Title: Bones
Year: 2005–2017
Actors: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley
Genre: Comedy, Criminal, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Viewing method: Selected episodes

Why in Database: Turtle elements appear in nine episodes of the series Bones, described below:

The first mention is made in The Baby in the Bough (Season 3, Episode 12), in dialogue about Cayman Islands.

– What do you know about the Cayman Islands?
– Great diving. You know, lots of sea turtles.

In Yanks in the UK (season 4, episode 1) we have a reference to Ninja Turtles, one of the characters (Sweets) tells another about an episode from his childhood, the main element is fact that a kid living next door had a vehicle from the ninja turtles, the Party Wagon.

When I was ten, the kid next door had a turtle party wagon. It’s an accessory for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures. It’s a toy.

In The Predator in the Pool (season 5, episode 18), one of the characters, Hodgins, describes what he has on a tray (which is not very visible) containing crime scene items, and mentions sea turtles feces.

I believe this is some sort of sea turtle feces, a rusty paper clip, and the broken spine of a lionfish.

In The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle (season 5, episode 19) there is a mention of a tortoiseshell as a material from which a guitar pick can be made.

My dad uses a Nicaraguan Cordoba. Some guys use tortoise shells or shark’s tooth.

In The Finder (season 6, episode 19) there is a song by James McMurtry, named Bayou Tortue. Fragment of lyrics is below:

Got a idea tell you what let’s do
Let’s go out to that place on the Turtle Bayou
We’ll maybe get lucky, maybe get shot
It couldn’t be half of the trouble I got
Turtle Bayou turn around

In The Prisoner in the Pipe (season 7, episode 7), at the very beginning, the father encourages/persuades the doughter to use the toilet on her own. She says what she would like “as a reward”, mentioning a brown cat and a turtle.

I want a brown cat and a turtle!

In The Geek in the Guck (season 10, episode 4) the snapping turtle is mentioned in both its Latin and English names as an explanation for some of the injuries seen on the found corpse. As a result, he appears in several dialogues throughout the episode.

– Who would cut out somebody’s eyes, nose, lips and ears?
– A Chelydra serpentina. It’s no psycho killer, it’s just an eastern snapping turtle having a little snack.

– She’s right, the arms were torn off.
– Well, don’t blame the turtle for that.

You’re just in time for us to put back what the turtles snapped away.

– Nearly all of these wounds are perimortem.
– So we can rule out turtles.

In The Head in the Abutment (season 11, episode 19) the turtle appears in exactly the same context as in the previous episode described above. With both Latin and English names, the snapping turtle is mentioned, it is considered the source of most injuries.

– Well, the fish definitely made a few nibbles here and there, but I think most of the damage I’m seeing is done by Chelydra serpentina.
– That would be the eastern snapping turtle, loser.
– Yeah, that’s what I said, cheater.

The last mention is in The Final Chapter: The radioactive Panthers in the Party (season 12, episode 10) where Booth, the main character, tells another character, a younger agent, that he is driving like a turtle.

– You’re like a turtle behind the wheel. You’re like
– What?
– a turtle.

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