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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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BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Martymarty, with all due respect in the world here to you, keeping the entertainement, the same thing from the old JumpTheShark.com's comments is the very point of putting those comments. (I was one of those..Jumpthesharkcomments/icemouth is the other). I would advise maybe you don't want the memories ort like, or still have comments from JTS. My hard drive lost them and it is only my remote memory and my typ;ing on my part that has \kept them alive. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on February 14, 2015, 12:40 am

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Calling it quits? Really? BTF had a lot of bumpy roads in its first years: the small handful of users with an obsession against Dawn Lyn, the vote stacking fiasco, the political arguments, etc., and most of us stuck around. The JTS comments don't bother me, though I think making an "Old JTS Comments!" page for them would be something all of us can agree on. That said, here's hoping you change your mind. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on February 13, 2015, 6:02 pm

Danny Masterson - Celebrities
I was inclined to cut Masterson some slack for having been born into $cientology, and therefore not having had a true choice regarding whether or not to follow it. However, with his recent pfofanity-laden defense of the Hubbard $cam, he's earned the automatic fish-boning in his own right: https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/danny-masterson-scientology-182855630.html -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on February 13, 2015, 10:11 am

Jenny McCarthy - Celebrities
Jenny being an anti-vaccine advocate kills any respect I may have had for her. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on February 9, 2015, 8:48 pm

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera - TV Shows
I actually loved this show. I wish it were still on. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on February 9, 2015, 11:59 am

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Bone the Fish was until recently an outstanding site. The way it worked was a user would post one or two comments at a time, and when you logged on, you saw the most recent two dozen or so entries. You got a nice diversity of users, shows, and comments. Now, for the second time within a few months, some brain dead idiot has decided to flood the Fish with tired, outdated remarks from the old Jump the Shark site. The result is you have to wade through the back pages to find comments from other people. Life is too short, folks, in two words your site Sucks Balls. On top of that, your server is ridiculously slow. Goodbye forever, a former fan. BTW, any site that posts 200 consecutive comments from the same loser about the Bear in the Big Blue House should have their domain yanked. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on February 7, 2015, 11:12 am

Ropers, The - TV Shows
Stan and Helen were the only redeeming part of Three's Company. But it didn't work as a spinoff. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:04 pm

Desperate Housewives - TV Shows
The first couple of seasons this show had an underlying sense of humor. Then it deteriorated into mean-spirited people and far-fetched convoluted plots. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:03 pm

Dancing With the Stars - TV Shows
For the life of me I cannot fathom why anyone would want to watch this. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:00 pm

Hot In Cleveland - TV Shows
"Let's grab a few out of work sitcom stars, throw them together in a contrived plot, feed them derivative and redundant scripts, and hype the hell out of it during every commercial break. We'll make a fortune since we own the show and won't have to pay royalties." Remember when TVLand aired sitcoms we actually wanted to see? -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:58 pm

Carter Country - TV Shows
An idiotic sitcom designed solely to cash in on "good ol' boy" president Carter and his half-wit brother. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:51 pm

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera - TV Shows
"featuring renowned event planner, David Tutera" ??? ... Anyone who has ever heard of this man, outside of this show, please raise your hand. A dreary program with a self-styled know-it-all advising narcissistic divas on every picayune detail of an overblown, overpriced wedding. As a one time documentary it might have been borderline tolerable, as a series it totally unbearable. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:49 pm

Real Housewifes of Orange County. - TV Shows
Yet another of the insipid "Real Rich Housewives of xxxx" series. Collectively as entertaining as watching your cat hawk up a furball. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:42 pm

Perfect Strangers - TV Shows
This is one of those shows so obnoxious, so idiotic, so totally devoid of any redeeming qualities, that rather than reaching for the remote you are tempted to grab something large and massive to hurl through the TV screen. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:38 pm

My Three Sons - TV Shows
For me this show jumped simply because it ran to long and the premise changed. Steve remarries and Katie has "My Three Grandsons". And the syndication package jumps big time because they never include the original monochrome episodes. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:28 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
What a clown! But I was mainly disappointed to find "dog" in the title wasn't a verb. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:19 pm

Cops - TV Shows
Jumped from the start because it depicts the entire country as a ghetto. Apparently cops spend all their time in trailer parks and housing projects. Just once could we see them in an affluent neighborhood arresting someone for white collar crime? Just once could we see them pull over a BMW and put the cuffs on someone wearing a suit? An interesting show would be "After Cops", when the people arrested come to trial. I wonder how many of the cases are dismissed when the defence attorney points out his client was wrestled down, handcuffed, intimidated, and questioned ...but never read his/her rights. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:16 pm

Bewitched - TV Shows
I enjoyed this show when it was originally on ...but I was eleven or twelve then. Watching it as an adult I am struck by how Darren and Samantha - a supposedly young, modern, married couple - are so stodgy. I know seventy year old couples who are more fun loving than these two sticks in the mud. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:02 pm

A.N.T. Farm - TV Shows
A disgusting display of self-absorbed kids allowed to give free reign to their narcissism. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:48 pm

Wendy Williams Show, The - TV Shows
This woman is so plastic how can anyone take her seriously? Especially when she prattles on and on about the most dreary trivialities as if they had some importance. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:41 pm

Queen Latifah Show, The - TV Shows
Someone who changes her name to "Queen"? Just too pretentious for me. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:29 pm

Waltons, The - TV Shows
This show was so well made it's hard to say it actually ever jumped. But i lost interest when all the kids grew up, the plots became too scattered and unfocused. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:28 pm

That's So Raven - TV Shows
I'm tempted to say this show couldn't have jumped because that would imply it got off the ground. This is nothing but an immense ego trip for a talentless narcissist. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:24 pm

Ancient Aliens - TV Shows
Jumped from the start because it is presented as a serious documentary. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:21 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
At times amusing, but mainly irritating because all the characters are annoying. And most of Jerry's problems would be alleviated if he would just lock his blasted front door! I've never understood the near religious fervor with which this show was regarded. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:19 pm

Petticoat Junction - TV Shows
This show jumped, or boned, in a major way with the introduction of Steve and the sickening, sticky sweet romance with Betty Jo. Everyone else became secondary characters and every other episode had a "sing-along". I still enjoy the earlier episodes, but once Steve's plane crashed so did the show. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:14 pm

Newhart! - TV Shows
"The Bob Newhart Show" was classic, an ensemble of realistic characters that meshed well, I still enjoy it. But "Newhart" was a trainwreck from the first episode. No characters, just overblown caricatures - the yuppie couple were just irritating; the two town councilmen were imbeciles; George Utley was inconsistently played, in some episodes he can fix anything, in others it's surprising he can walk and breathe at the same time; and I wonder how much the producers had to pay the live audiences to laugh uproariously at the 500000th repetition of "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl, this is my other brother Darryl". The only positive to this show was it had one of the best finales in television history. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 7:51 pm

Super Mario Bros. - Random Topics
Is Mario even a relevant character in this generation of gaming? I mean, all he has going for him is rehashes of Super Mario Bros, Mario Karts and Mario Party. Mario used to be like white hot from late 80s throughout 90s and early '00s. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 etc. But it seems he's in a weird typecast kind of position with his games. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 29, 2015, 6:19 pm

Pink Floyd - Music Groups
Floyd boned when veteran actor Howard MacNear died in 1969 and Seamus the dog quit.:) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on January 29, 2015, 12:46 am

Weezer - Music Groups
Everyone tends to agree that Weezer's music got worse after Pinkerton. The album itself has nothing to do with their demise. What was the difference between pre-Pinkerton and post-Pinkerton? No Matt Sharp. Listen to their first two albums, then listen to everything else. What made Weezer unique was Sharp's background vocals and all around silliness. He added to that band what they haven't been able to replicate since. -- Submitted By: (MikeH) on January 28, 2015, 12:28 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Destro was underrated, a heck of a villain -- Submitted By: () on January 26, 2015, 1:46 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Who gave me a down vote? This show is for the easily entertained by people who don't research a darn thing. They get so much wrong on this show that it's amazing it's still on the air. I hope people born in the 90s and 00s really don't think the 80s were like this. If you want to watch a real show set in the 80s, you should check out Growing Pains, The Cosby Show or Who's The Boss. Don't get me started with the stupid '1980 Something' concept. There can't be a '1980 Something' because the pop culture references date each episode as soon as they're made. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 23, 2015, 9:45 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
tvwatcher: So in all of your lengthy critique, you found no fault with the actual show (acting, directing, characters), just some vague references to pop culture that may be off by one or two years. Do you really think anyone watching in 2015 cares about a hyper-critical analysis of a sneaker that came out in 1989 and the probability statistics of whether or not the character would or would not buy a pair in the first year of production? I lived through the 1980's and I don't give a flip if some movie or song came out in 1981 or 1985, or 1989 or 1991! The spirit of the 80's is what is important as far as the time period is concerned. The period in which the show is set is not the most important thing at all. This is a wonderful production about family and the timelessness of familial relationships. The writing, directing and acting are all top notch and if you would look past the minor time inconsistencies you might actually enjoy the show along with the rest of us. Peace. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on January 23, 2015, 9:09 am

Soul Food - TV Shows
And I agree about Maxine flipping out about that cryptic letter. I mean jeez, she acted as if she found cold hard evidence. That letter was vague and even if it hadn't been, she really went overboard. First of all, she just loads up the kids into the van and tells them "we're going to McDonald's" and then drives all the way to Milwaukee to confront the lady who wrote Kenny the letter? Uhh, did you REALLY need to bring the kids along to see the show? And not only that, making them think you're taking them to McDonald's but then pulling up to some random woman's home to proclaim, "BITCH, YOU BETTER STAY AWAY FROM MY FUCKING HUSBAND" I understand her being upset but that was crazy, all she had as "proof" was some crumpled letter. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on January 23, 2015, 12:36 am

Soul Food - TV Shows
Count me in as a member of the "I Hate Damon" club. Like seriously, what the fuck was his deal? Everyone on the show has their ridiculous moments at times, but buddy, this guy REALLY took the cake. The stunts he pulled would have gotten him slumped in real life, if not killed. Not only was he extremely annoying, he was also lacking in empathy towards everyone. Like let's be real, who in their right mind would put up with his ass when he's such a fuck-up, compulsive liar, cheat, and all around asshole? If Soul Food was real life, Damon would've gotten his block knocked off LONG AGO by SOMEBODY. And it would be well-deserved if you ask me. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on January 23, 2015, 12:28 am

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
What was Calvin Kline thinking when they started using him in their ads? How could that not invite all kinds of ridicule? Couldn't they get someone else; someone who is more sexy looking without the need of photo shop? And I should also mention that he dyed his hair blonde making him more freaky than ever. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on January 20, 2015, 7:44 pm

Iggy Azalea - Celebrities
She's a big phony. She's a white Australian that thinks she's an African American. She doesn't even know what's what and expects to be able to use the N word? -- Submitted By: (JayD) on January 20, 2015, 7:19 pm

Revenge - TV Shows
This show was so good the first few seasons, but since Conrad was killed, and we find out David is alive, the storylines are messy, contrived, and just not interesting. Now wit Daniel dead, and everyone knowing the secret that drove the whole show, and the main antagonists either dead, gone, or accepting their wrong doing and moving on. It's crap! -- Submitted By: (JimmiPynk) on January 19, 2015, 8:48 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I'm not a fan of this show at all. Adam Goldberg basically throws out anything he associates with the 80s as a reference on the show. So many items used as props were from the very early 1990s, not "1980something". The Bo Knows shirt, New Kids memorabilia and Hypercolor were all sold in the very early 90s. Who owned a pair of Reebok Pumps in November of 1989 when they first came out? I didn't get mine until sometime in the spring of 1990. This show should just focus on being a sitcom. I hate that he is confusing future generations with some of his references. No Mother was teaching their son how to do the Kid N Play kickstep in the late 1980s. Most people did not even know who Kid N Play were unless they watched Yo!MTV Raps. Their claim to fame was when they starred in the first teen flick of the very early 90s (House Party). Kid N Play even had a cartoon in the fall of 1990. I know the 80s were one great big transition from the groovy 70s into the hype early 90s, but the mid 80s were still purely 80s.He should set the show in 1985 like he originally set out to do with the pilot. The late 80s set up the early 90s moreso than the mid 80s did. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 18, 2015, 12:19 pm

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
Cory Matthews whined far more Kevin Arnold ever did. I hated this show even at the time. Ben Savage doesn't stack up with his brother's acting range. I can't believe this show has a spin-off. It was never pop culture. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 18, 2015, 12:04 pm

California - Random Topics
I find it kind of sad that people used to flock to California, the last several years it seems as if, unless you're a Hollywood star, people can't wait to get the F out. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on January 18, 2015, 1:14 am

Life Goes On - TV Shows
"Corky singing 'Fight the Power' by Public Enemy'" in and of itself was stealing The Isley Brothers's credit (though it WAS to the recording of Public Enemy). (the rest of the comments are from jumptheshark.com) More comments: Kellie Martin was a little too saccharine as Becca.Corky singing "Fight the Power" Flava Flav shoulda kicked some retard ass!This show REally is whaT wE ARe watching all the Damn time. Damn, everyOne WaNtS-wHY, I caN't finD -Really, nO Man Even knows why this is so popular.Please, don't call people with down syndrome retards. (all of the above posted by others from the late Scottish Site, aka "Jump the Shark".RIP -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on January 17, 2015, 12:56 am

Megyn Kelly - Celebrities
Whatever Fox News is paying her, she is worth every penny. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 13, 2015, 11:35 am

Iggy Azalea - Celebrities
As if "Fancy" being one of the worst songs I've heard in a long time wasn't bad enough, I'm now hearing that she's pretty racist (for starters, she stated that she should be allowed to say the n-word). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on January 12, 2015, 4:46 pm

Outer Limits, The (1963-1965) - TV Shows
This show had fantastic writers and directors! Watch all the episodes on Hulu Plus! Some people criticize the series for having really crappy special effects, which they did. I learned in my media history class that ABC bought the series for pennies and refused to pay to for things like expensive special effects. Most of the actors worked for union scale even the established stars. The stories are all compelling and they get the science right! Who cares if the special effects are on the crappy side? It's about the story, not the flash! Hands down, the two best episodes were written by the great Harlan Ellison: Soldier, and Demon With A Glass Hand. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on January 12, 2015, 2:54 pm

Raccoons, The - TV Shows
I loved this cartoon. It aired on Disney Channel back in the day and I'd like to thank CBC for sharing this with American children via satellite. It taught lessons and values while retaining an element of humor. Cyril probably should have remained a villain but I'm not necessarily sure you need an adversary for a compelling story line. I still love to find YouTube clips of this when available. If you haven't seen this show, I highly recommend it. -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 1:55 pm

Taina - TV Shows
I had a big crush on Taina, I've always loved those Latinas, a girl in high school named Jennifer Garcia looked a lot like her as well and of course I crushed on her too! -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 11:38 am

Adventures of the Gummi Bears, The - TV Shows
This was a quality cartoon, a great way to start off the Disney Afternoon after school. The idea sprang from Michael Eisner's son wanting the Gummi Bear candy -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 11:21 am

I Dream of Jeannie - TV Shows
Jeannie was a really pretty lady or genie, whatever and so was her sister. The brunette one always wanted Tony as her sexual slave, were they pushing porno in the 60's subtly? -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 11, 2015, 12:25 pm

George Carlin - Celebrities
Name a comedian that doesn't get too political anymore. It's really hard to name a few. George Carlin was one of the very few comedians that really got you to laugh, but got you socially aware and most importantly, thinking. Yes, it may seem that when he got older, he did get bitter. But, it added to his routine. We could use him now, but you know, he did help us get through some very crazy and harsh times when we absolutely needed the laughs and thought the most. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 11, 2015, 9:53 am

Action 52 (NES) - Random Topics
I never grasped the appeal of what makes this game so valuable to collectors. It's basically a piece of shit cartridge that had a bunch of mediocre games. Games, which most of them, didn't even run at all. Yet people are falling over eachother to buy it on EBay for hundreds of dollars? -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 11, 2015, 9:46 am

Angry Birds - Random Topics
@Stryker - No, it's really not that great. Also, they've decided to add in in-app purchasing, even though you've been able to play the game in it's entirety several years ago. They're really being greedy right now. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 11, 2015, 9:42 am

Reddit - Websites
Reddit - The "I Wanna Be 4Chan" site. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 9, 2015, 7:57 am

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Movie Series
Ugh, tell me about it. My brony friends would pay $10 for an object worth $1 just because "ponies!". I look at the brony phenomenon, and wonder "why?". I gave it another try, but don't see what the big deal is. The plots range from average to contrived. The "awesome animation" is Flash. You know, the stuff average people use online since they can't afford animation studios? I watched both Equestria Girls movies with them. The villain of the first movie, who's done major damage (both physical and immaterial), is very sorry and ready to be good once she's defeated. Say what? I recall a demon-centaur from the original My Little Pony, and he was evil. Why do they give people this pathetic HSM wannabe and this "I'm mean because I don't know how to make friends!" crybaby instead? SMDH. Well, as long as the bronies aren't hurting anyone. -- Submitted By: () on January 1, 2015, 7:05 pm

Bon Jovi - Music Groups
Apparently it's official that Richie Sambora has left Bon Jovi, citing personal reasons. I can't blame him as the band has been neutered the past few albums into generic Top 40 noise and Jon feeding his own massive ego. Richie is one of the best guitarists in recent history who hasn't a had chance to let loose since Have A Nice Day, and in my opinion the most talented one in the band. David and Tico are very good but don't contribute much song-writing wise, Hugh is just there, and Jon is too busy trying to remind everyone he's still a sex symbol to write a half-decent song, or to lose that awful country twang in his voice. They should have a called it a day after HAND. -- Submitted By: (BBulaga75) on December 31, 2014, 3:58 pm

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Random Topics
The End of an era that happened when Vortex ended in September of this year. I wish this they can come back someday to broadcast Television. -- Submitted By: (NightmareNear) on December 31, 2014, 4:57 am

My Gym Partner's a Monkey - TV Shows
This was one of the first - but sadly, not the last - of the strident Cartoon Network originals that mistake "loud" for "funny". From the screams of "MY GYM PARTNER'S A MONKEY!! MONKEY!! MONKEY!!" in the opening credits straight through to the end of the episode, things are kept at a high decibel to disguise the fact that each story is a variant of the same plot: Human kid is mistakenly put in a school for animals and becomes best friends with a monkey with impulse control problems. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 27, 2014, 8:44 pm

Yes, Dear - TV Shows
While an average episode is the video equivalent of an ice cream headache, I have to admit I enjoyed the handful of later episodes featuring the great Lou Wagner - one as a clueless HR manager and two as the faithful assistant to Ian Buchanan's odious studio head. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 27, 2014, 8:25 pm

Christmas - Random Topics
I hate how commercialized christmas has become. Just about as commercialized as halloween became. But, it became more about getting the best gifts for people and that's what it boils down to. Buy, buy, buy and buy the best things in order to be festive. It also became a day where we take one day off to be nice to eachother but the next day, it's back to the normal swing of things. One thing that annoyed me the most, is, one of my local radio stations takes it upon itself to pull a 24-hour x-mas music format. Starts on the 21st of November, even before Thanksgiving and ends about a week passing New Years. That's taking the piss for x-mas music. By then, everyone is practically begging the radio station to go back to Top 40s format. -- Submitted By: () on December 26, 2014, 11:54 pm

Grammy Awards - Random Topics
Well, the Grammys, Academies etc. are all pre-decided by the industries running them. Whatever garnered the most money, success or whatever, wins. I think it's a joke whenever they mention that the people voted them to win. When really, it's the industries. -- Submitted By: () on December 26, 2014, 11:33 pm

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Movie Series
You have to remember, Robert, that the brony fandom will eat anything up so long as MLP is plastered all over it. I'm pretty sure that's all who went to see this. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on December 26, 2014, 10:43 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
Hey, in a day or so read "The Flintstones" over on the TV shows section..I reposted a bunch of comments from someone from memory, and I did the same for "The Cosby Show". At least BoneTheFish has somethin' that Jumptheshark Ain't got-----other categories (or FISH-egories :D) BESIDES TV! Hope you all had an excellent holiday season regardless of Christmas, Channakhah (spelling?), Kwanza,etc.Have a happy new years! -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 26, 2014, 3:46 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
The first two seasons of THE FLINTSTONES are, in my opinion, a great sitcom! The rest of the show is, in my opinion, strictly a childrens. In the first two seasons of THE FLINTSTONES we see characters get beaned over the head with shovels, bowling balls and stuff. We see characters smoking. This was based on the immensely popular HONEYMOONERS that Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows gave us. The third season, is, in my opinion where the show goes wrong for me. The season opens with a silly story about Dino falling for a dinosaur TV star ("Sassie") and then on in it gets worse. A few stories later (Barney invisible) the catchy "Rise and Shine" theme has been replaced by the childish (but admittedly popular "Meet the Flintstones" theme which, incidentally, made its debut in the previous season on a children's record.). The next step is that ABC broadcast the show in color. The first two seasons were broadcast exclusively in black-and-white. A change from Black and white to color was a common shark jumping point for TV in the early sixties.The final episode of Season 2 for me, where the Flintstones REALLY had its show finale. Then the irreversible fate occurewd-the birth of Pebbles. The great Jackie Gleason once said that the reason that The Kramdens never had any children (on HONEYMOONERS) is that the kind of behaviour that the Kramdens exhibited on the show ceases to be popular once children are present. The creators of THE FLINTSTONES apparently released Mr.Gleason's lesson too late. The episodes around the birth of Pebbles from then on in for a while center on the fact that Fred must change his ways if he is to be a proper father. We see the sponsor change from Winston Cigarettes to Welch's grape juice. The first two seasons, if memory serves me clear, featured a lot of cartoon characters smoking. The show is quicky becoming a childrnes program. No longer can it be the sophisticated parody of the Hooneymooners that it once was. Now, do not take me wrong. I am not advocating smoking and violence. I am only pointing these two elements out in the change of "The Flintstones" from beuing a great adult satire show to being a children's program. The elimination of smoking and of violence by Season 3 clearly shows this. Again-the change to grape juice just simply further reflects thisunneeded change to children and families in demographics. The third season featured the final scene of Flintstone smoking and it is done, if memory serves me, in a farewell way. It is in the episode where Fred has to leave with his guilty self. His conscience lights up a gag joke exploding cigar., After that, we longer see any cartoon Flintstones characters smoke. Ideal toys also are sponsors. Then the show by fourth seasaon gets more nausetingly childish and insanse-Barney floating (thrid season) after getting dental gas, a cameo appearance by Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Fifth season and more and more elements of other extremely popular TV shows and extremely popular 1960s popular culture elements are introducted into the cartoon: Ann-Margret, "Shindig", rock music,etc. We even get an awful episode with Sammantha and Darrin from "Bewitched". Elements of "My Favorite Martian","Gunmsmoke","Bonana","PEtticoat Junction","the Beverly Hillbillies", the change in Betty;s voice,etc. The first two episodes of the Flintstones are excellent sitcom! The rest is, well, basically just childrens fare. But that's just my two cents. Reposted by memory from the late, lamented, JumpTheShark.com:The Flintstones (actual author anonymous) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 26, 2014, 3:42 am

Bobs Burgers - TV Shows
I've tried to re-watch this show to give it more chances since my original comment.... except FOX _really_ doesn't want me to see it. It is constantly getting interrupted and moved around the schedule. It's supposed to air at 7:30, but most of the time it doesn't, and there's a Two and a Half Men rerun there in its place. When it does air, it's haphazard. Like last week it aired at 7:30, but this week it airs at 9:30. I never know when it's on. I've given up on The Simpsons and Family Guy, so I'd like to give this show a fair shake, but on the other hand, I don't know if I want to get too invested in a show that FOX seems hellbent on canceling. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 25, 2014, 4:26 pm

Christmas - Random Topics
JayD, I did a Google Image Search and I'm really surprised no one has done some sort of "Don Wienhauer Gay Apparel" meme yet. Of course now that we brought it up here, expect some Family Guy hack to steal the gag from Bone The Fish. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 25, 2014, 4:09 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Chubby Rain, I, too, am glad to see all of those old JumpTheShark comments...I don't see IceMouth (the one who'd announced such on the JumpTheShark or BoneTheFish entry lately but JTSComments, who must be the same person as IceMouth, different account, posted a lot... How about some that just from MEMORY, of my rememered comments from someone on Cosby? (From JumpTheShark, not the full comment). And let's talk about Cliff Huxtable's, or, Bill Cosby's Music. ....Louis Armstrong. I'm pretty sure that he was just spinnin' when he sang "Ain't Misbeahving'". B.B.King...that song was about whorehouses and prostitution...The Cosby Show does have some pretty good ideas in them but they are marred all the same by hypocrisy and by snobbery. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 23, 2014, 11:59 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
I remember this show and how stupid Fox TV thought we all were, this was around the same time as the "real" alien autopsy fiasco! It wasn't a bad show at all and would have maybe been a hit but too many people were pissed off that the website turned out to be fake and the way Fox tried to pretend it and then the TV show were all real. Ethan Embry was perfect as the dumb ass Derek, you wanted to believe in him just because he was so naive and helpless. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 23, 2014, 1:15 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
It was kinda lame at first but the writing has gotten much better this season. Patton Oswalt lends a lot of class and snark as the narrator. I laughed myself sick when the two brothers almost electrocuted themselves trying to de-scramble a porn channel on cable, brings back a LOT of memories, now all the porn you want is right there on your smart phone, too bad, it was a great challenge trying to make out the naughty bits through a scrambled picture! It's a good show and demonstrates that kids and families never change no matter how much the technology has advanced. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 23, 2014, 1:10 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I like how they don't specify what year it is; they just say that it's 1980-something so they can cram all kinds of 80s nostalgia into the show without worrying about specific dates. The eighties were my generation so I can relate to this show more than I could the Wonder Years which was set in the late 60s and early 70s when I was a wee child and unaware of what was happening then. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 18, 2014, 6:45 pm

Christmas - Random Topics
I looked at Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts and in the top 15, there are three versions of "Baby It's Cold Outside." Talk about oversaturation of one song. And 80% of commercials use either "Deck the Halls" or "Jingle Bells(esp. the la la la version)," two songs that are definitely overused and brings out the Scrooge in everybody. Besides, doesn't Gay Apparel have a very different meaning these days? -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 18, 2014, 6:31 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Yeah, it's run it's course and should be axed. But it did have some laugh out loud moments. My fav is when the family was watching Happy Days. Richie, his sister, and mom and dad are eating breakfast and our of nowhere Richie says, "I really like Potsie." Nobody says anything and Richie says, "I mean I REALLY like Potsie." Nobody looks up from their food but the dad says calmly, "You have a homosexual attachment to your best friend. We KNOW." That was so freakin' funny because anyone who ever saw Happy Days was thinking that Richie and Potsie polished each other's banana. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 13, 2014, 5:54 am

Christmas - Random Topics
Hidey ho, folks! Sure as sugar, the methodical Christmas takeover of the rest of the calendar year is indeed alive and well today, in the Year of Our Lord 2014. Soon stores will be putting up their trees in July and stringin' mistletoe on the doorway by Valentine's! When will the pine-scented madness end???????????? See y'all next year! -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on December 13, 2014, 3:23 am

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
If I do have to give Oprah one bit of respect for anything, it's for not going along with the trash talk show explosion in the mid-late 90's like Springer, Maury, and such went along with. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 11, 2014, 2:20 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
The funniest character is the middle kid, Barry. He wants to be a rap star, calls himself Big Tasty and throws hissy fits when someone points out that he can't rap, and he's rich, Jewish and white, not a poor black kid from the 'hood. I thought the mother was too overprotective to be real until I remembered my own mother talking my football coach into cutting me from the team because I was such a delicate boy. It's a fun and funny show and seems pretty real. The dad strips to his boxers the second he walks in the door from work and parks his ass in his comfy chair in front of the TV. That was my dad! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on December 10, 2014, 4:22 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
This was the year 2000 and every high school and college kid in the country was scouring the web for unusual and creepy sites. A friend told me about freakylinks.com and I was intrigued. It looked crappy as hell, like some kid did it, but it told a great story about this guy searching through the paranormal world for his brother's killer. NOWHERE did it say it wasn't real or operated by Fox. Several months after the site became popular, Fox launched the TV show. At first they claimed it was a realty-type show featuring Derek Barnes. When millions of kids recognized Derek as being Ethan Embry (Mark from the teen-cult hit Empire Records) Fox said it was BASED on the real Derek Barnes. When it came out there IS NO Derek Barnes, Fox quickly cancelled the show and never spoke of it again. Pretty scummy, Fox! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on December 10, 2014, 4:12 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
I would love to see the new 2004 Battlestar Galactica comments from JTS - hilarious stuff there. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on December 10, 2014, 2:05 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Glad to see the old JTS comments here! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on December 10, 2014, 2:05 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
July 24th 2014- last Scottish Site new content! LOL!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on December 10, 2014, 2:03 pm

Tootsie Rolls - Random Topics
I've had Necco wafers on four occasions since Thanksgiving weekend and have enjoyed them. Sorry Pelirojo and Robert but Neccos are tasty..just threw the wrapper of my latest one away AND the date was 2015, NOT 1853!! Shanequia, you don't know HOW bad Tootsies are LOL! -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 10, 2014, 12:33 am

Grammy Awards - Random Topics
"Anaconda," "Bang Bang," "Fancy," "All About the Bass." Those are just a few of the crappy songs nominated for this year's awards. At least Maroon 5 and that awful "Maps" song didn't get any nominees. I can't stand that whiney voice and all their songs sound the same. When it is all said and done, Sam Smith will probably sweep all the categories he's nominated for, including best new artist. Will he have a lengthy career or is he going to fade away like Arrested Development, the group not the TV show. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 9, 2014, 7:16 pm

Panda Bears - Random Topics
Despite conservation efforts, I doubt there'd be a panda population explosion. Even if they did increase their numbers, there wouldn't be enough bamboo to go around. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 9, 2014, 6:33 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
When this show was on the air I was still young enough to think it might be real. After all the freakylinks.com website was real, right? And this Derek kid, real dude living somewhere in Florida, right? I was devastated when I learned that it was all fake, I even tried to send Derek money to help his investigation. I hope the Fox exec responsible for this burns in hell. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 9, 2014, 8:36 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Very funny show that really took off during its second season. It's is a tribute to smothers everywhere, Jewish, gentile, white, black, orange or blue, and a tribute to all the kids who suffered through childhood with crazy overprotective mothers! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 9, 2014, 8:30 am

Bobs Burgers - TV Shows
Very funny show, laugh out loud funny! Unlike the Simpsons, American Dad, and Family Guy, the dad here is realistic. He's not stupid, not a loser, and not a nut case, just an average guy who loves his lousy burger joint and his family. The situations are realistic, like when Bob tries his best to keep his cool but ends up cussing out some jerk, or when he gets his feelings hurt by his kids but never shows it, just locks himself in the bathroom and cries. The funny parts come from the dialogue, not stupid sitcom pranks, it's a very smart show and you have to pay attention to get the jokes. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 3, 2014, 4:44 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Shanequia's psots are short and sweet as ChubbyRain said, and sadly her time seemed to be..she still posts here but I don't know under what name....My email address is gcarras@aol.com and either she or anyone knowing her can email me about her. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 1, 2014, 12:38 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I miss you,too, Shanequia! Hope Shanequia's here under a different name.. to Pelijoro's comment that opened this entry-"there was no real angst for any of the characters here"-ever see the cop begging the chief of police in Season 2's "The mailman cometh" on his hands and knees (after a subplot involving the cop-it was an actual Honeymooners borrow of the old "too-hasty" nasty letter to the boss). I think the first poster hasn't seen the first two seasons, though he,too, enjoys the show. It also wasn't drawn like the final seasons or like "Scooby-Doo"(the spinoffs sure were,though.). The earlier were like animated cartoons and there was more angst..see the first season dinosaur racing one where Fred and Barney cry over their bet dino "Sabertooth" losing and Fred gets beaten up and has trouble convincing Wilma of it!(LOL). Shanequia, hello to if you're under an alias..I've been on here as long as you guys.. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 1, 2014, 12:25 am

Allen Gregory - TV Shows
Gay rape jokes featuring a 7 year old boy, his gay step dad who is being held against his will and sexually abused by Allen's father who is a viciously evil businessman and world-class pervert. Put that on during family hour and what could go wrong? Jonah Hill is one sick puppy for even thinking up this steaming pile of crap. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on November 30, 2014, 8:59 am

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
First off, Batman isn't "campy." Campy is when you laugh at something intended to be taken seriously but which comes off as corny or just plain stupid. Batman was a deliberate lampoon and subtle satire. (Subtle enough to have kids taking it totally seriously, anyway). Why it was so successful among comic and non-comic fans alike was because it wasn't making fun of comics, it was simply presenting the established comic book form in live-action format. That juxtaposition alone makes for some humor. For example, in comics we take lettered sound-effects completely for granted. (And the "CRASH!", "BAM!", "WHAM!" are present even in the most seriously handled titles.) They serve to expand on what is inherently a silent medium; like the dialogue balloons, they add the "third dimension" of "sound" to the two-dimensions of the printed pages' art. All the Batman TV show did was keep the comic book practice in, and the redundancy adds humor without mocking the original. It was cleverly artistic if you ask me. Ang Lee tried to do something similar in his Hulk movie, with less than successful results, but it was interesting and didn't interfere with the drama. In fact, the show was quite faithful to the comic book. You had all the characters present (Alfred was even ressurected from his death in the comics); you had all the villains (in the comics before then, Batman was only fighting extradimensional aliens and monsters, not his classic rogues gallery from the Golden Age); and you had the batcave and the batmobile, both handled with expert style and creativity. Bruce even mentions his parents' murder as his motivation for crime-fighting, and Commisioner Gordon tells why Batman uses the bat motif to strike fear into criminals. It's all there. Instead of Batman being panned as a "non-serious" handling of the character, it should be congratulated for its faithfulness AND for saving the character. Batman comics were selling badly then, on the verge of cancellation. Before Batman premiered, the comics sold "only" about 300,000 copies per month (a number today's publishers wished they had). After Adam West donned the cowl, monthly sales shot up to over a million. Holy (Cash) Cow, Batman! -- Submitted By: () on November 27, 2014, 2:07 am

Avatar: The Last Airbender - TV Shows
Easily the best American animated show with an overall story arc (having a clear beginning, middle and end, as opposed to the concept of endless episodic installments). Okay, it was animated in Korea, but the idea was conceieved and written by Americans. In any case, it's the finest representation that good stories, characters, and action need not be live-action to be good or taken seriously. Case in point: Why did Avatar's creators think that any any live-action adaptation (or rather, live-action/CGI hybrid) could be better what they'd already achieved? As animators, why would they of all people believe that a live-action Avatar would be the ultimate achievement expression of their idea? Anyway, the Shyamalan Disaster certainly sure opened their eyes about that.(Although, their later "Legend of Korra" managed to suck without any help from bad Hollywood directors). -- Submitted By: (SimonWilliams) on November 27, 2014, 1:33 am

Adventures of Superman, The - TV Shows
George Reeves is, was, and always will be THE best and only Superman. Nowadays, Warner Brothers is ashamed of the Superman name, costume, and ideal. May as well not call them "Supermen," though, since subsequent "Men of Steel" have displayed far less than the pinnacle of moral behavior on-screen. They either brainwash their supposed loved ones, spy on them with their x-ray vision, or contribute to widescale death and destruction through careless action then murder their adversaries in the name of heroism. No thanks. George was a hero on and off the screen, supporting his co-stars to the point of putting his job on the line to ensure they had adequate screen-time (or in the case of Robert Shane, keep him from being blackballed), and always willing to lend a hand to any member of the cast and crew. The nature of George's death doesn't diminish his contributions in life one bit. It is sad, however, that even in the light of Toni Mannix's confession, the suicide lie persists. She ADMITTED she had her mobster husband kill George out of jealousy over his impending married to Lenore Lemmon. Though they got away with murder because they controlled the cops, Toni lamented her going to hell over it afterward, as well she should. I think it's about time that the man who embodied truth and justice be given a little of it himself. -- Submitted By: (SimonWilliams) on November 27, 2014, 1:03 am

Tootsie Rolls - Random Topics
By the way, what happened to Shanequia? DId she pass in May 2010? -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 26, 2014, 4:59 pm

Pirate Bay, The - Websites
Very well said, both of you. And also note the website design goes all the way to show a pirate ship---complete with skull and crossbones! -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 26, 2014, 2:54 pm

Matchbox Twenty - Music Groups
It's been three years since the last guy posted here. Did Rob Thomas ever follow-up the album that had "Lonely No More" on it, with or without Matchbox 20? Hard to believe that album was issued nearly a decade ago. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 26, 2014, 1:02 am

Long John Silvers Seafood Shoppe - Random Topics
As far as I know, any LJS that was near me has shut down. Back in the day, I enjoyed it though. It's where I learned, as a kid, that I didn't hate tartar sauce. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on November 24, 2014, 9:04 pm

AC DC - Music Groups
There are times I like acdc and times I don't; it really depends on my mood. Frankly, if you've heard one acdc song you've basically heard them all. I've wondered before, how bad they would be if they unplugged. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on November 24, 2014, 8:42 pm

Bill Cosby - Celebrities
I hope he's innocent because I really admire his kind of comedy. He still does stand up, or should I say sit down comedy as he sits down during his entire routine these days. Let's just say he's innocent until proven guilty, but I see him finally speaking out in an interview with Oprah. Let's just hope that they don't take Jello Pudding off the shelves as he is so identified with that product. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 24, 2014, 12:39 am

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Jumpthesharkcomments, thank you, and a fellow named Icemouth who also, as promised on the Jumptheshark.com entry, for posting comments..I've read on the Cosby entry..I presume you two are separate users.. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 23, 2014, 10:18 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
Icemouth, and also Jumpthesharkcomments,too, thank you both very much for the comments that I've asked those like you to repost. Been looking at and remembering the Cosby show comments...hoping for more. Any one know about that two users are helping the cause here or are Icemouth and jumpthesharkcomments the same user? -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 23, 2014, 10:10 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
Thanks from me,too Bob. DolFan, nice to see that that you're OK, just to add a new comment in three years (what happened to this entry?) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 23, 2014, 9:29 pm

Halloween (Holiday) - Random Topics
What about the fact that we can't agree on all Halloween candies...? Or, too few seem to like certain candies given...Tootsie Rolls, Necco Wafers (with all due respect, to give them their due, sometimes I'll eat those and they were started back in 1847, and their flavores were interesting but that chalkiness..talk about seeming theire age), Dots, candy corn(??)), cnady Circus Peanuts (WHAT?????????), wax lips, soda bottles, Twizzlers,etc. Maybe Halloween Candies for a seperate entry.:) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on November 23, 2014, 9:11 pm

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