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"Propane Boom" and this episode were temporarily pulled due from re-runs on September 11, 2001 due to the terror attacks on U,S, soil and the explosion of the Mega Lo Mart and the aftermath being too similar to the terror attacks. These episodes returned in syndication later in October 2001.
Kahn tells the Parable of the Strawberry during Buckley's funeral - I mean, come the fuck on already - in the third season premiere. Here's the plot from a fan wiki:
Mourners gather at Arlen cemetery to pay Buckley their last respects. Dale thinks the casket is empty, and opens it up to prove it, but instead finds what is implied to be Buckley's badly-burned body, causing him to vomit in the casket.
During the service, Luanne seems unhinged, using the funeral as a forum to speak out against starvation in Ireland as if channeling Sinead O'Connor (whom she now resembles, having lost her hair), but when she shows a picture of a "starving Irish child", she unfurls a rolled-up poster of Bobby in his underwear, causing the shocked funeral-goers to think Luanne has lost it.
The minister becomes anxious and pleas for anybody else who may have known Buckley. Kahn, out of respect, comes to the front and states that annoying Hank changed his attitude towards him. Then Kahn breaks down in a mock-outburst about whether a world without Buckley is a world worth living in. He then lightens the mood and delivers a poignant Buddhist story that relates to Buckley’s death.
An anxious Hank hopes that Ladybird will be able to pick up Bobby’s scent. As soon as Hank leaves, Luanne claimed there were bigger problems in the world than one lost boy. Kahn tires of Luanne’s "strange Sinead O'Connor act" and tells her off for it. He wonders why she doesn't share his remorse over Buckley’s loss. Luanne enters the den, where she discovers a birthday card sent to her from Buckley. She is suddenly overwhelmed with grief.
"Gethsemane" is the twenty-fourth and final episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on May 18, 1997. It was directed by R.W. Goodwin, and written by series creator Chris Carter. "Gethsemane" featured guest appearances by Charles Cioffi, Sheila Larken and Pat Skipper, and introduced John Finn as recurring character Michael Kritschgau.
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