Talk:Abby Sciuto

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The Hippo is not farting[edit]

that is the natural sound hippos make 00:09, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Incorrect as far as the show. It has been explicitly stated more than once that it IS a "farting hippo" in the series, and by more than one character.
...and sign your comments, please. :-)
VigilancePrime 03:01, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Fan-Site tag[edit]

Since when is a fan site a bad word for entries about TV characters? I think that the character is worthy of study in the disciplines of media studies or popular culture. If the article were to change focus and become a scholarly treatise on her challenging stereotypes, or exposing that aesthetic to a wider audience, would that be better or worse?

Every time I see her I think, "this is not your daddy's CBS" --Tbmorgan74 20:17, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:External links#Links_normally_to_be_avoided #13: "Sites that are only indirectly related to the article's subject: it should be a simple exercise to show how the link is directly and symmetrically related to the article's subject. This means that there is both a relation from the website to the subject of the article, and a relation from the subject of the article to the website. For example, the officially sanctioned online site of a rock band has a direct and symmetric relationship to that rock band, and thus should be linked from the rock band's Wikipedia article. An alternative site run by fans is not symmetrically related to the rock band, as the rock band has only indirect connections with that site." Kat, Queen of Typos 03:39, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


It seems to me that this article should be titled either Abigail Sciuto or Abby Sciuto. And likewise for Dr. Mallard. I don't much care which, but linking to Abigail "Abby" Sciuto is a pain. I notice we've got Anthony, Timothy, and Caitlin going one way, and Jenny, Chip, and Jimmy going the other.
—wwoods 08:38, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I vote for Abby Sciuto, since that's what she goes by. Kat, Queen of Typos 23:03, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Spice Goth?[edit]

The person who wrote that part is making things up. The clothing style "spice goth" is just something the author of this part made up. It does not exist. Try gothic lolita instead...

Lone Gunman reference[edit]

A note to future editors: Stop deleting the references to the Lone Gunmen. She IS that type of character. Simon Beavis


I just found this page and I was surprised to find such blatant spoilers in it. Most everything about her assistant Chip is a giant spoiler for Season 3. I would prefer it NOT to be there because not every one will have seen Season 3 who views this page. --Megalion (talk) 05:04, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

From Wikipedia:Spoiler: "On Wikipedia, however, it is generally expected that the subjects of our articles will be covered in detail. Therefore, Wikipedia carries no spoiler warnings except for the Content disclaimer. It is not acceptable to delete information from an article about a work of fiction because you think it spoils the plot." RainbowOfLight Talk 05:17, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Worst Ways to Die[edit]

I just wanted to point out that her list is written out twice, and in a reverse order. (talk) 18:27, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Hm, I noticed that too. I erased the first one, because I'm pretty sure falling into a woodchipper is worse than being eaten by a shark. Next time, Be Bold. :) -Paper-Fan (talk) 06:07, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


This section was removed on 12:31, 28 September 2008 by Harlock jds (→Traits: removed pointless and undeeded trivia section) . Don't see any discussion of it here. Copying it here in case someone wants to revive it in some other form. I tidied it up by putting it in point form, rearranged some of the points and added some minor details.

  • Abby is 5'10" tall.
  • She is fond of dogs.
  • She has a Top 3 "worst ways to die" - 1. Falling into a woodchipper. 2. Drowning in lava. 3.Being eaten by a shark. [1]
  • Abby invented a new technique to clean up surveillance video in the episode "Terminal Leave". She considers submitting a paper entitled Digital Optical Enhancement of Reflective Surfaces with Scattered Refractive Properties to a forensics journal.
  • She is able to manufacture fake IDs easily, and boasted of doing it since she was a teen in the episode "Split Decision".
  • She uses the IM screenname "abbsolute" [2].
  • She has a stuffed collar-wearing hippo named Bert, which produces a farting noise when squeezed (introduced in "Twilight", and brought back in Season 3 episodes "Silver War", "Ravenous", "Untouchable" and "Cover Story").
  • She seems to think that Gibbs is "psychic" because he always seems to appear whenever she has something new in the way of evidence. (First mentioned in the episode "Iceman" when she asks him: 'Do you think it's ESP?' )
  • She likes to listen to music in her lab by such bands as The Cure, Suicide Commando, Brain Matter, Flesh Eating Foundation, Green Satan, and Android Lust (mentioned in the beginning of the episode "Ex-Files").
  • She is fond of giving people hugs, as an answer to any problem. She also invented a squg (squatting hug) as an explanation to Gibbs for why she was in a strange position with McGee.
  • She thinks if Gibbs read her Masters thesis, he'd believe in spontaneous human combustion. [3]
  • She hates nougat.
  • Despite loving technology she still relies on a low-tech CD player in her lab/evidence garage rather than an MP3 CD or simply an MP3 player available since 2000 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soul phire (talkcontribs) 21:47, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  1. ^ Season 3 Episode 11 "Model Behavior"
  2. ^ Season 4 episode "Skeletons"
  3. ^ Season 2 Episode 8 "Heart Break"

Linnah (talk) 00:13, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Trivia is generally frowned upon in Wikipedia articles. Here's the relevant policy. RainbowOfLight Talk 00:35, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
which is why i removed it. Honestly I think 99% of this article could be considered trivia but i don't want to delete the entire thing so i just removed the most blatantly trivial section. harlock_jds (talk) 11:15, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
I realise that Trivia is frowned upon etc. Most of it may never make it into the main article. For example I was surprised that her height isn't in the main article and ended up in the Traits section. Anyway I don't intend to change the main article at the moment. I am currently watching episodes of NCIS and as I do so will collect notes on various characters. At some later point someone can decide which is trivia and which isn't and perhaps incorporate it into the main article if it isn't.

Linnah (talk) 04:33, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Extra ref[edit]

I'm not sure how to edit to insert the extra reference, but can be the reference for the tattoos. (talk) 21:19, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Abby's Boyfriend[edit]

I noticed a reference to Abby dating McGee but there isn't anything about Abby's other boyfriend from season 4, the forensics scientist played by the late actor Michael Gilden who was also a little person (4'6"). They met at a trade fair in "Once A Hero" (Ep. 8 Season 4) when Abby needed to use higher powered equipment than the lab had on hand. He also appeared in "Smoked" (Ep. 10 Season 4). I can't remember if it was ever spoken about on the show but they did date briefly, as she was upset in "Skeletons" (Ep. 17 Season 4) because he had dumped her.

Michael Gilden actually committed suicide on 5 December 2006 ( I am not sure as I can't find the reference right now, but I remember reading some comments by the show's producers that they had intended the story arc to be continued if it weren't for that. If anyone who knows more about editing Wikipedia than I do would care to look this up and add this information in, I feel that would be respectful of Michael's contribution (albeit brief) to the show. (talk) 12:31, 20 November 2008 (UTC) Cadence

Be bold. Go ahead and add whatever you feel should be added. RainbowOfLight Talk 21:53, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

In the section on Abby's relationships, the last sentence implies that there is no knowledge of whether Abby and McGee had a physical relationship. In the episode "Bloodbath", it is revealed that McGee slept in Abby's bed and Gibb's commented on him sleeping in a coffin. McGee is annoyed with Abby because she told him it wasn't a coffin and that he actually slept in it. Abby then reveals that that wasn't all he did in it.

-Stina1227 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stina1227 (talkcontribs) 23:33, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Perrette's Degree[edit]

The article states that Perrette has a Master's Degree in Criminology. The cited reference however states that she was in the process of attaining said degree when she entered the entertainment industry. No comment in the transcription indicates she ever completed her Masters. Is there another source for this? Every biography I read said she studied for it, but none mention completing it. -EtoileLion (talk) 15:08, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

fictional drink called "Caf-Pow," a coffee based beverage[edit]

This is an incorrect statement. A "Caf-Pow" is a mixture of all the available sodas from a fountain soda machine. Hence the 7-11 Big Gulp cup it is made in.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 20:56, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

On the contrary, Abby says that it's coffee-based. When she meets Marty in "Once a Hero" and he says "That's not juice" (eying her Caf-Pow and apparently expecting someone to be bringing him juice), she says "Well, the coffee bean comes from the coffee cherry, so that's technically a fruit, so the case could be made that coffee is more fruit than bean. It's coffee juice. Caf-Pow." Also, if you look closely at the container, it actually says "Caf-Pow" and not "Big Gulp", contrary to popular belief. SapphireSkies (talk) 03:54, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

I was just google-ing, for this caf pow and thought it was fictional since everyone kept telling that but then someone mentioned this: [1] here: [2] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

This drink is a pure merchandise product. Caf-Pow was Fictional, until some company came up with the idea of getting it licensed...... -- (talk) 02:10, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Leading Sentence[edit]

So there have been some edits and reversions concerning the lead sentence, specifically whether it should begin as "Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto" or "Forensic Specialist Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto". The argument for keeping the "Forensic Specialist" part is that Gibbs' article begins with his occupational title. However, given that the title should appear as close to the beginning of the sentence as possible and that professional titles aren't supposed to precede the subject's name, I'm inclined to say that the first sentence should begin with the word "Abigail" and that Gibbs' article should also be changed to reflect this format. Especially since her occupation is given in the very next paragraph. SapphireSkies (talk) 18:45, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree, and have changed Leroy Jethro Gibbs, as well as the other character articles, accordingly with a note in the edit summary linking back to this discussion. --AussieLegend (talk) 22:16, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


The page says "It was stated in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Random On Purpose", that Abby is in her late 20s" and it is true that a one-off character said this in passing. However, Abby has been working at NCIS for over 10 years (we know this because Tony has worked there for just under 10 years, and Abby was working there prior to his hiring), and got her Masters in Forensic Science before this, so assuming 6-8 years of schooling, she graduated from high school approximately 18 years ago. If she graduated high school before the age of 12, I think we would have heard about it. So it stands to reason that Abby is at least in her mid 30s. Now, I can think of five possible reasons for this discrepancy.

1: The serial killer who said he was saving his 'Caucasian female, late 20s' slot for Abby only guessed at her age. (Unlikely. He would have checked her out rather thoroughly.)

2: Abby listed that as her age on the site(s) that the man began stalking her on, and he believed her. (Again, unlikely, as he still would have checked her out thoroughly.)

3: He knew Abby was actually older than this but was trying to flatter her when he said this. (Possible, as he was still trying to seduce her at the time, but still unlikely because he wouldn't have wanted to mess up his 'random on purpose' killing style.)

4: Abby, being such a great creator of false identities, has somehow managed to change her listed age in whatever source the man used. (A bit more likely, being that it was mentioned in an early season of NCIS that Gibbs was the only one who knew her real age.)


5: The Powers That Be working the NCIS: LA show didn't bother with continuity. (Most annoying, and most likely reason.)

Whatever reason it may be, I think there should be some mention made of this in the article. Anyone else have thoughts on this matter? - Tiffany331 (talk) 22:48, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Much of this is original research and you need to remember that the fictional world doesn't necessarily follow real-world timelines. --AussieLegend (talk) 05:12, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Actually, NCIS does tend to follow real-world time. In fact, the most recent episode (8.02, "Worst Nightmare") showed a newspaper to deliberately verify the date as proof of life, which was the date that the episode actually aired. But still, your point is valid, and I think that at this point anything about Abby's age is speculation. SapphireSkies (talk) 04:15, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Hello! Aha! Another research coincidence for me! Ahem. You should see Pauley's guest appearance on "THE TALK" on "CBS". During that installment of that show, she was questioned abour her real life college education and her actual hair color and her actual age, in relationship to Abigail's background. If I recall right, this was earlier this year, 2011, before the current season sans Leah Remini (and Holly). Sharon leaned in close and said, "I'm looking at you Missy! How old are you?" or words to that affect. Pauley admitted her then real life age, which if I recall was, "41 almost 42", as her birthdate is, "March 27, 1969" I think. They were astonished to hear that Pauley was "that old" as they think of "Abigail" as being so young! Pauley then said that her character was about "21 almost 22", or about half her age! Doing the math back to the series debut then tells us that Abigail must've been a child prodigy who began working for "NCIS" at age 16 or so! Go figure! 00:43, 19 October 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LeoStarDragon1 (talkcontribs)

Natural Blonde?[edit]

There is a note that Abby's hair is dyed (obviously) because Pauley is a natural blonde. I have been watching her for years, and do not ever remember her being blonde, and her complexion doesn't seem to support that. Anyone have a real ref? Otherwise, I think it should be removed. Trista (cannot log in at work) (talk) 00:45, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello! When she was on "THE TALK"; she confirmed her natural blonde status and they showed images of her as such in other works. She complained that the roles she wer offered were "dumb blonde" roles and that she wasn't taken seriously until she died her hair and began playing Abigail. Also, she did earn her degree, so she knew what she was doing as Abigail. LeoStarDragon1 (talk) 00:46, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

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