2 definitions by Brent Thompson

Original meaning was the point when a television series shows it has run out of ideas and must resort to stunts to retain viewer interest. Derived from a scene in the last years of Happy Days when the Fonz waterskied over a shark. Includes actions such as "it was all a dream" episodes, live episodes, lead actors playing guest characters, and putting entire cast into a parody of some pop cultural event.
It looks like "Will and Grace" decided to jump the shark. They are doing a live episode in black and white where they are all characters from Star Wars. Elton John will play Jabba the Hut who shoots Jack with a "straight ray" gun.
by Brent Thompson September 05, 2005
1. adjective to describe an experience as a reality outside of a classroom, movie, or book.

2. adjective to describe being true to your own nature in the face of pressures to conform to local norms. Usually meaning a life that rejects modern expectations.
1. Taking students to the homeless shelter provided an authentic learning experience.

2. Joe gave up the rat race to lead an authentic life.
by Brent Thompson December 07, 2005

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