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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Pee-Wee's Playhouse - TV Shows
(Reposted from the Wayback Machine, not mine) "I remember the one where Cowboy Curtis (Larry Fishburne) was talking to Miss Yvonne. She complained her pipes were "backed up". Curtis' reply was, "I know what you need fixed, Miss Yvonne... And I'VE got the TOOL to fix it." He then reaches down toward his crotch (winking at the camera) and pulls out a monkey wrench. Brilliant, brilliant stuff!" -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 30, 2011, 6:54 pm

South Park - TV Shows
Watch it while you still can. They'll probably censor that as well sometime in the future. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2011, 6:23 pm

Surreal Life, The - TV Shows
HEY!!! I thought I was the one!!! Oh, the fleeting fickle nature of modern relationships! (Sighs.) j/k -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 30, 2011, 5:22 pm

South Park - TV Shows
The degree to which I love this show almost frightens me sometimes. (I try to make a point of asking someone at least once every week to respect my authoritah. Last week it was my boss.) By the way, a belated apology to DolFan for mistaking his meaning of the phrase "the right people". -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:42 pm

South Park - TV Shows
South Park is a show that, to me, usually bones and unbones. To me, it's currently in an unboned position, although there may be a time where it bones again. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 30, 2011, 12:58 pm

South Park - TV Shows
Travoltron- Very dissappointing to hear that on the new season, I was going to buy that this week (and probably still will). Well- I'll be proud to watch Muhammed on the episde SUPER BEST FRIENDS from Season 5. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 30, 2011, 11:57 am

Surreal Life, The - TV Shows
fletch000 is my new favorite BTF member. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:36 am

South Park - TV Shows
Just found out that the infamous episode 201 (that poked fun at the media's reluctance to depict Mohammed) is still censored on the recent DVD, even though it was advertised as being uncensored. And then when Trey & Matt tried to explain the situation on the commentary track, the lawyers bleeped that out, too! The terrorists won. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 29, 2011, 10:31 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
Such a simple concept...such a brilliant concept. Thank you Merv Griffin for the greatest game show in the history of television. -- Submitted By: (dcvianc) on April 29, 2011, 7:26 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Family Guy started out as an irreverent, but sweet, send up to television and pop culture as well as a half-way decent sitcom. Seth MacFarlane was taking the work he did with Cartoon Network and made it more adult oriented. Much to many people's dismay, it was canceled after three seasons. Then, Fox made the mistake of bring it back. After about two or three years, MacFarlane seemed to have lost his comedic sensibilities. Jokes ran on way too long and the show became too aware of itself. The characters have gone to their logical conclusions (Peter went from dim witted dad to full on retard, Meg went from generic teenager girl to whipping girl, etc.) and the writers have used the show to push their political agenda. The latter can be excused from time to time, but not when it becomes a weekly occurrence. Family Guy, to me, has been a big disappointment. It had a lot of potential, but it threw it away to pander to the lowest common denominator. I'm equally disappointed with Seth MacFarlane. I know he can do better than this. -- Submitted By: (dcvianc) on April 29, 2011, 6:47 pm

Office, The - TV Shows
The last episode with Steve Carell last night was subpar. It all seemed really forced and rushed. I also hate the inconsistency of DeAngelo Bickers, Will Ferrel's character. I still think the show boned last season, but you can just tell the decline it has taken with last night's episode. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 10:40 am

New WKRP in Cincinnati, The - TV Shows
Isn't it an accepted BTF/JTS rule that a TV show whose name begins with the word "new" is by definition a Day One Loser? (If it isn't, then it should be.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 3:41 am

Judge Judy - TV Shows
I'd pay serious bucks to see that confrontation too. My own thoughts about this disgusting hag were just posted on the "Reality TV" page. Frankly, though, I feel no particular sympathy for the dolts who are so eager to appear on her show; they are there, rather than in a real courtroom, solely because they are attention whores like she is, and in that sense they deserve a certain measure of the verbal abuse they receive from her. But much of that abuse really is needless, except perhaps as a means of drawing viewers. Bottom line: Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Sheindlin on the receiving end of the sort of venom she's so happy to spit at others? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 2:01 am

Popeye - TV Shows
I'm OK with spinach. It tastes acceptable. At least it's not disgusting like lima beans. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:43 pm

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Old habits die hard, I guess. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:33 pm

Titus - TV Shows
A daring program that deserved a longer life than it ended up having. And if you didn't feel better about your own family after watching an episode, you were either not paying close enough attention or you have a really horrible family. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 7:43 am

Wiseguy - TV Shows
I agree that when Wahl left, there was little reason to hang around. And Roger Lococco turning out to be one of the good guys was a crashing disappointment. ("Tell me it ain't true, Buckwheat!") The first two storylines - featuring Ray Sharkey and Kevin Spacey, respectively - were the only ones I found interesting, though I tuned in to the later Garment District story just to see Jerry Lewis and Ron Silver, and a then-unknown Stanley Tucci, chew up the scenery. The Dead Dog Records story was only saved from serious lameness by Tim Curry's performance, and the Mafia succession story at the start of season 3 was just comic-book silly (even with such luminaries as Chazz Palminteri and Michael Chiklis). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 1:09 am

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Wait, why is Never Jumped on the board? THIS IS BONE THE FISH!!! Not the trash TV Guide destroyed! The prefered way is to say "Never Boned" -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on April 27, 2011, 6:32 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Travoltron- JUST FINALLY check out GI JOE RESOLUTE. Wow, it was the GI joe cartoon we all wanted to see as kids. 5 named characters dead, hundreds of Cobra Blue shirts killed, well animated and just kick ass. If you liked GI JOE- get GI JOE Resolute today. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 27, 2011, 7:34 am

Scrubs - TV Shows
See? A TV show can feature an actor named McGinley and not suck. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 2:07 am

Super Friends - TV Shows
This was an interesting case because the show started out as complete garbage due to early '70's "sensitivities" and then improved as it went along. It probably did peak with the "Challenge" season (the only season that I actually bothered to purchase), but IIRC the last couple of seasons were pretty good too, even if they were toy commercials. The final season even depicted Batman's origin, which had never been done before onscreen. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 26, 2011, 11:29 pm

Out of Jimmy's Head - TV Shows
I say that this show was the beginning of CN's end. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 26, 2011, 11:05 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
The thing is, I actually like spinach. Popeye did clear me of all delusions that just eating spinach or any vegetable alone would make me twice as big and it would be all muscle. That's what steroids and HGH are for. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:36 pm

South Park - TV Shows
I like the fact that South Park ripping everyone and actually sticks by it. The douche and turd-sandwich episode is a perfect example of them making fun of all of them (Liberal, Conservatives, Republicans, and Democrats). And they are the only ones that has balls to make fun on $cieneolgy, twice (the Tom Crusie episode and the Return of Chef), while even Family Guy is too afraid to. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 3:20 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
That's ironic that the chicken restaurant which is named after him or the has the same name as him who's eat nothing but spinach. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 3:05 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
When I was little, seeing Popeye get big muscles after eating spinach made me want to eat spinach. However, when I saw no big muscles on myself, I went, "Forget spinach!" -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:40 am

Waiting For God - TV Shows
October 19, 2010: Graham Crowden, the actor who played Tom Ballard, passed away. I have a vision of Tom and Basil getting into hijinks in Heaven. RIP Tom and Basil. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:37 am

South Park - TV Shows
South Park is more conservative than a lot of shows out there (The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc.). Unlike them, South Park slams both sides: the idiot liberals and the idiot conservatives. Idiots come from both sides of the political spectrum, as well as in between. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:34 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Is it just me or is this basically some pathetic rip-off of "That 70's Show"? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 25, 2011, 11:30 pm

Night Gallery - TV Shows
Several episodes were adapted from stories by H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson - all masters of sci-fi-tinged horror. And of course every '70s TV actor of note seems to have appeared in them. The theme music - composed by the same guy who composed the theme to The Night Stalker - was suitably creepy, and the show employed a number of excellent directors (including a young chap named Spielberg). I enjoyed Night Gallery immensely. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 9:34 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
I hate to echo an earlier submission, but when the hair on the actors began reaching unrealistic lengths, and the episodes began to be preposterously surreal, and the audience reactions to every-single-thing-Henry-Winkler-said-or-did began to drown out everything else, the fish of Milwaukee began to lose their bones.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 7:38 pm

South Park - TV Shows
First of all Soggy, by the "right people" I was referring more to celebs than anything else. Although I suppose they would pretty much all be on the left :-) Second, it's okay to make a statement when it illustrates how absurd American culture has become. Okay with me that is, I'm guessing your mileage may vary :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:26 pm

Vampire Diaries - TV Shows
Enough with all these vampire books and shows already!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:05 pm

Smallville - TV Shows
I'm going to be to real sad once this show is gone. I know Clark is getting closer to Superman, Clark and Lois almost getting married to each other and Lex made his full tranformation to a supervillian but it still seems like it's going to be empty without Smallville on the CW (on TV for the fact) anymore. They had been mostly good episodes as well as few not-so good ones but Smallville will never boned. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 25, 2011, 3:08 pm

Vampire Diaries - TV Shows
Isn't this more or less a lame attempt to rip off True Blood? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 25, 2011, 2:30 pm

Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., The - TV Shows
A clever concept poorly executed. The irony of having borderline-retarded "celebs" comment on the antics of borderline-retarded criminals is about as subtle as a runaway train. But since I don't live in a trailer park or wear a mullet or sport tattoos on my neck or labor under a meth addiction, and am therefore outside the show's target demographic, why should I care? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 12:06 pm

South Park - TV Shows
To go back to my earlier comment about South Park, I don't think they are overly preachy, and when they rip on something, they rip it in such a way that if you disagree with it, you better have a good point, otherwise, you are the very person that they are ripping on, and they usually go off on the right things to rip on. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 24, 2011, 9:44 pm

South Park - TV Shows
A-HA! My friend DolFan complains about actors who use their status as a political soapbox - and then he lauds Parker & Stone for using South Park to "bash the right people" (which of course means "people on the left"). If political advocacy is good for the goose, why is it not good for the gander? The fact is that South Park, while generally right-leaning, is not obnoxiously so, and is willing to take shots at right-of-center targets too. (Need I remind any of you of the classic 8th-season episode "Goobacks"?) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 10:30 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
The spinach thing was based on junk science of the time that has since been disproven. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/45246 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 23, 2011, 8:51 pm

It's Me Or the Dog - TV Shows
I had to stop watching when I found myself hoping Victoria could train me, if ya know what I mean ^_^ -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 23, 2011, 7:30 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
I call shenanigans. Eating spinach does *not* instantly make your forearm muscles bulge out and give you the power to beat up guys twice your size. Who do I call to sue for false advertising? LOL -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 23, 2011, 7:26 pm

Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) - TV Shows
Cats love to give little nips and bites as a sign of affection. When a regular domestic cat does it that's one thing, but when a tiger does it... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 23, 2011, 7:21 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
You can too climax on day one, trust me ;-) ^_^ Sorry couldn't resist :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 23, 2011, 7:19 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
How did THAT troll comment make it past the moderation? Why moderate at all then? -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 23, 2011, 3:07 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
Bitch Bitch Bitch -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 23, 2011, 1:58 pm

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - TV Shows
I don't remember the close-ups of Dr Sagan's face, but I do recall a fine (and occasionally awe-inspiring) program. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:00 am

Recess - TV Shows
One of the best cartoons I ever watched. Who could ever forget King Bob with his cut-out football helmet that shape like a crown or the tribal kindergardeners. Before they were The Plastics from "Mean Girls", they were the The Ashleys. I could never forget that episode when The Ashleys jinx Gus and Gus could never talk less somebody says his name and he almost went the whole school day without talking until TJ finds out and says his name. Or the time when TJ was in time-out and had to stay in the box and he almost went crazy until he realize that the box is nothing but drawn out chalkboard on the ground and can walk out at anytime. This show can't never bone to me! -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 23, 2011, 4:44 am

Doug - TV Shows
As a little kid, I didn't really know there was a Disney's Doug and a Nicklodeon's Doug. All I knew is that Doug and his friends is older and little different when they was on ABC Saturday's mornings. I think for most parts it never bone but the character Roger himself. Roger BTF when his family got rich and no longer Doug's bully. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 23, 2011, 4:24 am

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
You can't climax on day one. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 11:07 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same. There is no rule that says Boning cannot occur from Day One -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 22, 2011, 10:18 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
Aside from the fact that this is a site about shows reaching their climax rather than a site about whether or not shows were liked by by the majority, the header says, "Boned when..." So, if the webmaster elects not to remove the day one option, he should change it to, "A bad show can't bone." -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 8:21 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
If you'll notice it says "Day One - Sucked From the Start" so there is no misuse of the term. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 22, 2011, 8:03 pm

Boohbah - TV Shows
The Teletubbies, but more brainless. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 6:24 pm

Rugrats - TV Shows
Judging from the comments and reasons listed, I can assume that, to most people, Dil was the beginning of the end, while Kimi was the nail in the coffin. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 6:21 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
If a show is bad from the beginning, that is not jumping the shark. Jumping the shark happens when mistakes are made in desperate attempts to cash in on a show that should have been left to die with dignity. A show being bad from the start is a matter of personal preference in a show. Even if it's bad to everyone, it's just a bad show. It's not the same thing. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 6:01 pm

Reno 911! - TV Shows
The second season ended in charging all the officers and shutting down the Reno sheriff's office. The end of the show. Always intended to be with no opening left to continue it. When DVD releases boosted sales, Comedy Central got the really bad idea to bring it back from cancellation and pretty much ruined the show. Don't bring a show back if you already closed it up. Bad idea. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 5:59 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
They should bring back this show! The look on the pervs face when they get caught is priceless and the endless excuses they come up with explaining why they come to the teen's house is funny. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 22, 2011, 2:27 pm

Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) - TV Shows
Finally saw an episode last night and I absolutely approve. The media usually glorifies people like this and it's refreshing to see a show that doesn't. In fact, this show is a public service. I think anyone with a Beastmaster fantasy would get a reality check by watching it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 22, 2011, 2:06 pm

Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) - TV Shows
Finally saw an episode last night and I absolutely approve. The media usually glorifies people like this and it's refreshing to see a show that doesn't. In fact, this show is a public service. I think anyone with a Beastmaster fantasy would get a reality check by watching it. -- Submitted By: () on April 22, 2011, 2:05 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
I think PYLrulz was talking about Drew Carey's Improv-a-Ganza, which, while I think the show's OK, I don't find it as funny as Whose Line. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 12:50 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
Great show. I like both versions, but lean more towards Drew since unlike The Ceej I find Drew pretty funny. Wayne Brady bugs me with his mugging, though. I've tried getting into Drew's new show on GSN and for some reason I'm having trouble warming up to it though it's pretty much the same cast and the same improv comedy. Something's missing. Maybe the points really do matter, since they aren't on this new version and it pales to Whose Line. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 22, 2011, 11:14 am

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
You mean The Price Is Right? They gave him that to spare us from having to put up with his not comedy. The same reason they gave all the bad comedians game shows. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 10:45 am

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
I disagree Ceej. If put with the right group with the right setup, Drew is funny (especially with self-deappreacaiting humor). You could point to his new show on GSN, which sucks, but what they got going on there doesn't work, at least for me. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 22, 2011, 4:11 am

Digimon - TV Shows
Lost interest around Season 4. Maybe I was getting older by the time but the lack of Digimon companions and the whole morphing thing didn't settle well with me. The main cast wasn't all that interesting either. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:20 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
That's a show I never liked. There was a very old version of it with bad plots, uninteresting characters and awful animation. Then I remember one with his son or nephew, with sailing and all, and that was so fogettable that I can't even remember what was the plot. Then he had three small clones living in the city and holy moley, that one crushed any interest I might had to see a Popeye cartoon. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:17 pm

Flintstone Kids, The - TV Shows
And I thought nothing could top Scooby-Doo Kids. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:13 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
The difference between Clive Anderson and Drew Carey is that Clive KNEW he wasn't funny, so he stayed out of the bits. Drew never has been funny, no one ever thought he was except for him, and anyone who said he was was lying to make him feel better because they didn't think they could handle disappointment. The downside is, the rest of us had to suffer through his endless barrage of train wreck shows, not the least of which was his destroyed version of Whose Line. If his mother would have just told him how not funny he was 40 years ago, we wouldn't have to deal with this crap. Another reason honesty is the best policy.* *No representation is to be made that honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Please use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to be honest. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 10:20 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
You try to screw a kid, and everyone can see the proof, I'm sorry, it should be open season on you. And if you committ suicide because you are caught... I'll feel sorry for the family, but not the perv. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 21, 2011, 8:44 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
If you could promise me that every episode would have ended in a suicide, I may actually have WATCHED this show. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 6:00 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
This is to say that some shows are so bad from the very beginning that there really isn't any decline in quality possible. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 21, 2011, 5:54 pm

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - TV Shows
If I have one thing to say about this show, it's this: It could be worse. It could be Terminator 3 and 4. I guess it's a good thing Terminator 3 and 4 were never actually made. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 5:53 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
This is not a comment on this show but a message to the people who run this site. It seems "Day 1" in an option on every show, but by definition, a show can't jump the shark before it's established what it's about. Whoever puts "Day 1" as an option doesn't seem to be able to differentiate between a show's climax and a show they never cared for. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 5:48 pm

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
When the topics became silly. Don't know if it's censorship, running out of ideas or both, but I don't enjoy the show like I once did. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 21, 2011, 4:16 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
SNL has gone up and down in terms of quality depending on the cast and writers at the time. I guess it will continue to do this until the end of time. It can't really jump the shark because it's making fun of what is rather than trying to be something on its own. However, it does go through really slow patches with unfunny cast and writers but it always makes it through with another hilarious cast and set of writers. They usually make these changes at the beginning of a season so, if you didn't like it this season, check it out at the premier next season, and you might like it this time. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 11:42 am

All in the Family - TV Shows
The show never really boned; some of the most impressive episodes (and acting) took place during the last couple of years it was on the air (1978-79). In fact, three of Carroll O'Connor's four Emmys were awarded for the show's last three seasons. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 1:50 am

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
I first noticed the censorship when the Vatican episode in season 7 seemed to disappear without a trace. It aired once, but it's been deleted from the official episode guide and the only mention it ever existed is a tiny episode stating it's not part of the "complete" season on DVD. We know what really happened. Showtime censored it. The lack of many fan-demanded episodes and abundance of completely silly episodes (for example, old people starring Maddox) leads me to believe there's more corporate censorship than the Vatican episode that we just don't know about because it never got its one airing. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 9:06 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
Drew Carey on this show, Wayne Brady on Let's Make A Deal, Jimmy Carr on Distraction... The list goes on. Am I the only one who sees they're giving bad comedians game shows to keep them from bothering us with their not comedy? -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 8:57 pm

Mission Hill - TV Shows
Kind of hard to jump the shark when it gets cancelled in the middle of its original story arc. Maybe if it had been on a little longer it would have had the opportunity. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 8:48 pm

Kyle XY - TV Shows
It seems that season one was very compelling and had me hanging on until the end. They answered some questions and left the rest for season two. Then season two comes around and the whole show shifts focus and they forgot what questions they hadn't yet answered. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 6:23 pm

Drake & Josh - TV Shows
I'll admit that I was a fan of this show back then, but I always thought of Kenan and Kel when I watched it (ironically, both shows were made by Dan Schneider). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 20, 2011, 6:23 pm

Kenan & Kel - TV Shows
Isn't this show called Drake & Josh today? -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 6:21 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
The Ceej, I see what you're saying, but I respectfully disagree. Game shows, news shows, etc. can and do indeed bone the fish. Game shows it can happen when a host changes (Price is Right, Family Feud, Pyramid, Password), rules change (Millionaire), or cast changes (Hollywood Squares: Paul Lynde dying, Match Game: Richard Dawson leaving, etc.)News shows it can happen if a host stays past their time (Larry King). I always thought The Daily Show was at its best in 2006. The show still was seen as a news satire and the cast of characters was perfect (Colbert, Helmes, Carrell, etc.) When the characters left and the show slowly started getting more and more self righteous about liberal issues and the line between satire and reality became more unclear, that's when this show started boning the fish. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 20, 2011, 4:24 pm

Inspector Gadget - TV Shows
@Pelirojo I think the joke is that he didn't have a brain in there to begin with. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 3:38 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
When the show came back from the only cancellation long enough for anyone to notice, it produced the third season. Otherwise known as the funniest season of the show. Everything after that was hit and miss at best. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:57 pm

Early Edition - TV Shows
The end of season 2 is the end of the show. The finale of season 2 IS a series finale. Why they continued it after that is anyone's guess. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:52 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
Trying to continue this show after John Ritter's unfortunate death would be like trying to continue Roseanne if she had died of a heart attack in the middle of the fifth season. And don't think they wouldn't have done that too. After Ritter died, there should have been one final episode to tie up any loose ends and then cancelled. A show doesn't work without its main character. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:49 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
I'm sort of confused at a lot of shows on here. Game shows, pundit shows, news shows, satirical shows. How do these types of shows jump the shark. The purpose of news satire it to poke fun at current events. By its very definition, it evolves with current events and politics. By its very definition, jumping the shark is impossible. Its listing should be removed because of this. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:43 pm

Drake & Josh - TV Shows
I remember this show as a kid. Except, back then, it was called Keenan & Kel. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:34 pm

Becker - TV Shows
I thought Becker was a good funny, entertaining show. Cheers was totally different but equally good in it's own way. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 20, 2011, 2:07 pm

Becker - TV Shows
Somebody created a reason about how this show sucked because it wasn't Cheers. Well, let's just ignore the fact that if you compare everything to your favourite thing, everything else will fall short. Becker was far better than anything Cheers could ever hope to be. If I were Ted Danson, I'd be trying to keep my work on Cheers a secret. That was an embarrassing role. Becker, on the other hand, was hilarious. At least up until the point things started going weird with Reggie and ultimately had her leave the show. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:52 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
This is one of the few shows where the changes to format actually improved it rather than destroyed it. The first two season followed more or less a basic formula with very few deviations from it. The third season started getting more involved and deviated even more from this formula. The show started really picking up in the fourth season when Jill decided to go back to college, thus adding intelligent humour in the mix with the slapstick that could not have carried the show another full season. It made a few mistakes along the way, but nothing that compromised the integrity of the show in more than a one-off sense. I would say this is one of the very few shows that have never jumped the shark. Don't get me wrong. If Tim Allen had gotten his way and gotten a ninth season picked up, this show would have gone straight to hell within the first two episodes. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:30 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
Even though the roots were shaken a few times before this (for example, Sarah Chalke stopped trying to play the same Becky Lecy Goransan established during her third episode in the role) the lottery win was so much of a shark jumper the phrase should have changed from "jump the shark" to "win the lottery." I can only assume the phrase didn't shift because if we said, "Sliders won the lottery after Arturo was killed off," it would sound like a compliment. The Conners winning the lottery was the single worst downward shift in the history of television. That's not to say the episodes that followed weren't hilarious. Oh, they were. The problem I (and most fans have) is that the story was compromised to get those laughs. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:23 pm

Sliders - TV Shows
They killed of Professor Arturo long before Rhys-Davies left the show. The show jumped the shark at the end of Season 2, Episode 8 when they left the original Arturo and went sliding with the double. There were a few good episodes between that and the end of season two, but that marked the beginning of the end and the show went straight to hell with no rest stops at the season 2 finale. Up until that point, it was a great show, though. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 10:35 am

Bonanza - TV Shows
Soggy, True- but at least he was still beholden enough to the "Bonanza" producers to keep his hair a somewhat realistic length for the time and setting- unlike "Little House"! AFAIC, though, the show lost its heart not to mention all its fun when Hoss died. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:21 am

Land of the Giants - TV Shows
You're right, soggy! However; that would have gotten the show yanked off the air in no time back then! Along the same lines, King Kong was originally seen peeling off Fay Wray's stockings in 1933 but this was quickly censored and it would be many decades before the scene would be restored. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:17 am

TAXI - TV Shows
I always thought Latka, Simka and Reverand Jim were GREAT background characters who had some fun zingers to add to the mix. However; when episodes were centered around any of these three, it would be rather wearisome by the end. TAXI worked best as an ensemble with adventures around the entire cabbie collection rather than one or two being the 'star'. However; all that said, Danny De Vito's Louie never failed to rock, AFAIC! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:12 am

Star Trek: Enterprise - TV Shows
A ship whose design - and innards - are clearly much more advanced than the namesake ship of a century later can't help but bone from the start. And the characters were just colorless (not to mention cliched). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 4:04 am

Land of the Giants - TV Shows
It always struck me as improbable that the evil giants would capture the female "little people" and not undress them for kicks. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 3:53 am

Loop, The - TV Shows
Meh. One of two FOX shows that debuted about a hipster college grad getting his first corporate job. I can't remember what the other one was called. Half the show was him hanging out with his slacker friends, which was sheer torture. The other half with the kid at work with all the old, out-of-touch suits was the only part that came anywhere near comedy. Wasn't sad to see it go. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 19, 2011, 10:02 pm

Partridge Family, The - TV Shows
Laurie & Mom were on a camping trip by themselves. Keith, Danny and Reuben tried to sneak up and spy on them. None of the guys considered bringing food or changes of clothing. Keith brought a guitar instead - while trying to sneak up on the girls! -- Submitted By: (OldsVistaCruiser) on April 19, 2011, 6:48 pm

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