Season 8 Episode 8

The But in the Joke

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions