Important question for the ages: which Happy Days daredevil gimmick episode is worse?
The infamous Jumping the Shark episode?
Or the episode they did the year after, where Fonzie rode a killer bull?
I'm actually leaning toward the latter. Jumping the shark is really stupid, but at least it's a decent stunt. The bull-riding is just the standard intercutting of a guy riding a bull with close-ups of Henry Winkler rocking up and down.
What amazes me is that they actually did an episode that was almost identical to the JTS episode. That must mean that at the time, Jumping the Shark was actually popular with the public; shows don't repeat stuff like this unless it's popular.
Also, this allows me to bring up one of the long-standing TV rules that I just made up a minute ago: any episode set on a dude ranch is a weak episode. Maybe there are exceptions, but it seems to me like every time any show does an episode where the characters "go to a dude ranch" or "save a dude ranch" or do anything related to the intersection of dudes and ranches, that episode will not be worth watching. (City Slickers wasn't bad, but that was a movie.) Happy Days went to a dude ranch and the Simpsons went to a dude ranch and Malcolm in the Middle went to a dude ranch and Father Knows best went to a dude ranch and even Duckman went to a dude ranch and I don't recall any of these episodes being very interesting.
I think this is because a dude ranch is impossible to care about -- no offence to all the dude ranch fans out there, but in the context of a TV episode, it's just a place where city people go to play-act at being cowboys, like that ranch in Crawford. The only place whose fate I could care less about is that sanitarium for rich hypochondriacs that Maureen O'Sullivan ran in A Day at the Races. (Who else was secretly rooting for the bad guys to turn that place into a gambling casino?)
Update: Two corrections from comments:
1) The ranch in City Slickers was not of the dude variety.
2) The dude ranch episode of Malcolm in the Middle was actually one of the better episodes from the show's famously uneven later years. So there's an exception to the rule right there.