Friday, February 16, 2007

Jumping the Shark with Henri Brooks

Upon her return from Washington DC, Henri Brooks has once again "jumped the shark" in her attempt to personally challenge the Juvenile Court Judge. “I believe this is a classic case of a show that has fundamentally and permanently strayed from its original premise,” says Tom Guleff, founder of

"Jumping the shark" is a metaphor that was originally used to denote the tipping point at which a TV series is deemed to have passed its peak, or has introduced plot twists that are illogical in terms of everything that has preceded it. It is derived from an episode in later years of Happy Days. In an attempt to resurrect the show's run, the writers were challenged to come up with new and fresh stories. They developed a story where Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, wears his trademark leather jacket and literally jumps over a shark on water skis. Needless to say, the show was over at that point.

Today's movements from our commissioner (bogus subpoenas, over-the-top statements, and unofficial official trips to Washington DC) are viewed as a desperate and futile attempt to attract waning attention.

We don't need Ms Brooks on water skis or in Washington, DC. But, we do need the current drama to end for the children's sake. And let's all hope this is not the beginning decline of the once vaulted county commission. Contact your commissioners to cancel her show.