History Trivia / Bones

20th Feb '17 6:23:45 PM WaggishPony
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** The Vegas episode combines Boreanaz's role of Angel (who also spent time in Vegas) with a role Angel himself played as vampire stuck in the fifties, rat-pack style. Booth spikes his hair up, dons greaser clothes and suspenders, faking a Bronx accent outta ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''.

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** The Vegas episode combines Boreanaz's role of Angel (who also spent time in Vegas) with a role Angel himself played as vampire stuck in the fifties, rat-pack style. Booth spikes his hair up, dons greaser clothes and suspenders, faking a Bronx accent outta ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. Plus, there's a mention of Hyperion Hotel on the show (episode "The Girl with the Curl"); the Hyperion Hotel was a major setting for ''Angel''.
25th Jan '17 4:45:07 PM Upgrader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: [[http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/ The Aquarium of the Pacific]] in Long Beach is "The Aquarium of the Atlantic".
** The Jeffersonian itself is often "played" by the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.
** Averted in "The Suit on the Set" -- shot on location at Fox Studios, although they never explicitly say where they are. [[ProductPlacement They just let the coffee cups do the talking]].
** Despite the name, "The Bones on the Blue Line" doesn't resemble the DC Metro in the slightest (barring an establishing shot of the distinctive DC Metro), and is actually the Earthquake subway set on the Universal Studios Backlot (part of the Universal Studio Tour).
** "The Murder in the Middle East" has Little Tokyo substituting for Tehran, Iran (there's lots of rice-paper-looking window coverings in the background, plus Aristoo emerges from a notable yogurt shop in that area).
21st Jan '17 5:15:23 PM Upgrader
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* McLeaned: A rather harsh example with [[spoiler: the death of Sweets; John Francis Daley (whose writing and directing career was picking up steam)]] [[http://tvline.com/2014/10/02/john-francis-daley-interview-bones-why-did-he-leave-sweets/ requested]] a four-month leave to direct a movie with full intention of returning to the show once it was completed. Showrunner Stephen Nathan instead opted to brutally kill his character in the season premiere, feeling it would be better for him to dramatically die, instead of him vanishing for half a season, and possibly having to write him out again later on.

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* McLeaned: McLeaned:
** [[spoiler: Vincent Nigel-Murray was killed by Broadsky due to Ryan Cartwright]] leaving the series to be a main character on another show.
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A rather more harsh example with [[spoiler: the death of Sweets; John Francis Daley (whose writing and directing career was picking up steam)]] [[http://tvline.com/2014/10/02/john-francis-daley-interview-bones-why-did-he-leave-sweets/ requested]] a four-month leave to direct a movie with full intention of returning to the show once it was completed. Showrunner Stephen Nathan instead opted to brutally kill off his character in the season premiere, feeling it would be better for him to dramatically die, instead of than to have him vanishing vanish for half a season, and possibly having to write him out again later on.


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* RealLifeRelative:
** Aubrey's dad is played by John Boyd's actual father, Guy Boyd.
** David Boreanaz's daughter Bella appeared as one of the kids in Christine's class in "The Movie in the Making".
** Emily Deschanel's younger sister Zooey appeared as one of Brennan's distant relatives in "The Goop on the Girl". Her real-life husband, David Hornsby, appeared briefly as the Father at the beginning of "The Woman in White".
17th Jan '17 5:52:17 PM Upgrader
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Over its 12-year lifespan, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) [[http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/fox-fall-tv-lineup-2013-bones-friday/ raising concerns]] that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at the last second. The persistence and loyalty of the ''Bones'' fanbase is what managed to keep it alive so long. Hart Hanson even called it [[http://deadline.com/2017/01/bones-final-season-emily-deschanel-boreanaz-hart-hanson-tca-1201883874/ "the cockroach of FOX"]].
** Ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, since the FOX execs decided to give the show a mercy kill: granting the showrunners a chance to write a twelveth, half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Over its 12-year lifespan, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. around many, many times. Not to mention that according to cast and crew, their show never got many promos and they were always on a bubble, wondering if they'd get another season. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) rightfully [[http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/fox-fall-tv-lineup-2013-bones-friday/ raising concerns]] that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving soon.
** Through all this,
it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at was the last second. The persistence and loyalty of the ''Bones'' fanbase is what that managed to keep it alive and performing steadily for so long. Hart Hanson even called it [[http://deadline.com/2017/01/bones-final-season-emily-deschanel-boreanaz-hart-hanson-tca-1201883874/ "the cockroach of FOX"]].
** Ultimately This trope was ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, subverted at the end, since the FOX execs decided to give the show a mercy kill: granting the showrunners a chance to write a twelveth, twelfth, half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.ending.
12th Jan '17 5:03:25 PM Upgrader
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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director on top of an actor. In total, he's directed 11 episodes[[note]]"The Bones That Foam", "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", "The Bullet in the Brain", "The Blackout in the Blizzard", "The Past in the Present", "The Secret in the Siege", "Big in the Phillipines", "The Recluse in the Recliner", "The 200th in the 10th", "The Nightmare Witin the Nightmare", and "The End in the End".[[/note]], including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, four {{Season Finale}}s, and the GrandFinale.

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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director on top of an actor. In total, he's directed 11 episodes[[note]]"The Bones That Foam", "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", "The Bullet in the Brain", "The Blackout in the Blizzard", "The Past in the Present", "The Secret in the Siege", "Big in the Phillipines", "The Recluse in the Recliner", "The 200th in the 10th", "The Nightmare Witin the Nightmare", and "The End in the End".[[/note]], including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, four {{Season Finale}}s, and the GrandFinale.very last episode.



* GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld: Seasons 1-9 were handled by series creator Hart Hanson. For Season 10, Hanson stepped down and passed on his showrunner duties to Stephen Nathan, a good pal of his who'd been in the series since the beginning. Later, Jonathan Collier and [[PromotedFanboy Michael Peterson]], two writers/producers who began working on the show around 2011, took over as showrunners for Seasons 11 and 12. In a [[TropesAreNotBad positive example of this trope]], Collier and Peterson made sure to get Hart's approval for some of the plotlines in the episodes they made, even though they didn't have to.

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* GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld: Seasons 1-9 were handled by series creator Hart Hanson. For Season 10, Hanson stepped down and passed on his showrunner duties to Stephen Nathan, a good pal of his who'd been in the series since the beginning. Later, Jonathan Collier and [[PromotedFanboy Michael Peterson]], Peterson]] and Jonathan Collier, two writers/producers who began working on the show around 2011, in 2009 and 2012 respectively, took over as showrunners for Seasons 11 and 12. 12.
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In a [[TropesAreNotBad positive example of this trope]], Collier and Peterson the two new showrunners made sure to get Hart's approval for some of the plotlines in the episodes they made, even though they didn't have to.to. Hanson's vision for the GrandFinale of the series was different to what Collier and Peterson did, though he gave them his support regardless.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A light example of this. Even in its early years, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) [[http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/fox-fall-tv-lineup-2013-bones-friday/ raising concerns]] that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at the last second.
** Ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, since the FOX execs seemed to have a soft spot for the show, and decided to give it a mercy kill: allowing the showrunners to write a half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A light example of this. Even in Over its early years, 12-year lifespan, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) [[http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/fox-fall-tv-lineup-2013-bones-friday/ raising concerns]] that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at the last second.
second. The persistence and loyalty of the ''Bones'' fanbase is what managed to keep it alive so long. Hart Hanson even called it [[http://deadline.com/2017/01/bones-final-season-emily-deschanel-boreanaz-hart-hanson-tca-1201883874/ "the cockroach of FOX"]].
** Ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, since the FOX execs seemed to have a soft spot for the show, and decided to give it the show a mercy kill: allowing granting the showrunners a chance to write a twelveth, half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.



** The plot for the Season 11 [[MidSeasonTwist fall finale]] was considered as the "reboot" plot for the premiere.

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** The plot for the Season 11 [[MidSeasonTwist fall finale]] MidSeasonTwist, where [[spoiler:Hodgins and Aubrey nearly get blown up by a bomb in a body]] was initially considered as the "reboot" plot for the premiere.season premiere, which would bring Booth and Brennan back into their old jobs. But David Boreanaz [[RealLifeWritesThePlot got sick]] before filming began, so the showrunners instead came up with the "Booth goes missing" two-parter in response.
** The series finale and the answer to the [[ArcNumber 447]] mystery are both [[http://tvline.com/2017/01/11/bones-cancellation-final-episodes-fox-season-13/ different]] from what Hart Hanson originally intended... though that doesn't mean he disapproves of the ending that was actually done.
4th Jan '17 1:58:58 PM woohookitty
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** In season 11, the actor playing Parker was changed
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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director on top of an actor if he wanted to. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].
** Emily Deschanel's directorial debut is the Season 12 premiere.

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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director on top of an actor if he wanted to. actor. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, episodes[[note]]"The Bones That Foam", "The Parts in the Sum of the Whole", "The Bullet in the Brain", "The Blackout in the Blizzard", "The Past in the Present", "The Secret in the Siege", "Big in the Phillipines", "The Recluse in the Recliner", "The 200th in the 10th", "The Nightmare Witin the Nightmare", and "The End in the End".[[/note]], including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, four {{Season Finale}}s, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].
GrandFinale.
** Emily Deschanel's directorial debut is the Season 12 premiere.premiere, "The Hope in the Horror".



** ''The Big Beef in the Royal Diner'' is a special episode for two reasons (aside from featuring a murder in the team's beloved Royal Diner): it's the landmark episode that pushed ''Bones'' as the longest-running FOX drama, and it's the 206th episode of the series. To celebrate, all 206 bones of the human body are mentioned.

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** ''The Big Beef in the Royal Diner'' is a special episode for two reasons (aside from featuring a murder in the team's beloved Royal Diner): reasons: it's the landmark episode that pushed ''Bones'' as the longest-running FOX drama, and it's the 206th episode of the series. To celebrate, all 206 bones of the human body are mentioned.
23rd Dec '16 5:11:45 PM Upgrader
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* CreatorCameo: Kathy Reichs, the forensic anthropologist whose life and work inspired the show, shows up in ''Judas on a Pole'' as a professor on the panel quizzing Zack at the start of the episode.



** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director if he wanted to. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for Seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].

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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a TV director on top of an actor if he wanted to. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for Seasons seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].



* GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld: Seasons 1-9 were handled by series creator Hart Hanson. For Season 10, Hanson stepped down and passed on his showrunner duties to Stephen Nathan, a good pal of his who'd been in the series since the beginning. Later, Jonathan Collier and [[PromotedFanboy Michael Peterson]], two writers/producers who began working on the show around 2011, took over as showrunners for Seasons 11 and 12.

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* GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld: Seasons 1-9 were handled by series creator Hart Hanson. For Season 10, Hanson stepped down and passed on his showrunner duties to Stephen Nathan, a good pal of his who'd been in the series since the beginning. Later, Jonathan Collier and [[PromotedFanboy Michael Peterson]], two writers/producers who began working on the show around 2011, took over as showrunners for Seasons 11 and 12. In a [[TropesAreNotBad positive example of this trope]], Collier and Peterson made sure to get Hart's approval for some of the plotlines in the episodes they made, even though they didn't have to.



* McLeaned: A rather harsh example with [[spoiler: the death of Sweets; John Francis Daley (whose writing and directing career was picking up steam)]] [[http://tvline.com/2014/10/02/john-francis-daley-interview-bones-why-did-he-leave-sweets/ requested]] a four-month leave to direct a movie with full intention of returning to the show once it was completed. Showrunner Stephen Nathan instead opted to brutally kill his character in the season premiere, feeling it would be better for him to dramatically die, instead of vanishing for half a season. Many fans were not happy with this decision.
* TheOtherDarrin: Thomas Vega, the kidnap expert who'd been following the steps of The Gravedigger, was portrayed by a different actor in each of his two appearances, in ''Aliens in a Spaceship'' and ''The Hero in the Hold''.

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* McLeaned: A rather harsh example with [[spoiler: the death of Sweets; John Francis Daley (whose writing and directing career was picking up steam)]] [[http://tvline.com/2014/10/02/john-francis-daley-interview-bones-why-did-he-leave-sweets/ requested]] a four-month leave to direct a movie with full intention of returning to the show once it was completed. Showrunner Stephen Nathan instead opted to brutally kill his character in the season premiere, feeling it would be better for him to dramatically die, instead of him vanishing for half a season. Many fans were not happy with this decision.
season, and possibly having to write him out again later on.
* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
**
Thomas Vega, the kidnap expert who'd been following the steps of The Gravedigger, was portrayed by a different actor in each of his two appearances, in ''Aliens in a Spaceship'' and ''The Hero in the Hold''.Hold''.
** Cam's daughter Michelle was played by a different actress in her very first appearance.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A light example of this. Even in its early years, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) raising concerns that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at the last second.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A light example of this. Even in its early years, the show never had a consistent time slot, and constantly switched around. It even briefly ended up in the FridayNightDeathSlot in mid-Season 9, (rightfully) [[http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/fox-fall-tv-lineup-2013-bones-friday/ raising concerns concerns]] that FOX, being FOX, had fallen out of love with the show and would screw it over eventually. By Season 10, FOX more or less forgot that the show even existed, giving it less promotion and renewing it for an 11th season at the last second.



** Apparently, the Gravedigger was originally going to be a one-episode villain. According to the original FOX summary for ''Aliens in a Spaceship'', after Brennan and Hodgins were found, the bumper sticker in Hodgins's leg would be used to arrest Thomas Vega's co-author Janine O'Connell, closing the case. Instead, the episode was ended with character reunion scenes, and the Gravedigger case is left unsolved.

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** Apparently, the Gravedigger was originally going to be a one-episode villain. According to the original FOX summary for ''Aliens in a Spaceship'', after Brennan and Hodgins were found, the bumper sticker in Hodgins's leg would be used to arrest Thomas Vega's co-author Janine O'Connell, closing the case. Instead, the episode was ended with character reunion scenes, and the Gravedigger case is left unsolved.unsolved.
** The plot for the Season 11 [[MidSeasonTwist fall finale]] was considered as the "reboot" plot for the premiere.
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* MilestoneCelebration:
** Episode 100 is an OriginsEpisode detailing how the Jeffersonian and the FBI came to work together.
** Episode 200 is an {{Elseworld}} episode similar to the Season 4 finale, but set in the 1950s with Booth being a jewel thief and Brennan a detective facing sexism in the police force.
** ''The Big Beef in the Royal Diner'' is a special episode for two reasons (aside from featuring a murder in the team's beloved Royal Diner): it's the landmark episode that pushed ''Bones'' as the longest-running FOX drama, and it's the 206th episode of the series. To celebrate, all 206 bones of the human body are mentioned.



** ''The Baby in the Bough'' aired

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** ''The Baby in the Bough'' airedaired in the latter half of Season 3, but judging by the opening credits (which don't feature John Francis Daley), the episode was supposed to air before ''The Santa in the Slush''.
** ''Player Under Pressure'' was supposed to be the 19th episode of Season 2, but was delayed for a year thanks to the Virgina Tech shootings. When it aired in Season 3, it had new Hodgins and Angela scenes so it wouldn't look as out of place. The DVD features the original S2 version.
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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a big-shot director if he wanted to. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for Seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].

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** David Boreanaz seems to have what it takes to be a big-shot TV director if he wanted to. In total, he's directed 11 episodes, including the milestone 100th and 200th episodes, the SeasonFinale for Seasons 7, 8, 9 and 11, and the [[GrandFinale very last episode]].



* OutOfOrder: Two instances, in Season 3.
** ''The Baby in the Bough'' aired



** Ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, since the FOX execs seemed to have a soft spot for the show, and decided to give it a mercy kill: allowing the showrunners to write a half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.

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** Ultimately (and thankfully) subverted, since the FOX execs seemed to have a soft spot for the show, and decided to give it a mercy kill: allowing the showrunners to write a half-length FinaleSeason to give it a proper sendoff.sendoff.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Originally, Hart Hanson intended Angela and Booth to drunkenly get together one night, but abandoned the idea to save Angela's reputation among fans. Instead, he created Cam and originally planned to have her be a RomanticFalseLead to Booth and a rival to Brennan for six episodes before killing her off. However, the crew [[EnsembleDarkhorse really liked Cam]], so they decided to keep her alive and promoted her to a regular.
** Apparently, the Gravedigger was originally going to be a one-episode villain. According to the original FOX summary for ''Aliens in a Spaceship'', after Brennan and Hodgins were found, the bumper sticker in Hodgins's leg would be used to arrest Thomas Vega's co-author Janine O'Connell, closing the case. Instead, the episode was ended with character reunion scenes, and the Gravedigger case is left unsolved.
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