The X-Files (1993– )
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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 

A grumpy old man with psychic powers that show him how someone will die assists the agents with the hunt for a crazed killer who targets psychics. He also cryptically reveals to Mulder and Scully their own ultimate fates.

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... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... Clyde Bruckman
... The Puppet (as Stu Charno)
... Detective Cline
... Detective Havez
... Tarot Dealer
... Madame Zelma
Ken Roberts ... Clerk
... The Stupendous Yappi
David MacKay ... Young Husband
Greg Anderson ... Photographer
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Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the apparent victims of a serial killer. The local police have brought in a well-known TV psychic that Mulder finds laughable. He does come across Clyde Bruckman, an insurance salesman who may be a genuine psychic. While Scully is appropriately skeptical, Mulder realizes that Bruckman can only see one thing - how people will die. Written by garykmcd

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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Peter Boyle's character has the same name as a famous Hollywood writer and director of the 1920s-1940s, Clyde Bruckman, who worked with many of the famous comedians of the day including Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. He later fell on hard times and committed suicide in 1955. See more »

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Bruckman begins describing his own death and he says he sees himself lying naked in a field of red tulips. The shot then fades into a scene of Bruckman's body. However, he's not naked; he's wearing a white T-shirt and briefs. See more »

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Clyde Bruckman: You know, there are worse ways to go, but I can't think of a more undignified way than autoerotic asphyxiation.
Fox Mulder: Why are you telling me that?
Clyde Bruckman: Look, forget I mentioned it. It's none of my business.
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Referenced in The X-Files: Monday (1999) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Definitely one of the best X-Files episodes ever
4 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Peter Boyle was amazing in this episode and the way Moulder was almost like a little kid absolutely amazed. It was adorable. A very fun episode to watch.

Peter Boyle is always amazing in everything he does but in this episode in particular he gets to act in a very unusual role while maintaining his crazy old man who's adorable in an annoying way and of course just a little bit creepy.

Like the guy above me said, i don't have much else to say except that even if you aren't into the X-Files, this episode will make you want to watch at least a few more episodes.


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