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The Dwarf in the Dirt 

Booth, still suffering some lingering effects from his brain surgery, has to get re-certified for FBI marksmanship, but is not the accurate shot he was before going under the knife. ... See full summary »


Chad Lowe


Hart Hanson (created by), Kathy Reichs (inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Deschanel ... Temperance Brennan
David Boreanaz ... Seeley Booth
Michaela Conlin ... Angela Montenegro
Tamara Taylor ... Camille Saroyan
T.J. Thyne ... Jack Hodgins (as TJ Thyne)
John Francis Daley ... Lance Sweets
Stephen Fry ... Dr. Gordon Wyatt
Ryan Cartwright ... Vincent Nigel-Murray
Dan Castellaneta ... Officer Novarro
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Gidget Jones
David Norona ... Derek DaFonte (as David Noroña)
Wynn Everett ... Nicole DaFonte
Martin Klebba ... Todd Moore
Jeremiah Birkett ... George Alano (as Jeremiah W. Birkett)
Everette Wallin ... Carson


Booth, still suffering some lingering effects from his brain surgery, has to get re-certified for FBI marksmanship, but is not the accurate shot he was before going under the knife. Meanwhile, the team at the Jeffersonian investigates the remains of a little person discovered in a sinkhole. The victim, Bryce DaFonte, also known as "The Iron Leprechaun," competed in a popular wrestling league, but the popularity of the franchise left him with many enemies, including bitter competitors and scorned lovers, any of whom could have caused his downfall. Written by Fox Publicity

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12 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


During the original air date, Fox was having a "Tribute to The Simpsons" week during which their shows would somehow reference The Simpsons (1989). In this episode, Dan Castellaneta (who voices Homer Simpson) makes a guest appearance. Also, in the first scene inside the lab at the Jeffersonian, an X-Ray of Homer Simpson's head is clearly hanging in the background. See more »


In the diner scene with Angela talking to Gordon Wyatt, she told him that in order to be able to successfully eat the sandwich he was wrestling with, he'd have to distend his jaw like an articulated python. This should have been a reticulated python. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: So... about my marksmanship certification, any advice?
Dr. Gordon Wyatt: Grow a set! Be a man! Step up! She's your partner for Heaven's sakes. The job you do is highly dangerous. She counts on you for protection. So you damn well better protect her.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: That's your big psychiatric advice. Just grow a set?
Dr. Gordon Wyatt: Indeed, when it comes to a man and his gun, a woman is the natural cure. Take Dr. Brennan to this, um, shooting event. You won't fail in front of her. Trust me.
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References Quigley Down Under (1990) See more »


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A problem solved
4 August 2016 | by Michelle PalmerSee all my reviews

Love seeing Gordon Gordon! Everyone has such a good rapport with him. Angela and he like to assess Booth and Brennan's relationship. Gordon and Sweets evaluate the relationship from another angle, and they all come to the same conclusion involving Booth and Brennan. Of course, we don't need Gordon's affirmation to know what we've known since Season 1!

Booth also admits to something big in this episode, and it's proved in the last scene. We are getting so much closer, yet it still seems so far away!

Oh, and the main story: it's another age-old money and greed Biblical story.

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