For those of you who don't know what "Jump the Shark" means; A quick description: "Jumping the Shark" is when a television series begins to go bad and/or sells out and really just starts to no longer be the good show it started out to be. The term "Jump the Shark" hails from "Happy Days" when the Fonz gets on his motorcycle to actually "jump a shark". That episode seems to be agreed by many when the show started it's downhill spiral. Now about this thread There's a website called "jumptheshark.com" that allows people to vote on when their favorite shows may have jumped. I'd post a URL link to it, but the site www.jumptheshark.com has it set-up that individual pages don't actually have web addresses, but they do have listings on "The Muppet Show", "Sesame Street", "Muppets Tonight", etc. so I thought I'd post 'em here and get your thoughts on if any of our favorite Muppet shows actually did or did not jump the shark! So: The Muppet Show Never Jumped - Got 66 votes Guest Hosts - Got 3 votes They tone down the violence - Got 2 votes When Alice Cooper guest starred - Also got 2 votes When Robin appeared, Fozzie got demoted, Beeker started showing up less frequently, and Statler & Waldorf 'got nicer' - Are all one votes a piece that made the list. There are a ton of other thoughts (too numerous to list) that also made it on there. Sesame Street This got LOTS of different votes, check this out: Elmo 122 votes! Never Jumped 49 votes Everyone can see Snuffy 26 votes They changed the opening theme 18 votes Death of Jim Henson 16 votes Death of Mr. Hooper 10 votes Dumbing it down 9 votes HIV positive Muppets 6 votes David disappears 5 votes Baby Bear 3 votes Same character/different actor - Gordon 2 votes Special Guest Star (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) 2 votes Journey to Ernie 2 votes And the following all got one vote: Same Character/Different Actor (Susan), Singing (The Count), I grew up, Same Actor/Different Character (Olivia), Bert is Evil, The Seventh Seal, Birth (Miles), U.S. Cultural Imperialism, The color of Oscar's fur changes, Singing (Cookie raps), Not That There's Anything Wrong With It (Ernie and Bert), They got rid of the Children's Television Workshop at the end, The 90's, They started ignoring Canada, They sell out, It tried to be bilingual, They got rid of the vintage stuff, Special Guest Star (Robin Williams), Need more Ernie, Oscar goes soft, Special Guest Star (Goo Goo Dolls), The twiddlebugs disappear, Kermit hosts The Muppet Show, Rosita, It got too PC, Monster Clubhouse, The 2002 Season, No storms after the Count counts, The twiddlebugs disappear Now obviously some of these are a little vague and bias, but what do you think? I'll post other shows later.