David Duchovny On the Origin of "Broner"

June 19, 2008 at 12:44pm

Admit it.  It's your favorite neologism of Season One.

I ran into David on set today and asked him the burning question we've all been wondering...

What is the origin of the word "Broner?"

DD:  "I wanted to create a new word for a Hank/Charlie rant.  So I spent about ten minutes thinking about it.  I initially thought of "brorection."  Rejected it.  And then it suddenly came to me...Broner."

Duchovny pitched the joke to Kapinos.  And a few weeks later -- in episode 3 -- "broner" was unleashed upon our lexicon.

So there you have it.  The humble origins of arguably the best portmanteau of 2007.