Thursday, December 07, 2006


Sit Com Idea

I first heard the term, "jumping the shark" on the radio about five or six years ago and from the moment I heard it, I knew exactly what it meant. It's a reference to an old episode of Happy Days where after running out of ideas for what to do next, the writers had the Fonze test his cool by doing a ski jump over a shark tank. This comes after episodes in which Arthur Fonzerelli had already done motorcycle jumps over cars, demolition derbies, and rumbles with gangs, kung fu experts, and an alien (remember Mork). Since the common complaint is that Hollywood doesn't ever have new ideas I feel that we should embrace our own unoriginality and really run with it. In it we would follow a typical American family and their wacky neighbor as they encounter all sorts of odd hijinx. Every episode would shamelessly force in every trite T.V. fallback idea and play it up in the campiest tongue in cheek way. To set the precedent we would have a character literally jump a shark in the very first episode. In the second episode, uh oh Donnie's got amnesia!!!! The third episode "We're having a baby!!!". The fourth epsiode the baby is now inexplicably five years old and doesn't he say the cutest things. The fifth episode Janie's got a boyfriend, and she's thinking about...kissing!!! The sixth episode Donnie finds out it's not cool to fall a victim of peer pressure, also the youngest kid has now inexplicably dissapeared. I was tired of him.
Let me know what you think blog world. I think it could be genius! If it anybody would like to buy this idea from me then I'd be glad to sell it.

10 comments:

cyberman said...

Dags and I discussed this idea recently and I said it sounded like Growing Pains meets Son of the Beach... accept without all the swimsuits. If you can manage to work in hot chicks it will be genius. Although I'm sure it will have to air on cable. Mainstream TV doesn't like to poke fun at itself.

Dagromm said...

Wow, I just posted this. Thanks for your loyal, dare I say fanatical readership.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I love it.

Unfortunately, I think it grossly overestimates the intelligence of the American television audience.

And I say that after spending half of last night flipping though 9000000 channels, not being able to find anything to watch, and settling on heckling the Home Shopping Network for two hours.

Q said...

Did you watch the coin show Gyuss?

Your idea sounds funny but I think the viewing public would not be smart enough to follow such a show. Remember the show Punk'd.

CyberD, don't ever talk about G.P. on the Internet without written permission from Kirk Cameron first. You may be in for some kind of trouble from his lawyers/ninja assassins. I think he owns the rights to the oral speaking of the show's name and it's written counter part. Don't say that I did not warn you.

cyberman said...

I had no idea. I'll be sure to watch my back.

Dagromm said...

Trust me. I never overestimate the intelligence of America. This is TV knowledge that we're talking about, not politics, geography, history, or theology. This is what America does. By God we don't even lead the world in baseball anymore, but we do lead the world in TV and movies. This could almost be the TV version of the Scary Movie franchise.

Q said...

Only if you mix in SW1 and Marlon

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Since there is no copyright notice on your blog, I am stealing your idea and taking it to my Hollywood connections

Dagromm said...

Copyright! Copyright!!!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

darn!