Thread: Jump the shark

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      When did Pauly Shore jump the shark?
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        Quote by SNAKEeyes001
        When did Pauly Shore jump the shark?

        I think he just kind of dissapeared too long, and then made that movie Pauly Shore is dead XD
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          Pinky and the Brain jumped the shark when the show became Pinky, Elymyra and the Brain.
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            You know, I've never been so devoted to a series to know when exactly a show jumped the shark, in fact I don't even know when most of them ended.

            Well there is the Transformers movie and that's cause they tried introducing a whole advanced sci-fi like character line up. I don't mind killing off characters, just don't replace megatron with the likes of galvatron and optimus prime with the generic runamus prime (sp?).
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              Star Trek Deep Space Nine- Went to jump when Worf joined and jumped like three sharks when he married Dax

              Growing Pains- Leonardo DiCaprio

              seaQuest- went as soon as the network started taking complete control in the first season and made it X-Files underwater

              ER- (I will probably get ripped for this) when every episode became the "must see event of the year"

              Coach- (hate to disagree Blue Blur) When they went to coach the Orlando Breakers

              The A-Team- When they became legit

              Then there are a few that look like they should have jumped the shark, but in my opinion never did.

              M*A*S*H
              Coach
              Seinfeld
              Spin City


              I totally agree with all those except Coach. I was really surprised how Spin City survived after the loss of Fox. I would add to that list...

              Star Trek TNG
              Quantum Leap
              Magnum PI


              Coach I was absolutely expecting to fail after the move, but it still managed to keep it's charm. The "Outbreak" episode, the Barbie collection, the Super Bowl (or was it playoffs?), the drug bust... it still worked for me.

              Oh, and another Shark Jumper:

              Pinky and The Brain: Elmyra

              When it became Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain and instead of trying to take over the world they were trying to get away from her (in order to take over the world).


              yeah my friends don't agree with me on the Coach thing. It is just my opinion not gospel.

              Another friend thought ER jumped when they lost most the original cast.

              I think Pauly Shore actually bit it on that show he tried to do about the comedy club recently. Before that he was a fantastic memory, then it was a bad joke.
              "Video killed the Radio Star!"
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                the episode of the sneek brothers where joey sneek went into "the real world" and was played by some awful actor, I thought they would have at least got someone who could do that crazy talking!

                cartoons always disappoint when they turn real life in an episode!
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                  Thats only thanks to murray moinche and hes only in it for one more week!!!
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                    if thats true I will retract my statement, but until i see Murray in the season finale im not convinced!
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                        Quote by Predaking
                        You know, I've never been so devoted to a series to know when exactly a show jumped the shark, in fact I don't even know when most of them ended.

                        Well there is the Transformers movie and that's cause they tried introducing a whole advanced sci-fi like character line up. I don't mind killing off characters, just don't replace megatron with the likes of galvatron and optimus prime with the generic runamus prime (sp?).

                        I was okay with Galvatron from the movie, the one from the cartoon series sounded like a wimp. And Rodimus Prime was constantly whining about not being a great leader like Optimus Prime.
                        Thats it man , Game Over man ,
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                          I think Knight Rider jumped the shark after they got rid of Bonnie and KITT was transforming into super pursuit mode which seemed too stupid.
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                            I feel I need to point out that it's kinda hard for a show to jump the shark in it's final episode. "Jump the shark" indicates a plot point or setting/character change that causes the show to die....slowly or quickly. But if a show is already on it's last episode it, in my opinion, cant jump the shark. It just had a lame last episode, like seinfeld

                            some shows I think jumped the shark...
                            Talk Soup-when greg Kinner left
                            power rangers- "Power Rangers: Ninja Dino Time Force Delta"
                            Man Show- OG cast left
                            Roseanne- roseanne wins lottery/dan leaves
                            Cosby Show- Raven's Character introduced.
                            Murphy Brown- Has Child/spat with Dan Qualle ( Highest rated show of the series but the show it self went down hill after that)
                            Alias- Rembaldi crap/ sydney leaving the show next season
                            70's show- Hyde's dad is black/all the good cast members are leaving
                            X-Files- The Movie, nuff said
                            Joey- the moment they decided we needed a "Friends" spin-off
                            Saturday Night Live- jumped it so many times and recovered just to jump it again. amazing its still on the air...god damn jimmy fallon
                            Mystery Science Theater 3000- when it moved to Sci-Fi Channel. The making fun of the movie part was still ok, its was the outragious plot of the crew that caused its demise. and they lost some pivitol people on the writing staff
                            Happy Days- when Fonzie jumped the shark (or in my opinion cha-chi, god damn scott baio )

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                              Quote by Dr

                              X-Files- The Movie, nuff said


                              Actually it was the season fenaly i believe in the 6th season, where they solved EVERYTHING that was questioned in the entire series and then expected to be able to keep the show going. And then Mulder was abducted and replaced with that guy from Terminator. They made a big deal out of it too like HEY LOOK EVERYONE WE GOT THAT GUY FROM TERMINATOR COME WATCH! but, you can't get rid of the star and solve the conspericy and expect it to live.
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                                Quote by Dr

                                X-Files- The Movie, nuff said


                                Actually it was the season fenaly i believe in the 6th season, where they solved EVERYTHING that was questioned in the entire series and then expected to be able to keep the show going. And then Mulder was abducted and replaced with that guy from Terminator. They made a big deal out of it too like HEY LOOK EVERYONE WE GOT THAT GUY FROM TERMINATOR COME WATCH! but, you can't get rid of the star and solve the conspericy and expect it to live.


                                That and I hated how it all focused on the conspiracy of the aliens at that point. Part of the coolness of the aliens was that it was so mysterious you could never get close and had so many other freaky things going on besides.
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                                  Quote by Dr

                                  X-Files- The Movie, nuff said


                                  Actually it was the season fenaly i believe in the 6th season, where they solved EVERYTHING that was questioned in the entire series and then expected to be able to keep the show going. And then Mulder was abducted and replaced with that guy from Terminator. They made a big deal out of it too like HEY LOOK EVERYONE WE GOT THAT GUY FROM TERMINATOR COME WATCH! but, you can't get rid of the star and solve the conspericy and expect it to live.


                                  That and I hated how it all focused on the conspiracy of the aliens at that point. Part of the coolness of the aliens was that it was so mysterious you could never get close and had so many other freaky things going on besides.


                                  Yeah thats true. I dont understand why the aliens procreate using other people's bodys, and then they go from big and ferocious to tiny and grey??
                                  Mew
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                                    I guess you could argue that the introduction of that creepy little kid could also be the "jump the shark" moment as well (X-files)

                                    the jump the shark web site biggest vote went to the movie, but wow there are alot of others too!!! this show was just plain doomed fdrom the begining.
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                                      Quote by Dr
                                      I guess you could argue that the introduction of that creepy little kid could also be the "jump the shark" moment as well (X-files)

                                      the jump the shark web site biggest vote went to the movie, but wow there are alot of others too!!! this show was just plain doomed fdrom the begining.


                                      I suppose but, I actually like Gibson ^or creepy kids as u call him.
                                      Mew
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                                        Charmed=this new series is terrible...after wrapping things up nicely they go and screw it up for one last desperate season!!
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                                          tom green show- nut cancer

                                          Arsenio hall show- bill clinton playing saxophone

                                          crocodile hunter- when he took his kid in the croc pen with him and dangled him in front of croc's

                                          Queer eye for the straight guy-- when people stopped staying "Metrosexual" so much

                                          the simple life- the minute they opened ther f@#$ing mouths

                                          Family Feud- when richard dawson sexually harassed one too many housewives, ray combs shot himself, louie anderson propositioned a guy in a bathroom, and then they hired "Al" from "Home Improvment".

                                          so yeah, it jumped the shark when they hired "Al" , Richard Karn I think his name is. (actually he is not that bad, but he's not that good either.)
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