CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 8 Episode 16

Two and a Half Deaths

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 08, 2008 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • Brass: For me, that's when the show jumped the shark.

      The phrase "jumping the shark" refers to a specific point where fans of a television show recognize that the program has lost its purpose, gone beyond its effective lifespan, and ratings begin to decline as a result of the loss of quality. The phrase was made popular by an episode of Happy Days in which Arthur Fonzerelli literally jumped over a shark on a pair of water skis (while wearing a leather jacket no less).