Thursday, May 17, 2012


The May slot in the TV Crossover Hall of Fame is, by tradition, given over to a "Queen Of The May" - mostly to insure that we'd get at least one female into the club each year. This year is no different, but our regularly scheduled induction ceremony was postponed this time so that we could give proper honors to Goober Pyle, the character played by the late George Lindsey who died earlier this month.

So now it's time to place our princess on her pedestal - the fair maiden of forensics, the endearing ingenue of 'NCIS'......


Since I am an inherently lazy person, I've decided to let Wikipedia tell you about her:

Abigail "Abby" Sciuto is a fictional character from the 'NCIS' television series by CBS Television, and is portrayed by Pauley Perrette. Like Jethro Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo and Donald Mallard, Abby was first introduced in the episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" (which together served as the backdoor pilot for 'NCIS') in the television show 'JAG', and has appeared in every episode of 'NCIS' in addition to being featured on the show's spin-off, 'NCIS: Los Angeles'. The role has made Perrette the most popular actress on U.S. primetime television, according to Q Score.

Abby Sciuto is a forensic specialist at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service headquarters at the Washington Naval Yard, with expertise in ballistics, digital forensics, and DNA analysis. In the first episode for season 7, "Truth or Consequences", Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, while under the influence of a truth serum, describes her as "a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron smothered in contradictions in terms. Sleeps in a coffin. Really, the happiest goth you'll ever meet." Her gothic style of dress and her interest in death and the supernatural enigmatically contrast with her generally hyperactive demeanor and enthusiasm about her work.

So three TV shows, all in the 'NCIS' family and over two hundred episodes with just one of them.

Now, should she ever cross over to 'Hawaii Five-O', as some of her buddies from 'NCIS: LA' have, that will be the Abby Sciuto of the alternate Earth Prime-Time.

She's certainly a bright spot in each episode - admittedly in small doses sometimes - and would certainly add a bit of zing in a guest spot in some of CBS' other procedurals. It's too late for 'CSI: Miami', which could have been a natural, but how about a turf war between the 'NCIS' crew and the 'CSI: NY' team over an investigation at the Brooklyn Navy Yards?

So there are possibilities for Abby Sciuto to expand her TVXOHOF resume, but in the meantime, let's raise our Slurpie cups full of your caffeine of choice to her inclusion........


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