NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
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SWAK - S2-E22

Trivia: Donald Bellisario makes a cameo as a visitor passing by Gibbs at Bethesda hospital at the end of the episode.

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The Immortals - S1-E4

Trivia: Sean Murray's brother Chad plays the murdered Navy officer in this episode. Sean made his first appearance as McGee three episodes later in "Sub Rosa."

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Damned If You Do - S10-E24

Trivia: This is the first time John M. Jackson has played AJ Chegwidden since he left JAG at the end of its ninth season.

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Trivia: The show originally premiered as "Navy: NCIS", and ran with that title for the first season. Beginning with season 2, the title was shortened to just "NCIS", after the producers convinced CBS (the network had insisted on the longer title) that "Navy: NCIS" was redundant, since the "N" in "NCIS" stands for "Naval".

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Trivia: Since the two-part episode "Legend" is also technically part of NCIS: Los Angeles canon, it makes Gibbs, Tony, Abby, and Ducky the only characters who have appeared on the two NCIS shows and its parent series JAG. Abby is the only one who also appears in a stand-alone NCIS: LA episode.

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Agent Afloat - S6-E2

Trivia: Season 6, "Agent Afloat": Maybe real aircraft carriers posing as fictional ones shouldn't let viewers see their registration numbers. When this episode aired, producers heard from several "carrier purists" complaining that CVN74 is the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, not the (non-existent) Seahawk.

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Dead Man Talking - S1-E19

Trivia: While talking with Amanda Reed, Tony calls himself "Stringfellow", and later tells McGee that he got the name from the TV series Airwolf, which was also created by Donald Bellisario.

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Bulletproof - S11-E15

Trivia: When Tony and Delilah are listing disabled film characters, Delilah mentions Logan Cale, which is the character Michael Weatherley played on Dark Angel.

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Trivia: There is an episode where someone is killing people in the same ways McGee describes in his yet unpublished next book. Over the course of the investigation, they question McGee's book publisher. Along the wall of her office, there are pictures of all the authors that the company publishes. Show creator Donald Bellisario is pictured as one of those authors.

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Trivia: When Commander Trapp and Major Kerry collapse, the foam coming out of their mouths is dissolving Alka-Seltzer antacids.

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Season 8 generally

Trivia: The titles of the season 8 episodes "Enemies Foreign" and "Enemies Domestic" are references to the Presidential oath and the oath taken by members of the military to defend the Constitution.

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Baltimore - S8-E22

Trivia: A flashback shows Chris Pacci joking to Gibbs about an ulcer and that his gut will be the death of him. In the episode "Dead Man Talking" in season 1, Pacci was murdered and found disemboweled.

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Blowback - S4-E14

Trivia: In the beginning when Gibbs and Tony are talking about a crossword puzzle, Gibbs asks Tony for a TV drama 8 letters, Tony answers with "St Elsewhere". Gibbs is played by Mark Harmon who was Dr. Robert 'Bobby' Caldwell for 4 seasons of St. Elsewhere.

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Trivia: There is a picture of Donald P. Bellisario (one of the show's creators) hanging on the "NCIS Most Wanted Wall."

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Sebastian Kaldwell

Trivia: Michael Weatherly is the only cast member Donald Bellisario allows to ad-lib lines.

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Yankee White - S1-E1

Trivia: During the flight on Air Force One, Gibbs mentions the Harrison Ford movie of the same name, and alludes to a double agent inside the Secret Service. The character he's referring to, played by Xander Berkeley, is also named Gibbs.

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The Meat Puzzle - S2-E13

Trivia: In one scene, Gibbs says that when Ducky was younger, he looked like Illya Kuryakin. This was the character David McCallum played on "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

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Royals & Loyals - S8-E4

Trivia: In the scene where Ziva and Tony board the British ship, the scene cuts to the exterior shot of the British ship and shows the ship flying the Union Jack flag. Unfortunately the ship is a United States Navy AEGIS Destroyer and although the British are Allies, none of the AEGIS ships have been sold to the British Navy.

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Twilight - S2-E23

Trivia: When Abby tells Kate about the dream she had about Tony, Kate placates her by saying it was just a bĂȘte noire. "BĂȘte Noire" was the first episode in which Ari appeared.

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Lt. Jane Doe - S2-E4

Trivia: This was the first episode to feature the black and white freeze frame at the beginning of each act.

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The Meat Puzzle - S2-E13

Trivia: Nina Foch plays Mrs Victoria Mallard, mother of Dr Donald Mallard (David McCallum). In real life, Foch was only nine years older than McCallum.

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Season 7 generally

Trivia: Sans his basement, this was the first season to feature the interior of Gibbs' house.

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Dagger - S6-E9

Trivia: The manner in which Agent Lee is killed was how Jenny was originally scripted to die at the end of season 5.

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Hiatus: Part 1 - S3-E23

Trivia: Dinozzo makes a remark that he would have a better shot hooking up with Jessica Alba. Michael Weatherly, who plays Dinozzo, was once engaged to Jessica Alba, and was her co-star on the TV series "Dark Angel".

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Murder 2.0 - S6-E6

Trivia: When the 3rd victim dies in the interrogation room, McGee is instructed to call Base Medical. When he moves the phone from his ear and says "Tony" you can see the default screen for the iPhone requesting it be plugged in to iTunes for setup.

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Trivia: Sean Murray is Donald Bellisario's stepson, and his stepbrother Michael played Bud Roberts' brother Mikey on JAG. In addition, his stepsister Troian has played McGee's sister Sarah.

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Trivia: Sean Murray, who plays McGee, appeared in the fourth season of JAG as a naval ensign, and Muse Watson, who plays Gibbs' training officer Mike Franks, played Murray's CO. Murray also had a supporting role in season six as the son of Admiral Chegwidden's love interest.

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Twisted Sister - S4-E9

Trivia: Sean Murray and Troian Bellisario, who play siblings in the series, are step-siblings in real life.

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Incognito - S13-E3

Trivia: In one scene, a movie marquee promoting the showing of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is visible. Though the film itself isn't relevant to NCIS, David McCallum was featured in the 1960s TV series on which it's based.

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Bikini Wax - S2-E18

Trivia: When Gibbs and McGee arrive at the garage with the tuned up cars, take note of the pink convertible. It's the same Honda S2000 that was driven by Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

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Power Down - S7-E8

Trivia: At the end of the episode Gibbs says "Book em Dan-nozzo" to which Dinozzo replies "Nice Hawaii 5-0 reference, boss." NCIS LA crossed over with Hawaii 5-0 in season 3.

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The Good Samaritan - S1-E14

Trivia: When DiNozzo and Kate are examining the victim's lunchbox collection, the shelf the camera pans past has one of Quantum Leap, another Donald Bellasario show.

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The Curse - S1-E5

Trivia: This is the first episode to feature Gibbs' now-famous head slap.

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Judgment Day: Part 1 - S5-E18

Trivia: The diner in which Jenny is killed is also the same diner used in Lady Gaga's music video "Telephone"

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The Good Wives Club - S2-E2

Trivia: While searching Chaplain Evans' home, Tony is watching an episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". Not only were Ozzie and Harriet Nelson the in-laws of Mark Harmon's sister Kristen, but their show Ozzie's Girls featured Mark's first acting credit.

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The Bone Yard - S2-E5

Trivia: When Fornell commits "suicide", the doctor examining his body is played by producer Chas. Floyd Johnson.

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Trivia: In the episode "Sins of the Father", Tony DiNozzo Sr. calls a Metro cop "Officer Krupke." This is the name of the beat cop in West Side Story, an Academy Award-winning musical that starred Robert Wagner's wife Natalie.

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Trivia: The final shot of the opening credits is actually part of a scene from the JAG crossover episode "Ice Queen".

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Flesh and Blood - S7-E12

Trivia: Tony's father is played by Robert Wagner. Michael Weatherly previously played Wagner in a 2004 TV movie about Wagner's wife Natalie.

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Legend: Part 2 - S6-E23

Trivia: This was the first episode not to feature Ducky.

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Trivia: Gibbs' first and middle names, Leroy and Jethro, are the first and middle names of Donald Bellisario's brother and father, respectively.

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South by Southwest - S6-E17

Trivia: In the season six episode "South by Southwest", Tony mentions the film Scent of a Woman and leading co-star Chris O'Donnell. O'Donnell made a special guest appearance later in the season as G Callen, in the crossover episode that introduced the characters of NCIS: Los Angeles.

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Heartland - S6-E4

Trivia: In the flashbacks of Gibbs' adolescence, Gibbs is played by Mark Harmon's son Sean.

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Broken Bird - S6-E13

Trivia: The two actors playing Mr. Pain are father and son, William Morgan Sheppard and Mark Sheppard.

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