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.
    • Joel Moore played a major character in Avatar, and one episode has Mr. Fisher and his nerd pals camping outside for the premiere.
  • 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.
    • Daisy is around the same age as Sweets, but Carla Gallo is ten years older than John Francis Daley. She's actually older (by a year) than Emily Deschanel, too.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Fox recently started referring to fans of the show as Squinterns.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The official forum is "The Boneyard".
    • The rotating squints are "The Squinterns".
    • "Baby Duck" for Sweets, and "The Duck Family" for him, Booth, and Brennan as True Companions.
  • 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. The fact that killing off Sweets in the season 10 premiere has alienated many fans, probably won't help, despite the producers' faith that the show will last more seasons.
    • Though Season 10 also saw it move to Thursday.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!