Five unrelated women in a small town give birth to babies with small tails. The prime suspect is a man who can shape shift into whomever he wants.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Eddie Van Blundht
...
Lee de Broux ...
Eddie Van Blundht Sr.
Robert Rozen ...
Dr. Alton Pugh
...
Jennifer Sterling ...
Angry Wife
David Cameron ...
Deputy
Forbes Angus ...
Security Guard
...
Second Husband
P. Lynn Johnson ...
Health Department Doctor
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Duty Nurse (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
Edit

Storyline

Scully and Mulder travel to a small town when there are reports that five babies were recently born with vestigial tails. Four of the five women were artificially inseminated at the same clinic but the fifth claims to have had sex with Luke Skywalker. Scully thinks it's all nonsense but their focus soon falls on Eddie Van Blundht, a janitor at the fertility clinic. His father had been a circus performer but Eddie seems to have another power: to take the appearance of anyone around him. Things get interesting when he decides to pretend he's Mulder. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 April 1997 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of Eddie Van Blundht was written specifically with Darin Morgan in mind. See more »

Goofs

When the officer is typing Eddie's name in the computer, in the first shot he types "Van Blundt, Ed" and he continues typing in the next shot, presumably finishing the first name (Eddie) and possibly the middle name. However, when Eddie points out he spelled his name wrong (Blundt instead of Blundht), the officer backspaces twice and types two letters. This would only fix it if he had typed "Van Blundt," as pressing backspace twice would delete the "t," allowing him to type ht, but seeing as he had already typed the full name it would have only deleted the last two letters of the first or middle name (whichever he last typed). Furthermore, even if he had done it from right after the comma, he didn't retype the comma. And finally, if you watch his typing very closely right before Eddie interrupts him, he's not even pressing the correct letters to type any part of Eddie's name. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I have a theory. Do you want to hear it?
Scully: Van Blundht somehow physically transformed into his captor and walked out the door, leaving no one the wiser?
Mulder: Scully, should we be picking out china patterns or what?
See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Wars Main Title
(uncredited)
Composed by John Williams
Hummed by Christine Cavanaugh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Did he have a light saber?
15 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Quite possibly the most hilarious X-Files episode ever. Darin Morgan comes back to the X-Files one last time, not as a writer but as an actor playing the shape shifting alien loser Eddie Van Blundht. This is the best episode in season four, and one of my all time favorites. The teaser is very funny and weird. Five babies are born with a tail and all because of Eddie Van Blundht who just wants to be loved. David Duchovny shows his comedic talents during the last act of this episode playing somebody else playing him. Vince Gilligan who wrote the episode really knows how to do great comedies. Unlike Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose this episode is not touching and it is completely mindless. But it is still great


24 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best opening scene before openings theme? dinandwoesthof
Scully should have stuck it to Mulder and gone off with Skinner sloane-square-undergroun
100 things I learned from the The X-Files fjk1138-731-161881
Alternative Finales drbaltar6
What things makes this show recommendable? fsociety_Commander
Home...20 years later fjk1138-731-161881
Discuss Small Potatoes (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?