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
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Despite his constant explanation throughout the episode that "the H is silent," various characters mispronounce Eddie Van Blundht's last name. The shot of the H falling off of the family name on the wall of his father's house is a nod to this frustration. It is also a reference to the fact that early in his career, series star David Duchovny's name was often mispronounced, largely because of the presence of a silent H in its spelling. Duchovny's father, the writer Amram Ducovny, had in fact taken the H out of his spelling of the name years earlier to avoid the constant mispronunciations, though David, his sister, and his mother all retained the original spelling. So the H literally dropping off the side of the Van Blundht father's house is also a reference to the H that Duchovny's father figuratively "dropped" from his name. See more
When Mulder and Scully are walking from their car to the Van Blundht's house, Scully takes out an umbrella and both act as though it is raining, but it is clearly not. See more
What did you wanna talk to me about, Eddie?
Eddie Van Blundht
I just think it's funny.
Eddie Van Blundht
I was born a loser, but you're one by choice.
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