I don’t know about you, but I could use some cheering up these days, BONES-wise. Not that I’m unhappy with the show or anything; but I have just noticed that most of my posts lately are kind of reflective of the beautiful angst that seems to be permeating from each episode. But in light of last week’s Maggots in the Meathead, I decided to take a look at five episodes in which Brennan completely cracks me up. Sounds easy, right? Well, I found it impossible to choose. I just cannot deny Brennan her moments! So, here we have the top TEN episodes in which Brennan makes me laugh big time. I hope you’ll find at least one you agree with and that you’ll join in with a comment of your own, weighing in on my choices and adding your own!
(in chronological order)
1. The Man in the Wall
“Let’s just say, your boss inhaled”, and let’s just say…I laughed. I love the way Brennan sort of manhandles Booth at the crime scene, but is kind of clueless to it and the way she rushes over to Zack, so happy to see him. And it’s funny when Booth is annoyed that Tessa left and Angela and Brennan get all girly on him. It’s kind of deliciously grotesque when she puts on that human hand skin-glove and I always laugh when she changes the music in Booth’s SUV. Yes!
2. The Girl in Suite 2103:
“See…even you don’t want to say anything to hurt his tiny feelings. I don’t mean that your feelings are tiny; I mean that you have feelings about being tiny.”
Brennan completely cracks me up in this episode. She’s so blatantly her with Alex from the State Department, to the outrage of Booth (I’m sensing a trend. Maybe I find her most funny when Booth is horrified. I’ll take it). But she’s also funny at the beginning of this episode when Booth is humming in the elevator (due to his new/renewed deal with Cam), and again later when a waitress flirts with Booth and she rolls her eyes at his returned smile.
3. The Girl with the Curl
AH! You guys, hahahahaha! Brennan is just perfect. I mean, she makes mistakes, obviously (as she would say), but in this episode, I can’t help but laugh a lot. What is so endearing about her is that she is so genuine. She knows the truth and has to share it with these girls. “It’s a Darwinian pressure you’re too young to bear.” Haha, enter Booth (in his gray suit). He literally picks her up off the ground. One of the young girls says, “You have huge muscles.” And he just says thanks and asks Brennan if she learned anything? Her response? “Yeah, I learned about cankles.” Awesome.
4. Death in the Saddle
You all know that my all time favorite Brennan is when she tries to tell jokes. I adore it. So of course I love when in this episode, she does actual research on horse jokes. “Hay…is for horses.” Check her out, using improv! Though she’s a little annoyed that Booth already knows the answers, which is typical and funny too.
But the best is in the elevator later… “Giddy-up!”
Hahaha, poor Booth.
5. The Baby in the Bough:
This episode is one of my all time favorites, but for some reason I don’t watch it much. I have no idea why; I really should watch it a lot more. It has one of my all time favorite Booth and Brennan moments, when Brennan tells Booth he should care for the baby, as he’s the ‘baby-daddy’. Booth is like WTF does that mean and then tells her she can be the ‘daddy-mommy’. Um…okay! Haha! What does THAT even mean? It’s such a throw-away part that it almost feels like improv. Who knows? But even apart from that, Brennan just brings the funny in this episode. “A prime number”, “Elephants are not purple; this is wrong,”, “Just because I have breasts doesn’t mean that I have magical powers over infants”, “I sent an intern who apparently loves bears which in reality would devour a small child.” But of course… “Phalanges! Dancing Phalanges, Dancing Phalanges!” is just the all time best!
6. The Science in the Physicist:
I know a lot of people don’t like this episode, but for some reason, I just adore it. I think maybe because Brennan’s in her element and it just puts Booth on edge. Either way, she really makes me laugh. I love when she gets this fun little ‘share a joke with me’ smile on her face about catching Jennifer and Milton with Booth. Booth is kind of prudish, though he denies it. She says, “Well, you have what they would call ‘hang-ups’.” Ha!
She’s so sweet! And I love when she touches Booth’s face after he gets punched. But I always laugh a ton when at the end of the episode, she keeps saying the wrong thing. It’s funny because she KNOWS she’s saying the wrong thing…to Booth at least.
7. The Double Death of the Dearly Departed:
This is the only one on the list that also showed up on the top five episodes where BOOTH cracks me up. Confession: I still don’t really like this episode. I think it’s really funny in spots, and in other parts, it’s way over the top. But for the parts I love, like, “Booth we are talking about translation!” and this gem…
…I can’t help but laugh a lot.
8. The Dwarf in the Dirt:
This is absolutely one of my all time favorite episodes ever. And it’s very serious in some parts, but Brennan mostly makes me laugh. I love how she laughs at the ‘sinkhole’ joke, and though her attempts at humor in the episode are basically attempts to ‘help’ Booth get back to his confident self, she’s still funny to me. In fact, because she’s so sweet about it, (as long as I don’t have to shave my head!), I love her even more.
The two parts that always really make me laugh though are when she announces, quite succinctly, that she prefers good boys, and earlier when she calls out the fraud in the ring. “BOO!…Fraud! Look at his femurs!”
One cannot deny the femurs, BONES fans. We cannot.
9. The Foot in the Foreclosure:
I love Brennan in this episode, and she makes me laugh when she is with Booth and Pops. I particularly love when she insists that she has ovaries and when she also insists that Booth is skittish about sex. It’s fun to see Brennan and Pops kind of bully Booth, and of course he reacts. But what always makes me laugh is when Brennan is on the phone with Pops and she tells Booth that, “He says shut up and don’t be late.” She’s so awesome!! I love when she closes the phone and talks trash with Booth about kicking his butt at dominoes. Woo!
10. Maggots in the Meathead
You guys…are you even KIDDING ME with this episode? Normally I turn off the internet when I’m watching an episode. I like it to be just me and the ep. But when Brennan said, “Eureka! A gathering of guidos!”, I had to get on my Twitter account and add that it was #WhyIWillNeverStopWatching. Brennan can be funny in other ways, but her genuine sincerity in her work is absolutely delightful to me. I laughed a lot! Emily Deschanel is a comic genius!
Okay, so there are ten to get the discussion started. Please weigh in below with agreements/disagreements and your own additions of course! When I come back tonight, I want to be able to say, “Eureka! A gathering of comments!” Haha.
Peace, Love & Bones,