"The X-Files" Pusher (TV Episode 1996) Poster

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In the teaser, Pusher looks amused at a magazine discussing Flukeman, the monster of episode "The Host", from the second season, with a drawing of it on the cover page.
At one point during the episode, Mulder and Scully identify a phone number the Pusher had called to be a golf driving range and pro-shop, to which Scully quips, "So he's a killer and a golfer", to which Mulder replies, "Rings a bell, huh?". This is a non-too-subtle reference to O.J. Simpson, alleged murderer and avid golfer.
Dave Grohl, the leader of Foo Fighters and ex drummer of Nirvana, makes a cameo in this episode. He appears behind Modell when he is entering the FBI Building.
Writer/executive producer Vince Gilligan's episodes contain numerous references to his girlfriend, Holly. Some of the more prominent examples of this: the name of the secretary in episode #3.17, "Pusher", Susanne Modeski's pseudonym in episode #5.3, "The Unusual Suspects", and Mulder and Scully running into the police at Holly Street in episode #7.12, "X-Cops".
Lance Henriksen and Harvey Fierstein were among those considered for the role of Modell.
Pusher's real name is Robert Patrick Modell. Coincidentally, Robert Patrick would become a star of this show later in the series.
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