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When TV Shows 'Jumped the Shark'

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1. 'Happy Days' - The Fonz Jumps the Shark (Literally)

This is where it all began.

When a talent scout "discovers" Fonzie during a stop at Arnold's, the entire "Happy Days" crew follows their leather-clad pal to Hollywood for a bizarre three-part episode arc in season five.

As Fonzie (Henry Winkler) prepares for his screen test, he clashes with a gang of beach bullies who challenge him to prove his coolness by ski-jumping a caged shark. And when The Fonz successfully jumped the shark, his series successfully jumped the shark. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: ABC)

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