Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Hollywood Insider Reveals Meaning Of Industry Jargon

"In showbiz, there is the term 'jumping the shark' that is used to describe a project in decline. It is derived from the hit sit-com 'Happy Days' which, sorely lacking for material after years on the air, featured a show wherein The Fonz went waterskiing in a leather jacket and encountered a shark. You guessed it: the Fonz jumped over the shark on the skis. After that, the days were not so happy on that program."
—Noted cultural arbiter Bill O'Reilly has concerns about Lady Gaga's career. As, I suppose, do we all.

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oxla (#12,069)

"sit-com" hahaha.

Pop Socket (#187)

Once a phrase hits Bill O'Reilly, it's over like a falafel.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Bill O'Reilly is more like that episode of Family Ties where Alex is talking to himself.

C_Webb (#855)

He didn't explain the term "showbiz," so I am at a loss.

brent_cox (#40)

"You guessed it!"

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

There was once "a culturally dangerous Elvis?"

Is this one of those things I'll have to ask Grandma to explain to me on Christmas Eve?

C_Webb (#855)

@Pandemic Endemic: "Culturally dangerous Elvis" fell somewhere between Malibu Elvis and Gospel Elvis.

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