The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 20

Small Potatoes (20 Apr. 1997)
"The X Files" Small Potatoes (original title)

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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.

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Darin Morgan ...
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Eddie Van Blundht Sr.
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Dr. Alton Pugh
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Angry Wife
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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

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When Eddie is talking about the baseball cap his Therapist gives him, he says the other prisoners beat him up and take his hat, The Therapist just gives him a new one. When Mulder and Scully are walking away a prisoner is cleaning the hall, he is wearing the regulation orange jump suit and a similar hat, could suggest that throughout the episode Eddie looks like other people, the end of the episode could imply that there will be more people who look like Eddie, Orange Jump suit and red baseball cap. See more »

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When Van Blundht (as Mulder) is practicing drawing his weapon, he draws with his left and aims at the mirror. In the close up shot he is trying to do tricks and the weapon is in his right hand. Pan out to see him attempting to re-holster, again with his left. See more »

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Mulder: [Blundht disguised as Mulder, seeing the 'I Want To Believe poster] This is where my tax money goes?
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19 September 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

If you want to see the best-acted episode of the x-files look no further than Small Potatoes. David Duchovny shows his true comedic ability throughout this episode. Duchovny plays Eddie Van Blundht playing Mulder so perfectly. Every one of his scenes as Eddie as Mulder are hilarious. Vince Gilligan, who penned this marvelous episode, reveals in the audio commentary that Duchovny ad-libbed many of the lines and mannerisms himself. He truly has a gift for comedy. Props also go to Gillian Anderson for playing a perfect straight(wo)man in this episode. Her playing it straight make the jokes all the funnier. Vince Gilligan also revealed in the commentary that a lot of the dialogue off screen was added through loop lines weeks later to spice up the dialogue. Which was also done quite effectively. The gag of Eddie being annoyed about the omission of the 'H' in his last name is quite funny, especially when the 'H' falls off his name on his house. Darin Morgan, who plays Van Blundht, was perfect for the part in his first "real" acting gig. Kudos again to Vince Gilligan in his first "humorous" episode. For me, this episode ranks second only to 'Bad Blood', also by Vince Gilligan. So, watch Small Potatoes, and treat yourself. I would if I were you.


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