Why in NCIS is McGee called probie all the time?

i just started watching re-runs of the show and can never figure out why they call him that.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    DiNozzo has alternated between calling McGee "probie", "McGeek", or simply "McGee" from the day McGee started at NCIS. "Probie" is a shorted name for "probationary agent" which McGee was when he finally joined the team officially as an agent at the beginning of season 2. Technically, he is no longer a "probie" but DiNozzo seems to want to continually remind McGee of his place in the team's hierarchy. However, we all know that they view each other with brotherly admiration, so it's all in fun

  • 3 years ago

    Ncis Probie

  • 3 years ago

    Probie Ncis

  • Lisa
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    4 years ago

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    He called McGee that the first year that McGee was an agent with NCIS, because the first year of being an agent, you are considered a probationary agent, thus the nickname probie. He called Ziva that too, the first year she became an official NCIS agent, and not working for father anymore.

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  • Donna
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    scy80 and maurice are correct!....Here is a list of other names that Tony has called him:

    Aqua Smurf

    Dork

    McFreaky

    McGee

    McGeek

    McGeeko

    McGiggle

    McGoo

    McGoogle

    McGPS

    McLawyer

    McLoverboy

    McMuse

    McNerd

    McOz

    McProbie

    McRomeo

    McScout

    McSneaky

    McTardy

    McTim

    Plucky

    Probie

    Probie Pan

    Probie-san

    Probie Wan Kenobi

    Probilicious

    Tim

    Timmy

    Tiny Tim

    Special Agent Goodwrench

    McG

    McSoftie

    McCranky

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    4 years ago

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    Why in NCIS is McGee called probie all the time?

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  • 6 years ago

    I used to think that DiNozzo was being a bully or a loud - mouthed colossal a - hole to McGee because of the snide remarks, shots, etc., he took at Tim McGee, but he does have an admiration for the guy, which he has admitted to on more than 1 occasion.

    I've had good friends who've insulted me & if they didn't, I'd think something was wrong with them. :)

    Source(s): Life experience as well as TV / pop culture.
  • 6 years ago

    Even Gibbs is called Probie by his former partner so it really never ends.

  • 1 decade ago

    scy80 has answered the question suberbly, and i would just like to add that gibbs first partner mike franks, who appears in the show from time to time over the last few series', still calls gibbs "probie".

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The title "Probie" is short for probationary officer, or anyone else who is on probation.

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