The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Season 5, Ep 4, Aired 10/8/09
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  • Episode Description
  • When human remains are found at the site of a block party, Brennan and Booth are called in to investigate. Sweets is called in for help when the politics and scandals of the neighbors link everyone with some type of motive. Meanwhile, Booth's son Parker tries to find him a girlfriend.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

  • John Francis Daley

    Dr. Lance Sweets

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • good all around episode mixed with phyc. vs anthrapology, a wild look at the burbs, and parker trying to get his dad a women.

    By DrAtlantis79, Oct 11, 2009

  • I cannot say it was bad episode, no, but I most say, it was not the best either...

    By Parricida, Oct 11, 2009

  • Fun episode..

    By jared85, Oct 13, 2009

  • A funny, amusing, though kind of confusing main storyline. Some very entertaining subplots. A remarkable episode.

    By m00nystar, Oct 11, 2009

  • Another good one

    By vicky24c, May 23, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Booth: It takes a village, Bones! Bones: Wh- I ... I beg your pardon? Booth: A village. To raise a kid properly. It takes a village. Bones: Well metaphorically. It doesn't mean we all must grow up in hamlets of eight hundred people or less. Booth: Thanks, um ... will you be my village? Bones: Huh? Booth: I- I need Parker to know that I lead a full and rewarding life. Bones: But, you don't. Booth: What? Yes, I do. Bones: No, you don't. You work too much, you don't socialize, all of which prevents you from having a full sex life.

    • Bones: You want to know if I'll help you fool your son into thinking your life is gratifying? Booth: Yeah. Will you do it? Bones: Well ... how? Booth: Come to dinner with us. Have fun, laugh at my jokes. Bones: That might actually turn out to be fun, thus becoming a self-fulfilling desire. Booth: Right. So, you'll do it? Bones: Yes, I will be your hamlet of eight hundred people or less. Booth: My village. Bones: Wh- was being amusing. You should laugh at my jokes, too. Booth: I'm laughing, on the inside.

    • Booth: You seriously believe all that hoo-hah? Brennan: Well- it's anthropology, so yes! Sweets: Wrong-ology. Keep your grubby anthro-hands off my psych.

    • Sweets: Parker is transitioning from latent, to genital. At the genital stage, he's learning to identify with his gender parent -- that's you. He's looking at you to see his sexual future. Booth: How do I get him to stop? Sweets: My advice is to let him see you interact with a woman. Booth: Easy! Sweets: No, not sexually, socially. Show him you're comfortable with women, so he can learn to be the same way. Booth: Okay. (walks out of his office) Sweets: Okay. Just like that? You're taking my advice? Booth: No, I just don't want to talk to you about it anymore. Sweets (pulls out the chair to sit): Wait, this isn't my office. (walks out)

    • (Cam enters Sweets' office unannounced) Sweets: No, no, no, no. You can't just walk in here- Cam: Arastoo Vaziri, our Muslim intern? He's been faking his accent. At first I go where everyone else goes, you know? Terrorist! Sweets: Wouldn't a terrorist fake not having an accent? Cam: Is it crazy or just weird? Weird I can deal with, but crazy ... (shakes her head, and stands up to leave) Sweets: Wait, what do you want me to do? Cam: Oh, crazy is your department. (leaves the room)

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    Notes (2)

    • International Air Dates: United Kingdom: October 29th, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD Australia: November 8th, 2009 on Channel Seven Sweden: December 6th, 2009 on TV3 Spain: January 8th, 2010 on Fox France: January 27th on M6 Latin America: February 3rd, 2010 on Fox Norway: February 18th, 2010 on TV3 Finland: September 18th, 2010 on Sub Slovakia: September 22nd, 2010 on JOJ Germany: September 30th, 2010 on RTL Czech Republic: March 24th, 2011 on Prima

    • Featured Music: "Liliko'i Lover" by The Rising Tide (during the opening scene) "The Good Life" by Frank Sinatra (when Booth is in the cul-de-sac taking notes on the suspects' alibis)

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: When Cam goes up to the platform (while on the phone with Booth and Brennan) she swipes her card through the reader to enter. It can cleary be seen that the magnetic strip of her card does not go trough the reader though, as she swiped it the wrong way...but she is still allowed access to the platform.

    Allusions (2)

    • Bob: But I mean, what do you do? Preach abstinence? Doesn't work in Alaska, why would it work on Verbena Court? This is an allusion to the much-televised news story about former Governor Sarah Palin's teenage daughter who was discovered as being pregnant during Palin's run for Vice President, despite Palin's much-touted belief that simply telling teenagers to stay abstinent is enough in terms of sex education for minors.

    • Booth: Come on. Young, hot suburban gardner? Bored suburban housewives? This is a reference to the ABC television show Desperate Housewives, which is about a group of suburban housewives, and has included a "hot suburban gardener" that got entangled in the affairs of one of the housewives -- which is what Booth is suggesting here.

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