Top Ten Jumping the Shark Moments In TV

The Top Ten

1 Fonzie jumping a shark - Happy Days

Which is where we got the term "Jumping the Shark" from.

2 Mork giving birth to a 50-year-old man - Mork & Mindy
3 The introduction of Scrappy Doo - Scooby Doo Mysteries

At least Scooby Dum was only a recurring character when he was on the series.

4 The firing of Shannen Doherty - Beverly Hills 90210
5 The firing of Charlie Sheen - 2 & 1/2 Men

The first 8 seasons with charlie were pure GOLD and then kutcher replaced him and seasons 9-12 were absolute garbage.

The show just isn't the same without him.

6 The dream season in which Bobby died - Dallas
7 The Smurfs being able to travel through time - The Smurfs
8 Bobby dying Greg's hair orange - The Brady Bunch

Even Robert Reed, who played Mike Brady on the show, said it was really stupid idea to do!

9 Brian dies - Family Guy

I loved Family Guy, but the episode where Brian dies was a signal that things were going to get bad. What made things worse was the fact they replaced him with a character who we could not get used to. Well, at least they brought him back two episodes later.

10 Jake dating all the regular female characters on the show - Melrose Place

The Contenders

11 Steve leaving Marcie - Married With Children

Ted McKinley is called "the patron saint of shark jumping, " because every time he joins a cast, it goes down hill (He was even on Happy Days. The show that caused the phrase to come into being). But, I think any actor playing Marcie's second husband wouldn't have helped the show. David Garrison & Amanda Bearse played well off one another.

12 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - Spongebob Squarepants
13 New Lily - Modern Family
14 Amy Pond gives birth to River Song - Doctor Who
15 Tara dies - Buffy The Vampire Slayer

All downhill from there. - truckturner

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