I'll be honest with you — I'm feeling a little bit apprehensive leading up to Sunday night's premiere of the X-Files reboot. I've loved Mulder and Scully for a good part of my 31 years on this planet, and while I'm really excited to see them again, I'm also pretty terrified that the show's (and the characters') once great legacy is going to be completely destroyed because some Fox programming head got a little nostalgic and thought he could make some extra cash on the series' enduring popularity over a decade after it went off the air. Thankfully, we've got things like Jimmy Kimmel's new X-Files parody to bring a little levity to what's a somewhat tense situations for longtime fans of the show, and somehow it's everything we ever needed but never knew we did.
Leading up to Sunday night's premiere, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to create the short clip, in which Kimmel himself plays an FBI agent working with Mulder and Scully on a case. The only problem is that despite it being 2016, Mulder and Scully seem to know nothing about modern technology like the Internet or smartphones, and they still haven't given into all that sexual frustration. Thankfully, Kimmel is an ally to the 'shipper in all of us and has put everything in its proper place.
He Introduces Mulder & Scully To The Internet
I mean, sure, it's AOL dial-up that takes an incredibly long time to connect — and sure, the Internet actually existed when the original X-Files was still on the air — but now Kimmel's give Mulder and Scully another place to spread the Truth. Thank goodness!
He Updates Scully's Cellphone
When Scully whips out that gigantic '90s cell phone with the antenna that nearly reaches the ceiling, I couldn't help but laugh. My, how times have changed since the show's original run. Of course, Mulder is a bit too suspicious and ruins Kimmel's smartphone right away... but A+ for effort.
He Assuages Their Fears
A lot of things about the '90s that we thought were super cool at the time — pogs, Beanie Babies, flourescent hair scrunchies — have gone the way of the wind and are actually anything but, now. Not Mulder and Scully, though. They were cool then, and we still love them now... even if the new series ends up being a major disaster.
He Convinces Them To Finally Have Sex
I mean, we all know that Mulder and Scully are soulmates and that they did indeed have sex (yes, even during the original run), but longtime 'shippers do sort of wish we had more onscreen confirmation of that because I guess we're all perverts (or maybe I'm just speaking for myself). Thankfully, they're happy to oblige.
You can watch Jimmy Kimmel's full X-Files parody below. Go on, you know you want to!
Who knows what the new series of The X-Files will bring? In the meantime, we've got this, and that's enough for me (at least for today).
Images: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube