Remember that last season of The Brady Bunch. When Bobby was gangly and long. Cindy started to look sexy. And Greg and Marsha were probably doin' it? Well, most people started to tune out. What did the producers do to spice up a flailing show? They added Oliver. Cousin Oliver killed the show in five episodes.
You'd think the rest of Hollywood would learn from the mistakes of the Oliver Factor. Nope. Here's a list of old shows which after falling down in ratings added a kiss a of death in a bright shiny new character.
Beverly Hills 90210 Oliver Factor-Ray Pruit, played by Jaime Walters. Remember that stupid love song you girlfriend made you dance to during your middle school Royal Court Dance? "How Do You Talk To An Angel?"
The Flinstones Oliver Factor-The Great Kazoo. Remember staying home sick in bed watching old Flinstones episodes. Bam, there's that little green Martian Kazoo. You thought you were having hallucinations from the Robitussin-so you drank more. Kazoo killed that show. It was cancelled soon after that twerp showed up.
Check out all the Oliver Factors.