The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 19

Hollywood A.D. (30 Apr. 2000)
"The X Files" Hollywood A.D. (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Muldernscully

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During the analysis of the bowl, Chuck Burks (Bill Dow) says, "Bazinga", an early use of Sheldon's famous line in "Big Bang Theory". See more »

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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 »

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Plan 9 From Hollywood
25 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

When a '60s radical turns up dead in the crypt of a prominent Catholic it looks like a great basis for a movie to Deputy Director Skinner's old college pal, writer/producer Wayne Federman (as himself.) It's inexplicable weirdness on screen and off as Mulder and Scully try to handle Hollywood and a case that involves a Da-Vinci-coded soup bowl and the dancing dead.

I guess it had to happen - the show about show business. And it is just as awful as you might expect, combining both a self-parodical X-File AND a parody of a Hollywood treatment of the X-Files! Where does this leave viewers? Near the bottom of the unbrakeable slide in quality that is season 7. Once we were on a search for answers, then we were on a search for questions. Now we're just looking for laughs.

In the finale scene, keep your eye peeled for the Chris Carter zombie - the one with tongue THROUGH cheek and skewered in place with a blue pencil. Oh wait, that's not visible on-screen...


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