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This episode contains numerous overt and covert references to the rock band Led Zeppelin:
1) The victim shares a name (Richard Cole) with the man who served as Led Zeppelin's tour manager for the length of their career (excluding reunions). 2) The killer's weapon, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, is a guitar that Led Zeppelin's guitarist Jimmy Page has used extensively throughout his career. 3) The name of the fantasy camp's promoter/coordinator (Simon Graham) may be an amalgamation of the names Simon Kirke and Bill Graham. Simon Kirke is a drummer who was once rumored to have been in the running to replace the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Simon Kirke has also appeared as a counselor at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. Bill Graham was a famous rock concert promoter with whom Led Zeppelin's management had some physical conflicts.
4) Towards the end of the episode, Booth and Bones share a conversation about tickets for Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion. David Boreanaz (Booth) actually attended the Led Zeppelin reunion.
Angela: According to my dad, guitarists have this thing about their picks. Different materials make different sounds.
Hodgins: Brian May uses an English penny.
Queen guitarist Brian May actually uses an English sixpence coin, which is equivalent to six pennies, and hasn't been legal tender since 1980.
Goof: When the grouper spits out the skull, the skull has all of its teeth as it descends in the water. However, when it lands on the bottom of the tank, a tooth was missing from the center of the mouth. Then later when skull is being retreived by Brennan, all of the teeth are once again back in the skull.
Goof: When Booth and Brennan go to the aquarium to look for the murder weapon (a Lion fish) Dr. Stoddard says that "Bob" is their only Lion fish -- but right at the beginning of that scene, there's a shot of a Lion fish swimming in a tank filled with rocks and coral. Bob's tank didn't have any rocks or coral in it though.
Goof: Booth and Brennan don't let Officer Conway in on their undercover plot, yet they talk to her during the class reunion, which could easily reveal their true identities. That is unless they just expect Conway to know they're going undercover, which doesn't make much sense.
Back in the Season 3 episode "Boy in the Time Capsule" Brennan mentions that she had a crush on Andy Pfleuger (the shop teacher) back in high school when he was the varsity lacrosse captain. He was Brennan's Secret Santa, and taped a Brainy Smurf to her locker as her gift -- when he knew she had wanted Smurfette -- just to be cruel.
The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air they search at the end is actually a 1957. The door shot, the dash, the chrome strip on top of the rear fender all say 1957.
Nitpick: In the story Dr. Brennan and Booth told Sweets it appeared that Dr. Saroyan knew Dr. Brennan in the past. In fact, Dr. Saroyan encouraged Booth in seeking Dr. Brennan's expertise for help with the case. However, in episode 2x01 "The Titan on the Tracks" Booth clearly introduces both ladies, and they deny knowing each other.
This episode explains how Dr. Brennan determined Booth was a descendant of John Wilkes Booth, infamous assassin of Abraham Lincoln. Booth's relationship to this man was mentioned in 5x12 "The Proof in the Pudding."
The train station that the train arrives at, just as water comes rushing into the station, is a movie prop used in the "studio tour" at Universal Studios. On the tour, visitors ride through the subway station when an earthquake strikes.
Goof: While investigating with Sweets, Angela starts a remote desktop connection with a computer that received some love letters, indicating to Sweets that the IP address of the computer she's connecting to is 192.168.0.123. All 192.68.*.* addresses can only be accessed within their local networks though, so there's no way that Angela could have gained control of the computer she claims she did.
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.
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