After last week’s Clark and Brennan interactions in Male in the Mail, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few times Brennan just…destroyed someone…without even knowing it. Be advised that this is one of the qualities I mostly like about her, so this post is meant to be complimentary. It’s what Sully described as “The sauce…the zing,” and he liked it about her too. It’s not so much that she goes out of her way to dis people; it’s just that when she is herself, the lesser awesome are sometimes left in her wake. Again, this is a compliment, haha. So without further ado, here are a few moments where Brennan has made me laugh big time…just by being herself. And…if her actions make Booth all uptight and what not, well, that’s just even better for me.
1. I don’t mean that your feelings are tiny; I mean that you have feelings about being tiny. The Girl in Suite 2013: Season Two
This is one of the first “AH, I cannot believe she just said that, but she’s kind of right, so it makes sense, and I think Booth is about to have a coronary…and surprisingly, THAT is kind of fun. Okay, this show actually makes me laugh. Good times.” moments. I was thinking the other day about Maggots in the Meathead, how Hart Hanson outright laughed at the idea that fans thought they were doing some homage to Jersey Shore. It was a total joke, was what he was saying. But…if Brennan takes Jersey Shore seriously, then…the joke is on her, right? That’s ‘the line’ for me, so to speak, in terms of what I think is funny. Is Brennan funny, or is the joke on her? In this season one instance, she was just plain funny.
2. “Amen, Monsignor, Amen”. “Thanks, Steve”: Knight on the Grid, Season Three
This is another example of her being funny without even trying. Booth wants to reverentially defer to His Holiness, but Brennan takes Steve at his word and calls him by his name. Booth shakes his head, but perhaps he actually likes that about her. Or maybe that’s just me….haha.
3. “There is intelligence, which I have. And Mr. Nigel- Murray, and Sweets, even though his is so misdirected as to be meaningless.” Science in the Physicist- Season Four
It is a backhand compliment, to be sure, as Sweets attests. But it also makes me laugh, so it makes the list!
4. “He’s quite skittish when the subject of sex comes up.” Foot in the Foreclosure, Season Five
“No, I don’t,” Booth claims right away, but neither Brennan nor Pops believes him, which is great. I love how real Brennan is with Pops—not that she is the type to be fake around people, even people she might want to impress/be nice to for Booth’s sake, but she is just herself, taking Booth’s fries and correcting Pops on his anatomic colloquialisms.
5. “You should be more observant, Dr. Edison” Male in the Mail- Season Seven
Haha, poor Clark! He can never quite catch a break, and like in Con Man in the Meth Lab, Brennan just absolutely wrecks him with the matter of fact way she is just so sexy around him. Good times.
Okay, enough from me. What are some other moments you love where Brennan is awesomely herself? The scientific greatness to Mr. White in Proof in the Pudding? Sully and basketball? I know there are more, so sound off in the comments below…they are open!
Peace, Love & Bones,