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(1993–2002)

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Followed by 

The X Files (1998)

Spin-off 

The X Files Game (1998) (Video Game)
The Lone Gunmen (2001) (TV Series)
The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

The Real X Files: America's Psychic Spies (1993) (TV Movie)
title reference
Policenauts (1994) (Video Game)
A wannabe cop makes references to characters from this film/
The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994) (TV Episode)
X-Files-esque invasion as the kids watch the adults behaving strangly and think it's a government conspiracy and to do with aliens.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Partners (1995) (TV Episode)
Munch says that on Friday nights, most people are at home watching X-Files
Martin: The Ex-Files (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Homer vs. Patty and Selma (1995) (TV Episode)
a musical cue plays that resembles the X-Files theme
Empty Nest: The Ex-Files (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Living Single: The Ex-File (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Almost Perfect: The Ex-Files (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gamesmaster: Episode #5.9 (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Butt X Files (1995) (Video)
title reference
Eek! the Cat: Eek Space 9 (1995) (TV Episode)
Agents Mulder and Scully are featured.
Little Lost Sea Serpent (1995) (Video)
Ozzy makes a passing reference to the series.
Picket Fences: Dem Bones (1996) (TV Episode)
Wambaugh mentions the show when stating something is 'fairytales'. Picket Fences has had several crossovers with the X-files series.
ReBoot: Trust No One (1996) (TV Episode)
CGI agents Fax Modem and Data Nully. Also, the episode title is shown in a similar font to the X-Files title font.
Chicago Hope: Hearts and Minds (1996) (TV Episode)
when a patient claims to be an alien abductee, the X-Files theme song can be heard.
Picket Fences: The Z Files (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Strange Luck: Lightning Strikes (1996) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder is mentioned by an FBI agent, as someone who works on paranormal cases
NewsRadio: Presence (1996) (TV Episode)
Dave sarcastically calls Beth Agent Sculley
Independence Day (1996)
A man in the satellite call centre talking on the phone says 'Yes ma'am, I love the X-Files too'
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Rafe prepares Katherine for his theory about the goings-on in the mansion by saying, ''I'm going to advance a weird Duchovny-an riff.''
Night Visitors (1996) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse Jackson
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) (TV Episode)
investigators have anagram names of mulder and scully
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Geek Like Me (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the Science Club students mentions Scully and Mulder that "the truth is out there".
Christmas Every Day (1996) (TV Movie)
One of the series Billy is ordered to avoid until he "recovers".
Gamesmaster: Episode #6.7 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Video box set shown.
Alien Species (1996)
"I feel like I'm in a bad episode of the X-Files"
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh (1996) (Video Game)
On the second session Curtis has with Dr. Harburg, he tells her about his suspicions of "Threshold Project". He comments that maybe he has been watching too much "The X-Files".
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
The blackboard joke reads "The truth is not out there."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Pack (1997) (TV Episode)
Is referenced in the dialogue: "I cannot believe that you, of all people, are trying to Scully me."
EastEnders: Episode dated 24 April 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Sarah is concerned about Joe and she talks to his mum, Lorraine. Sarah says, "He keeps talking about aliens taking people over." Lorraine replies, "It's just the TV. X Files and all that."
Austin Powers' Electric Pussycat Swingers Club (1997) (TV Movie)
Austin mentions 'The Shag Files'
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick and the Single Girl (1997) (TV Episode)
Harry, Tommy and Dick watch and discuss the show.
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced on the Fox Programming Chart
Goodnight Sweetheart: Careless Talk... (1997) (TV Episode)
Gary calls Yvonne "Agent Scully."
This Life: Milly Liar (1997) (TV Episode)
Anna says she got her dose of paranoia last night on The X-files, when Miles is overly suspicious.
Face (1997)
In a scene, about 40 min into the film, Stevie wears a shirt with the series logo and its tagline "The truth is out there" on it. He keeps wearing it for the remainder of the movie.
The Big One (1997)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (Video)
There are posters in Chris' room.
South Park: An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig (1997) (TV Episode)
Officer Barbrady says the boys have been watching X-Files too much.
The Necro Files (1997)
The title and the crew members' names
Dharma & Greg: The Ex-Files (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) (TV Episode)
Someone's halloween credit reads Mike "Agent" Scully, a reference to the character from this show.
The Nanny: The Ex-Niles (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Spin City: The Thirty Year Itch (1997) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Walker asks Paul if he is from the X-Files
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1997) (TV Episode)
"X-Files goes to Dublin"
The Nanny: From Flushing with Love (1997) (TV Episode)
Maxwell calls C.C. and Niles Scully and Mulder.
Laserhawk (1997)
Rodney calls the FBI and asks to speak to the X-Files department before Cara tells him it's just a t.v. show.
Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997) (Video)
He says that the suddeness of Princess Diana's death is like if you were watching The X-Files and suddenly, they'd killed off all of the characters. He also goes on to impersonate Mulder and Scully and to give an example of an episode, in this case where martians with big elbows are attacking them and they are beating them back with tennis rackets.
Triple X Files 1: Nicole and Margot (1997) (Video)
title reference
ReBoot: System Crash (1998) (TV Episode)
CGI agents Fax Modem and Data Nully.
Gex 64: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
mentions, "Has anyone seen Fox Mulder's sister?"
I've Been Waiting for You (1998) (TV Movie)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Guy (1998) (TV Episode)
theme song is played
Species II (1998)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Time for a Frisco burger in front of 'The X-Files.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
"Dear Agent Scully"
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 106 (1998) (TV Episode)
Colin mentions this show in Weird Newscasters.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Servo: Hey, any of you kids seen the truth? It's supposed to be out there.
Unhappily Ever After: X-Happily Ever After (1998) (TV Episode)
This episode is a persiflage of "The X-Files"
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Agent Dale Shelby and her partner, Agent Renard, have names that may be loosely derived from "The X Files" (1993) characters Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.
Diagnosis Murder: Resurrection: Part One (1998) (TV Episode)
While the two are discussing the manifesto of the radical criminal group "ROAR", Detective Steve Sloan admits to FBI agent Ron Wagner that his knowledge of shadowy government conspiracies comes from watching "The X-Files".
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Jesse Jackson
Dawson's Creek: The Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Pacey: Mulder and Scully never even kissed.
Malibu, CA: Surf Sale (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Traycee.
Nada en la nevera (1998)
The character "Santi" mentions he's watching The X-Files.
Just Shoot Me!: The Mask (1998) (TV Episode)
Glenn's e-mail address references this show.
The Faculty (1998)
Half-Life (1998) (Video Game)
Charmed: The Truth Is Out There... and It Hurts (1998) (TV Episode)
This is a combo reference to the TV series The X-Files because of the quote "the truth is out there" and the common phrase "the truth hurts".
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, It's No Fun Being an Illegal Alien (1998) (TV Episode)
Episode features an alien conspiracy storyline featuring three recurring guest stars from "The X-Files".
Live from the Lighthouse (1998) (TV Movie)
Sex Files: Sexecutioner (1998)
title reference
Sex Files 1: Gilly in the Woods (1998) (Video)
title reference/Agent Gilly (as in Gillian Anderson)
Sex Files 2: Babes in Black (1998) (Video)
title reference/Agent Gilly (as in Gillian Anderson)
Sex Files 3: The Raver (1998) (Video)
title reference/main character is FBI agent
Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 3 (1998) (TV Movie)
Mitch Pileggi: "Don't worry about calling Scully and Mulder"
Oh Yeah! Cartoons: F-Tales/Teddy & Art/Cat & Milkman (1998) (TV Episode)
F-Tales is a parody of this show.
Why Not Me? (1999)
The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) (TV Episode)
One of Comic Book Guy's bumper stickers reads: "The truth is in here."
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned twice
Blast from the Past (1999)
Troy: "It's like he's from X Files or something"
Analyze This (1999)
Dead Air (1999)
Life (1999)
Mentioned by a prisoner in the opening scene.
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
Cartman said "This is just like the X Files but more Awesome".
Goomer (1999)
"Expediente Z" ("The Z Files") mentioned in the Rip Goldman Show.
Good Eats: The Egg-Files (1999) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Daria: The Lawndale File (1999) (TV Episode)
Title and theme reference
Sliders: The Return of Maggie Beckett (1999) (TV Episode)
Maggie has seen the series. However, Mallory has never heard of it, suggesting that it never existed in his universe.
Fight Club (1999)
The boxed set of The X Files can be seen in the video shop being trashed
Detention: The Man with the Golden Brain (1999) (TV Episode)
The beginning of this episode is a parody to the opening of this show,
Treehouse Hostage (1999)
Timmy says that he saw something on it.
Spaced: Beginnings (1999) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned in conversation.
Spaced: Gatherings (1999) (TV Episode)
Tim is seen asleep with an X-Files action figure on his face.
Lukas: Eine Klasse für sich (1999) (TV Episode)
Lisa mentions Scully and Mulder.
Natural Selection (1999)
mentioned in dialogue
Popular: Under Siege (1999) (TV Episode)
Sam's informer calls himself Deep Throat, just like Mulder's informer.
Spaced: Epiphanies (1999) (TV Episode)
Brian wakes up and the clock shows the time 11:21, this is a really geeky in-joke to how this time showed up on clocks lots of times in this show.
Spaced: Ends (1999) (TV Episode)
Tim's line "...the only woman I've ever cared about who hasn't been computer generated or a fictional FBI agent..." refers to Lara Croft of Tomb Raider and Agent Scully of The X Files who we know Tim is a huge fan of.
The Longest Journey (1999) (Video Game)
Once the felame protagonist of the game wants to make a detective think that she is a police officer / agent so she introduces herself as "Agent Scully, FBI". It is evident that this is a remark aimed at the player / viewer because the detective responds by stating he does not know neither Agent Scully nor FBI (FBI does not exist in the world of this story).
Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999) (Video Game)
Futurama: A Head in the Polls (1999) (TV Episode)
Two of the heads on display at Head Museum's Tv Stars are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV Special)
referenced during the Nat X sketch
2000 AD (2000)
Character references the X-files
Trigger Happy TV: Episode #1.3 (2000) (TV Episode)
Alice Cooper mentions it.
Gun Shy (2000)
At the start of the movie the camera passes a table showing a pack of Morley cigarettes. Morley is a fictitious brand, smoked by "Cigarette Smoking Man" (William B. Davis) in The X-Files, where Mitch Pileggi works for the FBI, as A.D. Skinner.
Cleopatra 2525: Home (2000) (TV Episode)
Cleo tells Lily that Rose (Sarge) is on a quest to solve the X-Files and that, "The truth is out there."
The Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible (2000) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully are among the Fox telethon phone operators.
Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood: Salainen agentti (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the episode.
Multiple Personality Detective Psycho - Kazuhiko Amamiya Returns (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
"Spontaneous combustion? It's not 'The X-Files'."/Mulder & Scully mentioned
Angel: Sanctuary (2000) (TV Episode)
Kendrick compares Kate to Scully. She responds that she's more like Mulder, since she's a believer.
Family Guy: Wasted Talent (2000) (TV Episode)
One of the piano songs Peter plays
Relic Hunter: Fertile Ground (2000) (TV Episode)
Jor observes, "Grave's empty, Scully."
Good Eats: The Egg Files: Part 2 - Man with a Flan (2000) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Roswell: Harvest (2000) (TV Episode)
Maria mentions Scully and Mulder.
EastEnders: Episode dated 5 December 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Lisa says, "Ah. I thought you'd disappeared. It was getting like The X Files around here."
ER: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2001) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there" (on magazine)
Ally McBeal: The Ex-Files (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sugar & Spice (2001)
Relic Hunter: Eyes of Toklamanee (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Adam.
Love Bites (2001)
Spaced: Leaves (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster can be seen in Tim's room.
Dark Angel: I and I Am a Camera (2001) (TV Episode)
Logan's uncle tells him he watched too many X-Files as a boy
Undergrads: Virgins (2001) (TV Episode)
Theme from this Sci-Fi series plays as Gimpy shows off his screensaver of Gillian Anderson
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
Max tells Woden 'You've been watching too much X Files.'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Sissy mentions the show.
Prozac Nation (2001)
when Elizabeth Wurtzel is writing the piece on Bruce Springsteen, a pack of Morleys, the fictional cigarette brand from the "The X-Files" (1993) can be seen on her desk.
Undeclared: Prototype (2001) (TV Episode)
Steve rips the poster in half.
Nova: Secrets of the Mind (2001) (TV Episode)
Ramachandran refers to "The X-Files of neurology."
Route 666 (2001)
When Jack refuses to refer to Fred as Rabbit (his nickname), Rabbit calls Jack and Steph 'Mulder and Scully'.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) (Video Game)
Raiden's informant chooses the name "Deepthroat", and then switches to "Mr. X". In The X-Files, Mulder's first and second informants (respectively) had these names.
Spy Game (2001)
Thank Heaven (2001)
"The truth is out there" said in reference to aliens
Half-Life: Blue Shift (2001) (Video Game)
The Outer Limits: Dark Child (2002) (TV Episode)
Due to her claims to have been abducted by aliens, Susan tells Laura that people accuse her of having watched too many "X Files" episodes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Gone (2002) (TV Episode)
Buffy: "Muldering out what happened."
Becker: The Ex-Files (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Rose Red (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
mentioned in dialogue
Mysterious Ways: Face in the Crowd (2002) (TV Episode)
Declan's new teaching assitant brings up the show, after Declan says he investigates unexplained mysteries.
V.I.P.: The K Files (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Strange (2002) (TV Movie)
The characters and storylines are highly influenced by the X-files. It was also marketed as a British X-Files
Beck: Annonsmannen (2002) (TV Episode)
Gunvald mentions this TV show.
Dark Angel: Exposure (2002) (TV Episode)
Sketch says "The Truth is out there"
The Frightening (2002)
mentioned in dialogue
Dharma & Greg: The Tooth Is Out There (2002) (TV Episode)
They repeatedly talk about how Mitch Pileggi from The X Files is coming to their store opening.
Cheerleader Ninjas (2002)
title mentioned by character
Binge & Purge (2002) (Video)
Phone (2002)
"I Want To Believe" poster hanging in Ji-won's apartment
Punch (2002)
character mentions X-Files reruns
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Splinter Cell (2002) (Video Game)
In the C.I.A. building it is possible to enter an out-of-the-way room containing UFO-themed items and a computer with an encrypted email from 'F.M. FBI,' a reference to Special Agent Fox Mulder from this series.
I'm Alan Partridge: The Colour of Alan (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan claims his free torch is the same model as used on the show.
I'm Alan Partridge: Bravealan (2002) (TV Episode)
After a series of odd coincidences, Alan says "It's like The X-Files, but a pleasant X Files"
Taken: God's Equation (2002) (TV Episode)
Mary refers to the series.
Caméra café: Un gros, gros problème (2003) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue (Mulder and "Truth is Out There")
What Alice Found (2003)
talked about early in film when lead character comments on Gillian Anderson.
Stephen King's Dead Zone: The Man Who Never Was (2003) (TV Episode)
Johnny talks to himself about catching up with some episodes of the third season of the older show.
Willard (2003)
After School Special (2003)
the "I want to believe" poster that Mulder had behind his desk is seen
Momentum (2003) (TV Movie)
Tremors: A Little Paranoia Among the Friends (2003) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully are mentioned
Running on Karma (2003)
cause and consequences
The Year of the Rat (2003) (Video)
James Wong references the show in an interview situation
Doorstep Delivery (2003) (Short)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Timewatch: Britain's X Files (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference, and also mentioned by name during the show.
NCIS: The Truth Is Out There (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference: The phrase "The Truth is Out There" was usually shown on screen at the end of the opening credits sequence of The X-Files (1993).
Burning Annie (2004)
Tru Calling: Two Pair (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jack in Davis' apartment
Trekkies 2 (2004)
Mulder's UFO poster is seen at an Aussie fan's house.
Law & Order: Profile - Jesse L. Martin (2004) (Video)
Martin mentions his work on the series.
The British UFO Files (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Nick Pope.
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth' (2004) (Video)
mentioned too many times to count
Freddy vs Ghostbusters (2004) (Short)
One character refers to another as Fox Mulder, the lead character from the X-Files
Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding (2004) (TV Movie)
Mulder and Scully mentioned
Saving 'Star Wars' (2004)
A character mentions it, along with other TV shows
Millennium: Creating the Logo & Title Sequence (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Wonderfalls: Crime Dog (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
references the name piper maru as in x-files
Inside 'Harsh Realm' (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Justice League: Fearful Symmetry (2004) (TV Episode)
The Question's "I Know" poster with an alien's head as the "o" spoofs the "I Believe Poster".
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dusty Gozongas (2004) (TV Episode)
Shake suggests calling The X Files to investigate the chainsaw that "sprouted legs"
The O.C.: The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (2004) (TV Episode)
Caleb says "The truth is out there." This was the tagline from the hit FOX series.
Final Approach (2005) (Video)
"He's seen too many X-Files."
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Goliath (2005) (TV Episode)
the reporter calls Munch and Novak. "Mulder and Scully"
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
A Majestic agent will occasionally say, "The truth is right here, bi-otch!"
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
It's mentioned several times in conversation when they hire the lead actress from it.
Evil Aliens (2005)
Poster "I definitely believe" is shown akin to "I want to believe" one in Mulder's office.
Bones: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
Booth: What, you want me to spit in my hand? We're Scully and Mulder.
Supernatural: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
two FBI agents are called Mulder and Scully
American Dad!: All About Steve (2005) (TV Episode)
Stan speaks to a man and woman who are dressed as Mulder and Scully.
Supernatural: Phantom Traveler (2005) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there"
Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Mystery Project (2005) (Short)
Main character references the show: "It's a little bit like the X-Files."
Charmed: Hulkus Pocus (2005) (TV Episode)
The demon the sisters are after is named Krycheck, same as a character from the X Files the TV show.
De wereld draait door: Episode #1.33 (2005) (TV Episode)
Spierenburg jokes she could write ugliest dog of the world Sam into this series.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.58 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "What a (TV) Character!" category
Something Else: SETV Holiday Special 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
One sketch parodies the series
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Malcolm in the Middle: Hal Grieves (2006) (TV Episode)
in the dialogue between Abe and Lois about the telephone supporting program
Stalking Santa (2006)
Taylor Randall is credited as having authored a book titled "The X-Mas Files."
Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) (TV Episode)
Carrot Top jokes about David Duchovny as "Agent Skull-y"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.194 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Daves of Our Lives" category
The Venture Bros.: Hate Floats (2006) (TV Episode)
Brock cracks a joke that references Scully and Mulder.
20 to 1: Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars (2006) (TV Episode)
The theme music from this title is played during a segment about crop circles
Stargate SG-1: Memento Mori (2006) (TV Episode)
Vala mentions watching reruns of the X Files
House M.D.: Cane and Able (2006) (TV Episode)
House asks the team if they'd seen any "X-Files" that might inspire an explanation for their case.
Petrified (2006) (Video)
"so you're telling me you're some kind of 'X-Files' guy?"
Two and a Half Men: Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head (2006) (TV Episode)
Berta: "Yeh, I'm Scully, this is Mulder."
Supernatural: The Usual Suspects (2006) (TV Episode)
Dean calls Sam Agent Scully at the coffee shop.
Standoff: Heroine (2006) (TV Episode)
"Mulder and Scully" are mentioned.
Striking Range (2006)
Tagline: "Trust no one."
Dekkariaika: Sarjamurhaajan jäljillä (2006) (TV Episode)
Series is mentioned
Unmasking the Da Vinci Code (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Torchwood: End of Days (2007) (TV Episode)
Andy refers to Jack and Gwen as "Mulder and Scully."
Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island (2007) (Video)
"The truth is out there" sign
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Harriet Dinner: Part II (2007) (TV Episode)
Bevo said that the coyote had formerly worked on The X-Files.
Island of Lost Souls (2007)
In the room of Lulu and Sylvester, a "I want to Believe"-Poster can be seen. A similar poster decorated the wall of Mulder's and Scully's office
Film Noir (2007)
One of the names on the sign in Sam's office building was Fox Moulder, a reference to the character Fox Mulder on the t.v. show.
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Leapin' Lizards (2007) (TV Episode)
Greg: "I practically grew up watching the X-Files."
The Man from Earth (2007)
mention of cigarette smoking man
Kyle XY: House of Cards (2007) (TV Episode)
When Foss is dragging Declan inside Madacorp, Declan screams, "The truth is out there!" - The X Files' tagline
Heroes Unmasked: Double Trouble (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Passage to Zarahemla (2007)
Brock says, "You guys haven't seen too much 'Star Trek' or 'X-Files,' have you?"
House M.D.: Whatever It Takes (2007) (TV Episode)
Dr. Gregory House: FYI, my malpractice insurance doesn't cover alien autopsies. Samira Terzi: That's fine. X-files are the next wing over.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Goodbye and Good Luck (2007) (TV Episode)
Theme music heard.
The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy: Part 2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
'The A Files' CD is seen during the end credits
Supernatural: Mystery Spot (2008) (TV Episode)
Dean: Sounds pretty X-Files to me.
Breaking Bad: Cancer Man (2008) (TV Episode)
The episode's title is a reference to a character on The X-Files
InAlienable (2008)
Gerhard says, "Didn't I see this on X Files?"
Torchwood: Adrift (2008) (TV Episode)
Character refering to Jack as Mulder
Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008) (Video)
Discussion of episodes set in Richmond Va, but shot in Canada.
Dying Breed (2008)
"X-Files" mentioned in dialogue
American Dad!: Office Spaceman (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bones: The Verdict in the Story (2008) (TV Episode)
Caroline: No badges saying....'The Truth is Out There..."o
Smallville: Quest (2008) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers Chloe as Agent Scully from the TV series
Meet Dave (2008)
Knox mentions the series while talking to Dooley
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) (TV Movie)
Mentioned when Marissa says her fake name
Gossip Girl: The Ex-Files (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Supernatural: Monster Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
"The X-Files is a TV show. This is real."
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Smith mentions his dogs are named Mulder and Scully.
The Starter Wife: The Ex-Files (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Story of the Costume Drama: The Stars (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned as a part of Gillian Anderson's career
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
The case of the TV show is sitting in front of the T.V. in two seperate scenes.
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Lobo tells Connor that bringing back his detective character from death would be more like this series.
In the Loop (2009)
Mulder and Scully mentioned in dialogue.
The Young and the Restless: Episode #1.9076 (2009) (TV Episode)
Billy: "Don't worry, Scully, I've got my trusty ray gun."
Joseph and Hyrum (2009) (Short)
When Joseph is downstairs during the long hand-held take, a voice on the trailer in the living room can be heard saying, "I want to believe," a quote commonly seen/spoken in "The X-Files"
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
General W.R. Monger tells Susan "This place is an X-File wrapped in a cover-up and deep fried in a paranoid conspiracy."
UFO Hunters: Alien Harvest (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced once.
20 to 1: Sizzling Superstars (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme music is played when a segment on Gemma Ward comments on her alien-like looks.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Moon" will work for people who like this series.
Samantha Who?: The First Date (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Howard
New Tricks: The Truth Is Out There (2009) (TV Episode)
Gerry mentions the title in referencing some case files, and Brian replies: "The truth is out there"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $300 question
Supernatural: Good God, Y'All (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean says: This isn't "X Files", pal.
Numb3rs: Dreamland (2009) (TV Episode)
The X-files and Agent Mulder are mentioned
The Venture Bros.: Return to Malice (2009) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully mentioned by a henchman.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.48 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "In My Netflix Queue"
Bones: The X in the File (2010) (TV Episode)
Not only the episode title but even musical cues from the same network's hit series.. The X Files theme is used as a ringtone.
Supernatural: Sam, Interrupted (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.99 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
2010 AVN Awards Show (2010) (TV Special)
Dave Navarro mentions that there was a porn parody of the show in 2009
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Category entitled "The Truth is Out There"
Smallville: Conspiracy (2010) (TV Episode)
Lois mentions Agent Mulder and the X-Files
Daleks! Conquer and Destroy (2010) (Video)
Several X Files DVDs are visible on a shelf behind Matthew Savage.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.135 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Alliterative Actors"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $50,000 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.143 (2010) (TV Episode)
Category entitled "The 'Ex' Files"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.27 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that David Duchovny was on the show
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.161 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Inside the Actors Studio"
Fringe: Northwest Passage (2010) (TV Episode)
Ferguson's line "I think that you want to believe" refs Mulder's "I Want To Believe" poster
Burn Notice: Blind Spot (2010) (TV Episode)
Morley cigarettes are the brand of choice of Cigarette Smoking Man in X-files. Madeline Weston is seen packing a case of them in her luggage in this episode of Burn Notice.
Eureka: The Ex-Files (2010) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Bad Movie Beatdown: D-War (2010) (TV Episode)
In the FBI scene, Film Brain asks where Mulder, Scully or Robert Patrick are
Haven: The Trial of Audrey Parker (2010) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder is alluded to as a former FBI agent who worked with Howard
Castle: He's Dead, She's Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle calls Beckett "Scully" because she is skeptical of psychic abilities, yet she trusts her "gut."
The Big Bang Theory: The Apology Insufficiency (2010) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentons the characters "Mulder" and "Scully".
Castle: Murder Most Fowl (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle suggests Becket to dye her hair red and call him "Mulder"
Castle: Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle whistles the theme; dialog mentioning Mulder, Cigarette-Smoking Man, "the truth is out there"
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: 10 Commandments vs. Prince of Egypt (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme plays as the Critic contemplates whether or not Moses was human or not of this earth
Paul (2011)
Clive Gollings: Agent Mulder was right! Paul: Agent Mulder was my idea!
I Am Number Four (2011)
Sam mentions the TV series, and "I Want to Believe"
Californication: The Trial (2011) (TV Episode)
David Duchovny's "I look like an FBI agent" comment
Forget About It: Terminator (2011) (TV Episode)
David Duchovny is shown at one point and identified as an FBI agent.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played before the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Watchman Video Broadcast: UFO's: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.7 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Tosh.0: Leprechaun in Mobile (Investigation) (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme is played
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the Conspiracy of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Week segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Day segment.
Happily Divorced: A Kiss Is Just a Kiss (2011) (TV Episode)
Fran: "It's very weird.. it's a freakin' X-File!"
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.17 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Day segment.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Day segment.
Nikita: Falling Ash (2011) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff mentions it.
UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Supernatural: The Mentalists (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: The Widening Gyre (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin says the Agents remind him of another TV show. Later Agent Bryson says "I Want to Believe" a catchphrase from the X-files
Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) (Video Game)
The Imperial Agent trainer tells the player to "Trust no one"
Watchman Video Broadcast: NASA and the Holy Grail (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions that he's seen every episode of the X-Files.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Brute Force #3 (2012) (TV Episode)
"This remake of The X Files isn't very good."
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.60 (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the UFO of the Day segment.
Hagan Reviews: The Truth About Demons (2012) (TV Episode)
"...looking like an episode of The X Files..."
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.64 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Dead Weight (2012)
The female lead Samantha MacReady was named after Samantha Mulder in The X Files.
NASA: Pursuing the Holy Grail (2012) (Video)
Mike mentions that he's seen every episode of the X-Files.
Holliston: The Hooker: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
In trying to remember which movie Shocker was, Corri asks if it was about the guy who gets killed with electricty but is also the X-Files guys' boss.
American Reunion (2012)
Selena says she wrote fan-stories for this show
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Serpent and the Egg (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Shameful Sequels: Beethoven's 4th (2012) (TV Episode)
"I've seen the X-Files. I've never seen Mulder and Scully chase after a dog."
Awake: Slack Water (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Suburgatory: The Great Compromise (2012) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully mentioned
Ragged Isle: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (2012) (TV Episode)
Sheriff Dalton complains that Dr. Hoffman is more like Scully than Mulder when the doctor refuses to visit a psychic
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.214 (2012) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek mentions that he once appeared on the show
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.110 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Thick of It: Episode #4.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Phil tells Glenn that Oxfam won't take his X Files videos.
Rake: R vs. Turner (2012) (TV Episode)
Missie refers to Cleaver as 'Agent Mulder'.
Supernatural: Bitten (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Hunteri Heroici (2012) (TV Episode)
Dean is called Scully
Pastor Mike Online: Sandy Hook Massacre and Viewer Questions (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played at the end of the episode.
Utopia: Episode #1.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Wilson has a copy of Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster on his wall.
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Mulder is among the graffitti names
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.103 (2013) (TV Episode)
David Duchovny says that he would like to make another "X Files" movie
Grimm: Endangered (2013) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there"
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013) (Video Game)
The Age Verification Form lists Fox Mulder & Dana Scully as one of the questions.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for the show
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
Listed on the TV listing.
The Newsroom: Red Team III (2013) (TV Episode)
Will tells Charlie to talk to Deep Throat, a character in the X-Files who was the first source for Fox Mulder.
Hawaii Five-0: Ka 'oia'i'o ma loko (2013) (TV Episode)
When Jerry learns that the murdered is called Van Horn, he says "Holy Fox Mulder!". A couple of minutes later, he tells Danny "You're totally my Scully".
Revolution: Everyone Says I Love You (2013) (TV Episode)
Miles mentions "all this X-Files weirdness".
Lucas Bros Moving Co (2013) (TV Series)
"I Want to Believe" poster seen behind the couch in the Lucas Brothers' apartment.
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Home for the Holidays" digital short
Helix: Single Strand (2014) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder mentioned
Supernatural: Sharp Teeth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Life After Pi (2014)
Poster seen
Taxi Brooklyn: Ménage trouble (2014) (TV Episode)
Cat says she can't tell if her mother and Leo are Mulder and Scully or Cagney and Lacey.
Intruders: She Was Provisional (2014) (TV Episode)
The remarkable noise sound at the beginning of this episode is noticeably similar to the beginning of _"The X Files" (1993) {Pilot (#1.1)}_. This isn't a coincidence due to Glen Morgan's work as a co-executive producer for the early episodes of The X-Files (1993).
Kill Your Killer (2014)
Obvious Mulder and Scully parallels, especially during the school autopsy scene.
The Fear Project (2015)
One character hums the theme.
Blackstar Canyon
Chupacabra-El Mundo Gira 1997

Featured in 

Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) (TV Movie)
scenes from the series are shown here
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Movie)
clips
Secrets of the X Files, Part 1 (1995) (TV Special)
Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 (1996) (TV Special)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
clips
Inside the X Files (1998) (TV Special)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Movie)
clips
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
The Cigarette Smoking Man Revealed (1999) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage
Fox's Funniest Outtakes (2002) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
I Love the '90s: 1993 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three (2004) (Video)
clips shown from 'Millennium' episode
Reflections on 'The X-Files' (2004) (Video)
many clips shown
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Brief clip of opening titles during Josh Groban's salute to TV theme songs.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Neutro #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme plays
20 to 1: TV Couples (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
extra disappears/dead person blinks and breathes/chess board goes back onto table/rain disappears/crew seen in reflection/disappearing earpiece/window changes position/tree stump changes
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
In the video store the opening credits with GIllian Anderson can be seen. Later a fake tabloid from Episode Season 4, Episode 20: Small Potatoes is seen.
Nostalgia Critic: Cop and 1/2 (2011) (TV Episode)
theme song plays when Devon disappears
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme plays for "Nostalgiaween."
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme plays for Nostalgiaween.
Nostalgia Critic: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2011) (TV Episode)
theme plays during Nostalgiaween intro
Nostalgia Critic: Exorcist 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Theme plays for Nostalgiaween
America in Primetime: The Crusader (2011) (TV Episode)
Dana Scully is an example of the "Crusader".
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Movie)
clips
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Movie)
Dana Scully & Fox Mulder are #7.
Revealed: Robert Patrick (2013) (TV Episode)
Robert Patrick discusses the TV series.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
A clip is shown very briefly.
The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) (TV Episode)
theme plays
The Blockbuster Buster: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme song is the theme for "ERod's Theories"

Spoofed in 

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Dead of the Class/A Spooky and Poil Moment/Y-Files (1996) (TV Episode)
The entire episode of "The Y-Files" is a spoof of "The X-Files."
Animaniacs: Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner/No Time for Love/The Boo Network (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Boo Network" with "The Egg Files".
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
Appearance of Mulder and Scully to investigate aliens in Springfield.
The Sex Files (1997) (Video)
similar title/gay porn parody with line "The sex is out there"
Animal Crackers: Lyle Files/The Butler Did It (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference and spoof
Home Improvement: Believe It or Not (1998) (TV Episode)
Tim's dream is a spoof of Scully and Mulder
Millennium: Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me (1998) (TV Episode)
The alien autopsy scene spoofs The X Files - Mulder and Scully lookalikes are seen and a version of the theme is heard
Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page (1998) (TV Episode)
Spoof of the series in a skit.
That '70s Show: That Disco Episode (1998) (TV Episode)
Hyde says "Out there is the truth. The truth is out there, man."
Explodiert (1998) (Short)
Sex Files: Alien Erotica (1998)
the entire film is a parody of the X-Files
Crusade: The Visitors from Down the Street (1999) (TV Episode)
The whole episode is an X files Homage, where humans play the part of the aliens
Marsal (1999)
Sex Files: Alien Erotica II (2000)
The film is a parody of "The X Files".
The House of Morecock (2001) (Video)
"X-Files" theme plays in "Sex Files" parody with agents Dan Mully and Foxy Sculder
Zoolander (2001)
Ice Age (2002)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Mentions 'getting over the x-files in the sixth season' when everything is being explained.
The Creation Adventure Team: A Jurassic Ark Mystery (2003) (Video)
The "X-Tinct Files" and Agents Moler and Scaley are a spoof of The X Files.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
In one scene two investigators are shown at "Area 51" who resemble Scully and Mulder.
Robot Chicken: Junk in the Trunk (2005) (TV Episode)
A sketch with 'bloopers' from the show.
Slaughter Night (2006)
One guy whistles The X-File theme ironically in a tension moment.
Ochen russkiy detektiv (2008)
Characters resemble Scully and Mulder
Muchachada nui: Episode #3.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofs Mulder character in segment "Pitita Ridruejo Presenta Muchachada Nuí".
The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Adult XXX Parody.
CIS: Chaoten im Sondereinsatz (2010) (TV Movie)
Quote: "The truth is somewhere in there." During a labor scene "Broken" performed by UNKLE feat. Gavin Clarke can be heard. Same song was featured in the second X-Files movie.
The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Adult XXX Parody.
Supernatural: Clap Your Hands If You Believe (2010) (TV Episode)
The entire plot as well as a specially designed opening titles sequence.
Robot Chicken: The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "The V-Files" in the vampire TV segment
The Truth Was Supposed to Be Out Here: Don't Go in There! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mully's line of dialogue inside the house directly lifts from X Files, S01E02, 'Squeeze' in homage to the series.

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