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What is the origin of the name "Caf-Pow"?

It's a fictional drink supposed to be rich in caffeine but in reality it's just a Hawaiian Punch or cranberry juice and a parody of 7-11 drink. From answers.com: Caf Pow is a parody of a 7-11 'Big ...
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What is the origin of the name "Caf-Pow"?

Although it's hard to know for sure it's probably a mixture of "Caffeine" and "Power" although the "POW" might also be a play on words for an indication of the impact the ...
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Who/what is this action figure in Abby's lab?

Bleeding Edge Goths, by Varner Studios After a hint from the Wikipedia page for Abby's character: that is a Bleeding Edge Goths doll, by Varner Studios, from the "Series 2 Exclusives" set.
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Why are Abby and Gibbs so attached?

Gibbs lost his daughter eight-year-old daughter Kelly, was murdered by a Mexican drug dealer And Abby became her replacement Abby, who he views like a daughter Their relationship is describe in ...
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What are all Gibb's rules on NCIS and how many rules are there?

Ncisfanwiki currently lists 36 rules. If you've seen the show, you know that the rules are numbered. The rule with the highest number on the aforementioned site is rule 70. Some numbers have multiple ...
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Is NCIS self-parodying in that "two people one keyboard" scene?

I am very familiar with this show and this infamous scene, otherwise known as "Two Idiots, one keyboard", and feel confident in stating that it is not self parody. We can arrive at this ...
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What was the gift in the briefcase that Gibbs gave to Abby - it shined gold when she opened it?

It was a MacGuffin. As Abby notes: This is so 'Pulp Fiction' A reference to a similar glowing briefcase used by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction. It's contents ...
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Was there a purpose to Margaret Allison Hart being introduced in Season 7?

She serves multiple purposes. She is both a romantic interest of the month for Gibbs, and a romantic foil. A foil is a literary device used to make a character stand out. Her actions as a lawyer doing ...
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Sequence of black & white pictures in NCIS

The term for the showing the picture at the beginning and end of an act or chapter is Bookends, literary and cinematic framing device: Matching scenes at the beginning and end of a story, often to ...
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Sequence of black & white pictures in NCIS

According the NCIS wiki, the unofficial name for the effect is a 'foof', which is very onomatopoeic.
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Where does the ZNN footage come from on NCIS?

We shoot the news reporter stand-ups at locations around D.C. usually in the warm months. I play one of the ZNN reporters you see most frequently on the screen in the NCIS war room background. You may ...
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Why didn't McGee get a promotion?

To be fair I stopped watching the show a few year before Gibbs departure, so I might miss critical information from the last seasons. But from a global point of view, seniority does not automatically ...
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Do different jurisdictions have different specialities?

Do different jurisdictions have different specialities? No. NCIS as an organisation is, per Wikipedia... The United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the primary law ...
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What is the origin of the name "Caf-Pow"?

I always assumed it was an homage/made-up version of Jolt Cola based on the color scheme and the emphasis on the extra caffeine. Note the the product names are in white, the lightning bolt/...
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What is the origin of the name "Caf-Pow"?

Caf is obviously for "Caffè", but what's the "Pow" stand for? Other answers provide some context, but honestly this—at least to me being in the U.S.—is quite a simple thing. First and foremost, it’s ...
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Why doesn't Gibbs lock his house?

Because it has no lock, duh. No, there has been no stated reason why Gibbs doesn't care about locking his house, in universe or out of universe, aside from the story telling reason of being able to ...
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Did McGee and Abby ever get into a relationship?

YES We have gotten confirmation of the McAbby ship is in season 12's "Semper Fortis". McGeek: I know what you're thinking of doing and I just want you to know that I think it's premature. ...
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How does Gibbs get his boats out of his basement?

The accepted answer mentions conversation "like knocking down a wall and using a ramp." This dialog comes from season 3 episode 7 - Honor Code when Gibbs is taking care of Zach while his father is ...
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