Jump the Shark

  • by Jon Hein
  • Narrated by Jon Hein
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Happy Days infamously jumped the shark when Fonzie literally jumped a shark on water skis. I Love Lucy jumped the shark when Lucy and Ricky moved to the suburbs. The Brady Bunch jumped the shark when Cousin Oliver moved in.You know when you see it. It's the moment on your favorite TV show when a new character is introduced, the romantic leads share their passionate embrace, or the whole gang takes a trip to Tahiti. In that moment you know your favorite show has lost its magic, has begun the long, painful slide to the TV graveyard; the show has jumped the shark. Completely revised and updated, this shark-infested audio will leave you in stitches and wondering where the insidious fin will pop up next.


What the Critics Say

"Jon Hein could be the first to have successfully coined a phrase via the Net." (USA Today)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Should have stuck with TV shows...

It starts out poking holes in your favorite (and not-so-favorite) TV shows, and you'll laugh your ___ off in many places. But after about 40 minutes, it veers off into the areas of music, celebrities, even politics. You'll probably like the music part, but for the last hour of the book you will find yourself scratching your head and saying "who???"
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- Dan

TV ones are true, the rest is odd.

I get the TV "jump the shark" moments. These are invented stories created to entertain us. Sometimes writers go to far. But then he starts using the terms for other things. I don't know how you can call John Lennon marrying Yoko Ono a "jump the shark" moment. He is a real man who married a woman he loved. It's odd to act like there is something about it that went too far.
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- S. Winchester "Mom. Wife. Photographer. Lover of all things supernatural. Slightly obsessed with Sweet Valley High and great white sharks."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2003
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.