Aired: February 20, 2000
What happens when you cross The X-Files and Cops? A gimmicky episode in which Mulder and Scully wander onto the set of Cops while searching for someone—or something—that apparently takes the form of its victim’s biggest fear: a werewolf, Freddy Kruger, a virus, etc. The unconventional episode was shot entirely on handheld cameras and is one of two episodes shot in real time, making for a fun hour of TV. Also, who wouldn’t want catty gay couple Steve and Edy as neighbors? They’re amazing.
Memorable line: “It's hard to have a fast-track career in law enforcement when everybody thinks you're nuts.” —Wetzel. “Tell me about it.” —Mulder