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Referenced By: The X-Files
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  • In Independence Day, one man thinks that an alien invasion is a joke and says that yeah, he likes The X-Files too.

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  • Castle did a whole episode to homage The X-Files. Castle whistles the theme song, Becket is called Scully, they become entangled in government project, and the villain is called the cigarette smoking man.
  • Bones: When Bones and Booth investigate a weird case, the theme songs starts playing... Too-doo-dooo-DOOO-dooo... Turns out it's the victims mobile phone.
  • HomeImprovement: Jill and Tim played Mulder and Scully once.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: To scully somebody means to try to rationalize something when a paranormal explanation is more plausible.
  • Supernatural had an episode where the Monster of the Week originally appeared to be aliens, for which they changed the title sequence to resemble that of The X-Files.
  • BreakingBad has an episode titled Cancer Man. Vince Gilligan, creator for the series, was a frequent writer on The X Files. X-Files has a character called The Smoking Man. Cigarettes give cancer

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