Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo
Mossad Agent Ziva David
Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Special Agent Tim McGee
Director Jenny Shepard
Petty Officer Erica Perelli
Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield
Lt. Matthew Sanchez
Asst. M.E. Jimmy Palmer
GOOF: We see the camera view over McGee's shoulder while Abby says "How can you shoot an innocent animal McGee?". When he responds to her his first word in the sentence "Abby" is "spoken", but his cheek does not move at all to speak the word. He starts to speak on the second word of the sentence "That" in the same shot. In the next shot the camera is on McGee and the rest of the sentence is in sync.
GOOF: The bandage on McGee's neck comes and goes throughout the episode.
GOOF: When Abby says she found a flea on the victim and none on Jethro she thought it was evidence. Gibbs thought that it came from the dog. But a dog never has just one flea. There are always more.
TRIVIA: This is the second time a dog is named for one of the NCIS Agents after being taken into custody. Kate named a dog "Tony" in the second season episode "Caught On Tape."
GOOF: When Abby comes to ask McGee for a donation for Jethro, a hundred dollar bill is recognizable through the plastic of the pink tupperware Abby uses for the collection.
TRIVIA: Abby names the dog "Jethro."
TRIVIA: When Abby said, "Dogs don't kill people. People kill people," this is a reference to a well known phrase: Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
TRIVIA: Abby's license plate reads 4NS CHIK.
Abby: (as Ducky prepares to operate on Jethro the dog) Ducky, you know what you're doing, right?!
Ducky: Well, the fact that he's breathing does put me somewhat out of my element, but we don't have a choice now, do we?
(Abby chases after the dog she's named Jethro, who is running away on a Marine base)
Abby: Jethro, Jethro!
Marine Jogger: (as Abby runs past him) Whoa! (takes a good look at Abby) I'm Jethro!
(Tony and Gibbs enter the room Ziva is in and she is on her knees looking under the bed giving them a clear view of her butt)
Tony: Room with a view. (Takes a photo of Ziva's butt)
Gibbs: (Gives Tony a head slap) Hey!
Abby (To the dog): Who's a good Jethro?
Gibbs (enters): I'm a good Jethro.
Jenny: Sometimes, things aren't so simple, Abby, sometimes you can't control the outcome. Sometimes you have to look at the reality... and accept it.
Abby: I can't... I won't.
Jenny: He doesn't look very good, does he?
(indicates the dog)
Abby: I think it's because he knows he's on death row. That would put a damper on anyone's spirits.
Abby: So what?! So what, if I am? You have to stand up for what you believe in. You have to stick to your guns, until you make a wrong right.
Abby: Jethro is fine. I'm taking up a collection for flowers.
McGee: Why would I give flowers to a dog that attacked me?
Abby: Maybe because dog is man's best friend or maybe because I am a forensic scientist, and I could boil you from the inside out and never leave a trace.
(after scaring McGee with a dog attack video)
Ziva: Finding inspiration?
Tony: Whenever I can. It's my personal McMuse.
McGee: "When Dogs Attack"...very funny.
Gibbs: All bark, no bite, like the rest of my team.
Ducky: When did you last have a tetanus shot?
McGee: Probably after that time Dicky Newsome and I were fighting over the galactic hunt Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Tony: So... last year some time?
Tony: We gotta stop serving warrants after lunch. Ten bucks says McGee spills it on this one.
McGee: That dog should have a muzzle on it, Abby.
Abby: Put a muzzle on yourself, McGee. It's not like he shot you.
Tony: If by bull crap you mean your worst freakin' nightmare, then yeah, this is bull crap.
McGee: I've been bitten harder... by dogs... I love dogs. I'm a dog person, really.
Erica: What kind of dog do you have?
McGee: Uh... I don't, yet, but I might... will... soon, very soon. I just need to find the right girl... dog... girl dog. I want a girl dog. I do like boys, though.
Gibbs: Don't ask, don't tell, McGee.
Gibbs: What do we got?
Tony: (watching a tape of a guy eating Funyuns) A sudden urge to hit the vending machines.
Tony: Dog handling... must be a pretty "rough" job. I don't want to "dog" you with a lot more questions, but if I need to sniff around some more, is there a number that I can call?
Gibbs: Go back to Pax River and talk to the other handlers.
Tony: And see if one of them barks... I know.
Ziva: You do not have rabies! You're getting him all worried for no good reason.
Tony: She's right, McGruff.
Jenny: I can sympathize with the Commander's impatience.
Gibbs: Well, you sympathize. I'll keep investigating.
Abby: Good dog. Bad McGee!
Abby: If you think that I can't distinguish the fibers on your stupid jacket from the evidence on the dog, you don't know me, McGee. And right now, I don't want to know you.
Abby: Dogs don't kill people. People kill people.
McGee: People with dogs that kill people kill people!
Abby: Who would shoot this cute little dog? (realizes it was McGee and turns to confront him)
McGee: It was self-defense. It was self-defense!
Abby: You shot that cute little dog??
McGee: He's not cute and little! He's vicious and large!
Tony: Unfortunately, thanks to Semper Fido, he's never gonna roll over. Sorry, Boss.
Gibbs: Play dead.
Ducky: Given the prevalence of bite marks, torn flesh, puncture wounds, I'd postulate that petty officer Hanson was the victim of a dog attack.
Gibbs: Really going out on a limb there, Duck.
Ducky: That assumption is further substantiated by the presence of a dog at the scene of the crime.
Tony: By cracky, Dr. Mallard, I believe you've solved the case!
(team looks at Tony)
Ziva: Did you wake up in the wrong bed this morning?
Tony: If your question is did I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, the answer is no, but my mood did sour somewhat when I walked in and found that our chief suspect is dead.
Ziva: (referring to Erica) I guess she prefers McGee's scent.
Tony: Ha! She'll eat him alive.
The song that is playing while Abby is dancing with the dog in her lab is "The Dog Song" by Nellie McKay. And the song that's playing when Abby locks McGee out of her lab is "Love Cats" by The Cure.
Original International Airdates:
Denmark: April 22, 2008 on TV3
Sweden: June 15, 2008 on TV3
Australia: June 17, 2008 on TEN
United Kingdom: August 10, 2008 on FX UK
New Zealand: September 7, 2008 on TV 3
Germany: September 7, 2008 on SAT 1
Italy: November 16, 2008 on RAI 2
Spain: December 12, 2008 on La Sexta
Norway: January 6, 2009 on TV3
The Netherlands: February 3, 2009 on SBS 6
Hungary: March 23, 2009 on TV2
Slovakia: September 24, 2009 on Markiza
Finland: November 24, 2009 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: March 29, 2010 on TV Nova
Tony: By cracky, Dr. Mallard, I believe you've solved the case!
Tony (who is always referencing old movies) says this while mimicking Sherlock Holmes whose companion was a Dr. Watson.
McGee: Don't ask, don't tell.
The don't ask, don't tell rule is a rule that allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military as long as they don't share their sexual orientation.
McGee is worried he may have contracted rabies from a dog bite. Tony calls him "McGruff," referring to McGruff the Crime Dog, an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council, whose famous motto is, "Take a Bite out of Crime."
Tony: Unfortunately, thanks to Semper Fido, he's never gonna roll over.
Semper Fido refers to the Latin motto of the United States Marine Corps Semper Fi meaning "Always Faithful."
Tony: Take it, Probie-Wan-Kenobi.
This is an allusion to Star Wars character Obi-Wan-Kenobi.
Tony: Would explain why the dog went all Hannibal Lecter.
Hannibal Lecter is a cannibalistic serial killer from several movies, including Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon, in which the character was played by Sir Anthony Hopkins. The movies are based on the works of Thomas Harris.
Tony: McGee's watched 100 hours of Petty Officer Junction.
This is an reference to the long-running TV series Petticoat Junction.
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