Jump the Shark

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Plume, Aug 19, 2003 - Humor - 128 pages
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A new TV-only edition with even more jump the shark moments from your favorite shows

Happy Days infamously jumped the shark when Fonzie literally jumped a shark on water skis. I Love Lucy jumped the shark when Lucy and Ricky moved to the suburbs. The Brady Bunch jumped the shark when Cousin Oliver moved in.

You know when you see it. It's the moment on your favorite TV show when a new character is introduced, the romantic leads share their passionate embrace, or the whole gang takes a trip to Tahiti. In that moment you know your favorite show has lost its magic, has begun the long, painful slide to the TV graveyard-the show has jumped the shark. Completely revised and updated, these shark-infested pages will leave you in stitches and wondering where the insidious fin will pop up next.

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

Trite book, but very enjoyable for the trivia-obsessed. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected to. 3.5 stars, or three overall. Cautiously recommended for fans of late twentieth century pop culture. Read full review

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User Review  - pbadeer - LibraryThing

This was a goofy, very easy (and quick) read, covering TV shows and Movie Stars and deciding when they "Jumped the Shark" - the term referring to the moment from which it all goes downhill from there ... Read full review


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Jon Hein is the creator of the award-winning website www.jumptheshark.com that gets over four million page views a month. He has contributed articles to Esquire and TV Guide, and has been featured in USA Today as well as on NPR, The Howard Stern Show, and Good Morning America.

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