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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 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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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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Bodies in the Book - S2-E15

Trivia: The plotline of this episode is based on copycat murders drawn from Bones' books. The fictitious heroine in the book is named Kathy Reichs: Reichs is the forensic anthropologist upon whose life the character Temperance "Bones" Brennan (the character in her books and this series) is based.

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The Girl with the Curl - S2-E7

Trivia: The pageant where the girl was kidnapped from was taking place at the Hyperion Hotel. That was the same name of the hotel in the show Angel, David Boreanaz's previous show.

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Judas on a Pole - S2-E11

Trivia: The position of the bodies and in particular the arms of the two dead, corrupt FBI agents bear a remarkable resemblance to a full size painting that appears in Angela's throughout the first season and most of the second season of Bones - body upright, upper arms outstretched and forearms pointing down at a right angles.

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The X in the File - S5-E11

Trivia: At the diner in Roswell, Booth sees a picture of Dave Roberts, the host of the children's morning radio show "Rocketship 7", and mentions the show by name. Roberts is actually David Boreanaz's father.

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The X in the File - S5-E11

Trivia: This episode pays homage to The X Files, even using the X Files theme tune for a ring tone. It also features Dean Haglund, playing Blaine Miller who owns the alien themed cafe. Haglund also played Langley, one of the lone gunmen from The X Files.

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Trivia: Angela's middle name is Pearly Gates, a reference to the trademark guitar of ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, who, as a fictionalized version of himself, plays Angela's father.

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The End in the Beginning - S4-E26

Trivia: When Booth starts seeing Stewie Griffin (from Family Guy) because of his brain tumor, all of Stewie's dialogue was written by Seth MacFarlane.

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Player Under Pressure - S3-E11

Trivia: This episode's airing was postponed for almost a year following the Virginia Tech massacre. Coincidentally, a similar event happened to David Boreanaz almost exactly eight years earlier when the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode "Earshot" was postponed following the Columbine school massacre.

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The Gamer in the Grease - S5-E9

Trivia: Hodges, Sweets and Fisher are waiting to see the movie "Avatar." It's interesting to note that Joel Moore, who plays Fisher in Bones, plays the character of Norm Spellman, a scientist who has his own avatar in the movie.

Trivia: Throughout the show, almost all documents, including things that most people would just write on a Post-It note, are on the Jeffersonian Medico-Legal lab letterhead. That is very unusual behaviour for documents that are not official, legally-required. Day-to-day paperwork would be on regular, standard white blank pages. The cost of their fancy, logo letterhead being used all the time would be prohibitive in any other workplace.

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The X in the File - S5-E11

Trivia: Dean Haglund, who plays the restaurant owner in this episode, was one of the Lone Gunmen, Richard Langley, in the X-Files series itself.

The Teacher in the Books - S10-E12

Trivia: This episode heavily features the fact Dr. Brennan is now on Twitter. During the original run of the show, there was an active Twitter account in the guise of Dr. Brennan. The account features all the tweets and selfies we see Bones post in the episode, and during the airing of new episodes "Dr. Brennan" would be live tweeting about the show. However its unclear if it was Emily Deschanel tweeting or an employee of Fox. The account (which has been inactive since 2016) is viewable here https://mobile.twitter.com/DrBrennan?lang=en.

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The Man in the Wall - S1-E7

Trivia: In this episode, there is an Agent Oakes played by the actor Morris Chestnut. Morris Chestnut later got his own show where he played a character named Beaumont Rosewood Jr. who is a pathologist. This is set in the same universe as Bones because one of Dr. Brennan's interns, Daisy Wick, appears in Rosewood and mentions Dr. Brennan by name.

The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - S5-E4

Factual error: Near the end, the gang is using Luminol to check for blood on neighbourhood signs. Luminol won't work in broad daylight, they should have used a blue light filtering lens to enhance its visibility.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Dr. Temperance Brennan: What exactly am I supposed to be squinting at?
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The Woman in the Car - S1-E11

Question: Pickering is interviewing the team from the Jeffersonian. When she gets to Bones, she mentions someone's name and Bones rings a phone number and Pickering is told not to move and all her notes are to be destroyed. What is Bones' relationship to the person Pickering mentioned?

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Chosen answer: Pickering states the name "Juan Guzman" and during the run of the show we are never told who he is, or why Brennan had been in Cuba and met with this Juan Guzman. We don't know if there is any kind of "relationship" between Brennan and Guzman. A bit frustrating, but I like how this short scene shuts down Agent Pickering's entire review, and it hints at Brennan's career history and her level of security clearance.

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Thanks for the clarification. It's been a while since I watched the series start to finish. It also adds to show how much power Brennan actually has.

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