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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the funeral, Bones places a rose on top of several other roses on the coffin of the murder victim. When the victim's parents approach the coffin to place their rose on it, most of the roses have vanished. (00:39:05)

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The Dwarf in the Dirt - S5-E7

Trivia: At around 5 mins 11 seconds into the episode, Vincent Nigel-Murrey and Dr. Saroyan are discussing the bones on the forensic platform. In the background of a shot of Vincent, the x-ray on the screen is of Homer Simpson's head in the middle of the screen, instead of a real human skull.

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The Skull in the Desert - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Booth and Bones are driving to tell Angela that her boyfriend is dead, the scenery behind Booth jumps suddenly mid shot. Initially the scene is of a wide plain, then suddenly a mountain range appears. This scene was obviously shot on a sound stage, with the scenic background being projected onto screens around the vehicle, an old trick in movie making. It seems that somebody mistimed the loop of the tape they were using. (00:12:30)

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Judas on a Pole - S2-E11

Trivia: Kathy Reichs, whose novels and experiences the series is based on, appears as one of the professors questioning Zack about his dissertation. (00:00:50)

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The Graft in the Girl - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Angela asks to see the girl's drawing, in the shot from the girl's perspective as she hands the pad over, the painting's quite small in the centre of the page. When it then cuts to Angela's point of view it takes up nearly the whole page. (00:02:45)

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Mummy in the Maze - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Booth shoots the kidnapper through a door, creating a hole. This hole vanishes when Brennan walks out the door with Megan.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Zac is taking photos of the bones, the shot is flipped. Note the logo and writings on his jacket. (00:07:10)

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The Science in the Physicist - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Episode 4-18, "The Science in the Physicist": when Bones and Booth get trapped in the resonance chamber, the position of Booth's hands over his ears changes back and forth between shots. (00:34:30)

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The Blonde in the Game - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Booth and Bones are discussing Helen Majors, Booth gets a phone call and he holds the phone to his left ear with his right hand. In the following shot, he is holding the phone in his left hand. (00:21:05)

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The Man with the Bone - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: As Agent Booth and Bones are driving to the crime scene after stopping in the parking lot of the Assateague Island National Seashore, you can see the film crew in the reflection of Booth's SUV. (00:04:10)

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The Man in the Fallout Shelter - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: During their first night locked in the lab, Bones and Angela are discussing that they should plan a party for Christmas. Bones' bra straps move on her left shoulder between overhead shots and closeup shots.

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The Man in the SUV - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Booth and Brennan are speaking with the widow explaining that her husband was murdered. Brennan has her arms folded across her chest, when the shot changes and you see her in the mirror her arms are hanging down at her sides, then when it changes back her arms are folded again. (00:15:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Bones asks to get out of the car during their trip from the airport. Booth's SUV parks behind a yellow school bus. When he runs after her, the bus is no where in sight. (00:03:50)

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Aliens in a Spaceship - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When Booth is running down the hill, there are marks in front of him from previous takes. (00:36:00)

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Aliens in a Spaceship - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: Near the end we see the black FBI vehicle driving over the mine dust and there are tyre marks from previous takes visible. (00:34:20)

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The Man with the Bone - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack is getting the rope out of the van you can see the film crew reflected. (00:09:00)

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The Skull in the Desert - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Booth chucks a bag over to Bones and it lands on her legs. Camera cuts and now it's up by her chest. (00:07:15)

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Two Bodies in the Lab - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Booth, Hodgins, and the police are gathered outside the abandoned building and are discussing tactics. Booth has a medal around his neck. It pops in and out of his jacket between shots. (00:37:00)

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Two Bodies in the Lab - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Bones holds up a bunch of keys about halfway through. Her grip changes on the keys instantly. (00:22:35)

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Two Bodies in the Lab - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: After Bones and Booth have a little argument at the crime scene, Bones takes her Dictaphone out and starts taking notes. When doing so she is holding the Dictaphone vertically. Camera changes and now it is horizontal. (00:06:00)

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The X in the File - S5-E11

Factual error: The Roswell, New Mexico sheriff forces Bones to examine the body because it was found in his jurisdiction. But later in the episode, we learn that the body was found 2 kilometers from the border of Mexico. Roswell is not even in a county on the border of New Mexico much less one that borders Mexico. In fact the closest border to Roswell between the US and Mexico would be in Texas - hours drive away. The Roswell sheriff would have no jurisdiction.

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Dr. Temperance Brennan: I've never gotten a B and I never will.
Seeley Booth: That's my girl.

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The Goop on the Girl - S5-E10

Trivia: When Max and Temperence go out to lunch with Temperence's cousin Margaret, Max comments that the pair are "practically sisters," and later when Margaret meets Booth, Booth asks if she is Bones' sister. The actress playing Margaret is actually Emily Deschanel's sister, Zooey.

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