Follow TV Tropes

Following

History ShoutOut / TheXFilesSeasonsOneToThree

Go To



* Third victim Patrick Newirth worked at Morley Tobacco, the name of fictional brand that not only appeared in the series but also in ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'', ''[[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''.

to:

* Third victim Patrick Newirth worked at Morley Tobacco, the name of fictional brand that not only appeared in the series but also in ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'', ''[[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''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.


* It's a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that's been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, Creator/SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], Creator/RogerMoore, the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet animals]] and even by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]].

to:

* It's a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that's been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, Creator/SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks [[Music/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], Creator/RogerMoore, the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet animals]] and even by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]].


* 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.

to:

* The Iran-Contra Affair was an elaborate three-way deal between the {{CIA}}, UsefulNotes/{{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 teen boy who gets abducted along with his girlfriend Chrissy is named [[Film/TheFreshman Harold Lamb]].

to:

* The teen boy who gets abducted along with his girlfriend Chrissy is named [[Film/TheFreshman [[Film/{{The Freshman|1925}} Harold Lamb]].


--> '''Scully:''' You mean how {{Carrie}} got even at the prom?

to:

--> '''Scully:''' You mean how {{Carrie}} Literature/{{Carrie}} got even at the prom?


* 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.

to:

* 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 [[UsefulNotes/SuperBowl Super Bowl XXIX]] in which the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco 49ers]] beat the [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} San Diego Chargers]] 49 to 26.


* 'Paper Clip' alludes to the 'Operation Paperclip' project authorized by [[UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

to:

* 'Paper Clip' alludes to the 'Operation Paperclip' project authorized by [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman President Harry S Truman]], a codename under which many German scientists were recruited and secretly brought to the [[{{the United States}} United States]] UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates during the final days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


** [[TheUnitedStates United States band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons Gram Parson]] in the 1970s

to:

** [[TheUnitedStates [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States band]] founded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons Gram Parson]] in the 1970s


* 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''.

to:

* 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/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'', ''[[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''.


* Mulder mentions seeing [[http://www.davidcopperfield.com/html/ David Copperfield]] make the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty disappear.

to:

* Mulder mentions seeing [[http://www.davidcopperfield.com/html/ David Copperfield]] make the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty disappear.


* [[{{Tuckerization}} Lieutenant Colonel Budahas]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Anita Budahas]]'s surnames are from a high school friend of ChrisCarter.

to:

* [[{{Tuckerization}} Lieutenant Colonel Budahas]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Anita Budahas]]'s surnames are from a high school friend of ChrisCarter.Creator/ChrisCarter.



* 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.

to:

* The [[{{Tuckerization}} Astadourian Lightning Observatory]] is named for Mary Astadourian, chief researcher and officer manager at Ten Thirteen as well as ChrisCarter's Creator/ChrisCarter's personal assistant.



* Executioner [[{{Tuckerization}} Perry Simon]] was named for a Creator/{{NBC}} executive producer ChrisCarter knew while working there.

to:

* Executioner [[{{Tuckerization}} Perry Simon]] was named for a Creator/{{NBC}} executive producer ChrisCarter Creator/ChrisCarter knew while working there.


* "Excelsis Dei" is nongrammatical [[UsefulNotes/LatinLanguage Latin]]. "Excelsis" means "high" or "elevated"; "Dei" is the genitive case of "Deus", meaning "God", so the phrase "Excelsis Dei" would probably mean something like "High of God".[[note]]Presumably, it is a bastardized truncation of the proper Latin phrase "Gloria in excelsis Deo", which is a line from a Catholic prayer typically translated to English as "Glory to God in the highest".[[/note]]

to:

* "Excelsis Dei" is nongrammatical [[UsefulNotes/LatinLanguage Latin]]. "Excelsis" means "high" or "elevated"; "Dei" is the genitive case of "Deus", meaning "God", so "Dei" means "belonging to God" or "having to do with God". Therefore, the phrase "Excelsis Dei" would probably mean is a double adjective that means something like "High of God".[[note]]Presumably, it is a bastardized truncation of the proper proper, grammatically correct Latin phrase "Gloria "''Gloria in excelsis Deo", which Deo''"—note the dative case—which is a line from a Catholic prayer that is typically translated to English as "Glory to God in the highest".[[/note]]


* Episode’s concept was influenced on ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''.

to:

* Episode’s Episode's concept was influenced on ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''.



--> '''Mulder:''' ''[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Twin Paradox: A New Interpretation''. Dana Scully, Senior Thesis.” Now that’s a credential. Rewriting Einstein.

to:

--> '''Mulder:''' ''[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]'s Twin Paradox: A New Interpretation''. Dana Scully, Senior Thesis." Now that’s that's a credential. Rewriting Einstein.



* '[[{{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.

to:

* '[[{{Tuckerization}} Deep Throat]]' is the same name of the infamous Watergate informant who leaked information about the [=FBI=]’s [=FBI=]'s investigation of the scandal to journalists [[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward]].
* [[{{Tuckerization}} Lieutenant Colonel Budahas]] and [[{{Tuckerization}} Anita Budahas]]’s Budahas]]'s surnames are from a high school friend of ChrisCarter.
* [[{{Tuckerization}} Ellens Air Force Base]] derives from Carter’s Carter's college girlfriend whose last name was Ellens.



* 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 UsefulNotes/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]]?

to:

* Tom Colton asks “had "had any {{Film/close encounters of the third kind}}?” kind}}?" to Scully.
* Colton’s Colton's comment “lucked "lucked into the World Trade Center bombing” bombing" refers to the first attack on the World Trade Center in UsefulNotes/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’ Tooms' lack of family history:
--> '''Mulder:''' So what’s what's this, the Anti-[[Series/TheWaltons Waltons]]?



* When Mulder shows Scully the elongated fingerprints from the previous murder, a picture of [[Series/TwinPeaks Laura Palmer]]’s corpse is seen hanging behind Scully’s head when she backs away in her chair and stands up.

to:

* When Mulder shows Scully the elongated fingerprints from the previous murder, a picture of [[Series/TwinPeaks Laura Palmer]]’s Palmer]]'s corpse is seen hanging behind Scully’s Scully's head when she backs away in her chair and stands up.



* The address in Samantha Mulder’s file, 2790 Vine Street, is the former address of ''The X-Files'' production office in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}.

to:

* The address in Samantha Mulder’s Mulder's file, 2790 Vine Street, is the former address of ''The X-Files'' production office in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}.



* 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.

to:

* Mulder asks why Thompson’s Thompson's going after a perpetrator late at night:
--> '''Detective Thompson:''' Whether it’s it's [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal the Cannibal]] or [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]], I’ve I've got a job to protect people.



* In the autopsy report on “Jane Doe,” the name of the coroner is [[{{Tuckerization}} K. H. Hawryliw]], as in series’ prop master Ken Hawryliw.

to:

* In the autopsy report on “Jane Doe,” "Jane Doe," the name of the coroner is [[{{Tuckerization}} K. H. Hawryliw]], as in series’ series' prop master Ken Hawryliw.



* The date of birth on Sarah Lynn Graves’ headstone is September 8, 1966, the date the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series premiered.

to:

* The date of birth on Sarah Lynn Graves’ Graves' headstone is September 8, 1966, the date the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series premiered.



* Scully’s phone number is given as (202)-FiveFiveFive-6431.

to:

* Scully’s Scully's phone number is given as (202)-FiveFiveFive-6431.



* The relationship between Brad Wilczek and Benjamin Drake is the inverse of [[Film/{{Tron}} Ed Dillinger and Dr. Walter Gibbs]]’s relationship.

to:

* The relationship between Brad Wilczek and Benjamin Drake is the inverse of [[Film/{{Tron}} Ed Dillinger and Dr. Walter Gibbs]]’s Gibbs]]'s relationship.



--> '''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 Music/TheGratefulDead.
* '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.

to:

--> '''Brad Wilczek:''' I started Eurisko out of my parent’s parent's garage. I was twenty-two years old. I’d I'd just spent a year following around Music/TheGratefulDead.
* 'Ghost in the Machine' derives from ''The Ghost in the Machine'' book by Arthur Koestler that inspired Music/ThePolice’s Music/ThePolice's album and the [[{{Cyberpunk}} cyber-punk]] {{anime}} ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''.
* It’s 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.



* Mulder finds a folder with the words “[[Theatre/{{Othello}} we are not who we are]]” written five times.

to:

* Mulder finds a folder with the words “[[Theatre/{{Othello}} "[[Theatre/{{Othello}} we are not who we are]]” are]]" written five times.



* 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.

to:

* Marcus Aurelius Belt decides to jump off his hospital room window to kill the ‘spirit’ 'spirit' possessing him like how [[Film/TheExorcist Father Damien Karras]] jumps out a window to prevent his possessed self from killing Regan.



* 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."

to:

* Deep Throat’s 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."



** 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]]

to:

** a wicked or rebellious angel that’s that's been cast out of Heaven a codename for [=UFO=]s, a novel by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosuke_Kindaichi Kosuke Kindaichi]]



* 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.

to:

* There is an actual small town called Townsend in northeast Wisconsin though it’s 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 Oppenheim]]'s name is an allusion to Robert Oppenheimer, nuclear physicist and chief of the Manhattan Project.



* 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.

to:

* The line “I "I am her, she is me and we are all together” together" said by Eve is a reference to a lyric from "I am the Walrus" by Music/TheBeatles.



* Mulder refers to Jonestown in UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}} by saying “Mini-Jonestown”.

to:

* Mulder refers to Jonestown in UsefulNotes/{{Guyana}} by saying “Mini-Jonestown”."Mini-Jonestown".



* Cecil L’Ively is a pyrokenetic just like [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Johnny Storm]], [[ComicBook/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.

to:

* Cecil L’Ively L'Ively is a pyrokenetic pyrokinetic just like [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]], [[ComicBook/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 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.



** 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.

to:

** Phoebe mentions a “three-pipe problem,” "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.



* In the scene where Scully’s father appears in her apartment, he’s silently mouthing the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Lord’s Prayer]].

to:

* In the scene where Scully’s Scully's father appears in her apartment, he’s he's silently mouthing the [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Lord’s Lord's Prayer]].



* It’s also a [[NamesTheSame song]] by Music/BobbyDarin, heard during Mr. Scully’s funeral.

to:

* It’s It's also a [[NamesTheSame song]] by Music/BobbyDarin, heard during Mr. Scully’s Scully's funeral.



* 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]]''.

to:

* The music used for the disco in the opening scene is from Mark Snow’s 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]]''.



--> '''Scully:''' Well, we’re putting her face out there – local newspapers, [[Series/AmericasMostWanted America’s Most Wanted]].

to:

--> '''Scully:''' Well, we’re we're putting her face out there – local newspapers, [[Series/AmericasMostWanted America’s America's Most Wanted]].



* Mulder refers to hot dogs served at Dodger Stadium, home to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Major League Baseball]]’s [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles Dodgers]].

to:

* Mulder refers to hot dogs served at Dodger Stadium, home to [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Major League Baseball]]’s Baseball]]'s [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles Dodgers]].



* 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.

to:

* 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 show's First Assistant Directors.



* During Tooms’ sneaking into Mulder’s apartment and fakes an assault from the FBI agent, ''Film/TheFly1958'' with Creator/VincentPrice can be seen on Mulder’s television as he sleeps on the couch.

to:

* During Tooms’ Tooms' sneaking into Mulder’s Mulder's apartment and fakes an assault from the FBI agent, ''Film/TheFly1958'' with Creator/VincentPrice can be seen on Mulder’s Mulder's television as he sleeps on the couch.



* Detective Sharon Lazard mentions [[Series/CaptainKangaroo Mr. Greenjeans]] in regards to Detective Barbala bringing the fact he’s good with kids.

to:

* Detective Sharon Lazard mentions [[Series/CaptainKangaroo Mr. Greenjeans]] in regards to Detective Barbala bringing the fact he’s he's good with kids.



--> '''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.

to:

--> '''Scully:''' You think he’s 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’ Morris' picture contains names of previous rewarded recipients who actually work on the show’s show's production. The 1985's recipient was Ken Hawryliw, the prop-master for the show, the 1986’s 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.



* In discussing the manner of Dr. Keats’ death:

to:

* In discussing the manner of Dr. Keats’ Keats' death:



--> '''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?\\

to:

--> '''Mulder:''' I don’t don't think they’ll 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 Mulder's hand:
--> '''Scully:''' So is that what you couldn’t couldn't talk to me about over the phone?\\



* 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 [[UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton Sir Isaac Newton]] wrote in a letter to Robert Howe.

to:

* Dr. Nollette quips famous quote “If "If I've seen further than other men, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants” giants" from a line [[UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton Sir Isaac Newton]] wrote in a letter to Robert Howe.



* 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]].

to:

* At the start of the episode, a scene from ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' can be seen and heard on Mulder’s Mulder's TV where he awakens on his couch to answers a phone call from Deep Throat.
* Mulder compares his and Deep Throat’s Throat's relationship to the one between [[Film/ANewHope Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi]].



--> '''Dr. Anne Carpenter:''' Well, we’ve come a long way from [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Colonel Mustard in the den with the rope]], haven’t we?

to:

--> '''Dr. Anne Carpenter:''' Well, we’ve we've come a long way from [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} Colonel Mustard in the den with the rope]], haven’t haven't we?



* In regards to Dr. Terrance Allan Berube’s death.

to:

* In regards to Dr. Terrance Allan Berube’s Berube's death.



* 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.

to:

* 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 signal's source was never identified, astrophysicist jerry R. Ehman was so impressed by the transmission readout on a print out, he wrote “wow” "wow" in the margins.



* 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]].

to:

* This episode begins with Mulder’s 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]].



* 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}}''.

to:

* Member of the [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] and Mulder’s Mulder's informant X or Mr. X is based on another character also known as X from ''Film/{{JFK}}''.



* 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.

to:

* After Larry Winter angrily walks out a room of the Franklin Community Hospital where Scully is finishing taking Mulder’s Mulder's blood after saying there’s there's no proof of the spray caused violent behaviors:
--> '''Scully:''' I’m I'm sorry Mulder, he’s he's right. I’d 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 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.



* 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]]''.

to:

* The nurse buzzing the doorbell is writing “KILL” "KILL" in [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]].
* One of the television sets at the supermarket is featuring an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld Bobby’s Bobby's World]]''.



* [[{{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.

to:

* [[{{Tuckerization}} Saul Grissom]] shares the last name as American astronaut Virgil Ivan “Gus” "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,” "George Hale," name of the visionary behind the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palomar_Observatory Palomar Observatory]] in California.



* 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.

to:

* Just before Duane Barry’s 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.



* In regards to asking Duane Barry about Scully, Alex Krycek said he started whistling Music/LedZeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven"..

to:

* In regards to asking Duane Barry about Scully, Alex Krycek said he started whistling Music/LedZeppelin’s Music/LedZeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"..



* [[{{Tuckerization}} Kristen Kilar]]’s last name comes from Wojciech Kilar who composed the score for ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.

to:

* [[{{Tuckerization}} Kristen Kilar]]’s Kilar]]'s last name comes from Wojciech Kilar who composed the score for ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.



* 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''.

to:

* Nurse [[{{Tuckerization}} Owens]] was named after writer Glen Morgan’s Morgan's grandmother.
* In her dream, Scully’s Scully's father calls her and himself Starbuck and Ahab from ''Literature/MobyDick''.



* Cigarette Smoking Man is watching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_O%27Clock_High Twelve O’Clock High]]'' on TV when confronted by Mulder.

to:

* Cigarette Smoking Man is watching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_O%27Clock_High Twelve O’Clock O'Clock High]]'' on TV when confronted by Mulder.



* 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.

to:

* Mulder’s Mulder's comment “I "I think the Spur Posse just rode into town” 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.



* 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.

to:

* When Donnie Plaster is talking to the other suspects in jail, one suspect recalls Scully’s 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.



* 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]].

to:

* Agent Bocks’ Bocks' comment “People "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” happen" is most likely in reference to [[SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer]].



* 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.

to:

* When the teens hold their “ritual” "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.



* The conference of teachers and parents are discussing plans for the school’s spring production.

to:

* The conference of teachers and parents are discussing plans for the school’s school's spring production.



'''Ms. Deborah Brown:''' Um... I don’t think that play is appropriate for this high school.\\

to:

'''Ms. Deborah Brown:''' Um... I don’t don't think that play is appropriate for this high school.\\



'''Calcagni:''' Doesn’t ''Film/{{Grease}}'' have the “[[ClusterFBomb F]]” word?

to:

'''Calcagni:''' Doesn’t Doesn't ''Film/{{Grease}}'' have the “[[ClusterFBomb F]]” "[[ClusterFBomb F]]" word?



* Colonel Wharton trapped inside a coffin mirrors [[Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Dennis Alan]]’s moments in a coffin.

to:

* Colonel Wharton trapped inside a coffin mirrors [[Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Dennis Alan]]’s Alan]]'s moments in a coffin.



* Mulder’s first name Fox refers to the company Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox that owns the rights to the show.

to:

* Mulder’s Mulder's first name Fox refers to the company Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox that owns the rights to the show.



* 'Fearful Symmetry' is taken from Creator/WilliamBlake’s poem "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyger The Tyger]]":

to:

* 'Fearful Symmetry' is taken from Creator/WilliamBlake’s Creator/WilliamBlake's poem "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyger The Tyger]]":



* 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.

to:

* Construction site’s site's name where the tiger is shot at is Blake Towers.
* The episode’s episode's novelization is called ''Tyger, Tyger''.
* One of the constructions workers at Blake Towers tells the other “I "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 Mulder's quote “It's "It's all happening at the zoo, Scully” Scully" refers to song “‘''At "'''At the Zoo''’” Zoo'''" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel.



* Scully asks where he’s going as he heads to the zoo:

to:

* Scully asks where he’s he's going as he heads to the zoo:



* It’s a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that’s been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, Creator/SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], Creator/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.

to:

* It’s It's a song written by British composer Music/LeslieBricusse that’s that's been covered by Music/BobbyDarin, Creator/SammyDavisJr, [[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks]], Creator/RogerMoore, the [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet animals]] and even by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]].
* Frohike says “[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Beam me up]], [[BeamMeUpScotty Scotty]]!” Scotty]]!" upon the Lone Gunmen’s Gunmen's greeting.



* The song Hepcat Helm listens to is "Frenzy" by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

to:

* The song Hepcat Helm listens to is "Frenzy" by Screamin’ Screamin' Jay Hawkins.



* 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.

to:

* 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 twin's ability to leave the host twin.



* 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=].

to:

* Scully’s Scully's statement “Do "Do you recall what Barnum used to say about suckers?” suckers?" refers to the “There's "There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em” 'em" saying attributed to showman Phineas Taylor Barnum. It also been variously attributed to con-man Joseph “Paper "Paper Collar Joe” Joe" Bessimer, banker David Hannum, circus owner Adam Forepaugh and Chicago gambler Michael Cassius [=McDonald=].



* 'The Căluşari' were members of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] fraternal secret society who practiced a ritual acrobatic dance known as “căluş.”

to:

* 'The Căluşari' were members of a [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Romanian]] fraternal secret society who practiced a ritual acrobatic dance known as “căluş.”
"căluş."



* 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''.

to:

* Upon discovering the second unscrewed light bulb, Scully quips “darkness "darkness covers a multitude of sins,” sins," referring to ''Literature/TheBible'' passage “love "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 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''.



* 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.

to:

* Episode’s Episode's location is likely a spoof on Tyson Chicken, a nationwide purveyor of poultry products likewise founded in Arkansas.
* [[{{Tuckerization}} Walter Chaco]]’s Chaco]]'s name is a reference to Chaco Canyon, a major cultural center of the ancient pueblo peoples.



* Sheriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Arens]]’ name is likely a reference to William Arens, author of a 1979 work on anthropology purporting to debunk several cannibalism myths.

to:

* Sheriff [[{{Tuckerization}} Arens]]’ Arens]]' name is likely a reference to William Arens, author of a 1979 work on anthropology purporting to debunk several cannibalism myths.



--> '''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 Creator/WilliamBlake’s ''Proverbs of Hell'' by saying “if a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.”

to:

--> '''Scully:''' Yes, I read that report. She claims that she saw some kind of a foxfire spirit. I’m I'm surprised she didn’t didn't call [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] as soon as she got off the phone with the police.
* Mulder quips a text from Creator/WilliamBlake’s Creator/WilliamBlake's ''Proverbs of Hell'' by saying “if "if a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise."



* Dudley’s not the first town [[Literature/TheLottery with a]] [[Film/BadDayAtBlackRock dark secret]].

to:

* Dudley’s Dudley's not the first town [[Literature/TheLottery with a]] [[Film/BadDayAtBlackRock dark secret]].



* 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''.

to:

* 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," "do-ray-me-fa-so-la-todo," a reference to show tune "Do-Re-Mi" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.



* 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.

to:

* Not only is 'The Blessing Way' a name of an actual Native American chant but it shares the same name as Creator/TonyHillerman’s Creator/TonyHillerman's novel.
* Deep Throat hallucination’s “Awaken hallucination's "Awaken the sleep of reason and fight the monsters within and without” without" line alludes to ''The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters'' painting by Francisco Goya.



--> '''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.

to:

--> '''Mulder:''' [[Series/LetsMakeADeal I’d I'd like to try door number one, Monty]].
* There’s There's a mathematics reference to Napier’s 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.



* The yearbook page where Darrin had cut Mrs. Kiveat’s picture contains the pictures of director Kim Manners and prop master Ken Hawryliw.

to:

* The yearbook page where Darrin had cut Mrs. Kiveat’s Kiveat's picture contains the pictures of director Kim Manners and prop master Ken Hawryliw.



* 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]].

to:

* The [[{{Tuckerization}} Astadourian Lightning Observatory]] is named for Mary Astadourian, chief researcher and officer manager at Ten Thirteen as well as ChrisCarter’s ChrisCarter's personal assistant.
* Sheriff John’s John's last name is [[Creator/PennAndTeller Teller]].



* Death row inmate Napoleon Manley’s nickname “Neech” is very similar to the pronunciation of Prussian philosopher Creator/FriedrichNietzsche.

to:

* Death row inmate Napoleon Manley’s Manley's nickname “Neech” "Neech" is very similar to the pronunciation of Prussian philosopher Creator/FriedrichNietzsche.



* [[{{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.

to:

* [[{{Tuckerization}} Virgil Incanto]]’s 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 Dante's guide through the first two books ''Dante’s ''Dante's Inferno'' and ''Purgatorio''.
* Mulder comments “Looks "Looks like she took her pound of flesh” flesh" when he finds skin under Holly’s Holly's nails is from ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' in which Shylock demands Antonio give him a pound of flesh to repay a debt.



* 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 [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents sixteenth president]]’s inaugural address:

to:

* Mulder’s Mulder's line “What "What destroyed those parts of him that make us human beings, those better angels of our nature?” nature?" comes from the ending of the [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents sixteenth president]]’s president]]'s inaugural address:



* 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.

to:

* 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 Creator/MarlonBrando's character.



* 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 UsefulNotes/{{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}} Bolshevik Revolution]].

to:

* Meaning “second generation,” "second generation," 'Nisei' is a Japanese word meaning “second generation” "second generation" for a person born in America or Canada to Japanese parents born in Japan.
* Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Pendrel]]’s Pendrel]]'s last name comes from a street name in the west end of UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} where the series is filmed.
* The number appearing on the alien autopsy boxcar “82517” "82517" refers to the date August 25, 1917, the start of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Bolshevik Revolution]].



* 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 Ishii.

to:

* Doctor’s 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 Ishii.



--> '''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.

to:

--> '''Mulder:''' Looks like Kevin was abducted by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]’s Simpson]]'s evil twin.
* There’s There's a picture of [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]] visible at Ridgeway Middle School.



* 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.

to:

* Mentioned by Scully as a reference to the stoner guy's belief he has cockroaches inside him, 'Ekbom’s '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.



* 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.

to:

* Name of the town is [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds Miller’s Miller's Grove]].
* The episode’s 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 Mulder's many telephone interruptions.



* 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.

to:

* Sheriff [[UnfortunateNames Frass]]’ Frass]]' last name means caterpillar dung or any insect feces.
* Dr. [[{{Tuckerization}} Bambi Berenbaum]]’s 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.



* 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".

to:

* 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 "'''The Sabre Dance''’” 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 Live]]'s "All Over You".



* Name of the high school is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland_Alexander Grover Cleveland Anderson]] and it’s also the name of [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents President]] UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland.

to:

* Name of the high school is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland_Alexander Grover Cleveland Anderson]] and it’s it's also the name of [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents President]] UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland.



* Agent Angela White’s number is given as FiveFiveFive-0114.

to:

* Agent Angela White’s White's number is given as FiveFiveFive-0114.



* 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.

to:

* When Terri Roberts and Margi Kleinjan go into the bar to tell their latest prey Scott Simmons they’re 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”, "carpe pm", a {{pun}} of Latin phrase 'Carpe Diem' for seize the day.



* 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.

to:

* Episode title and the French salvage ship 'Piper Maru' is named after the [[NamesTheSame daughter]] of Scully’s Scully's actress Gillian Anderson.
* In Japanese, “Maru” "Maru" means flower.
* “Piper Maru” "Piper Maru" is the name of the ice-breaking ship used by Weyland Corporation’s Corporation's [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator retrieval team]].
* French deep-sea diver [[{{Tuckerization}} Gauthier]] is named after the show’s show's special effects coordinator David Gauthier.



* Well-Manicured Man mentions “foo fighter”, a term used in UsefulNotes/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.

to:

* Well-Manicured Man mentions “foo fighter”, "foo fighter", a term used in UsefulNotes/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.



* FBI Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Holly]] who beats up Skinner woes her name to Lucy “Holly” Hartwell Rice, Vince Gilligan’s girlfriend.

to:

* FBI Agent [[{{Tuckerization}} Holly]] who beats up Skinner woes her name to Lucy “Holly” "Holly" Hartwell Rice, Vince Gilligan’s Gilligan's girlfriend.



* 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}}?

to:

* Detective Frank Burst mispronounces “rōnin.”
"rōnin."
--> '''Mulder:''' (''correcting him'') {{Ronin}} Rōnin, it’s it's a {{samurai}} without a master. (''Scully gives him a weird look'') What? You never saw Film/{{Yojimbo}}?



* [[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 [[UsefulNotes/RussianLanguage Russian]] [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic]] "Война и Мир,” translated to ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' that’s most likely quite rare.

to:

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mathis Johnny Mathis]]’ “‘''Misty''’” Mathis]]' "'''Misty'''" is heard playing as background music in the grocery store.
* Next to the Japanese dictionary is a book in [[UsefulNotes/RussianLanguage Russian]] [[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet Cyrillic]] "Война и Мир,” Мир," translated to ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' that’s that's most likely quite rare.



* Graduate student [[{{Tuckerization}} Mona Wustner]] is named after writer John Shiban’s mother.

to:

* Graduate student [[{{Tuckerization}} Mona Wustner]] is named after writer John Shiban’s Shiban's mother.



* 'Teso' is Portuguese for “burial ground” and 'Bichos' means “small animals.”

to:

* 'Teso' is Portuguese for “burial ground” "burial ground" and 'Bichos' means “small "small animals."



* Mulder jokes “[[Franchise/{{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]].

to:

* Mulder jokes “[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Who you gonna call]]?” call]]?" when Scully questions his ghost theory.

[[AC: Jose Chung’s ‘From Chung's 'From Outer Space’]]
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 ''Film/ANewHope'''s beginning.
* Lieutenant Jack Shaeffer molds his mashed potatoes shaped just like the [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind Devil’s Devil's Tower]].



* 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.

to:

* The witness to Harold’s Harold's and Chrissy’s 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 Chung's publishing house is owned by Warden White Incorporated, a subsidiary of [[{{Tuckerization}} MacDougall-Kessler]],” MacDougall-Kessler]]," the last two names a reference to Heather [=MacDouglall=] who edited this episode and Sue Kessler, an assistant editor.



* Title of Jose Chung’s thriller novel is ''The Caligarian Candidate, alluding to ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate Candidate''.

to:

* Title of Jose Chung’s Chung's thriller novel is ''The Caligarian Candidate, alluding to ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate Candidate''.



* Cover of Chung's fictional book is very similar to the cover of Whitley Strieber’s book ''Communion''.

to:

* Cover of Chung's fictional book is very similar to the cover of Whitley Strieber’s Strieber's book ''Communion''.



* 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''.

to:

* Supposed alien’s alien's name [[{{Tuckerization}} Lord Kinbote]] is a reference to Charles Kinbote, the unreliable and possibly insane narrator of Vladimir Nabokov’s Nabokov's ''Literature/PaleFire''.



* When Skinner talks about his past in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}, he says "I wasn’t a choir boy; I inhaled," a reference to UsefulNotes/BillClinton's answer when asked if he tried marijuana once in college, but he swore he didn't inhale.

to:

* When Skinner talks about his past in UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}, he says "I wasn’t wasn't a choir boy; I inhaled," a reference to UsefulNotes/BillClinton's answer when asked if he tried marijuana once in college, but he swore he didn't inhale.



* The boat that sinks out from under Mulder and Scully is called [[{{Tuckerization}} Patricia Rae]], named after writer Kim Newton’s mother.

to:

* The boat that sinks out from under Mulder and Scully is called [[{{Tuckerization}} Patricia Rae]], named after writer Kim Newton’s Newton's mother.



* Supposed [[StockNessMonster lake monster]] “Big [[{{Tuckerization}} Blue]]” is possibly named after Mulder’s actor David Duchovny’s dog Blue.

to:

* Supposed [[StockNessMonster lake monster]] “Big "Big [[{{Tuckerization}} Blue]]” Blue]]" is possibly named after Mulder’s Mulder's actor David Duchovny’s Duchovny's dog Blue.



* [[{{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]].

to:

* [[{{Tuckerization}} Heuvelman’s Heuvelman's Lake]] is named after Belgian-French cryptozoologist Bernard Heuvelmans.
* Scully named the dog she obtained after the former owner’s owner's death from two episodes back [[Literature/MobyDick Queequeg]].



* Mulder and Scully find two trespassing boys watching ''Film/DieHard'' at Joseph Patnik’s house.

to:

* Mulder and Scully find two trespassing boys watching ''Film/DieHard'' at Joseph Patnik’s Patnik's house.



* '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.

to:

* 'Talitha Cumi' is Aramaic for “Little "Little Girl Arise” Arise" used in ''The Bible'' when Jesus raises the young daughter of a Jewish leader from the dead.



* A reference to Creator/FyodorDostoevsky’s novel is the name of the fast food restaurant Brothers K.

to:

* A reference to Creator/FyodorDostoevsky’s Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's novel is the name of the fast food restaurant Brothers K.


* 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]] '[=Æ=]lfric.'

to:

* 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 [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Old English]] '[=Æ=]lfric.'


* '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''.

to:

* 'Lazarus' is the name of the man {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} brought back to life after being dead for four days in one of the miracle recounts in ''Literature/TheBible''.Literature/TheFourGospels.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 71

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report