While not very evil or cruel, Bones is nonetheless loyal to Captain Hook and eagerly obeys him as best as he can.While he does have his moments when he prefers to play music over following Hook's command as seen in the episode Escape from Belch Mountain when Hook entrust the Jolly Roger to both Sharky and Bones,Who quickly begin playing a catchy musical which reveals Hook's plot to Jake his crew who over hear. Bones is definitely considered the dimmest of Hook's crew, but over the course of the series has rare moments of intelligence.
Role in the Series
Bones is best friends with his crew mate Sharky aboard the Jolly Roger. They often play music together. Bones is friends with Jake and his crew as well. Bones has been on many adventures with Sharky and Mr. Smee as well as Captain Hook.
Sharky and Bones also appear as real people and sing songs. They sing at the end of every episode (except "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book" as it was Maia Mitchell who sang at the end [the voice of Wendy in the special]),. Bones usually plays a Mandolin when he plays music. At the end of each episode, Sharky and Bones appear as real people, Kevin Hendrikson and Loren Hokins, respectively.
Around the first few episodes, Sharky and Bones provided musical numbers and never actually took part in the main plot. Later on they began joining Hook and Smee in their schemes involving Jake and the others. Unlike Smee however, Sharky and Bones take pride in their work as villainous pirates and show to have a great fear of Captain Hook. At the end of every set of episodes, the two in their live-action forms, perform an original song often based on one of the two episodes.
The first episode to solely revolve around the duo was "Peter's Musical Pipes". Here, for failing to complete their chores, Captain Hook forces the duo to walk the plank (which means being fired in a pirate's life). After their discharge, Sharky and Bones help Jake's crew who are coincidentally searching for treasure that requires musical talents and the use of Peter Pan's pipes, which they already have in their possessions, in order to be found. Hook spots Sharky and Bones working with the pirates and follows them to the treasure of Peter Pan's pipes. Hook steals the pipes but doesn't know how to play, preventing him from revealing the treasure. Sharky volunteers to play it if Hook hires him and Bones and promises never to have them walk the plank again. Hook agrees. The treasure is revealed and the pipes are returned to Jake by Bones. Hook still decides to steal the pipes but Jake and his crew escapes. Hook forgets the situation and makes way for the Jolly Roger. There, he orders Sharky and Bones to complete their work and play some music which they gladly do.
Another episode to do is "Captain Hook's Hooks". In this story, Sharky and Bones accidentally dirty some of Hook's hooks in his cabinet. The duo are ordered to clean them but the hooks are stolen by The Octopus who wants to play with them. Knowing they'll have to walk the plank if the captain finds out, Sharky and Bones travel to Never Land and teams up with the Never Land Pirates to retrieve the eight stolen hooks. They are retrieved and the hooks are restored. However, in the mix of getting them back, the hooks are filthily again, even more. They are forced to walk the plank but are caught by the Octopus down below who bounces them on his tentacles for fun. Smee joins in the fun with Hook deciding to forgive them and join in, too.
In the episode "Big Bug Valley!" Bones was the main focus of the episode showed another side of Bones character besides his skills as musician he had a fondness for animals and wanted to explore the wonders of Big Bug Valley and find the legendary Golden Caterpillar.The episode also feature Bone's pet spider Harry.
Bones was once again the main focus in the episode "Pirate Swap!" He and Cubby were the lucky candidates for Pirate Swap Day Bones became a part of Jake's crew for the day and Cubby apart of Hook's they would later return to their proper crew once the day was over after learning a whole new experiences on how the pirate crew live.
Bones was once again the main focus along with Cubby in the episode"Sand Pirate Cubby!" Bones auditioned to become one of Captain Flynn's sand pirates for the day by enduring various trials of the Never Land Desert.Captain Hook became furious that a member of his crew would ever join Flynn's crew.
Another episode to focus on Sharky and Bones is "Song of the Desert" Captain Hook over hears Captain Flynn singing while sailing threw the sands of the Never Land Desert when he came up the scheme to use Sharky and Bones to lure Captain Flynn away from the Pirate Pyramid allowing him and Smee to raid the pyramid to find Captain Flynn's treasure the Golden Scarab.
Bones was once again the main focus in the episode "Bones' Lucky Doubloon!" Bones is determined to find the lost treasure Queen Hipporlita and ask the help of Jake and his crew in the search with luck of his grandfather gold doubloon "Bloony" guide them in their journey.
In the episode "Hook the Genie!" While searching for treasure on the beach Bones uncovers a magic lamp, quickly Hook snatches the lamp from his bumbling crewmen and rub it to release the genie with in but Hook is forced inside and reemerge as a genie. At first Hook was displeased but Mr. Smee suggest the captain could make all his wishes come true.But unfortunately the greedy captain was unable to preform magic for himself and was force to serve Bones as his master.
Bones was once again the main focus in the episode "Treasure Tunnel Trouble", Captain Hook soon learns that Bones has been taking a break from his pirate task aboard the Jolly Roger in favor of playing with Jake and his crew and the Buddybops on Never Land.furious at this Hook was determined to put end to Bones foolishness but soon learns that Buddybops have a hoard of golden orbs within there underground home.Knowing Bones wouldn't have the heart to betray his Never Land friends Hook allowed Bone to play with Jake and his crew and the Buddybops as a distraction allowing Hook, Smee and Sharky to raid Buddybops treasure.However Bones soon become aware of his captain dirty trick and with the assistance of Jake and his crew journey into the Buddybops lair to put a stop to it.
Bones was once again the main focus in the episode "Grandpa Bones",while swabbing the deck of the Jolly Roger, Bones was greeted by a unexpected visitor his grandfather who hasn't seen for quit sometime.The reunion is cut short when Captain Hook orders Bones to finishes a long list of ridiculous task fueling his grandfathers anger.Hook soon demands Grandpa Bones to leave but this is short lived once the elderly pirate claim he wasn't intimated by Hook and he knew the legendary pirate Captain Buzzard who hid a treasure on Never Land.
In the episode "Jake's Awesome Surprise", Izzy, Cubby and Skully set out to find a special birthday treasure for Jake, but the treasure map ends up in Sharky and Bones' hands,who decide to retrieve the treasure as a gift for Jake.
Bones was once again the main focus along with Sharky in the episode "Aye, Aye Cap'n-Cap'n", Captain Hook and Mr. Smee leave Sharky and Bones in command of the Jolly Roger for the day while they greet Mama Hook for tea time on Seashell Beach.Jake and his crew must help the two captains get along.
In the episode "The Doubloon Monsoon", Bones introduced his grandfather, Captain Buzzard Bones to Captain Hook's mother Mama Hook, claiming he always wanted both pirates to meet.However Mama Hook and Captain Buzzard didn't hit off developed a rivalry consistently insulting one another during there quest to uncover the Doubloon Monsoon.It wasn't until both Captain Hook and Bones where in danger Mama Hook and Captain Buzzard put aside there rivalry to save Hook and Bones.
Theme parks and other live appearances
Bones and Sharky have made promotional appearances for the show, including appearances at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the biannual D23 Expo in Anaheim.Sharky and Bones also attended the 20th Annual Festival of Lights Parade in Chicago.
Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
Puppet Sharky and Bones can be seen in Disney Junior Live at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure.Similar to their role earlier in the series the duo provided musical numbers and never actually took part in the main plot.
Disney Junior Live-Pirate & Princess Adventure
Sharky and Bones appears in live musical stage show joining Hook and Smee in their schemes to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano.
Captain Buzzard Bones
Bones and his grandfather have a very close bond as Bones carious his lucky gold doubloon "Bloony" and always keeps with him in the episode "Bones' Lucky Doubloon!". There bond is feature more promptly in the episode "Grandpa Bones", when Jake and his crew bring Bones' grandfather aboard the Jolly Roger.Bones and his grandfather both become overwhelmed with emotion not seeing each other in quite sometime.Bones' grandfather is also quick to defend his grandson from even the wrath of Captain Hook who abuse his title as captain to bully Bones around.
Sharky is Bones' best friend. They are extremely close,they are commonly seen together breaking into song.
Mr. Smee is another close friend of Bones aboard the Jolly Roger.Bone like Sharky show a great respect for Mr. Smee and always willing to assist Hook's faithful first mate.
Captain Hook is hard on Bones,preferring Bones tend to his pirate task aboard the Jolly Roger instead of spending time playing various song as seen in the episode "Peter's Musical Pipe". But despite Hook's consistent abuse, Bones still cares deeply for his beloved captain as seen in the episode "Sand Pirate Cubby!", when Hook feared Bone's was going to leave his crew in favor for Captain Flynn's crew. Bones assured Hook that being a sand pirate was his dream and he lived for a day and he would never leave Hook's crew.
While usually seen as antagonist to Jake and his crew Bones doesn't have anything against Jake personally but merely follows Hook's command.This is clearly seen as Jake and his crew don't seem to hold Bones actions against him and even come to Bones aid a number of times.After Bones and Sharky's discharge in the episode "Peter's Musical Pipe", Sharky and Bones help Jake's crew who are coincidentally searching for treasure that requires musical talents and the use of Peter Pan's pipes, which they already have in their possessions, in order to be find Peter's treasure.
In the episode "Pirate Swap!" Bones joins Jake's crew for the day and Cubby becomes apart of Hook's they would later return to their proper crew once the day was over.Bones was very excited about joining Jake's crew for the day, much to annoyance of Captain Hook.
Izzy is in good terms with Bones as seen in the episode "Captain Hook's Hooks",being the first to agree to assist the duo after Hook force them to walk the plank. Izzy and Bones interacted in the episode "Pirate Swap!" while apart Jake's crew for the day.
Cubby is in good term with Bones in s as seen in the episode "Sand Pirate Cubby!", When they both tried to become Captain Flynn's sand pirates by enduring various trials of the Never Land Desert.
Skully doesn't have much interaction with Bones but seem to tolerate his antics a little more then Hook.Skully even complements Sharky and Bones musical skills in the episode Captain Hook's Parrot.
Bones is a huge fan of Captain Flynn, as reveled in the episode "The Great Pirate Pyramid" he is the president of Captain Flynn's fan club.After Hook plan is foiled in the episode Song of the Desert Sharky and Bones apologize to Flynn about tricking him as they really wanted to preform in a concert with him but again were following Hook's orders.
Bones interaction with Peter greatly differs compared to Jake and his crew.As seen in in the special "Peter Pan Returns", Sharky and Bones are seen cringing in fear when Hook realize it was Peter Pan's Shadow tormenting him and his crew. Later when Peter tries to reclaim his shadow aboard the Jolly Roger, Sharky and Bones take great pride in antagonizing Pan.
Tick-Tock the Crocodile
Bones like the rest of the Jolly Roger crew have found themselves pursed by the hungry crocodile at times.
Counting the live-action performance featured in season 1-3 at the end of the episodes Bones has appeared in every episode in the series.
- See the Episode Guide.
- In the episode "Pirate Swap!" Bones collected two gold doubloons, making him the first and only member of Hook's crew who has interacted with the gold doubloons so far.
- Bones is proficient in many instruments, including his mandolin and drums.
- Bones has a vast knowledge of animals which was introduced in "Big Bug Valley!", "Pirate Swap!" and Follow the Bouncing Bumble!
- Bones is a huge fan of Captain Flynn as reveled in the episode "The Great Pirate Pyramid" he is the president of Captain Flynn's fan club.
- In the episode "Captain Hook's New Hobby", Bones hobby is preforming magic tricks.This was also featured earlier in the episodes "Cap'n Croak!" and "Trouble on the High Sneeze."
- In the episode "Treasure Tunnel Trouble",Bones is the only one who can understand the Buddybops chattering.
- Bones has been temporally appointed the title of captain of the Jolly Roger twice in the series.The first time was at the end of the episode "Ahoy, Captain Smee!" and the second time was in the episode "Aye, Aye Cap'n-Cap'n"
- In the episode "Pirate Swap!", Bones and Cubby temporally switch crews for the day.
- In the episode "Sand Pirate Cubby!" both Bones and Cubby become honorary Sand Pirates.
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