Quotes: Jumping the Shark

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"Yup, the shark had its slippers on, was relaxing on the couch, now it's hurriedly getting dressed while his wife shrieks at him, 'I thought you weren't doing jumps this late anymore!'"
Mike Nelson, Spider-Man 3 Rifftrax

    Web Animation 

"It was a shark. You jump the shark. Just like Homestarrunner.com."
Homestar Runner: Hallrunner


"They donít just jump the shark, they go back and beat the shark to death, then chop itís body into chum to attract more sharks! Which is cool. Heh. Chopped sharks."
Jarry's Kid, explaining the recent plot twists in Guilded Age

    Web Original 

"There is a longstanding and not particularly interesting debate over what the killing blow for the classic series was. I say it is uninteresting because it is, quite frankly, supremely easy to answer."

"Itís hard to watch The Twin Dilemma these days without getting a sense that weíre watching the show commit a form of suicide."
Darren Mooney on Doctor Who, "The Twin Dilemma"

"Iím no expert, but if a car had been flying around in space would you really be able to start its engine again? Who thinks up this crazy shit—oh yeah, Brannon Braga! Imagine the pitch meeting. "Okay, so Voyager is cruising through space where they come across an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!" Any reasonable person would do their best Alan Sugar impression and say "youíre fired", but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to kind of admire that they did."
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "The 37s"

"The lesson to be learned from all this?

Is there one?

I mean, you ever heard the story about the snake? 'Bitch, you knew I was a snake.'

This is television. You can't expect it not to break your heart. If you expect greatness, pretty generally, you will be thwarted, just like in other mediums.

What is rare, however, is a show to start so well and devolve to this level on so many facets of its creation and execution."
Neal bailey on Smallville

"More and more, I feel I am morphing into one of those guys who wrote the old Apter mags bemoaning the fact that Vince had turned wrestling into a circus, longing for Ďthe good old daysí that had long since past. These geezers (and I can call them that because I now am amongst their kind) would generally point to specific incidents that caused them to throw up their hands in defeat.

What I am writing about today is one of the main causes for my waving the white flag."
WrestleCrap, [[www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-bret-vs-vince-a-13-year-war-comes-to-a-craptastic-climax/ "Bret vs. Vince Ė A 13 Year War Comes to a Craptastic Climax!"]]

    Web Video 

"This prompts Kirk to make what I believe is the first Star Trek fart joke. Hard to believe that three films prior he was battling a villain who quoted Melville, and now is an inch away from 'pull my finger.'"

Matt: Jump the shark! Jump the shark!
Pat: I don't wanna jump the shark! ...Aw, we jumped it.

"We've established that Renegade 3 didn't so much jump the shark as repeatedly jump up and down on the shark whilst screaming 'Look at me, I'm Mr. Jumpy Sharko!'"
Dr. Ashen

"Let me make one thing perfectly clear: this is not jumping the shark. I'll repeat that again. This is not jumping the shark. Oh, no, no, no, no. (Beat) This is jumping the shark, coming back, shooting it in the balls, raping it, EATING ITS FLESH, CONSUMING ITS SOUL, MOUNTING ITS HEAD ON THE WALL, AND THEN DOING THE SAME THING TO TWELVE MORE FUCKING SHARKS JUST TO BE SAFE!"
The Nostalgia Critic, on seeing the Rock Biter singing "Born to be Wild" in The NeverEnding Story 3.