‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz Compared ‘Bones’ Scenes to ‘I Love Lucy’

by Megan Molseed
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It’s an iconic chapter in television history. One that has really only gotten better with time; inspiring many, many other television shows, as well as onscreen partnerships, couples, and friendships. Even, according to “SEAL Team” star David Boreanaz inspiring the partnership dynamic and the eventual relationship between Seeley Booth (Boreanaz) and Dr. “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) on the former FOX series, “Bones.” What is this historic piece of television history? Why, it’s the relationship between the fabulous and irreplaceable Lucille Ball and her husband Ricky, of course! As they portray Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the iconic television series, “I Love Lucy.”

The iconic comedy stylings of this unforgettable couple are contagious, and it has no doubt certainly withheld the test of time. From slapstick moments that we will never forget like the moment, Lucy tries to teach her Cuban husband, Ricky, how to pronounce words in a storybook. The results are some of television’s most hilarious one-liners as Ricky tries to decipher the difference between words such as “boughs,” “rough,” and “cough.”

“I Love Lucy” In the Morgue?

Momentus television scenes, for sure. However, can you imagine what the show would have been like had the charming and wildly funny cast of “I Love Lucy” was making this television history while performing autopsies on homicide victims? Well, neither can we, really…until you really consider the impact the iconic show has had on pretty much any buddy television show since. Even David Boreanaz thinks so. Especially when it comes to his popular FOX comedy-drama series “Bones.”

“”Bones” was like these small “I Love Lucy” skits in the forensic anthropology world,” Boreanaz joked in a recent interview with Parade Magazine. “It was such a fun show to be a part of.”

“Bones” premiered in 2005. The series starred David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth. His costar, Emily Deschanel portrayed the title character, Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan. The duo portrayed partners working together as investigators for a forensic investigation team.

According to Boreanaz, he and Deschanel worked very well together, balancing the straightlaced and sort of dry humor with the goofy and, as he puts it, “snarky” opposite. Much like Lucy and Desi did decades ago.

David Boreanaz Delivered The Comedy In “Bones”

“[Deschanel] could probably name all the bones. I still can’t” David Boreanaz joked of how his costar took on the logistical parts of the long-running comedy-drama series; while his duty was to keep things laid back as much as possible. For him, mastering the names of the bones wasn’t the important part, it was making sure his character was delivering his one-liners right on cue.

“That was my job,” Boreanaz grinned.

While Boreanaz has found success on the popular series “SEAL Team” since “Bones” ended a few years ago, he does note that fans of the anthropological procedural show have been asking about a possible reboot. Boreanaz’s answer is a simple one: he likes to focus on the present more than revisiting the past.

“I’m not much of a reunion guy. I work in the now,” the “SEAL Team” star said. “Emily would laugh if she were here, ’cause [she knows] that’s the way I am.”