My friends Liz, Bibhash, John and I came up with the opposite of “jump the shark” this morning (Saturday, January 19, 2013) at brunch. It is “reveal the robot,” a reference to Ninjago, Season 1, Episode 7, “Tick Tock.” Whereas “jump the shark” is the point at which a great television show goes downhill, “reveal the robot” describes the point at which a regular show becomes great. Example of usage: Ninjago totally revealed the robot in the the episode “Tick Tock.”
On a side note, Ninjago is worth watching. Watch it in order, and you’ll probably agree. Lego really knows what they are doing, and whoever gave the green light to Ninjago (Lego theme, as well as the television show) was a genius.