The agents encounter a family of inbred, animal-like brothers living on a farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Adrian G. Griffiths ...
Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier ...
George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie ...
Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James ...
Radio Singer
Right Fielder
Neil Denis ...
Cory Fry ...


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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11 October 1996 (USA)  »

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A further inspiration came from a story in Charlie Chaplin's autobiography; while touring with a British musical theatre, he stayed at a tenement home. After dinner, the family took him upstairs to meet their son, pulling him out from under a bed. The son was a quadruple amputee who "flopp[ed] around" while they sang and danced. See more »


Scully and Mulder say that Edmund is both "brother and father" to the other two Peacock boys. Edmund is 42, according to the sheriff. That means that his mother/wife, Mrs. Peacock, must be at minimum in her early 50s, making any pregnancy extremely unlikely. It's possible that the Peacocks mutated genes allowed for pregnancy at such an advanced age, but this is ever explained, nor do Scully and Mulder even question it. See more »


Fox Mulder: Oh, that was just a little too Chuck Bronson for me.
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References Babe (1995) See more »


Wonderful! Wonderful!
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An amazing episode!
11 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"Home" is the most disturbing and shocking "X-File" ever made. It is a million times more effective than most Hollywood horror films out there. When the sheriff gets murdered and you hear the song "Wonderful, wonderful" playing in the background you cant help but feel a chill running down your spine. It gives you the creeps. There is some good humor thrown in the mix too. The make- up effects where really good as well. Glenn Morgan and James Wong have written their best story here, another good one by Morgan and Wong is Season One's "Beyond the Sea". I will watch this episode again in a years time probably, until then i will sleep with the lights on!

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