You’ve probably seen this before, but on the off chance that you haven’t, you should take a look. So funny!
Okay, but in the spirit of April Fool’s, I thought it would be nice to discuss the humor used on BONES. We’ve talked before about how BONES doesn’t fit into the standard “Comedy” or “Drama” categories, I know I’ve said before that I really don’t like procedurals in general, and those statements are still true. Every once in awhile, I’ll see some sort of NCISCSI5-0L&O version of some sort of something or other, and I just shrug. It’s mostly not for me. I can’t connect to it. That doesn’t make it bad; it’s just not for me. But…Bones IS for me, and I love it.
And I think a large part of that, beyond the character development, is the humor. Man in the Bear was my ‘first’ fave episode, and “Where is my bear poop?!?” along with “The skin in the scat has a sun on it. What is that, a haiku?” are included in my fave quotes of all time.
I think David Boreanaz is as funny as he is anything else as an actor. It’s subtle in facial expressions and voice tone and sarcasm and it totally cracks me up. Likewise, Emily Deschanel is just killer with her deadpan portrayal of Brennan at times. The season six discussion of Venus being a rough neighborhood? That’s…it’s funny!! The other characters/actors are funny as well, of course, but there’s just something about Brennan and both her attempts to be funny (I can be quite amusing!, she brags!) and when she is funny without trying that crack me up big time.
I can’t think of a single episode that doesn’t make me laugh. I was thinking the other day about the hilarious scene between Sweets and Brennan in Bones that Foam (I think!) when they are ‘working’ on facial expressions of emotions. I love that DB directed that scene, too!
Lately, I’ve been noticing that moments in episodes make ME laugh, but not really anyone else who might be watching in the same room as me. It makes me wonder if I love the characters because they make me laugh -OR- if they make me laugh because I love them.
Does that make sense?
Enough from me…I want to hear from you! What episodes make you laugh the most? How important is it that there is levity to balance out the gravity of the situations? Which do you prefer: funny moments that break the tension in a serious case – OR – the lighthearted humorous cases? What are some of THE funniest quotes on the show? There are SO many, I couldn’t possibly even begin to list them. Of course…that’s where you come in!
So, I’ll ask again… What’s So Funny?
Peace, Love & Bones