I was gonna split ShoutOut.The X Files
which lists Shout Outs to all episodes of all seasons and films and games... I thought according to seasons would be ok.
However, reading the page, it will need a major clean-up and perhaps it can stay as one single sub-page. The formatting is all over the place — I'm now in the middle of making quotes standardized and correcting some Example I Ndentation
However, tropers who set up the sub-page list all possible connections that are not
Shout Outs at all. For example, episode named "Arcadia" is clearly a reference to pastoral idyll genre. There is no use of listing all towns that are named Arcadia.
I suspect there is more shoe-horning.
Or they mention all series that had similar plots as certain episodes. Some of them might have come out later and could be in fact inspired by The X-Files
the other way round.