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.
These are the kinds of projects that could be seen as a sign of jumping the shark
if this wasn't a movie genre built on men in tights.
The series, which has had its share of behind-the-scenes drama, has been accused of jumping the shark
more than once over its run, with gun-wielding lunatics, bomb scares, out-of-body experiences and all manner of sexual couplings occuring among its cast members.
In their strange, shallow trade it's called jumping the shark
, reinventing a tired brand.
THERE'S an American phrase which defines all of the Trotters adventures after the episode being shown tonight - Jumping the Shark