Scott Mellanby named pro scout
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09-11-2008, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
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OT: Any chance you watch Reno 911 jumptheshark? They had a sketch on there of Lt. Dangle jumping an aquarium with a small shark in it on a bicycle, nearly killed me
"Jump the shark" is a common TV phrase for when shows 'pull out all the stops' for something absurd that makes no real sense in the show other than to draw in ratings. It originated with Happy Days, when the ratings were lagging in the later years, they would have Fonzy jump something with his motorcycle. Most famously, a shark. Arrested Development made a great play on this by having lawyer Barry Zuckercorn (Irwin Winkler, who played Fonzy) casually jump over a beached shark in an episode.
Anyway, that's neither here nor there.
Good for Mellanby. Hopefully we'll stop trading picks for crap at the deadline.
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