Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Assistant Director Walter Skinner
When Scully is doing the autopsy on Anson Stokes, she uses yellow dust to make him visible again. She begins with his face, after which we cut to where she has done the entire body. We can also see his hair, even though it's not made yellow, but is the original brown colour.
In this episode Mulder mentioned Mark Twain trailpark. Mark Twain was a very successful author. His books included, Huckleberry Fin and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
When Leslie wishes for his brother to come back; he comes back, "as is." Why doesn't he come back invisible?
Jenn: I bet you wish you hadn't made your first wish.
Mulder: (sarcasticly) Yes I do since you butchered the intent of that wish so completely. (people appear behind Mulder including Skinner) And another thing. I think that you have a horrible attitude. I guess that comes from being rolled up in a rug for the last 500 years. But we're not all that stupid. We're not all chimpanzees with revolvers. I think there's another possibility here and that it's that YOURE A BITCH! (Jenn points at Skinner behind him
Skinner: Agent Mulder? (Mulder turns around with a panic look on his face)
Mulder: The trick is to be specific. To make the wish perfect. That way, everyone is going to benefit. It's going to be a safer world, a happier world. There's going to be food for everyone, freedom for everyone, the end of the tyranny of the powerful over the weak. Am I leaving anything out?
Scully: It sounds wonderful.
Mulder: Then what's the problem?
Scully: Maybe it's the whole point of our lives here, Mulder -- to achieve that. Maybe it's a process that one man shouldn't try and circumvent with a single wish.
Mulder: You know, I think I'm beginning to see the problem here. You say that most people make the wrong wishes, right?
Jenn: Without fail. It's like giving a chimpanzee a revolver.
Mulder: What would your wish be if you were in my place?
Jenn: I'm not you. It doesn't matter.
Mulder: But, I just... you know, I'd like to know.
Jenn: I'd... wish that I'd never heard the word "wish" before. I'd wish that I could live my life moment by moment... enjoying it for what it is instead of... instead of worrying about what it isn't. I'd... sit down somewhere with a great cup of coffee and I'd watch the world go by.
Jenn: That's the conclusion you've drawn? That I'm evil?
Mulder: Well, possibly evil. Possibly cursed. A curse to others.
Jenn: The only thing you people are cursed with is stupidity. All of you. Everybody. Mankind. Everyone I have ever come into contact with without fail. Always asking for the wrong thing.
Mulder: You mean making the wrong wishes.
Jenn: Yeah, it's always: "Give me money, give me big boobs, give me a big hoo-hoo, make me cool like the Fonz." Or whoever's the big name now.
Mulder: You been out of circulation a long time.
(Mulder gets Leslie to admit he knows what a genie is by getting him to join Mulder in humming the theme to the show "I Dream of Jeannie")
Mulder: Yeah. Only Barbra Eden never killed anybody.
Mulder: I don't want you to take this as some kind of edict to bring back the Third Reich or make everyone's eyes grow on stalks....
Jenn: Oh, gee, and I was so looking forward to that.
Mulder: This is Anson Stokes, huh?
Scully: It is. His dental records are a match. He was found about a half a mile from his house. He was probably hit by a car or a truck or .... something.
Mulder: And he's invisible.
Scully: Yes, he is. You know, Mulder, in the seven years that we've been working together I have seen some amazing things, but this? This takes the cake. It's...... It's going to change the boundaries of science.
Jenn: (to Leslie Stokes) Wanna make your third wish champ? I'd like to get out of here before the blowflies hatch.
Jenn: (after Anson announces that his third wish is for him to be able to become invisible) Your wish is breathtaking in its unoriginality.
(The Stokes brothers are trying to decide what Anson's last wish should be)
Lesley: Wish for money.
Anson: Okay, that's not bad, that's not bad, that's not bad, but don't you think maybe we should think of something that would ki-, I don't know, generate money, instead of the actual - the money, itself?
Jenn: Brains? Talent? Hard Work?
Scully: Where the hell did she go?
Mulder: (Impersonating Barbara Eden from "I Dream of Jeanie" by folding his arms, and noding his head) Boink!
Mulder: You don't remember disappearing off the face of the earth for about an hour this morning?
Mulder: I can't believe you don't want butter on your popcorn. Uggh. It's un-American.
Scully: 'Caddyshack', Mulder?
Mulder: It's a classic American movie.
Scully: That's what every guy says. It's a guy movie.
Mulder: Okay, when you invite me over to your place we can watch 'Steel Magnolias'.
Scully: So, um... What's the occasion?
Mulder: I don't know. Just felt like the thing to do. Cheers.
Mulder: I don't know if you noticed but, um, I never made the world a happier place.
Scully: Well, I'm fairly happy. That's something.
Mulder: (seeing the invisible corpse covered in yellow powder) You missed a spot, Scully, I can see right through to his ass
Lesley Stokes: (making his last wish after rolling around in a wheelchair the entire episode) Wait, I've got it! LEGS! (trailer explodes!)
Mulder: Then there is the interesting way in which Mr. Flanken died.
Scully: How's that?
Mulder: Chronic morbid tumescence.
Scully: You don't mean what I think you mean?
Mulder: Scha-wing. On April 4, 1978, he was admitted to Gateway Memorial Hospital with an extreme priapic condition. Apparently, he was quite the specimen. They had to raise the doorframe in order to wheel him into his hospital room.
Unusually for the X-Files, this is the third comedy episode in a row.
The scene where Mulder walks through an empty street, after wishing for peace on earth, was shot on a Sunday morning and cost about $50,000, for some 10 seconds of filming.
In the original script, when Anson becomes invisible, his clothes were supposed to be seen moving, without a body inside, but it proved too expensive to shoot that way.
Mulder and Scully watch Caddyshack at the end of the episode, a reference to David Duchovny's first date with Tea Leoni, where they watched Caddyshack together and "just howled".
Mulder comments that Henry Flanken's death was on April 4th, which is also the birthdate of Gilligan's girlfriend, Holly.
'Je Souhaite' is French for "I Wish"
Television Reference: I Dream of Jeannie
Mulder hums the theme to this late 60's/early 70's sitcom, as well as referring to its star Barbara Eden.
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