The X-Files’ David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Recall Their Favorite Mulder-Scully Moment

The X-Files stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have played Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for more than 20 years, but there’s one moment they cherish above all the rest – and one close to many fans’ hearts.

Season 5’s “Post-Modern Prometheus” is a black-and-white episode that blends B-movies, Jerry Springer and comic books into a delightfully light comedy that ends with the two stars slow-dancing. “There’s a Cher impersonator up on stage and it’s kind of a happy ending to a monster story. And Mulder asks Scully to get up and dance,” Duchovny says of the unscripted moment. “It was always very emotional to me.”

Creator Chris Carter adds: “For me, it was the perfect Mulder-Scully moment in a relationship that had not been physical; all of the sudden here were these two characters dancing lovingly, and even kind of romantically, together. It was sweet and I’ll never forget it.”