Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jump the Shark

There comes a point in just about anything entertainment-related when it becomes painfully apparent that thing we love will never be quite the same. Whether it's a TV show, celebrity, or band, they all too often overstay their welcome on the pop-culture stage. Author Jon Hein has a term for that moment: jumping the shark. The name comes from the episode of Happy Days when the Cunninghams go on vacation and a water ski-wearing Fonze jumps over a shark. It was the moment when everyone knew the show was doomed.
This title is available as an MP3 download and offers a fun catalog of the innumerable shows, people and bands that have jumped a shark of their own over the years. It's light, entertaining listening.


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