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The X Files (1998)

Edited into 

The X-Files: Re-Opened (2015) (TV Short)
Clips shown


The X-Files Game (1998) (Video Game)
The game is set sometime during Season 3 of X-Files.
The Lone Gunmen (2001) (TV Series)
The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (Video Game)
The game is based on season 7 of the series.


The Magician: Pilot (1973) (TV Episode)
Mulder's sister was abducted by aliens while watching the series.
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
Cited by Chris Carter as an influence.

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
The Larry Sanders Show: The Bump (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned several times as David Duchovny series.
The Larry Sanders Show: Jeannie's Visit (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Larry.
Living Single: The Ex-File (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Baywatch Nights (1995) (TV Series)
Season two of Baywatch Nights was inspired by the show.
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.
Roundhouse: Endings (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as the 'Ex X-Files'
Picket Fences: Dem Bones (1996) (TV Episode)
Wambaugh mentions the show when calling the newly discovered 50 year old evidence 'fairytales'. Picket Fences was to have had several crossovers with the X-files series but that never ended up happening.
Goosebumps: It Came from Beneath the Sink (1996) (TV Episode)
Carlo says, "This is better than 'The X Files'."
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
Renegade: Hard Evidence (1996) (TV Episode)
In this unofficial X-Files crossover, Steven Williams, who played Mr. X on The X-Files, guest-stars as a dishonored ex airforce officer who hires Reno and Bobby to infiltrate the airbase where a crashed UFO is supposedly hidden and blow the government and military conspiracy around it wide open while avoiding corrupt FBI agents who are trying to kill them. Also, Angela jokes that the only thing left inside the base are probably just the paperclips the military left behind. Paper Clip happens to be the name of a classic X-Files episode about the ufo conspiracy.
Strange Luck: Lightning Strikes (1996) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder is mentioned by an FBI agent, as someone who works on paranormal cases
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "X-Flies"
Weird Science: You'll Never Eat Brains in This Town Again (1996) (TV Episode)
Principal Scampi tells Gary and Wyatt that the series is a guilty pleasure of his and says, "That Agent Scully can dissect me anytime. Woof."
The Vicar of Dibley: The Easter Bunny (1996) (TV Episode)
Geraldine asks the council whether she has just stumbled into The X Files.
NewsRadio: Presence (1996) (TV Episode)
Dave sarcastically calls Beth Agent Sculley
Weird Science: Lisarella (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary refers to the series.
Independence Day (1996)
A man in the satellite call centre talking on the phone says 'Yes ma'am, I love the X-Files too'
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode dated 19 July 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dave mentions the show and David talks about his new found fame.
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.''
Dark Skies (1996) (TV Series)
Plot elements.
Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms (1996) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions the show.
Pinky and the Brain: Plan Brain from Outer Space (1996) (TV Episode)
Pinky watches sci-fi show The Z Files.
Night Visitors (1996) (TV Movie)
Freakazoid!: Virtual Freak (1996) (TV Episode)
A worker says, "I desire to date Agent Scully of 'The X Files.'"
Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse Jackson
The Cape: The Need to Know (1996) (TV Episode)
When Tamara admits that the substance might be alien, her skeptical colleague whistles what sounds like the X-Files theme.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) (TV Episode)
Dulmur and Lucsly are near anagrams 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)
Buffy says to Giles, "I cannot believe that you, of all people, are trying to Scully me."
Millennium: Lamentation (1997) (TV Episode)
After the scene in the FBI briefing room, Frank is at the top of some stairs. Two agents who look a lot like Scully and Mulder are walking down the stairs from the right. This is an in-joke, since these Scully and Mulder look-alikes are actually played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson's regular stunt doubles on X-Files.
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 Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club (1997) (TV Short)
Austin mentions 'The Shag Files'
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: Fire Within/Fate (1997) (TV Episode)
The student protagonist calls Doyle "X-Files".
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
One of the Question 11 intros references the television series, and it is mentioned in one of the questions.
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."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
"You know, the truth is out there."
Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997) (TV Episode)
A poster for the show hangs on a wall in the video store.
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
Millennium: Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' (1997) (TV Episode)
As an in-joke, David Duchovny who plays Mulder is seen on several "before and after" movie posters in the episode as a different character, an actor, who looks exactly like Mulder. Also Jose Chung is a crossover character from X-Files.
Goosebumps: Werewolf Skin: Part 2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Alex mentions the show.
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
L.A. Heat: National Security (1997) (TV Episode)
Chase tells August "I bet you don't even watch The X-Files."
Student Bodies: Mags' Dark Side (1997) (TV Episode)
Flash tells Mags that the truth is out there.
ReBoot: System Crash (1998) (TV Episode)
CGI agents Fax Modem and Data Nully.
The Osiris Chronicles (1998) (TV Movie)
Protagonist obsessed with finding his little sister who got abducted by aliens.
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
mentions, "Has anyone seen Fox Mulder's sister?"
Catatonia: Mulder and Scully (1998) (Video)
Lyrical reference.
Breaker High: The Deck's Files (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
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.'"
Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 3 (1998) (TV Special)
Mitch Pileggi: "Don't worry about calling Scully and Mulder"
Millennium: The Time Is Now (1998) (TV Episode)
Morley cigarette pack shown.
Student Bodies: Secret Weapon (1998) (TV Episode)
Chris sarcastically refers to Cody as "Mulder."
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".
Watchers 4 (1998)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Alan tells Christy, "I'm more of an 'X-Files' kinda guy."
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.
The Feeble Files (1998) (Video Game)
Title reference. Also, elements of the plot.
Diagnosis Murder: Resurrection: Part 1 (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.
Early Edition: A Horse Is a Horse (1998) (TV Episode)
Erica mentioned.
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.
Celebrity Deathmatch: 37th Annual Sci-Fi Fight Night (1998) (TV Episode)
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are dressed as their characters from the show
Malibu, CA: The Classic Car (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jason.
Troldspejlet: Episode #20.10 (1998) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the tv-series in his reviews of the books Matt og det uforklarlige 1: Wollagong-gåden and Katteørene
The Faculty (1998)
Casey says, "Maybe 'The X-Files' is right!"
Half-Life (1998) (Video Game)
The G-Man character is heaily influenced by Cigarette Smoking Man.
Spy Fox in Cheese Chase (1998) (Video Game)
The 79th level is titled "The F.O.X. Files".
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".
Live from the Lighthouse (1998) (TV Special)
Cupid: End of an Eros (1998) (TV Episode)
Trevor calls Claire "Scully."
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
Oh Yeah! Cartoons: The F-Tales/Teddy and Art: 25 Cent Trouble/Cat and Milkman (1998) (TV Episode)
F-Tales is a parody of this show.
Barenaked Ladies: One Week (1998) (Video)
"Watching X-Files with no lights on, we're dans la maison/I hope the Smoking Man's in this one."
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."
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain: At the Hop! (1999) (TV Episode)
Rockin' Johnny Hot says, "This is 'X-Files' spooky."
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned twice
Blast from the Past (1999)
Troy: "It's like he's from X Files or something"
Boy Meets World: Getting Hitched (1999) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to Mulder and Scully.
The Last Days of the Board (1999) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by name as a TV series that could be classified
Analyze This (1999)
Station Zero: Episode #1.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Mulder & Scully mentioned.
Hey Arnold!: Big Gino/Jamie O in Love (1999) (TV Episode)
Arnold and Gerald watch a show called The Z-Files.
Dead Air (1999)
Life (1999)
Mentioned by a prisoner in the opening scene.
Queer as Folk: Episode #1.8 (1999) (TV Episode)
Vince mentions Fox Mulder.
Teenage Space Vampires (1999)
Poster seen in Billy's bedroom.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV Special)
referenced during the Nat X sketch
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The graph of Canada's economy reveals that a significant portion of the country's income comes from filming of The X-Files.
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.
Big Wolf on Campus: Game Over (1999) (TV Episode)
Becky says, "My brother with Tommy Dawkins. This is so 'X-Files'."
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.
Dawson's Creek: Home Movies (1999) (TV Episode)
Pacey refers to Joey as "Scully".
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: The X-Friends Files (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
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.
Once and Again: The Ex-Files (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
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.
Dawson's Creek: Escape from Witch Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Joey says, "This is one X-Files we're never going to close".
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)
The G-Man character is heaily influenced by Cigarette Smoking Man.
Ragdoll (1999)
The detective interrogating Kwame mentions this show.
Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum (1999) (TV Movie)
"I become an X-Files episode"
Bloodhound Gang: The Bad Touch (1999) (Video)
It's mentioned in the song.
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.
Max Knight: Ultra Spy (2000) (TV Movie)
Mulder and Scully mentioned
Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood: Salainen agentti (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the episode.
Roswell: Tess, Lies and Videotape (2000) (TV Episode)
When the Sheriff comes into the museum to talk to Max, Max is putting up a sign that says "Trust No One", which is a key theme, and on a prominent poster in that series.
The Others: The Ones That Lie in Wait (2000) (TV Episode)
Miles says there is a web chat online about Mulder & Scully shippers discussing whether Mulder and Scully should get married.
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 II: Man with a Flan (2000) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Roswell: Harvest (2000) (TV Episode)
Maria mentions Scully and Mulder.
Unbreakable (2000)
X-Files comics were on display at the comic shop.
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."
The Mystery of Spoon River (2000)
Mentioned in dialogue
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)
Baywatch: The Ex-Files (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
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
The Lone Gunmen: All About Yves (2001) (TV Episode)
Mulder shows up.
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
Max tells Woden 'You've been watching too much X-Files.'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay refers to the series.
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.
Stargate SG-1: Wormhole X-Treme! (2001) (TV Episode)
"Research says that shows with "X" in the name get higher ratings"
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 G-Man character is heaily influenced by Cigarette Smoking Man.
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 episodes of The X-Files (1993).
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
Summer (2002)
Brad mentions the show by name.
Sheena: Maltaka Files (2002) (TV Episode)
The title of the episode references the title of the show, the episode deals with alien abductions and the famous X-Files music sting plays several times throughout the episode as a direct in-joke reference to the show.
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: Pilot (2002) (TV Episode)
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
Smallville: Duplicity (2002) (TV Episode)
Pete hums the theme tune.
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Birds of Prey: Prey for the Hunter (2002) (TV Episode)
Morton refers to himself as "Mulder Junior"
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 discovering he has various things in common with Dan, Alan says, "It's like The X Files, but a pleasant X Files."
Taken: God's Equation (2002) (TV Episode)
When Ray demands to talk to whoever runs the FBI's extraterrestrial project, Mary says, "Like on 'X-Files'?"
Farscape: Kansas (2002) (TV Episode)
The state trooper with the alien pumpkin is interviewed by a male & female FBI agent bearing a resemblance to Mulder and Skully
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.
Smallville: Fever (2003) (TV Episode)
Pete refers to the series.
The 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)
Jeopardy!: Episode #19.150 (2003) (TV Episode)
Correct response in the "TV Series Episodes" category.
Everwood: The Miracle of Everwood (2003) (TV Episode)
Amy: "She's like an X-File."
Everwood: Moonlight Sonata (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Amy
Barely Legal (2003)
the "I want to believe" poster that Mulder had behind his desk is seen
Momentum (2003) (TV Movie)
Tremors: A Little Paranoia Among 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
The Cramp Twins: Hotel Hysteria/Alien Glow (2003) (TV Episode)
Agent X makes an off-hand reference that there may be other life out there
Doorstep Delivery (2003) (Short)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Smallville: Perry (2003) (TV Episode)
Perry White works for a series called "X-Styles".
Only Fools and Horses: Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) (TV Episode)
Trigger is enthralled by the show.
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.
Cold Case: The Plan (2004) (TV Episode)
One of the interrogated suspect men chain-smokes Morley's cigarettes under stress. Morley's was a fictional brand of cigarettes smoked by the enigmatic Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files, which the CSM started chain-smoking due to the stress of having to assasinate a president.
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
Christopher Titus: Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding (2004) (TV Special)
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)
mentioned once
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
references the name piper maru as in x-files
Inside 'Harsh Realm' (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Justice League Unlimited: 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"
Without a Trace: Light Years (2004) (TV Episode)
Duncan ask Martin and Samantha if their Scully and Mulder.
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."
Good Eats: Myth Smashers (2005) (TV Episode)
Alton's conclusion that "The truth is out there," coupled with the UFO poster behind him makes for a serious X-connection.
Elephant Shoes (2005)
Manny mentions the show by name.
Still Life (2005) (Video Game)
A ripped "I Want to Believe" poster can be seen at Kolar's apartment.
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.
Condemned: Criminal Origins (2005) (Video Game)
Said to be one of the inspirations for the game.
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.
Global Frequency (2005) (TV Movie)
Numerous story elements.
NCIS: Head Case (2006) (TV Episode)
When McGee and DiNozzo enter Martin's back room, McGee says it feels as if they've just walked into an episode of The X Files.
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.
Gone (2006)
While being told what's happening, Scott claims that it sounds like X-Files kind of stuff.
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 (1993).
House: 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?"
Kupredu levá, kupredu pravá (2006)
Poster of Mulder and Scully seen in David's apartment.
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.
Las Vegas: History of Violins (2006) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully mentioned by DeLinda.
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
NCIS: Ex-File (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Passage to Zarahemla (2007)
Brock says, "You guys haven't seen too much 'Star Trek' or 'X-Files,' have you?"
House: 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)
Alan refers to the series.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
'The A Files' CD is seen during the end credits
InAlienable (2007)
Gerhard says, "Didn't I see this on X Files?"
Supernatural: Mystery Spot (2008) (TV Episode)
Dean: Sounds pretty X-Files to me.
Breaking Bad: Cancer Man (2008) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference to Cigarette-Smoking Man nicknamed the same. Series creator Vince Gilligan had previously served as a writer and producer that series.
Torchwood: Adrift (2008) (TV Episode)
Character refering to Jack as Mulder
Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008)
Referenced by George
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."
My Name Is Earl: Randy's List Item (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Joy
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."
Still Life 2 (2009) (Video Game)
One of the possible passwords for the FBI website is Scully66.
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.
Burn Notice: Fearless Leader (2009) (TV Episode)
Morley cigarettes used by the group hitting drug dealers. Morley is what the Cigarette Smoking man smokes.
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"
Runaway: A Twist of Fate (2009) (Video Game)
Mention of Fox Mulder in game dialogue
Scrubs: Our Couples (2010) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there"
David Doom: Conker: Live & Reloaded (2010) (TV Episode)
David mentions it
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.
Castle: Sucker Punch (2010) (TV Episode)
Beckett mockingly refers to Castle as Deep Throat at one point.
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 refers to Bernard Chisholm as "Agent Mulder" and tells him that she'll write his "X-Files exposé."
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"
The Vampire Diaries: A Few Good Men (2010) (TV Episode)
In a flashback, Alaric Saltzman tells his wife Isobel that she is "like Mulder, except hotter and a girl." She says to him that "Mulder was right in the end."
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" references Mulder's "I Want To Believe" poster
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
Mischievous Kiss: Episode #1.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Total Drama: The Ex-Files (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
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."
Gray Matter (2010) (Video Game)
Charles owns a "I Want to Believe" poster in his dorm room.
The Big Bang Theory: The Apology Insufficiency (2010) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentons the characters "Mulder" and "Scully".
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
Supernatural: Clap Your Hands If You Believe (2010) (TV Episode)
The opening credits and some random references throuhout the episode
Nobody Else But You (2011)
Agent Mulder's name is mentioned
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"
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme music is played when Erika Heynatz talks about Gemma Ward entrancing the fashion world with her alien-like looks.
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.
Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
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 Michael Hoggard, 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 Michael Hoggard.
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011) (Video)
Heimlich has a "I Want To Believe" Poster in his room
Atop the Fourth Wall: Silent Hill: The Grinning Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Linkara calls Mayberry "Fox Mulder if he was a wuss." He also embellishes the "truth is out there" quote.
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. Also, Charlie's clock in the kitchen displays 11:21, a reoccurring number 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
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Carson mentions Mulder and Scully
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
The Real Sherlock Holmes (2012) (TV Movie)
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
Gravity Falls (2012) (TV Series)
Several episodes reference to "Trust no one." Creator Alex Hirsch revealed in an interview he is a huge fan of the X-Files and it greatly inspired Gravity Falls.
Moxina (2012) (Short)
For the forest shooting sequence.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.214 (2012) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek mentions that he once appeared on the show
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Girl called Scully
Shrek's Thrilling Tales (2012) (Video)
In the segment "The Pig who cried Werewolf", Mulder's famous "I want to believe"-poster of an UFO can be seen hanging on a wall
The Listener: The Shooting (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.110 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael Hoggard
Haven: 301 (2012) (TV Episode)
The X-Files theme can be heard in several scenes.
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'.
Honest Trailers: Prometheus (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Supernatural: Bitten (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: CSI on Fire (2012) (TV Episode)
Julie Finlay mentions the title show in dialogue to a FBI Agent as a form of joke.
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.
Escape from Planet Earth (2012)
Mulder is among the graffitti names
Mac DeMarco: Dreamin (2013) (Video)
"I Want to Believe" poster on the wall.
Utopia: Episode #1.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Wilson has a copy of Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster on his wall.
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
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Aliens Among Us (2013) (TV Episode)
Velma's mother point for point quotes Fox Mulder's famous line of: "When convention and science offer us no answers, might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility?"
Grimm: Endangered (2013) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there"
Leisure Suit Larry: 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
The Roast of the Angry Video Game Nerd (2013) (Video)
Agent Scully is mentioned.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
Listed on the TV listing.
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
In Lester's place, there's a poster that says "Accept the Truth." It features the exact same photo and typeface as Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster.
Kendra on Top: The Ex Files (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
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".
Cinematic Excrement: Alone in the Dark (2013) (TV Episode)
Smeghead says that the scene of Hudgens dropping a small monster down Sam's throat is ripping-off an episode of this show, probably several of them.
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.
Lost Girl: Turn to Stone (2013) (TV Episode)
Tamsin loves watching this show.
Revenge: Surrender (2013) (TV Episode)
"The truth is out there"
Les Kassos: Zizimir et Muldor & Scoully (2013) (TV Episode)
Muldor and Scoully are parodies of Mulder and Scully.
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
Les Kassos: Muldor & Scoully & La Famille Sodo (2014) (TV Episode)
Muldor and Scoully are parodies of Mulder and Scully.
Life After Pi (2014) (Short)
Poster seen
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
It's mentioned that after the alien crash in Roswell, NM in 1947, the FBI opened up a special branch dedicated to the paranormal. This is the same as the X-Files and some of the examples of previous paranormal investigations parallel certain X-Files plots.
Exists (2014)
mentioned by Brian
Heer & Meester: Laatste Hole (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Total Riff Off: Demon Bat (2014) (TV Episode)
"I'm in Mexico heading to the Myan ruins of Palenque, where I hope to find a depiction of a ferocious bat, that's been attacking the people for over a thousand years." Kevin: "Source: 'The X Files'."
Taxi Brooklyn: Double Identity (2014) (TV Episode)
Cat says she can't tell if her mother and Leo are Mulder and Scully or Cagney and Lacey.
Honest Game Trailers: Portal (2014) (TV Episode)
A snippet of the theme song is played
Ginger Snaps: Blood, Teeth and Fur (2014)
mentioned once
America's Got Talent: Judgment Week: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
The X Files theme is played.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Music Videos (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Bloodhound Gang song
Perception: Prologue (2014) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully mentioned by FBI agent Bishop.
Easter Sunday (2014)
Ryan's possession is described as "X-Files shit."
Carmilla: Patterns (2014) (TV Episode)
Carmilla whistles the show's opening tune.
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).
Epic Ink: It's Chi-Town, Baby! (2014) (TV Episode)
A television poster is shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Sonic Super Special #7 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mulder and Scully appear in the Sonic comic
The Strain: The Third Rail (2014) (TV Episode)
The cigarette brand that Mariela smokes and has Zach go out for, are Morleys. The same brand smoked by the "Cigarette smoking man" from The X-Files (1993).
Scarewaves (2014)
A Fangoria magazine cover seen on Amos Satan's desk references X-Files
The Device (2014)
Rebecca says that Abby used to love watching The X-Files
Encounters (2014)
"Government denies knowledge...".
Supernatural: Fan Fiction (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Walking Dead: Consumed (2014) (TV Episode)
A package of Morley cigarettes is seen
Lost Girl: Like Hell: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Kenzi reminds Tamsin that she used to love this show.
QI: Lying (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam Hills' buzzer is the opening music from the series.
Rude Tube: World Wide Weird (2014) (TV Episode)
The theme tune is played.
The X-Files Files (2014) (TV Series)
Podcast is entirely about The X-Files.
The Librarians: And the Fables of Doom (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned right after the teams appears in the town
Down Memory Lane with Veronica Cartwright (2015) (Video)
mentioned once
NCIS: New Orleans: The Abyss (2015) (TV Episode)
CGIS Agent Abigail Borin mentions the characters Mulder and Scully in dialogue.
Castle: Private Eye Caramba! (2015) (TV Episode)
Castle sits in his office. Out of boredom he throws pencil up in the air, trying to have them stuck in the ceiling, just like Agent Mulder did.
Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
As a licence plate number on Warrens car
Face Off: Royal Flush (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Little Women: LA: The Ex-Files (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Duchovny/Candice Swanepoel - Lily Aldridge/Brooks Wheelan (2015) (TV Episode)
David Duchovny comments on a potential reunion
Archer: Nellis (2015) (TV Episode)
Archer tells Pam, "The truth is out there."
Young Love: The Witch & Her Creation (2015) (TV Episode)
Ebony mentions that she and Aaron were having an X-Files marathon.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pratt/Elizabeth Olsen/Fallonventions (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the upcoming revival of the series in the Thank You Notes segment
Vienna Crime Squad: Asche zu Asche (2015) (TV Episode)
Carl Ribarski mentions that he thinks that the team's forensic pathologist Dr. Franziska Beck has been watching too much X-Files since she things that this is a real case of spontaneous human combustion.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Duchovny/Jeff Foxworthy/Pitbull (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and David Duchovny briefly talk about the return of the series
Sense8: Limbic Resonance (2015) (TV Episode)
Mulder mentioned
Carmilla: Something Wicked (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Perry.
Reading the Book of the Senseless (2015) (Short)
"I want to know the truth" on Page 1.
Scream: The TV Series: Wanna Play a Game? (2015) (TV Episode)
TV Show is referenced.
Roboshark (2015) (TV Movie)
Title seen on YouTube
Nostalgia Critic: Are Kids Shows Better NOW Than Ever? (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic says this show proved that on-going mysteries can be a big draw
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson/Maura Tierney/Chef John Besh (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions that the first trailers for the reboot premiered the previous day
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.20 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Longbox of the Damned: The Sodyssey and Other Tales of Supernatural Law (2015) (TV Episode)
Moarte draws many comparisons between the comic and this show
Blackcatloner Reviews: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner believes that the Halloween III story was a story that you would normally find in an episode of this series.
Z Nation: Rozwell (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supergirl: Livewire (2015) (TV Episode)
Cat Grant sarcastically refers to Henshaw, who posing as FBI Agent Monroe, as "Agent Mulder."
Carmilla: Wishin' & Hopin' (2015) (TV Episode)
Laura compares Perry to Mulder.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Knight Rider 2000 (2015) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe remembered that Mitch Pileggi was also Skinner in "X-Files"
The Librarians: And the Point of Salvation (2015) (TV Episode)
Ezekiel says the time loop is like this TV show
Honest Game Trailers: Goldeneye (2015) (TV Episode)
Scully mentioned
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #1.
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
"The X-Files Theme" is played.
Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975 (2016) (TV Episode)
New X-Files series referenced in Fake Superbowl ad and on Weekend Update
Outcast: A Darkness Surrounds Him (2016) (TV Episode)
"I Want to Believe" poster can be seen in Kyle's room
Drunk Fiction: Rocky (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster in background
Traceroute (2016)
reference to "I Want To Believe" poster
The Flash: The Runaway Dinosaur (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco says, "This is Barry's X-File."
500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
a question asks for the show as being the one which returned to Fox in 2016 after a 13-year absence
Outcast: (I Remember) When She Loved Me (2016) (TV Episode)
"I Want to Believe" poster can be seen in Kyle's room
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: David Duchovny/Aaron Tveit/Alexander Koblikov (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephen Colbert during David Duchovny's segment.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Duchovny/Jeff Bridges/Nastasya Generalova (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Corden when introducing David Duchovny as a guest on the show.
Ghostbusters (2016)
Jillian Holtzman is named after Gillian Anderson, who starred in the show as Dana Scully. Kate McKinnon has said that she is a fan of the series.
Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (2016) (TV Episode)
When the boys are riding their bikes at night in the dark, there's a big X in the fence.
American Gothic: The Gross Clinic (2016) (TV Episode)
Cutter mentions Mulder and Scully.
Isäni tähtien takaa (2016)
TV-series is mentioned.
Dancing with the Stars: TV Night (2016) (TV Episode)
theme song from show is danced to
31 Days of Horror: Shocker (1989) (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
Luke Cage: Who's Gonna Take the Weight? (2016) (TV Episode)
Dr. Connors states that there is no X-Files stuff going on in the prison.
Milo Murphy's Law: The Doctor Zone Files/The Note (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the title "The Doctor Zone Files"
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.40 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Shows by Episodes" category
Escape from Pleasure Planet (2016) (Video)
Suzi says "Don't give up babe, the truth is out there."
Live from Canada, It's Ed the Sock: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a show shot in Canada.
Supernatural: Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox (2016) (TV Episode)
Asa Fox used the alias "Fox Mulder".
Timeless: Space Race (2016) (TV Episode)
Wyatt's FBI badge has the name 'Agent Mulder'.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.79 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "My Emmy-Winning Role" category
The Big Sick (2017)
Referred to as Kumail's favorite show; also, his ringtone.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.100 (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Government & TV" category
MacGyver: Magnifying Glass (2017) (TV Episode)
The homeless guy refers to the guy occupying the unit before him as "The Smoking Man"
Talking Dead: Rock in the Road (2017) (TV Episode)
Khary Payton mentions Mulder and Scully.
Bear with Me: Episode Two (2017) (Video Game)
Ted tried to convince a bouncer that he and Amber are Agents Mulder & Scully.
Bones: The Final Chapter: The End in the End (2017) (TV Episode)
Seeley Booth mentions Mulder & Scully in dialogue with Temperance Brennan.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "I bet they're filming the new 'X-Files' over there."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Carnival Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "The truth is out there, but is it in a file marked 'X'?"
Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Main theme is played.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #53.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Josh Widdicombe mentions Mulder and Scully.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Abominable (2017) (TV Episode)
During the autopsy Monty calls Mae Scully when discussing the Yeti and Dragon Paradox
Inspector Gadget: Rain of Terror/The Truth Is Under There (2017) (TV Episode)
Catchphrase 'The Truth is Out There' referenced in segment title 'The Truth is Under There'.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rob Lowe/Brad Paisley (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob Lowe when describing his series The Lowe Files (2017)
The Andrew Klavan Show: Has the Right Surrendered the Culture? (2017) (TV Episode)
Christian Toto mentions the series when discussing David Duchovny.
#TakeAKnee Is for Douchebags (2017) (Video)
Andy reports that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson "took the knee" in solidarity with the NFL football players.
Rick and Morty: The Rickchurian Mortydate (2017) (TV Episode)
Morty describes the alien the President tasks them to attack in the cold open as an "X-Files monster"
Outside Xtra: 11 Best Switch Games Not Made by Nintendo (They Do Exist, Honest) (2017) (TV Episode)
The television series is mentioned.
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) (TV Special)
Mentioned by title
Aliens: Zone of Silence (2017)
Alex mentions Fox Mulder.
Speechless: S-H-- SHIPPING (2017) (TV Episode)
Kenneth mentions people shipping Mulder and Scully.
Fresh Off the Boat: The Vouch (2017) (TV Episode)
Eddie Haung was wearing a shirt with the logo on it.
Sibling Rivalry (2017) (Short)
It is referenced.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Bigfoot - die Legende lebt (2017) (TV Episode)
The theme is played in the background when Kalkofe is talking about the Gigantopithecus and the connection to Bigfoot
Fresh Off the Boat: Big Baby (2018) (TV Episode)
Eddie Haung was wearing an X Files shirt.
PaulWesNick: Bear Grylls Detective (2018) (TV Episode)
Music is used
Criminal Minds: Last Gasp (2018) (TV Episode)
In the film project Rossi is working on, there are characters referred to as Mulder and Scully lookalikes.
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 16 March 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bohdan Tuma.
Terror in the Scream (2018) (Short)
The town is called Carterville after Chris Carter.
The Chronic Rift: In Review - April 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in pop culture op/ed on remakes and reboots
PWN: Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe Good? - PWN #21 (2018) (TV Episode)
Theme song is played
Welcome to Essex (2018)
PC Rex Files is a nod to this show
Ghosted: The Wire (2018) (TV Episode)
Leroy refers to Max as Mulder
Wellington Paranormal: Demon Girl (2018) (TV Episode)
Officer Minogue compares himself and Officer O'Leary to Mulder and Scully.
Take Two: Stillwater (2018) (TV Episode)
The Stillwater Sheriff refers to Eddie and Sam as Mulder and Scully.
BoJack Horseman: Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos (2018) (TV Episode)
Mr. Peanutbutter talks to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson at the Halloween party.
The X-Files: Season 11 - Conversation on the Fox Lot (2018) (Video)
many references and clips to past episodes, over 11 seasons
The Browsing Effect (2018)
Juliette says she and Meryl both used the same chat room for this show.
Fresh Off the Boat: Workin' the 'Ween (2018) (TV Episode)
Evan and Emery were dressed as the main protagonist.
Jeopardy!: 2018 Teen Tournament Semifinal Game 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Correct response in category Classic TV.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Mac and Me (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Just some 'X-Files.' Go back to bed, ma'am."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Lords of the Deep (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "This 'X-Files' reboot has really lost its magic."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (2018) (TV Episode)
Kinga: "Maybe the truth is out there, but we've mixed it up with so much other stuff."
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Tender Is the Nate (2018) (TV Episode)
Mona says she met Gillian Anderson at an X-Files meet and greet
City of Lies (2018)
Edwards says: "Those 'X Files' theories have been debunked."
Project Blue Book (2019) (TV Series)
Modern Family: Blasts from the Past (2019) (TV Episode)
Mitch's favorite show. Also, numerous references throughout the episode.
Burger Quiz: Episode #3.12 (2019) (TV Episode)
features soundtrack from
Outside Xbox: 7 Times Games Rage Quit on Us with Sudden Game Overs (2019) (TV Episode)
The television series is mentioned.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Chapter Thirteen: The Passion of Sabrina Spellman (2019) (TV Episode)
When Sabrina attempts to steal the gum, a paperback version of Charles Grant's X-Files novel Ghoblins is prominently visible on the book the book shelf on the right
Best of the Worst: Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection (2019) (TV Episode)
Mike alludes to it.
The Big Bang Theory: The Decision Reverberation (2019) (TV Episode)
Dr. Graybel mockingly says to Raj: "the truth is out there."
Films Under Constant Critique: Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) (2019) (TV Episode)
"David Duchovny, Mulder from the X-Files was also considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman."
Jeopardy!: Episode #35.220 (2019) (TV Episode)
A group of questions is about the Men in Black franchise, but one of them refers to Mulder and the X-Files.
Hudson & Rex: The Rex Files (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Fanatic (2019)
A X-Files action figure is seen at the Collector's Shop
Synchronic (2019)
Dennis mentions the show when talking to his daughter.
Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Chupacabra (2019) (TV Episode)
Uses Stills from and credits the show with bringing Chupacabra to wider attention worldwide.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
The melody to be heard whilst the woman in black / agent types her secret passphrase on the numberpad of the door is the same melody used as a title theme.
Outside Xbox: 7 Games That Were Secretly Another Game in Disguise (2019) (TV Episode)
The television series is mentioned.
31 Days of Horror: Spiders (2000) (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
Talking Dead: Ghosts (2019) (TV Episode)
Chris Jericho mentions the characters Scully and Mulder.
31 Days of Horror: The Hearse (1980) (2019) (TV Episode)
Theme music is played over the end credits
Der letzte Bulle (2019)
"I Want To Believe" poster is hanging in an office.
Family Guy: Peter & Lois' Wedding (2019) (TV Episode)
Peter says that this was the last good show on Fox.
The One Show: Episode dated 20 January 2020 (2020) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the introduction to Gillian Anderson
Locke & Key: Echoes (2020) (TV Episode)
In the basement of Key House is a poster of a UFO hovering over the ground with the word "Believe" on it. This is meant to be a reference to the X-Files, in which a similar poster with the phrase "I want to believe" is seen hanging on Fox Mulder's office wall.
Stumptown: The Dex Files (2020) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Solar Opposites: The Unstable Grey Hole (2020) (TV Episode)
Gordon said that, at first, he thought Nanobot man was some sort of X-Files monster.
Kasino (2020)
Poster on the wall in Tiina's room.
Family Guy: CutawayLand (2020) (TV Episode)
Theme song plays while a UFO beams Meg up.
Blackstar Canyon
Hillbillies - "Home" October 11, 1996

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 Special)
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)
Inside the X Files (1998) (TV Movie)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
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.
David Doom: A Cinderella Story (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips are Shown
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".
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fox Television Shows of All Time (2011) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #2.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clip featured in the Memoriam section for John Neville
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
Dana Scully & Fox Mulder are #7.
Revealed: Robert Patrick (2013) (TV Episode)
Robert Patrick discusses the TV series.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Women Cops from Television (2013) (TV Episode)
Special Agent Dana Scully is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Brands from Movies and TV (2013) (TV Episode)
Morley Cigarettes is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time (2013) (TV Episode)
"The X Files" is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic TV Cameos (2013) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Replacement Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Robert Patrick for David Duchovny gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Television Series (2014) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #3.
The Real History of Science Fiction: Invasion (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes (2014) (TV Episode)
The X-Files: Ice (1993) is #8.
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"
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Villains (2014) (TV Episode)
The Smoking Man is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows That Lost Their Mojo (2014) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror TV Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Crossovers (2015) (TV Episode)
The X-Files: X-Cops (2000), a crossover with Cops (1989), gets an honorable mention.
CollegeHumor Originals: Why Can't You Watch Netflix at Work? (2015) (TV Episode)
Siobhan is watching the series at work.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mysterious TV Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
The Smoking Man is #2.
Monsters of the Week (2015) (Short)
features clips from several episodes
WatchMojo: Top 10 X-Files Episodes (2016) (TV Episode)
The top 10 "X-Files" episodes are counted down.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 TV Show Title Sequence Intros (2016) (TV Episode)
The "X-Files" title sequence is #2.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #21.25 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Kevin O'Sullivan's TV review segment.
The Saturday Show: Episode #1.15 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Minnie Stephenson's film and TV review segment!
The Wright Stuff: Episode #21.26 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to advertise the new series that starts tonight!
About Him: Suspect Behavior (2016) (TV Episode)
The show on tv.
Too Much TV: Episode #1.7 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip(s) shown and discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Uses of Foreshadowing in TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Scully's Howler is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Lead Female Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Dana Scully is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Kickass Female TV Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Dana Scully is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Hottest Sci-Fi Studs on TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Characters of Great TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
John Doggett is given a dishonorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest TV Monsters (2016) (TV Episode)
The Flukeman is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Monsters That Aren't Even That Scary (2017) (TV Episode)
Guy Mann is #9.
MenT: Málem jsem umrzl! - Kholat (2017) (TV Episode)
Intro was shown.
MenT: Honí me duchové! - Kholat #2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Intro was shown.
MenT: To nejlepsí z cervna (2017) (TV Episode)
Intro was shown.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Dumbest Anti-Trump Protesters Ever (2017) (Video)
Theme music plays over a stuttering Trump protester.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Things to Watch If You Like Stranger Things (2017) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hottest Female Nerds in TV (2018) (TV Episode)
Dana Scully is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Controversial TV Moments (2018) (TV Episode)
Incest is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Villains Who Deserve Their Own TV Show (2018) (TV Episode)
The Smoking Man is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst TV Cast Feuds (2018) (TV Episode)
The feud between David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson is #5.
Implanted Memories: 25 Years of the X-Files (2018) (Video)
features multiple clips and scenes from this series
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Odd Couples (2018) (TV Episode)
Fox Mulder & Dana Scully are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Banned TV Episodes (2018) (TV Episode)
The X-Files: Home (1996) is #2.
The '90s Greatest: Enemies Within and Without (2018) (TV Episode)
Featured clips from the TV series
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best X-Files Episodes (2018) (TV Episode)
The show is talked about
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst X-Files Episodes (2018) (TV Episode)
The Top 5 Worst episodes are talked about.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most 90s TV Shows of All Time (2018) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Couples Who Got Together in the LAST Season (2019) (TV Episode)
Dana Scully & Fox Mulder are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest CGI Effects on TV (2019) (TV Episode)
Tooms gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows That Ran Out of Ideas (2019) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Biggest Continuity Errors in TV Shows (2019) (TV Episode)
Mulder's Sister's Abduction is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Only Had ONE Bad Season (2019) (TV Episode)
The X-Files gets a dishonorable mention with Season 9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch Alone (2019) (TV Episode)
The X-Files is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Greatest TV Crossovers of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
The X-Files: X-Cops (2000), a crossover with Cops (1989), is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Killed Off the Wrong Character (2020) (TV Episode)
The X-Files gets an honorable mention with X.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Scariest TV Moments of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Basically the Whole Episode is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 20 TV Moments We Waited Years to See (2020) (TV Episode)
Mulder & Scully Kiss is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Exact Moments That Killed TV Shows (2020) (TV Episode)
William's Parentage gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Evil TV Dolls EVER (2020) (TV Episode)
Chinga is #3.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold open.
Weird Science: Fly Boy (1995) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the series.
ReBoot: Trust No One (1996) (TV Episode)
The episode is both a spoof of and a loving tribute to the X-Files series.
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".
Cybill: Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Cybill's show called "Life Forms" is about aliens
The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (TV Episode)
Appearance of Mulder and Scully to investigate aliens in Springfield.
Extreme Ghostbusters: Grease (1997) (TV Episode)
The guard watches a spoof version of The X-Files with Mully and Sculder at the beginning of the episode.
The Sex Files (1997) (Video)
similar title/gay porn parody with line "The sex is out there"
The Smelly Mystery: Little Monster Private Eye (1997) (Video Game)
Muller and Dana are wondering about aliens and the Evil Smell Switcher inside a cabinet.
The NeXt-Files (1998) (Video)
Parody featuring Mulder and Scully reassigned to a new set of cases
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)
Spoofed during cold open.
Nash Bridges: Touchdown (1998) (TV Episode)
The light in the sky implying a spaceship and the man saying "Not again" is spoofing the episode "Duane Barry".
Student Bodies: Flash (1998) (TV Episode)
In a cartoon sequence, Sculder and Mully investigate Edison High School after Cody and Emily learn that Chris and Flash are dating.
Weird Science: Night of the Swingin' Steves (1998) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the series.
That '70s Show: That Disco Episode (1998) (TV Episode)
Hyde says "Out there is the truth. The truth is out there, man."
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) (Video)
X-Mas Files is a show Carface finds while flipping channels on TV..
Explodiert (1998) (Short)
Sex Files: Alien Erotica (1998)
the entire film is a parody of the X-Files
Crusade: 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".
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
William B. Davis has a cameo as the Cigarette Smoking Man.
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.
Irigy Hónaljmirigy: Nyolcadik típusú találkozások (2004) (TV Episode)
the series is spoofed, as well as the characters of Mulder and Scully
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.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Area 51 (2010) (TV Episode)
Penn remarks "The truth is out there."
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.
Les Kassos: Muldor et Scoully & Sandy (2013) (TV Episode)
Muldor and Scoully are parodies of Mulder and Scully.
Bob's Burgers: The Frond Files (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny/Jacob Tremblay/Leon Bridges (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody sketch featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as their characters from the show.
CollegeHumor Originals: I Want to Believe... In a Good X-Files Reboot (2016) (TV Episode)
Pat and Siobhan investigate the mystery behind the show's revival.
ToosaTV: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Features a sketch spoofing this programme.
Parodies Awaken (2016) (Video)
One scene is a parody of this series
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Santa Claus (2016) (TV Episode)
While the theme of X-Files is played, Peter Rütten explains in the style of the show that the word Santa is an anagram of Satan
Thimbleweed Park (2017) (Video Game)
Agent Ray & Reyes were modeled after Mulder & Scully.
Crayon Shin-Chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri (2017)
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully lookalikes
American Dad!: Paranoid Frandroid (2018) (TV Episode)
Roger dresses like Langley
Criminal Minds: Last Gasp (2018) (TV Episode)
Dr. Lewis provides therapy to a male & female agent partnership who resemble Mulder and Scully in looks and personality.
Stan Against Evil: The Hex Files (2018) (TV Episode)
Title spoof and Fleming and Nesbit look like Mulder and Scully.
Walter Melon: Hex Files/Kerazy Kid (TV Episode)
The first of two stories in the episode is, in its entirety, a direct spoof of The X-Files.

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