Continuing with the banter between Callen and Sam, it’s time to recount the joys of Season 2. Enjoy with gusto.
In no specific order, here are our favorite Callen-and-Sam-centered banter moments.
Sam: You were a magician once.
G: Not magician. Illusionist.
Sam: You bought a white rabbit, G.
G: It came with the hat.
Sam: Banter is the crux of our partnership, G. Without it, we’d just be two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
G: We are two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
Sam: Some people seek higher meaning.
G: Others play the hand they’re dealt.
Sam: When did the glass become half empty?
G: Ah, was it ever half full?
Sam: That’s better. But I still want my car back. These boots are killing me.
G: What would you do with $25 million in reward money?
Sam: You mean if I wasn’t a government employee and I could legally accept it?… Ah… probably buy a first class ticket to somewhere real quiet. Really quiet. Someplace you don’t take a partner. You?
G: I would hire the best private investigator money could buy. And have him track down my partner. Then when I found him…
Sam: You’d follow me?
G: Send him Hetty, in an overnight package – with a big bell.
Sam: I wouldn’t sign for her.
G: Never realized how much easier the bad guys have it than we do.
Sam: All the time. No rules. No loyalty.
G: No Hetty.
G: Would it help if I sing the theme from Rocky?
Sam: Where the hell have you been?
G: Waiting for you.
Sam: We were supposed to meet, go for a run before work.
G: We were supposed to meet at Patrick’s Roadhouse for breakfast.
Sam: If we try, we can still get in a couple miles.
G: No way. I just had pigs in a blankets and waffles. I’m a little bit full.
Sam: You’re full of something, and it ain’t waffles.
G: You know what? You get a little grumpy when your blood sugar gets low. (answers the phone call) Yeah, Eric?
Eric: Hetty wants everyone in Ops– ASAP.
G: All right. We’re on our way. (to Sam) Hey, hold on. Let me get a towel.
Sam: For what?
G: This is nice leather.
Sam: It’s nice. (rubs his back on the nice leather)
G: Cut that one close, don’t you think?
Sam: You’re like a lone wolf ‘til your butt’s on the line. Then you expect me to come to your rescue.
G: Isn’t that what partners do?
Sam: You’re pushing it, you know that?
G: I suppose I owe you one, too, huh?
Sam: Hah. One? More like 20. And that’s just today. You’re just lucky I don’t keep count.
G: I’m just lucky you can’t count.
Sam: You won. Come on.
G: It’s a lot faster going up than it is coming down, right, big guy?
Sam: Just let go.
G: You gonna catch me?
Sam: You’re kidding, right?
Sam: You have a mat. You’ll be fine. Come on.
G: I’m letting go.
G: I think I’m gonna need some ice…
G: Does Go with the Flow include screaming ‘Yeehaw’?
Sam: That was in character
G: In Character. Like in Smokey and the Bandit. Get me to drive next time?
Sam: No, I drive, you shoot.
G: No, no, no, no. We agreed to take turns.
Sam: I don’t remember having that kind of conversation. Maybe we can have a compromise
G: Like you ride on the back next time.
Sam: Never gonna happen. Maybe we can get Hetty to get you a side-car.
G: That’s cute.
Sam: Ever rode in a side-car? They’re fun.
Sam: It’s LA. Even a troll could score a supermodel if he’s rolling large.
G: Where does that leave us?
Sam: Aw, don’t sweat it, G. I have a charming personality.
G: Uh huh.
Sam: And you – you’re kind of screwed.
G: I attract more of a – an intellectual type.
Sam: Oh yeah? Good luck with that.
Sam: Where’s you fighting spirit, G?
G: Sam, it’s Hetty.
Sam: Yeah. You’re screwed.
Sam: Nice gangster walk.
G: Feels like I’ve been thrown out of a moving car.
Sam: You were thrown out of a moving car… several times.
G: Well, not recently… Was I?
G: I followed her home a couple times…
Sam: A couple of times?
G: Closer to a dozen. She keeps moving. She sleeps in a different house every night.
Sam: Oh, that’s great. And I get to be there when you knock on her door.”
Read Season 1’s banter here: http://www.ncislamagazine.com/callens-corner-banter-season-1/