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Once you've eaten a dog Jez accidentally kills one in series four and tries to hide his mistake from the owner by pretending it's turkey and nobody accuses you of jumping the shark, it's not like you can't have massive things happen.
The debate reflected the hopes and anxieties of deadline day, then widened to cover Adam Johnson, Mido, Boro's transfer history and play-off prospects before jumping the shark with poetry, a string of suggestions to replace Pigbag, the vibrant music scene in Teesside in the 1960s and a photoshop picture of me with a Jedward quiff.
THERE'S an American phrase which defines all of the Trotters adventures after the episode being shown tonight - Jumping the Shark.