TDQ Investigates: Are The Days Of “The Big Bang Theory’s” High Quality Episodes Numbered?

We here at TDQ love “The Big Bang Theory.” It’s one of the few shows on television that have characters nearly as smart as we are. And who doesn’t love Kaley Cuoco? She is so hot, she could pass for Canadian.

But we are afraid that the recent renewal of the already-seven-year-old show for three more seasons will cause it to do what most shows its age have done long before: Jump the shark.

It’s the rare TV show that can last its entire run without doing so, especially a show that airs for more than five years or so. “Seinfeld,” “LOST” and “Magnum PI” are, in our educated opinions, about the only long-running TV stalwarts that have avoided doing it.

“Friends” jumped the shark. “The X Files” jumped the shark. “That ’70s Show” jumped the shark. Sheldon, Leonard, et al have yet to do so, though, to be honest, I personally think the addition of Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler as a regular has weakened the show. I think it’s very possible that in 30 years, we may look back and say the show suffered after it “Added the Blossom.”
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Actor And Football Player(?) Bubba Smith Passes Away

"Bubba" Smith

Brian DiMaio (below left) on the set of RECOiL with "Bubba" Smith (above right).

Los Angeles—Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, best known for playing Moses Hightower in the first six “Police Academy” films, has died. He was 66.

And apparently, before making it big in Hollywood, he played professional football, playing for the Colts club in Baltimore. This was evidently after ending an All-American career at Michigan State in 1966. 

He played on the defensive line for the Colts for five years, and was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he played in 1973 and 1974, and finished his professional athletic career with the Oilers of Houston in 1975 and 1976.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Smith was one of the biggest players of his era. He won Super Bowl V with the Colts and went to two Pro Bowls.
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