‘The Simpsons’ jumped the shark in one of its best episodes

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The Simpsons jumped the shark in one of my favorite episodes.

Jumping the shark, for those who don’t traffic in pop culture shorthand, is the moment in a television show when it begins its decline in quality. The term is named after the notorious episode of Happy Days in which Arthur Fonzarelli literally jumps a shark. The original Happy Days episode lands at the beginning of its fifth season and is followed by a whopping seven more seasons. At this point in the show, Happy Days isn’t crappy, it’s at its peak.

In this episode, Fonzie is the coolest…

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