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In this episode, it's revealed that Cam really doesn't like spiders.
Angela used the exact phrase "the proof in the pudding" in the season 2 episode "The Truth in the Lye" as she was making a reference to a deteriorated body that was found in a tub full of corrosive household cleaning products.
It is revealed that Seeley Booth is a descendant of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. But since John Wilkes Booth never got married and never had any kids, Seeley could only be a collateral descendant of his at best.
Goof: When Booth gets the print from the cinder block, the tape he uses and holds up is smudged with dust and you barely see the print. Then the camera switches to a close up of the tape, which is now clean on the edges and showing a clear print.
After finding out that the blood on the cinder block they found outside Ursula's "space age" trailer apparently wasn't Ursula's, the Jeffersonian team never actually stated whose blood it was. This is especially odd because Brennan stated that they needed to analyze the blood. It can be assumed that the blood was Delmy Polanco's since he used the bloody cinder block to break into Ursula's trailer, but this fact was never stated.
Goof: In the scene where Booth and Brennan perform an MRI on the remains, the metal (Booth's gun) isn't attracted to the MRI magnet until the machine is turned on. In reality, the magnet in an MRI machine (just like any other typical magnet) is always working, even when the machine is not powered up.
The man in the Rocketship 7 photo that Booth points out in the diner as Dave Thomas is historically accurate. Dave Thomas is David Boreanaz's (Booth's) father. His real name is David Thomas Boreanaz, but he used the stage name Dave Thomas (later changing it to Dave Roberts). The elder Boreanaz hosted the children's show Rocketship 7 on WKBW in Buffalo from 1962-1978, before relocating to Philadelphia to become a local weatherman at WPVI.
In the opening scene the camera pans in on an area with flags flying outside it. Among the flags is the Canadian flag, which is normally only hosted in cities and towns in the U.S. which are very close to the Canadian border.
In-joke: The likeness (or lack thereof) between Temperance and her second cousin Margaret is hinted at several times during the episode. In real life, Emily Deschanel (Temperance) and Zooey Deschanel (Margaret) are sisters.
When Sweets is checking the YouTube rant, he pauses it to talk to bones and booth. When his phone rings, however, we see a shot of the screen again, and the guy on the video sits back with a look of disgust, as if his rant is disturbed by the phone call.
The box of wine Fisher brings to the Avatar line is from Dunwood Winery, which is the winery owned by Charlie Dunwood, the murderer in the Season 4 episode "The Critic in the Cabernet."
Brennan asserts (and Booth doesn't disagree) that because Dougie Seeger was autistic, he didn't care that someone else took credit for the Punky Kong record he broke (and thus his heart wasn't broken either). People with Autism do have emotions though, and they do care about things, they just have trouble expressing and communicating how they feel.
After this episode aired, the fictional Punky Pong game featured in the episode became available online for real-life play in the Bones section of Fox's website.
There's no reason for Angela to get mad at Sweets, Hodgins, and Fisher when they are watching a preview of the movie Avatar on her monitor. Angela was watching the movie The Mummy on her monitor with Cam (for non-work-related reasons), in the episode "A Night at the Bones Museum."
There is a heavy focus on the upcoming film Avatar in this episode. Joel David Moore (Fisher) is featured in the movie, which comes out in theaters on December 18th.
Goof: When Booth and Pops are having dinner in his apartment, a fork can be seen in Booth's hand while the camera is focusing on Pops. As the camera switches angles and focuses on Booth, the fork is suddenly gone from Booth's hand, and his hands are together in front of him. When the camera jumps back to focus on Pops, Booth is all of a sudden holding the fork again.
While visiting Booth, Booth's grandpa Hank (played by Ralph Waite) starts a fire in Booth's kitchen while he's away, and blames it on a faulty stove.
On the episode "Faith" of CBS's NCIS, which aired a few weeks later (on December 15th), show star Leroy Gibbs' father Jackson (also played by Ralph Waite) comes to visit his son and starts a fire in his living room, and blames it on the sooty fireplace flue.
Goof: As Brennan, Booth and Novarro inspect the drain grating in the basement of the gold exchange, Booth is initially shown wearing his black Vans. However, during a closeup shot of the grille, he (or a stand-in) is wearing black leather dress shoes.
Angela: In order to eat that thing you're gonnna have to dislocate your jaw, like an articulated python.
The correct name for the snake is reticulated python, not articulated python.
Wendell and Hodgins are wearing very similar shirts when they are heading to the car in the parking garage, on their way to look for fingertips.
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