* Series creator Kathy Reichs appeared as one of the doctors Zack Addy defended his dissertation to in one episode.
* "The Girl with the Curl" has the [[{{Series/Angel}} Hyperion Hotel]].
** Also, Brennan mentions Booth threatening to push someone out a window, possibly a subtle shout out to the pilot episode of ''{{Series/Angel}}'', in which Angel (Boreanaz) does exactly that.
* "[[RockyAndBullwinkle Boris and Natasha]] and their Russian Throwing Knives of Death."
* One which is made all the funnier when you realize that Cam has a bit role as River's teacher in ''{{Film/Serenity}}'':
-->'''Hodgins:''' Your robot reminds me of you. You tell it to turn, it stops. You tell it to stop, it turns. You ask it to take out the garbage, it watches reruns of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
* "The Bond in the Boot" is ''loaded'' with ''Film/JamesBond'' references. One of the few that goes unremarked is a CIA front company named "Universal Exports" -- 007's standard cover.
* There are two inside thirty seconds in "The Dwarf in the Dirt" -- "[[{{Series/Angel}} There are no such things as leprechauns]]" and [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson's]] [[http://teesbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/homer-simpson-brain-mri.jpg MRI]] on the X-ray board behind Nigel. Both were put in to coincide with ''The Simpson'''s 20th anniversary, a theme running throughout all Fox shows that week.
* Possibly, ''possibly'' "[[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. White]]" in "The Proof in the Pudding." ''Possibly.''
* Booth spends the first half of "The Devil in the Details" dressed uncannily similarly to [[{{ComicBook/Hellblazer}} John Constantine]].
* The opening camera zoom during "The Woman in the Sand," set in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], is ''identical'' to those commonly used on ''Series/LasVegas''. Given that reruns of both shows air on TNT, once could be forgiven for thinking someone screwed up the scheduling until Brennan starts talking.
* ''Possibly'' in the episode "The Death of the Queen Bee", during which Booth and Bones [[spoiler:go "undercover" as married to Bone's highschool reunion.]] Booth is Bobby ''[[{{Superman}} Kent]]'', [[{{Superman}} newspaper man]].
* The episode "The Beaver in the Otter" is one long sequence of references to ''AnimalHouse'', from the title to the Dean being named "Vernon Wormer" and a student having sex with the Dean's wife.
* In the sixth season opener Caroline refers to the Squints as the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Gang]].
* In "The Babe in the Bar", the victim of the week is named Harriet. [[spoiler:She's a corporate [[HarrietTheSpy spy.]]]]
* "The Maggots in the Meathead" is one big shoutout to ''JerseyShore''. The "documentary" on the Guidos that Brennan watches is implied to be ''JerseyShore'' itself.
* In the pilot episode, Booth refers to both himself and Bones as "[[Series/TheXFiles Scully and Mulder]]".
* Not to mention the episode "The X in the File", which is full of ''X-Files'' references and guest stars.
* In the book series, Brennan's mother is named Daisy. On the show, we have the intern Daisy Wick. This is either a dual case of ShownTheirWork or just an extreme coincidence.
* The episode title for "[[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood]]".
* One of the major character interactions in "The Gamer in the Grease" is lifted directly from TheKingOfKong, right down to the record holder and breaker being named Billy and Steve, respectively.
* In "The Feet on the Beach", one of the employees at the body farm is named Larry [[{{Series/Angel}} Wolfram]].
* Hodgins mentions Zack watching reruns of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. No mention is made of the fact that Cam appeared briefly in the beginning of ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. Though this might be pretty standard fare for Bones. Mention has been made of watching Buffy by characters, and no one seemed to notice that Booth was a pretty major character there for a while.
* There's also an episode where the victim is a spy, whose car and cover story (International Exports) are [[ShoutOut shout-outs]] to ''Film/JamesBond''. It's {{lampshaded}} by several characters.
* And Franchise/StarWars is brought up several times:
--> '''Sweets''': It's awesome! It's like the Sith Lords, man. There's always only two of them.
--> '''Booth''': Did you just Franchise/StarWars us?
:: It's brought up in the first season by Booth, when Zack is wearing the thermal imaging helmet:
---> '''Booth''': How’s it going there, Darth? See anything on Saturn? (off of Brennan’s look) Oh, please tell me you’ve seen at least one ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie.
---> '''Brennan''': When I was seven, and leave Zack alone.