The investigation of a neighborhood monster isn't too weird for the crew of Cops to follow around Mulder and Scully.

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Deputy Keith Wetzel
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Sgt. Paula Duthie
Michael Maher ...
Redhead Deputy
Perla Walter ...
Mexican Lady
J.W. Smith ...
Steve
Curtis Jackson ...
Edy (as Curtis C.)
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Coroner's Assistant
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Spanish Speaking Deputy
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Chantara Gomez (as Maria Celedonio)
John Michael Vaughn ...
Soundman
Daniel Emmett ...
Cameraman
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Crackhead
Solomon Eversole ...
Sketch Artist (as Solomon Eversol)
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An investigation into possible Werewolf sightings brings Mulder and Scully to Los Angeles. There they run into a crew filming a 'COPS' episode. While being followed around by the 'COPS' camera crew, Mulder and Scully trail a monster that appears to be able to change into each victim's own worst nightmare. Written by firefly_andy

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This is a crossover episode (the second one in season 7). The show COPS and X-Files were Produced by the 20th Century Fox Television Company. See more »

Quotes

Coroner's Assistant: [while doing an autopsy] You got this camera crew recording everything. Why?
Dana Scully: [Smiling at the camera] Because the FBI has nothing to hide.
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Crazy Credits

This episode has two opening credits sequences. The first is the standard opening of the Fox reality series "Cops" (1989), with which this is a crossover (except with images of Mulder and Scully from the episode among the standard police scenes). The regular series credits appear following the teaser. See more »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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A great episode
22 April 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

The main complaint critics of this episode have about "X-Cops" is that it ridicules The X-Files. I don't know if 'ridicule' is the right word. It makes fun of itself in a loving way. The idea for the crossover here was certainly very creative and different, to combine a popular scripted series with well... COPS. What I like is that Vince Gilligan manages to include some of the more entertaining aspects of COPS in this episode of The X-Files. His script is one of his best, clever, witty, fun. The production work on this episode is also excellent.

This is a creative and great episode that is unfairly criticized because some people have a preconceived notion of what The X-Files 'should be'. Personally, one of the things I admire most about the show is its diversity and creativity, and both are present in "X-Cops".

10/10


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