Loved the examples you've picked up. Reminds me of the term 'jumping the shark' which refers to that point in a show or a series of works where the quality starts going south. From your examples, you see that Modern Family, The Simpsons, South Park.

Peak-end rule is also interesting because of duration neglect. Because we're sort of averaging out the peak and the end points, we tend to ignore much of the rest. A terrible vacation that ended with a glorious day ziplining tends to be recorded in memory as a better trip than what it actually was in real-time, nudging us to do it again.

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Jordan showed us both scenarios the retiring on top and the staying on too long.

I think the one people prefer is the first

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