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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 05:00 AM
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"Comedian" Jackie Mason has jumped the shark.
I guess he decided to join assholes like Hal Lindsey and Chuck Norris.

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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 05:09 AM
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1. He jumped the shark years ago.
You just noticed?
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GreenZoneLT Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 05:18 AM
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2. Foul! Improper invocation of the Fonz.
In order to jump the shark, you have to initially be cool and/or entertaining, then become lame. Jackie Mason was lame initially, thus there was never any point at which he could jump the shark.

Ironically, "Happy Days" actually jumped the shark YEARS before Fonzie jumped the shark.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 06:36 AM
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 07:13 AM
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9. Actually he did it to avoid the draft

The deal was that if enough people (35) depended upon you for employment you would be exempted from the draft. Starring in a TV show met those conditions. Don't know for sure iff it was ever put to the test.

Also he starred in the "pilot" for Happy Days, an episode of Love American Style, before he did American Graffitti.
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cmkramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 11:01 AM
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11. Really?
The show premiered after the draft was abolished.

I remember on the old sitcom "My Three Sons" both Mike (the original oldest son pre-Ernie being adopted) and Robbie were in the National Guard. I'm not sure what Mike Considine who played Mike's situation was but Don Grady who played Robbie actually was in the National Guard. And in fact the show used to say he was on active duty during the weeks when the actor really was on active duty. He got a special "dispensation" to keep his hair somewhat longer than military length
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 11:23 AM
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13. True but there was almost some overlap
Happy Days premiered in January of 1974. The selective service ended in January of 1973.

But registration continued until 1975 and there may have been some concern that the draft itself could have been restarted.

Anyway, Ron Howard himself told this story on an episode of Biography. Most likely negotiation started earlier than 1974 as the Love American Style episode was in 1972.
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Thevenin Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 12:54 PM
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15. Mason jumped the Shark
when he crashed and burned on transitioning from stand ups in the Borscht Belt Resort Hotels to B&W Television.

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 01:10 PM
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16. Blame Ed Sullivan...Welcome To DU
He was the weekly "Jewish comic"...rotated between Myron Cohen, Shecky Greene and Sam Levinson. Next...Senor Wences and a great animal segment...

Welcome to DU

:hi:
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Thevenin Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 01:31 PM
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17. I loved Sam Levinson
He reminded me of one of my professors -- even the same kind of jokes to start class.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 05:20 AM
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3. He's been a rabid wingnut for years.
:puke:
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 06:19 AM
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4. He's been jumping for quite sometime
I don't think he's really ever been funny.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 06:25 AM
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5. He's still alive? nt
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 06:31 AM
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6. He has been a " has been " for 5768798000978 years......a long time...
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 07:21 AM
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10. I was going to say
Isn't he like on the Z list. One step away from oblivion. His opinion means NOTHING to most people.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 06:44 AM
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8. LOL - I thought he was dead, too. Honest. nt
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 11:06 AM
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12. No Mr. Hartounian, say it isn't so!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 11:26 AM
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14. He jumped the shark when he last appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show
:evilgrin:
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