The X-Files

Season 7 Episode 20

Fight Club

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 07, 2000 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The Agents cross paths with a pair of doppelgangers whose close proximity with each other leaves a trail of destruction across 17 states. Mulder and Scully must first understand why this is happening before they can stop it. But the Agents soon realise that the only way to stop the destruction is by stopping the girls meeting up, but this becomes difficult when both fall in love with the same man.moreless

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Randall "Tex" Cobb

Randall "Tex" Cobb

Burt Zupanic

Guest Star

Art Evans

Art Evans

Argyle Saperstein

Guest Star

Jack McGee

Jack McGee

Bob Damphouse

Guest Star

Arlene Pileggi

Arlene Pileggi

Woman Who Looks Like Scully

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • 31:57 - Angry man walks away from cell bars, but at 31:59 when shot changes to Scully his arms are back on the bars.

    • In one of the last scenes in the episode "Fight Club". The person that was fighting Bert Zupanic in the ring was WWE superstar Rob Van Dam.

    • Despite the fact it makes for a neat little ending, showing Mulder & Scully's battle scars - as soon as the first set of twins come into the auditorium, everyone in the place starts to fight with each other.
      Then when the second set arrive it gets worse, and yet during that scene there's no indication that either agent was affected. Mulder is surveying the scene and avoiding the violence going on around him. Scully is smiling to have introduced the second boxer guy. Surely if the effect of having these people in the same location was as automatic as we'd seen previously, everyone should have been fighting from the outset, including Mulder & Scully.

    • Why is Mr Saperstein in Mulder's office when Scully explains what has happened? Especially considering he doesn't have a visitors clip, and the fact he is smoking in the FBI headquarters.

    • Scully tells Burt that Betty lived in a blue house and later tells Mulder that she found Lulu, who lived in a pink house. Betty actually lived in the pink house and Lulu lived in the blue one.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Scully: Mulder?
      Mulder: Yeah
      Scully: Where have you been?
      Mulder: Seeing a side of Kansas City few man have the privilege to see
      Scully: What happened to you?
      Mulder: I got suck into a storm drain

  • NOTES (5)

    • Kathy Griffin receives the "and" credit.

    • Rob Szatkowski, noted in guest stars above, is WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam.

    • The doppelgangers for Mulder and Scully are Steve Kiziak and Arlene Pileggi, who are also the stand-ins for the actors. Steve Kiziak appeared as himself in 'Hungry' and Arlene Pileggi (wife of Mitch Pileggi) has appeared in several episodes as Skinner's assistant.

    • Saperstein says "Ma nish ta na" when Mulder mispronounces his name, which is Hebrew. The basic English translation is "So what else is new?".

    • Scully tells Mulder "That's why they put the 'I' in FBI." Mulder said the same thing to her in the series Pilot episode.


    • Mulder: I'm looking for That Girl, and then Betty turns around.
      This is the tag line and set-up from the TV show That Girl a show starring Marlo Thomas as a actress/model trying to make it in New York city. The show aired from 1966 to 1971.

    • The "Koko's" copy shops are a clear reference to the "Kinko's" copy shops, which had a similar color scheme and design before being bought out by FedEx in 2004.

    • Title: Fight Club
      Taken presumably from the 1999 film of the same name, where people meet up to beat each other up for no particularly rational reason.