Before Pauley Perrette entered the lab as Abby Sciuto on “NCIS,” she was part of a television show based on a DC Comics character.
An article from Looper indicates Perrette was part of the “Batman Beyond” animated show.
People hear Perrette’s voice in a character named “Female #1,” an unnamed cop. She has two lines in the first season in an episode titled “Golem.” So, troubled high school student Willie Watt steals a robot to torment his bully.
This leads to the police being called in to investigate. No trace of destruction is in the area. One witness said a Golem wreaked havoc there recently.
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So, “Female #1” replies, “Golem?”
Willie’s father explains that Golem is actually a nickname for a “Galvanic lifter machine.” It’s something he uses for construction. Well, Dad gets upset over his expensive, dangerous device being captured. He turns his wrath on the witness.
“NCIS” star Perrette’s character steps in and stops him. “Female #1” says, “Hey, hey! That’s enough of that!” The cop says that if “Golem” is that big, then it could not go too far. Overhearing this conversation is Terry McGinnis, aka Batman, voiced by Will Friedle, whose cloaking device allows him to hide in the shadows.
“Female #1” set the “NCIS” star up for future glory, if you will, on primetime TV.
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Perrette still has a lot of fans who watch “NCIS” now on CBS as well as the reruns.
But just how is the Abby character created for the show?
She talked about it in an interview with Pop Entertainment. Perrette went to chat with show creator Donald Bellisario.
Perrette said Bellisario had an interesting answer to her question.
“He always likes to put characters out that are portrayed differently from [the normal on] television,” she said.
So Perrette used the example of “Magnum P.I.” and how her boss put a Vietnam vet in a positive light. It was different at that time where society portrayed them in a negative light.
“He thought alternative lifestyle people…were always portrayed on TV as junkies or thieves,” Perrette says. All that changed when Abby came along.
“NCIS” continues to be a part of the CBS primetime lineup. This season, the show is on Monday nights at 9 p.m Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. It’s acting as a lead-in for “NCIS: Hawai’i,” a spin-off that stars Vanessa Lachey. That show comes on at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.
Oh, “NCIS” also saw longtime star Mark Harmon leave the series. Onscreen, at least. He remains an executive producer.