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10th Feb '16 1:17:48 AM zmanwarrior
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* In the 2016 revival episode "Mulder and Skully and the Were-Monster," the MonsterOfTheWeek dresses exactly like [[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Carl Kolchak]]
28th Dec '15 10:47:41 AM FF32
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* When Mulder and Scully are talking in bed, the book lying next to Scully’s pillow is ''Beautiful WASPs Having Sex'' by Dori Carter, Creator/ChrisCarter’s wife.
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* When Mulder and Scully are talking in bed, the book lying next to Scully’s pillow is ''Beautiful WASPs [=WASPs=] Having Sex'' by Dori Carter, Creator/ChrisCarter’s wife.
18th May '15 3:44:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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16th May '15 5:49:00 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Oct '14 1:28:23 AM Patachou
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* [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsOneToThree Seasons 1 - 3]] * [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsFourToSix Seasons 4 - 6]] * [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsSevenToNine Seasons 7 - 9]]
27th Oct '14 1:28:09 AM Patachou
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* [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsOneToThree Seasons 1 - 3]] * [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsFourToSix Seasons 4 - 6]] * [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsSevenToNine Seasons 7 - 9]]
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27th Oct '14 1:27:33 AM Patachou
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27th Oct '14 1:26:41 AM Patachou
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13th Mar '14 9:46:39 PM despoa
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* [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsOneToThree Seasons 1 - 3]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsFourToSix Seasons 4 - 6]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsSevenToNine Seasons 7 - 9]]
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* [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsOneToThree [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsOneToThree Seasons 1 - 3]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsFourToSix [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsFourToSix Seasons 4 - 6]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsSevenToNine [[ShoutOut/TheXFilesSeasonsSevenToNine Seasons 7 - 9]]
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[[index]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsOneToThree Seasons 1 - 3]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsFourToSix Seasons 4 - 6]] * [[TheXFiles/ShoutOutSeasonsSevenToNine Seasons 7 - 9]] [[/index]]

[[folder:Season One]] [[AC: Pilot]] * Answering the knocking at her door: -->'''Scully:''' Who is it?\\ '''Mulder:''' Creator/StevenSpielberg. * Episode’s concept was influenced on ''KolchakTheNightStalker''. * After taking out a paper from a pile with his telephone as a paperweight, he takes off glasses and looks at it. --> '''Mulder:''' ''[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Twin Paradox: A New Interpretation''. Dana Scully, Senior Thesis.” Now that’s a credential. Rewriting Einstein. [[AC: Deep Throat]] * When Mulder and Scully are pulled over, the music is very similar to that of ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]''. * Emil compares the [=UFO=]s to something from ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars: Episode IV]] – Film/ANewHope''. * In regards to Mr. [=McLennen=]: --> '''Mulder:''' So what did you make of [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] down the block? * '[[{{Tuckerization}} Deep Throat]]' is the same name of the infamous Watergate informant who leaked information about the [=FBI=]’s investigation of the scandal to journalists [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward]]. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Lieutenant Colonel Budahas]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Anita Budahas]]’s surnames are from a high school friend of ChrisCarter. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Ellens Air Force Base]] derives from Carter’s college girlfriend whose last name was Ellens. * The article on Ellens Air Base Scully reads from microfiche was written by a [[CreatorCameo Chris]] [[Creator/ChrisCarter Carter]]. [[AC: Squeeze]] * The episode is slightly similar to ''[[KolchakTheNightStalker The Night Strangler]]'' where a serial killer rises from the Seattle Underground every twenty some years and strangles his victims and use their blood to keep himself alive for over a century. * Tom Colton asks “had any {{Film/close encounters of the third kind}}?” to Scully. * Colton’s comment “lucked into the World Trade Center bombing” refers to the first attack on the World Trade Center in NewYorkCity on February 26, 1993 when a car bomb was planted in the underground garage by Islamic extremists. * Both Mulder and Scully are discussing Eugene Tooms’ lack of family history: --> '''Mulder:''' So what’s this, the Anti-[[Series/TheWaltons Waltons]]? * Eugene Victor Tooms was inspired by serial killers JackTheRipper and Richard Ramirez. * When Mulder shows Scully the elongated fingerprints from the previous murder, a picture of [[TwinPeaks Laura Palmer]]’s corpse is seen hanging behind Scully’s head when she backs away in her chair and stands up. [[AC: Conduit]] * A 'conduit' is 1) a means of transmitting or distributing. 2) a channel for conveying fluid. 3) a tube or trough for protecting electric wires or cables. * On the phone: -->'''Mulder:''' I know you're busy, look erm, I know a friend who knows a friend who knows a friend who-oo can get you tickets to a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Redskins]] game. * When Mulder and Scully are talking to the Pennsylvania Pub Bartender, "Whipping Post" by [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand The Allman Brothers]] is playing in the background. * The address in Samantha Mulder’s file, 2790 Vine Street, is the former address of ''The X-Files'' production office in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}. [[AC: The Jersey Devil]] * In reality, the [[{{the Jersey Devil}} Jersey Devil]] is a well-known urban legend found in the southern environs of UsefulNotes/NewJersey. * Mulder asks why Thompson’s going after a perpetrator late at night: --> '''Detective Thompson:''' Whether it’s [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal the Cannibal]] or [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]], I’ve got a job to protect people. * Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Diamond]] may been named after famed Anthropologist Jared Diamond who theorized the first wide scale genocide was of the Neanderthals [[AC: Shadows]] * In the autopsy report on “Jane Doe,” the name of the coroner is [[{{Tuckerization}} K. H. Hawryliw]], as in series’ prop master Ken Hawryliw. * Mulder jokes [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] was the only man ever to have successfully faked his own death. * After Mulder mentions psychokinesis: --> '''Scully:''' Like {{Carrie}} used at that prom? * The date of birth on Sarah Lynn Graves’ headstone is September 8, 1966, the date the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series premiered. * Scully suggests Lauren Kyte crashed their car: --> '''Mulder:''' Either that or a {{poltergeist}}.\\ '''Scully:''' [[Film/{{Poltergeist}} They're heeeere]]. * The name being painted on the parking space previously used by deceased boss Howard Graves is [[{{Tuckerization}} Tom Braidwood]], an Assistant Director of the show. * Episode takes inspirations from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entity The Entity]]''. [[AC: Ghost in the Machine]] * Scully’s phone number is given as (202)-FiveFiveFive-6431. * The way Eurisko computer Central Operating System ([=COS=]) speaks and sounds is reminiscent of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]. * The relationship between Brad Wilczek and Benjamin Drake is the inverse of [[Film/{{Tron}} Ed Dillinger and Dr. Walter Gibbs]]’s relationship. * Scully asks if Wilczek had a different vision for the company: --> '''Brad Wilczek:''' I started Eurisko out of my parent’s garage. I was twenty-two years old. I’d just spent a year following around {{the Grateful Dead}}. * 'Ghost in the Machine' derives from ''The Ghost in the Machine'' book by Arthur Koestler that inspired Music/ThePolice’s album and the [[{{Cyberpunk}} cyber-punk]] {{anime}} ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''. * It’s a phrase coined by philosopher Descartes as a way to explain conscious as the ghost being our soul, the machine to our bodies. * Name of the company '[[{{Tuckerization}} Eurisko]]' is the name of a famous artificial intelligence program at Stanford which attempts to think like a human. [[AC: Ice]] * This episode borrows heavily from {{science fiction}} novella ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'' written by Creator/JohnWCampbell as well as the two movies ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' and ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' that were inspired from the book. * The character [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Campbell]] was named after [[Creator/JohnWCampbell John W. Campbell Jr.]], the author of aforementioned book. * Mulder finds a folder with the words “[[Theatre/{{Othello}} we are not who we are]]” written five times. [[AC: Space]] * Lieutenant colonel [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Marcus Aurelius Belt]] is named for Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD and the last of the "Five Good Emperors." * Marcus Aurelius Belt decides to jump off his hospital room window to kill the ‘spirit’ possessing him like how [[Film/TheExorcist Father Damien Karras]] jumps out a window to prevent his possessed self from killing Regan. [[AC: Fallen Angel]] * Deep Throat’s warning to Section Chief [=McGrath=] “Always keep your friends close, Mr. [=McGrath=], but keep your enemies closer is a paraphrased quote from [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]. The phrase is often believed to have originated from Chinese general and military strategist Sun-tzu who actually said "If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected." * The actual quote was from ''Literature/ThePrince'' written by Italian statesman [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli]]. * 'Fallen Angel' could mean: ** a wicked or rebellious angel that’s been cast out of Heaven a codename for [=UFO=]s, a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosuke_Kindaichi Kosuke Kindaichi]] ** Name of a fictional team of [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse superhuman teenagers]] written by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Duffy Jo Duffy]] ** Name of a play by [[Creator/NoelCoward Noël Coward]] ** Two made for TV films made in 1981 and 1991 ** a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Dean_Myers Walter Dean Myers]] ** a 1945 [[FilmNoir film-noir]] film, ** a {{science fiction}} novel by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn ** [[TheUnitedStates United States band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons Gram Parson]] in the 1970s ** an Music/UriahHeep album ** anthology ''Fallen Angels: Six Noir Tales for Television'' published by Grove Press as a tie-in to the Creator/{{Showtime}} television series ** [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_%28musician%29 Knox]] in the 1980s ** neo-noir television series on Creator/{{Showtime}} ** title of a song by Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Poison}}, BlueOysterCult, [[{{Musicians}} Debbie Gibson]], Music/JagPanzer, [[Music/TheWho John Entwistle]], Music/{{Aerosmith}}, [[{{Musicians}} Robbie Robertson]], Music/{{Alphaville}} and [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Dio]] ** a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Fast Howard Fast]] ** and former name of Music/SonicSyndicate. * After Scully retrieves him from jail to take him back to headquarters to face his superiors for his folly: --> '''Mulder:''' ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070290/ The Last Detail]]'' starring Dana Scully. * There is an actual small town called Townsend in northeast Wisconsin though it’s likely the town in this episode was based on the City of Tomahawk, a large town not far from Townsend where unusual phenomena have been reported, including aerial objects and the local cryptozoological Hodag mascot. * Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Oppenheim]]’s name is an allusion to Robert Oppenheimer, nuclear physicist and chief of the Manhattan Project. [[AC: Eve]] * The ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Ms. Pac-Man]]'' arcade game is visible at the roadside diner. * The line “I am her, she is me and we are all together” said by Eve is a reference to a lyric from "I am the Walrus" by Music/TheBeatles. * 'Eve' is the name of [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] first woman. * Eve 6 recounts how she bit the eye off of a nurse before biting her teeth repeatedly in the same manner as [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Lecter]]. * Mulder refers to Jonestown in UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}} by saying “Mini-Jonestown”. * Cindy briefly watches ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' on television. * {{Tuckerization}}: Cindy and Teena are the names of the wives of writers Glen Morgan and James Wong. [[AC: Fire]] * Cecil L’Ively is a pyrokenetic just like [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Johnny Storm]], [[NewMutants Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla]], [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Joey Wheeler]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amatsu-Mikaboshi]], [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Arani Desai]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Muhammad]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Inferno]] and [[Literature/{{Firestarter}} Charlene McGee]], to name a few. ** Despite being severely burned, L’Ively shows signs of rapid healing like [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Wade Winston Wilson]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Ravem]], [[{{Wolverine}} James Howlett]], [[Literature/APlanetCalledTreason Lanik Mueller]], amongst others. * The episode contains references to ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'': ** Phoebe Green reminds Mulder they once made out on the tombstone of [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Sire Arthur Conan Doyle]]. ** Phoebe mentions a “three-pipe problem,” an expression used in ''The Red-Headed League'' that refers to the idea that a person has to sit and smoke at least three pipes in order to solve a case with the gathered information. ** Scully asks if the game is afoot, an expression used many times in the Franchise/SherlockHolmes novels. ** Scully calls Mulder Sherlock and he calls her Watson in return. * First victim [[{{Tuckerization}} Malcolm Marsden]] is [[NamesTheSame named]] after the show's hairstylist. [[AC: Beyond the Sea]] * In the scene where Scully’s father appears in her apartment, he’s silently mouthing the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Lord’s Prayer]]. * The newspaper article about the gas chamber was written by a [[{{Tuckerization}} G. Morgan]], a nod to screenwriter Glen Morgan. * 'Beyond the Sea' refers to the song with [[NamesTheSame the same name]] adapted from French song "La Mer" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Trenet Charles Trenet]]. * It’s also a [[NamesTheSame song]] by Music/BobbyDarin, heard during Mr. Scully’s funeral. * There are many connections between Special Agent Dana Scully and [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs FBI student Clarice Starling]]: ** Similarities in appearance as well as their positions in a patriarchal working environment. ** Both having emotional connection with and a need to prove themselves to their deceased fathers. ** Both showing concern if their fathers were proud of them. ** The relationship between the female and the serial killer. ** They seek the help of a serial killer to catch another serial killer. * Scully and her father call one another [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab and Starbuck]]. * After Luther Boggs slumps down in his chair after an impassioned revelation about the kidnapped couple, Mulder slowly walks over to him and kneels down in front of his face, taking a cloth out of his hand and holds it up: --> '''Mulder:''' I tore this off my [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} New York Knicks]] t-shirt, it has nothing to do with the crime. * Names of the two killers, [[{{Tuckerization}} Luther Lee Boggs]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Lucas Jackson Henry]], are a division of real life killer [[SerialKiller Henry Lee Lucas]]. * Mulder makes this crack about how he spent the afternoon: -->'''Mulder''': It was five hours of Boggs's "channeling". After three hours, I asked him to summon up the soul of [[Music/JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix]] and requested "All Along the Watchtower". [[AC: Gender Bender]] * In several aspects, the fictitious Kindred are similar to the actual existing UsefulNotes/{{Amish}}. ** Mulder and Scully leave the Kindred group, each carrying lanterns at night: ---> '''Mulder:''' The [[Series/TheAddamsfamily Addams family]] finds religion. * The music used for the disco in the opening scene is from Mark Snow’s theme music for television movie ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Line_of_Duty:_Street_War In the Line of Duty: Street War]]''. * [[GenderBlenderName Marty]] stands next to a large painting by Creator/HRGiger on a wall in the background of the discotheque. [[AC: Lazarus]] * 'Lazarus' is the name of the man {{Jesus}} brought back to life after being dead for four days in one of the miracle recounts in ''Literature/TheBible''. * In regards to Lula Phillips: --> '''Scully:''' Well, we’re putting her face out there – local newspapers, [[Series/AmericasMostWanted America’s Most Wanted]]. [[AC: Young at Heart]] * Episode features numerous links to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. * 'Young at Heart' is taken from the famous FrankSinatra song "[[NamesTheSame Young at Heart]]" and used in the film of the same name in 1954. * Dr. Joseph Ridley admits people called him [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Dr. Mengele]] and [[{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] in the past. * 'Progeria' is a very rare condition that causes premature ageing in newborns and young children. [[AC: E.B.E.]] * '[[FunWithAcronyms E.B.E.]]' stands for Extra-Terrestrial Biological Entity. * Mulder refers to hot dogs served at Dodger Stadium, home to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Major League Baseball]]’s [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles Dodgers]]. * 'Agent Orange' was the codename for an herbicide/defoliant used during the [[{{the Vietnam War}} Vietnam War]] by the United States as part of its Herbicidal Warfare. * When Mulder and Scully enter the Hanford power plant, the aliases provided by The Lone Gunmen for them are [[{{Tuckerization}} Tom Braidwood]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Val Stfoff]], the names of two of the show’s First Assistant Directors. ** Tom Braidwood is also the guy who [[ActorAllusion plays Frohike]]. * Mulder mentions [[JohnFKennedy the Kennedy assassination]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_in_action MIA]]s, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_radiation_experiments radiation experiments]] on terminal patients, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal Watergate]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair Iran-Contra]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_incident Roswell]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment Tuskegee experiments]] that all allude to events many believe to be some extent of {{government conspiracy}}. * Lee Harvey Oswald has long been thought a pawn in some conspiracy to [[WhoShotJFK assassinate]] Kennedy. * Missing In Action ([=MIAs=]) are the ones still thought to be missing in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}} that the government did nothing to find. * Radiation experiments are believed to have been carried out on all sorts of people without their knowledge. * The Watergate Scandal being the biggest political scandal to hit the United States where five men were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972 at the Watergate Hotel in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. * The Iran-Contra Affair was an elaborate three-way deal between the {{CIA}}, UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} and a band of UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}}n rebels where the CIA illegally sold weapons to Iran in exchange for cash and hostages and then funneled much of the proceeds into the pocks of the Contras. * The Roswell Incident where personnel from the Roswell Army Air Field recovered materials from a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico on June 7, 1947 and their initial press release stated the materials resembled a flying disk though they issued a correction that it was in fact a weather balloon the same day. * The Tuskegee Experiment refers to a program whereby US Health Officials enrolled 399 very deprived and uneducated African-American men suffering from syphilis in a testing process but never told what they were suffering from, thus not getting aid for syphilis, which even at the time the experiment was performed was treatable, just to see what effect the disease would have as time went on for over forty years. By the end in 1972, twenty-eight men died of direct related consequences, one hundred died from complications, forty of their wives been infected with the disease and nineteen children born with congenital. * Mulder [[Film/TheConversation tears his apartment apart]] looking for a tracking bug. * Mulder mentions looking at pictures of [[UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} Gulf Breeze]], a small town becoming famous in 1987 as a site of large numbers of UFO sightings. * Mulder asks the government if [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] is part of a conspiracy. [[AC: Miracle Man]] * Scully suggests heading backstage to see Reverend Hartley: --> '''Mulder:''' No, wait. This is the part where they bring out [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]. * Scully admits ''Film/TheExorcist'' is one her favorite movies. * Upon entering the sideshow tent, Mulder mentions seeing ''Film/{{Woodstock}}''. [[AC: Shapes]] * Character name 'Manitour' is used to designate the spirits among many Algonquian groups. * Ish mentions being at Wounded Knee, the seventy-one day standoff between the federal authorities and militants of the American Indian Movement at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Wounded Knee holds some significance in [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American Indian]] history as it was the site of the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the USA in 1890. [[AC: Darkness Falls]] * The phrase 'darkness falls' has been used in poetry for hundreds of years. * Ranger Larry Moore is part of Federal Forest Service. The Federal Forest Service is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with the National Parks Service. * Moore mentions a man caught in some kind of insect cocoon, an occurrence that happens in nature though usually not to humans. Spiders trap and drink their prey in similar, but not in identical fashion. Female spiders do spin cocoons but to hold egg sacs not to immobilize prey. Spiders also drink their food, but don't just drain all the fluids out of it, instead predigesting like most other arachnids. * As explained liberally in the episode, 'ecoterrorists' are environmentalists who have decided to take it one step further and begin sabotaging logging equipment and driving spikes into trees which are illegal acts in most places. [[AC: Tooms]] * The name on the door adjoining Eugene Victor Tooms' cell is [[{{Tuckerization}} L. Robbie Maier]], Rob Maier is the construction coordinator. * During Tooms’ sneaking into Mulder’s apartment and fakes an assault from the FBI agent, ''Film/TheFly'' with Creator/VincentPrice can be seen on Mulder’s television as he sleeps on the couch. [[AC: Born Again]] * Detective Sharon Lazard mentions [[Series/CaptainKangaroo Mr. Greenjeans]] in regards to Detective Barbala bringing the fact he’s good with kids. * While discussing Charlie Morris: --> '''Scully:''' You think he’s back like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reincarnation_of_Peter_Proud Peter Proud]] to avenge his murder? * The plaque with Charlie Morris’ picture contains names of previous rewarded recipients who actually work on the show’s production. The 1985's recipient was Ken Hawryliw, the prop-master for the show, the 1986’s recipient was Robert Maier, the construction coordinator, the 1989's recipient was Judy Fairly, the script coordinator and the 1992's recipient was Jim Pate, the assistant prop manager. * 'Born Again' is usually used to describe someone who has found religion. [[AC: Roland]] * In discussing the manner of Dr. Keats’ death: --> '''Scully:''' An organic object exposed to liquid nitrogen at minus 320 degrees will become frozen, exhibiting great tensile strength, but is vulnerable to stress from compression or impact. Now, I've seen this demonstrated on a fish before. --> '''Mulder:''' I don’t think they’ll be performing this experiment on Series/BeakmansWorld * As Mulder and Scully walk down the hallway, leading to the wind tunnel control room, Scully notices a folder in Mulder’s hand: --> '''Scully:''' So is that what you couldn’t talk to me about over the phone?\\ '''Mulder:''' (''hands her the folder'') The project that everyone says doesn't exist, does exist.\\ '''Scully:''' (''reading the label'') The [[ClassicalMythology Icarus]] project? * Dr. Nollette quips famous quote “If I've seen further than other men, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants” from a line [[IsaacNewton Sir Isaac Newton]] wrote in a letter to Robert Howe. [[AC: The Erlenmeyer Flask]] * The 'Erlenmeyer flask' is a common laboratory container. * At the start of the episode, a scene from ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' can be seen and heard on Mulder’s TV where he awakens on his couch to answers a phone call from Deep Throat. * Mulder compares his and Deep Throat’s relationship to the one between [[Film/ANewHope Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi]]. * Deep Throat acting like [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]] is taken from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' where Obi-Wan appears every now and then to give Luke some advice and guidance. * A police officer compares a manhunt to ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Silence of the Lambs]]''. * Where Dr. Secare poisons the paramedics while being operated on is similar to real life case of Gloria Ramirez, a LosAngeles woman who reportedly emitted toxin fumes when having blood drawn. * Scully tells Carpenter the bacterial sample she obtained that the latter inquired about was recovered at a crime scene: --> '''Dr. Anne Carpenter:''' Well, we’ve come a long way from [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Colonel Mustard in the den with the rope]], haven’t we? * Scully mentions the 'Human Genome Project ([=HOP=])' initiated in 1989 and still continues today as an effort to map the human genetic code. * In regards to Dr. Terrance Allan Berube’s death. --> '''Mulder:''' The man we met yesterday kept this place like he was waiting for the people from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Housekeeping Good Housekeeping]] to show up. I would never pegged him as someone to do all this, or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Louganis Greg Louganis]] out the window... * The final scene has Cigarette Smoking Man placing [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk a box containing an important item on a storage shelf]] in a vast warehouse space in the Pentagon filled with nondescript boxes. * The location of Zeus Storage is 1616 Pandora Street. Both Zeus and Pandora are from ClassicalMythology.
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[[folder:Season One]] [[AC: Pilot]] [[folder:The X-Files Game]] * Answering Craig Willmore’s love interest and supporting character Detective [[{{Tuckerization}} Mary Astadourian]] is named after the knocking at her door: -->'''Scully:''' Who vice president [[NamesTheSame Mary Astadourian]], the chief researcher and office manager of the company Ten Thirteen Productions that produces the show as well as ChrisCarter’s personal assistant. * Shady character [[{{Tuckerization}} James Wong]] is it?\\ '''Mulder:''' Creator/StevenSpielberg. named for staff writer [[NamesTheSame James Wong]] of seasons one, two and four. * Episode’s concept was influenced on ''KolchakTheNightStalker''. * After taking out a paper Late in the game, Craig Willmore gets an e-mail from a pile with his telephone as a paperweight, he takes off glasses and looks at it. --> '''Mulder:''' ''[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Twin Paradox: A New Interpretation''. Dana Scully, Senior Thesis.” Now that’s a credential. Rewriting Einstein. [[AC: Deep Throat]] * When Mulder and Scully are pulled over, the music is very similar to that of ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]''. * Emil compares the [=UFO=]s to something from ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars: Episode IV]] – Film/ANewHope''. * In regards to Mr. [=McLennen=]: --> '''Mulder:''' So what did you make of [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] down the block? * '[[{{Tuckerization}} Deep Throat]]' “[[{{Tuckerization}} Monte Joffin]],” John Joffin is the same name director of photography for the game and even worked for the series. * Craig lives at [[{{Tuckerization}} Eavelyn]] Apartments, named after Halle Eavelyn the executive producer of the infamous Watergate informant who leaked information about the [=FBI=]’s investigation game. * One of the scandal flyers on the board in the [=FBI=] Conference Room advertises “Yoga – Instructed by David,” a homage to journalists [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward]]. [[ActorAllusion David Duchovny]], Mulder’s actor who practices yoga. * The Town of [[{{Tuckerization}} Charno]] is named after staff writer Sarah Charno during season two. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Lieutenant Colonel Budahas]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Anita Budahas]]’s surnames are from a high school friend of ChrisCarter. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Ellens Air Force Base]] derives from Carter’s college girlfriend whose last name was Ellens. * The article on Ellens Air Base Scully reads from microfiche was written by a [[CreatorCameo Chris]] [[Creator/ChrisCarter Carter]]. [[AC: Squeeze]] * The episode Gordon’s Hauling]] is slightly similar to ''[[KolchakTheNightStalker The Night Strangler]]'' where a serial killer rises from the Seattle Underground every twenty some years and strangles his victims and use their blood to keep himself alive possibly named for over a century. writer Howard Gordon. * Tom Colton asks “had When any {{Film/close encounters of the third kind}}?” to Scully. * Colton’s comment “lucked into the World Trade Center bombing” refers to the first attack on the World Trade Center in NewYorkCity on February 26, 1993 when a car bomb was planted in the underground garage by Islamic extremists. * Both Mulder and Scully televisions are discussing Eugene Tooms’ lack of family history: --> '''Mulder:''' So what’s this, the Anti-[[Series/TheWaltons Waltons]]? * Eugene Victor Tooms was inspired by serial killers JackTheRipper and Richard Ramirez. * When Mulder shows Scully the elongated fingerprints from the previous murder, turned on, a picture of [[TwinPeaks Laura Palmer]]’s corpse is seen hanging behind Scully’s head when she backs away in her chair and stands up. [[AC: Conduit]] * A 'conduit' is 1) a means of transmitting or distributing. 2) a channel for conveying fluid. 3) a tube or trough for protecting electric wires or cables. * On the phone: -->'''Mulder:''' I know you're busy, look erm, I know a friend who knows a friend who knows a friend who-oo can get you tickets to a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Redskins]] game. * When Mulder and Scully are talking to the Pennsylvania Pub Bartender, "Whipping Post" by [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand The Allman Brothers]] is playing in the background. * The address in Samantha Mulder’s file, 2790 Vine Street, is the former address of ''The X-Files'' production office in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}. [[AC: The Jersey Devil]] * In reality, the [[{{the Jersey Devil}} Jersey Devil]] is a well-known urban legend found in the southern environs of UsefulNotes/NewJersey. * Mulder asks why Thompson’s going after a perpetrator late at night: --> '''Detective Thompson:''' Whether it’s [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal the Cannibal]] or [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]], I’ve got a job to protect people. * Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Diamond]] may been named after famed Anthropologist Jared Diamond who theorized the first wide scale genocide was of the Neanderthals [[AC: Shadows]] * In the autopsy report on “Jane Doe,” the name of the coroner is [[{{Tuckerization}} K. H. Hawryliw]], as in series’ prop master Ken Hawryliw. * Mulder jokes [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] was the only man ever to have successfully faked his own death. * After Mulder mentions psychokinesis: --> '''Scully:''' Like {{Carrie}} used at that prom? * The date of birth on Sarah Lynn Graves’ headstone is September 8, 1966, the date the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series premiered. * Scully suggests Lauren Kyte crashed their car: --> '''Mulder:''' Either that or a {{poltergeist}}.\\ '''Scully:''' [[Film/{{Poltergeist}} They're heeeere]]. * The name being painted on the parking space previously used by deceased boss Howard Graves is [[{{Tuckerization}} Tom Braidwood]], an Assistant Director of the show. * Episode takes inspirations short clip from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entity The Entity]]''. [[AC: Ghost in the Machine]] * Scully’s phone number org/wiki/Riot_Squad_%28film%29 Riot Squad]]'' is given as (202)-FiveFiveFive-6431. shown. * The way Eurisko computer Central Operating System ([=COS=]) speaks and sounds is reminiscent of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]. * The relationship between Brad Wilczek and Benjamin Drake is the inverse of [[Film/{{Tron}} Ed Dillinger and Dr. Walter Gibbs]]’s relationship. * Scully Craig Willmore asks if Wilczek had a different vision for the company: he got those prints lifted: --> '''Brad Wilczek:''' I started Eurisko out of my parent’s garage. I was twenty-two years old. I’d just spent a year following around {{the Grateful Dead}}. '''John Amis:''' Ah jes' fished |em, [[Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy Miss Daisy]], ah still needa process’m. * 'Ghost in the Machine' derives from ''The Ghost in the Machine'' book by Arthur Koestler that inspired Music/ThePolice’s album and the [[{{Cyberpunk}} cyber-punk]] {{anime}} ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''. Mary mentions ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. * It’s a phrase coined by philosopher Descartes as a way to explain conscious as the ghost being our soul, the machine to our bodies. * Name of the company '[[{{Tuckerization}} Eurisko]]' is the name of John Amis quips a famous artificial intelligence program at Stanford which attempts to think like a human. [[AC: Ice]] * This episode borrows heavily line from {{science fiction}} novella ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'' written by Creator/JohnWCampbell as well as the two movies ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' and ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' that were inspired from the book. * The character [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Campbell]] was named after [[Creator/JohnWCampbell John W. Campbell Jr.]], the author of aforementioned book. ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. * Mulder finds a folder with mentions he always wanted to visited UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}. * Upon meeting Mr. X for the words “[[Theatre/{{Othello}} we are not who we are]]” written five times. [[AC: Space]] * Lieutenant colonel [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Marcus Aurelius Belt]] is named for Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD and first time: --> '''Craig:''' So you’re the last mystery man. I was expecting someone a little more SeanConnery. * John Amis imitates SeanConnery’s voice when talking to Craig. * One of the "Five Good Emperors." * Marcus Aurelius Belt decides to jump off his hospital items collected from Mulder’s room window to kill is fictional book ''[[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace From Outer Space]]'' by Jose Chung. * Richard Langly asks if Craig wants Attorney General of the ‘spirit’ possessing him like how [[Film/TheExorcist Father Damien Karras]] jumps out a window to prevent his possessed self from killing Regan. [[AC: Fallen Angel]] * Deep Throat’s warning to Section Chief [=McGrath=] “Always keep your friends close, Mr. [=McGrath=], but keep your enemies closer is a paraphrased quote from [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]]. The phrase is often believed to have originated from Chinese general and military strategist Sun-tzu who actually said "If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected." * The actual quote was from ''Literature/ThePrince'' written by Italian statesman [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli]]. * 'Fallen Angel' could mean: ** a wicked or rebellious angel that’s been cast out of Heaven a codename for [=UFO=]s, a novel by United States [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosuke_Kindaichi Kosuke Kindaichi]] ** Name of a fictional team of [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse superhuman teenagers]] written by org/wiki/Janet_Reno Janet Reno]]’s number. * Richard Langly’s nickname is “Ringo” as in Music/RingoStarr, Creator/JohnRingo and Music/ShiinaRingo * Mark Cook calls Craig [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Duffy Jo Duffy]] ** Name of a play by [[Creator/NoelCoward Noël Coward]] ** Two made for TV films made in 1981 and 1991 ** a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Dean_Myers Walter Dean Myers]] ** a 1945 [[FilmNoir film-noir]] film, ** a {{science fiction}} novel by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn ** [[TheUnitedStates United States band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons Gram Parson]] in the 1970s ** an Music/UriahHeep album ** anthology ''Fallen Angels: Six Noir Tales for Television'' published by Grove Press as a tie-in to the Creator/{{Showtime}} television series ** [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_%28musician%29 Knox]] in the 1980s ** neo-noir television series on Creator/{{Showtime}} ** title of a song by Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Poison}}, BlueOysterCult, [[{{Musicians}} Debbie Gibson]], Music/JagPanzer, [[Music/TheWho John Entwistle]], Music/{{Aerosmith}}, [[{{Musicians}} Robbie Robertson]], Music/{{Alphaville}} and [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Dio]] ** a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Fast Howard Fast]] ** and former name of Music/SonicSyndicate. * After Scully retrieves him from jail to take him back to headquarters to face his superiors for his folly: --> '''Mulder:''' ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070290/ The Last Detail]]'' starring Dana Scully. * There is an actual small town called Townsend in northeast Wisconsin though it’s likely the town in this episode was based on the City of Tomahawk, a large town not far from Townsend where unusual phenomena have been reported, including aerial objects and the local cryptozoological Hodag mascot. * Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Oppenheim]]’s name is an allusion to Robert Oppenheimer, nuclear physicist and chief of the Manhattan Project. [[AC: Eve]] * The ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Ms. Pac-Man]]'' arcade game is visible at the roadside diner. * The line “I am her, she is me and we are all together” said by Eve is a reference to a lyric from "I am the Walrus" by Music/TheBeatles. * 'Eve' is the name of [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] first woman. * Eve 6 recounts how she bit the eye off of a nurse before biting her teeth repeatedly in the same manner as [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Lecter]]. * Mulder refers to Jonestown in UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}} by saying “Mini-Jonestown”. * Cindy briefly watches ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' on television. * {{Tuckerization}}: Cindy and Teena are the names of the wives of writers Glen Morgan and James Wong. [[AC: Fire]] * Cecil L’Ively is a pyrokenetic just like [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Johnny Storm]], [[NewMutants Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla]], [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Joey Wheeler]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amatsu-Mikaboshi]], [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Arani Desai]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Muhammad]], [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Inferno]] and [[Literature/{{Firestarter}} Charlene McGee]], to name a few. ** Despite being severely burned, L’Ively shows signs of rapid healing like [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Wade Winston Wilson]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Ravem]], [[{{Wolverine}} James Howlett]], [[Literature/APlanetCalledTreason Lanik Mueller]], amongst others. * The episode contains references to ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'': ** Phoebe Green reminds Mulder they once made out on the tombstone of [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Sire Arthur Conan Doyle]]. ** Phoebe mentions a “three-pipe problem,” an expression used in ''The Red-Headed League'' that refers to the idea that a person has to sit and smoke at least three pipes in order to solve a case with the gathered information. ** Scully asks if the game is afoot, an expression used many times in the Franchise/SherlockHolmes novels. ** Scully calls Mulder Sherlock and he calls her Watson in return. * First victim [[{{Tuckerization}} Malcolm Marsden]] is [[NamesTheSame named]] org/wiki/Golden_Boy_%28play%29 Golden Boy]] after the show's hairstylist. [[AC: Beyond the Sea]] * In the scene where Scully’s father appears in her apartment, he’s silently mouthing the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Lord’s Prayer]]. * The newspaper article about the gas chamber was written by a [[{{Tuckerization}} G. Morgan]], a nod to screenwriter Glen Morgan. * 'Beyond the Sea' refers to the song with [[NamesTheSame the same name]] adapted from French song "La Mer" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Trenet Charles Trenet]]. * It’s also a [[NamesTheSame song]] by Music/BobbyDarin, heard during Mr. Scully’s funeral. * There are many connections between Special Agent Dana Scully and [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs FBI student Clarice Starling]]: ** Similarities in appearance as well as their positions in a patriarchal working environment. ** Both having emotional connection with and a need to prove themselves to their deceased fathers. ** Both showing concern if their fathers were proud of them. ** The relationship between the female and the serial killer. ** They seek the help of a serial killer to catch another serial killer. * Scully and her father call one another [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab and Starbuck]]. * After Luther Boggs slumps down in his chair after an impassioned revelation about the kidnapped couple, Mulder slowly walks over to him and kneels down in front of his face, taking a cloth out of his hand and holds it up: --> '''Mulder:''' I tore this off my [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} New York Knicks]] t-shirt, it has nothing to do with the crime. * Names of the two killers, [[{{Tuckerization}} Luther Lee Boggs]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Lucas Jackson Henry]], are a division of real life killer [[SerialKiller Henry Lee Lucas]]. * Mulder makes this crack about how he spent the afternoon: -->'''Mulder''': It was five hours of Boggs's "channeling". After three hours, I asked him to summon up the soul of [[Music/JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix]] and requested "All Along the Watchtower". [[AC: Gender Bender]] * In several aspects, the fictitious Kindred are similar to the actual existing UsefulNotes/{{Amish}}. ** Mulder and Scully leave the Kindred group, each carrying lanterns at night: ---> '''Mulder:''' The [[Series/TheAddamsfamily Addams family]] finds religion. * The music used for the disco in the opening scene is from Mark Snow’s theme music for television movie ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Line_of_Duty:_Street_War In the Line of Duty: Street War]]''. * [[GenderBlenderName Marty]] stands next to a large painting by Creator/HRGiger on a wall in the background of the discotheque. [[AC: Lazarus]] * 'Lazarus' is the name of the man {{Jesus}} brought back to life after being dead for four days in one of the miracle recounts in ''Literature/TheBible''. * In regards to Lula Phillips: --> '''Scully:''' Well, we’re putting her face out there – local newspapers, [[Series/AmericasMostWanted America’s Most Wanted]]. [[AC: Young at Heart]] * Episode features numerous links to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''. * 'Young at Heart' is taken from the famous FrankSinatra song "[[NamesTheSame Young at Heart]]" and used in the film of the same name in 1954. * Dr. Joseph Ridley admits people called him [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Dr. Mengele]] and [[{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] in the past. * 'Progeria' is a very rare condition that causes premature ageing in newborns and young children. [[AC: E.B.E.]] * '[[FunWithAcronyms E.B.E.]]' stands for Extra-Terrestrial Biological Entity. * Mulder refers to hot dogs served at Dodger Stadium, home to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Major League Baseball]]’s [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles Dodgers]]. * 'Agent Orange' was the codename for an herbicide/defoliant used during the [[{{the Vietnam War}} Vietnam War]] by the United States as part of its Herbicidal Warfare. * When Mulder and Scully enter the Hanford power plant, the aliases provided by The Lone Gunmen for them are [[{{Tuckerization}} Tom Braidwood]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Val Stfoff]], the names of two of the show’s First Assistant Directors. ** Tom Braidwood is also the guy who [[ActorAllusion plays Frohike]]. * Mulder mentions [[JohnFKennedy the Kennedy assassination]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_in_action MIA]]s, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_radiation_experiments radiation experiments]] on terminal patients, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal Watergate]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair Iran-Contra]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_incident Roswell]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment Tuskegee experiments]] that all allude to events many believe to be some extent of {{government conspiracy}}. * Lee Harvey Oswald has long been thought a pawn in some conspiracy to [[WhoShotJFK assassinate]] Kennedy. * Missing In Action ([=MIAs=]) are the ones still thought to be missing in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}} that the government did nothing to find. * Radiation experiments are believed to have been carried out on all sorts of people without their knowledge. * The Watergate Scandal being the biggest political scandal to hit the United States where five men were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972 at the Watergate Hotel in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. * The Iran-Contra Affair was an elaborate three-way deal between the {{CIA}}, UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} and a band of UsefulNotes/{{Nicaragua}}n rebels where the CIA illegally sold weapons to Iran in exchange for cash and hostages and then funneled much of the proceeds into the pocks of the Contras. * The Roswell Incident where personnel from the Roswell Army Air Field recovered materials from a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico on June 7, 1947 and their initial press release stated the materials resembled a flying disk though they issued a correction that it was in fact a weather balloon the same day. * The Tuskegee Experiment refers to a program whereby US Health Officials enrolled 399 very deprived and uneducated African-American men suffering from syphilis in a testing process but never told what they were suffering from, thus not getting aid for syphilis, which even at the time the experiment was performed was treatable, just to see what effect the disease would have as time went on for over forty years. By the end in 1972, twenty-eight men died of direct related consequences, one hundred died from complications, forty of their wives been infected with the disease and nineteen children born with congenital. * Mulder [[Film/TheConversation tears his apartment apart]] looking for a tracking bug. * Mulder mentions looking at pictures of [[UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} Gulf Breeze]], a small town becoming famous in 1987 as a site of large numbers of UFO sightings. * Mulder asks the government if [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] is part of a conspiracy. [[AC: Miracle Man]] * Scully suggests heading backstage to see Reverend Hartley: --> '''Mulder:''' No, wait. This is the part where they bring out [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]]. * Scully admits ''Film/TheExorcist'' is one her favorite movies. * Upon entering the sideshow tent, Mulder mentions seeing ''Film/{{Woodstock}}''. [[AC: Shapes]] * Character name 'Manitour' is used to designate the spirits among many Algonquian groups. * Ish mentions being at Wounded Knee, the seventy-one day standoff between the federal authorities and militants of the American Indian Movement at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Wounded Knee holds some significance in [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans American Indian]] history as it was the site of the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the USA in 1890. [[AC: Darkness Falls]] * The phrase 'darkness falls' has been used in poetry for hundreds of years. * Ranger Larry Moore is part of Federal Forest Service. The Federal Forest Service is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with the National Parks Service. * Moore mentions a man caught in some kind of insect cocoon, an occurrence that happens in nature though usually not to humans. Spiders trap and drink their prey in similar, but not in identical fashion. Female spiders do spin cocoons but to hold egg sacs not to immobilize prey. Spiders also drink their food, but don't just drain all the fluids out of it, instead predigesting like most other arachnids. * As explained liberally in the episode, 'ecoterrorists' are environmentalists who have decided to take it one step further and begin sabotaging logging equipment and driving spikes into trees which are illegal acts in most places. [[AC: Tooms]] * The name on the door adjoining Eugene Victor Tooms' cell is [[{{Tuckerization}} L. Robbie Maier]], Rob Maier is the construction coordinator. * During Tooms’ sneaking into Mulder’s apartment and fakes an assault from the FBI agent, ''Film/TheFly'' with Creator/VincentPrice can be seen on Mulder’s television as he sleeps on the couch. [[AC: Born Again]] * Detective Sharon Lazard mentions [[Series/CaptainKangaroo Mr. Greenjeans]] in regards to Detective Barbala bringing the fact he’s good with kids. * While discussing Charlie Morris: --> '''Scully:''' You think he’s back like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reincarnation_of_Peter_Proud Peter Proud]] to avenge his murder? * The plaque with Charlie Morris’ picture contains names of previous rewarded recipients who actually work on the show’s production. The 1985's recipient was Ken Hawryliw, the prop-master for the show, the 1986’s recipient was Robert Maier, the construction coordinator, the 1989's recipient was Judy Fairly, the script coordinator and the 1992's recipient was Jim Pate, the assistant prop manager. * 'Born Again' is usually used to describe someone who has found religion. [[AC: Roland]] * In discussing the manner of Dr. Keats’ death: --> '''Scully:''' An organic object exposed to liquid nitrogen at minus 320 degrees will become frozen, exhibiting great tensile strength, but is vulnerable to stress from compression or impact. Now, I've seen this demonstrated on a fish before. --> '''Mulder:''' I don’t think they’ll be performing this experiment on Series/BeakmansWorld * As Mulder and Scully walk down the hallway, leading to the wind tunnel control room, Scully notices a folder in Mulder’s hand: --> '''Scully:''' So is that what you couldn’t talk to me about over the phone?\\ '''Mulder:''' (''hands her the folder'') The project that everyone says doesn't exist, does exist.\\ '''Scully:''' (''reading the label'') The [[ClassicalMythology Icarus]] project? * Dr. Nollette quips famous quote “If I've seen further than other men, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants” from a line [[IsaacNewton Sir Isaac Newton]] wrote in a letter to Robert Howe. [[AC: The Erlenmeyer Flask]] * The 'Erlenmeyer flask' is a common laboratory container. * At the start of the episode, a scene from ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' can be seen and heard on Mulder’s TV where he awakens on his couch to answers a phone call from Deep Throat. * Mulder compares his and Deep Throat’s relationship to the one between [[Film/ANewHope Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi]]. * Deep Throat acting like [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]] is taken from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' where Obi-Wan appears every now and then to give Luke some advice and guidance. * A police officer compares a manhunt to ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Silence of the Lambs]]''. * Where Dr. Secare poisons the paramedics while being operated on is similar to real life case of Gloria Ramirez, a LosAngeles woman who reportedly emitted toxin fumes when having blood drawn. * Scully tells Carpenter the bacterial sample she obtained that the latter inquired about was recovered at a crime scene: --> '''Dr. Anne Carpenter:''' Well, we’ve come a long way from [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Colonel Mustard in tells the den with the rope]], haven’t we? * Scully mentions the 'Human Genome Project ([=HOP=])' initiated in 1989 and still continues today as an effort former FBI Agent Armistead Shanks to map the human genetic code. * In regards hand his current case to Dr. Terrance Allan Berube’s death. --> '''Mulder:''' The man we met yesterday kept this place like he was waiting for the people from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Housekeeping Good Housekeeping]] to show up. I would never pegged him as someone to do all this, or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Louganis Greg Louganis]] out the window... * The final scene has Cigarette Smoking Man placing [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk a box containing an important item on a storage shelf]] in a vast warehouse space in the Pentagon filled with nondescript boxes. * The location of Zeus Storage is 1616 Pandora Street. Both Zeus and Pandora are from ClassicalMythology.Cook.

[[folder:Season Two]] [[AC: Little Green Men]] * 'Little Green Men' alludes to the age-old viewing of aliens as little green men from UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}. * Senator [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Richard Matheson]] is introduced, named after Creator/RichardMatheson. * Matheson calls up Mulder to visit the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory Arecibo Observatory]] near San Juan, Puerto Rico. * The 'wow' signal' Dr. Troisky mentions was a mysterious radio signal received at an Ohio state radio telescope on August 15, 1977. Though the signal’s source was never identified, astrophysicist jerry R. Ehman was so impressed by the transmission readout on a print out, he wrote “wow” in the margins. * Young Mulder and his sister play ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' right before her abduction. * Young Mulder tells his sister he wants to watch ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069606/ The Magician]]''. * Music/TheOffspring along with their song "Come Out and Play" are mentioned. * After incorrectly naming the instrumental work number of [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Brandenberg Concerto]]: --> '''Mulder:''' Good thing it wasn't a [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} double jeopardy]] question. * This episode begins with Mulder’s voiceover about the Voyager project. Voyager 1 and Voyager II were a pair of UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} space probes launched in 1977 to study the solar system and the galaxy beyond, each carrying an universal message intended to any alien life they might encounter. Having finished the study of planets around [[UsefulNotes/TheSun our sun]] in 1989, the two probes have continued to travel further than ever before, eventually passing Neptune and leaving [[UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem the solar system]]. [[AC: The Host]] * Mulder refers to the explosion of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Chernobyl nuclear power plant]] in 1986. * Member of the [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] and Mulder’s informant X or Mr. X is based on another character also known as X from ''Film/{{JFK}}''. * The look of the fluke man appears to be strongly based on a birth defect known as 'harlequin type ichthyosis' where babies with this birth defect are born with extremely dry skin resembling scales or armored plating and a mouth pulled into a wide circular gape due to the tightly pulled skin. [[AC: Blood]] * Edward Funsch climbing the Franklin Community College clock tower overlooking a blood drive to carry out his shooting spree is based on an actual incident where Charles Whitman went to the observation deck on the twenty-seventh floor of the clock tower at the University of Texas, Austin campus August 1, 1966 and began a ninety-two minute shooting spree leaving sixteen dead and many wounded, finally ending when Whitman was shot by police. * After Larry Winter angrily walks out a room of the Franklin Community Hospital where Scully is finishing taking Mulder’s blood after saying there’s no proof of the spray caused violent behaviors: --> '''Scully:''' I’m sorry Mulder, he’s right. I’d love to tell you that I flew three-hundred miles In the middle of the night to perform tests that prove that you’re about to become the next UsefulNotes/CharlesManson but I find little physiological evidence that L.S.D.M. has toxically affected you even after massive ingestion. * Sheriff Spencer leaves the room. --> '''Mulder:''' He's probably one of those people who thinks [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] is dead. * The nurse buzzing the doorbell is writing “KILL” in [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]]. * One of the television sets at the supermarket is featuring an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby’s World]]''. [[AC: Sleepless]] * At the end of the episode, Creator/TonyTodd’s character Cole contemplates suicide by jumping onto a rusting sharp pole from forty feet, the exact same way his character [[ActorAllusion Captain Darrow]] dies in ''Film/TheRock''. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Saul Grissom]] shares the last name as American astronaut Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissoom. Both died after being trapped in a blaze of fire, Saul Grissom being trapped in his own apartment and Gus Grissom being trapped in Apollo 1 with two other astronauts. * While performing an autopsy during her class, Scully receives a phone call from Mulder, calling himself “George Hale,” name of the visionary behind the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palomar_Observatory Palomar Observatory]] in California. [[AC: Duane Barry]] * Just before Duane Barry’s 1985 visit by aliens, he is napping in front of his television where the clip of accidental time-traveler [[Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt Hank Martin]] being brought before KingArthur is visible. * A sign at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital reads [[Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Please Line Up Quietly]]. * Scully explains to Agent Lucy Kazdin that Duane Barry was shot in the line of duty where the bullet pierced his --> '''Scully:''' Now, almost a hundred years ago, there was a famous case. A man named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage Gage]] had a blasting rod pierce the same region.\\ '''Kazdin:''' And what effect did it have?\\ '''Scully:''' He became a pathological liar, suffering from severe delusions. His behavior was characterized as bizarre and violent was a tendency to act out his fantasies. [[AC: Ascension]] * 'Ascension' is the act or practice of ascending. * The song playing while Duane Barry is driving through Virginia on his way to Skyland Mountain but is pulled over by a cop is "Red Right Hand" by [[Music/NickCave Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds]]. * In regards to asking Duane Barry about Scully, Alex Krycek said he started whistling Music/LedZeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven".. * Krycek mentions Chernobyl, Exxon and Valdez all being linked to sleep deprivation. ** Chernobyl is the site of a nuclear power plant that exploded in 1986. ** Exxon Valdez is the name of an oil tanker which caused a massive oil spill in 1989 after hitting Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef before the coast of Alaska ** Three Mile Island is the location of a nuclear power plant which suffered a partial core meltdown in 1979. * Walter Skinner refers to the [[NaziGermany Nuremberg Trials]] held in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German city of Nuremberg]] from 1945 to 1949, conceived to bring the major war criminals/leaders to Nazi Germany to justice and their defense was that they were {{just following orders}}. [[AC: 3]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Kristen Kilar]]’s last name comes from Wojciech Kilar who composed the score for ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. * First shot in the vampire bar has a drawing of historical figure and the inspiration of {{Dracula}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_III_Dracula Vlad Tepes]] on the wall. * The movie ''Film/{{M}}'' is shown. * The episode title refers to the vampire characters, representing [[Literature/TheBible the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit]]. [[AC: One Breath]] * Nurse [[{{Tuckerization}} Owens]] was named after writer Glen Morgan’s grandmother. * In her dream, Scully’s father calls her and himself Starbuck and Ahab from ''Literature/MobyDick''. * Langly says he hopes to nitpick the scientific inaccuracies of ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'' on the internet. * Cigarette Smoking Man is watching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_O%27Clock_High Twelve O’Clock High]]'' on TV when confronted by Mulder. * The scene in "One Breath" where Mulder goes to the CSM's apartment is basically a re-creation of the scene on ''Series/TheATeam'' where Murdock gets onto Stockwell's private jet. They're both faced with the possibility of losing someone they care about (for Mulder it's Scully, for Murdock it's the rest of the team), they both get access to a powerful, manipulative man who is supposed to be untraceable, burst in brandishing a gun, and demand information. Also, both are met with a calm, unfazed response from said powerful men. -->'''CSM:''' Don't try and threaten me, Mulder. I've watched presidents die. ::: Compare that to... -->'''Stockwell:''' Whoever judged you insane, Captain, should have his license lifted. [[AC: Firewalker]] * The silicon based fungi which influences its hosts into infecting others has a real life carbon-based analogue known as 'Cordyceps.' [[AC: Red Museum]] * Mulder’s comment “I think the Spur Posse just rode into town” refers to a group of high school boys known as 'The Spur Posse' from Lakewood, California who kept a score system to compare their sexual conquests. * Gird Thomas, the peeping tom who writes 'he/she is one' on the backs of kids, shares his name with the original and famous Peeping Tom of Coventry - the original peeping tom. * Rick Mazeroski calls a teenager Disney/{{Aladdin}} because he looks like the protagonist. * The band playing in Rick's truck is Corrosion of Conformity. [[AC: Excelsis Dei]] * 'Excelsis Dei' is [[UsefulNotes/LatinLanguage Latin]] for 'Glory of God'. * Scully mentions Carlos Castenada, an author of controversial series of books that described his training in Native American Shamanism. [[AC: Aubrey]] * Mulder mentions Swiss psychiatrist Jung, considered the father of analytical psychology who believed one could understand the psyche through extensive analysis of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy. * Of [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] origin, 'Aubrey' is a given name and surname that comes from the Germanic 'Alberich' or 'Albrich' and possibly out of [[HistoryOfEnglish Old English]] 'Ælfric.' * 'Aubrey' is also: ** Wisconsin and [[DeepSouth Arkansas]] ** Aubrey Cliffs at [[UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}} Aubrey and Prospect Valleys]] ** Aubrey Valley at [[UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}} Mohawk County]] ** Fort Aubrey in [[FlyoverCountry Hamilton County, Kansas]] ** Aubrey Island in [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Nunavut]]. * Harry Cokely watches ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' right before he is attacked at the end. [[AC: Irresistible]] * 'Irresistible' is the impossibility of successfully resisting. * Mulder and Scully were supposed to attend a football game between Washington and Minnesota though later the game is seen on television, just in time to catch a play made by [[CreatorCameo Cris Carter]]. * Mulder tells Agent Moe Bocks that [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] has been reportedly been seen in three cities across America every day. * When Donnie Plaster is talking to the other suspects in jail, one suspect recalls Scully’s name because it was like [[LampshadeHanging that baseball announcer]] in reference to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Dodgers broadcaster]] Vin Scully in which [[{{Tuckerization}} FBI Agent Dana Scully]] is named after. [[AC: Die Hand Die Verletzt]] * Agent Bocks’ comment “People wondered why it took them so long to catch this kid in Milwaukee. Thought someone should have noticed he was killing all those young boys. The truth is, no one ever believed it could happen” is most likely in reference to [[SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer]]. * 'Die Hand Die Verletzt' is German for "The Hand that Wounds," a part of the satanic prayer spoken in the teaser by the members of the PTA * When the teens hold their “ritual” in the woods, they call upon Azazel, a name appearing in ''The Bible'' that refers to a fallen angel and a cliff from which sacrificial animals were thrown. * Mulder mentions Music/{{Megadeth}} and song "The Night Chicago Died" by British band Paper Lace. * Name of the school is [[Creator/AleisterCrowley Crowley]] High School. * The conference of teachers and parents are discussing plans for the school’s spring production. --> '''Peter Calcagni:''' Yeah, I got word that for the spring drama productions, Howard Roberts intends to put on ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.\\ '''Ms. Deborah Brown:''' Um... I don’t think that play is appropriate for this high school.\\ '''Paul Vitaris''' Well if he wants to be young, I have no problems with, uh, ''Film/{{Grease}}'' or ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' or-\\ '''Calcagni:''' Doesn’t ''Film/{{Grease}}'' have the “[[ClusterFBomb F]]” word? * Drama teacher [[{{Tuckerization}} Howard Roberts]] may be named for the {{stage name}} of real-life drama teacher Bob Howard who teaches at El Cajon Valley High School. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Roberts Howard Roberts]] is also the name of an American jazz guitarist, educator and session musician. * The name is also shared with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Roberts_%28sculptor%29 sculptor]]. * Jim Ausbury tells Mulder his step-daughter confused reality with the reports on ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldo_%28TV_series%29 Geraldo]]''. [[AC: Fresh Bones]] * Colonel Wharton trapped inside a coffin mirrors [[Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Dennis Alan]]’s moments in a coffin. * The cemetery groundskeeper's Rottweiler was named [[{{Tuckerization}} Wong]], after writer James Wong [[AC: Colony]] * 'Colony' refers to 1) a body of people living in a new territory or a territory inhabited by these people. 2) a localized population of organisms. 3) a group with common interests situated in close association or an area occupied by such a group. * Alien Bounty Hunter uses the alias CIA Agent [[Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch Ambrose Chapel]], a church in UsefulNotes/{{London}}, to speak with Mulder and Scully. [[AC: End Game]] * 'End Game' refers to a TabletopGame/{{chess}} game and a one act play by Samuel Beckett. * Mulder’s first name Fox refers to the company Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox that owns the rights to the show. [[AC: Fearful Symmetry]] * The elephant's name, Ganesha, is the name of the elephant-headed [[HinduMythology Hindu god]]. * 'Fearful Symmetry' is taken from Creator/WilliamBlake’s poem "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyger The Tyger]]": --> Tyger, tyger burning bright\\ In the forests of the night\\ What immortal hand or eye\\ Could frame thy ''fearful symmetry''? * Construction site’s name where the tiger is shot at is Blake Towers. * The episode’s novelization is called ''Tyger, Tyger''. * One of the constructions workers at Blake Towers tells the other “I can't believe you bet on the Chargers," which is a reference to [[SuperBowl Super Bowl XXIX]] in which the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco 49ers]] beat the [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} San Diego Chargers]] 49 to 26. * Mulder’s quote “It's all happening at the zoo, Scully” refers to song “‘''At the Zoo''’” by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel. * Mulder mentions seeing [[http://www.davidcopperfield.com/html/ David Copperfield]] make the StatueOfLiberty disappear. * Scully asks where he’s going as he heads to the zoo: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Literature/DoctorDolittle Talk to]] [[Film/DoctorDolittle the Animals]] * It’s a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that’s been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], RogerMoore, the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet animals]] and even by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]]. * Frohike says “[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Beam me up]], [[BeamMeUpScotty Scotty]]!” upon the Lone Gunmen’s greeting. [[AC: Død Kalm]] * More considerably aged and has developed a twitch in his neck. --> '''Mulder:''' I think I just lapped Creator/GeorgeBurns. [[AC: Humbug]] * The trailer park is named [[UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} Gulf Breeze]], a suburban town. * The song Hepcat Helm listens to is "Frenzy" by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. * A 'humbug' is 1) a hoax or a fraud. 2) a deception. 3) one who attempts to trick or deceive. * The situation with Lanny and his brother is known as 'asymmetric conjoined twins' or 'parasitic twinning'. In some cases both twins survive though in other cases the lesser twin is absorbed.by the other called 'inclusion twinning'. In real life, there are no recorded cases of a parasitic twin’s ability to leave the host twin. * Scully said she read the fascinating life of [[ConjoinedTwins Chang and Eng Bunker]]. * As Sheriff James Hamilton takes Dr. Blockhead to the station with Mulder and Scully following. --> '''Dr. Blockhead:''' This has all the makings of one of those mistaken identity, miscarriage of justice things that prove so popular on ''Series/SixtyMinutes''. * When Scully visits the museum and ends up paying extra to see an empty box, that was, in-fact, a real P.T. Barnum exhibit. Barnum displayed a sign that proudly pointed visitors to "The Egress", which people assumed led to another of the many oddities in the museum, but which actually led to an exit. Once outside, visitors had to pay again to re-enter the museum. * Scully’s statement “Do you recall what Barnum used to say about suckers?” refers to the “There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em” saying attributed to showman Phineas Taylor Barnum. It also been variously attributed to con-man Joseph “Paper Collar Joe” Bessimer, banker David Hannum, circus owner Adam Forepaugh and Chicago gambler Michael Cassius [=McDonald=]. [[AC: The Căluşari]] * Charles Burk remarks witnessing a guru named Sai Baba creating an entire feast out of thin air in 1979. The original Sai Baba of Shirdi was an Indian guru and fakir who died in 1918, considered a saint by his many [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Hindu]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim]] followers. Today, several Indian gurus claim to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba. * 'The Căluşari' were members of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] fraternal secret society who practiced a ritual acrobatic dance known as “căluş.” [[AC: F. Emasculata]] * 'F. Emasculata' refers to genus/species name name of the insect carrying the 'Faciphaga emasculata' infection and, though this particular insect in the episode is fictional, there are diseases with symptoms which resemble those depicted here. * Marshal Tapia mentions ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''. [[AC: Soft Light]] * Mulder mentions Robert Oppenheimer, an American physicist and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project regarded as "the father of the atomic bomb." * Upon discovering the second unscrewed light bulb, Scully quips “darkness covers a multitude of sins,” referring to ''Literature/TheBible'' passage “love covers a multitude of sins.” * Third victim Patrick Newirth worked at Morley Tobacco, the name of fictional brand that not only appeared in the series but also in ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''Film/MurderInTheFirst'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/That70sShow'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. * Second victim Margaret Wysnecki worked at [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Laramie Tobacco]]. [[AC: Our Town]] * Episode’s location is likely a spoof on Tyson Chicken, a nationwide purveyor of poultry products likewise founded in Arkansas. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Walter Chaco]]’s name is a reference to Chaco Canyon, a major cultural center of the ancient pueblo peoples. * Chaco Chicken was named for Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, where the Anasazi tribe lived and where boiled bones such as those depicted in the episode were uncovered.The episode's location is likely a spoof * Sheriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Arens]]’ name is likely a reference to William Arens, author of a 1979 work on anthropology purporting to debunk several cannibalism myths. * Debunking the claims of a witness: --> '''Scully:''' Yes, I read that report. She claims that she saw some kind of a foxfire spirit. I’m surprised she didn’t call [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] as soon as she got off the phone with the police. * Mulder quips a text from WilliamBlake’s ''Proverbs of Hell'' by saying “if a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.” * 'Our Town' shares the same name as [[Theatre/OurTown the play]] by Thornton Wilder. * Almost every character in this episode was named after a real-life cannibal. * Dudley’s not the first town [[Literature/TheLottery with a]] [[Film/BadDayAtBlackRock dark secret]]. * The phenomenon that Mulder and Scully observe where the ends of the bones are smooth is commonly referred to as 'pot polish' by archaeologist, owing to the ends of the bones rubbing the inside of the pot as it is stirred. [[AC: Anasazi]] * The 'Majestic 12' files supposedly document the existence of a secret organization dedicated to the concealment of extraterrestrial contacts that purport to have been compiled for HarryTruman soon after the 1947 Roswell crash. * 'Anasazi' was an Indian tribe that disappeared without a trace. * As Mulder peruses the un-translated text on his computer screen, five lines under the Department of Defense heading is the line “do-ray-me-fa-so-la-todo," a reference to show tune "Do-Re-Mi" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.
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[[folder:Season Two]] [[AC: Little Green Men]] * 'Little Green Men' alludes to [[folder: The X-Files: Fight the age-old viewing Future]] * The bomb at the start has been frequently likened to real life Oklahoma City bombing of aliens as little green men 1995. * Working title for this movie was “Blackwood,” coming from UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}.the works of English writer Creator/AlgernonBlackwood. * After consuming much alcohol and finding the bar’s bathroom locked, Mulder decides to relieve himself on a wall displaying the ''Film/IndependenceDay'' poster in the alley. * Senator [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Richard Matheson]] is introduced, named after Creator/RichardMatheson. * Matheson calls up Mulder to visit To Byers, Langly and Frohike the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory Arecibo Observatory]] near San Juan, Puerto Rico. * The 'wow' signal' Dr. Troisky mentions was a mysterious radio signal received at an Ohio state radio telescope on August 15, 1977. Though the signal’s source was never identified, astrophysicist jerry R. Ehman was so impressed by the transmission readout on a print out, he wrote “wow” in the margins. * Young Mulder and his sister play ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' right before her abduction. * Young Mulder tells his sister he wants to watch ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069606/ The Magician]]''. * Music/TheOffspring along with their song "Come Out and Play" are mentioned. * After incorrectly naming the instrumental work number of [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Brandenberg Concerto]]: Three Gunmen: --> '''Mulder:''' Good thing it wasn't a [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} double jeopardy]] question. Oh my god. [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Toto]]! * This episode begins with Mulder’s voiceover about the Voyager project. Voyager 1 and Voyager II were a pair of UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} A similar shaped space probes launched in 1977 to study ship like the solar system and the galaxy beyond, each carrying an universal message intended to any alien life they might encounter. Having finished the study of planets around [[UsefulNotes/TheSun our sun]] in 1989, the two probes have continued to travel further than ever before, eventually passing Neptune and leaving [[UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem the solar system]]. [[AC: The Host]] * Mulder refers to the explosion of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Chernobyl nuclear power plant]] in 1986. * Member of the [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] and Mulder’s informant X or Mr. X is based on another character also known as X one from ''Film/{{JFK}}''. * ''[[Film/{{The Thing 1982}} The look of the fluke man appears to be strongly based on a birth defect known as 'harlequin type ichthyosis' where babies with this birth defect are born with extremely dry skin resembling scales or armored plating and a mouth pulled into a wide circular gape due to the tightly pulled skin. [[AC: Blood]] * Edward Funsch climbing the Franklin Community College clock tower overlooking a blood drive to carry out his shooting spree Thing]]'' is based on an actual incident where Charles Whitman went to the observation deck on the twenty-seventh floor of the clock tower found buried in ice at the University of Texas, Austin campus August 1, 1966 and began a ninety-two minute shooting spree leaving sixteen dead and many wounded, finally ending when Whitman was shot by police. * After Larry Winter angrily walks out a room of the Franklin Community Hospital where Scully is finishing taking Mulder’s blood after saying there’s no proof of the spray caused violent behaviors: --> '''Scully:''' I’m sorry Mulder, he’s right. I’d love to tell you that I flew three-hundred miles In the middle of the night to perform tests that prove that you’re about to become the next UsefulNotes/CharlesManson but I find little physiological evidence that L.S.D.M. has toxically affected you even after massive ingestion. * Sheriff Spencer leaves the room. --> '''Mulder:''' He's probably one of those people who thinks [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] is dead. * The nurse buzzing the doorbell is writing “KILL” in [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]]. * One of the television sets at the supermarket is featuring an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby’s World]]''. [[AC: Sleepless]] * At the end of the episode, Creator/TonyTodd’s character Cole contemplates suicide by jumping onto a rusting sharp pole from forty feet, the exact same way his character [[ActorAllusion Captain Darrow]] dies in ''Film/TheRock''. UsefulNotes/{{Antarctica}}. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Saul Grissom]] shares the last name as American astronaut Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissoom. Both died after being trapped in a blaze of fire, Saul Grissom being trapped in his own apartment and Gus Grissom being trapped in Apollo 1 with two other astronauts. * While performing an autopsy during her class, Scully receives a phone call from Mulder, calling himself “George Hale,” name of the visionary behind the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palomar_Observatory Palomar Observatory]] in California. [[AC: Duane Barry]] * Just before Duane Barry’s 1985 visit by aliens, he is napping in front of his television where the clip of accidental time-traveler [[Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt Hank Martin]] being brought before KingArthur is visible. * A sign at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital reads [[Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Please Line Up Quietly]]. * Scully explains to Agent Lucy Kazdin that Duane Barry was shot in the line of duty where the bullet pierced his --> '''Scully:''' Now, almost a hundred years ago, there was a famous case. A man named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage Gage]] had a blasting rod pierce the same region.\\ '''Kazdin:''' And what effect did it have?\\ '''Scully:''' He became a pathological liar, suffering from severe delusions. His behavior was characterized as bizarre and violent was a tendency to act out his fantasies. [[AC: Ascension]] * 'Ascension' is the act or practice of ascending. * The song playing while Duane Barry is driving through Virginia on his way to Skyland Mountain but is pulled over by a cop is "Red Right Hand" by [[Music/NickCave Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds]]. * In regards to asking Duane Barry about Scully, Alex Krycek said he started whistling Music/LedZeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven".. * Krycek mentions Chernobyl, Exxon and Valdez all being linked to sleep deprivation. ** Chernobyl is the site of a nuclear power plant that exploded in 1986. ** Exxon Valdez is the name of an oil tanker which caused a massive oil spill in 1989 after hitting Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef before the coast of Alaska ** Three Mile Island is the location of a nuclear power plant which suffered a partial core meltdown in 1979. * Walter Skinner refers to the [[NaziGermany Nuremberg Trials]] held in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German city of Nuremberg]] from 1945 to 1949, conceived to bring the major war criminals/leaders to Nazi Germany to justice and their defense was that they were {{just following orders}}. [[AC: 3]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Kristen Kilar]]’s last name comes from Wojciech Kilar who composed the score for ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. * First shot in the vampire bar has a drawing of historical figure and the inspiration of {{Dracula}}, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_III_Dracula Vlad Tepes]] on the wall. * The movie ''Film/{{M}}'' is shown. * The episode title refers to the vampire characters, representing [[Literature/TheBible the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit]]. [[AC: One Breath]] * Nurse [[{{Tuckerization}} Owens]] Conrad Strughold]] was named after writer Glen Morgan’s grandmother. * In her dream, Scully’s father calls her and himself Starbuck and Ahab from ''Literature/MobyDick''. * Langly says he hopes to nitpick the scientific inaccuracies of ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'' [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] scientist Hubertus Strughold who conducted experiments on the internet. * Cigarette Smoking Man is watching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_O%27Clock_High Twelve O’Clock High]]'' on TV when confronted by Mulder. prisoners during WorldWarII. * The scene newspaper article titled “Fatal Hanta Virus Outbreak in "One Breath" where Northern Texas Reported Contained” Mulder goes to reads at the CSM's apartment is basically a re-creation end of the scene on ''Series/TheATeam'' where Murdock gets onto Stockwell's private jet. They're both faced with the possibility of losing someone they care about (for Mulder it's Scully, for Murdock it's the rest of the team), they both get access to a powerful, manipulative man who is supposed to be untraceable, burst in brandishing a gun, and demand information. Also, both are met with a calm, unfazed response from said powerful men. -->'''CSM:''' Don't try and threaten me, Mulder. I've watched presidents die. ::: Compare that to... -->'''Stockwell:''' Whoever judged you insane, Captain, should have his license lifted. [[AC: Firewalker]] * The silicon based fungi which influences its hosts into infecting others has a real life carbon-based analogue known as 'Cordyceps.' [[AC: Red Museum]] * Mulder’s comment “I think the Spur Posse just rode into town” refers to a group of high school boys known as 'The Spur Posse' from Lakewood, California who kept a score system to compare their sexual conquests. * Gird Thomas, the peeping tom who writes 'he/she is one' on the backs of kids, shares his name with the original and famous Peeping Tom of Coventry - the original peeping tom. * Rick Mazeroski calls a teenager Disney/{{Aladdin}} because he looks like the protagonist. * The band playing in Rick's truck is Corrosion of Conformity. [[AC: Excelsis Dei]] * 'Excelsis Dei' is [[UsefulNotes/LatinLanguage Latin]] for 'Glory of God'. * Scully mentions Carlos Castenada, an author of controversial series of books that described his training in Native American Shamanism. [[AC: Aubrey]] * Mulder mentions Swiss psychiatrist Jung, considered the father of analytical psychology who believed one could understand the psyche through extensive analysis of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy. * Of [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] origin, 'Aubrey' is a given name and surname that comes from the Germanic 'Alberich' or 'Albrich' and possibly out of [[HistoryOfEnglish Old English]] 'Ælfric.' * 'Aubrey' is also: ** Wisconsin and [[DeepSouth Arkansas]] ** Aubrey Cliffs at [[UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}} Aubrey and Prospect Valleys]] ** Aubrey Valley at [[UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}} Mohawk County]] ** Fort Aubrey in [[FlyoverCountry Hamilton County, Kansas]] ** Aubrey Island in [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Nunavut]]. * Harry Cokely watches ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' right before he is attacked at the end. [[AC: Irresistible]] * 'Irresistible' is the impossibility of successfully resisting. * Mulder and Scully were supposed to attend a football game between Washington and Minnesota though later the game is seen on television, just in time to catch a play made by [[CreatorCameo Cris Carter]]. * Mulder tells Agent Moe Bocks that [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] has been reportedly been seen in three cities across America every day. * When Donnie Plaster is talking to the other suspects in jail, one suspect recalls Scully’s name because it film was like [[LampshadeHanging that baseball announcer]] in reference to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Dodgers broadcaster]] Vin Scully in which [[{{Tuckerization}} FBI Agent Dana Scully]] is named after. [[AC: Die Hand Die Verletzt]] * Agent Bocks’ comment “People wondered why it took them so long to catch this kid in Milwaukee. Thought someone should have noticed he was killing all those young boys. The truth is, no one ever believed it could happen” is most likely in reference to [[SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer]]. * 'Die Hand Die Verletzt' is German for "The Hand that Wounds," a part of the satanic prayer spoken in the teaser written by the members of the PTA * When the teens hold their “ritual” in the woods, they call upon Azazel, a name appearing in ''The Bible'' that refers to a fallen angel and a cliff from which sacrificial animals were thrown. * Mulder mentions Music/{{Megadeth}} and song "The Night Chicago Died" by British band Paper Lace. * Name of the school is [[Creator/AleisterCrowley Crowley]] High School. * The conference of teachers and parents are discussing plans for the school’s spring production. --> '''Peter Calcagni:''' Yeah, I got word that for the spring drama productions, Howard Roberts intends to put on ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''.\\ '''Ms. Deborah Brown:''' Um... I don’t think that play is appropriate for this high school.\\ '''Paul Vitaris''' Well if he wants to be young, I have no problems with, uh, ''Film/{{Grease}}'' or ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' or-\\ '''Calcagni:''' Doesn’t ''Film/{{Grease}}'' have the “[[ClusterFBomb F]]” word? * Drama teacher reporter [[{{Tuckerization}} Howard Roberts]] may be named for the {{stage name}} of real-life drama teacher Bob Howard who teaches at El Cajon Valley High School. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Roberts Howard Roberts]] is also the name of an American jazz guitarist, educator and session musician. * The name is also shared with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Roberts_%28sculptor%29 sculptor]]. * Jim Ausbury tells Mulder his step-daughter confused reality with the reports on ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldo_%28TV_series%29 Geraldo]]''. [[AC: Fresh Bones]] * Colonel Wharton trapped inside a coffin mirrors [[Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Dennis Alan]]’s moments in a coffin. * The cemetery groundskeeper's Rottweiler was named [[{{Tuckerization}} Wong]], after writer James Wong [[AC: Colony]] * 'Colony' refers to 1) a body of people living in a new territory or a territory inhabited by these people. 2) a localized population of organisms. 3) a group with common interests situated in close association or an area occupied by such a group. * Alien Bounty Hunter uses the alias CIA Agent [[Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch Ambrose Chapel]], a church in UsefulNotes/{{London}}, to speak with Mulder and Scully. [[AC: End Game]] * 'End Game' refers to a TabletopGame/{{chess}} game and a one act play by Samuel Beckett. * Mulder’s first name Fox refers to the company Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox that owns the rights to the show. [[AC: Fearful Symmetry]] * The elephant's name, Ganesha, is Dimsdale]], the name of the elephant-headed [[HinduMythology Hindu god]]. * 'Fearful Symmetry' is taken from Creator/WilliamBlake’s poem "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyger The Tyger]]": --> Tyger, tyger burning bright\\ In teacher who taught writers Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban ath the forests of the night\\ What immortal hand or eye\\ Could frame thy ''fearful symmetry''? * Construction site’s name where the tiger is shot at is Blake Towers. American Film Institute. * The episode’s novelization is called ''Tyger, Tyger''. * One of the constructions workers at Blake Towers tells the other “I can't believe you bet on the Chargers," scene which is Scully and Mulder are chased through a cornfield by helicopters in a reference to [[SuperBowl Super Bowl XXIX]] in which the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco 49ers]] beat the [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} San Diego Chargers]] 49 to 26. * Mulder’s quote “It's all happening at the zoo, Scully” refers to song “‘''At the Zoo''’” by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel. * Mulder mentions seeing [[http://www.davidcopperfield.com/html/ David Copperfield]] make the StatueOfLiberty disappear. * Scully asks where he’s going as he heads to the zoo: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Literature/DoctorDolittle Talk to]] [[Film/DoctorDolittle the Animals]] * It’s a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that’s been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], RogerMoore, the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet animals]] and even by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]]. * Frohike says “[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Beam me up]], [[BeamMeUpScotty Scotty]]!” upon the Lone Gunmen’s greeting. [[AC: Død Kalm]] * More considerably aged and has developed a twitch in his neck. --> '''Mulder:''' I think I just lapped Creator/GeorgeBurns. [[AC: Humbug]] * The trailer park is named [[UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} Gulf Breeze]], a suburban town. * The song Hepcat Helm listens to is "Frenzy" by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. * A 'humbug' is 1) a hoax or a fraud. 2) a deception. 3) one who attempts to trick or deceive. * The situation with Lanny and his brother is known as 'asymmetric conjoined twins' or 'parasitic twinning'. In some cases both twins survive though in other cases the lesser twin is absorbed.by the other called 'inclusion twinning'. In real life, there are no recorded cases of a parasitic twin’s ability to leave the host twin. * Scully said she read the fascinating life of [[ConjoinedTwins Chang and Eng Bunker]]. * As Sheriff James Hamilton takes Dr. Blockhead to the station with Mulder and Scully following. --> '''Dr. Blockhead:''' This has all the makings of one of those mistaken identity, miscarriage of justice things that prove so popular on ''Series/SixtyMinutes''. * When Scully visits the museum and ends up paying extra to see an empty box, that was, in-fact, a real P.T. Barnum exhibit. Barnum displayed a sign that proudly pointed visitors to "The Egress", which people assumed led to another of the many oddities in the museum, but which actually led to an exit. Once outside, visitors had to pay again to re-enter the museum. * Scully’s statement “Do you recall what Barnum used to say about suckers?” refers to the “There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em” saying attributed to showman Phineas Taylor Barnum. It also been variously attributed to con-man Joseph “Paper Collar Joe” Bessimer, banker David Hannum, circus owner Adam Forepaugh and Chicago gambler Michael Cassius [=McDonald=]. [[AC: The Căluşari]] * Charles Burk remarks witnessing a guru named Sai Baba creating an entire feast out of thin air in 1979. The original Sai Baba of Shirdi was an Indian guru and fakir who died in 1918, considered a saint by his many [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Hindu]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim]] followers. Today, several Indian gurus claim to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba. * 'The Căluşari' were members of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] fraternal secret society who practiced a ritual acrobatic dance known as “căluş.” [[AC: F. Emasculata]] * 'F. Emasculata' refers to genus/species name name of the insect carrying the 'Faciphaga emasculata' infection and, though this particular insect in the episode is fictional, there are diseases with symptoms which resemble those depicted here. * Marshal Tapia mentions ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''. [[AC: Soft Light]] * Mulder mentions Robert Oppenheimer, an American physicist and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project regarded as "the father of the atomic bomb." * Upon discovering the second unscrewed light bulb, Scully quips “darkness covers a multitude of sins,” referring to ''Literature/TheBible'' passage “love covers a multitude of sins.” * Third victim Patrick Newirth worked at Morley Tobacco, the name of fictional brand that not only appeared in the series but also in ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''Film/MurderInTheFirst'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/That70sShow'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. * Second victim Margaret Wysnecki worked at [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Laramie Tobacco]]. [[AC: Our Town]] * Episode’s location is likely a spoof on Tyson Chicken, a nationwide purveyor of poultry products likewise founded in Arkansas. famous “[[Film/NorthByNorthwest crop duster]]” scene. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Walter Chaco]]’s name Stevie]] is a reference to Chaco Canyon, a major cultural center of the ancient pueblo peoples. * Chaco Chicken was named for Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, where the Anasazi tribe lived and where boiled bones such as those depicted in the episode were uncovered.The episode's location is likely a spoof * Sheriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Arens]]’ name is likely a reference to William Arens, author of a 1979 work on anthropology purporting to debunk several cannibalism myths. * Debunking the claims of a witness: --> '''Scully:''' Yes, I read that report. She claims that she saw some kind of a foxfire spirit. I’m surprised she didn’t call [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] as soon as she got off the phone with the police. * Mulder quips a text from WilliamBlake’s ''Proverbs of Hell'' by saying “if a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.” * 'Our Town' shares the same name as [[Theatre/OurTown the play]] by Thornton Wilder. * Almost every character in this episode was named after a real-life cannibal. one ChrisCarter’s boyhood friends. * Dudley’s not the first town [[Literature/TheLottery with a]] [[Film/BadDayAtBlackRock dark secret]]. * The phenomenon that Mulder ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' and Scully observe where the ends of the bones ''[[Literature/MissSmillasFeelingForSnow Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow]]'' are smooth is commonly referred to as 'pot polish' by archaeologist, owing to the ends of the bones rubbing the inside of the pot as it is stirred. [[AC: Anasazi]] * The 'Majestic 12' files supposedly document the existence of a secret organization dedicated to the concealment of extraterrestrial contacts that purport to have been compiled for HarryTruman soon after the 1947 Roswell crash. * 'Anasazi' was an Indian tribe that disappeared without a trace. * As Mulder peruses the un-translated text on his computer screen, five lines under the Department of Defense heading is the line “do-ray-me-fa-so-la-todo," a reference to show tune "Do-Re-Mi" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.either referenced or parodied.

[[folder:The X-Files Game]] * Craig Willmore’s love interest and supporting character Detective [[{{Tuckerization}} Mary Astadourian]] is named after the vice president [[NamesTheSame Mary Astadourian]], the chief researcher and office manager of the company Ten Thirteen Productions that produces the show as well as ChrisCarter’s personal assistant. * Shady character [[{{Tuckerization}} James Wong]] is named for staff writer [[NamesTheSame James Wong]] of seasons one, two and four. * Late in the game, Craig Willmore gets an e-mail from a “[[{{Tuckerization}} Monte Joffin]],” John Joffin is the director of photography for the game and even worked for the series. * Craig lives at [[{{Tuckerization}} Eavelyn]] Apartments, named after Halle Eavelyn the executive producer of the game. * One of the flyers on the board in the [=FBI=] Conference Room advertises “Yoga – Instructed by David,” a homage to [[ActorAllusion David Duchovny]], Mulder’s actor who practices yoga. * The Town of [[{{Tuckerization}} Charno]] is named after staff writer Sarah Charno during season two. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Gordon’s Hauling]] is possibly named for writer Howard Gordon. * When any of the televisions are turned on, a short clip from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_Squad_%28film%29 Riot Squad]]'' is shown. * Craig Willmore asks if he got those prints lifted: --> '''John Amis:''' Ah jes' fished |em, [[Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy Miss Daisy]], ah still needa process’m. * Mary mentions ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. * John Amis quips a famous line from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. * Mulder mentions he always wanted to visited UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}. * Upon meeting Mr. X for the first time: --> '''Craig:''' So you’re the mystery man. I was expecting someone a little more SeanConnery. * John Amis imitates SeanConnery’s voice when talking to Craig. * One of the items collected from Mulder’s room is fictional book ''[[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace From Outer Space]]'' by Jose Chung. * Richard Langly asks if Craig wants Attorney General of the United States [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Reno Janet Reno]]’s number. * Richard Langly’s nickname is “Ringo” as in Music/RingoStarr, Creator/JohnRingo and Music/ShiinaRingo * Mark Cook calls Craig [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Boy_%28play%29 Golden Boy]] after the latter tells the former FBI Agent Armistead Shanks to hand his current case to Cook.
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[[folder:The X-Files Game]] X-Files: Resist or Serve]] * Craig Willmore’s love interest and supporting character Detective [[{{Tuckerization}} Mary Astadourian]] In the opening, Scully is explaining that a bunch of high school girls have fascinations with witchcraft doesn’t mean they’re raising the dead: --> '''Mulder:''' Saw them do it on [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. * The name of a biotechnology company, "[[VideoGame/TheXFilesGame Rauch]]", was used before as a villain's name. * There’s a villain named after the vice president [[NamesTheSame Mary Astadourian]], the chief researcher and office manager [[CompositeCharacter John Gillnitz]], a combination of the company Ten Thirteen Productions that produces the show as well as ChrisCarter’s personal assistant. * Shady character [[{{Tuckerization}} James Wong]] is named for staff writer [[NamesTheSame James Wong]] names of seasons one, two and four. * Late in the game, Craig Willmore gets an e-mail from a “[[{{Tuckerization}} Monte Joffin]],” series writers John Joffin is the director of photography for the game Shiban, Vince Gilligan and even worked for the series. Frank Spotnitz. * Craig lives at [[{{Tuckerization}} Eavelyn]] Apartments, named There’s a gas station called Holly’s, after Halle Eavelyn the executive producer of the game. * One of the flyers on the board Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend, Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. ** There is a sign advertising Morley Cigarettes, a fictional brand that appears not only through this series but in the [=FBI=] Conference Room advertises “Yoga – Instructed by David,” a homage to [[ActorAllusion David Duchovny]], Mulder’s actor who practices yoga. * The Town of [[{{Tuckerization}} Charno]] is named after staff writer Sarah Charno during season two. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Gordon’s Hauling]] is possibly named for writer Howard Gordon. * When any of the televisions are turned on, a short clip from ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', ''Series/ColdCase'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''[[Series/{{Jake20}} Jake 2.0]]'', ''Series/TheLWord'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_Squad_%28film%29 Riot Squad]]'' is shown. * Craig Willmore asks if he got those prints lifted: --> '''John Amis:''' Ah jes' fished |em, [[Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy Miss Daisy]], ah still needa process’m. * Mary mentions ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. * John Amis quips a famous line from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. * Mulder mentions he always wanted to visited UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}. * Upon meeting Mr. X for the first time: --> '''Craig:''' So you’re the mystery man. I was expecting someone a little more SeanConnery. * John Amis imitates SeanConnery’s voice when talking to Craig. * One of the items collected from Mulder’s room is fictional book ''[[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace From Outer Space]]'' by Jose Chung. * Richard Langly asks if Craig wants Attorney General of the United States [[http://en.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/MurderInTheFirst'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''Film/SpyGame'' ''Series/That70sShow'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Reno Janet Reno]]’s number. * Richard Langly’s nickname is “Ringo” as in Music/RingoStarr, Creator/JohnRingo and Music/ShiinaRingo * Mark Cook calls Craig [[http://en.org/wiki/200_Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes]]'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Boy_%28play%29 Golden Boy]] after org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233656/ Epicenter]]'', ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171356/ Gun Shy]]'', ''Series/JudgingAmy'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]'', ''NashBridges'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prozac_Nation_%28film%29 Prozac Nation]]'', ''Series/SpecialUnit2'', ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'' and ''Film/{{Thirteen}}''. * The image on one of the latter tells monitors strongly resembles a green ''[[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture Fight the former FBI Agent Armistead Shanks to hand his current case to Cook.Future]]'' poster. * Frohike says a variant of '{{open sesame}}' by saying “Open says-me!”

[[folder:Season Three]] [[AC: The Blessing Way]] * Not only is 'The Blessing Way' a name of an actual Native American chant but it shares the same name as Creator/TonyHillerman’s novel. * Deep Throat hallucination’s “Awaken the sleep of reason and fight the monsters within and without” line alludes to ''The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters'' painting by Francisco Goya. [[AC: Paper Clip]] * 'Paper Clip' alludes to the 'Operation Paperclip' project authorized by [[HarryTruman President Harry S Truman]], a codename under which many German scientists were recruited and secretly brought to the [[{{the United States}} United States]] during the final days of WorldWarII. * Scully asks which of the large black high-tech doors they should try: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Series/LetsMakeADeal I’d like to try door number one, Monty]]. * There’s a mathematics reference to Napier’s Contant in which mathematical constant ''e'' is the base of the natural logarithm. It is occasionally called Euler's number after the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, or Napier's constant in honor of the Scottish mathematician John Napier who introduced logarithms. [[AC: D.P.O.]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Darrin Peter Oswald]] is named for writer Darin Morgan, the brother of Glen Morgan. * During some of the arcade scenes, sound effects from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' videogame is heard. * At the arcade, ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_Bowling Capcom Bowling]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Sprint Super Sprint]]'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2122480/ Suno Burazazu]]'', ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'', ''[[VideoGame/SpiderMan Spider-Man: The Video Game]]'' and ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' are seen. Darrin and Jack play ''[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Virtua Fighter 2]]''. * The yearbook page where Darrin had cut Mrs. Kiveat’s picture contains the pictures of director Kim Manners and prop master Ken Hawryliw. * Darrin Oswald controls electricity like [[Franchise/SpiderMan Max Dillon]], [[ComicBook/{{Static}} Virgil Hawkins]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Woman}} Jessica Drew]], [[ComicBook/BlackLightning Jefferson Pierce]] and others. * The [[{{Tuckerization}} Astadourian Lightning Observatory]] is named for Mary Astadourian, chief researcher and officer manager at Ten Thirteen as well as ChrisCarter’s personal assistant. * Sheriff John’s last name is [[Creator/PennAndTeller Teller]]. * The first emergency medical technician looks at Darrin in confusion after the latter revives Frank Kiveat via electricity: --> '''Darrin:''' Series/{{Rescue 911}}. * Name of the song playing during the teaser is "Ring the Bells" by rock group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_%28band%29 James]]. * Giovanni Ribisi plays a character [[ActorAllusion in love with his teacher]] and calls her Mrs. Kiveat. Similarly, his character was in love with his teacher on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. * The song "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by industrial rock group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_%28band%29 Filter]] is featured when [[spoiler:Darrin kills Bart]]. [[AC: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose]] * The victim found in the mud under the wheels of the car is named [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Claude Dukenfield]], the middle and original last name of [[WCFields W. C. Fields]]. * Detective [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Cline]] share the surname of Eddie Cline, the director of several BusterKeaton comedies. * Detective [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Havez]] gets his last name from silent movie writer Jean C. Havez. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Clyde Bruckman]] shares the [[NamesTheSame same name]] as American writer and director of comedy films during the late silent era as well as the early sound era of cinema. * Name of the hotel Bruckman stays is Le [[Film/TheBoat Damfino]], echoing the name of a boat. * Clyde Bruckman isn't the first [[Literature/TheDeadZone evil salesman]]. * The name "The Stupendous Yappi" may be a reference to Jim Randi, known as "[[StageName The Amazing Randi]]", a professional magician and skeptical debunker. * One of Yappi's predictions is that [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] is really dead but Music/BuddyHolly is still alive * Scully watches ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bullfighters The Bullfighters]]'' with her new dog. * There is a scene where Clyde Bruckman is playing cards with Scully and the camera briefly shows his cards which is two black aces, the ace of hearts, and the two black eights. That hand is a variation on the so-called DeadMansHand that Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot in the back of the head in 1876 while playing poker. Four of the five cards in Hickok's hand were the two black aces and the two black eights. [[AC: The List]] * Death row inmate Napoleon Manley’s nickname “Neech” is very similar to the pronunciation of Prussian philosopher Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. * Neech comes back as a [[Film/{{Shocker}} vengeful, murderous electrical entity]] after being executed. * Executioner [[{{Tuckerization}} Perry Simon]] was named for a {{NBC}} executive producer ChrisCarter knew while working there. [[AC: 2Shy]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Virgil Incanto]]’s name may come from the first part of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' divided into three long sections called 'cantos', where Roman poet Virgil is Dante’s guide through the first two books ''Dante’s Inferno'' and ''Purgatorio''. * Mulder comments “Looks like she took her pound of flesh” when he finds skin under Holly’s nails is from ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' in which Shylock demands Antonio give him a pound of flesh to repay a debt. * A prostitute who gets murdered is called [[Franchise/DieHard Holly McClane.]] [[AC: The Walk]] * Mulder’s line “What destroyed those parts of him that make us human beings, those better angels of our nature?” comes from the ending of the [[ThePresidents sixteenth president]]’s inaugural address: --> '''AbrahamLincoln:''' The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the ''better angels of our nature''. * Leonard Trimble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_%28film%29 wishes to be able to walk again after losing his legs in war]] just like Creator/MarlonBrando’s character. [[AC: Oubliette]] * 'Oubliette' is a medieval dungeon having a trap door in the ceiling as its only means of entry or exit, deriving from the French word 'oublier' meaning "to forget." [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Nisei]]]] * Meaning “second generation,” 'Nisei' is a Japanese word meaning “second generation” for a person born in America or Canada to Japanese parents born in Japan. * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Pendrel]]’s last name comes from a street name in the west end of {{Vancouver}} where the series is filmed. * The number appearing on the alien autopsy boxcar “82517” refers to the date August 25, 1917, the start of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Bolshevic Revolution]]. * The Japanese scientists once worked for the infamous '731 unit' during WorldWarII. 'Camp 731' was a a germ warfare research station in Manchuko where Japanese chemical and biological army unit performing horrific experiments on prisoners of war during [[WorldWarII WWII]]. [[AC: 731]] * '731' refers to 'Camp 731', a germ warfare research station in Manchuko where Japanese chemical and biological army unit performed horrific experiments on prisoners of war during [[WorldWarII WWII]]. * Doctor’s name Takeo Ishimaru and his alias Shiro Zama is an amalgamation of the name of the real head of Unit 731, Dr. Shiro Ishi. [[AC: Revelations]] * 'Revelations' refers to 1) the ''Book of Revelations'', the last book of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]]. 2) an act of revealing. 3) an enlightening or astonishing disclosure. * Kevin Kryden having stigmata along with others claiming to have it was inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina Pio of Pietrelcina]]. * 'Stigmata' is a term used by member of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian faith]] to describe body marks, sores or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ such as the wrists and feet. * About a composite sketch: --> '''Mulder:''' Looks like Kevin was abducted by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]’s evil twin. * There’s a picture of [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]] visible at Ridgeway Middle School. [[AC: War of the Coprophages]] * Mentioned by Scully as a reference to the stoner guy's belief he has cockroaches inside him, 'Ekbom’s Syndrome' is a very real syndrome sometimes called 'cocaine bugs' but more medically known as 'Delusional Parasitosis' when people think they have parasites inside their body, usually insects or worms being exacerbated by use of certain stimulant drugs, most commonly cocaine or methamphetamine. * The word 'coprophages' means "dung eaters". * Name of the town is [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds Miller’s Grove]]. * The episode’s title alludes to ''[[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]]'', foreshadowing the fact that the only thing that actually poses any danger in the episode is mass hysteria. * Scully is reading ''Literature/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' during one of Mulder’s many telephone interruptions. * Robotics researcher [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed A. Ivanov]] has a name similar to Creator/IsaacAsimov. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Jeff Eckerle]] is named after an actual Jeff Eckerle who served as a creative consultant for Secrets of the X-Files, Part 2 * Sheriff [[UnfortunateNames Frass]]’ last name means caterpillar dung or any insect feces. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Bambi Berenbaum]]’s last name comes from famous entomologist Dr. May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and author of many books on insects who also keeps live insects in her desk. * Heck, her first name is Disney/{{Bambi}}! * A Chinese man watches ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' on TV. * Names, characters and dialogues from ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' are mentioned. [[AC: Syzygy]] * The cross dressing doctor [[{{Tuckerization}} R. W. Godfrey]] shares a similar name to co-executive producer R. W. Goodwin. * ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026565/ Keystone Hotel]]'' is played on all the possessed televisions. * The song playing during the Keystone Cops on all channels of the motel room televisions as well as later during the mayhem at the police station is “‘''The Sabre Dance''’” [[UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}} Armenian]] composer Music/AramKhachaturian. * The song playing during the birthday party is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_%28band%29 Live]]’s "All Over You". * There are a couple references to ''VideoGame/TheXFilesGame'': The motel in the game is the Comity motel. One of the basketball players during practice is named Craig Willmore, the lead character. * Name of the high school is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland_Alexander Grover Cleveland Anderson]] and it’s also the name of [[ThePresidents President]] GroverCleveland. * The school mascot is a two horned goat, often used in [[{{Satan}} Satanic]] rituals. * Agent Angela White’s number is given as FiveFiveFive-0114. * After Mulder asks if Uranus being in the house of Aquarius is a bad thing: --> '''Madam Zirinka:''' Bad like an Creator/IrwinAllen movie. * There are numerous similarities between this episode an the events that occurred in the [[WitchHunt Salem Witch Trials]] which was used by Arthur Miller in his ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' play as an allegory of the [[RedScare McCarthy]] trials. * When Terri Roberts and Margi Kleinjan go into the bar to tell their latest prey Scott Simmons they’re not dressed up for the funeral, Terri mentions they are there to give him a good time that evening, ending the sentence with “carpe pm”, a {{pun}} of Latin phrase 'Carpe Diem' for seize the day. * 'Syzygy' is an astronomical term for an alignment of three bodies of the solar system along a straight or nearly straight line, usually the sun, the Earth and the moon or planet.. [[AC: Grotesque]] * 'Grotesque' means 1) fanciful or bizarre. 2) absurdly incongruous. 3) eccentric. * The concept of a man coating human corpses with clay to make sculpture was used prominently in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bucket_of_Blood A Bucket of Blood]]''. * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Nemhauser]] is named after post-production supervisor Lori Jo Nemhauser. [[AC: Piper Maru]] * Episode title and the French salvage ship 'Piper Maru' is named after the [[NamesTheSame daughter]] of Scully’s actress Gillian Anderson. * In Japanese, “Maru” means flower. * “Piper Maru” is the name of the ice-breaking ship used by Weyland Corporation’s [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator retrieval team]]. * French deep-sea diver [[{{Tuckerization}} Gauthier]] is named after the show’s special effects coordinator David Gauthier. [[AC: Apocrypha]] * 'Apocrypha' means writings that are not considered genuine. * Well-Manicured Man mentions “foo fighter”, a term used in WorldWarII to refer to the types of aerial sightings that, in the postwar period, became known as UFO's, usually assumed to be some sort of enemy secret weapon or experimental aircraft, or the [[Music/FooFighters name]] of an alternative rock band. * In the same scene, Well-Manicured Man tells Mulder that "anyone can be gotten to," possibly referencing ''[[Film/TheUntouchables]]''. [[AC: Pusher]] * Pusher, aka Robert Modell is very similar to [[Literature/{{Firestarter}} Andy McGee]]. * Former Music/{{Nirvana}} drummer and Music/FooFighters member David Grohl and his wife, Jennifer Youngblood-Grohl, can be seen in the background as Modell enters the foyer of the FBI building. * FBI Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Holly]] who beats up Skinner woes her name to Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend. * The Loudoun County Courthouse was named for writer Vince Gilligan's actual home town. * Detective Frank Burst mispronounces “rōnin.” --> '''Mulder:''' (''correcting him'') {{Ronin}} Rōnin, it’s a {{samurai}} without a master. (''Scully gives him a weird look'') What? You never saw Film/{{Yojimbo}}? * Robert Modell considers himself as a {{Ronin}}. * Frank Burst mentions well-known fashion critic Mr. Blackwell. * Investigating a killer who has the power to persuade people with his voice, ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022454/ Svengali]]'' is shown on TV when Mulder and Scully storm the killer's apartment. * After Walter Skinner asks for his identity and the reasoning of being at the firing range: --> '''Modell:''' Take a walk, [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Mel Cooley]]. * Burst asks Modell if the [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinch]] decorated his apartment. * Modell forces Mulder to play {{Russian roulette}} with him. * Mulder asks if the tiny camera he has strapped on picks up the [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Channel]]. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mathis Johnny Mathis]]’ “‘''Misty''’” is heard playing as background music in the grocery store. * Next to the Japanese dictionary is a book in [[RussianLanguage Russian]] [[CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic]] "Война и Мир,” translated to ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' that’s most likely quite rare. [[AC: Teso Dos Bichos]] * Graduate student [[{{Tuckerization}} Mona Wustner]] is named after writer John Shiban’s mother. * 'Yajé', 'Yagé' or 'Ayahuasca' is an actual hallucinogenic drug, traditionally used by South American Indians. * 'Teso Dos Bichos' is a site of archaeological interest in the Southern Amazon in UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}. * 'Teso' is Portuguese for “burial ground” and 'Bichos' means “small animals.” * Making a joke when investigating a death involving rats: --> '''Scully:''' So, what are talking here Mulder, a possessed rat? The return of [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068264/ Ben]]? * Last name of one of the doctors is [[Creator/ValLewton Lewton]]. [[AC: Hell Money]] * The term 'hell money' comes from [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] tradition of offering representations of money or goods to the dead in the Chinese Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. * Mulder jokes “[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Who you gonna call]]?” when Scully questions his ghost theory. [[AC: Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’]] * The opening sequence where what appears to be the underside of a huge spaceship moving slowly across the screen is taken from ''Film/ANewHope''’s beginning. * Lieutenant Jack Shaeffer molds his mashed potatoes shaped just like the [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind Devil’s Tower]]. * The teen boy who gets abducted along with his girlfriend Chrissy is named [[Film/TheFreshman Harold Lamb]]. * The witness to Harold’s and Chrissy’s abduction is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Roky Crickenson]], a similar name to psychedelic lead singer Roky Erickson of Roky Erickson and the Aliens who claims to be an alien abductee. * According to Mulder, Chung’s publishing house is owned by Warden White Incorporated, a subsidiary of [[{{Tuckerization}} MacDougall-Kessler]],” the last two names a reference to Heather [=MacDouglall=] who edited this episode and Sue Kessler, an assistant editor. * Some guy is wearing a ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' t-shirt. * Names of several famous [=UFO=] researchers and skeptics show up: ** [[{{Tuckerization}} Klass]] County is named for Philip Klass who writes books debunking UFO sightings. ** One of the pilots, [[{{Tuckerization}} Robert Vallee]], who dressed up like an alien is named after [=UFO=] author Jacques Vallee. ** Another pilot who also dresses up like an alien, [[{{Tuckerization}} Jack Schaffer]], is named after antoher [=UFO=] author Robert Schaffer. ** Sergeant [[{{Tuckerization}} Kynek]] is named for J. Allen Kynek, a researcher who once worked for the US Air Force and wrote ''The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on [=UFOs=]''. * Mulder is seen watching the 1967 ''[[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]'' in bed. * Title of Jose Chung’s thriller novel is ''The Caligarian Candidate, alluding to ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate Candidate''. * The episode title "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space'' refers to ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. * Cover of Chung's fictional book is very similar to the cover of Whitley Strieber’s book ''Communion''. * The autopsy movie of his that Chung shows Scully is called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_autopsy#Alien_Autopsy:_Fact_or_Fiction Dead Alien: Truth or Humbug]]'', referring to TV Fox's fake documentary. * Supposed alien’s name [[{{Tuckerization}} Lord Kinbote]] is a reference to Charles Kinbote, the unreliable and possibly insane narrator of Vladimir Nabokov’s ''Literature/PaleFire''. * The [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] was mentioned resembling the ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' game show host Alex Trebek. * Chung gives Mulder the pseudonym 'Reynard' after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynardlegendary fox]], which is French for fox. * Blaine Faulkner is a fan of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. [[AC: Avatar]] * Skinner keeps seeing an old woman [[spoiler:actually his wife Sharon]] in a [[Film/DontLookNow red raincoat]]. * 'Avatar' refers to the human incarnation of a deity. * When Skinner talks about his past in {{Vietnam}}, he says "I wasn’t a choir boy; I inhaled," a reference to BillClinton's answer when asked if he tried marijuana once in college, but he swore he didn't inhale. [[AC: Quagmire]] * A 'quagemire' is 1) land with a soft, yielding surface. 2) a difficult or irksome situation. * The boat that sinks out from under Mulder and Scully is called [[{{Tuckerization}} Patricia Rae]], named after writer Kim Newton’s mother. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Millikan County]] is named for casting director Rick Millikan. * Supposed [[StockNessMonster lake monster]] “Big [[{{Tuckerization}} Blue]]” is possibly named after Mulder’s actor David Duchovny’s dog Blue. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Faraday]] is named for chemist and physicist Dr. Michael Faraday. * Photographer [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ansel Bray]] is named after famous photographer Ansel Adams. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Heuvelman’s Lake]] is named after Belgian-French cryptozoologist Bernard Heuvelmans. * Scully named the dog she obtained after the former owner’s death from two episodes back [[Literature/MobyDick Queequeg]]. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Millikan County]] is named after Rick Millikan, a casting director for the show. * Mulder's speech about wanting a wooden leg in order to justify not having to work so hard in life comes straight out of Berne's pop psychology bible ''Games People Play''. [[AC: [=WetWired=]]] * The name John Gillnitz is a combination of three staff writers and producers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * In the home of the woman who shot her neighbor, Scully opens a trunk to find many neatly labeled videotapes, one of them labeled ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. * Mulder and Scully find two trespassing boys watching ''Film/DieHard'' at Joseph Patnik’s house. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Talitha Cumi]]]] * 'Talitha Cumi' is Aramaic for “Little Girl Arise” used in ''The Bible'' when Jesus raises the young daughter of a Jewish leader from the dead. * The scene between Jeremiah and Cancer Man is in homage to a classic scene between the [[GrandInquisitorScene Grand Inquisitor]] and Jesus Christ in ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. * A reference to Creator/FyodorDostoevsky’s novel is the name of the fast food restaurant Brothers K. * The name Jeremiah for Jeremiah Smith could be a reference to the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah who was imprisoned and feared for his life for telling God's inconvenient message that shed light on Jerusalem's wicked ways and announced a coming captivity.
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[[folder:Season Three]] [[AC: The Blessing Way]] [[folder:The X-Files: I Want to Believe]] * Not only is 'The Blessing Way' a Mulder visits the [[{{Tuckerization}} Nutter]] feed store, last name of an actual Native American chant but it shares the same name as Creator/TonyHillerman’s novel. * Deep Throat hallucination’s “Awaken the sleep of reason and fight the monsters within and without” line alludes to ''The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters'' painting by Francisco Goya. [[AC: Paper Clip]] * 'Paper Clip' alludes to the 'Operation Paperclip' project authorized by [[HarryTruman President Harry S Truman]], a codename under which David Nutter who directed many German scientists were recruited and secretly brought to the [[{{the United States}} United States]] during the final days of WorldWarII. * Scully asks which of the large black high-tech doors they should try: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Series/LetsMakeADeal I’d like to try door number one, Monty]]. * There’s a mathematics reference to Napier’s Contant in which mathematical constant ''e'' is the base of the natural logarithm. It is occasionally called Euler's number after the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, or Napier's constant in honor of the Scottish mathematician John Napier who introduced logarithms. [[AC: D.P.O.]] episodes. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Darrin Peter Oswald]] is named for writer Darin Morgan, the brother of Glen Morgan. * During some of the arcade scenes, sound effects from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' videogame is heard. * At the arcade, ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_Bowling Capcom Bowling]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Sprint Super Sprint]]'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2122480/ Suno Burazazu]]'', ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'', ''[[VideoGame/SpiderMan Spider-Man: The Video Game]]'' and ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' are seen. Darrin and Jack play ''[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Virtua Fighter 2]]''. * The yearbook page where Darrin had cut Mrs. Kiveat’s picture contains the pictures of director Kim Manners and prop master Ken Hawryliw. * Darrin Oswald controls electricity like [[Franchise/SpiderMan Max Dillon]], [[ComicBook/{{Static}} Virgil Hawkins]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Woman}} Jessica Drew]], [[ComicBook/BlackLightning Jefferson Pierce]] and others. * The [[{{Tuckerization}} Astadourian Lightning Observatory]] is named for Mary Astadourian, chief researcher and officer manager at Ten Thirteen as well as ChrisCarter’s personal assistant. * Sheriff John’s last name is [[Creator/PennAndTeller Teller]]. * The first emergency medical technician looks at Darrin in confusion after the latter revives Frank Kiveat via electricity: --> '''Darrin:''' Series/{{Rescue 911}}. * Name of the song playing during the teaser is "Ring the Bells" by rock group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_%28band%29 James]]. * Giovanni Ribisi plays a character [[ActorAllusion in love with his teacher]] and calls her Mrs. Kiveat. Similarly, his character was in love with his teacher on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. * The song "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by industrial rock group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_%28band%29 Filter]] is featured when [[spoiler:Darrin kills Bart]]. [[AC: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose]] * The victim found in the mud under the wheels of the car is named [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Claude Dukenfield]], the middle and original last name of [[WCFields W. C. Fields]]. * Detective [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Cline]] share the surname of Eddie Cline, the director of several BusterKeaton comedies. * Detective [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Havez]] gets his last name from silent movie writer Jean C. Havez. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Clyde Bruckman]] Franz Tomczeszyn]] shares the [[NamesTheSame same name]] surname as American writer and director costume designer Lisa Tomszeszyn. * Title sequence of comedy films during the late silent era as well as the early sound era of cinema. * Name of the hotel Bruckman stays is Le [[Film/TheBoat Damfino]], echoing the name of a boat. * Clyde Bruckman isn't the first [[Literature/TheDeadZone evil salesman]]. * The name "The Stupendous Yappi" may be a reference to Jim Randi, known as "[[StageName The Amazing Randi]]", a professional magician and skeptical debunker. * One of Yappi's predictions is that [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] is really dead but Music/BuddyHolly is still alive * Scully watches ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bullfighters The Bullfighters]]'' with her new dog. * There is a scene where Clyde Bruckman is playing cards with Scully and the camera briefly shows his cards which is two black aces, the ace of hearts, and the two black eights. That hand is a variation on the so-called DeadMansHand that Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot in the back of the head in 1876 while playing poker. Four of the five cards in Hickok's hand were the two black aces and the two black eights. [[AC: The List]] * Death row inmate Napoleon Manley’s nickname “Neech” is very similar to the pronunciation of Prussian philosopher Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. * Neech comes back as a [[Film/{{Shocker}} vengeful, murderous electrical entity]] after being executed. * Executioner [[{{Tuckerization}} Perry Simon]] was named for a {{NBC}} executive producer ChrisCarter knew while working there. [[AC: 2Shy]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Virgil Incanto]]’s name may come from the first part of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' divided into three long sections called 'cantos', where Roman poet Virgil is Dante’s guide through the first two books ''Dante’s Inferno'' and ''Purgatorio''. * Mulder comments “Looks like she took her pound of flesh” when he finds skin under Holly’s nails is from ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' in which Shylock demands Antonio give him a pound of flesh to repay a debt. * A prostitute who gets murdered is called [[Franchise/DieHard Holly McClane.]] [[AC: The Walk]] * Mulder’s line “What destroyed those parts of him that make us human beings, those better angels of our nature?” comes from the ending of the [[ThePresidents sixteenth president]]’s inaugural address: --> '''AbrahamLincoln:''' The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the ''better angels of our nature''. * Leonard Trimble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_%28film%29 wishes to be able to walk again after losing his legs in war]] just like Creator/MarlonBrando’s character. [[AC: Oubliette]] * 'Oubliette' is a medieval dungeon having a trap door in the ceiling as its only means of entry or exit, deriving from the French word 'oublier' meaning "to forget." [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Nisei]]]] * Meaning “second generation,” 'Nisei' is a Japanese word meaning “second generation” for a person born in America or Canada to Japanese parents born in Japan. * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Pendrel]]’s last name comes from a street name in the west end of {{Vancouver}} where the series is filmed. * The number appearing on the alien autopsy boxcar “82517” refers to the date August 25, 1917, the start of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Bolshevic Revolution]]. * The Japanese scientists once worked for the infamous '731 unit' during WorldWarII. 'Camp 731' was a a germ warfare research station in Manchuko where Japanese chemical and biological army unit performing horrific experiments on prisoners of war during [[WorldWarII WWII]]. [[AC: 731]] * '731' refers to 'Camp 731', a germ warfare research station in Manchuko where Japanese chemical and biological army unit performed horrific experiments on prisoners of war during [[WorldWarII WWII]]. * Doctor’s name Takeo Ishimaru and his alias Shiro Zama is an amalgamation of the name of the real head of Unit 731, Dr. Shiro Ishi. [[AC: Revelations]] * 'Revelations' refers to 1) the ''Book of Revelations'', the last book of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]]. 2) an act of revealing. 3) an enlightening or astonishing disclosure. * Kevin Kryden having stigmata along with others claiming to have it was inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina Pio of Pietrelcina]]. * 'Stigmata' is a term used by member of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian faith]] to describe body marks, sores or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ such as the wrists and feet. * About a composite sketch: --> '''Mulder:''' Looks like Kevin was abducted by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]’s evil twin. * There’s a picture of [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]] visible at Ridgeway Middle School. [[AC: War of the Coprophages]] * Mentioned by Scully as a reference to the stoner guy's belief he has cockroaches inside him, 'Ekbom’s Syndrome' is a very real syndrome sometimes called 'cocaine bugs' but more medically known as 'Delusional Parasitosis' when people think they have parasites inside their body, usually insects or worms being exacerbated by use of certain stimulant drugs, most commonly cocaine or methamphetamine. * The word 'coprophages' means "dung eaters". * Name of the town is [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds Miller’s Grove]]. * The episode’s title alludes to ''[[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds War of the Worlds]]'', foreshadowing the fact that the only thing that actually poses any danger in the episode is mass hysteria. * Scully is reading ''Literature/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' during one of Mulder’s many telephone interruptions. * Robotics researcher [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed A. Ivanov]] has a name similar to Creator/IsaacAsimov. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Jeff Eckerle]] is named after an actual Jeff Eckerle who served as a creative consultant for Secrets of the X-Files, Part 2 * Sheriff [[UnfortunateNames Frass]]’ last name means caterpillar dung or any insect feces. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Bambi Berenbaum]]’s last name comes from famous entomologist Dr. May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and author of many books on insects who also keeps live insects in her desk. * Heck, her first name is Disney/{{Bambi}}! * A Chinese man watches ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' on TV. * Names, characters and dialogues from ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' are mentioned. [[AC: Syzygy]] * The cross dressing doctor [[{{Tuckerization}} R. W. Godfrey]] shares a similar name to co-executive producer R. W. Goodwin. * ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026565/ Keystone Hotel]]'' is played on all the possessed televisions. * The song playing during the Keystone Cops on all channels of the motel room televisions as well as later during the mayhem at the police station is “‘''The Sabre Dance''’” [[UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}} Armenian]] composer Music/AramKhachaturian. * The song playing during the birthday party is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_%28band%29 Live]]’s "All Over You". * There are a couple references to ''VideoGame/TheXFilesGame'': The motel in the game is the Comity motel. One of the basketball players during practice is named Craig Willmore, the lead character. * Name of the high school is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland_Alexander Grover Cleveland Anderson]] and it’s also the name of [[ThePresidents President]] GroverCleveland. * The school mascot is a two horned goat, often used in [[{{Satan}} Satanic]] rituals. * Agent Angela White’s number is given as FiveFiveFive-0114. * After Mulder asks if Uranus being in the house of Aquarius is a bad thing: --> '''Madam Zirinka:''' Bad like an Creator/IrwinAllen movie. * There are numerous similarities between this episode an the events that occurred in the [[WitchHunt Salem Witch Trials]] which was used by Arthur Miller in his ''Theatre/TheCrucible'' play as an allegory of the [[RedScare McCarthy]] trials. * When Terri Roberts and Margi Kleinjan go into the bar to tell their latest prey Scott Simmons they’re not dressed up for the funeral, Terri mentions they are there to give him a good time that evening, ending the sentence with “carpe pm”, a {{pun}} of Latin phrase 'Carpe Diem' for seize the day. * 'Syzygy' is an astronomical term for an alignment of three bodies of the solar system along a straight or nearly straight line, usually the sun, the Earth and the moon or planet.. [[AC: Grotesque]] * 'Grotesque' means 1) fanciful or bizarre. 2) absurdly incongruous. 3) eccentric. * The concept of a man coating human corpses with clay to make sculpture was used prominently in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bucket_of_Blood A Bucket of Blood]]''. * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Nemhauser]] is named after post-production supervisor Lori Jo Nemhauser. [[AC: Piper Maru]] * Episode title and the French salvage ship 'Piper Maru' is named after the [[NamesTheSame daughter]] of Scully’s actress Gillian Anderson. * In Japanese, “Maru” means flower. * “Piper Maru” is the name of the ice-breaking ship used by Weyland Corporation’s [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator retrieval team]]. * French deep-sea diver [[{{Tuckerization}} Gauthier]] is named after the show’s special effects coordinator David Gauthier. [[AC: Apocrypha]] * 'Apocrypha' means writings that are not considered genuine. * Well-Manicured Man mentions “foo fighter”, a term used in WorldWarII to refer to the types of aerial sightings that, in the postwar period, became known as UFO's, usually assumed to be some sort of enemy secret weapon or experimental aircraft, or the [[Music/FooFighters name]] of an alternative rock band. * In the same scene, Well-Manicured Man tells Mulder that "anyone can be gotten to," possibly referencing ''[[Film/TheUntouchables]]''. [[AC: Pusher]] * Pusher, aka Robert Modell is very similar to [[Literature/{{Firestarter}} Andy McGee]]. * Former Music/{{Nirvana}} drummer and Music/FooFighters member David Grohl and his wife, Jennifer Youngblood-Grohl, can be seen in the background as Modell enters the foyer of the FBI building. * FBI Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Holly]] who beats up Skinner woes her name to Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend. * The Loudoun County Courthouse was named for writer Vince Gilligan's actual home town. * Detective Frank Burst mispronounces “rōnin.” --> '''Mulder:''' (''correcting him'') {{Ronin}} Rōnin, it’s a {{samurai}} without a master. (''Scully gives him a weird look'') What? You never saw Film/{{Yojimbo}}? * Robert Modell considers himself as a {{Ronin}}. * Frank Burst mentions well-known fashion critic Mr. Blackwell. * Investigating a killer who has the power to persuade people with his voice, ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022454/ Svengali]]'' ''TheJeffersons'' is shown on TV when television in a dorm. * When Mulder tries calling Scully from his cell phone, the display shows two names above and one name below hers: ** Bowman is a director Rob Bowman who directed the first movie and several episodes ** Gilligan refers to a writer and producer Vince Gilligan of the show. ** Shiban is John Shiban, another writer and producer. * When Mulder and Scully storm the killer's apartment. * After Walter Skinner asks for his identity and the reasoning of being at the firing range: --> '''Modell:''' Take a walk, [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Mel Cooley]]. * Burst asks Modell if the [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinch]] decorated his apartment. * Modell forces Mulder to play {{Russian roulette}} with him. * Mulder asks if the tiny camera he has strapped on picks up the [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Channel]]. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mathis Johnny Mathis]]’ “‘''Misty''’” is heard playing as background music in the grocery store. * Next to the Japanese dictionary is a book in [[RussianLanguage Russian]] [[CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic]] "Война и Мир,” translated to ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' that’s most likely quite rare. [[AC: Teso Dos Bichos]] * Graduate student [[{{Tuckerization}} Mona Wustner]] is named after writer John Shiban’s mother. * 'Yajé', 'Yagé' or 'Ayahuasca' is an actual hallucinogenic drug, traditionally used by South American Indians. * 'Teso Dos Bichos' is a site of archaeological interest in the Southern Amazon in UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}. * 'Teso' is Portuguese for “burial ground” and 'Bichos' means “small animals.” * Making a joke when investigating a death involving rats: --> '''Scully:''' So, what are talking here Mulder, a possessed rat? The return of [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068264/ Ben]]? * Last name of one of in bed, the doctors book lying next to Scully’s pillow is [[Creator/ValLewton Lewton]]. [[AC: Hell Money]] ''Beautiful WASPs Having Sex'' by Dori Carter, Creator/ChrisCarter’s wife. * The term 'hell money' comes from [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]] tradition of offering representations of money or goods to the dead in the Chinese Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. * When Scully first visits Mulder jokes “[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Who you gonna call]]?” when Scully questions in his ghost theory. [[AC: Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’]] * The opening sequence rural home, he is tacking up a story titled ‘Princeton Closes ESP Lab after 40 Years of Paranormal Study,’ a real life event where what appears to be the underside of a huge spaceship moving slowly across the screen is taken from ''Film/ANewHope''’s beginning. * Lieutenant Jack Shaeffer molds his mashed potatoes shaped just like the [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind Devil’s Tower]]. * The teen boy who gets abducted along with his girlfriend Chrissy is named [[Film/TheFreshman Harold Lamb]]. * The witness to Harold’s and Chrissy’s abduction is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Roky Crickenson]], a similar name to psychedelic lead singer Roky Erickson of Roky Erickson and the Aliens who claims to be an alien abductee. * According to Mulder, Chung’s publishing house is owned by Warden White Incorporated, a subsidiary of [[{{Tuckerization}} MacDougall-Kessler]],” the last two names a reference to Heather [=MacDouglall=] who edited this episode and Sue Kessler, an assistant editor. * Some guy is wearing a ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' t-shirt. * Names of several famous [=UFO=] researchers and skeptics show up: ** [[{{Tuckerization}} Klass]] County is named for Philip Klass who writes books debunking UFO sightings. ** One of the pilots, [[{{Tuckerization}} Robert Vallee]], who dressed up like an alien is named 'Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) facility' closed in 2007 after [=UFO=] author Jacques Vallee. ** Another pilot who also dresses up like an alien, [[{{Tuckerization}} Jack Schaffer]], is named school administrators felt continued funding was unjustified, after antoher [=UFO=] author Robert Schaffer. ** Sergeant [[{{Tuckerization}} Kynek]] is named for J. Allen Kynek, failing to provide conclusive evidence of what they were doing could happen, large scale experiments showed a researcher who once worked statistically detectable influence. The lab's original mission was to investigate possible phenomena for the US Air Force and wrote ''The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on [=UFOs=]''. * Mulder is seen watching defense industry, such as if the 1967 ''[[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]]'' minor electrical field present in bed. * Title of Jose Chung’s thriller novel is ''The Caligarian Candidate, alluding to ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate Candidate''. * The episode title "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space'' refers to ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. * Cover of Chung's fictional book is very similar to the cover of Whitley Strieber’s book ''Communion''. * The autopsy movie of his that Chung shows Scully is called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_autopsy#Alien_Autopsy:_Fact_or_Fiction Dead Alien: Truth or Humbug]]'', referring to TV Fox's fake documentary. * Supposed alien’s name [[{{Tuckerization}} Lord Kinbote]] is a reference to Charles Kinbote, the unreliable and possibly insane narrator of Vladimir Nabokov’s ''Literature/PaleFire''. * The [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] was mentioned resembling the ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' game show host Alex Trebek. * Chung gives Mulder the pseudonym 'Reynard' after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynardlegendary fox]], which is French for fox. * Blaine Faulkner is a fan of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. [[AC: Avatar]] * Skinner keeps seeing an old woman [[spoiler:actually his wife Sharon]] in a [[Film/DontLookNow red raincoat]]. * 'Avatar' refers to the human incarnation of a deity. * When Skinner talks about his past in {{Vietnam}}, he says "I wasn’t a choir boy; I inhaled," a reference to BillClinton's answer body could interfere with sensitive electrical equipment when asked if he tried marijuana once in college, but he swore he didn't inhale. [[AC: Quagmire]] * A 'quagemire' is 1) land with a soft, yielding surface. 2) a difficult or irksome situation. * The boat that sinks out from the body was placed under Mulder and Scully is called [[{{Tuckerization}} Patricia Rae]], named after writer Kim Newton’s mother. extreme stress. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Millikan County]] is named for casting director Rick Millikan. * Supposed [[StockNessMonster lake monster]] “Big [[{{Tuckerization}} Blue]]” is possibly named after Special Agent Mosley Drummy mentions [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]] abducting Mulder’s actor David Duchovny’s dog Blue. sister. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Faraday]] is named for chemist and physicist Dr. Michael Faraday. * Photographer [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ansel Bray]] is named after famous photographer Ansel Adams. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Heuvelman’s Lake]] is named after Belgian-French cryptozoologist Bernard Heuvelmans. * Scully named As depicted in the dog she obtained after the former owner’s death from two episodes back [[Literature/MobyDick Queequeg]]. film, head transplants have actually been legitimately performed on monkeys. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Millikan County]] is named after Rick Millikan, a casting director for the show. * Mulder's speech about wanting a wooden leg in order to justify not having to work so hard in life comes straight out of Berne's pop psychology bible ''Games People Play''. [[AC: [=WetWired=]]] * The name John Gillnitz is a combination of three staff writers and producers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * In the home of the woman who shot her neighbor, Scully opens a trunk to find many neatly labeled videotapes, one of them labeled ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. * After being rescued, Mulder and Scully find two trespassing boys watching ''Film/DieHard'' at Joseph Patnik’s house. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Talitha Cumi]]]] * 'Talitha Cumi' is Aramaic tells Skinner “[[ImColdSoCold Cold, I’m cold]]”, to which Skinner holds him in his lap, whereas Mulder [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture did the same thing]] for “Little Girl Arise” used in ''The Bible'' when Jesus raises the young daughter of a Jewish leader from the dead. * The scene between Jeremiah and Cancer Man is in homage to a classic scene between the [[GrandInquisitorScene Grand Inquisitor]] and Jesus Christ in ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. * A reference to Creator/FyodorDostoevsky’s novel is the name of the fast food restaurant Brothers K. * The name Jeremiah for Jeremiah Smith could be a reference to the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah who was imprisoned and feared for his life for telling God's inconvenient message that shed light on Jerusalem's wicked ways and announced a coming captivity.Scully.

[[folder:Season Four]] [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Herrenvolk]]]] * 'Herrenvolk' is in German, roughly translated to "master race"; a term coined by the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] to refer the projected end result of their genocide, the creation of a "superior and pure" human being. * Upon encountering the body of a dead man on the road, Mulder pulls a work order from his pocket for a company named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telus Telus]], an actual phone company in {{Canada}}. [[AC: Home]] * Scully mentions her nephew watches ''Film/{{Babe}}'' fifteen times a day and even bleats "Nah-ram-ewe!" from the movie. * Scully says Mulder’s idea of settling down in a small town “would be like living in Mayberry. Scully and Mulder encounter the sheriff and the deputy named [[NamesTheSame Andy Taylor]] and [[DonKnotts Barney Pastor]]. Both refer to ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''. * The [[{{Tuckerization}} Peacock family]]’s last names were named after former neighbors of Glen Morgan’s parents. * 'Home' is defined as 1) one’s residence or house. 2) the social unit formed by a family living together. 3) a congenial environment or habitat. 4) a place of origin. 5) the objective in various games. 6) to go or return home. 7) processing to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide. * Mulder pouts upon finding a newspaper with headline "ElvisPresley dead at 42" when he and Scully go through the Peacock’s house. * Scully refers the kids who found the buried infant as the [[Film/TheSandlot Sandlot Gang]]. * The genetic deformities Scully observes in the dead infant are the quite rare 'Neu-Laxova syndrome,' 'Meckel-Gruber syndrome' and the 'extrophy of the cloaca'. * During the primal beating of the deputy, the sheriff and the sheriff’s wife, Johnny Mathis’s "Wonderful! Wonderful!" plays prominently on the radio of the Peacock family’s Cadillac. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Teliko]]]] * 'Teliko' is a mythological African 'spirit of the air' sometimes thought to be an albino. * 'Teliko' is Greek for 'final', * Mulder mentions Music/MichaelJackson. * Scully mentions 'albinism', a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin from Latin word 'albus' meaning 'white' that’s also called achromia, achromasia or achromatosis. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Unruhe]]]] * 'Unruhe' is German for unrest or anxiety. * Episode title is also similar to the last name of mass murderer [[LonersAreFreaks Howard Unruh]]. * Brand of film [[SdrawkcabName ETAP]] is the last name spelled backwards of assistant prop master Jim Pate. * A Polaroid camera taking pictures of something other than the intended subject is the basis for Creator/StephenKing’s novella ''The Sun Dog''. * Scully says "Ich habe keine Unruhe" to Gary Schnauz literally meaning “I do not have anxiety” in German. * The drug 'scopolamine' is an actual drug causing people to quickly become unconscious and twilight sleep, a condition that can render people unconscious following great moments of pain. [[AC: The Field Where I Died]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Vernon Ephesian]]'s name combines real-life cult leader David Koresh's real name Vernon Howell and the title of a book from ''Literature/TheBible''. * There are similarities to the Waco massacre involving Vernon. * Another massacre this episode shares similarities to is the Jonestown Massacre. * The [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] battles described through the cult member were the Battle of Missionary Ridge and the Battle of Ringgold Gap. * An hypnotized Mulder recalls himself in a [[PastLifeMemories past life]] dying on the field during the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] where his and Melissa Riedal-Ephesian's personas are Sullivan Biddle and Sarah Kavanaugh, names taken from real life Civil War soldier Sullivan Ballou who wrote a now-famous and very moving letter one week before [[TearJerker he was killed]] in the First Battle of Bull Run to his wife Sarah, in which he assured her his love for her was 'deathless' and even though he might be killed in the war, he would always be with her, would wait for her and that 'we shall meet again.' * The poem Mulder recites at both beginning and end is taken from ''Paracelsus'' by Robert Browning. * The words "sometimes I remember" which Mulder pronounces at the end belongs to PercyByssheShelley’s poem ''Prometheus Unbound''. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Sanguinarium]]]] * Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Theresa Shannon]] was named after actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Tweed Shannon Tweed]]. * Nurse [[{{Tuckerization}} Rebecca Waite]]’s name most likely comes from Arthur Miller’s character [[Theatre/TheCrucible Rebecca Nurse]] and nineteenth century Occultist Arthur Edward Waite. * The words 'vanitas vanitatum' scrawled in blood on Dr. Franklyn’s mirror means 'vanity of the vanities'. * 'Sanguinarium' is Latin for 'place of blood'. 'Sanguinary' means carnage, bloodthirsty or consisting of blood. 'Sanguinaria' means bloodroot. * The book Mulder reads and learns witches can make people vomit needles is ''Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Demonology'' by Russell H. Robbins. [[AC: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man]] * Magazine title to which Cigarette Smoking Man submits his stories is “[[ForeignLanguageTitle Roman à Clef]],” French phrase meaning "novel with a key" where real events are written up as fiction and the key referred to is not in the text, but in the reader's knowledge of the actual events being described under the guise of fiction. * Dialogue spoken in the scene with the military men is lifted from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. * References to ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' are made: ** Cigarette Smoking Man’s first novel is called ‘''Take a Chance'',’ a catchphrase. ** Certain cases considered “classified compartmentalized” is a level of secrecy invented for the show. ** Name of the main character in Cigarette Smoking Man’s novels is named [[{{Tuckerization}} Jack Colquitt]], a soldier appearing in the episode ''Who Monitors the Birds?''. ** When young Cigarette Man and Deep Throat flip a coin to decide who will kill the alien, it is quite reminiscent of how the Silicates made their decisions. * Editor [[{{Tuckerization}} Walden Roth]] who buys Cigarette Smoking Man’s story is named after [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox 20th Century Fox]]’s head of drama Dana Walden and President Peter Roth of the Entertainment Group for Fox Broadcasting Company. * When ranting to a bum, Cigarette Smoking Man begins with "Life is like a box of chocolates" line from ''Film/ForrestGump ''. * This episode was based on a ''{{Superman}}'' comic book story called ''Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography''. * Two of a young Cigarette Smoking Man’s aliases are based on supposedly real people: ** When meeting [[GunmanWithThreeNames Lee Harvey Oswald]], the latter calls the former “Mr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Hunt]],” a name coming from an E. Howard Hunt that, according to some conspiracy theorist, Oswald kept corresponding with before JohnFKennedy’s assassination. ** And when Cigarette Smoking Man is referred to as “[[{{Tuckerization}} Raoul]]” by Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin [[GunmanWithThreeNames James Earl Ray]], a name numerous people identified a co-conspirator in the slaying of the activist and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. * ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_Hell_%28film%29 War Is Hell]]'' is shown playing at the Texas Theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald is apprehended. * When Cigarette Smoking Man is out on the street looking for the magazine that published his work, there’s another white magazine bearing the cover line “Where the hell is Darin Morgan?” which is in regards to writer/co-executive producer Glen Morgan’s brother Darin Morgan’s departure from the writing staff. * Young Bill Mulder asks young Cigarette Smoking Man why he’s reading ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' instead of seeing the movie. [[AC: Tunguska]] * The scientist infected by the Black Cancer, Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Sacks]] is possibly named after famed neurologist Oliver Sacks. * Alex Krycek tells Mulder “When you go underground you gotta learn to live with the rats,” a possible reference to Krycek’s actor Nick Lea’s nickname “Ratboy.” * Scully unzips the diplomatic pouch the second courier drops as he escapes Scully, Mulder and Krycek at the Dulles International Airport only to reveal a seemingly unremarkable rock inside: --> '''Mulder:''' What did you get for Halloween, [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Charlie]] [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Brown]]? * 'Tunguska' refers to a location in Siberia where an object struck the earth on June 30, 1908, leveling over half million acres and hundreds of times stronger than the blast of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima * The [[TheGulag gulag]] setting is based off Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn’s works. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Terma]]]] * Alex Krycek’s Russian alias “[[{{Tuckerization}} Comrade Arntsen]]” is named for Val Arntzen, a member of the Set Decorating Department. * 'Terma' or correctly known as 'tyurma' is [[{{Russia}} Russian]] for prison or jail along with being a Latin conjunction of death.\\ It’s also key [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Tibetan Buddhist]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Tibet}} Bön]] teachings, which the tradition holds were originally esoterically hidden by various adepts such as Padmasambhava and his consorts in the eighth century for future discovery at auspicious times by other adepts, known as 'tertöns'. * Well-Manicured Man quotes a famous speech Mark Anthony held at Caesar’s burial in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' by saying “But, Senator Sorenson is an honorable man, they are all honorable... these honorable men...”, though replace Senator Sorenson’s name with Brutus. * Tag line 'E Pur Si Muove' is Italian for "and still it moves" or "and nonetheless it does move,” a phrase supposedly said by Galileo under his breath after the Church forced him to admit his theory on the [[UsefulNotes/HeresiesAndHeretics Earth rotating around the sun]] was incorrect * The [[TheGulag gulag]] is based from Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn’s works, mainly ''[[Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich]]'' and ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. %% I am of the opinion that it is based in real life gulags and that Mulder's escape was based on every improbably escape ever (Indiana Mulder). I am very much in favour of deleting it. [[AC: Paper Hearts]] * Mulder finds John Lee Roche’s trophy cloth heart inside a copy of Creator/LewisCarroll’s ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]]''. * Roche’s old car El Camino was sold to a man and where Mulder finds it is in Hollyville, Delaware, named for Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Bosher’s Run Park]] refers to Bosher’s Dam in James River Park. * Both Mulder and Roche mention ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069606/ The Magician]]''. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle El Mundo Gira]]]] * 'El Mundo Gira' is [[SpanishLanguage Spanish]] for 'The World Rotates'. * As both Scully and Mulder walk away, Scully croons softly only Mulder can hear: --> '''Scully:''' [[Theatre/WestSideStory Maria, Maria, I just met a girl named Maria]]. * Mulder explains there been reported of black, red, blue, purple and green rains documented by witnesses. --> '''Scully:''' Film/PurpleRain? * Loosely translated as “goat sucker,” [[{{Chupacabra}} El Chupacabra]] is an [[UrbanLegends urban mythical monster]] of [[LatinAmerica Latin American]] origin, believed to suck the blood of livestock animals, especially goats with descriptions varying wildly from a doglike form to a lizard type being. [[AC: Leonard Betts]] * “Will the real Leonard Betts please stand up?” is a famous catchphrase from game show ''ToTellTheTruth''. * The man from the bar who has lung cancer is named [[CompositeCharacter John Gillnitz]], an amalgamation of three writers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. [[AC: Never Again]] * Ed Jerse’s favorite bar is named “Hard Eight” for the production company of writers Morgan and Wong. * The song playing while Scully and Ed Jerse sit together is "The Have Nots" from Music/{{X}}’s 1982 album ''Under the Big Black Sun''. * The rock song playing while Jerse sits alone is "Tattoed Love Boys" from Music/{{Pretenders}}. * Scully’s tattoo of a mythical snake eating its own tail is the '{{Ouroboros}},' a symbol of the never ending cycle of destruction and re-creations in the universe. The symbol is also used in ''Series/{{Millennium}}''. * The camera angles and long tracking shot going backwards down the stairs are conscious homages to similar shots in Creator/AlfredHitchcock’s ''Film/{{Frenzy}}''. * Upon visiting Jerse at his apartment, Scully tells Ed on her last date she saw ''Theatre/GlengarryGlenRoss'' and the characters had more than she did. * Ed Jerse’s downstairs neighbor [[{{Tuckerization}} Kaye Shilling]] shares her name with Entertainment Weekly editor Mary Kaye Shilling. * Mulder mentions the Republic of Karelia, a real place that’s part of Russia located at the border between the Russian Federation and Finland, having a level of autonomy roughly equal to a US state with its own internally elected government and assembly. * During the first scene in which Betty the tattoo convinces the man to assault his neighbor, the song "Doesn’t Somebody Want to be Wanted" by ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'' is heard in the background. * Betty the tattoo’s voice actress JodieFoster appeared in an episode of the {{sitcom}} in one of her earlier [[ActorAllusion roles]] called ''The Eleven Year Itch''. * Scully mentions [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky and Bullwinkle]]. * When Scully connects to the internet from Jerse’s computer, a list of fictionalized search engines are seen based on real ones: ‘Magella’ = ''Magellan'', ‘Excited’ = ''Excite'', ‘Yahoots’ = ''Website/{{Yahoo}}!'', ‘Infos’ = ''Infoseek'' * Jerse’s web browser Cyberscope is a takeoff on Netscape. * Mulder’s list of people for Scully to investigate include the names of popular Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff, author VladimirNabokov and Russian film maker Vsevolod Pudovkin of the 1920's. * Mulder makes a 'spiritual' journey to [[ElvisPresley Elvis]]' home. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Memento Mori]]]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Kurt Crawford]] shares the [[NamesTheSame exact]] name of creator ChrisCarter’s contact at the FBI whom he goes to check facts for accuracy. * 'Memento Mori' 1) is Latin for “remember that you are mortal”; 2) refers to a type of Victorian photography where a recently deceased person is photographed post-mortem, often with family members, dressed and posed as though in a deep sleep rather than dead. * In regards to John Byers. -->'''Frohike:''' Smile Byers, you’re on Series/{{candid camera}}. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Kaddish]]]] * 'Kaddish' is the name of traditional Jewish mourning prayer repeated daily for thirty days for a relative or a spouse or eleven months for a parent following day of burial and is also related on the anniversary of death. * Episode title shares the same name as an episode of ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. * Isaac Luria is presumed to have returned as a {{golem}}, a being created for a purpose, often to defend or avenge, in Jewish folklore. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Isaac Luria]] is named after famed rabbi of the same name who is regarded as the father of Jewish mysticism. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Detective Bartley]] is named after ex-cinematographer John Bartley. * Kolin is mentioned as the place where the communal ring was made and it's mentioned as a village near Prague. Kolin is in fact a rather big town near Prague. [[AC: Unrequited]] * Mulder mentions 'The Warren Commission' who investigated the 1963 assassination of [[ThePresidents President]] JohnFKennedy and concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone but many people, including conspiracy theorists, don’t believe the Commission’s findings. * 'Unrequited' means 1) not avenged. 2) not requited. 3) not reciprocated or returned in kind. * General [[{{Tuckerization}} Peter McDougal]] was named for series editor Heather [=MacDougal=]. * When Nathaniel Teager confronts Mrs. Davenport in front of the Vietnam Memorial, two names visible on the wall behind her are [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jesse R. Ellsion]] and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Harlan L. Hahn]]. Creator/HarlanEllison is a famous science fiction writer and fan of the show. Model and actress Jessica Hahn is well-known for the sex scandal involving her and Reverend Jim Baker. * Names of ''X-Files'' crewmembers are etched into the wall. * Nathaniel Teager turning invisible and back to being visible at will is just like [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Susan Storm/Richards]], [[PhantomLady Sandra Knight]], [[Radio/TheShadow Kent Allard]], WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost, [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Miles Morales]], [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Stephanie Brown]], [[Series/GeminiMan Sam Casey]] and others. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Tempus Fugit]]]] * Crash survivor [[{{Tuckerization}} Larold Rebhun]] shares his name but not its pronunciation with ''X-Files''’ sound mixer Larold Rebhun. * 'Tempus Fugit' is a Latin expression meaning “time flees,” more commonly translated as “time flies”. * Title also shares the same name of a song by Music/{{Yes}}. * After Mulder establishes the reason of him and Miller share the goal as to why the plane crashed: --> '''Mike Millar:''' And if any of the capable men and women find Doctor [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock’s phaser]] or some green alien goo, we’ll be sure to give you all the credit. * The pseudonym Max Fenig uses is [[{{Tuckerization}} Paul Gidney]], the last name “Gidney” deriving from one of the two [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Moon Men]]. [[AC: Max]] * The song playing when Scully turns on Max Fenig’s stereo is "Unmarked Helicopters" by Music/SoulCoughing. * Again, Max’s pseudonym [[{{Tuckerization}} Paul Gidney]] possibly derives from one of the two [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Moon Men]]. * Dialogues base from ''Film/TheThirdMan'' is used. [[AC: Synchrony]] * Opening scenes mirror scenes from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. * 'Synchrony' means 1) simultaneous action, development, or occurrence. 2) the state of operating or developing according to the same time scale as something else. * Mulder tells Jason Nichols that the frozen dead security guard has become {{WesternAnimation/Frosty the Snowman}} gone south. [[AC:Small Potatoes]] * 'Small potatoes' is a phrase meaning “not a big deal” or “not overly important.” * As Eddie van Blundht looks at Mulder’s driver’s license, the street address where Mulder lives is 42-2630 Hegla Place, the numbers 2630 is the street number for the building used on York Avenue in Vancouver for exterior shots of Mulder’s apartment. * Disguised as Mulder, Eddie [[Film/TaxiDriver looks at himself in the mirror]] while practicing his techniques. * Doing a [[RobertDeNiro DeNiro]] impression: --> '''Eddie van Blundt:''' [[Film/TaxiDriver You looking at me? There ain't nobody else here, you must be lookin' at me]]. You want a piece of this? * Eddie van Blundht flees from Mulder and Scully and takes refuge in the guise of a husband to one of the tailed babies’ mothers, giving her the pet name “Babboo,” a reference to [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Sally Brown calling Linus]] her “Sweet Babboo.” * Mulder refers to the opening of Cole Porter’s ''Let’s Fall in Love'' by saying “birds do it, bees do it, even educated [=MDs=] do it.” * Interrupting Amanda Nellingan who’s humming a familiar theme: --> '''Scully:''' How many times have you seen Franchise/StarWars, Amanda? * One of the headlines on the tabloid newspaper is “[[SdrawkcabName ETAP]] Bigshot Busted” from pro-master Jim Pate. * Eddie-as-Mulder listens to Mulder’s answering machine: -->'''Langly:''' Mulder, Langly. You gotta see this. As online associate of ours, who will remain anonymous, has figured out a way to digitize the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapruder_film Zapruder footage]] so he can extrapolate a bird’s eye view of the Dealey plaza at t he exact moment of the [[JohnFKennedy assassination]]. You’ll never believe where the third shot came from. [[AC: Zero Sum]] * 'Zero Sum' refers to the precept of game theory that a situation in which a participant’s gain or loss is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of another. * Name of the school is [[JohnFKennedy J.F.K.]] Elementary School. * Bees [[Film/TheBirds attack the children and their teacher]] while playing on the playground. * When Skinner flips through a filing cabinet, one of the files is labeled “Music/FooFighters,” also a term of unexplained flying objects observed by pilots during WorldWarII. [[AC: Elegy]] * Mulder asks Harold Spuller about one of the victims named [[{{Tuckerization}} Risa Shapiro]], the name of Mulder’s actor David Duchovny’s agent. * Harold Spuller’s roommate [[{{Tuckerization}} Chuck Forsch]] is named for ChrisCarter’s LosAngeles based assistant. * '' [[{{Tuckerization}} Dr. Martin Alpert]] is named after writer John Shiban’s physician. * An 'elegy' is a poem expressing grief for someone who passed away. * One of the original titles for the episode was 'Tulpa,' a ghostly manifestations of a thought-formed produced by the mind in [[{{Tibet}} Tibetan]] mystic practice. * Another title of the episode was 'Revenant,' one that comes back following an absence or one who returns after death. * [[ActorAllusion Sidney Lassick]] plays a patient at the New Horizon Psychiatric [[Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest mental institute]], not to mention [[{{Expy}} Nurse Innes]] is similar to Nurse Ratchett. [[AC: Demons]] * At one point, Mulder asks Scully if she’s familiar with the words “[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson Orenthal James Simpson]].” * [[{{Tuckerization}} Amy Cassidy]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} David Cassidy]] were named after Greek prophetess Cassandra from classical Greek mythology. * Ill-fated police officer [[{{Tuckerization}} Michael Fazekas]] was named for Co-Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz’s assistant. * 'Demons' could refer to 1) an evil spirit or {{Satan}}. 2) a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin. 3) an attendant power or spirit. 4) a supernatural being of Greek mythology intermediate between gods and men. 5) one that has exceptional enthusiasm, drive, or effectiveness. * Episode was influenced from ''An Anthropologist on Mars'', a series of essays by Oliver Sacks in particular ''The Landscape of Dreams'' featuring a man who could recall every detail of his childhood. * 'Geschwind syndrome' is the ability to recall every memory of one's younger life. [[AC: Gethsemane]] * 'Gethsemane' refers to biblical garden Gethsemane where Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Michael Kritschgau]] is named for a former drama teacher of Gillian Anderson, Dana Scully’s actress. [[/folder]] [[folder:Season Five]] [[AC: Redux]] * 'Redux' means brought back, as following retirement, illness or long inactivity. * There are some references to ''Film/{{JFK}}'': ** When Kritschgau describes the government conspiracy to Mulder is much like the scene in ''Film/{{JFK}}'' between [[Creator/KevinCostner Detective Jim Garrison]] and his informant [[NamesTheSame X]]. ** Mulder says “Let the truth be known though the heavens fall” during his voiceover is quite similar to Garrison’s line "Justice be done though the heavens fall." ** Much like the meeting between Cigarette Smoking Man and The Elder, ''[=JFK=]'' also had a “secret meeting” taking place at a race track. * Mulder says “If this treason should prosper” in a voiceover narration in the opening scenes, a paraphrase of line usually attributed to Roman Poet Ovid, not to mention credit has gone to English epigrammist Sir John Harrington: --> Treason doth never prosper\\ What’s the reason?\\ Why if it prosper,\\ None dare call it treason. * The monitor the guard watches as he witnesses Mulder’s wandering through the top secret area is labeled with brand name “[[SdrawkcabName ETAP]],” again, a reference to prop-master Jim Pate. [[AC: Redux II]] * 'Redux' means come back following retirement, illness or long inactivity. * The name [[{{Tuckerization}} Roush]] is probably a reference to then-[[AmericanNewspapers USA Today]] writer Matt Roush. [[AC: Unusual Suspects]] * Susanne Modeski’s dentist Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Michael Kilbourne]] is named after writer Vince Gilligan’s own dentist. * Byer’s full name is [[JohnFKennedy John Fitzgerald]] Byers and he was born on November 22, 1963, the same day of the thirty-fifth president’s assassination. * The video game Byer’s booth partner is seen playing during the first half of the episode is ''VideoGame/DigDug''. * Episode title ‘Unusual Suspects’ 1) refers to ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. 2) may or may not be based from the line “[[Film/{{Casablanca}} round up the usual suspects]]” said by [[Creator/ClaudeRains Captain Louis Renault]]. 3) a play on phrase “the usual suspects.” * 'White Rock' is the name of a small, unincorporated town in New Mexico, largely populated by employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and their families. * Ripping off Byers’ FCC button: --> '''Frohike:''' Welcome to the [[StarWars dark side]]. * [[WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings Elron the Druid]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit Middle Earth]] are mentioned. * Richard Langly comes up from behind a dividing curtain to his own booth connected to Melvin Frohike and pulls the curtain away to see Frohike and Susan Modeski: --> '''Langly:''' Hey lady, if you want to watch {{Matlock}} with [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] all blue and squiggly, go right ahead and buy from this guy. But, if you want quality bootleg cable, you talk to me. * Byers ask Susan what secret forces within the government did to [[JohnFKennedy JFK]]. * As Frohike rants on about the government that gave UsefulNotes/{{Amtrak}} is behind some conspiracies, Langly mentions the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_B._Anthony Susan B. Anthony]] dollar. * The line “Your kung fu is best” refers to famed computer hacker Kevin Mitnick leaving voice messages “My kung fu is best” to tease investigators who were attempting to apprehend him. * Detective John Munch mentions American attorney, journalist, author, reporter and talk show host Gerald Rivera in his line “Don’t lie to me like I’m Geraldo Rivera. I am not Geraldo Rivera!” which is a very similar line used in the pilot of ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. * When Susanne first meets Byers, she tells him her name is “Holly,” borrowing the name from the packet of Holly Sugar on the table but it’s also the name of Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. [[AC: Detour]] * A 'detour' is 1) a road used temporarily instead of the main route. 2) a deviation from the direct course of action * Search and rescue leader Officer [[{{Tuckerization}} Michele Fazekas]] is named after writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz’s assistant Michael Fazehas. * Mulder, Scully, Agent Michael Kinsley and Agent Carla Stonecypher find themselves in a [[Film/{{Deliverance}} hostile environment]] just like Lewis Medlock, Ed Gentry, Bobby Trippe and Drew Ballinger. * Mulder asks Scully if she identified more with [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Betty or Wilma]] as child. * Scully sings [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Dog_Night Three Dog Night]]’s “‘''Joy to the World''’” to Mulder in the woods. * After Scully asks the local technician’s thought on who killed the men surveying an area of the forest: --> '''Jeff Glaser:''' Nature is populated by creatures either trying to kill something they need to surviv or trying to avoid being killed by something that needs them to survive. If we become blinded by the beauty of nature, we may fail to see its cruelty and violence.\\ '''Scully:''' Creator/WaltWhitman?\\ '''Jeff Glaser:''' No, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293702/ When Animals Attack!]] on the [[TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]] Network. * Louis Asekoff watches ''Film/TheInvisibleMan''. * Scully asks Mulder if the Mothman is listed in the X-Files next to “the Cockroach that ate Cincinnati,” a reference to a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115919/ 1996]] movie and a 1974 song by Rose and the Arrangement. * 'Mothman' was a legendary creator first reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from November 15, 1966 to December 15, 1967 that’s been later popularized by John keel in his 1975 book ''{{The Mothman Prophecies}}'' which was later made into a 2002 [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie]]. * 'Mothman' was also the name of a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain. * The 1991 “Tailhook Scandal” is mentioned where on the thirty-fifth Annual Tailhook Symposium held September 5 to September 7 of that year at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, eighty three women and seven men claimed to be sexually assaulted and since there was much controversy about the ensuing investigation and allegation that the [[GeorgeHWBush Bush administration]] considered a witch hunt. * Mulder admits the only time he has ever thought about seriously dying was at the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Capades Ice Capades]]''. * The [[{{monster of the week}} monsters of the week]] being primitive humanoid beings with tree bark like skins are able to [[Franchise/{{Predator}} perfectly camouflage itself almost to the point of complete invisibility]] in order to stalk and attack people in or around the forest. * Mulder and Scully examine the dead creature Scully shot after falling through a hole into an underground chamber where the bodies of their missing companions are stored, the Latin words for “into darkness,” 'Ad Noctum' are carved into a tree trunk. [[AC: The Post-Modern Prometheus]] * There are many references to ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'': ** The title relates to Creator/MaryShelley’s novel ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' that’s subtitled as ''[[EitherOrTitle The Modern Prometheus]]'' which in turn is a reference to demi-god [[ClassicalMythology Prometheus]] who made men out of clay and is probably best remembered as being the one who stole fire from Olympus and taught mortal men how to use it and got punished by being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat his liver every day by Zeus. ** Dr. Francis Pollidori having to leave to deliver an address at the [[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} University of Ingolstadt]], a reference to the Ingolstadt University institution where medical student Victor Frankenstein has the idea of creating a human. ** Dr. Pollidori’s wife is named Elizabeth, the same name as Dr. Frankenstein’s wife. ** Pollidori shows Mulder and Scully the image of a fruit fly with legs growing out of its mouth, claiming he created the mutant by [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} genetic manipulation]], worth noting it’s actually a random mutation that does occur in nature without human intervention in real life. ** The line "[[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} IT’S ALIVE]]!" ** Mulder even calls Pollidori “Dr. Frankenstein.” * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Pollidori]] was named for personal physician Dr. John Pollidori of Lord Byron, the latter suggesting the ghost story competition inspiring Mary Shelley to writer ''Frankenstein''. * Several references to ''Film/TheElephantMan'': ** Whole episode’s in black and white. ** Similar monologue. ** A celebrity embraces the deformed person. * To Pollidori as he tries to leave in order to deliver an international address: --> '''Scully:''' Sir, unless you want your scientific achievements end up as a footnote on [[JerrySpringer The Jerry Springer Show]], I suggest that the time. * Two (fake) episodes of ''The Jerry Springer Show'' along with Jerry Spring [[AsHimself himself]] also appear. * Three songs by Music/{{Cher}} are heard: "The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore" during the teaser, "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" when Mulder and Scully arrive at the fumigated house, and "Walking in Memphis" during the concert at the end. * Mutato watches ''Film/{{Mask}}'' starring {{Cher}}. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Shaineh Berkowitz]] gets the name after [[SerialKiller serial killer]] David Berkowitz. [[AC: Christmas Carol]] * On the back of the photograph Bill Jr. shows Scully is an “[[SdrawkcabName ETAP]]” logo, again, the last name of assistant prop master Jim Pate spelled backwards. * 'Christmas Carol' is an [[CaptainObvious obvious]] take on Creator/CharlesDickens’ ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''. ** Emil’s adopted family name of “Sim'' is taken from actor Alastair Sim who played [[Film/{{Scrooge 1951}} Ebenezer]] [[WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]. * The person running the DNA analysis at the end of the episode is named “[[{{Tuckerization}} John Gillnitz]],” a combination of three staff writers and producers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. [[AC: Emily]] * Emily watches ''WesternAnimation/LifeWithLouie'' in her hospital room. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Kitsunegari]]]] * 'Kitsune-gari' means fox-hunt in Japanese. * Linda Bowman’s brain tumor looks like a [[Series/LoisAndClark diamond with an “S” in the middle]], though it may be because the co-writer of this episode [[ActorAllusion Tim Minear]] was fresh off the staff of the show. * Calmly to Skinner: --> '''Modell:''' Hey, it’s [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Mel Cooley]]. * The cerulean blue paint used was manufactured by the “Gulf Breeze” company, 'Gulf Breeze' being the name of a suburb in Florida known for being a hotbed for [=UFO=] sightings. [[AC: Schizogeny]] * The “Ich Bin Ein Auslander” poster is for the band Music/PopWillEatItself. * In the opening scene, Bobby Rich is playing ''VideoGame/{{MDK}}'' and listening to "Hands of Death" by Music/RobZombie, featuring Music/AliceCooper. ** The camera centers on a wall in Bobby’s room covered in posters where two of them are the covers of Music/{{Megadeth}}’s albums ''Rust in Peace'' and ''Countdown to Extinction''. ** Another poster is of Canadian hard rock/metal signer Chrissy Steele’s only album ''Magnet to Steele''. * Replace the “e” with an “o” in 'Schizogeny' and you get the word that means reproduction by multiple asexual fissions. [[AC: Chinga]] * 'Chinga' is 1) named for an iron meteorite structurally an ataxite with very rare kamacite lamella. 2) an [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar offensive]] [[ClusterFBomb slang term]] in UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}. 3) a political ward in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}} Othaya Constituency]]. * The episode’s setting takes place in the coastal town of Ammas, Maine where Creator/StephenKing, who wrote this episode, was not only born but uses the state as the principal setting for almost all his novels. * The "Hokey Pokey" playing throughout the episode is performed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Ann_Greer Jo Ann Greer]] & [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skyliners The Skyliners]]. * Name of the boat is Film/WorkingGirl. * The book on Scully’s nightstand in her motel room is titled “''Affirmation For Women Who Do Too Much,” is a reference to Arianna Carrillo’s book ''Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much''. * When Scully mentions the possibility of a possessed doll being involved in the killings, Mulder jokingly mentions [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]]. * The {{classical music}} selection playing as Scully drives into town and when she takes a bath is "Piano Concerto No.3, Opus 89" by [[{{Composers}} Johann Nepomuk Hummel]]. [[AC: Kill Switch]] * A 'kill switch' is usually a button or switch that shuts something down completely and may or may not be the normal method of turning something off, sometimes meant to be used only in emergencies. * A “swoosh” sound effect used for the firing of the orbital weapons platform is a [[StockSoundEffects stock sound]] used in many other movies. * The A. I.’s missile system was compared to the technology from ''Film/ANewHope''. * Esther Nairn’s blonde hair and particularly her black makeup make her look like [[Film/BladeRunner Pris]] at the end of the movie the latter appears in. [[AC: Bad Blood]] * The episode is similar to [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Rob and Laura Petrie]] each telling their neighbor their version of what lead to their fight. * The plot of a same event being recounted by two or more characters is like ''Film/{{Rashomon}}''. * 'Bad Blood' refers to a 1975 song by Neil Sedaka, name of [[NamesTheSame an episode]] of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', a limited ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' comic series, title of a chapter in ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'', a volume from the ''Creation Cinema'' series, three moviesa (1982 British-new Zealand thriller, a 1986 French film and the last one made in 1989), a 1990 action role-playing game, or a term meaning enmity or bitterness among individuals or groups of people. * The episode taking place in a fictional Texas town called “[[Creator/LonChaney Chaney]],” probably so named since both father and son played vampires during their illustrious film careers. Though there is a real Texas town named ‘Chaney’ about half-way between Abilene and Ft. Worth founded in the 1880's and named after its 1902 Post Master. * Alleged vampire Ronnie Strickland shares the same middle name “[=LaVelle=]” as [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]]. * Ronnie works for AB Pizza, 'AB' being a blood type among three others. * Scully suspects that the killer isn't a vampire but instead somebody who has seen too many Creator/BelaLugosi movies. * As the camera pans across the funeral home's display room doubling as the morgue, a casket in the foreground sports a tag identifying its model name as 'Iditarod,' a sixteen hundred kilometer dogsled race run from [[UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}} Anchorage to Nome]], starting on the first Saturday in March. * When mentioning possibly being thrown in prison to Scully: --> '''Mulder:''' Your cell mate’s nickname is going to be [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Large Marge]], she’s going to read a lot of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Stein Gertrude Stein]]. * Mulder jokingly suggests satanic cultists: --> '''Scully:''' You’re not gonna tell me you think it’s that [[{{Chupacabra}} Mexican goat-sucker]] thing.\\ '''Mulder:''' [[{{Chupacabra}} El Chupacabra]]? No, they got four fangs, not two and they suck goats hence the name. * The RideOfTheValkyries composed by Creator/RichardWagner is heard in the background shortly after Mulder’s futile attempt to stop the runaway [=RV=] that eventually rolls to a halt on its own. * Sherriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Hartwell]] is named for Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * A drugged Mulder regurgitates ''Film/{{Shaft}}''’s theme song when Scully finds him on the floor next to the bed * When Mulder explains his theory on vampires being obsessive, having to undo knots and collect seeds, Sheriff Hartwell compares that to [[Film/RainMan Raymond Babbitt]]’s counting sticks. [[AC: Patient X]] * Well-Manicured Man answers the phone: --> '''Alex Krycek:''' Well, look who’s answering the [[Series/{{Batman}} Batphone]]. * Just like Amy Cassidy and David Cassidy from the twenty-third episode of season four, [[{{Tuckerization}} Cassandra Spender]] was named after Greek prophetess Cassandra. * The [[{{Constellations}} Cassiopeia constellation]] is paid particular close attention, named for [[ClassicalMythology Queen Cassiopeia]] who was placed in the heavens by Neptune but was condemned to sit in her throne for all eternity, it’s speculated aliens originate from that particular area. * 'Patient X' is a term used to describe a patient remaining anonymous. * Mulder almost ad verbatim a famous quote by a British politician as well as [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Prime Minister of the United Kingdom]] in regards to [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] with his line “This whole phenomenon is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a government agenda.” --> '''WinstonChurchill:''' I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. * As Cassandra watches the news footage and mourns the loss of people she knows killed on Skyland Mountain, some of the staff’s names roll by: Val Arntzen – a set decorator, James Pate – an assistant prop master, Kathleen Kasinger – another assistant prop master. [[AC: The Red and the Black]] * 'The Red and the Black' refers to Creator/{{Stendhal}}’s novel ''[[Literature/TheRedAndTheBlack Le Rouge et le Noir]]'', name of a Music/BlueOysterCult song, a song from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', name of a film made by the American government in the 1950s during the height of [[RedScare McCarthyism]], name of the first solo album by former member Jerry Harrison of Music/TalkingHeads and Music/TheModernLovers and perhaps to [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Blue and the Grey]]. [[AC: Travelers]] * 'Fellow Travelers' were Americans who were sympathetic toward the Communist cause during the [[RedScare McCarthy]] era. * Agent Arthur Dales’ partner [[{{Tuckerization}} Hayes Michel]] was named after then fiancé of ChrisCarter’s executive assistant Mary Astadourian. * The song playing in the German doctor’s house is “‘''Lili Marlene'',’” a German love song popular with soldiers of both sides in WorldWarII. * J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid rant[[note]] “In 1945, ''at the time of the first conference to map out the peace, after the [[WorldWarII Second World War]], there lived within the Soviet orbit 180 million people. Lined up on the anti-totalitarian side at that time were one billion, 625 million people. Today, Mr. Dales, just seven years later, there are 800 million people under the absolute domination of Soviet Russia--an increase of over 400 percent. On our side the figure has shrunk to around 500 million. In other words... in less than seven years the odds have changed from nine to one in our favor, to eight to five against us''. The threat of global communist domination is a reality that can be ignored only at the risk of our own annihilation. If we are to defeat the enemy, we must use their tools. We must go further. We must do those things which even our enemies would be ashamed to do. It is only through strength that we can make our enemies fear us, and thereby ensure our own survival. You have one chance, Mr. Dales, to save yourself--to demonstrate that you have the strength to serve your country.”[[/note]] to Arthur Dales about the Communist menace was taken almost verbatim from a speech given by former Wisconsin Republican Senator: --> '''Joseph [=McCarthy=]:''' Six years ago, at the time of the first conference to map out peace. There was within the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet]] orbit 180 million people. Lined up on the anti-totalitarian side there were in the world at that time roughly 1,625 billion people. Today, only six years later, there are 800 million people under the absolute domination of [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Russia]] – an increase of over 400 percent. On our side, the figure has shrunk to around 500 million. In other words, in less than six years, the odds have changed from nine to one in our favor to eight to five against us. * The record the agents stop on the turntable was recorded by a “[[{{Tuckerization}} Paula Rabwini]],” one of the producers of the show and was recorded on a “[[SdrawkcabName ETAP]]” recording label, once more referring to the last name of assistant prop master Jim Pate. [[AC: Mind’s Eye]] * Not only does 'Mind’s Eye' refers to the human’s ability for visualization but it was made known from the second scene of act one in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]’s play ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' where Hamlet recalls his father to his close friend: --> '''Hamlet:''' My father – methinks I see my father. --> '''Horatio:''' Where, my lord? --> '''Hamlet:''' In my ''mind’s eye'', Horatio. * While it’s true Shakespeare used the phrase, thus making it well known, it was [[OlderThanDirt first used]] in ''Exposition of Revelations'' written by Christian mystic Joachim of Flora in 1183: --> ''"I suddenly perceived ''in my mind’s eye'' something of the fullness of this book and of the entire harmony of the Old and new Testaments."'' * A published version of the 'mind’s eye' concept can be found in a 1577 letter written by a French diplomat to Sir Philip Sidney: --->'''Hubert Languet:''' What will not these golden mountains effect... which I dare say stand before your ''mind’s eye'' day and night? * [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]] used the term 'mind’s eye' one hundred, eighty seven years before Languet, in the twenty-second stanza in part two of ''[[Literature/TheCanterburyTales The Man of Law’s Tales]]'': ---> That oon of hem was blynd and myghte nat see,\\ But it were with thilke ''eyen of his mynde''\\ With whiche men seen, after that they ben blynde. * This series isn’t the only one to use “''Mind’s Eye''” for an episode title: The ninetieth-eight ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode has a “the.”Fourteenth episode of ''Women: Stories of Passion'' uses the title on the fourteen episode. * Excluding other titles made after this episode, other medias used 'mind’s eyes' include Håkan Nesser’s 1993 novel ''The Mind’s Eye'', a song by Music/{{Wolfmother}}, a pair of DoctorWho audio stories called "The Mind's Eye & Mission of the Viyrans", a series [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] {{radio drama}} titled ''Mind’s Eye'' set in UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}} about the paranormal, a 1991 book ''In The Mind’s Eye'' by Thomas G. West, American theatrical radio company The Mind’s Eye, a series consisting several art films using computer-generated imagery of varying levels of sophistication, name of an 1986 album as well as a song by Vinnie Moore, the song “‘''The Mind’s Eye''’” by Compos Mentis from ''Gehennesis'', a video analysis research project by the [[TheUnitedStates U.S.]] [[YanksWithTanks Military]] using artificial intelligence, name of a Swedish progressive metal band, video game developer Mind’s Eye Productions based out of the United Kingdom, a 1994 Stiltskin album called ''The Mind’s Eye'', a site in the Cayman Islands, live action role-playing game ''Mind’s Eye Theatre'' based on the WhiteWolf’s ''[[TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]]'' universe, and a song by the titular ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. * Marty Glenn is considered the opposite of [[Film/WaitUntilDark Susy Hendrix]]. [[AC: All Souls]] * Skimming through a sort of an “Unholy Bble,” Mulder ironically wonders why aren’t there citations from ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. * When Scully takes Emily’s picure from her desk and tearfully looks at it, the piano theme playing is Music/DmitriShostakovich’s ''Fifth Symphony, 3rd movement''. * 'All Souls Day' is a holiday with its roots in the ancient "Pagan Festival of the Dead," celebrating the Pagan belief that the souls of the dead would return for a meal with the family. * The four faces Scully sees on the 'seraphim' at the end are animals associated with the four evangelist apostles: Matthew (Winged Man), Mark (Lion), Luke (Bull) and John (Eagle), used in Christian art to symbolize these saints. * Mulder refers to a crucifix hanging in what is usually considered an 'inverted crucifix' known as the “Cross of Saint Peter” when Peter was martyred, he asked to be crucified head down because he was unworthy to die in the same manner as Jesus Christ. * “Well Scully, aren’t you the WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel?” [[AC: The Pine Bluff Variant]] * 'Pine Bluff' refers to the fact a United States biological warfare compound existed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas during the ColdWar and the 'variant' part of the title perhaps refers to a disease or viral strain much like Ebola Reston is a variant of the Ebola virus named for the place it was discovered, Reston, Virginia. * The title also refers to the 'Pine Bluff Arsenal,' an United States military base with stockpiles of chemical weapons. * The alias Mulder uses while staying at the Aaron Burr Motor Court Hotel and later when Scully asks for him, is [[Film/NorthByNorthwest Mr. Kaplan]]. ** Aaron Burr, ThomasJefferson’s Vice President and responsible for the dueling-death of UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, was convicted of treason in 1807 but was acquitted, though has gone down in history as a traitor. * In the torture scene, Mulder refers to Jacob Haley’s skinhead strongman as “[[Film/PulpFiction The Gimp]].” ** Mulder’s response towards the “Gimp” roughing him up in the interrogation scene is almost identical to [[HumphreyBogart Sam Spade]]’s response to [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Wilmer Cook]] after being roughened up. * ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' and ''Film/DarkCity'' are shown at the cinema. * Posters for ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' are seen. * Mulder refers to the Pepsi challenge, a Pepsi blindfolded advertising scheme the Pepsi company ran where they were served both Pepsi and Coke and asked which the customer preferred. * This episode was influenced by ''Literature/TheSpyWhoCameInFromTheCold''. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Folie à Deux]]]] * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Rice]], who’s in charge of the hostage situation, is named for writer Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * ShirleyTemple’s 1935 film ''The Little Colonel'' is being watched inside Gretchen Starns’ house. * 'Folie à Deux' is French for “a madness shared by two” or 'shared psychosis,' a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief are transmitted from one individual to another. [[AC: The End]] * Mulder’s line “how’s little Carnac doing?” refers to [[Series/TheTonightShow Carnac the Magician]], a spoof mind reading character created by Johnny Carson. * Gibson Praise watches a clip from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode “''The Cartridge Family'',” an episode of {{the nineties}} ''The Silver Surfer'' animated show and ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode “''Shins of the Father''.” * Gibson complains the only American show he can watch in the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} is ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Inget Murray Hospital]] is named for set designers Shirley Inget and Graham Murray. [[/folder]] [[folder: The X-Files: Fight the Future]] * The bomb at the start has been frequently likened to real life Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. * Working title for this movie was “Blackwood,” coming from the works of English writer Creator/AlgernonBlackwood. * After consuming much alcohol and finding the bar’s bathroom locked, Mulder decides to relieve himself on a wall displaying the ''Film/IndependenceDay'' poster in the alley. * To Byers, Langly and Frohike the Three Gunmen: --> '''Mulder:''' Oh my god. [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Toto]]! * A similar shaped space ship like the one from ''[[Film/{{The Thing 1982}} The Thing]]'' is found buried in ice at UsefulNotes/{{Antarctica}}. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Conrad Strughold]] was named after [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] scientist Hubertus Strughold who conducted experiments on prisoners during WorldWarII. * The newspaper article titled “Fatal Hanta Virus Outbreak in Northern Texas Reported Contained” Mulder reads at the end of the film was written by reporter [[{{Tuckerization}} Howard Dimsdale]], the name of the teacher who taught writers Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban ath the American Film Institute. * The scene which Scully and Mulder are chased through a cornfield by helicopters in a reference to a famous “[[Film/NorthByNorthwest crop duster]]” scene. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Stevie]] is named after one ChrisCarter’s boyhood friends. * ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' and ''[[Literature/MissSmillasFeelingForSnow Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow]]'' are either referenced or parodied. [[/folder]] [[folder:Season Six]] [[AC: The Beginning]] * The guard sleeping on the job in front of the nuclear power plant console is named [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]]. Homer is also named for the writer of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. * Mulder’s and Scully’s new boss is named Kersh, after characters Dr. Kersh and Anton Kersh from ''Vampire Circus''. * [[{{Tuckerization}} A. D. Maslin]] was named for New York Times film critic Jane Maslin. * [[{{Tuckerization}} A. D. Bart]] was named for Variety critic Peter Bart. * ''Film/MenInBlack'' is brought up in dialogue. [[AC: Drive]] * In yet another reference to writer Vince Gilligan's girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, the gas station where Mulder steals the station wagon is named "[[{{Tuckerization}} Holly's]].” * After Mulder asks what caused the wife’s nosebleed: --> '''Patrick Crump:'' What do I... I’m... I’m like Series/{{Quincy}}? How the hell should I know what caused it? * The ELF communications system 'Project Seafarer' was not simply invented for this episode, it actually did exist although not in Nevada. The two antennas located at Clam Lake, Wisconsin and Gwinn, Michigan was the subject of many protests about the environmental impact of ELF waves. In 1984 a federal judge halted construction and operation of both sites pending further environmental testing, but this ruling overturned by an appeals court. The US Navy spent $25 million studying the environmental impact and came to the conclusion that any effects were similar to those produced by power distribution cables. Needless to say, many people refused to accept these findings, claiming a government and military cover-up. During the late 1990's, Project Seafarer was increasingly seen to be obsolete as improvements in communications technology rendered the use of ELF waves unnecessary. Seafarer was discontinued and dismantled in September 2004. * Mulder makes a reference to ''Film/{{Speed}}'' in his line “If you stop moving, you die?” and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it by saying he’s seen this movie. * The opening footage is done in the style of a news report. * Country music singer and songwriter along with steel guitar player Junior Brown plays the part of farmer Virgil Nokei, the man who buys a lot of fertilizer. * Some old woman watches ''Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing''. [[AC: Triangle]] * When asked who the scientist on board the ship is, Mulder points to an already dead man on the ground is a reminiscent of a scene in ''Film/SchindlersList'' where a young Jewish boy tells the Nazi officers that a man who was just shot stole the chicken they were interrogating them about, thus saving more people from being shot though unlike the boy, Mulder is unsuccessful in his attempt to trick the Nazis. * The episode was filmed in the style of ''Theatre/{{Rope}}'' with the story taking place in real-time and being shot in continuous takes with no cutaway shots. * This episode has many references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': ** Mulder running into people who look identical to those who are important to him. ** Mulder’s wrecked boat’s called “[[JudyGarland Lady Garland]],” ‘Garland’ being the last name of Dorothy’s actor. ** The first ballroom scene includes a band named "Elmira Gulch and the Lollipop Guild. 'Elmira Gulch' was the name of the old woman who wanted to take Toto and turned out to be the Wicked Witch of the West and the 'Lollipop Guild' was the ruling body of the Munchkins. ** Captain [[{{Tuckerization}} Yip Harburg]] shares the exact name as the film’s lyricist. ** In the hospital when Mulder is telling Scully and Skinner that [[ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou they were there]], Skinner replies “Right, me and my dog Toto.” ** Scully says “Mulder, I want you to close your eyes and I want you to think to yourself 'there's no place like home’" to Mulder. ** The events Mulder witnesses on the Queen Anne are taking place in 1939, the same year the movie was released. * Frohike calls Mulder [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]]. * Episode title 'Triangle' may be a reference to Music/PinkFloyd’s ''[[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon Dark Side of the Moon]]'' album cover. [[AC: Dreamland]] * Michael [=McKean=]’s character [[{{Tuckerization}} Morris Fletch]] gets his last name from the actor’s son Fletcher. * After opening Morris Fletcher’s closet filled with black suits. --> '''Mulder:''' Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Music/JohnnyCash. * Mulder-as-Fletcher encounters his reflection and [[Film/DuckSoup proceeds to do a dance]] in front of the mirror, where in reality, both actors David Duchovny and Michael [=McKean=] perfectly synchronized their movements. * The Golf game Morris-as-Mulder plays on the office computer is ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99''. * To Mulder, about his clandestine source: --> '''Scully:''' How do we know he's not just another crackpot whose encyclopedic knowledge of extraterrestrial life isn't derived from reruns of Franchise/StarTrek? * Jeff Smoodge says “[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Beam me up]], [[BeamMeUpScotty Scotty]]!” * 'Dreamland' is a nickname standing for [[FunWithAcronyms Data Repository Establishment And Management Land]] for {{Area51}}, the Air Force base near Groom Lake, Nevada reputed to be the US Government's base for conducting experiments with alien technology. [[AC: Dreamland II]] * 'Dreamland' is an acronym standing for “[[FunWithAcronyms Data Repository Establishment And Management Land]]” for {{Area51}}, the Air Force base near Groom Lake, Nevada reputed to be the US Government's base for conducting experiments with alien technology. * Morris Fletcher’s voiceover begins with {{Once upon a time}}, alluding to fairytales. * To Mulder-as-Morris: --> '''Scully:''' I’d [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes kiss you]] if you weren’t [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes so damn ugly]]. * Morris-as-Mulder plays ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99'' on the office computer. * Fletcher-as-Mulder comments that SaddamHussein is really a dinner theatre actor named “John Gillnitz,” the name being a composite of writers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * There’s a home movie showing a young Mulder dressed as [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] playing with his sister Samantha. * A frustrated Mulder-as-Fletcher calls old Indian lady Lana Chee “Grandma Film/TopGun.” * Contemptuously to Frohike as he leaves the Lone Gunmen’s place: --> '''Morris-as-Mulder:''' Back off [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Sneezy]]. * A scene takes place in a bar called "Little A'Lie'Inn,” where there’s such place called “Little Al’Le’Inn” in Rachel, Nevada complete with UFO and time capsule just off a road called "The Extraterrestrial Highway." * The cover story on The Lone Gunmen newspaper that Morris-as-Mulder reads is titled "Monica - Minx Or Mandroid," a reference to the Clinton/Lewinksy political sex scandal emerging in the late 1990s from a sexual relationship between [[ThePresidents forty-second President of the United States]] BillClinton and then-twenty two year old [[TheWhiteHouse White House Intern]] Monica Lewinsky. [[AC: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas]] * The haunted house’s address 1501 Larkspur Lane refers to Literature/NancyDrew mystery story ''Password to Larkspur Lane''. * A heartbeat heard under the floorboards is from Creator/EdgarAllanPoe’s ''The Tell-Tale Heart''. * To Mulder in his car: --> '''Scully:''' Tell me you didn't call me out here on Christmas Eve to go [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ghost busting]] with you. * Mulder watches ''[[Film/{{Scrooge 1951}} Scrooge]]'' on television. * Character Maurice mentioning the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nod to his actor [[ActorAllusion Edd Asner]]’s own well-known crusades for liberal causes. * 'How the Ghosts Stole Christmas' is an [[CaptainObvious obvious]] allusion to ''[[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas How the Grinch]] [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Stole Christmas]]''.. * Fictional author [[{{Tuckerization}} R. Grimes]] of fictional book ''[[TitleDrop How the Ghosts Stole Christmas]]'' is named after assistant props master Marty Grimes. * Scully asks Mulder if he heard any [[Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles hound barking out by]] the moor. [[AC: Terms of Endearment]] * The film playing on television when Mulder and Scully enter Wayne Weinsider’s house is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_in_the_Gray_Flannel_Suit The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit]]''. * The illuminated milk Wayne holds while walking up the spiraling staircase in the dark is taken from Creator/AlfredHitchcock’s ''Suspicion''. * 'Terms of Endearment' refers to the title of [[Film/TermsOfEndearment a film]] with {{Shirley MacLaine}} based on a book of the same name by Larry [=McMurtry=]. * To the kids: --> '''Mulder:''' Ok [[Anime/SpeedRacer Speed Racers]], that enough driver’s education for today. * When Wayne and later Betty drives the red sports car, the song "Only Happy When It Rains" by Music/{{Garbage}} is heard. * Scully mentions ''Film/RosemarysBaby''. * There are stylistic references to ''Film/TheExorcist'' and ''[[Franchise/EvilDead The Evil Dead]]''. [[AC: The Rain King]] * 'The Rain King' may be a reference to Saul Bellow’s ''Henderson the Rain King'' novel. * Mulder says “I’ll build the ark, you gather the animals” to Scully as the heavens open to release a rainstorm that’s threatening the reunion guests refers to [[Literature/TheBible biblical story of Noah]], who was told by God to build [[TheArk an ark]] and take two of every animal with him as the [[TheGreatFlood floods]] rose. * The theme of the high school reunion at the end is ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' theme along with the song “‘''Over the Rainbow''’” being played. * As Mulder and Scully wander down the street, they pass “[[{{Tuckerization}} Vince’s]] Diner,” Vince being the name of writer Vince Gilligan. * An unshaven and drunk Daryl enters the Kroner High School gym where the dance is via an outside door: --> '''Daryl Mootz:''' [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It’s good to be the king]]! [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It’s good to be the king]]! * The real culprit [[spoiler:Holman Hardt]] being able to control the weather is like [[{{Storm}} Ororo Munroe]], [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Trisha Chandler]], [[Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish Rob McKenna]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Tenshi Hinanawi]] and some others. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Kroner]], Kansas was named for writer Jeffrey Bell’s college roommate Paul Kroner at the University of Cincinnati. [[AC: S.R. 819]] * The trainer mentions StevieWonder. * The main thrust of the plot is based on ''Film/{{DOA}}''. * The nurse’s line “at lease you didn’t get your ear bitten off” refers to the infamous Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield boxing fight, when Tyson bit off part of Holyfield's ear. * 'S. R. 819' refers to actual Senate Resolution from 1993 regarding a hazardous, toxic and potentially deadly chemical 'Trifluoromethylaniline.' * [[{{Tuckerization}} St. Katherine’s Hospital]] was named for writer John Shiban’s sister, Katie. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Katrina Cabrera]] was named after a researcher on ''The X-Files'' staff. [[AC: Tithonus]] * Mulder’s line “the [[{{Islam}} Muslim]] superstition that taking someone's picture is stealing their soul” refers to well-documented belief in societies where practice animist religions where in the Muslim world, an aversion to being photographed may have more to do with a general artistic prohibition on depicting the human form. * Police photographer [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Alfred Fellig]] who knows when people will die is named after Arthur “[=WeeGee=]” Fellig, a NewYorkCity photographer in the [[TheGreatDepression 1930s]], [[TheForties 1940s]] and [[TheFifties 1950s]], taking gruesome crime scene photos which the newspapers usually printed along with their stories. ** [[{{Tuckerization}} Alfred Fellig]]’s name comes from another famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz. *** Other than the "[[{{Tuckerization}} L.H. Rice]]" reference to Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice the girlfriend of Vince Gilligan, all of Alfred Fellig's other pseudonyms were references to real-life photographers. ** Another character named for a real life photographer is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Henry Strand]], sharing the last name of NewYorkCity photographer Paul Strand in the early [[TheEdwardianEra 1900s]], who went through a period of photographing his subjects without their knowledge in attempt to extract a "quality of being" from them. At the time this act was quite controversial. ** [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Louis Brady]] may been named for Mathew Brady, a photographer covering the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War era]] when photography was still relatively new. * 'Tithonus' is the name of a mortal man in Greek Mythology who fell in love with Eos, Titan Goddess of Dawn and Zeus made him immortal after Eos begged him though neglected to give him eternal youth. ** It is worth mentioning a "tithonograph" is defined as "a photograph produced by the action of 'tithonic' rays on a sensitized surface" and "tithonic rays" are "analogous to rays of dark heat." ** Alfred Fellig has thematically been compared to [[Creator/AlfredLordTennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson]]’s monologue ''Tithonus''. * Creator/DickClark is mentioned. [[AC: Two Fathers]] * Again, in Greek, the name Cassandra means “prophet of doom,” and here we have [[{{Tuckerization}} Cassandra Spender]] that can see the future wanting to [[spoiler:end her life because her existence as the first alien/human hybrid signals the beginning of an alien colonization]]. * Alex Krycek says a variant of the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borg]]’s trademark saying by quipping “Resistance was futile then, why would it be any less so now?” [[AC: One Son]] * The alien colonists being played by young girls in costumes just like the aliens from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' were. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Agua Mala]]]] * When Deputy Greer calls in before entering the apartment building, he identifies himself as “[[Series/Car54WhereAreYou Car 54]].” * 'Agua Mala' is Spanish for “bad Water.” * The term 'agua mala' is a slang name the particularly venomous Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish in the Caribbean. * A Shipley boy is wearing a [[UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Miami Dolphins]] [[AmericanFootball number 13 Dan Marino jersey]] but with the name “SHIPLEY” on the back. * Mulder and Scully pulls into the Breakers Condominium’s parking lot besides Deputy Greers’s flashing vehicle and both get out the car and enter the garage. --> '''Scully:''' Mulder, isn’t that...\\ '''Mulder:''' Film/ForrestGump. * A ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' poster is seen in George Vincent’s living room. [[AC: Monday]] * The man who tries to hold-up the bank, [[{{Tuckerization}} Bernard Oates]], shares the maiden name “Bernard” to the mother of Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Cradock Marine Bank]] is named for 'Cradock,' a suburb in Portsmouth, Virginia. * 'Cradock' is a name of a town in the Eastern Cape Province of UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica. * Mulder is seen wearing an Omega watch. * Though the episode’s plot has a woman named Pam living through the same day multiple times has people believe it’s a reference to ''Film/GroundhogDay'', though according to [[WordOfGod John Chiban and Vince Gilligan]], it’s actually based on ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Shadow Play". * This episode shares the same plot as ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Window of Opportunity". * There’s a resemblance to ''Film/RunLolaRun'', where there are four different "what if" stories, all ook almost the same only with a difference of changing just a little bit in the story then future can change completely. * This episode was previously titled 'Mobius,' a one sided surface that can be formed from a rectangular strip by twisting one end one hundred degrees and fastening it to the other end. [[AC: Arcadia]] * The name of one of the neighborhood mailboxes [[{{Tuckerization}} Polizzi]] is in honor of Lauren Polizzi, one of the art directors on design directed Corey Kaplan’s staff. * Mulder is seen again wearing an Omega watch. * In ancient Greece, 'Arcadia' was the name of a district famous for its rustic peace and simplicity. ** 'Arcadia' is even defined as region in ancient Greece held to be an ideal of rural simplicity and peacefulness, or a region offering rural simplicity and tranquility. ** 'Arcadia' are also geographical places. Or small town in [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Victoria]] a village and town on [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Magnetic Island]]. And a suburb of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Sydney]]. * In fact, there are plenty of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_%28disambiguation%29 disambiguation]] for arcadia. * The name 'Ubermenscher' is actually a Tulpa, a Tibetan thought form brought to life through mysticism. * 'Ubermenscher' is close to the German word 'Übermensch,' meaning ‘super human.’ * Mulder and Scully use pseudonyms [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Rob and Laura Petrie]] while going undercover. [[AC: Alpha]] * Kennel owner [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Karin Berquist]] and Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ian Detweiler]] are a nod to writer Jeffery Bell’s friends as well as a nod to singer and songwriter Karin Bergquist along with pianist, guitarist and bassist Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine and an oblique reference to the band’s 1996 album ''Good Dog, Bad Dog''. * Name of Chinese freighter T'ien Kou translates to “heavenly dog,” a Chinese term for “shooting star.” * 'Alpha' is 1) the first letter of the Greek alphabet. 2) the vowel sound represented by this letter. 3) the leader or authority in a group. 4) used to designate the brightest star in a constellation. 5) one of two or more isomeric compounds in chemistry. [[AC: Trevor]] * [[{{Tuckerization}} Trevor Gurwitch]] is named for John Shiban’s young nephew Trevor Marquiss. * Wilson Rawls is a criminal who controls electricity nicknamed “[[Film/{{Shocker}} Pinker]]” or Pinkie. * Scully mentions 'spontaneous human combustion,' describes the burning of a living or very recently deceased human body without an apparent external source of ignition. * Wilson Rawls’s ability is intangibility, the same power as [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Larry Trainor]], [[Comicbook/XMen Kitty Pryde]] and such. [[AC: Milagro]] * Phillip Padgett is seen smoking a “‘Morley’” brand cigarette, again the name of fictional brand that not only appeared in the series but also in ''Film/MurderInTheFirst'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200_Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes]]'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''NashBridges'', ''Series/That70sShow'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]''and ''Series/{{Becker}}''. ** Nicholas Lea has played a character named "[[ActorAllusion Phillip Padgett]]" in an episode of ''The Burning Zone''. * The index cards Padgett pins to his wall are covered with plot points from Creator/TSEliot's poem ''Literature/TheWasteLand''. * A variation of Dr. Ken Naciamento's last name spelled 'Nascimento' is Portuguese for "birth". Another variant spelled 'Nacimento' is Spanish for "birth" as well. * Naciamento can be referred to 'nacimiento,' a traditional nativity scene in many countries of UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica and other parts of the world. Also names of a settlement in UsefulNotes/{{Chile}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, UsefulNotes/{{California}} and UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}. Other geographic features with the name 'nacimiento' are [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} Nacimento River]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico Nacimiento Mountains]], [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} Lake Nacimiento]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico Nacimiento Formation]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}} Cerro del Nacimiento Mountain Peak]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} Nacimiento Campground]]. * In the cemetery, the camera passes a headstones bearing the names [[Series/PartyOfFive Diana and Nicholas Salinger]] with the year of death being 1994. * The name in the cemetery may refer to Creator/JDSalinger. * 'Milagro' is Spanish for 'miracle'. [[AC: The Unnatural]] * 'The Unnatural' episode title refers to ''Film/TheNatural''. * Arthur Dales refers Mulder as “Series/{{MacGyver}}” a few times. * Scully’s comments about getting an urgent message on her answering machine from one [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Fox Mantle]], an allusion to former [[NewYorkCity New York Yankees player]], Mickey Mantle who has been induced into the [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} National Baseball Hall of Fame]]. * Mulder quipping “ET steal home” to Dales regarding the possible alien baseball player not only refers to titled alien [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ET]], but the famous film phrase “ET phone home” as well as a baseball “stealing home.” Even the baseball that is ominously thrown from the dark. * Baseball loving alien [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Josh Exley]] was modeled on Josh Gibson who played for Washington’s [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Homestead Grays]]. * The name “Exley” derives from American author Frederick Exley. * The Coach’s jersey identifies his name as “[[{{Tuckerization}} Shiban]],” name of Producer John Shiban. * Name of Josh Exley’s team is called the Roswell Grays, recalls both legendary Negro league baseball team [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Homestead Grays]] and the archetypal “grey aliens” of [=UFO=] lore. * The song heard near the end is “‘''Come and Go With Me''’” originally by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernice_Johnson_Reagon Bernice Johnson Reagon]]. * The baseball announcer on television as Scully heads on her way to Mulder’s office is [[MLBTeams Vin Scully]], the man whom Agent Dana Scully is named after. [[AC: Three of a Kind]] * 'Def-Con' is an actual convention held in LasVegas where it’s a gathering of computer hackers. * At the poker game, the defense contractor asks John Fitzgerald Byers about the “[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey AE-135]]” unit. * Timothy ‘Timmy the Geek’ Landau asks Richard Langly to attend a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game in his late friend James ‘Jimmy the Geek’ Balmont’s honor [[spoiler:but it’s a setup to inject him with analytic histamine substance]]. * Frohike asks the bouncer if he wants to “[[Film/MadMax Thunderdome]].” * Scully calls the Lone Gunmen "Film/TheThreeStooges." * When bringing a drugged Scully back to a hotel room where the other two Gunmen are: --> '''Frohike:''' I found Agent Scully-[[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys go-lightly]] going court (''Scully grabs his butt'') bar! * Richard Langly wears Music/{{Motorhead}} t-shirts. * When speaking to Susanne Modeski, Frohike mentions MataHari, born Margaretha Zella, a Dutch citizen achieving fame as an exotic dancer and high-class prostitute executed in 1917, accuse of spying for UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} during WorldWarI where she was actually a spy for UsefulNotes/{{France}}. [[AC: Field Trip]] * After shooting Skinner, Mulder strikes a JamesBond pose. * Sound effects from ''Franchise/StarCraft'' are used. [[AC: Biogenesis]] * 'Biogenesis' is Latin for “creation of life” and its meaning is “the doctrine that living organisms develop only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter.” * Footage of the two cavemen walking through a snowstorm is footage from ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' during Scully’s prologue on the origins of life on Earth. [[/folder]] [[folder:Season seven]] [[AC: The Sixth Extinction]] * 'The Sixth Extinction' makes a reference to a real scientific study with the same name stating that humanity is on the verge of extinction by its own hands. * To Michael Kritschgau, just before performing a clairvoyance test: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Who you gonna call]]? [[AC: The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati]] * 'The Sixth Extinction' makes a reference to a real scientific study with the same name telling us that humanity is on the verge of extinction by its own hands. * 'Amor Fati' is Latin for “love of (one’s) fate” used to describe an attitude which one sees everything that happens in a life such as suffering and loss as good, which can be a religious term, having to do with our lives being divinely willed thus we are supposed to love our lives * The relatively famous phrase is repeatedly used in Creator/FriedrichNietzsche’s writings * The phrase has also been linked to the writing of Marcus Aurelius. * Mulder’s dream sequence is borrowed from the last thirty minutes of ''{{Film/The Last Temptation of Christ}}''. * Scully mentions Mulder being injected with 'phenytoin', a generic form of the drug Dilantin. * At the beginning of the episode when Cigarette Smoking Man is in Mulder’s hospital room, he says "I’m showing you how to take the road not taken," the last five words being the name of a poem by Creator/RobertFrost. [[AC: Hungry]] * In keeping with writer Vince Gilligan inserting the name of his girlfriend, Lucy "Holly" Hartwell Rice, somewhere in an episode, the fast-food store manager is named Mr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Rice]]. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Rob Roberts]] is named for Vince Gilligan’s helicopter flight training instructior as well as a morning traffic reporter in Richmond, Virginia. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Derwood Spinks]] is a combinations of Gilligan’s sixth grade teacher Derwood Guthrie and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks. * The speed-metal music playing in the first victim’s car is the band called Unearthed. * Private investigator [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Steve Kiziak]] shares the same name as his [[NamesTheSame actor]]. [[AC: Millennium]] * 'Millennium' refers to ** the fact this episode takes place as the new millennium begins ** a period of time equal to one thousand years ** the same name as [[Series/{{Millennium}} another show]] created by ChrisCarter ** the thousand years mentioned in ''[[Literature/TheBible Revelation 20]]'' during which holiness is to prevail and Christ is to reign on Earth. ** a period of great happiness or human perfection. * [[{{Crossover}} Frank Black]] appears. * Skinner hands Mulder and Scully the [[Series/{{Millennium}} Millennium Group]]’s symbol representing the never ending cycle of destruction and re-creations in the universe known as '{{Ouroboros}}', a mythical snake eating its own tail. * Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, is mentioned. * Much of the episode takes place in fictional town [[{{Tuckerization}} Rice County]], Maryland * and name of the institution where Frank stays is the [[{{Tuckerization}} Hartwell Psychiatric Hospital]]. * About the zombies: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead Shoot for the head]]... it seems to stop them. * Necromancer [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Mark Johnson]] is named for producer [[NamesTheSame Mark Johnson]]. * Both Creator/DonaldTrump and Creator/DickClark appear. [[AC: Rush]] * Teenagers Max Harden and his girlfriend Chastity Raines acquiring {{super speed}} and running at the speed faster than the eye is like speedsters [[GreekMythology Hermes]], [[TheFlash Johnny Quick]], [[TheFlash Jay Garrick]], Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, [[TheFlash Wally West]], [[TheFlash Black Flash]], WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, [[TheFlash Jesse Quick]], [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Cheetara]], [[TheFlash Professor Zoom]], [[TheFlash Bart Allen]], {{Quicksilver}}, [[TheFlash Max Mercury]], [[TheFlash XS]], [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Little Beeper]], [[TheFlash Tornado Twins]] and the [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Road Runner]] among other examples. * Among the posters on Max Harden’s bedroom walls are ones of Music/TheDoors, [[NuMetal Staind]] and Music/BustaRhymes. * Max telling Scully she must’ve been a “Betty” back in the day is slang for an attractive young woman. * To Mulder who’s in Max’s hospital room along with Scully and Officer Harden: --> '''Max:''' If I wasted Babbitt, then how did I do it? Am I {{Carrie}} or something? I used some kind of mental powers? * Max tells Mulder he’s whistling "Dixie", a slim possible nod to Music/DixieChicks. * Max and Mulder make an allusion to popular song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Music/{{Nirvana}}. [[AC: The Goldberg Variation]] * Scully mentions [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]]. * 'The Goldberg Variations' were special compositions by Creator/JohannSebastianBach’s works consisting of an aria and a set of thirty variations in the 1700s by brilliant harpsichordist Rueben “Rube” Lucius Goldberg, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor, and author along with being a trained engineer and accomplished artist. His “inventions” known making simple tasks complex by utilizing dozens of arms, wheels, gears, handles, live animals and such to accomplish something as simple as squeezing orange juice or closing a window and thus the name “Rube Goldberg” became associated with any convoluted solutions to perform a simple task. * Mulder shuffles a deck of cards exactly how [[Film/TheSting Henry Gondorff]] does right after saying an injury he got “stings a bit.” [[AC: Orison]] * Amongst the words scrawled on the prison chapel’s walls is “Sheep go to Heaven, Goats Go to Hell,” chorus line of “‘''Sheep go to Heaven''’” by Music/{{Cake}}. * Mulder alludes to WilliamBlake’s work when he speaks about the ''Doors of Perception'' in relation to the gates of Hell. * Scully’s clock malfunctions, showing the time as [[TheOmen 6:66]], generally taken to be the number of the [[MarkOfTheBeast Beast]]. * 'Orison' is a literary word for a prayer. * Ending scenes between Scully, Donald Pfaster and Mulder look eerily similar to the scene [[Film/TheMatrix when Mr. Smith shoots Neo]], including the flash as the gun goes off reflects on a character’s face, a spent cartridge falling to the ground and the gun going off in slow motion. * A recording of singer John Hiatt’s version of the song "Don’t Look Any Further" by Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett is heard. [[AC: The Amazing Maleeni]] * Magician [[{{Tuckerization}} Billy LaBonge]] is named for Bob [=LaBonge=] the Second Unit Director of Photography. * Titular 'Amazing Maleeni' refers to [[TheMagicians Max Malini]], who’s famous for relying on his own skill rather than props. * Ricky Jay, who play brothers [[ActingForTwo Herman and Albert Pinchbeck]], is himself a very famous magician, renowned for sleight of hand and card tricks as well as a whole host of 'magical' abilities. * Maleeni taking a magician’s name and then spells it differently refers to Creator/HarryHoudini if not Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. * At one point, Mulder talked like fussy neat freak [[Theatre/TheOddCouple Felix Unger]]. [[AC: Signs and Wonders]] * Reverend Enoch O’Connor’s namesake can be found in the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Genesis]], an ancestor of Noah, the prophet Enoch "walked with God" and was transferred so as not to see death. * O’Connor’s name homages to Southern Gothic writer [[Creator/FlanneryOConnor Flannery O’Connor]]. * 'Signs and Wonders' is a common biblical phrase used to describe the acts used to convince followers of the Christ and his apostle’s nature. [[AC: Seins und Zeit]] * Last names of [[{{Tuckerization}} Kathy Lee Tencate]] as well as [[{{Tuckerization}} Bud, Amber Lynn and Billie LaPierre]] are from Chris Carter’s two former girlfriends. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Amber-Lynn LaPierre]] is named for Chris Carter’s assistant Amber Woodward on ''HarshRealm''. * Bud [=LaPierre=] is watching ''Series/HarshRealm'' in the teaser. * [=LaPierres=]’ lawyer [[{{Tuckerization}} Harry Bring]] is named after Harry V. Bring the unit production manager. * 'Sein und Zeit' is the title of a rather famous philosophy book by world renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger roughly translated to “being and time.” * Doll versions of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Marvin the Martin]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kero_Kero_Keroppi_no_Daibouken_%28series%29 Keroppi]], [[Franchise/HelloKitty Badtz-Maru]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pochacco Pochacco]] appear in Amber-Lynn’s room. * In Skinner’s officer where he and Mulder are watching a recorded image of the newscast: --> '''AD Walter Skinner:''' Intensify our search where? Series/{{The twilight zone}}? ** Skinner mentions 'Twinkie defense,' a claim by a criminal defendant at the time of the crime he or she was of diminished mental capacity due to intake of too much sugar-rich snacks as from eating "Twinkies," successfully arguing by a defense psychiatrist in the notorious case of former San Francisco County Supervisor Dan White who shot and killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and County Supervisor Harvey Milk, resulting in White's conviction for only manslaughter instead of murder. * At the end of the notes written by the abducted children’s mothers is the phrase “no one shoots at SantaClaus,” a campaign slogan used by Al Smith in 1936 while running against FranklinDRoosevelt in the democratic primary, intended as a warning to politicians about the folly of attacking government entitlement programs. * The kids sing "[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer]]" while at the seedy Santa's Village attraction * With the park theme and graves, Santa’s Village is like the “Dead Children’s Playground” tucked away in a peaceful cover surrounded by a rock cliff on three sides and picturesque paths leading through the woods within the Maple Hill Cemetery limits, the oldest and largest cemetery in Alabama founded in 1822, reaching over one hundred acres of land. Stories about unnatural phenomena include swings moving by themselves, laughter of children is heard and children calling out when no one has been in the area and orbs of light being caught on photos. Local stories has it spirits of the dead children come to the playground to play, occurring between ten at night and three in the morning.Some say spirits of the dead children come to the playground to play. Another legend has it that Huntsville suffered a rash of child abductions in the 1960s and the bodies of the children were found in the area of the playground. [[AC: Closure]] * During the first scene in which the FBI discover a mass grave site containing dozens of missing children and near the end when Mulder encounters his sister Samantha’s spirit, Music/{{Moby}}’s song "My Weakness" from the album ''Play'' is heard * Mulder finds his sister’s former home on “Albatross Way,” the street name 'Albatross' being a cliché of having “[[Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner an albatross around one’s neck]]” taken from [[Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge Samuel Coleridge]]’s narrative poem meaning a heavy burden of guilt that becomes an obstacle to success. * The definition of 'Closure' 1) a means of enclosing. 2) an act of closing. 3) the condition of being closed. 4) something that closes. 5) French translation of 'clôture'. 6) the property that a number system or a set has when it is mathematically closed under an operation. 7) a set that consists of a given set together with all the limit points of that set. 8) an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality. 9) something (as a satisfying ending) that provides such a sense. * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Lewis Schoniger]] is named for next door neighbors of ChrisCarter’s grandparents. * ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' and ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' are mentioned. * Mulder watches ''PlanetOfTheApes'' on television. [[AC: X-COPS]] * Episode title is a blend of ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' and ''Series/{{COPS}}''. * Smiles and dramatically poses for camera: --> '''Edy:''' [[Film/SunsetBoulevard I’m ready for my close up]]. * A composite sketch looks like [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]. * This episode was made to look like it been shot exactly like a normal episode of ''Series/{{COPS}}'' except its seemingly freestyle story was scripted. * This episode appears to be a homage to ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' with the use of a hand-held camera footage and the scene with the camera falling to the floor, handprints on the wall and the fact the audience never gets to see this “monster.” * The police first find Mulder and Scully on [[{{Tuckerization}} Holly]] Street. Holly is Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend, Holly Rice. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Chantara Gomez]] is named for Gilligan’s literary agent Rhonda Gomez. * Sergeant [[{{Tuckerization}} Paula Guthrie]] was named for Gilligan’s sixth grade teacher. * Characters [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Steve and Edy]] refers to husband and wife singing duo Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme in the [[TheSixties ’60s]] and [[TheSeventies ’70s]]. [[AC: First Person Shooter]] * A 'FirstPersonShooter' is actually a computer game genre. * Scully comments that she can get into the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pentagon Pentagon]] easier than into the First-Person Shooter ([=FPS=]) offices. * 'Maitreya' means “loving one” in the [[IndianLanguages Sanskrit]] language. * Maitreya’s line “Watashiga korekara surukotowo yurushitene” to Darryl Musashi is Japanese for “Forgive me for what I am about to do,” said just [[spoiler:just before she kills him]]. * Jade Blue Afterglow uncrosses and then re-crosses her legs to allow Mulder a lecherous glimpse and then a pan of Mulder's titillated look in the police station is the same thing [[Film/BasicInstinct Catherine Tramell]] does. * Maitreya uses acrobatics to attack Mulder just like [[Film/BladeRunner Pris]]. * Mulder explains to the stripper being held in custody who [[ActingForTwo looks just like]] the computer generated Maitreya, who killed two of the three people who were the first people to play the game with a fourteenth century broadsword and a flintlock pistol: --> '''Jade Blue Afterglow:''' Oh. You must have had me confused with my sister [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena, Warrior Princess]]. * And then there’s Mulder’s [[Film/RagingBull That’s entertainment]] line. [[AC: Theef]] * Name of the reporter covering the flesh-eating disease story is [[CompositeCharacter John Gillnitz]], long-running in-joke of combined names of writers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Robert Wiede]] was named for Frank Spotnitz’s assistant Sandra Tripicchio’s doctor. * The woman who owns the shop which Scully and Mulder go to for information describes actor [[ActorAllusion Billy Drago]]’s character Orel Peattie as “Series/{{charmed}}.” * After Scully corrects the spelling of “theef” as “thief” though the former appears [[TitleDrop throughout]] the episode: --> '''Mulder:''' Insert your own DanQuayle joke here. * Dr. Wieder mentions the BabaYaga, some kind of witch from Eastern Europe folklore reputedly lived in a house standing on chicken legs, who supposedly kidnapped and ate children. [[AC: En Ami]] * 'En Ami' is French for “as a friend” yet phonetically sounds like 'enemy'. * In regards to how Jason [=McPeck=] was cured of his cancer after his parents denied him any medical treatment because of their strong religious belief that {{{God}} would heal him: --> '''Mulder:''' I just wanna know if it’s [[TouchedByAnAngel Roma Downey or Della Reese]]. [[AC: Chimera]] * Mulder asks if Martha’s last name is actually “Stewart” instead of “Crittondon” refers to the queen of house and home Martha Stewart, whose advice on cookery, centerpieces, decor and all kinds of things have been followed by people everywhere for quite a few years. '' * While discussing ravens with Walter Skinner, Mulder brings up Creator/EdgarAllanPoe well-known poem as well as the repetitive phrase “[[Literature/TheRaven Nevermore]]. * The little girl’s name in the teaser being “[[{{Tuckerization}} Michelle]]” and the psychiatric hospital is called “[[{{Tuckerization}} Deschamps County Hospital]],” refers to writer David Amann’s wife Michelle Deschamps. * The term for 'Chimera' is 1) the fabled monster from Greek mythology said to be made up of different animal parts, usually a lion’s head or three heads which one of them is a lion, a goat’s body, a dragon’s tale and the capability to breath fire. 2) a foolish fancy. 3) an organism, especially a plant, with tissues from at least two genetically distinct parents. [[AC: all things]] * After the theme is played, Mulder is dancing to Music/{{Moby}}’s "The Sky is Broken" which is featured prominently throughout the episode. * ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' is brought up. * After Scully says she had some kind of vision, Mulder quips "having David Crosby’s baby", a fact that singer and songwriter David Crosby refers to him being a sperm donor for singer Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher and fathers to Cyper’s two babies named Bailey Jean and Beckett. * According to [[WordOfGod Gillian Anderson]], 'all things' "speaks to that which is innate in everything and the unity of life energy and all of us and of all things" [[AC: Brand X]] * 'Brand X' is the generic term advertisers give to a competitor’s products. * A Korean fellow is mentioned looking like Franchise/WonderWoman. * Darryl Weaver watches ''Guadalcanal Diary''. * Characters Joan Scobie and Dr. James Scobie get their last names from [[Film/{{Charade}} Herman Scobie]]. * Victim [[{{Tuckerization}} Thomas Gastall]] is named for Ten Thirteen’s Office Production Assistant. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Libby Nance]] is named for the sister of script coordinator Barbara Nance. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Ashford Medical Center]] is named after writer Greg Walker’s girlfriend Michelle Ashford. * Morley Security Chief [[{{Expy}} Daniel Brimley]] was modeled after [[Film/TheFirm Bill Devasher]], coincidentally both characters are played by [[ActorAllusion Wilford Brimley]]. * Once more, fictional “'Morley Cigarette'” brand not only appears in this show but has appeared in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171356/ Gun Shy]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200_Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes]]'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233656/ Epicenter]]'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''NashBridges'', ''Series/That70sShow'', ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/JudgingAmy'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'' and ''Film/MurderInTheFirst''. [[AC: Hollywood A.D.]] * Forger [[{{Tuckerization}} Micah Hoffman]] was named for real-life forger Mark Hoffman who made extremely good forgeries that seemed to cast doubt on the origin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the ’80s. The most prominent of these was the 'Salamander letter' forgeries passing several tests and at one point declared authentic but Hoffman's Mormon accomplices threatened to expose him as a fraud so Hoffman planned to kill them by blowing them up with homemade bombs. When one of his own bombs went off early and hurt him, it started an investigation that exposed most of what he had sold over many years as fake * At the beginning, Garry Shandling, who’s playing Mulder, hides behind a headstone reading “AlanSmithee” in the graveyard while avoiding gunshots. * Obnoxious [[{{Tuckerization}} Wayne Federman]] is named for Mulder’s actor David Duchovny’s friend [[NamesTheSame Wayne Federman]], who plays the part. * Federman describes Scully as 'Creator/JodieFoster's foster child on a Payless budget' and Mulder as '[[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Jehovah's Witness]] meets Creator/HarrisonFord’s ''Film/{{Witness}}'''. * ''Witness'' was a movie trivia question in a celebrity edition of ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'' that David Duchovny didn't get right. * To Mulder: --> '''Federman:''' [Skinner] said that you come at things maybe a little fahtke, a little Franchise/{{Star Trek}}ky, which is the exact vibe I'm looking for, for this thing I'm doing It's a [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Silence of the Lambs]] meets [[Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold Greatest Story Ever Told]] type thing. * Federman ends his above rant with "I'll be strictly Hiesenbergian, like a hologram." The 'Hisenberg Theory' states, among other things, that one cannot observe something without changing it. * Mulder mentions watching ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' forty two times. * While taking a bubble bath, Scully asserts Mulder that [[AsHimself Téa Leoni]] and [[AsHimself Gary Shandling]] both having a crush on him alludes to the fact both Téa Leoni and Mulder’s actor David Duchovny are [[RealLifeRelative married]] and David Duchovny had a recurring role on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' where he had a gay crush on Shandling’s character. * Scully tries to defend herself by explaining the dead man looked very much like Hoffman as she and Mulder sit in Assistant Director Albert Skinner’s office, getting reprimanded: --> '''Skinner:''' Agent Scully, if I’m carrying MarilynMonroe’s purse, do you assume that I slept with [[JohnFKennedy J.F.K.]]? * Mulder is asked who he sees playing him in Federman’s movie and suggests [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Gere Richard Gere]]. * After Scully mentions they should’ve gotten a warrant: --> '''Mulder:''' Hey, it’s only the [[AmericanFederalism Constitution]], no big deal. * Shandling asking Mulder whether he dresses on the left or right is in regards to tailored men’s pants having a little extra room in the tip right or left inseam to accommodate male anatomy. * Federman’s line “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” comes from Music/BobDylan’s song “‘''Subterranean Homesick Blues''.’” * An actor playing a zombie is roaming the set all the while screaming: --> '''Tofurkey Zombie:''' [[Film/SoylentGreen The people are made out of turkey]]! * Mulder’s “Man-o-Manischewitz” comment has been featured for over twenty years as a tag line for Art Kumbalek, a fictional columnist or Milwaukee (WI US) newspaper Shepherd Express. Each week, Art For Art's Sake opens with, "I'm Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain'a?" * 'Hollywood A.D.' could be reference to 1) the “A.D.” standing for 'Anno Domini' Latin for “the year of our Lord” and the designation for the time after Christ as opposed to 'B.C.,' the time before Christ. 2) the 'Hollywood A.D.' is in reference to A.D. (Assistant Director) Skinner, who has pitched an X-Files story to a Hollywood filmmaker. * Newly-mobile body of Micah Hoffman says "Noli me tangere" to Scully, Latin for "touch me not," which is what Jesus said to Mary Magdalene when he appeared to her at the tomb. * There’s a mention of biblical figure “Lazarus,” the man Jesus brought back to life after being dead for four days in one of the miracle recounts in Literature/TheBible. * After Scully explains having a wacky nun named Sister Callahan in Catholic School and calling her “Sister Spooky” for telling scary stories: --> '''Mulder:''' [[Music/TwistedSister Twisted sisters]], my kind of nun. * Wayne Federman mentions the 'Shroud of Turin,' an ancient linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to be crucified. Many worshippers believe it could be the cloth that covered Jesus Christ when he was placed in the tomb. * As Scully watches Chuck Burks examining the pottery piece with sophisticated laser equipment in Mulder’s office, Burks quip “there’s music in the air,” a line from ''TwinPeaks''. * After stating the language on the pottery is [[{{Judaism}} Aramaic]] and Scully asks if a linguist translated it, Burks explains that it’s in two parts. The first part is roughly translated as 'I am the walrus. I am the walrus. Paul is dead. Coo-coo-ca-choo.' "I am the Walrus" is the title of a [[TheBeatles Beatles]] song and the 'Paul is dead' line was an {{urban legend}} made in regards to Beatles’ member Music/PaulMcCartney. [[AC: Fight Club]] * Episode title 'Fight Club' is based on 1) a 1996 [[Literature/FightClub novel]] written by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk. 2) a 1999 [[Film/FightClub movie]] directed by Creator/DavidFincher. * A ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon is seen. * Mulder enters Koko’s copy shop and shows badge to the manager: --> '''Mulder:''' I’m looking for... (''sees Betty Templeton'')... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Girl that girl]]... ** The “Koko’s” copy shops are a clear references to the “Kinko’s” copy shopes before being bought out by [=FedEx=]. * Argyle Saperstein says "Ma nish ta na" when Mulder mispronounces his name is a Hebrew slang-like statement shortened from the phrase "Ma nish ta na ha'lilah hazeh" which means "why is this night different statement from all other nights" and the shortened version can be read more like "So what else is new?" * [[{{Tuckerization}} LuLu Pfeiffer]] was named for [=LuLu=] Powers, a regular catering chef for Ten Thirteen Productions. “Pfeiffer” is also the last name of Creator/MichellePfeiffer. * The manhole Mulder is sucked into closes in a similar way and identical sound as the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of Covenant]]. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Je Souhaite]]]] * 'Je Souhaite' is 'I Wish' in French. * Anon Stokes permanently becoming invisible is like [[ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Hawley Griffin]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Winslow the Gnome Magician]] and the original {{invisible man}} [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Griffin]] only to become visible again after certain consequences happen. * Mulder and Scully watch ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' at the end. * Jenn compares her previous master to [[Film/SaturdayNightFever Tony Manero]]. * Mulder hums the ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' theme. * Jenn mentions one of the wishes people make is becoming cool like [[Series/HappyDays the Fonz]]. * Mulder mentions ''Film/SteelMagnolias''. * Jenn mentions [[{{God}} Allah]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddha]] and [[{{Jesus}} Christ]]. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Anson Stokes]] gets his name from actor Anson Williams. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jay Gilmore]], the man without a mouth shares his name with the son of former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. It's also a very normal surname. [[AC: Requiem]] * A [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] toy is seen. * Mulder quotes one of [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York Yankees]] UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} star Yogi Berra’s most famous quotes “It’s like déjà vu all over again” whilst standing by the same red cross in the road he had marked in the pilot episode seven years previously. * A 'requiem' is a 1) hymn, composition, or service mass for a deceased person. 2) musical composition for such a mass commemorating the dead. * The group scene in Walter Skinner’s office is modeled after LeonardoDaVinci’s ''The Last Supper''. See LastSupperSteal. * Deputy [[{{Tuckerization}} Ray Hoese]] probably got his name from a [[NamesTheSame Ray Hoese]] who appears in the credits of the Season One gag reel. [[/folder]] [[folder:The X-Files: Resist or Serve]] * In the opening, Scully is explaining that a bunch of high school girls have fascinations with witchcraft doesn’t mean they’re raising the dead: --> '''Mulder:''' Saw them do it on [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. * The name of a biotechnology company, "[[VideoGame/TheXFilesGame Rauch]]", was used before as a villain's name. * There’s a villain named [[CompositeCharacter John Gillnitz]], a combination of the names of series writers John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * There’s a gas station called Holly’s, after Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend, Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. ** There is a sign advertising Morley Cigarettes, a fictional brand that appears not only through this series but in ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', ''Series/ColdCase'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''[[Series/{{Jake20}} Jake 2.0]]'', ''Series/TheLWord'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix Mannix]]'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/MurderInTheFirst'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''[[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Space: Above and Beyond]]'', ''Film/SpyGame'' ''Series/That70sShow'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200_Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes]]'', ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Beverly Hills, 90210]]'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_August Dan August]]'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233656/ Epicenter]]'', ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'', ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171356/ Gun Shy]]'', ''Series/JudgingAmy'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers%27_Row_%28film%29 Murderer’s Row]]'', ''NashBridges'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prozac_Nation_%28film%29 Prozac Nation]]'', ''Series/SpecialUnit2'', ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'' and ''Film/{{Thirteen}}''. * The image on one of the monitors strongly resembles a green ''[[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture Fight the Future]]'' poster. * Frohike says a variant of '{{open sesame}}' by saying “Open says-me!” [[/folder]] [[folder:Season Eight]] [[AC: Within]] * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} John Doggett]] is named after sports commentator [[MLBTeams Vin Scully]]’s co-commentator Jerry Doggett. [[AC: Without]] * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Landau]] may been named for [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture Alvin Kurtzweil]]’s actor, Martin Landau. [[AC: Patience]] * On finding the missing two fingers, Doggett comments “V for Victory,” WinstonChurchill’s famous hand gesture during WorldWarII, using the first and second fingers slightly parted to suggest a “V” after victory with palm out and other fingers clenched. In the [[TheSixties 1960s]], hippies and other members of the anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]] movement used it as a sign of “peace.”\\ Of course, the same gesture reversed has a very different and insulting connotation. * The main villain being a [[{{Expy}} human-bat hybrid]] like one of Franchise/{{Batman}}’s arch-nemesis, Man-Bat. [[AC: Roadrunners]] * The first scene is reminiscent of ''Literature/TheLottery'' in concept if not in detail. * As he hotwires the bus: --> '''Doggett:''' [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Gone in]] [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 sixty seconds]]. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Hank Gulatarski]] is named after the brother of Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * Mr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Milsap]] was named for famed singer and songwriter Music/RonnieMilsap. * Sheriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Ciolino]] was named after Vince Gilligan’s mortgage broker. [[AC: Invocation]] * The song Ronald Purnell sang to Billy Underwood to keep him quiet and was featured as a backmasked message on Scully’s tape recorder is a traditional African American lullaby "All the Pretty Horses" from the southern United States. [[AC: Redrum]] * Besides being backwards for 'murder', 'redrum' is best known as a phrase in ''[[Literature/TheShining The]] [[Film/TheShining Shining]]''. * Several shots of [[ActorAllusion Doggett]] mirrors those of the [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} T-1000]] in ''Terminator 2''. * Former successful lawyer [[{{Tuckerization}} Martin Wells]] gets his name from [[Creator/HGWells H. G. Wells]]. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Via Negativa]]]] * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} André Bormanis]] shares the [[NamesTheSame same name]] with Frank Spotnitz’s childhood friend who is a behind the scenes worker on the set of many [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] television shows from 1993 until about 2004. * Latin for 'the negative way' or 'the negative path', 'Via Negativa'. 1) was first designed as a way of talking about {{God}} as language limits a supposed infinite {{God}}, it was concluded the only way to talk about {{God}} was by saying what {{God}} is not. 2) is a Latin phrase that refers to the darkest path taken en route to enlightenment. * The Doctor Directory printed on “Washington National Hospital” letterhead contains three names:'C. Carter' = Creator ChrisCarter.'D. Scully' = Dana Scully, the main character and protagonist.'C. Kaplan' = Production Designer Corey Kaplan. [[AC: Surekill]] * When Scully and Doggett are discussing the possibility of X-Ray vision: --> '''Doggett:''' Call in [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]. * Using his pencil to collect a piece of fabric into an evidence bag: --> '''Doggett:''' An old [[Film/TheGodfather Godfather]] trick. Wrap a towel around a pistol, muffle the sound. The killer was up here all right, so how in hell did he make that shot? ** The gun trick Doggett mentions is what a young Vito Corleone used in ''[[Film/TheGodfather The Godfather: Part II]]''. [[AC: Salvage]] * Raymond Aloysius Pearce [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} gets revenge on those responsible for making his cellular structure into metal]] after being exposed by an unknown substance. * Ray being a man of walking metal is like the [[Film/TetsuoTheIronMan Metal Fetishist]]. * There are references to ''[[TheTerminator The Terminator]]'' and ''[[TheTerminator The Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]'' ** Ray poking at his face in front of a mirror under the flickering bathroom light of an old white building in a rundown section of town. ** Ray tells his wife Nora to “get out!” in the same manner as [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger T-800]] in his bathroom at the halfway house ** Doggett comment to Scully about metal men only happening in movies is a {{shout out}} to his actor Robert Patrick playing [[ActorAllusion T-1000]]. * 'Salvage' means “rescue” and as such may refer to 1) 'marine salvage' is the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo and sometimes the crew from peril 2) 'salvage tug' is a type of tugboat used to rescue or salvage ships which are in distress or in danger of sinking 3) 'vehicle salvage' 4) 'salvage data' is the process of extracting data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible primary storage media 5) 'salvage archaeology' is an archaeological survey and excavation carried out in areas threatened by construction or development 6) 'salvage ethnography' is the practice of salvaging a record of what was left of a culture before it disappeared 7) 'salvage therapy' is medical treatment for those patients not responding adequately to First line treatment. * The three scientists Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Puvogal]], Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Chamber]] and Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Clifton]] were named after engineering friends of staff writer Jeffrey Bell. * The four-door 1973 Ford Torino destroyed in the beginning is the same vehicle owned by [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Dude]]. * The soundtrack features a theme from the first movement of [[{{Composers}} Edvard Greig]]’s piano concerto. * A newspaper mentions GeorgeWBush succeeding BillClinton as [[ThePresidents American President]]. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Badlaa]]]] * 'Badlaa' is a word in [[UsefulNotes/{{India}} Urdu]] for exchange, retaliation or revenge. * Scully discovers that a chemical spillage at a village called Vishi was the catalyst for the Indian mystic's vengeance, referring to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster Bhopal incident]] in 1984 where around 8,000 people died in the few weeks after the Union Carbide plant accidentally released a large amount of methyl isocyanate gas. [[AC: The Gift]] * In the teleconference between [=FBI=] Special Agent John Doggett, Assistant Director Walter Skinner and the Lone Gunmen, Richard Langly, Melvin Frohike and John Byers where they’re discussing the medicine wheel, Langly reenters the camera frame, zipping up a newly0donned pair of pants: --> '''Langly:''' That’s the part that takes some conjecture there, Agent [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dogbert]]. * A 'medicine wheel' is a [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Native American]] symbol common in folklore that is considered sacred. Although the size and shape varies, it usually consists of a central stone or cairn, concentric circles of stones and at least two lines coming from the center of the middle stone. The stone usage been mired in controversy but most Native American scholars agree that it represents the "synthesis and wholeness, including concepts of renewal and rebirth." [[AC: Medusa]] * Robert Patrick makes another {{actor allusion}} when his character Doggett says that he’s just a good shot in regards to his [[TheTerminator T-1000]] role where director Creator/JamesCameron was impressed by Patrick’s shooting in the movie that he didn’t do anything like fast motion or any other special effects. * 'Medusa' is one of the three “Gorgons” with hair of snakes and a gaze that turns a creature to stone in Greek Mythology slain by Perseus. It is the name of a kind of jellyfish body type along with the less-popular "polyp." It also means “sovereign female wisdom.” * Lieutenant Bianco, Steven Melrick, Agent John Doggett and Dr. Hellura Lyle are in the subway tunnel: --> '''Bianco:''' Ooh, it feels like UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} in August.\\ '''Doggett:''' Yeah, it’s the middle of winter. How come it’s so hot down here?\\ '''Melnick:''' They shut down ventilation last night. Normally you have almost a million cubic feet of fresh air per minute pushing through here but now we’re in a sweatbox.\\ '''Lyle:''' Aren’t we lucky? Hot, sticky and crawling in the dark. All so every commuter in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} can get home to watch [[Series/{{Survivor}} Survivor II]]. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Hellura Lyle]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Kai Brown]] were named after two Writers Guild members who served during the first part of the eight season on the show’s staff. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Steven Melrick]] is named after [[TwentiethCenturyFox 20th Century Fox Television]] Vice President of Media Relations, formerly served as a publicist. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Per Manum]]]] * 'Per Manum' means “by hand” in Latin, referring to ADateWithRosiePalm in medical sontext and in vitro fertilization method. * 'Zeus Genetics' refers to Zeus, lord of lightening in [[ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]]. [[AC: This Is Not Happening]] * According to ''Literature/TheBible'', Absalom was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maachah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. [[AC: [=DeadAlive=]]] * [[spoiler:Mulder]] rising from the dead has been seen as a metaphor for Jesus's resurrection. * Absalom was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maachah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur from ''Literature/TheBible''. * Scully’s role in this episode was partially based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_Obsession_%281954_film%29 Rob Merrick]] as she tries to cure [[spoiler:Mulder]] like how Merrick tries to cure widower Helen Phillips’ blindness. [[AC: Three Words]] * In ''Literature/TheBible'', Absalom was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maachah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. * Doggett is told in order to access the secret database the password is the three words “[[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture Fight the Future]],” which the episode title refers to. * Dr. Lim asks how Mulder is: --> '''Mulder:''' Like Film/AustinPowers. * Mulder’s line “Remember boys, this is America. Just because you get more votes, doesn't mean you win” refers to the fact that GeorgeWBush became president despite AlGore getting more votes than him. * ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026292/ Doubting Thomas]]'' is mentioned. [[AC: Empedocles]] * After a speech from Agent Monica Reyes on seeing evil, Mulder comments that he saw Elvis in a potato chip once. * Scully mentions feeling stuck in a ''Series/MadAboutYou'' episode. * 'Empedocles' refers to Εμπεδοκλης, which is the Greek spelling of Empedokles or Empedocles, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who formulated the theory of the four elements: [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[BlowYouAway air/wind]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[MakingASplash water]]. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Vienen]]]] * Mulder and Doggett [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid hesitate as they prepare to leap from the burning rig]] on Doggett’s count of two. * After Doggett explains how five years ago, Mulder and Scully investigated the “black oil” substance that somehow curved into an alien colonization theory: --> '''Mulder:''' And you’d like to help but you left your [[Franchise/StarWars light-sabre]] at home. * 'Vienem' is Spanish for 'they come'. [[AC: Alone]] * Special Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Leyla Harrison]] was named for a fan whose life was cut short in February 2001 when she lost her battle with skin cancer. * Harrison asks when Mulder went to UsefulNotes/{{Antarctica}} to save Scully [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture from being taken by a spaceship and running out of gas in his sno-cat]], she inquires how both agents got back. * Mulder mentions watching a lot of ''[[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]]'' to know what a pregnant woman goes through. [[AC: Essence]] * Mulder says Scully’s got "manos de piedra,” Spanish for “hands of rock/stone.” * Dr. Frankenstein from the 1910 {{Frankenstein}} short is mentioned. [[AC: Existence]] * Several allusions to the story of Jesus’ birth are made: ** Mulder is guided to Scully’s location by a light like how the three wise men were guided by the star. ** The Lone Gunmen act as the three wise men by bringing gifts for the baby. ** The super soldiers leaving the birthplace, apparently concluding that who they found wasn’t who they were looking for, paralleling the Pharisees’ prospect in the Gospels who refused to acknowledge Jesus as the messiah, having concluded that he was just an ordinary person, and not the king they sought. [[/folder]] [[folder:Season Nine]] [[AC: Nothing Important Happened Today]] * Assistant Director [[{{Tuckerization}} Brad Pollmer]] is named after ChrisCarter’s assistant. * The Greater Maryland Water Reclamation Facility worker is [[NamesTheSame named]] after [[TwentiethCenturyFox FOX]] network’s Vice President of Broadcast Standards Roland [=McFarland=]. * There are references to the short-lived ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'' show such as Frohike and Byers making it known them being unemployed and Langly coming in with a very blue face. * One of the names on Doggett’s list of soldier friends is [[{{Tuckerization}} Steve Maeda]], a writer of the series. * The phrase 'TitleDrop Nothing Important Happened Today' or words to that effect was the entry [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution King George III of England]] made in his personal diary on [[{{Irony}} July 4, 1776]], the same day the [[TheUnitedStates United States colonists]] declared independence from the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British Crown]] since he couldn’t have known about the events occurring for several weeks. * Agent Monica Reyes mentions the sex scandal tapes of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. [[AC: Nothing Important Happened Today II]] * Again, [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution King George III of England]] wrote '[[TitleDrop nothing important happened today]]' in his personal diary the same day the [[TheUnitedStates United States colonists]] declared independence from the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British Crown]] on [[{{Irony}} July 4, 1776]] since he couldn’t have known about the events occurring for several weeks. [[AC: [[ForeignLanguageTitle Dæmonicus]]]] * A dog is named [[{{Tuckerization}} Happy]] after a dog owned by Gillian Anderson, Scully’s actor. * Last name 'Kobold' of Josef Kobold is a German spirit which can appear in the form of a human or an animal. * 'Dæmonicus' is Latin for {{Satan}}. * Monica Reyes enters one of the autopsy rooms where Doggett and Scully are talking: --> '''Reyes:''' What did you find?\\ '''Doggett:''' I asked Agent Scully for expertise on this, looks like we can rule out Film/{{the Exorcist}} after all. * Doggett refers to the '{{Ouroboros}}' symbol by saying “a snake swallowing its own tail,” a symbol of never ending destruction and re-creations cycle in the universe. * Reyes mentions ectoplasm: --> '''Doggett:''' Ectoplasm?\\ '''Reyes:''' You’ve heard of it, Agent Scully?\\ '''Scully:''' Agent Mulder used to refer to it as psychic plasma, a residual by-product of telepathic communication. In theory it would have inorganic properties that couldn’t be explained otherwise.\\ '''Doggett:''' So what are we talking now? The Film/{{Ghostbusters}}? * Doggett alludes to a film a cast member was in, this time to actress [[ActorAllusion Annabeth Gish]] when he suggests the killer might use [[Film/TheLastSupper human flesh to fertilize his garden]] to Reyes. [[AC: 4-D]] * Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Rice]] was named after Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, writer Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend. * Monster of the week Erwin Timothy Lukesh is an {{expy}} of [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]] though without [[spoiler:his mother being dead until he [[SubvertedTrope kills]] her]]. * Reyes’ new Georgetown apartment address of [[{{Tuckerization}} 67 Bennett Avenue]] was actually RodSerling’s home address in Binghamton, New York. * ''Series/ThePrisoner'': Number six is her apartment. * A hospitalized but unconscious Doggett with a cervical collar on his neck uses [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]] with his fingers to spell out “Lukesh” the man who shot him to Skinner, Scully and Reyes. * The fact one of Doggett’s fingers is attached to a Morse button, which is connected to a laptop at the end of his bed in order to interprets his finger presses and displays the letters on the screen, thus capable for him to communicate is like StephenHawking suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, thus quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair where he uses a computer voice synthesizer. * Doggett being only to communicate through [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]] is like French journalist, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who had been paralyzed and could only communicate by blinking his left eyelid. * ‘4-D' is the abbreviation form of “fourth dimension” which is generally accepted as time whereas length, breadth and height as the first three dimensions. [[AC: Lord of the Flies]] * The aggressiveness of the flies in the episode is inspired by actual habits of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]] blow flies. * The fictional reality show David Winkle and Bill Kizzler, each calling themselves a nickname, perform dangerous stands is called ‘''[[Series/{{Jackass}} Dumbass]]''.’ * David Winkle tries to sell the tape of Bill’s final act before his death to [[TwentiethCenturyFox FOX Network]]. * Scully and her partner for the duration of the episode, an entomologist, go up the steps to the Lokensgard’s residence where the front door is partially ajar to search the premises: --> '''Dr. Rocky Bronzino:''' Dr. Scully? This is so exciting! I’ve never had a partner before.\\ '''Scully:''' I have.\\ '''Dr. Bronzino:''' I’d like to think of it as a hymenopteran relationship. Two scientists using their special knowledge reaching higher than either of them could ever reach alone. And if I may say so doctor, [[Film/JerryMaguire you complete me]].\\ ''''Scully:''' I got upstairs, you take down. * Scully makes her way up in the attic where she finds large human sized webbed sacs to her horror, many of them hanging from various positions in the ceiling and Dr. Bronzino is in one of them: ---> ''''Bronzino:''' [[Film/TheFly Help me, help me]]! * 'Lord of the Flies' is the ** 1) English translated name for Semitic demon Beelzebub. ** 2) title of William Golding’s [[Literature/LordOfTheFlies novel]]. * Doggett and Reyes interview David Winkle in Principal Lokensgard’s office where the hand held video of the port-potty train plays on the television set behind them: --> '''Doggett:''' That’s very entertaining, Sky Pilot.\\ '''David Winkle:''' [[WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders Sky Commander]], if you don’t mind. * Dylan Lokensgard wears a [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]] t-shirt, even talking about him to Natalie Gordon. * Two of Barrett’s songs "No Good Trying" and "Terrapin" are featured. * On Dylan’s walls are posters related to [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]] seen among many other posters * Posers of Music/{{Radiohead}}, Music/{{Garbage}} and Music/FearFactory among others appear on Natalie Godron’s wall. [[AC: [=TrustNo1=]]] * Terry O’Quinn plays a character only known as the [[WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter Shadow Man]]. [[AC: John Doe]] * The case Doggett works on concerns a banker named [[{{Tuckerization}} Hollis Rice]] was named for the girlfriend of writer Vince Gilligan, Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice. * A character uses the name “Ladatel” when he reads it posted on a public phone booth, the name of the credit card system for public telephone use is 'Ladatel' in UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and is handled by cars, not money. * 'John Doe' is generally the name given to someone with amnesia, as well as 'Jane Doe' for females, simply as something to call them until their real identities are discovered. [[AC: Hellbound]] * Episode’s plot it similar to the mythology surrounding agriculture god [[UsefulNotes/AztecMythology Xipe Totec]]. * Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Sackheim]] is named after a producer and director. [[AC: Provenance]] * The definition of 'provenance' is a place or source of origin. [[AC: Providence]] * 'Providence' is foresight, or care or preparation beforehand. * Needing proof of Mulder’s death, the cult leader demands Scully “Bring me the head of Fox Mulder,” an allusion to the tale of [[Literature/TheBible John the Baptist]] where Salome as pleased the king with her dancing that she was granted any wish and her mother Herodias told her to ask for the head of said saint, not to mention the phrase has also been used in other forms. [[AC: Audrey Pauley]] [[AC: Underneath]] * Doggett’s former partner [[{{Tuckerization}} Duke Tonasick]] was named for ''TheXFiles'' construction coordinator. * Reyes and Doggett are sitting inside his car outside Jana Fain’s house at night, Reyes suggest Doggett gets some sleep hence not getting any rest in forty-eight hours: --> '''Doggett:''' I’ll sleep once we make sure this guy, Fassi, never kills again. Fassi or this CharlesManson sidekick. * Reyes and Doggett have a [[Film/TheThirdMan chase through a sewage system]] after the bearded man. * Reyes suggests Robert Fassi physically becoming another person: --> '''Doggett:''' So what, we moved from WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost to [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]? * The sewage system in the episode was based on the 1952 Literature/LesMiserables’ blueprints. [[AC: Improbable]] * The tagline is changed to Dio Ti Ama, [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Italian]] for “God loves you.” * Mr. Burt is turning over cards at the end fo the teaser, naming the cards just before they’re shown where a woman enters the room screaming about a murder, the final card that’s turned up is the ace of spades, which is the death card in divination with standard playing cards as opposed to Tarot. * Reyes’s comment “God doesn’t play dice with the universe” is a very loose translation to UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein’s quote “[[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber bösehaft ist er nicht]],” though a more literal translation of this is “God is clever, but he is not perverse.” * The songs "Ça Va Ça Va", "Torero", "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons", "Ponciana", "La pense", "Inouis", "Io Mamate e Tu" and "El Bodeguero" are from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Z%C3%A9ro Karl Zéro]]. [[AC: Scary Monsters]] * 'Scary Monsters' shares its name with Music/DavidBowie album ''Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)''. * While Doggett, Reyes and [=FBI=] Agent Leyla Harrison are at the Conlon residence, Scully states to they being in grave danger to the sheriff and Harrison’s potential suitor: --> '''Gabe Rotter:''' That’s my girlfriend up there, [[Series/{{Bonanza}} Hoss]]. * Tommy Conlon shows a picture to Reyes, uttering famous phrase “I made this” spoken while the Ten Thirteen logo appears after the end credits of every ''X-Files'' episode. * In the last scene, Tommy is lying in a hospital in front of a dozen televisions with Doggett’s voiceover saying they tried reducing the boy’s fantasies is very similar to the one in ''Film/{{The Man Who Fell to Earth}}''. [[AC: Jump the Shark]] * The Lone Gunmen’s intern is named [[Literature/JamesBond Jimmy]] [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]. * Yves Adele Harlow is an [[SignificantAnagram anagram]] for [[GunmanWithThreeNames Lee Harvey Oswald]], [[ThePresidents President]] JohnFKennedy’s assassin. * Man with bioweapon is named Professor [[CompositeCharacter John Gillnitz]], [[DrinkingGame once more]] the combined names of writers John Chiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. * Pop-cultural phrase 'Jump the Shark' refers to the moment at which a popular television show reaches its peak and then starts to go downhill. * In regards to Fletcher giving reasons why Doggett and Reyes shouldn’t seek the help of the Lone Gunmen in search of Yves while the six are at the Gunmen’s headquarters: --> '''Morris Flecther:''' Agent, I’m tellin’ ya, you don’t want these three involved. I mean, they don’t even have their ridiculous tinker toy gizmos. This place is like ‘[[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas How the Grinch]] [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Stole Radio Shack]].’ * After Morris mentions being a [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]], Doggett brings up the fact he saw the [[Film/MenInBlack movie]]. * Jimmy travels to [[UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} Zurich]], UsefulNotes/{{Malta}} and UsefulNotes/{{Yemen}} whilst tracking Yves. * Yves Harlow, Jimmy Bond, Melvin Frohike, John Byers and Richard Langly are stopped from entering the conference hall and he asks them what newspaper they work for after Byers tells him they’re reporters: --> '''Byers:''' Uh... uh... [[Series/TheLoneGunmen The Lone Gunman]]. * The blueprint floating on the water after the boat’s destruction is the [[Series/LostInSpace Jupiter 2]] diagram. * After the Lone Gunmen pull a fire alarm, causing large emergency doors to seal shut, simultaneously containing the virus and entrapping them along with the second bioterrorist who has a virus filled organ, a distraught Jimmy [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan places his hand on the other side of the glass where the hands of]] Byers, Frohike and Langly are placed as [[spoiler:they are exposed to the deadly virus, thus killing the Lone Gunmen]]. * Fletcher’s voiceover {{Once upon a time}} there were three... how shall I put this... geeks. At the beginning is like “[[Series/CharliesAngels Once upon a time, there were three little girls...]]” [[AC: William]] * At the beginning, Scully sings [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Dog_Night Three Dog Night]]’s "Joy to the World" to her son William. [[AC: Release]] * Rudolph Hayes’s profiling skills seems remarkably similar to [[Series/{{Millennium}} Frank Black]]’s. * Nicholas Regali mentions ''[[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC The Washington Post]]''. * Rudolph Hayes was crafted to be an ambitious character either a genius adept at solving crimes comparable to Franchise/SherlockHolmes or a criminal mastermind like [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]]. [[AC: Sunshine Days]] * Oliver Martin is a {{man child}} with psychic ability of a dangerous level who’s real name is [[TheTwilightZone Anthony]]. * References to a 1960’s {{dom com}} series are made: ** The main suspect has a strong obsession with ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' ** 'Sunshine Days' refer to song "It’s a Sunshine Day" sung by the [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady children]] when they formed a band. ** Oliver Martin is inspired by Carol Brady’s nephew [[CousinOliver Oliver Tyler]] ** Two teenagers invade a house at the beginning and Doggett and Reyes investigate two murders revolving around a house that at some points in time is identical to the [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]] house ** There are nine actors playing the main [[TheOtherDarrin Brady]] cast: Marice Lynn Ross as ‘[[SelfDeprecation Alice Nelson]], Keith Forster as ‘[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Mike Brady]]’, Robbie Troy as ‘[[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Carol Brady]]’, Nick Campisano as ‘[[LovableJock Greg Brady]]’, Danielle Savre as ‘[[SmittenTeenageGirl Marcia Brady]]’, Nolan Irwin as ‘[[{{Adorkable}} Peter Brady]]’, Stephanie M. Herrera as ‘[[{{Meganekko}} Jan Brady]]’, Jack Bensinger as ‘[[MrImagination Bobby Brady]]’, Sharayah Montgomery as ‘[[CheerfulChild Cindy Brady]]’. ** Father figure to Oliver, the psychiatrist Dr. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed John Rietz]] has the same name as Robert Reed, born John Robert Rietz who played the father. * After Doggett tells Reyes the roof’s been patched after getting off said roof, stating he noticed a smell of fresh plaster while inside: --> '''Reyes:''' So, are you gonna fill me in?\\ '''Doggett:''' A - Eyewitness places the deceased inside this house just prior to the time of his demise. B - We found a fragment of roofing shingle at the scene of the impact. It would seem it matches the discarded piece you now hold in your hand. C - There's a hole in the roof, recently patched, this big around. Connect A to B to C.\\ '''Reyes:''' Much in the fashion of, say, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck or [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wiley Coyote]], the deceased shot straight up through the roof, flew high into the air and landed on his buddy's car? You're serious? * Doggett asks why people are still watching a thirty year old show that’s ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': --> '''Reyes:''' Because they’re the family everyone wishes they had, loving, parents, lots of brothers and sisters, everybody getting along.\\ '''Scully:''' They’re the, uh, perfect family. And since Oliver didn’t have one as a child, he created one.\\ '''Doggett:''' Sure, I’d buy all that, but in this case, why ''Series/TheBradyBunch''? Why not ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''? Why not ''Series/EightIsEnough''? [[AC: The Truth: Part 1]] * Footage of the [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture prehistoric virus]] is shown. * Skinner and Scully visit Mulder in his holding cell: -->'''Mulder:''' [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs I smelled you coming Clarice]]. [[AC: The Truth: Part 2]] * Cigarette Smoking Man the final alien invasion will occur December 22, 2012, the same day the [[MayanDoomsday Mayan calendar]] ends. [[/folder]] [[folder:The X-Files: I Want to Believe]] * Mulder visits the [[{{Tuckerization}} Nutter]] feed store, last name of David Nutter who directed many episodes. * [[{{Tuckerization}} Franz Tomczeszyn]] shares the same surname as costume designer Lisa Tomszeszyn. * Title sequence of ''TheJeffersons'' is shown on television in a dorm. * When Mulder tries calling Scully from his cell phone, the display shows two names above and one name below hers: ** Bowman is a director Rob Bowman who directed the first movie and several episodes ** Gilligan refers to a writer and producer Vince Gilligan of the show. ** Shiban is John Shiban, another writer and producer. * When Mulder and Scully are talking in bed, the book lying next to Scully’s pillow is ''Beautiful WASPs Having Sex'' by Dori Carter, Creator/ChrisCarter’s wife. * When Scully first visits Mulder in his rural home, he is tacking up a story titled ‘Princeton Closes ESP Lab after 40 Years of Paranormal Study,’ a real life event where the 'Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) facility' closed in 2007 after school administrators felt continued funding was unjustified, after failing to provide conclusive evidence of what they were doing could happen, large scale experiments showed a statistically detectable influence. The lab's original mission was to investigate possible phenomena for the defense industry, such as if the minor electrical field present in the human body could interfere with sensitive electrical equipment when the body was placed under extreme stress. * Special Agent Mosley Drummy mentions [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]] abducting Mulder’s sister. * As depicted in the film, head transplants have actually been legitimately performed on monkeys. * After being rescued, Mulder tells Skinner “[[ImColdSoCold Cold, I’m cold]]”, to which Skinner holds him in his lap, whereas Mulder [[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture did the same thing]] for Scully. [[/folder]]
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