The X-Files' Lone Gunmen, their action-loving man-childish sidekick and patron, Jimmy Bond, and their sexy master thief frienemy, Yves, investigate crimes and conspiracies, often in a silly, comedic and over the top fashion.
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 John Fitzgerald Byers 13 episodes, 2001
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 Melvin Frohike 13 episodes, 2001
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 Richard 'Ringo' Langly 13 episodes, 2001
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Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government intrigue, the threesome of John Byers, Melvin Frohike, and Richard Langly play like a misguided Mission Impossible team, embarking on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. While their newfound independence inspires them to investigate even the most shadowy of conspiracies, their social skills remain stagnant, which only makes their lives more difficult when they learn their chief competitor in the "information business" is the brilliant and beautiful Yves Adele Harlow. Perpetually short of funds to publish The Lone Gunmen newspaper, Byers, Frohike and Langly begrudgingly take on Jimmy Bond as an unlikely benefactor who bankrolls their missions and joins them in their investigations to uncover the truth. Written by Ronos

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The show's title refers to the Lone Gunman Theory concerning JFK's assassination in 1963. It is the finding put forth by the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, sixty one per cent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy (down from eighty one per cent in 2000), while only thirty percent believe otherwise. The fact that the main characters of this show pluralize the name is something of a satire against the idea of there being only one gunman. See more »

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Not That Bad - Better than Freaky Links
19 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show isn't as bad as some here believe it is. I think they were expecting more X Files or something. Yes, some of the jokes are bad, but some are pretty good, and I assume those who don't get them just don't understand the humor. I like the ideas for the plots, especially the episode about the water powered car. Poeple don't often think of the consequences of their actions, even if their actions are well-intended.

As for the idiot who complained about the grammatical issues with the name of the show, it's called a play on words. Yes, there's three guys. But, they're more or less working alone, so it's a lone group. If you don't get the title, no wonder you don't like the show. You probably don't understand the subtle humor.


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