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.