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The agents search for a killer in a Florida town inhabited by sideshow performers.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Jim Rose ... Dr. Blockhead
Wayne Grace ... Sheriff Hamilton
Michael J. Anderson ... Mr. Nutt (as Michael Anderson)
The Enigma ... The Conundrum
Vincent Schiavelli ... Lanny
Alex Diakun ... Curator
John Payne ... Jerald Glazebrook
Gordon Tipple ... Hepcat Helm
Alvin Law ... Reverend
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Storyline

The strange death of a circus sideshow attraction in Gibsonton, Florida leads Mulder and Scully on a bizarre whodunit adventure into the world of the performing arts. Was the killer the Fiji Mermaid, the Dog-Faced Boy, or any of the town's other inhabitants? Written by EJS

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

While this episode is based in Florida, it was actually filmed in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada during the winter. They cleared out all the snow from the park to make it look like Florida and The Enigma actually swam in a river that was freezing cold. See more »

Goofs

After the first victim is killed, Mulder tells Scully the victim suffered from ichthyosis. He then proceeds to explain to her what it is, however, as a doctor and pathologist, she would know about this condition. She also fails to stop him and lets him finish his explanation as if she didn't know what it was. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Nutt: Just because I'm not of so-called average height does not mean I must receive my thrills vicariously. Not all women are attracted to overly tall, lanky men such as yourself. You'd be surprised how many women find my size intriguingly alluring.
Fox Mulder: You'd be surprised how many men do as well.
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Featured in No Small Parts: Vincent Schiavelli (2014) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Among the very best episodes
29 January 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

not only on "The X Files", but just generally speaking of television. Rarely has such a twisted plot been so expertly handled and doused with some of the funniest humor you'll find just about anywhere.

The guest stars for this episode are phenomenal, especially Michael J. Anderson as Mr. Nutt (you might recognize him as The Man From Another Place on "Twin Peaks"). I don't want to say too much about the plot in case you haven't seen it yet, but it expertly keeps things under wraps until the final 15 minutes or so.

Direction, writing, sets, and acting combine to make this utter television perfection, one of the finest episodes you could hope to get out of The X Files. Unforgettable.

10/10


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