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Old 11-16-2005, 09:35 AM   #16
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L&S moving to L.A. has to be the worst "jump the shark" movement in history. Having them live in an apartment building of Hollywood hopefuls also didn't help. I swear the L.A. apartment is the set of Three and a Half Men.

I hated the L.A. years. They were annoying. If the show lasted into the year 1969 L&S could've been Helter Skelter victims of Charles Manson. That could've been a final episode. Nah! Make that Rhonda Lee and the stunt guy upstairs.

I didn't mind some of the Burbank years. When Shirley left the show, it wasn't as great. I would have hated for Cindy to have left when they were in Milwaukee.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:33 AM   #17
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Unfortunately, it was broken. The ratings had declined, and when season 6 rolled around, Garry Marshall elected to once again "jump the shark" by moving the entire cast to Burbank.

Shotzette, when you say "once again 'jump the shark'", what was the other shark jump besides the move to California?
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Oops! My bad for being imprecise. I was referring to the original shark jump on Happy Days with Fonzie and the water skis.

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I only liked the first year in California. The second year just wasn't funny and I didn't like the way the writers had Edna leave Mr. Dafazio. I didn't like Shirley's long hair either, she wasn't cute anymore.
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