Great, I knew this would happen. Some season 9 episode audio commentaries were a pretty good indicative. More forced laughter and whatnot.I've watched the commentaries on "Sunday Cruddy Sunday", "Kidney Trouble", "Viva Ned Flanders", and "Mom and Pop Art". I gotta say, I don't wanna be that Scully-basher guy, but the quality of the commentaries is really parallel with the quality of the episodes. They just don't talk about... well, anything, really. They just tend to laugh at the jokes, explain them, try to remember who wrote each bit, and compare them to past and later similar jokes. They don't get into any real history behind the episodes very much, they don't talk about fan reactions, and most of all, they don't talk about the inspiration behind the stories (except for Al - before he had to run to get back to the movie). Scully, himself, doesn't say anything about where he wanted to take the show direction-wise as showrunner or anything either.