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Anthony DiNozzo Sr. (Character)
from "NCIS" (2003)

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"NCIS: Broken Arrow (#8.7)" (2010)
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Why didn't you answer my call?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Well, you did call me in the middle of the night, and I did return it.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: When?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Half an hour ago.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: [Checking his cellphone] Blocked ID. You know I don't accept blocked calls.

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: So. you never talked to Iverson on the plane. But you did share a cab into the city.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Yeah... I'm beginning to feel like a suspect. I don't expect special treatment because I'm junior's father. And I accept that we will never be friends, Gibbs. But I don't like your tone.

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Tony thinks that it's a mistake to involve you in an NCIS investigation.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: What do you think?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Well, I think I'm sticking my neck out, but I wanted to look you in the eye and see if I was wrong.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: And?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: And I think you're just enough of a con man to pull it off.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: That is a strange thing to stay to someone you're asking to do you a favor.

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Is this some sort of game you two play? Have you ever just been honest with each other?
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: There may have been things that I haven't told my son... but I have *never* lied to him. You probably won't believe this, Gibbs, but I'm starting to like you. You're not afraid to say what you think.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: What is your current relationship with her?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Ziva? We're co-workers. We don't have a relationship. It's strictly business.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Then you won't mind if I make my move *if* the opportunity presents itself.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Dad.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: What?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Please, I beg you, don't embarrass me.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: We're DiNozzo's. We don't communicate well.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: We used to, you know. Long time ago. Sometimes, I wish we could rewind to the last time we had a normal father/son relationship.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: When was that?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: It was a fishing trip. It was just before mom died, you probably don't remember.
[DiNozzo Sr pulls out his wallet]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Dad, it's okay, I -
[DiNozzo Sr shows Tony a picture]
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: I look at that picture every morning. It's one of my fondest memories too. Okay, from now on, we talk. Let's get out of here before we both start bawling.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: You know I don't accept blocked calls. How'd you find me?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I'm a federal agent, dad.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: That doesn't give you a right to violate my privacy. What else do you know?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I know you arrived this morning on a Royce Global private jet, around three a.m.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: You keeping tabs on me, Junior?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I'm investigating a murder, dad.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Murder?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Woody Iverson.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: What happened?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: We need you to come down to the Navy Yard.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: I'm beginning to feel like a suspect. I don't expect special treatment because I'm Junior's father, and I accept that you and I will never be friends, Gibbs, but I don't like your tone.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: You were the last person to see Iverson alive. How I feel about you, personally, it's irrelevant. This is a murder investigation, and I'll follow it wherever it leads.

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [to his father] Are you out of your mind? You don't bring a personal tailor up to your room! Dad, come on. This is a...
[Tony grabs hold of Sr.'s suit]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Wow. That's soft.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Pure cashmere. One hundred percent virgin.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: You rented a cashmere tuxedo?
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: No, uh, bought it. At least, NCIS did.

"NCIS: Sins of the Father (#9.10)" (2011)
Metro Police Officer Jackson: It's all yours Agent Gibbs. Body's in the trunk. Found the suspect asleep at the wheel.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: This is too easy.
Metro Police Officer Jackson: My partner's holding him. And for some reason, he seemed realized when he heard we were calling NCIS.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Junior. Thank God you're here.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Dad?

Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Well, I uh, met with Masey at his office yesterday. And he informed me that he was going to screw me out of my fee because of some loophole.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: How'd you leave it with him?
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: I threatened to kill him.

Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Ziva. Oh, you look ravishing as ever. Junior, when are you going to come to your senses and sweep this gorgeous creature off her feet?

Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: I know you and I haven't been the best of friends for the past couple of years. But uh, why'd you stick your neck out for me? Let me stay here?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: I didn't do it for you. I did it for your son. He deserves better.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: You're right Gibbs. He does. I thought that when this deal went through, I'd be set. I could retire. No more hustling. I'd be able to be the person I always pretended to be. Leave some money for Junior. Real money.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: You don't get it. Tony never wanted your money. He wants a father.

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [about a woman DiNozzo Sr was with] You know her?
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: She's attractive... I have absolutely no idea who she is.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: She works at Macey's company.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: [to the FBI Agents] Take off the cuffs.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: You heard him.

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: My old man did it again. Went to the hotel to see him. He's gone. He checked out. Did I get a phone call?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Noooo. Didn't even tell me. Shouldn't be surprised. What am I going to do with that guy? Makes me crazy!...
[Tony sighs]
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I should be really pissed off at him.
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Mmm-hmmm. So why aren't you?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: I really thought I was going to lose him for a second. As crazy as he makes me... I do love the guy... The pathetic thing is I've never been able to tell him.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: [Entering] Consider it done, Junior.

"NCIS: Flesh and Blood (#7.12)" (2010)
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: [to Ziva] Junior mentioned you. But he never told me what you looked like. You are *stunning,* Ziva.
[Ziva chuckles]
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Do you ever think of wearing your hair down?
[Ziva notices Tony staring from upstairs. The Senior turns and sees his son]
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Junior.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Dad. What are you doing here?

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: [Entering] Hi. Jethro Gibbs.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: Oh, Agent Gibbs. Well you finally get to meet the *real* Tony DiNozzo.

Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Tony inheirted his personality from you. But I get the feeling there's a lot about your life you don't share.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: [pause] I should tell you to piss off! But I do know that junior thinks the world of you. So I'll keep this civil.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: When you offered to take me on the tour, I suspected you had an ulterior motive. What's on your mind?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Your son.
Anthony DiNozzo Sr: What has, uh... Junior done now?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Tony likes to hide behind the face of a clown. But he's the best young agent I've ever worked with.

Anthony DiNozzo Sr: You have children, Gibbs?
Special Agent Jethro Gibbs: Had. A daughter. But unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to know her as an adult.

"NCIS: Family First (#13.24)" (2016)
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: What are you doing here?
Anthony DiNozzo: What am *I* doing? Wh-what are *you* doing? What are *we* doing? Is anybody *here*?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Ah, DiNozzo...
Anthony DiNozzo: What do we know? What are the facts? 'Cause we don't assume, we verify. Do we know she's dead? 'Cause if we know she's dead, we're going to get him!
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah, she's dead and we will get Kort. Us, not you.
Anthony DiNozzo: Oh *yes*, me! We've lost agents before, haven't we? And when we do it's
[slams hand on desk]
Anthony DiNozzo: [shouts] all hands on deck!
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: She's more than an agent to you.
Anthony DiNozzo: She was a *daughter* to you! She was a sister to McGee and Abby, and she was no more to me than anybody!
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Well, that's not true.
Anthony DiNozzo: [shouts] Yes it is! And *why* are you following me?
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Come back home, Junior.
Anthony DiNozzo: *No!*
Anthony DiNozzo: I can't!
[Tony cries]
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: You need time.
Anthony DiNozzo: I need to know what happened.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: You *need* to breathe.
Anthony DiNozzo: I'll breathe when Trent Kort is *dead!*
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: But not like this. Just for tonight. Get your bearings, son.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Listen to him. He's right. Go!... or go for good
Anthony DiNozzo: [whispered] What?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I'm not asking. We got this.
[Tony cries]

[In the bag of Tali's stuff, Tony finds a photo of himself and Ziva in Paris]
Tali: [pointing to Ziva] Imma.
Anthony DiNozzo: Yeah, that's right, Tali.
Tali: Imma!
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: What does that mean, "imma"?
Anthony DiNozzo: It's Hebrew. It means "mother", "mom."
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Oh.
Tali: [points to Tony in the picture] Abba.
Anthony DiNozzo: ...Tali, what did you say?
Tali: [points to Ziva] Imma.
[points to Tony]
Tali: Abba.
Anthony DiNozzo: Abba?
[Tali nods]
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: "Daddy."
Anthony DiNozzo: Ziva must've told her. She knows me.

"NCIS: Reasonable Doubts (#13.19)" (2016)
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: I really enjoy our lunches. But you shouldn't always pay.
Anthony DiNozzo: Dad, I have a job, you don't.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.: Don't remind me. Retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. I was hoping I could help out around the office.