Jump the Shark

Jump the Shark : When Good Things Go Bad

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From the creator of the immensely popular website that coined a catchphrase comes the book that is bound to be the pop-culture sensation of the season.

--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.

Get it? Not quite? Try these:

Michael Dukakis jumped the shark when he climbed into a tank and put on an oversized helmet. The rock band KISS jumped the shark when they took off the makeup. The Boston Red Sox jumped the shark when they traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. And poor Kevin Costner jumped the shark, fittingly, with Waterworld.

Jump the Shark is a riotous compendium of the rises--and, more important, the falls--of our most famous contemporary pop icons. From music legends to sports heroes, from talk show hosts to politicians, Jump the Shark is an uproarious catalog of those priceless moments when the magic vanishes, the ratings go south, and the mighty become the fallen. But beware: These shark-infested pages will leave you in stitches and wondering where the insidious fin will pop up next.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 35.6mm | 635.03g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525946764
  • 9780525946762

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