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Trivia: Bones
  • Actor Allusion: Towards Avatar, Angel and various other things other people did.
    • 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 Guys and Dolls.
    • Booth, like Angel before him, feels that he has to atone for the lives he's taken as a sniper.And they both play detective style roles.
  • Ascended Fanon: "Squintern" was a fan term referring to Brennan's six ever-rotating interns. The cast and crew have recently adopted it.
  • Dawson Casting: Zach is supposed to be the youngest member of the team by a significant margin; in fact Eric Millegan is the third oldest member of the cast after David Boreanaz and Tamara Taylor.
  • Fan Nickname
    • The official forum is "The Boneyard".
    • The rotating squints are "The Squinterns"
  • Friday Night Death Slot: Since mid-season 2013, and at least one person at Entertainment Weekly magazine thinks the show will end in 2015. According to the Friday Night Death Slot page there's already a few bad signs: it's on FOX, it's not family-friendly, and it's on FOX.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
  • McLeaned: Vincent Nigel-Murray is killed in "The Hole in the Heart" a few weeks before Ryan Cartwright's new show was set to premiere. The dialogue during the death scene even sounds like someone who's likelier to be fired than died.
  • Real-Life Relative: Bones's second cousin Margaret is played by Emily Deschanel's sister Zooey in the Season 5 Christmas Episode. Lampshaded to death: "You two could be sisters!"
  • Retroactive Recognition
  • Trolling Creator: Executive Producer Stephan Nathan seemed to really be enjoying how much the fans wanted to kill him for the season 8 finale. His response to being told dropping Pelant like a nuke on the B&B engagement was "not right" was to laugh and call it "so much fun to do."
  • What Could Have Been
    • Cam was supposed to be killed off way back in season two and if season three hadn't been cut short, Zack would have been a victim of the Gormogon.
    • Supposedly, the Gormogon would have been Sweets. In fact, the whole Gormogon arc was a string of What could have beens derailed by the Writer's Strike.
      Sweets: Um, I mean the name of the band is Gormogon. Some people think I'm Gormogon, but I'm not.
    • Season three was supposed to have an episode dealing with Booth's childhood. It was never made due to, again, the writer's strike.
    • In season five, there was supposed to be a Noir Episode. This was called off due to Fringe beating them to it.
  • The Wiki Rule: It's got one.

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