The Guy Who Wrote The "Jumping The Shark" Episode Of Happy Days Weighs In On The Phrase.

And, in defending it, seems to completely misunderstand what the phrase actually means.

Fortunately, my career didn’t jump the shark after “jump the shark.” When “Happy Days” ended, I went directly to the ABC Paramount hit show “Webster” and, after that, wrote and produced, among others, “It’s Your Move,” “He’s the Mayor, “The New Leave It to Beaver” and “Family Matters.” In 1987, Brian Levant and I created the action comedy “My Secret Identity,” which won an International Emmy.