Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NCIS (Season 6, Episode 11: "Silent Night," Original Air Date December 16, 2008)

My colleague Martina S. was so excited when she came to work today because she was dying to tell me about a reference to Scranton on last night's NCIS (Navy Criminal Investigative Service. The CBS series stars Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly as leaders of a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Last night, December 16th, NCIS aired its 11th episode of its current season (Season 6). Titled Silent Night, the NCIS teams is stuck working on a case over Christmas involving a crime suspect who is presumed dead.

In the episode, the team finds an unusual clue--a shirt button that they trace back to a button company in Scranton, PA.

To watch the complete Silent Night episode of NCIS, click here.

Mondo thanks to the sharp-eared Martina S. for this reference.

1 comment:

OtherMichael said...

I haven't seen the episode, but Scranton's button history is more than a loose plot thread:

The Wikipedia entry on the Scranton Button Company is disappointingly brief, but there's a nice page on their transition to making (audio) records elsewhere.

Cheryl Kashuba wrote on this for the Times & Trib just this past September (with a terrible pun that I charitably ascribe to the editors).