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Basil
03-27-2018, 10:57 PM
Ever wonder where the term "Jump The Shark" came from?

jump the shark

DEFINITION
informal




(of a television series or movie) reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality.










This was the genesis:


https://youtu.be/WvGopsM1G9g

JPSmit
03-27-2018, 11:02 PM
Not only did I know - but I very very clearly remember watching the episode. :rolleyes:

Basil
03-27-2018, 11:35 PM
but I very very clearly remember watching the episode. :rolleyes:


Oh, so you're the one!

waltesefalcon
03-28-2018, 08:57 AM
Terrible episode and a blight upon a great show.

JPSmit
03-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Oh, so you're the one!

Yes I am - the very last fan :)

Actually it is amazing how often we see it - and “jumped the shark” is part of our daily language. We aren’t huge TV watchers but it sure seems to happen a lot

TOC
03-28-2018, 02:29 PM
Another catchy little phrase...
"Let's don't be L7's"
NOT the Fonz....

AngliaGT
03-28-2018, 09:33 PM
JP,

Don't feel bad - I'm one of the seven people who paid to see
the movie "Heaven's Gate" when it came out.It starred Kris Kristofferson,
& closed within a week,if I remember right.
It also brankrupted the movie studio that financed it.

JPSmit
03-28-2018, 11:46 PM
JP,

Don't feel bad - I'm one of the seven people who paid to see
the movie "Heaven's Gate" when it came out.It starred Kris Kristofferson,
& closed within a week,if I remember right.
It also brankrupted the movie studio that financed it.

eleven movies that grossed less than $400

https://mentalfloss.com/article/54571/11-movies-made-less-400-us-box-office

Basil
03-29-2018, 12:19 AM
eleven movies that grossed less than $400

https://mentalfloss.com/article/54571/11-movies-made-less-400-us-box-office

Hey that "Trojan War" movie has an E-Type in it! That's worth the price of admission right there!

JPSmit
03-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Hey that "Trojan War" movie has an E-Type in it! That's worth the price of admission right there!

I had exactly the same response! :grin: :thumbsup:

Bayless
03-29-2018, 10:43 AM
Looked like it had something else interesting too.

DrEntropy
04-02-2018, 09:03 AM
V-12.