This episode is busy! I had to leave out so many things, like Scully finding a microchip implanted under her skin, or Scully and Frohike bonding over beers, which I found extremely charming.
“This is nonsense. It must really be him.” Is probably the best line in Monster of the Week so far.
I think that honor has to go to: “For generations my people have been convenient plot devices.” How sadly, sadly true.
I dunno; the latter made me make a sad little, “It’s funny because it’s true,” smile, but the former made me laugh out loud.
I was thinking about this, and then I thought about the ‘Lone Ranger’ movie that just came out, and then I was kind of sad.
We actually liked the Lone Ranger movie, can’t figure out why it keeps getting panned. Yes, having a 50+ white guy play Tonto sounded annoying, but the film was pretty dang funny. Not a paid advertisement…
I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud in this one.
Scully’s right. The X-Files should have been more like “Every Which Way But Loose”.
Clearly you need to redo this whole comic series with *more comics*! Yay!
Also, Scully’s sister, well captured.
Panels 7 and 8: pure gold.
Actually, regarding panel 8, Scully knows Krycek, so she’s right and Helpful Illuminati Guy is wrong.
But Scully’s sister doesn’t know them, so it still works!
(The Illuminati knew that was going to happen. That’s why they’re the Illuminati. Also, because they have everyone’s spit.)
Seriously, the fourth panel killed me.
I was going to congratulate you on a BJ & The Bear reference, then I remember Bear was a chimp, not an orangutan. So, Every Which Way But Loose ref, then?
That is word for word exactly what my husband said when he read this one.
These are fantastic! I MAY have just read the entire run instead of sleeping. (Fearful Symmetry is my favorite – I don’t care if it won an Environmental Media Award, if it made sense I couldn’t work it out while I was dodging the anvils.)
“Like the fully laden swallow…’
“What do you mean? An African or a European swallow?”
Yeah, this was a whole thing… twenty years ago.
I’d say “Crud,” except that the toys are hella better now.