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The Infamous 'Happy Days' Episode; Pitching at WESTDOC

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"Jumped the shark" may be the most famous thing Fred Fox, Jr. has ever written and in a way he didn't even write it-- not that phrase exactly.  Fox is the Happy Days writer behind the now infamous episode that inspired the iconic catchphrase "jumped the shark." Fox discusses writing the episode and its aftermath, and answers the question, "Why water skiis?" Then we go to WESTDOC, the West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference, where eager producers and willing television executives engage in speed pitching.

Today's Banter Topics: 

"The Social Network"'s buzziness
Warner Bros guard change
Anticlimactic idol

 


 

Banner image: Screen grab of the Fonz jumping the shark.

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Host:
Kim Masters