Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Abbey That Jumped the Shark

The Abbey That Jumped the Shark by James Fenton | The New York Review of Books

Ethel, an unwelcome addition.

Is it here, then, that the series may be said to have jumped the shark—to have taken that crucial, unforgivable step into cheapness and desperation?
I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to ascertain the exact moment the Fonz-piloted motorcycle reached the apex of its arc over the cartilaginous fish.

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