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Our Town 

Reports of foxfire on a field in Dudley, Arkansas lead Mulder and Scully to a bizarre situation regarding the townsfolk. Employees of the Chaco Chicken Corporation are displaying bizarre behavior, and the death rate is slowly increasing.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Frank Spotnitz
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Caroline Kava ... Doris Kearns
John Milford ... Walter Chaco
Gary Grubbs ... Sheriff Tom Arens
Timothy Webber ... Jess Harold
John Maclaren ... George Kearns (as John MacLaren)
Robin Mossley ... Dr. Vance Randolph
Gabrielle Miller ... Paula Gray
Hrothgar Mathews ... Mental Patient
Robert Moloney ... Worker
Carrie Cain-Sparks Carrie Cain-Sparks ... Maid (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
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Storyline

Reports of foxfire on a field in Dudley, Arkansas lead Mulder and Scully to a bizarre situation regarding the townsfolk. Employees of the Chaco Chicken Corporation are displaying bizarre behavior, and the death rate is slowly increasing.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

There is a passing reference to the Anasazi, an ancient lost civilization which will become the focal point of the upcoming story arc. See more »

Goofs

The chickens kept in the yard of Chaco's mansion is clearly a prop setup by the production.

It has no protection from the sun and there was no coop for the chickens to go inside from the rain. It was also far too small for the number of chickens shown. See more »

Quotes

Dana Scully: What are you talking about?
Fox Mulder: Some cannibalistic rituals are enacted with the belief that they can prolong life.
Dana Scully: Cannibalism is one thing, but increasing longevity by eating human flesh...
Fox Mulder: Think about it. From vampirism to Catholicism, whether literally or symbolically, the reward for eating flesh is eternal life.
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Connections

References Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Good People, Good Food!
11 May 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

Literally. Our Town has Mulder & Scully investigating a rural town in Arkansas that may have a cannibalistic cult. It's very creepy, especially toward the end. I really like Rob Bowman's direction of this episode. Some of visuals really stuck out to me. The first is when Mulder and Scully are viewing the video at the beginning of the episode and you can clearly see their reflections as they watch the video. I like that for some reason. I also like the visual of Paula Gray sinking into the feed. It's a symbolic foreshadowing of what Mulder and Scully discover later. Finally, anytime you see a river full of blood, you know you're in for a gruesome treat. A funny moment is when Scully enters the room containing the bones with a bucket of Chaco Chicken. Mulder then explains his cannibalistic idea and Scully decidedly places the bucket of chicken down. This episode has it all: creepiness, suspense, grossness, action, & humor. Throw in a good story to boot, and you have the makings of a great episode.


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