The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore. Modern alchemy: Turning a line. Jumping the shark. Fonzie on water skis, in a scene from the Happy Days episode "Hollywood, Part Three of Three", after jumping over a shark Jumping the shark is an idiom created by Jon Hein that was used to describe the moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality, which is usually a particular scene, episode, or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of "gimmick" in an attempt to keep viewers' interest.
Its name is taken from a scene from a fifth season episode of the sit-com Happy Days when the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis. The usage of "jump the shark" has subsequently broadened beyond television, indicating the moment when a brand, design, or creative effort's evolution declines.