History Main / JumpingtheShark

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.
2nd Jan '18 3:16:33 PM CyberTiger88
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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''.)

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* A show set in a normal mundane setting has aliens appear suddenly in an episode (like what they did with ''Happy Days''.)Days'').
29th Dec '17 1:14:09 AM Cryoclaste
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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''.

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* ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' ''Series/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''.
27th Dec '17 7:34:38 AM nlpnt
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* The show moves the existing cast to a new setting.

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* The show moves the existing cast to a new setting. Particularly when accompanied by a RealLife move from a random-seeming tax-incented location to inside the Southern California studio zone, so the cast and crew can be available for other projects.
12th Dec '17 3:14:10 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Motherboy XXX", Barry Zuckercorn (played by Henry Winkler, Fonzie himself) visits Buster on a dock, where his hand has been eaten by a seal. On his way to make a ProductPlacement for Burger King, he is forced to physically jump over the shark.

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* In the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Motherboy XXX", Barry Zuckercorn (played by Henry Winkler, Creator/HenryWinkler, Fonzie himself) visits Buster on a dock, where his hand has been eaten by a seal. On his way to make a ProductPlacement for Burger King, he is forced to physically jump over the shark.
3rd Dec '17 5:49:35 PM mightymewtron
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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.
29th Nov '17 1:36:59 PM queenofthenight16
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* In the season four premiere of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Alex lied to the reporters that Lady Gaga was going to jump over a shark tank while riding on a motorcycle.
8th Nov '17 8:55:51 PM DeckardCanine
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* The plot is resolved with one too many plot twists or {{retcon}}s which are [[ShockingSwerve inconsistent with the overall narrative]], [[AssPull poorly executed]], or are just plain stupid, turning the audience away.

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* The plot is resolved with one too many plot twists or {{retcon}}s which are [[ShockingSwerve inconsistent with the overall narrative]], [[AssPull poorly executed]], or are just plain stupid, turning the audience away.
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