This episode features Cleveland, the Italian language, and women with booty, from which I can only conclude that it was custom-written for my husband.
Why precisely have you “been under bridges in Cleveland”?
And what did you mean with that?
Cleveland has a lot of bridges. If you like to take walks around cities, and you’re in Cleveland, you’ll probably get a chance to be under some of those bridges.
Aaah. The prostitutes are under a bridge!
Panel 8: Best. Panel. Ever.
Not to mention the whole “The Internet is a scary dangerous thing” vibe being played off in this episode. I lost track of how many times during the 90s that was used as the basis for a TV show episode.
Also, Scully action shot! Yeah!
If you’re a television character who used the Internet in the 90s it’s a forgone conclusion that you’re a deviant.
The only mystery was figuring out what KIND of deviant you are. Sexual Predator? Teenaged hacker? Credit Card fraudster? Porn fiend?
I always liked this episode, and I’m not entirely sure why. I guess the baddy is creepy, and it’s a very basic episode, which I appreciate – Mulder and Scully track the bad guy, and they catch him. And it has the creepy end, and the second best blind character in X-files – I can only think of two, so that’s not saying much, but precocious kids are always a plus I guess.
Anyway, “Right. I’ll put an APB out for Harvey Pekar and nobody” is a great line. I just want to note that. Also the eighth panel. This whole comic is really on point, honestly.
Scully’s ponytail looks awesome.
I think the lady with the awesome ponytail is our esteemed author and artist, Dave.
Eh, Scully’s is awesome too.
Shaenon’s ponytail totally kicks ass, as do those that she draws.
I’m not sure which is cuter; Ponytail Scully or Action Scully.
…I’ll resist the urge to do a filk called “Under the Bridges of Cleveland” (to the tune of “Under the Bridges of Paris”) ‘cos that goes very wrong very quickly.
Then how about:
tune: “Under the Bridge,” Roger McNair, Marlon King, John Frusciante, Michael Balzary, Chad Smith, Walter E. Jagiello, Anthony Kiedis, performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1992
I’ve spent some time in the city of Cleveland
I’ve seen some things you wouldn’t believe
It was nothing at all like depicted on X-Files
I can’t suspend quite that much disbelief
Under the bridge downtown
I saw some prostitutes
Not skinny nympho blondes
Trust me, they weren’t that cute
Cleveland women are round
“Fat vampires” can recruit
Under the bridge downtown
Pierogies give them bootaaaaaaayyyyyy
Okay, “hooker block party” is the new best thing you’ve ever drawn, Shaenon.
Hooker armies are really fun to draw. Now I know why Frank Miller does it.
This comic is educational!
Miller does it for very…different reasons. Also, I think it is in all his contracts somewhere.
Trying to translate that Italian … so far I got nuthin’
“I know that she was (her), Fredo. You have broken my heart.”
I had to look up “rotto”, which turned out to be the irregular passato prossimo of a verb I knew but haven’t learnt to conjugate into that tense yet. Not quite sure about the meaning of the first sentence. I’m resisting the urge to simply use Google Translate.
“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.” The Godfather, Part II: Michael Corleone’s line to his brother, when he realizes Fredo set Michael up to get killed. Also accompanied by a kiss.
This one had me at “sloppiest kiss outside of a fundamentalist wedding.” I don’t understand how parents can be so prudish as to not allow their courting children even mild physical contact, yet film the groom unhinging his jaw on the bride at the altar. One or the other, people.
Ugh, why couldn’t he just order a couple tubs of lard like the rest of us. Whatta freak.
Is it just me or does the baddie in this one kinda look like Bryan Ferry if you sucked all the charm out of him? (Or, if you don’t think Ferry is charming to begin with, just looks like Bryan Ferry.)
It’s the strabismus. But at least the baddie (Timothy Carhart) had cleaner hair.
This episode is my D.P.O.
I’ve been looking forward to this comic and I was not disappointed.
I think my favorite moment of this episode is when Scully opens up the table in the morgue and the melted fat drips out and she’s all “huh, that’s interesting” with no emotional reactions. It’s one of the scenes I use to describe how awesome Scully is to people who haven’t seen the show (and that time she just shot Mulder ’cause).
Oh my god YES! I was re-watching this last week and during that scene I said to my friend “THAT is why Scully is awesome.”