It's just one of those timeless imponderables: Why do "NCIS" fans hate Jamie Lee Curtis so much?
Now that CBS has announced that Cote de Pablo is leaving the No. 1-rated crime drama after a popular eight-season run, the show's rabid fan base has a message for the producers: We don't need no stinking Curtis.
The former "True Lies" star and current Activia yogurt spokeswoman set ratings ablaze a couple seasons back when she turned up as a love interest for Gibbs (Mark Harmon). In fact, the producers were so pleased with the numbers that they stretched her two-episode run for more outings. But the die-hards took umbrage, and now they're worried CBS will wheel her back in to goose viewership again for Season 11.
"As for the stupidity of those speculating that Jamie 'Poop' Lee Curtis should take [de Pablo's] place, that would be the stake in the heart of this show," one typical commenter wrote Wednesday on Show Tracker.