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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Did You Know?


It is fitting that this episode takes place in Idaho, and is the first appearance of Deep Throat, because the real Deep Throat (Mark Felt) was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. See more »


As Mulder and Scully are driving towards the road block set up by the men in black, Mulder breaks sharply, and the exterior shot through the windscreen clearly shows the stunt doubles in the car. 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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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »


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UFO technology
14 July 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite episodes, it introduces the character of Deep Throat(He was much better than Mr.X) to the series. This episode also features a guest appearance by Seth Green before he became famous.

There are some great Mulder and Scully moments that could bring a smile to your face, these two characters are the best pair ever. The last 10 minutes of the episode are a must-see. Mulder was so close to seeing the truth, but was prevented from doing so. Then Deep throat warns Mulder that "they" have been with us for millions of years. To sum it all up, its good.

Mulder: Scully tell me i am crazy!

Scully: Mulder... your crazy...

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