The But in the Joke

Season 8, Ep 8, Aired 11/26/12
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  • Episode Description
  • A street artist who fell into his own glue while converting a billboard poses a challenge to the team when part of a dead comedian's body in his glue gets stuck on him. Booth goes undercover at a comedy club to identify suspects, and Angela is drawn to the artist.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Boreanaz

    Special Agent Seeley Booth

  • Emily Deschanel

    Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Michaela Conlin

    Angela Montenegro

  • Tamara Taylor

    Dr. Camille Saroyan

  • T.J. Thyne

    Dr. Jack Hodgins

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • comedy episode not funny.

    By sherriesim, Dec 13, 2013

  • amusing (on a # of levels) but stop inserting car commercials into the show

    By kyravon, Nov 13, 2013

  • weird episode

    By CristinaAlber, Nov 29, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Seth: You're the only person in the world who knows my secret identity.
      Angela: Okay, Batman.
      Seth: I'd appreciate it if you didn't tell anyone.
      Angela: Let me guess, you're keeping it pure, right? You want to make it about the art and not about the artist.
      Seth: Some things are easy to make fun of. Doesn't mean they're not important.

    • Fisher: I don't know if you're aware, but I do a bit of stand-up myself.
      Brennan: I imagine you are not very skilled at it as you are not a humorous person.
      Fisher: My routine is dark, disturbing and uncomfortable. Just the way a comedy show should be.

    • (Brennan activates the car's navigation system.)
      Brennan: Now we can relax, talk about interesting things.
      Booth: This is not how the cowboys settled this country.
      Brennan: The cowboys didn't have antibiotics. Do you also want to die from a skinned knuckle?
      Booth: Sometimes.
      Brennan: Cowboys didn't settle this country. Farmers did.

    • Seth: (at the Jeffersonian) Everyone here is this weird combo of smart and dumb.

    • Seth: (on drugs) Is that you, sweet chocolate angel?
      Cam: Oh, my God. What did you give him?
      Fisher: Some stuff for depression, mood swings, panic disorder …
      Cam: Okay. I don't want to know. What I heard: cup of chamomile tea.

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    Notes (4)

    • Additional Crew Credits: Jan DeWitt (Produced by), Kathy Reichs (Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author), Rick Millikan (Casting by), Pamella Phillips (Make-Up Department Head), Bernie Gough (Hair Department Head), Katie Barnard (Insert Coordinator), Mike Grasso (Police Technical Advisor), Mark Marcum (Video Playback).

    • Although credited as Morgan Delaney, the character played by Ralph Garman was called Morgan Donnelly within the episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 26th, 2012 on Global
      Slovakia: April 3rd, 2013 on JOJ

    • This is the third of four 'bonus' episodes filmed last season.

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