[LAD] Next year's LAC

fons at kokkinizita.net fons at kokkinizita.net
Thu Oct 15 20:41:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 08:45:28PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> Even if your explanation of jumping the shark is correct, it could
> be misunderstood ;). When Bobby Ewing rise from the dead, the reason
> for this was that the serial season when he was dead, just was a bad
> dream of his wife Pamela, the serial again was a best seller.
> Jumping the shark means that something, e.g. a serial becomes a bad
> seller, like Dallas was, when Bobby was dead :D.

It means to do something outrageous to attract attention
when that is wearing out, and with the only result that
whatever remained of your credibility is lost. 
So indeed, 'den H�hepunkt �berschreiten'.

The origin is in the TV series 'Happy days'. When the
audience started to decline the story editors made the
Fonz jump over a shark.



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