The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Deep Throat 

Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behaviour.


Daniel Sackheim


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Jerry Hardin ... Deep Throat
Michael Bryan French ... Paul Mossinger
Seth Green ... Emil
Gabrielle Rose ... Anita Budahas
Monica Parker ... Ladonna
Sheila Moore ... Verla McLennen
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Zoe
Andrew Johnston ... Lt. Col. Robert Budahas
Johnny Cuthbert ... Commanding Officer (as Jon Cuthbert)
Vince Metcalfe Vince Metcalfe ... Kissell
Michael Puttonen ... Motel Manager
Brian Furlong ... Lead Officer
Doc Harris Doc Harris ... Mr. McLennen


Mulder and Scully investigate the mental breakdown and disappearance of a U.S. Air Force officer, Col. Robert Budahas, once a well regarded test pilot. Mulder's research reveals that there is a pattern of breakdowns at Ellens Air Force base but Scully thinks there are any number legitimate medical reasons for what has happened. Mulder is soon in touch with local UFO enthusiasts and learns where in the area is best to view UFOs. He comes across two young people who regularly sneak onto the base through a hole in the fence to sit back and watch. Mulder believes the aircraft the locals are seeing were built using alien technology and it becomes apparent that the U.S. government is hiding something and will go to great lengths to keep it that way. Throughout, Mulder receives advice and a friendly warning from an unknown man, Deep Throat, who warns him to be careful and confirms Mulder's suspicions about aliens. Written by garykmcd

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17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Principal setting: Southwest Idaho. See more »


Towards the beginning of the show when Mulder is using the restroom in the bar, he is approached by Deep Throat. Mulder notices that the door is bolted shut, even to see that someone is trying to get into the restroom. But when Deep Throat turns around to leave, the door does not show a bolt, nor the door being secured by any type of locking mechanism. See more »


Mulder: You saw exactly what I saw in the sky tonight. What do you think they were?
Scully: Just because I can't explain it, doesn't mean I'm gonna believe they were UFOs.
Mulder: Unidentified Flying Objects, I think that fits the description pretty well. Tell me I'm crazy.
Scully: Mulder, you're crazy.
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »


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Performed by John Beal
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The best episode of the mythology in the X-Files ever made!
13 June 2016 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Deep Throat the second episode in the first season in my opinion is the best episode of the mythology in the first season of The X-Files! I love this episode to death and it is my favorite episode in the first season! This is my favorite episode in The X-Files and Season One is the best one for me, it is my number one favorite season in the entire whole show!

Like I said I highly enjoy the first season in the X-Files in this season you don't have any complications with Scully's health or Mulder's family death.

Plot: Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behavior.

Here we are introduced in to new character Deep Throat (Jerry Hardin). Jerry Hardin and his character was outstanding as Deep Throat who becomes Mulder's ally and his informant. Jerry Hardin's performance in this episode was awesome and very realistic acted. This is Jerry's best performance ever. We are also introduced in to actor Seth Green before he become famous on the TV show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

In this episode we see a military test filed on Air Force Base, we see military police raid the home of Colonel Robert Budahas (Andrew Johanston) we see a triangular craft who look's like a UFO. We know more about aliens including the military erased all test pilot's memories including Mulders.

I love Fox Mulder under a UFO. That scene is fantastic.

The music score for this episode from Mark Snow is beautiful and incredible I love hearing this song on alien mythology episode.

Zoe (Lalainia Lindbjerg) is incredible beautiful and very hot sexy babe.

I love when Mulder encounters Deep Throat while jogging at a local track. Mulder asks if "they" really are present on Earth: Deep Throat responds that "they have been here for a long, long time".

FX for this episode is not terrible like Chris Carter was describing that effects for UFO are the worst for this show. I highly disagree with him and this episode is incredible entertaining and fun joy to watch, so I don't know what's the problem?

This episode has even a government agents dressed as Men In Black who stops Mulder and Scully's car, they search them including all their files and they took the photo film with them.

The rating I am giving is 10 out of 10 is my favorite episode and Season One rocks!!!!!

"Deep Throat" is the second episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files, which premiered on the Fox network on September 17, 1993. Written by series creator Chris Carter and directed by Daniel Sackheim, the episode introduced several elements which would become staples of the series' mythology.

The first season of the science fiction television series The X-Files commenced airing on the Fox network in the United States on September 10, 1993, and concluded on the same channel on May 13, 1994, after airing all 24 episodes.

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jerry Hardin, Michael Bryan French, Seth Green, Monica Parker, Sheila Moore, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Andrew Johnston Director: Daniel Sackheim Producers: Chris Carter, Joseph Patrick Finn Screenplay: Chris Carter Rated: R Running Time: 46 minutes

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