Original air date: Sept. 4, 1998.
• This is the last special they did for Sci-Fi Channel, and there’s a real sense that the relationship is fraying at the edges. Still some of the riffing is hilarious.
• This arrived as Season 9 was coming to an end, a few days after 912- THE SCREAMING SKULL debuted and a couple of weeks before the season finale, 913- QUEST OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS.
• Crow notes that movies based on television shows “is a ridiculous notion.” Ahem.
• For some reason, the “X Files” clip is deleted from the YouTube version of the show.
• As much fun as last year’s “summer blockbuster review” song was, this year’s doesn’t quite measure up. It’s a little lame.
• “We’ll be right back after this Kahlua commercial” was a reference to the endless commercials for the tasty booze product that were running during the show about this time.
• Movies: “X-Files” (clip missing from YouTube), “Ever After,” “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,” “The Truman Show (trailer segment and clip), “Pi,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Small Soldiers,” “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon.”
• Fave riff: “I can’t have gluten in my underpants.”