The Lone Gunmen

Season 1 Episode 2

Bond, Jimmy Bond

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 11, 2001 on FOX
7.9
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Bond, Jimmy Bond
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A million-dollar check from a possible drug deal leads the Gunmen to a charity organization run by a CEO named Bond. There the Gunmen find the fourth member of the Lone Gunmen team and together they work to find out what's really going on when Langly is kidnapped.moreless

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  • Put Me In Coach!

    7.9
    After the somewhat somber and darker pilot episode, this second episode takes a sharp turn into silliness and physical comedy, where the series will remain though its short run.



    We are introduced to Bond, Jimmy Bond, who resembles nothing so much as the love child of Mike Nelson (of MST3k fame) and Brendan Fraser. His introduction is necessary to add a measure of "eye candy" and "down-to-earthedness" that is sorely missing amongst our three lovable nerdly heroes. A positive addition. He manages to turn the blind football team scenes (which on paper seem stupid) into comedy gold.



    The Yves character returns but somehow I don't really care. Her supposed sex appeal is way overplayed and I don't understand her motivation in becoming so consistently involved with the Gunmen. Surely, they could have found a more dynamic and interesting actress to play Yves. Ah well.



    The plot is dumb but there is so much to laugh at here that I was entertained.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Langly's glasses alternate between the larger frames that he wore in the earlier episodes of The X-Files, and the thinner frames that he will wear through the rest of the season.

    • Goof: On the long shots of Double-Bogey's computers they are running Windows 95. In a tight shot, when the software keys and registry are being erased, the construction of the Windows would indicate a Mac Platform.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Yves: (Picks up Langly's bikini clad issue) Conspiracy theories and masturbation. I always suspected there was a link.

    • Byers: This is the place, right?
      Langly: Yeah, yeah. Now turn off the damn engine and stop wasting my gas.
      Frohike: Here we go with the gas again.
      Langly: It's a known carcinogen, you ingrate. I've got like a pint of it down in my stomach.
      Frohike: You drew the short straw. How was I supposed to that know you don't know how to siphon.
      Langly: And you, Mr Goody Two Shoes, Mr suck one gallon out of ten cars instead of ten gallons out of one car.
      Byers: Ethically it seemed somewhat more defensible.

    • Yves: Well, aren't you going to invite me in?
      Frohike: Depends. You here to kill us?

    • Langly: You'll be sorry when I'm dead.
      Frohike: Prove it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chris Carter did not co-write this episode with the other creators of The Lone Gunmen.

    • This episode never aired in the UK.

    • --> Jimmy Bond's car, in this episode, bears New York plates MODIV 8. Considering his general attitude, this is probably "Motivate."

      --> The spy tune in this episode is Link Wray's Switchblade

      --> Hiro Kanagawa, the whaling fleet owner, was Dr. Yonechi from the X Files episode Synchrony, and Peter Tanaka, a vulcanology student, in the episode Firewalker. Thanks Sean!

      --> This episode took place on and around July 9, 1999, according to one computer screen

      --> The Lone Gunmen's van plates are of Maryland registry, TSD 596

      --> According to the interview in SciFi magazine for April, 2001, Dean Haglund notes that Jimmy Bond is the Gunmen's "sugar daddy," while Yves Adele Harlow is more like their "Moriarty."

      --> Guest starring as the martial arts expert Toshiro is the Vancouver actor Kevin Ohtsji (oht-SOO-jee). Unfortunately, we only get to see him in the teaser

      --> Stephen Snedden joins the cast in this episode as the Gunmen's jock bud, Jimmy Bond. Described to me as "good looking and strong, but dumb as a stump" and "follows the Gunmen around like a lost puppy," I imagine he'll end up being the muscle of the group as they make their way through the dangers and strangeness of life in the conspiracy underground.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Matrix:

      The opening scene was a spoof of the fight between Neo and Morpheus in the The Matrix.

    • Jimmy Bond:

      This is an obvious a reference to the fictional character James Bond. The British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952 has spawned 12 novels and 22 films to date.

    • Toshiro:

      This character is probably named after the famous Japanese actor, Toshiro Mifune, who played samurai, ronin, and tough guys in almost every Akira Kurosawa movie ever made, including the popular films Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.

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