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Welcome to SHARK WEEK. It has come a long way since July 17th, 1988 (the summer after I graduated High School). The Discovery Channel's annual dip into EVERYTHING shark related. Thanks to Jaws franchise and our fascination with one of the planets oldest, original species ...Shark Week was a phenomenon well before SHARKNADO and SHARKNADO 2: The Second One.
However, it wasn't the 'original' shark related TV sensation. There was Saturday Night Live and THE LAND SHARK:
Other famous, "Pop Culture" sharks include, but are not limited to:
SHARK WEEK HALLOWEEN COSTUMES (maybe an idea for you and your friends)
THE COMPLETE LINE OF SHARK VACUUM PRODUCTS
BRUCE THE SHARK from "FINDING NEMO" who reminded us that "Fish are friends, not food!"
GOLFER GREG NORMAN A.K.A. "THE SHARK" (who has a shark inspired line of clothing, wines and restaurants)
...AND FINALLY....the Pop Culture reference that will forever describe that moment when one's popularity (celebrity, TV show, etc) is taking a downward turn....there is JUMPING THE SHARK: Often imitated and sometimes duplicated but originally Inspired long ago (1977) by the legendary FONZ!
I just can't help but wonder.....at what point will the Discovery Channel "Jump The Shark Week"?
Till Next Time!