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Bones Opens Season 6 with Special Shout-Outs To Fans

In Bones, Shep's Thoughts, The Roundup, Uncategorized on September 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

A sweet thing happened in the season 6 premiere of Bones that you may not have noticed. To the average viewer nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Booth and Brennan solved a case, there was plenty of unresolved sexual tension and the occasional line that made you laugh out loud. It was Bones as usual.

What you may have missed were the writers of Bones giving some special shout-outs to their fans. I’m talking about more than just addressing fan concerns like Brennan’s seemingly inconsistent fear of snakes and the fact that Booth never wears his seatbelt in the car. No, the writers of Bones threw in a couple sweet moments that were not only for the fans, they were BY the fans.

Exhibit A:
In the reunion scene, as Caroline explains the lack of interns, she mentions that Vincent Nigel Murray won a million dollars on Jeopardy and is travelling the world.

The Story Behind It:
Shortly before The Death of The Queen Bee episode, Bones fan @BonesJonsing on Twitter changed her avatar to her high school senior portrait in honor of Brennan’s high school reunion. She asked executive producer Hart Hanson to do the same, and soon all Bones fans joined the crusade. The campaign took off and soon major Bones players on Twitter were involved in the fun. Executive producer, Stephen Nathan, Stephen Fry (Gordon Gordon Wyatt), and Kathy Reichs were just a few of the nearly 500 people who brought back fond memories of their school days.

Seeing the immense popularity that the campaign had garnered, Bones fans @BonesJonsing and @birdgirl33 conceived the idea to take everyone’s pictures and make an actual year book. Some of the most dedicated Bones fans on Twitter ( @thnx4thegum, @colleenmcpinto, @ChoeBe and @Rayne73) worked to produce it. In addition to adding everyone’s pictures, they created superlatives for several of the characters, like this one:

Superlative Courtesy of @ColleenMcPinto

Less than an hour after the line had been uttered by Sweets, Hart Hanson confirmed to GiveMeMyRemote’s Marisa Roffman that yes, it was a nod to the Bones yearbook.

Exhibit B:
When Booth is giving Brennan the list of things she has to achieve now that they’re back, he adds “Round up your Squinterns.”

The Story Behind It:
If you ever check out Bones on twitter, you may have seen the term “squinterns” being used before. It’s just a simple combination of squints + interns, but the term itself was coined by long-time Bones fan, Sarah Curtis ( @seeleybaby, @sarahinprint). Last August she tweeted Hart Hanson asking if the “squinterns” would be back this season. Below is Hanson’s reply:

Using fan created nicknames and nods to projects that the fans worked tirelessly on is a simple way to slip a little something, something in for the die-hard, vocal fans of the show.

Hart Hanson always says to those vocal fans that “he’s listening.” Well, he just proved it.

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8/12/10:Bones Roundup

In Bones, The Roundup on August 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Here’s the Bones stuff you guys NEED to see from yesterday, 8/12/10. This would have been up sooner but I went to a Ke$ha concert. Also, I’m a sheep without opposable thumbs. Anywho, scoop this:

He’s Making us SQUINT Again
Hart Hanson gives fans a unique perspective from behind the cameras, showing us the beautiful Michaela & Tamara.

One Upsmanship
Josh Levy, Hart’s fantastic assistant tweets a perfectly orchestrated shot of Booth, Brennan & Assistant Editor CJ.

Science Chicks Are Hot
The popculture site that “plays for your team” AfterEllen.com listed Angela Montenegro #2 on their list of 16 Lesbian and Bisexual Badasses We Love. She may be married to Hodgins, but as Paris Hilton would say: “That’s Hot.”

War of the Words
As those of you on Twitter know, putting @ in front of someone’s username, allows to send a tweet to said person, and it then shows up in 2 places: on your profile page & in the @ replies section of the person you’re talking to . These are the ONLY two places that it appears. So what do you do if you want to reply to someone and have it show in the Twitterfeed of all your followers? There are a few ways to do this, but a quick and easy fix is to put a . in front of the “@” symbol. That’s the background for the following tweets between Hart Hanson & Give Me My Remote’s Marisa Roffman.

WARNING! Spoilers Ahead!

Two Words: Thank God
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello broke the news that Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will not be appearing on Bones due to problems negotiating a contract with MTV. Personal guess? Bones didn’t have the budget to cover that much hair gel. I mean have you seen the price of some of that stuff? Got2B shelling out some serious moolah to keep that hair up. Regardless, here’s the official coverage from Ausiello himself & then Give Me My Remote’s take on (pardon the pun) The Situation. Click the tweets for links!

Where’s Booth’s Unit Embedded These Days?
Fancast’s Matt Mitovich posted his exclusive video interview with David Boreanaz and asked the question that has been on the tips of many fans tongues.

That’s all she wrote… but if you liked it, bookmark us and tell your friends! 🙂

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8/10/10: Bones Roundup

In Bones, The Roundup on August 11, 2010 at 4:23 am

Need the Bones Scoopage from today? Here’s what you missed. Ahoy the spoiler boat.

From Matt Mitovich’s Big Scoop at Fancast.com:

‘Bones’ is doing a ‘Jersey Shore’-inspired episode? Say it ain’t so! – Beverly
‘Tis so, but hear me out: This could be fun. You’ll not only lay your ears on a house mix of the ‘Bones’ theme as Brennan and Booth hit the clubs to investigate a guido dubbed The Terror, but you’ll also see Temp – who is fascinated by the “mating” rituals of this crowd – labor to adopt all of the requisite slang, yo.

Give Me My Remote’s Marisa Roffman tweeted her 17,000th tweet and led readers to another interview with Bones creator, Hart Hanson. You can read the full article here, but I have to applaud the answer Hanson gives to the question below. It’s like reading Inception. That man can dance around spoilers the way Joseph Gordon-Levitt can float around a hallway.

I’m actually really fascinated by the fourth episode, where Brennan investigates a body that resembles her own. Is this going to be a literal thing, or is this something that’s manifesting in her mind or subconscious and she’s projecting herself on the remains? What can you tease about the episode?
HH: [pause] It’s not crazy that she looks at this person and thinks, Oh my God, this is me. It’s not crazy. It’s strange for the show. I don’t know if we’re going to do the thing I was about to say, because if we don’t do it, I don’t want [everyone] to say I lied. But here’s something that was interesting to me that led to this episode — which we may or may not do literally. But I thought, Sweets says something psychological and Brennan says, “I don’t know what that means.” And you think, Why? The language is perfectly clear! Why don’t you know what that means? And I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting to hear what she hears when he speaks? And that led to this episode that is told totally through her eyes and ears, what she sees and hears. And it’s just a little bit different from what the omniscient camera sees, the objective seer. We’ll do a subjective episode [for that hour]. And I haven’t told anyone else that.

Ever the tease, Hanson tweeted this photo of his injured hand showing off his cool band-aids that he received from fans at Comic-Con.

Hanson Gives Spoilers The Finger

He did, however, confirm that fan favorite Pej Vahdat will be returning as Arastoo Vaziri.

Hanson confirms Pej Vahdat's return in Season 6

Not to be outdone, Matt Mitovich returns with some casting scoop about the aforementioned Jersey Shore episode:

On board for the episode – in which Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of a fitness guru named Ritchie “The V” Genaro – is ‘General Hospital‘ star Lisa LoCicero, Fancast has learned. Click here to read the full scoop on who the General Hospital bombshell will be playing!

Finally, with just one day (and not even a whole one at that) on Twitter, Bones’ Josh Berman leaked this fun tidbit.

Wedding bells for Bones? Keep Dreaming.

That’s what you missed! Want to make sure you’re in the loop, for next time?

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