Re: HAS BELICHICK "JUMPED THE SHARK "?
posted at 3/6/2010 8:53 AM EST
In Response to Re: HAS BELICHICK "JUMPED THE SHARK "?
Jumping the shark is an idiom used to describe the moment of downturn for a previously successful enterprise. The phrase was originally used to denote the point in a television program 's history where the plot spins off into absurd story lines or unlikely characterizations. These changes were often the result of efforts to revive interest in a show whose viewership has begun to decline, usually through the employment of different actors, writers or producers. ...had to look that one up. Personally, I would have used a different axion altogether-Although I found the "Pats have stayed pat" quite fitting, and possibly open to dual-intrepretation. But off of THAT point, I see nothing new at all, So Belichcik really ISN'T doing any kind of wacky and zany moves to desperately spin something new or even minorly different (in a desperate sense). First, I think you watch too much TV. Second-I mean, not to be a stickler here, so maybe IF you get to go to a Patriot's Game this year and the team's losing the game big time, they might show a clip of Belichick with a big ole grin and forth of july top hat with roman candles tapped to his hands juggling them in order to peak he crowd's wanning interest. Heck, ya might get lucky and they could show a re-run clip of Fonzie on water-skiis in Happy Day's 18th season, literally jumping a shark... THEN you can say, "Heyyyy-ayeee...I called that one." Then whomever you went with might give you a 2-thumbs up, and you both can straighten up your black leather jacket collars high over the sides of your chin as you finger-snap your way outta the building while combing your 50's weave hair (not sayin you got that type of hairdo, but if you're gonna do the whole bit, go the full distance)... Overall, to me that'd say, "Too Cool for School." Although, I guess that addage doesn't fit any good either, so "I'm the pot calling the kettle black" as I'm "Preachin' to the choir." Seriously though, Remember Fonzie on those skiis...ahh, He could do it all....
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
Hey, Laz, the cool thing about the Fonz was that he never touched his hair. He just pulled the comb out like he thought he had to, looked in the mirror and thought, "It's already perfect.", give the "Ayyye!" and walk out.
Someone gave me the Arrested Development DVDs a couple of months ago. Great show, BTW. Henry Winkler plays a completely inept lawyer who at one point is looking at a dead shark on the pier. To leave the scene, he jumps over it.
His best line (that I recall) is when he tells the family that he didn't read the 4-inch thick book of charges against the father, then mentions that he is "dating again". The scene cuts to a flashback of the night before of him pulling up next to a street walker. He rolls down the window and after the woman asks him if he wants a date, he says "You aren't one of those men dressed like a woman, are you?" When she starts to respond with a no, he just drives off.
BTW, the word "ho oker" can't be used on the forum. I guess a lot of folks were calling others "Smelly Pirate Ho oker".