On the police drama BLUE THUNDER/ABC/1984 ex-football star Bubba Smith appeared as Lyman “Bubba” Kelsey, a mobile support team member for an advanced helicopter called Blue Thunder.


Note: The name of police Sgt. Bubba Skinner (Alan Autry), a muscular police officer working in the small town of Sparta, Georgia on the police drama IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT/NBC/CBS/1988-94.

On the sitcom MAMA’S FAMILY/NBC/SYN/1983-90 Allan Kayser played Bubba Higgins, the delinquent son of Ed (Harvey Korman) & Eunice (Carol Burnett) Higgins.

And on the police drama NASH BRIDGES/CBS/1996-2001 Don Johnson as Detective Nash Bridges referred to everybody as “Bubba.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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