Episode: War of the Coprophages Episode Number: 3x12 Tagline: The Truth is Out There Focus: Cockroaches
|Writing: Darin Morgan Direction: Kim Manners Original US Airdate: 05 Jan 1996 Nielsen Rating: 10.1|
Location: Miller's Grove, Massachussetts Title Explanation : War of the the Dung-Eaters (named like the War of the Worlds). The bugs are dung eaters. XF Novel Title: Die Bug Die
|The agents come to the aid of a town seemingly under attack by killer cockroaches.|
Scully: ". . . The very idea of intelligent
alien life is not only astronomically impossible, but at it's most basic
level downright anti-Darwinian."
Sheriff: "What are you doing?"
Sheriff: "Who was that?"
Mulder: "It appears that cockroaches
are mortally attacking people."
Gas Man: I thought that nowadays you
froze the insects to death.
Gas Man: The image of those cockroaches
has been permanently imprinted onto my brain. I see them every time
I close my eyes.
(After taking a hit on the burning
Dude: You really ought to, you know?
Try it! This stuff takes your mind and just sort of, you know, expands
Scully: Was there any evidence of
drug use at the crime scene?
Mulder: "I see the correlation, but just because I work for the federal government doesn't mean I'm an expert on cockroaches." ---
Scully: "Who died now?" ---
Scully: "Mulder, you're not thinking
about trespassing on government property again, are you? I know you've
done it in the past but I don't think this case war . . ."
Scully: "Her name is Bambi?" ---
Mulder: "Did you know that the ancient
Egyptians worshipped the scarab beetle and possibly erected the pyramids
to honor them, which may be giant symbolic dung heaps?"
Mulder: ". . . It took forever for
me to realize that it was no leaf."
Mulder: "Oh that makes perfect sense, Scully, I don't like it at all." ---
Scully: "Mulder, I'm coming up there."
Dr. Ibanov: "Anyone who thinks that alien visitation will come not in the form of robots but living beings with big eyes and grey skin, has been brainwashed by too much science-fiction." ---
Scully: "Mulder, this town is insane."
Mulder: "Crap." ---
Scully: "Smart is sexy. Think of it this way, Mulder. By the time there's another invasion of artificially intelligent dung eating robotic probes from outer space maybe their children will have devised a way to save our planet." ---
Mulder: "Scully, I never thought I'd say this to you but . . . you smell bad." ---
Sheriff: "You two should get some rest. You look pooped."