Sesame Street jumped the shark when Mr. Hooper's death was revealed on the show on Thanksgiving Day 1983. This episode drew the largest audience the show has ever had because it taught everyone, young and old, about the meaning of death.
Though the show's ratings did start to decline when Jim Henson, the voice of Ernie, passed away in May 1990.
I wonder if ratings will fall even further now that the actress who played Maria is retiring?
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To me, I think the original Our Gang series jumped the shark when Darla left the group.
One trick pony or what? The series had jumped the shark long before then. At a push the first season under MGM was okay but after that? Bleurgh!
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