jump = copulate with?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 19 02:53:32 UTC 2005

>In a message dated Thu, 17 Nov 2005 22:29:22 -0500
>Laurence Horn _laurence.horn at YALE.EDU_ (mailto:laurence.horn at YALE.EDU)
>>...as opposed to the modern custom of jumping the  shark (hundreds of
>>thousands of googits, and not a fun thing for a couple  to do
>>together, although I suppose a case could be made for  phallicity)
>Not too long ago there was a TV special about "Happy Days", with guest
>appearances by the cast.  I taped the show but I can't guarantee I
>still  have the
>tape.  On the show it was stated that, contrary to popular belief  and/or
>urban legend, the jump-the-shark episode occurred quite a while, I
>think  several
>seasons, before the end of the show, and therefore had nothing to do  with the
>demise of the show nor was any kind of desperate attempt to revive  ratings.
>           - James A.  Landau

Aha, cultural reanalysis.


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