"The way I look at it, it's really not jumping the shark if you never come back down."
"Oh, and for the record, there was an episode of Happy Days where a guy literally jumped over a shark, and it was the best one!"
— Troy Barnes, Community
"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
They did a bunch of jumps over a wall and a cruise boat but missed some sharks and didnt jump them (ITS AN INTERNET THINGY)
"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!'"
"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.'"
These shows didn't 'jump the shark'. That doesn't do them justice. No, these are shows where the creators simply said, 'Fuck it', flew out of the water, broke the bounds of the earth's atmosphere and set a course for the center of the Sun. They took their shows down in a blaze of batshit insane glory, and we were there to watch.
Matt: Jump the shark! Jump the shark!
Pat: I don't wanna jump the shark! ...Aw, we jumped it.
Now 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. 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!
It's inevitable - everyone's got a bad one in them, and any artist that doesn't die young will eventually run out of steam at some point. They get old, they get complacent. No one can keep the fire burning forever, it happens. But until the end of my days, I don't think I will ever, ever see such a shocking drop in quality as this. You remember in Space Jam where aliens secretly stole the talent from NBA stars and suddenly those players completely sucked? I can only assume something similar happened to Eminem in 2004 because I can't come up with a single better explanation for what happened to Slim.
After the unmitigated disaster that was the entire Encore album, Eminem wisely decided to sit out the rest of the decade. After a flop attempt at a comeback, Eminem finally regained some kind of form in 2010. He's still not as good as he was in his prime, but at least he's not this. Then again, the fact that this exists at all was probably evidence of intentional career sabotage.