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20th Apr '18 3:36:44 PM nanakiro
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* ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' is dedicated to reviewing TV shows (such as ''SeriesHowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', or ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'') and occasionally even movies, trying to pinpoint the exact moment they jumped the shark.

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* ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' is dedicated to reviewing TV shows (such as ''SeriesHowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', or ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'') and occasionally even movies, trying to pinpoint the exact moment they jumped the shark.
13th Apr '18 3:09:44 PM Arachnos
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* Apparently, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/10-30-a-m jumping the shark]] is one of the most important duties for employees of [[SCPFoundation the Shark Punching Center]].
10th Apr '18 11:48:15 AM Edrobot
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** That last one became HilariousInHindsight when VideoGame/WestOfLoathing came out, along with it's corresponding challenge path.
8th Apr '18 5:05:35 PM angie710
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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's DarthWiki/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's DarthWiki/RuinedForever
DarthWiki/RuinedForever!!!
8th Apr '18 5:05:19 PM angie710
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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 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]].
downhill]]. It's DarthWiki/RuinedForever
28th Jan '18 5:39:56 PM JumpingTheRuess
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28th Jan '18 5:39:53 PM JumpingTheRuess
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* Fun. has an unreleased song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C2w_z2fO7E "Jumping the Shark"]] that applies the concept to Nate Ruess' own life.
21st Jan '18 2:42:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''MaidRPG'' specifically lampshades this for one of its example games, which due to player twinkery went completely and irretrievably OffTheRails ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which, of course]], [[BlatantLies never happens in real sessions]]). After Yugami, Kamiya, and Hizumi manage to derail the game into something resembling ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':

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* ''MaidRPG'' ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG'' specifically lampshades this for one of its example games, which due to player twinkery went completely and irretrievably OffTheRails ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which, of course]], [[BlatantLies never happens in real sessions]]). After Yugami, Kamiya, and Hizumi manage to derail the game into something resembling ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
18th Jan '18 7:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* An episode in ''Series/TheXFiles'' is titled "Jump the Shark". In it, TheLoneGunmen--the quirky trio of conspiracy theorists that had lasted the show's entire run and gotten their own failed spin off--end up thwarting a terrorist's plot to use a neurotoxin made from sharks (somehow). [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they died in the process.]]

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* An episode in ''Series/TheXFiles'' is titled "Jump the Shark". In it, TheLoneGunmen--the Series/TheLoneGunmen--the quirky trio of conspiracy theorists that had lasted the show's entire run and gotten their own failed spin off--end up thwarting a terrorist's plot to use a neurotoxin made from sharks (somehow). [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they died in the process.]]
17th Jan '18 1:35:27 PM TheSaddleman
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This expression [[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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This expression [[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]].
boring]]. However, despite this "jumping the shark" is often erroneously used to describe a moment that leads to a show ''quickly'' ending or getting cancelled; while this certainly has happened, as ''Happy Days'' proved a show can run for a long time after the jump and remain popular.
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