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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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 episode was filmed entirely on video tape. See more »

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Just before the raid on Chucos crack house, as Mulder and Scully are getting their vests on, the boom mike knocks a leaf off the overhanging bush/tree which lands in shot on the boot of their car. After a moment the cameraman manages to frame it out of shot. See more »

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Fox Mulder: [examining the Deputy's wound] Unfortunately though, Deputy, you've been bitten. The skin is broken. Werewolf law pretty much universally holds that someone who's been bitten by such a creature is gonna become such a creature himself, so...
Deputy Keith Wetzel: Now, wait a minute! I mean... that's not what really happened, though.
Fox Mulder: I'm sorry, but you gonna have to be isolated and kept under guard.
Sgt. Paula Duthie: [glaring at Mulder] With all due respect, what the *bleep* are you talking about?
Fox Mulder: I'm talking about preventing this man ...
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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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Spoofs Cops (1989) 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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