Monday, October 20, 2008

King of the Lab - Trivia

Hart Hanson has admitted that many of the characters in the show, especially the scientists, are rooted in people he actually knows. Others have noticed naming similarities that may also be in part based off some real people, but in at least one instance there is a definite connection between a character name and the name of a real person.

This is a very hard question to ask with the appropriate balance between too much and too little detail...

Someone who has been involved in the show over all 4 seasons has seen his or her name used verbatim in an episode. Can you name this person and the character/episode where the name is used?

12 comments:

Leanne said...

Steve Beers is the name Witness Protection gave Vince McVicar the hitman from Woman in Limbo. He's also an exec-producer.

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Had a bad typo I needed to fix.

Dang, Leanne was quick!

I know Hodgins was named after a Canadian writer who is a friend of HH (I THINK). The writer is somewhat amused/irritated that when he googles himself he gets more results for the fictional version of himself.

Wendy said...

Yes, Leanne is quick, and correct!

Trish said...

In Season 2's episode "The Killer in the Concrete", the bones they find in the beginning belong to a Billy Ray McKenna. Billy Ray McKenna is the costume supervisor for that same episode.

Trish said...

Bugger, didn't notice that Leanne had already gotten it. Congrats Leanne.

Wendy said...

Someone else sent me an email about BRM, however...I did say it was someone involved in all the seasons of Bones. Steve Beers has been an Exec Prod since the beginning, BRM only started with the show at the beginning of season 2 :)

Tracie said...

I got another one for ya.

Kim Kurland is the Director of Photography at FOX and in the episode "Aliens in a Spaceship" the AUSA was named Kim Kurland.

Jamie said...

Um, Kathy Reichs? "The Bodies in the Book."

Wendy said...

Mm, good one, Tracie!

Jamie - that's a fictional character in the fiction, within the fiction that is the show. That's not a 'real' Bones character, pfft! :)

Trish said...

Wendy, thanks for point of clarification. I fell into that reader's trap of missing words like the word "all".

Having been away from this site for several weeks now dealing with some personal matters, I must say that it's so nice to be able to get back. You continue to do a fabulous job with this site and it is very informative for the rest of us who are also "obsessed with bones" as well as very entertaining.

Thanks Wendy!

P.S. I have a question for you. Being from Maine, I have often wondered what the connection to Maine is with this show. It is mentioned quite often much to my delight. Any idea?

Wendy said...

Thank you very much for that, Trish :) I'm really glad you enjoy it.

As for the Maine question...I may kick myself later (and then blame hormones) but I'm drawing a total blank at the moment on the connection to Maine.

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