Part of the opening scene of HBO Newsroom by Aaron Sorkin (A few Good Men & West Wing Fame). Finally, some mainstream media scripting something a lot more real than anything we're sold as "reality tv".
Never took the leather jacket off the whole time...
A little backstory is that the idea for the show came from Henry Winklerâ€™s (Fonz) dad. Since Winkler was a good water skier he thought it would be a cool idea.
This episode occured in the middle of season 5 though, which means Happy Days stayed #1 for SIX years after â€œjumping the shark.â€
Arrested Development fans may realize that Winkler is the only actor that jumped the shark twice. In a bit for Arrested Development, a shark was lying on a dock and Winklerâ€™s character had to jump over it.