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Fonzie jumps over a shark while on waterskis. After seeing this, viewers considered that the show was getting really desperate for ideas and just lost its strength.

  • No source, but maybe screenshot?
    • Probably not a screenshot. For one thing: why would a screenshot not be in color? More likely, it's a production still. --Jeremy Butler 15:23, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Low res screenshot, for information purposes, clearly --Fair Use-- (anonymous)

If this is a production still, I assume that the uploader was either the photographer that took the photo or that the uploader got written permission to use this production still? And that the owner of this photo also gave permission to the websites that use this exact image (some of them with exactly the same resolution and byte size) when you search for "fonzie jump shark" in Google Images? JayKeaton 12:45, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Non-free media information and use rationale for Jumping the shark

Image of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) on waterskis during a Happy Days episode where he proceeds to jump over a shark. Image appears to be production still or on-set photograph rather than from episode directly


Exact source unknown, image likely pulled from existing image on web (Google image search for "fonzie shark jump" shows many duplicates of same image)


Jumping the shark

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current17:29, 5 October 2005Thumbnail for version as of 17:29, 5 October 2005317 × 266 (71 KB)Purple Rose (talk | contribs)Fonzie jumps over a shark while on waterskis. When most viewers saw this scene, they thought to themselves that the show was getting really desperate for ideas and just lost its strength.
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