I’m not nearly a good enough writer to express how much I adore this episode. I really almost hate writing up quality episodes like this, because nothing that I write can come close to matching their brilliance.
Okay, where to begin… Peter Boyle is sheer brilliance. I mean, I’ve even attempted to watch “Everybody Loves Raymond” on several occasions because his performance in this is just that good.
You’d think that Mulder would have reacted a little stronger to Yappi’s “so’s your old man” comeback, seeing as how Mulder’s old man just got murdered four episodes ago.
Love the “Beyond the Sea” reference – “This is yours. This is from your New York Knicks T-shirt!” Why does Mulder say it’s a miss though? Just to fuck with him??
Oh the scene in the car (when Scully drives!) with the bit about autoerotic asphyxiation never gets old. I also looooove that this gets a little shout out in the Steven Soderbergh movie “Full Frontal.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about you must go rent that film immediately.
Aaaaahhhhhh, there are way more inside jokes in this episode than I could ever attempt to name (or catch).
The special FX during Clyde’s dream sequence suck. It’s such an unfortunate moment in what’s otherwise a flawless episode.
You know, the chances of Mulder and Scully bringing Clyde Bruckman right to where the Puppet works really are astronomical. I’m fairly certain this is the only hotel they’ve ever stayed in that actually has room service and a bellhop. I mean, a place that serves coconut cream pies is certainly not like their usual brand of Sketchy McCumOnTheCarpets Motor Lodges
Nothing but love love love love love for this whole episode.
dude, i am totally commenting on my own damn entry because i can't believe i forgot to point out that this episode originally aired on october 13, 1995. chris carter and friends must have known we would expect nothing short of brilliance on a 10/13 airdate.