For years—literally years—we’ve pondered the preponderance of Auburn references on prime time TV. And for once, we may have an answer.
Because for months—literally months—screenwriter / showrunner Jeffrey Lieber, who late last year did some Skyping with an AU MDIA class, has been trying to work in a “War Eagle” into an episode of NCIS: New Orleans.
Tuesday night, he succeeded. He soooo succeeded.
After she leads a Navy SEAL she’s trying to butter up in a huge “Warrrr Eagle,” new Special Agent Sonja Percy introduces herself by saying “My time at Auburn really defined my character, made me who I am today.”
(So sure, she technically graduated from the vastly inferior Tulane and was just trying to work the guy for a case—she did a good job. I choose to think of it like Paul would.)
Lieber must be a stickler for realism — the founder of the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden is also an Auburn grad.
Here are some wacky Auburn references and appearances on TV show:
* ‘I’m all about Cadillac Williams, dog’: Thug picks Auburn hat over Hawaii hat in ‘CSI: NY’
* Another prime time TV show, another 2006 Iron Bowl clip.
* Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson discuss 2006 Auburn-South Carolina game in episode of ‘Parenthood’
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