Originally Posted by mmoore
"Jumping the shark" means that they've run out of ideas, done something really stupid, and there's no turning back--it's pretty much all over but the cancellation. The term is taken from the Happy Days episode where Fonzie literally jumped a shark on water skis. Although the series continued for several years, it was never the same. It had crossed the line into complete absurdity: the point of no return.
Saw the original broadcast of that episode. Little did I know that television trivia history was being made!
'A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.'