An Episode You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

*PLEASE NOTE: This episode and “Staging a Murder” (Episode 1) were the first two episodes recorded on January 2, 2021. They were recorded back to back and we didn’t realize the issue with the quality of the audio until after the recording was complete! We decided not to re-record in order to keep the spontaneity of the conversation true. However, we cleaned it up to the best of our ability and hope you enjoy it!! 

In episode 6 Candy and Ashley give you something to sink your teeth into when they explore the popular expression “Jumping the Shark.” The two not only discuss the origin and evolution of this well-known phrase, first coined by a group of college buddies but also take a deep dive into the episode of the popular TV series Happy Days that inspired this toothsome term. The episode ends with a discussion of other shows the two believe to have jumped the shark. 

Special thank you to John S. Badger from the Mercury Theatre Podcast for being our very first “Listener Testimonial!” Find out more at:

Show Notes for Episode 6!

  Fonzie preparing to jump the shark in season 5 of Happy Days                               


Youtube video of Fonzie jumping the shark

Archive of American Television Interview with Henry Winkler, “Henry Winkler discusses ‘Happy Days’ Jump the Shark’ episode”

Archive of American Television Interview with Ron Howard, “Ron Howard discusses ‘jumping the shark” 

University of Michigan newsletter’s Michigan Today article “He’s a Maniac: Deep Frying the Shark” 

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on and in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- The Theatre Downstream- “The Why Not Philosophy”-

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