Exclusive: David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel Ad-Lib Their Way Through Bones Super Bowl Promo (and Score a Touchdown in the Process)

No one can accuse David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of being anything but 100 percent game.

The longtime Bones co-stars — without any prompting from Fox — went way off script while shooting a recent scene and crafted a promo that not only touts this Sunday’s Super Bowl, but also the Bruno Mars-headlined halftime show, and the special post-Bowl installment of New Girl featuring Prince, and this Friday’s all-new Bonesand their underdog lead-out Enlisted.

They did the whole thing sans a script and in under 40 seconds.

The results are below.

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  1. Lynn says:

    I love how they both broke near the end.

  2. Babybop says:


  3. 206episodesofBones says:

    David and Emily are just the best aren’t they? :)

  4. Daisy says:

    And that is why Bones should be on TV FOREVER.

  5. Meg says:


  6. Liz says:

    This content is currently unavailable… *sigh*

  7. I love how much they were both smiling and trying so hard not to laugh! Awesome job!! #bones

  8. Shannon says:

    This content is currently unavailable

  9. Francecsa says:

    ufff unavailable outside the US? why???

  10. John NYC says:


    Fun pair of actors.

    • John NYC says:

      Riffing off the embedded product pimping, so in this case starting with the SuperBowl, that’s been gaining traction across shows is terrific.

      That they could toss it back and forth so easily says a lot about their relationship as well.

  11. Sara says:

    Her sister is the New Girl not surprised they promotoed it.

  12. Louise says:

    I love these guys and that is why they just announced a 10th season, because the cast rocks and the fans love BONES! :-)

  13. O'Brien says:

    Seriously, could they be any cuter? LOVE IT.

  14. Sue H says:

    Why doesn’t the clip show up?

  15. Lauri says:

    Loved the ad-lib. These 2 work so well together! Not surprised that they could pull this off with the fact that they’ve been working together for…almost 10 years now? *gasps* Love that they let them air it with them almost cracking up, over-all it was amazing..as all Booth/Brennan encounters are :) Thanks!

  16. Bridgett says:

    Would love to see it but I get a blank page!

  17. Debby says:

    Bones fans are so lucky that David and Emily still get on so very well after all these years. It’s a rare thing these days in television so they should enjoy it while they can.

  18. Bridget says:

    They could ad lib a whole episode and it would be outstanding. Certainly better than the crap Dave Thomas writes for them.

  19. Kathy Horn says:

    this shows how much fun there must be on the set of this wonderful show!!

  20. Ruth ann says:

    Brennan and Booth were great, Love their humor and the fun they seem to have with each other, wonderful, wonderful show. Love Bones Show especially Brennan and Booth, your staff is great also. Sooooo happy for season 10 and hopefully more to come. You all do an awesome job.

  21. Smiley says:

    Have you seen the clip elsewhere where the guys from Enlisted break into the Bones set where David B is filming with a cake? It’s awesome and shows how much fun it must be to work on both these shows :)

  22. Gracie_Evil_Regal says:


  23. Linda says:

    That’s what I call real team players – cramming all those Foxy plugs into less than 40 seconds. It is further testament to how well they work together.

  24. This content is unavailable!!!!!!!!!!! waaaaaaaaahhhh

    Is this some kind of geographical discrimination???? oh well, I live in Narnia that’s why!! Go Bones :))

  25. m says:

    I dont live in Narnia and cant see it :(

  26. Nicole says:

    I hate that I can’t watch it in Canada :(

  27. Sarah says:

    Watched it on YouTube. Loved it.

  28. Leslie says:

    Any way I could convince y’all to post video clips in a format that plays nice with Android 4.4? I get the “plugin not supported” message.

  29. ru says:

    Oookkaaaayyy, just a little bit corny……but what the hey

  30. Ks says:

    I couldn’t see it either, maybe because I’m on a mobile device? If you can’t see it, try googling “bones Superbowl ad lib”.

  31. Lysh says:

    I love David’s enthusiasm saying “Only on FOX!” haha

  32. David & Emily are so great together. Good job you too. Bones should be on forever.
    We love you!

  33. Sam says:

    Nice to see, but they have plenty to be happy about. Recently renewed for a 10th season and with ratings good on Friday’s, they move back to Monday next year. Good for them!

  34. Jaimeson says:

    I loved the great interactions from both Emily and David, this the reason I can dealt with the sometime bad espiodes on Bones. Still able to get pass it because of these two great lead actors in this good to great tv series. Laughed at the point when David we should get the guys from Enlisted, because they have military cars and would get ther faster. Great job again to you guys

  35. Does anyone know if this aired on TV! Only on FOX, of course.

  36. George Drury says:

    Whoever it was that put David and Emily together for the Bones program is a super genius. The rest of the cast make the series the best on TV.

  37. barbara says:

    so glad bones renewed for another season hope it goes on beyond that tho. emily and david are such a perfect match. i luv the whole cast!!!!!! lol the show been on so long they are like family