Jump the Shark
The X-Files Season 9

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Episode Info

While pursuing his theory that shark cartilage can be used as a cure for cancer, immunologist Prof. Houghton (Timothy Landfield) is the victim of a savage attack. Former Area 51 operative Morris Fletcher (Michael McKean) is convinced that the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood), the nerdy trio of conspiracy theorists who have assisted in many an X-Files investigation, are somehow connected to the assault on Houghton. Further complicating matters is the presence of two other familiar characters: the Lone Gunmen's friendly nemesis, Yves Adele Harlow (Zuleikha Robinson) and erstwhile do-gooder Jimmy Bond (Stephen Snedden). Its title drawn from an Internet phrase referring to the moment in which a popular TV show "goes bad" (e.g. Fonzie's water-ski jump over a shark on Happy Days), "Jump the Shark" first aired on April 21, 2002.

Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick
John Doggett
Annabeth Gish
Monica Reyes
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Tom Braidwood
Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly
Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers
Michael McKean
Morris Fletcher
Zuleikha Robinson
Yves Adele Harlow
Jim Fyfe
Jimmy the Geek
Marcus Giamatti
John Gillnitz
John Prosky
Medical Examiner
Timothy Landfield
Professor Douglas Houghton
Robert Joseph
Big Security Guard
Chris Carter
Executive Producer
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