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Betty White on Bones interview: Why she's not quitting her day job

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One enduring TV presence teams up with another on Thursday when Betty White pays a visit to Bones — and to hear her tell it, it was a match the Jeffersonian’s best chemists only dream about. White describes her experience on the set of Fox’s long-running drama as, “in one word, delightful.”

“I had seen the show, of course,” White tells EW, “and heard it was one of the happiest sets in town. That’s a great reputation to have and is well deserved.”

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The legendary actress guest-stars opposite Emily Deschanel (Temperance Brennan) and David Boreanaz (Seeley Booth) as Dr. Beth Mayer, whom White describes as “a forensic anthropologist who wows everyone with her experience. She’s been around so long there isn’t anything she hasn’t seen.” That includes her share of dead bodies — one experience White is glad she doesn’t share. “I’m a little squeamish,” she says. “Thankfully I only dealt with bones, not bodies. I’m grateful it’s not my real day job.”

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As for White’s actual day job, she says that she “can always hope” we’ll see Dr. Mayer again. When asked what other series she’d like to stop by in the meantime, White has some ideas.

“Can you tell me what Jack Hanna and Robert Redford are in right now?”

Bones airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.