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A defining moment when you know that your favorite television program has reached its peak. That instant that you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it the climax. We call it "Jumping the Shark." From that moment on, the program will simply never be the same. he term "jump the shark" was coined by site founder Jon Hein's college roommate of 4 years, Sean J. Connolly, in Ann Arbor, Michigan back in 1985. This web site, book, film, and all other material surrounding shark jumping, are hereby dedicated to "the Colonel." The aforementioned expression refers to the telltale sign of the demise of Happy Days, our favorite example, when Fonzie actually "jumped the shark." The rest is history. Jumping the shark applies not only to TV, but also music, film, even everyday life. We invite you to comment when any show jumped the shark.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark
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1 TVGuide Redesign February 2009, TV Guide Destroyed it.
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2 Jon Hein SOLD! When he sold it.
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3 Rude and nasty users Nasty idiots made it less fun
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4 TVG blocks Wayback Machine Can't view original site anymore!
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5 Still Hasn't Boned I like big corporations ruining fun things!
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39 Before i knew that the original JTS site was gone, i was trying to find it one day because most of the comments there were hilarious. At first i was led to that shitty tv guide page and thought, what the hell?? Smh. I'm glad Bone The Fish was created, because it does have a similar feel to the JTS site, with other features as well. It's good to be able to comment on and read other's honest opinions on shows that we once were fans of. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on November 30, 2012, 7:45 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
40 Closing in on one year of no updates for the bloated fishy hulk formerly known as "Jump the Shark".... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 23, 2012, 11:25 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
41 The bizarre thing is that they havent even put one update on in 8 months now. Just have an intern put something on it for goodness sakes. I'd love to talk to the soul-less automatons that run TVG to ask some of these questions: "You paid millions for a website, and shut it down" "Were you afraid they criticized Cousin Oliver too much?" BONED -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 3, 2012, 9:01 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
42 I don't blame Jon Hein for selling the site if he got a large bit of cash (as is rumored) in return. What amazes me is TV Guide went through the trouble of buying it, then did absolutely nothing with it except gradually shutting it down. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on February 3, 2012, 8:10 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
43 Just want to say how much I hate TV guide and that douchebag that used to own the other site-they really know how to mess up a good thing-it was a great site and was like visiting an old familiar place-the new one just sucks-glad to see we are trying to bring it back here! -- Submitted By: (Arkady) on February 2, 2012, 3:08 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
44 So the Wayback Machine has boned, too. Sigh. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 26, 2012, 12:51 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
45 No, they've had it completely blocked via robots.txt for a while now. It's a shame, because occasionally I'll remember something funny I read on there and I can't go back and "rescue" those anecdotes anymore. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 17, 2012, 2:56 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
46 Has anyone been able to access the Vintage Site via the Wayback Machine these last few months? It seems even THAT has been denied the fans. Oh, and if it turned out that TV GUIDE had a Mama Carlson MO re the site purchase, it wouldn't come as a total surprise to me! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 15, 2012, 1:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
47 I don't visit because I don't want to give it any hits. Besides, it's like looking at roadkill; the only difference will be more tire marks than from last time. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 14, 2012, 1:09 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
48 Thanks for the updates. I sometimes feel tempted to check up on JTS, but I don't want to give them any "hits". I want them to get no site traffic and I want the idiot that decided to wreck the site to get fired. Of course, the world being the way it is, that person is probably still gainfully employed at TV Guide and laughing it up with the guy who invented New Coke at some bar right now. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 11, 2012, 1:45 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
49 Nice to know TV Guide can afford to pay millions to buy something and then intentionally ruin it. What a waste. On several levels. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 10, 2012, 9:18 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
50 @Chubby Rain: It seems like the current owners of the "Scottish Site" just don't care about the site that much. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on January 10, 2012, 8:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
51 Just stopped by to look at the bloated festering corpse of JTS on the TV guide website- and the "Scottish Site" seems to be dead in the water- last update was on June 27th of 2011. Really makes you wonder what the last person that even worked on that site did- were they asked to turn off the lights? And will the domain name even really be used much longer, and why did TVG even pay for it at this point. While they gutted the original concept for a new poor concept, they are not even doing that now- dont they have an intern that could post pictures of Jersey Shore Cast members or something? Boned to infinity. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 10, 2012, 10:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
52 i think this topic is as no-brainer for any former JTS fans like me -- TV Guide destroyed it. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on November 6, 2011, 7:13 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
53 Boned when they sold to TV Guide -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on September 6, 2011, 3:35 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
54 As much as I grouse about BTF, I am happy this place exists and have had a good time here. For that reason, I'm not so heartbroken over JTS's fate, since BTF would not exist if TV Guide hadn't done what they did to the other place. (Further proof that good things can sometimes come from tragedies.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 1:16 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
55 Wow just visited the rotting husk of the Scottish Site- WOW - no updates since November of 2010. I wonder if they even address the fact they bought that site for millions at the TVG evil headquarters. Bizarre, and sad. Love live Bone the Fish!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 6, 2011, 8:11 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
56 God knows how I miss the original site. This site will never reach everyone who was a member there and grow as fast as it did. I hope this one continues to uphold it's memory. -- Submitted By: (Shiddy_Smell) on January 9, 2011, 6:21 pm - (6 votes) - Login to Vote
57 JTS was a classic, anchor of the internet. It jumped when TV Guide took over. -- Submitted By: (LoriV) on November 12, 2010, 9:55 pm - (7 votes) - Login to Vote
58 Pretty much when it was sold it was doomed to be ruined. The TV Guide pretty much took advantage of it all. Jon Hein should have realised that the TV Guide was going to ruin everything. To be honest, Hein should have sold it to something like TV.com. It might of had a redesign, but at least they would have kept the original idea of the site. But looking at achieves of the old site, I kinda prefer the layout to this site. -- Submitted By: (Tobywaud) on October 26, 2010, 10:43 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote

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