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Ziva David’s Top 10 Quotes from NCIS

Although Ziva David is fluent in English (and many other languages), she has a hard time grasping and correctly using American idioms. We’ve pulled together Ziva’s best quotes from NCIS.


NCIS Season 5, Episode 1: “Bury Your Dead”
McGee: Yes, I was here all night.
Ziva: Fragging the computers?
McGee: Defragging. You need to work on those reflections when you're asking a question.

NCIS Season 5, Episode 15: “In the Zone”
McGee: Think she did it? She is the one that called us.
Ziva: Well, it would not be the first time a murderer tried to throw us up that way.
McGee: Off. Throw us off.
Ziva: Exactly.

NCIS Season 4, Episode 06: “Witch Hunt”
Gibbs: Marital problems?
Ziva: Well, according to someone called Scuttle Butt, he caught his wife cheating on him.
Gibbs: Scuttlebutt’s not a person, Ziva. Scuttlebutt is what Marines call gossip.
Ziva: And then you wonder why I have a problem with your language.

NCIS Season 3, Episode 12: “Boxed In”
Tony: I’m not getting any reception. How about you?
Ziva: I’m braless.
Tony: I noticed that earlier. But on your phone they’re "bars."
Ziva: Don’t you have anything better to do than correct my English?

NCIS Season 3, Episode 20: “Untouchable”
Ziva: This woman is a total turd! A geek, yes?
Tony: The term is nerd.
Ziva: Whatever.

NCIS Season 3, Episode 23: “Hiatus (Part 1)”
Ziva: Ducky, drip it!
Ducky: Do you mean: Drop it or Zip it?
Ziva: Ah, American idioms drive me up the hall!
Ducky: Well, actually... never mind.

NCIS Season 6, Episode 21: “Toxic”
Ziva: His finger is in many eyes.
Tony: Pies...

NCIS Season 7, Episode 18: “Jurisdiction”
Tony: Davy Jones. Used to sing with The Monkees.
Ziva: Real monkeys?
Tony: I envy your brain sometimes.

NCIS Season 5, Episode 14: “Internal Affairs”
Ziva: I would hate to be misunderstood.
Fornell: Does that happen often?
Ziva: Once in a blue lagoon.
Fornell: I think I'll be able to translate.

NCIS Season 6, Episode 15: “Deliverance”
Ziva: We canvassed the area. No one is talking. There is a smurf war...
Tony: Turf war.
Ziva: ...between two competing gangs.

12.16.2010 / 11:17 PM EDT by Vanessa Wesley
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