The X-Files (1993– )
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The agents encounter a family of inbred, animal-like brothers living on a farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.


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Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tucker Smallwood ... Sheriff Andy Taylor
Chris Nelson Norris ... Edmund Peacock
Adrian G. Griffiths Adrian G. Griffiths ... Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier John Trottier ... George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Peacock
Sebastian Spence ... Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie Judith Maxie ... Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James Kenny James ... Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ... Right Fielder
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Catcher
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Batter
Douglas Smith ... Pitcher


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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Glen Morgan named the Peacock family after some neighbors of his parents. 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 »


Scully: Meanwhile, I've quit the FBI and become a spokesperson for the Ab-Roller.
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References The Sandlot (1993) See more »


Wonderful! Wonderful!
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If I Had to Pick One!
15 January 2014 | by Transom32See all my reviews

If I had to pick one episode to show a group for a special occasion like Halloween or some other informal group movie party from this series, I would choose this one "Home." To balance out the extra creepy and horrific violence and monster-us characters, there is a big helping of Fox Mulder goofing off and spouting nerdy hipster one-liners.

Many film techniques of horror movies is used with great effect with a minimum of makeup, special effects, CGI, etc.

The actress who plays the mother of the clan succeeds in pulling off one of the scariest scenes in the entire series. Surprisingly, she is actually quite attractive in real life.

Spoiler: Queasy types may want to fast forward past the scene where the song "Wonderful, wonderful" is played for the first time.

Not for the weak of heart, but a masterpiece in writing and presentation.

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