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      11-02-2009, 11:30 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by immiketoo View Post
And mphatic, what does jumped the shark mean? I've never heard that one...
Guess this might mean I'm old It is the moment when a something has lost all entertainment value and originality and is no longer worth watching or paying attention to.

It originates from the end of that long running tv classic "Happy Days" where they had basically run out of original story lines and ideas so they had an episode where "the Fonz" goes waterskiing and jumps over a lame, fake looking shark. The episode was so bad that it became the symbol for when a show or other entertainment vehicle should end because it no longer has anything to offer. Now when a tv show gets old or lame it's said to have "jumped the shark".