I'm looking to start some trouble here. And you can help. Read on.
I guess you've heard the phrase, "Jumping The Shark" huh?
If not ... or if you have but don't know what it's from ... you have to go back to Happy Days.
On September 20, 1977, in the final installment of the Hollywood storyline, Fonzie jumped a shark on water skis, wearing his leather jacket.
The storyline was so bad that it convinced many that Happy Days was done. Fini. Over and out. Past it's prime. Passed on! The show is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late TV show. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't sold it in syndication it would be pushing up the daisies! It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! It is an ex-TV show!
You get my drift.
And the phrase "jumped the shark" eventually entered the language, referring to the point when a TV show is past it's prime, passed on, is no more, has ceased to be ... you get the idea.
Now, just because a show jumps the shark doesn't mean it's gone. Like the famous dead parrot, it may be around for a while yet, albeit dead.
Happy Days literally jumped the shark in episode 91. It ran for 164 more episodes after jumping the shark.
Over at the Jump The Shark Website, there are many, many TV shows listed as having jumped the shark. Some, I agree with. Some, I don't.
But this isn't about TVs. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm wondering if I can start some trouble here. And you can help.
Consider this: What blogs have jumped the shark? And when?