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Title: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: chubbyrain on March 17, 2009, 04:47:56 AM
Hey after TV guide trashed "Jump the shark"'s website, I saw on Mike Hernalsteen's Blog that some guys made a new website to go back and rate television shows, www.bonethefish.com

Damn you TV guide, but at least someone made up a replacement
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2009, 06:09:49 AM
Nuke the Fridge.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: doggans on March 17, 2009, 06:24:22 AM
Nuke the Fridge.

Much like TVTropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuinedFOREVER), I'm skeptical that twenty or thirty years from now, the fridge scene will be remembered the same way Fonzie's shark jump is today. Since, unlike "Happy Days", the Indy films were never based in reality.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Bob on March 17, 2009, 06:47:40 AM
. Since, unlike "Happy Days", the Indy films were never based in reality.

* Stops rubbing Aztec Cyrstal skull *

What's that you say?
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Tripe on March 17, 2009, 07:08:04 AM
*rubbing Aztec Cyrstal skull *

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: bratpop on March 17, 2009, 09:30:18 AM
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I'm skeptical that twenty or thirty years from now, the fridge scene will be remembered the same way Fonzie's shark jump is today.
Er, hate to break it to you, but nobody DID remember Fonzie jumping a shark. Nobody knew what that meant until that website told them. They could have made it up. Any phrase could be a replacement. Happy Days was hardly the end-all-be-all of quality gone wrong.

How about, "Showing The Last Episode Of Seinfeld"?
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2009, 09:32:43 AM
Hiring Michael Bay.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: bratpop on March 17, 2009, 09:35:27 AM
I think it's supposed to be TV related. Hiring Michael Bay would end television forever.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 17, 2009, 11:53:31 AM
I think it's supposed to be TV related. Hiring Michael Bay would end television forever.

No that would be making it awesome...
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 18, 2009, 04:25:20 PM
For Tv related how about Replacing David Ducoviny?
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: gbeenie on March 19, 2009, 11:35:53 AM
"Changing Your Name To SyFy"?
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Tripe on March 19, 2009, 11:45:48 AM
As if that was Sci-Fi's fill in the replacement reference here moment.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: bratpop on March 20, 2009, 02:14:29 AM
"Showing Ned Flanders Pixelated Penis."
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Darth Geek on March 20, 2009, 05:40:57 AM
Killing Maud (Flanders)
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Chaos on March 21, 2009, 05:37:31 AM
Frankly I'd never even HEARD of the website jumptheshark.com... despite the fact that I knew what the phrase meant (I used to watch the reruns when I was a kid, and actually saw the episode). When I want to read shitty, mean-spirited, uneducated hatemail about TV shows, I go to the original source, televisionwithoutpity.com. :)
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Tripe on March 21, 2009, 05:38:29 AM
Ooh, the source of my name!  Haven't been there for ages.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Cibernético II on March 22, 2009, 07:27:03 AM
For me the Simpson's turing point will always be the the Frank Grimes episode. It's when they started to go with "dark humor" on the Simpsons which I hate.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Chaos on March 22, 2009, 10:19:22 AM
Personally I think they went south a lot earlier than that, m'dear. I can't really pinpoint the exact timeframe anymore because all the episodes are jumbled in my mind and I can't remember which ones came in which order, but there was definitely a transition where they went from 7 or 8 out of 10 episodes being amazing and funny and clever with random surreal awesome jokes and the other 2 or 3 just being really really good, to not even managing to have more than 1 or 2 decent episodes in a season. And I'm not talking about post season 10 material, either, I'm talking around season 4 or 5. It went downhill really fast for me (though as always there are still a few unexpectedly good episodes in the mix there, you never have the same level of "hits" as you used to get).
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: gbeenie on March 22, 2009, 12:36:52 PM
Same here. I love that episode.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Nunyerbiz on March 22, 2009, 12:43:10 PM
I too have way too many episodes crammed in my head to make any kind of determination when the show worked past it's prime... But the Grimey episode has to be a top 10 all time for me... Wasn't that also the episode where Bart bought the old factory for a dollar?

Now I gotta go see if I have that episode on DVD somewhere....
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Chaos on March 22, 2009, 01:51:02 PM
That is one of the episodes I classify as good but not great.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: bratpop on March 23, 2009, 01:59:09 AM
The Simpsons has jumped the shark so many times that it's no longer a show-ending event. They even created a show based on the popularity of the Simpsons jumping the shark so often. It's called Family Guy. Athankyou.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Kete on October 23, 2009, 02:45:14 PM
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" (http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=15525&count=0) the replacement for "Jump the Shark".
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 23, 2009, 02:56:01 PM
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" (http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=15525&count=0) the replacement for "Jump the Shark".

Like the one comment - "If you wanna make ridiculous things into toys, make an action figure set piece of the casting of Shia LeBeouf in this film"
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Kete on October 23, 2009, 03:04:20 PM
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" (http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=15525&count=0) the replacement for "Jump the Shark".

Like the one comment - "If you wanna make ridiculous things into toys, make an action figure set piece of the casting of Shia LeBeouf in this film"

I think that Rifftrax should look into this for money making potential.  I would absolutely buy an action figure of Kelly Lynch stitching Patrick Swayze or of Tommy Wiseau petting a doggie.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 23, 2009, 03:13:23 PM
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" (http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=15525&count=0) the replacement for "Jump the Shark".

Like the one comment - "If you wanna make ridiculous things into toys, make an action figure set piece of the casting of Shia LeBeouf in this film"

I think that Rifftrax should look into this for money making potential.  I would absolutely buy an action figure of Kelly Lynch stitching Patrick Swayze or of Tommy Wiseau petting a doggie.
I wouldn't pay $300 to look at Tommy Wiseau in person....much less in resin.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Kete on October 23, 2009, 03:20:02 PM
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" (http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=15525&count=0) the replacement for "Jump the Shark".

Like the one comment - "If you wanna make ridiculous things into toys, make an action figure set piece of the casting of Shia LeBeouf in this film"

I think that Rifftrax should look into this for money making potential.  I would absolutely buy an action figure of Kelly Lynch stitching Patrick Swayze or of Tommy Wiseau petting a doggie.
I wouldn't pay $300 to look at Tommy Wiseau in person....much less in resin.
It would have to be less than $30 or so.  I wouldn't expect the same high quality as Sideshow Collectibles.  Maybe something more along the lines of early Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 23, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
In a lot of stuff i have read in the past year people have used Nuke the Fridge instead of Jump the Shark.  Including this month's Game Informer.