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"The X-Files" Tooms (TV Episode 1994) Poster

(TV Series)

(1994)

Trivia

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Walter Skinner's debut appearance.
For his final scenes, Doug Hutchison performed nude. As scripted, Tooms was supposed to emerge from his "cocoon" wearing his animal control uniform, but Hutchison thought that made no sense.
First time the CSM has any on-screen lines.
The bile-like substance coating Tooms and his nest was actually yellow piping gel, which stuck to the cast members' skin and pulled out hair upon removal.
The first time that the Cigarette Smoking Man actually speaks. He only has three words though: "Course I do".
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First appearance in the series of Mitch Pileggi playing Assistant Director Walter Skinner.
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At 29 minutes we see a clip from "The Fly".
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Squeeze, the first part of Tooms, was so amazing that Douch Huchinson wrote a script himself and propose Chris Carter. Jim Wong and Glen Morgan, the original writers, did it instead.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In this episode, Scully calls Mulder "Fox" for the last time in the famous conversation of the car. She won't do it again until Home Again, 22 years later.
Among other things, this episode is famous because of the conversation in the car, aka TCitC, as far as the fans clearly read the subtext in it as Scully telling Mulder that she loved him. Because of this, ice tea is synonymous of love in the fandom.
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