Khloe Is Confused By “Jump The Shark” On ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ & I Hope Someone Sent Her The Iconic ‘Happy Days’ Clip
Unbeknownst to me, Kim Kardashian spoke at a tech conference last October. I found out about said tech conference appearance while watching Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. (Seriously, how am I only hearing about this now? Am I slacking? Where have I been? KIMMY K., I HAVE FAILED YOU!) On the latest ep of KUWTK, the real-life human who inspired the main character of mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood prepped for an onstage interview held at the Code/Mobile conference. Before the ‘terview, Kim told Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian about the event. Kim read an article about her future interview out loud. The phrase “jumped the shark” was used in said article. Khloe was confused by this turn of phrase. “Don’t they mean jump the ship?” Khloe asked her sisters. “Why would I be on a shark?” Kim and Kourtney didn't have an answer.
I scream-laughed for about 20 seconds straight. 1) Great question, Khloe. 2) How the heck is this the first time they heard the phrase “jump the shark”? Perhaps I spend too much time reading reviews and think pieces about scripted television programs, but I assumed everyone over the age of, like, 10 was familiar with that idiom. What did the Kardashian sisters say when Marissa shot Trey? What did they say when Volcheck killed Marissa? What did they say when The O.C. series finale ended with a flash-forward?
(Just kidding. Those last three were trick questions. The O.C. never jumped the shark. All 92 episodes of The O.C. were perfect. Anyone who says otherwise just needs to watch the entire series again.)
Seriously though, how the heck have Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney existed on this planet for 30+ years without seeing this glorious scene?
I really, really hope someone sent this clip their way. Yeah, I know the Kardashians lead luxe lifestyles, but they're missing out. Watching Henry Winkler hopping over a shark while wearing a leather jacket will take any life—no matter how decked out in Cartier bangles that life may be—to the next level.