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

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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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Comments (48)

  • I love how they both broke near the end.

    Comment by Lynn – January 31, 2014 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beautiful.

    Comment by Babybop – January 31, 2014 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David and Emily are just the best aren’t they? :)

    Comment by 206episodesofBones – January 31, 2014 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And that is why Bones should be on TV FOREVER.

    Comment by Daisy – January 31, 2014 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I TOTALLY agree!!!!! :)
      That video was funny and cool.:) :)

      Comment by Daisy – January 31, 2014 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adorables

    Comment by Meg – January 31, 2014 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This content is currently unavailable… *sigh*

    Comment by Liz – January 31, 2014 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Use Media Hint on FF if you live outside US.

      Comment by Shaun – January 31, 2014 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you just solve a big problem to me so easily. thanks!

        Comment by iara – January 31, 2014 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how much they were both smiling and trying so hard not to laugh! Awesome job!! #bones

    Comment by Angie Baker (@angiemae1974) – January 31, 2014 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This content is currently unavailable

    Comment by Shannon – January 31, 2014 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ufff unavailable outside the US? why???

    Comment by Francecsa – January 31, 2014 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hilarious.

    Fun pair of actors.

    Comment by John NYC – January 31, 2014 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by John NYC – January 31, 2014 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Her sister is the New Girl not surprised they promotoed it.

    Comment by Sara – January 31, 2014 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I meant promoted. Sorry :)

      Comment by Sara – January 31, 2014 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, she literally said my sister’s show in the clip, Sara. :)

      Comment by Michelle – January 31, 2014 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love these guys and that is why they just announced a 10th season, because the cast rocks and the fans love BONES! :-)

    Comment by Louise – January 31, 2014 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, could they be any cuter? LOVE IT.

    Comment by O'Brien – January 31, 2014 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why doesn’t the clip show up?

    Comment by Sue H – January 31, 2014 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Lauri – January 31, 2014 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see it but I get a blank page!

    Comment by Bridgett – January 31, 2014 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Debby – January 31, 2014 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They could ad lib a whole episode and it would be outstanding. Certainly better than the crap Dave Thomas writes for them.

    Comment by Bridget – January 31, 2014 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this shows how much fun there must be on the set of this wonderful show!!

    Comment by Kathy Horn – January 31, 2014 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ruth ann – January 31, 2014 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 :)

    Comment by Smiley – January 31, 2014 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ASOLUTELY LOVE THESE TWO!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Comment by Gracie_Evil_Regal – January 31, 2014 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Linda – January 31, 2014 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This content is unavailable!!!!!!!!!!! waaaaaaaaahhhh

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

    Comment by Maleficent & Bones ♥ (@LaraCroft0143) – January 31, 2014 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • R U using Internet Explorer? Try Firefox…I used to have the same prob, not any more

      Comment by ru – January 31, 2014 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I dont live in Narnia and cant see it :(

    Comment by m – January 31, 2014 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate that I can’t watch it in Canada :(

    Comment by Nicole – January 31, 2014 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watched it on YouTube. Loved it.

    Comment by Sarah – January 31, 2014 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Leslie – January 31, 2014 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah, me too – Flash is dead, start using HTML5

      Comment by Dragonfly – February 2, 2014 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oookkaaaayyy, just a little bit corny……but what the hey

    Comment by ru – January 31, 2014 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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”.

    Comment by Ks – February 1, 2014 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love David’s enthusiasm saying “Only on FOX!” haha

    Comment by Lysh – February 1, 2014 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David & Emily are so great together. Good job you too. Bones should be on forever.
    We love you!

    Comment by Rita Sioros (@viggie4) – February 1, 2014 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Sam – February 1, 2014 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Jaimeson – February 2, 2014 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know if this aired on TV! Only on FOX, of course.

    Comment by Rita Sioros (@viggie4) – February 2, 2014 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by George Drury – February 2, 2014 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by barbara – February 3, 2014 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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