Jump the Shark

Jump the Shark

Here it is another week and another episode of Junkiosity – the Pod! Matty & Dan the Man are once again sharing with you their knowledge about absolutely nothing! Here are some helpful links from today’s conversation:

Dan is the creator of Stick Man Tim Comics, which can be found on Facebook. Be sure to “like” the page to get new comics 3 times a week as well as info on upcoming projects!

Matty is still trying to get Dan to dig on Spotify, a great service that gives you access to thousands of music tracks from just about every artist known to man! It’s free to set up an account, click this link to give Matty some referral love! And if you follow @Junkiosity on Twitter, we love you long time!

Matty gave Dan some homework this past week, he had to listen to Andrew Dice Clay’s “The Day the Laughter Died” which was an album “The Diceman” recorded as a concept piece with legendary record producer Rick Rubin. Matty remembers purchasing that album on cassette for his birthday from the Sam Goody store at Woodland Mall. His mom was with him as well as his best friend when he first played the tape in the car (his mother wasn’t pleased).

The discussion today revolved around the phrase, “Jump the Shark“, which was coined back in 1997. The origin related to an episode of the television show, “Happy Days”, where one of the main characters literally did a water ski jump over a shark as a part of the plot. Since then it has come to be known as the point in which a television show has begun its decline or overstayed its welcome.

Both went through a list of shows both past and present that have “jumped the shark”. If you have others you think should be on the list, shoot us an email or post a comment!

The tallies are in and the movie Matty & Dan the Man are going to watch while recording a podcast is:

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” that classic Thanksgiving favorite!

There were some write-ins on the poll, “It’s a Wonderful Life“, “Dutch” (another Thanksgiving classic), & the one Dan was rooting for – “Die Hard“. A big THANK YOU to those that voted and be on the lookout for the podcast, which will hopefully be available for download before Thanksgiving.

People were asking how the podcast commentary would work and this is how it goes:

1) you queue up the movie on your DVD player or Netflix

2) either play the pod through your MP3 player or computer

3) enjoy our witty banter as you watch the movie

It’s just that simple!

Until next week!


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