Bones

Season 8 Episode 8

The But in the Joke

21
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 26, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • comedy episode not funny.

    7.0
    Bones is normally funny, but for an episode about comedy, this failed to hit the mark.
  • amusing (on a # of levels) but stop inserting car commercials into the show

    5.0
    The overt product placement wherein the writers confuse plot and dialogue with a car commercial was revolting and knocks off half the stars for that.



    Otherwise I liked this episode more than usual. The body being superglued to a live human was simultaneously icky and hilarious. The reaction of the girlfriend upon hearing her boyfriend was dead - great. The wannabe Banksy was amusing, as was Angela's mid-mid-life crises over giving up her dreams of art for a steady paycheck and stability. The commentary on humor and the jokes were pretty funny and enjoyable.. (Seriously do try watching 3 Stooges on mute, it is supermoreless
  • weird episode

    7.0
    I am not being able to find the right words, I'll try to simply write my impression after I have just ended watching the epiosde. This episode kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. The only really funny thing was the things Seth said when lying on the table, the rest was weird and out of place. The strange Angela story, this thing with her unhappiness (what are the writers trying to tell us?, where will this lead us), and I have the impression that there was no chemistry between B&B at all in this episode. The episode didn't kind of shine. Even the case itself was weird with Fisher laughing and BOnes and the rest being irritated. What happened to this show??moreless
David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

Jay Paulson

Jay Paulson

Seth Zalinsky

Guest Star

Jeff Witzke

Jeff Witzke

Denny Bennet

Guest Star

Joe O'Connor

Joe O'Connor

Larry Barron

Guest Star

Joel David Moore

Joel David Moore

Colin Fisher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • 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.

    • Angela: (after she gets a ticket) Shouldn't I just pay the fine and get on with my life? (Hodgins scoffs) What?
      Hodgins: Where is the spark plug that I married?
      Angela: The spark plug you married conducted an unfettered sex life and-and never lived anywhere for more than a couple of years. You want her back around?
      Hodgins: There's really no way to answer that without making you mad.

  • 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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