www.angryflower.com/jumpsh.html ramps a shark on a motorcycle]]. [[UpToEleven Into space]].
* In ''UnwindersTallComics'', ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'', Unwinder laments the decline of his former favorite webcomic:
18th Sep '16 9:02:57 AM nombretomado
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* {{Invoked}} and {{parodied}} in the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5HWzwa3KOo&feature=autoplay&list=ULrg8jISMx4dk&lf=mfu_in_order&playnext=1 ''Trollin' '']] of the AnnoyingOrange

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* {{Invoked}} and {{parodied}} in the episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5HWzwa3KOo&feature=autoplay&list=ULrg8jISMx4dk&lf=mfu_in_order&playnext=1 ''Trollin' '']] of the AnnoyingOrangeWebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange
6th Sep '16 9:45:24 AM crazyrabbits
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* {{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.
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]].
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