The X-Files is one of Jimmy Kimmel's all-time favorite shows. He was excited when he heard it was coming back and even more excited when creator Chris Carter invited him to be a part of it with original cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. In a new spoof, Jimmy Kimmel takes on the role of Agent King, who arrives to help Mulder and Scully get back in the swing of things. It appears the duo has been stuck in the 90s. After showing them how some new technology works, he convinces the pair to finally have sex. It's been 23 years, after all.
All-new episodes of The X-Files finally air this Sunday night. To help celebrate, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson poke some much needed fun at their FBI personas, in a show that sometimes takes itself a little too seriously. Agent King doesn't travel back in time. Instead, he discovers that Mulder and Scully have just never acclimated themselves to the changing world.
The iconic pair seem to know nothing about modern day technology. They have never seen high-speed Internet, and Mulder is very suspicious of smartphones. And while they have a kid togteher, who will show up at some point, grown up in these new episodes, they've never really given into their sexual frustrations with each other. That all changes here, as Jimmy Kimmel makes everything in this world right again.
In the clip, Jimmy Kimmel shows the suspicious FBI Agents that there is something way better than the AOL dial-up they've been using, which takes an eternity to upload and download anything with. Now the duo have an easier way to spread the truth to the masses. At one point, Gillian Anderson's Scully pulls out a gigantic 90s cell phone, with an antenna that crashes into the ceiling. But when Agent King shows her his smartphone, Mulder grabs it, smashing it against the wall, suspicious that it will trace them to their liar.
The funny spoof ends with King convincing the pair that they should really be getting it on. And they do, right there in front of him, much to the horror of an alien in a test tube. It's all done in good fun. If you want to see the real thing, the new X-Files event series debuts on Sunday, January 24, immediately following the NFC Championship Gameon Fox. This event series marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. The X-Files debuts with a special two-night event, continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).