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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Keith Wetzel
Sgt. Paula Duthie
Michael Maher ...
Redhead Deputy
Perla Walter ...
Mexican Lady
J.W. Smith ...
Curtis Jackson ...
Edy (as Curtis C.)
Coroner's Assistant
Spanish Speaking Deputy
María Celedonio ...
Chantara Gomez (as Maria Celedonio)
John Michael Vaughn ...
Daniel Emmett ...
Solomon Eversole ...
Sketch Artist (as Solomon Eversol)


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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Did You Know?


In this episode, Mulder & Scully try to track down a mysterious entity that manifests itself as the worst fears of the victims it kills. One of the victims is apparently attacked by a manifestation of Freddy Krueger. In the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films, Freddy Krueger's power was dependent upon the fear of victims he haunted and subsequently killed in their dreams. See more »


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 »


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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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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The FBI has nothing to hide.
26 July 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

Very creative idea for a cross-over. There are so many things I like about this episode that I won't even try to name them all. All I can say is there is some violence on this episode that I doubt they would actually play on Cops. Kudos to the gay black couple and the old Mexican lady. "You catch" as she points to the sketch of Freddy Krueger. I think I kind of like the idea that those who are so prone to panic over little nothings are the ones that get killed in this episode. Good riddance to most of them I say. Like the lady at the morgue when Scully is doing the autopsy. Man was I glad when she finally shut up. Anyway, 9/10 for me.

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