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Bones: A Night at the Bones Museum

Brennan and Booth investigate when charred human remains are found on an electrical fence. The corpse is determined to be a mummified Egyptian royal on loan to the Jeffersonian exhibit, and when the exhibit curator is murdered, the team must look to their own to find the killer. Meanwhile, Brennan goes on a date with Booth's supervisor, and Sweets' girlfriend returns to the Jeffersonian.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: 5AKY05
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 2009
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Nov 05, 2009
NL (RTL 4) Feb 22, 2010


Guest Stars
Carla GalloCarla Gallo
As Daisy Wick
Diedrich BaderDiedrich Bader
As Andrew Hacker
Andy UmbergerAndy Umberger
As Steven Turnbull
Eli GoodmanEli Goodman
As Alexander Landau
Kasey MahaffyKasey Mahaffy
As Leland Frankel
Mozhan MarnĂ²Mozhan MarnĂ²
As Azita Jabbari
Main Cast
Emily DeschanelEmily Deschanel
As Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
David BoreanazDavid Boreanaz
As Special Agent Seeley Booth
Michaela ConlinMichaela Conlin
As Angela Montenegro
T.J. ThyneT.J. Thyne
As Dr. Jack Hodgins
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
As Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan
John Francis DaleyJohn Francis Daley
As Dr. Lance Sweets
Episode Notes
Aside from the "Pilot," this is the first episode title to depart from the typical title formula along the lines of "The (Something) in the (Something)."

Brennan became interested in being an anthropologist after watching the 1932 film The Mummy starring Lon Chaney.

Episode Quotes
Sweets: Dr. Saroyan, I'm having some serious problems with Daisy. Can I ask your advice?
Cam: No.
Sweets: No really.
Cam: Really. I have a 16-year-old and believe me, when it comes to dating advice I am batting a red hot zero.
Sweets: But, you've been through this like, a million times yourself.
Cam: Did you just call me old?
Sweets: Is that what it felt like?

Hodgins: The urine of a red-headed boy.
Cam: We need so much more than that.
Hodgins: From the swab of Dr. Kaswell's eye.
Angela: A red-headed boy peed on her eye?

Angela: Was Booth upset?
Brennan: Yes, I don't know why.
Angela: Brennan, this could screw up the natural order of things. And Booth wishes that you were going out with him.
Brennan: I drink with him all the time. But with Andrew, there's the potential for sex.
Angela: And not with Booth?

Sweets: Karloff was a genius. You could feel the mummy's pain, you know?
Angela: He was dead Sweets. He felt no pain.
Sweets: Emotional pain. That never dies.
Angela: Cheery thought. Thank you.

Sweets: (to Brennan) Wrong-ology. Keep your grubby anthro hands off my psych!

Daisy: Was I too hard on Lance?
Hodgins: Focus, Daisy.
Daisy: Okay. But you're a man. Lance is so cute, isn't he?
Hodgins: Yeah, that'd be a question for a woman.
Daisy: Someone that cute isn't malicious. He can't be.
Hodgins: You really don't need me for this conversation, do you?

Episode Goofs
Jack states that they didn't have redheads in Ancient Egypt. This is incorrect. Ramses II, considered by most to be the greatest pharaoh in Egyptian history, was a natural redhead.

Cam: I guess I'd be angry too if someone pulled my brain out through my nose and stuck it in a canopic jar.

Contrary to Cam's statement, the brain was often discarded by Egyptians, with only the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver saved in canopic jars.

Cultural References
Cam: I guess I'd be angry too if someone pulled my brain out through my nose and stuck it in a canopic jar.

Canopic jars were used by Egyptians to store organs they believed had a use in the afterlife. However, brains were not typically kept in jars but discarded due to the belief that they had no use in the afterlife; instead, the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver were kept in canopic jars.

Episode Title: A Night at the Bones Museum

The episode title is a take on the film, A Night at the Museum.

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