Skinner's buddy from college, Wayne Federman, trails Mulder and Scully on a case involving a pipe bombing in a church, at Skinner's insistence. Wayne is a writer/producer from Hollywood gathering material for a FBI-based movie. Mulder and Scully turn out to be the reluctant stars of this movie by Federman. Written by
Did You Know?
In the graveyard scene at the beginning of the episode, the headstone behind which Garry Shandling is hiding reads "Alan Smithee", a pseudonym commonly used by film directors who wish to disown a project. See more
Gillian Anderson's stunt double can be seen after Tea Leoni asks 'Scully' to show her how to run with high heels. It's also noticeable how the stunt double starts running before Anderson leaves the frame. See more
Cigarette Smoking Pontiff
I'll offer you a deal. You give me the Lazarus bowl and I'll give you Scully.
How about this deal? You give me Scully, I don't smash the Lazarus bowl and shove the pieces where the Son of God don't shine you Cigarette-Smoking Mackerel Snapper.
Spoofs Soylent Green
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more