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Guy Who Made Fonzie Jump the Shark is Very Defensive About It

Fonzie in a scene from the Happy Days episode ...

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If you didn’t already know, the phrase “jump the shark” originated from an episode of Happy Days in which Fonzie actually jumps a shark during a water skiing competition.  Let me repeat that:  “in which Fonzie actually jumps a shark during a water skiing competition.”  Ridiculous, right?  Well the guy who wrote that episode does not understand why everyone thinks a man jumping an actual shark, on water skis while wearing a leather jacket, is beyond silly.  In fact, he’s pissed enough to write an overly long defense of the entire thing.  The best part:

Fortunately, my career didn’t jump the shark after “jump the shark.” When “Happy Days” ended, I went directly to the ABC Paramount hit show “Webster” and, after that, wrote and produced, among others, “It’s Your Move,” “He’s the Mayor, “The New Leave It to Beaver” and “Family Matters.” In 1987, Brian Levant and I created the action comedy “My Secret Identity,” which won an International Emmy.

Wow!  An International Emmy AND “The New Leave it to Beaver.”  Apologies, sir.  You are obviously a genius…

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3 thoughts on “Guy Who Made Fonzie Jump the Shark is Very Defensive About It

  1. James S. on said:

    Wow. I can’t believe that this guy actually thinks he had a successful career. I mean, who’s actually proud of Webster? That would be like Michael J. Fox being proud of Teen Wolf. I guess he should be proud of the fact that he actually managed to earn a living, but I’m not so sure about defending the integrity of the work. Whether he admits it in public or not, deep down he knows he sucks.

  2. Family Matters is the only one of those shows I have ever heard of

  3. the thing i like about leather jacket is that they give you the impression that you are a bad ass guy **

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