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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2009, 05:38:29 AM »
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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #17 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).
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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2009, 12:36:52 PM »
Same here. I love that episode.
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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #19 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....


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2009, 01:51:02 PM »
That is one of the episodes I classify as good but not great.
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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #21 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.


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2009, 02:45:14 PM »
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" the replacement for "Jump the Shark".


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2009, 02:56:01 PM »
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" 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"


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2009, 03:04:20 PM »
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" 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.


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2009, 03:13:23 PM »
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" 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.


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2009, 03:20:02 PM »
It still may not be official, but Sideshow Collectibles is trying to make "Nuke the Fridge" 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.


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Re: Replacement for "Jump the Shark"?
« Reply #27 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.