X-Files Easter Eggs

Clyde Bruckman's Final Movie - 7.4/10 with 33 votes
Writer Darin Morgan put a number of obscure comedy-movie in-jokes into "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose." Clyde Bruckman was a b&w comedy director back in the 20's and 30's who worked with W.C. Fields and Laurel &Hardy. The hotel the killer works at is... more

He Lost on Jeopardy - 7.2/10 with 66 votes
There are several references to Duchovny's appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy. In the episode "War of the Coprophages" Scully is reading "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which was the question to an answer that Duchovny got wrong. In the episode "Syzygy" the... more
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Dave Grohl - 7.2/10 with 42 votes
In the episode where Mulder is walking through the plaza and he's going to meet Scully in a room. If you look carefully, you can see Dave Grohl, singer and guitarist from the band, The Foo Fighters. Be quick, because he is only there for about 3 seconds.... more
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Lara Palmer/Twin Peaks - 7.2/10 with 78 votes
On the wall in Mulder's office is a picture of Lara Palmer from "Twin Peaks." David Duchovny was in that show before starring in "The X Files."
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Special Agent Chris Carter - 7.1/10 with 136 votes
In the episode "Anasazi" (2x25) you can see Chris Carter himself! He's one of the agents who interview Scully about Mulder's behavior.
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Fox's Apartment Number - 7.1/10 with 302 votes
In several episodes, they show the apartment number on Fox Mulder's door. It is 42, the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything produced by Deep Thought in Doug Adams Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy books.
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A Nod to the Fans - 7.1/10 with 130 votes
For the 9th season (2001-2002), the credits were revised for the series. Of the various images that now pass by, one is a typed report of a list of names. This is a list of the online nicknames of some of the most active fans who have posted from the... more
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Other "Hollywood Ad" Eggs - 7.1/10 with 58 votes
In "Hollywood AD", the episode, Chris Carter and Bill Milliar (the Visual Effects Producer) are also in the audience of the movie premier. Steve Kiziak, Duchovny's stand-in, was Tea Leoni's date at the premier. Duchovny's dog Blue is the dog sitting... more
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New Agent's Name - 7.1/10 with 129 votes
In the season 8 episode "Alone" the agent assigned to work with Agent Doggett is name Agent Leyla Harrison. Leyla Harrison is the name of an X-Files fanfic writer who died in early 2001.
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Vandals in the X-Files - 7.1/10 with 38 votes
IN the episode where a young boy can control lightning (don't remember number), every shirt he wear's is of the band "THE VANDALS". This is because the band and Chris Carter actually hang out! By the way THE VANDALS are a little known punk-rock band... more
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Chris Carter and Mitch Pileggi - 7.0/10 with 149 votes
I noticed that in the episode "Ascension" ( the one where Scully is abducted ) when Mulder gives Scully's mother Scully's necklace, the man who's speaking at the radio says that Chris Carter and Mitch Pileggi have been sent to jail for 18 months.
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Tombstone - 7.0/10 with 95 votes
In the episode where Scully falls in love with Mulder's neighbor - a novel writer - Mulder visits a graveyard. He passes a tombstone with the Salingers names on it, the dead parents from Party of Five, which is another Fox show.
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Carter Crosses Over - 7.0/10 with 42 votes
In the Feburary 6th episode regarding the kidnapped children, the father is watching tv in the beginning of the episode. When asked later what he was watching, he responded that it was something new he had never heared about, but it was good. What the... more
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Drummer for Nirvana in X-Files - 6.7/10 with 63 votes
In a scene where Fox is going through a mall-like kind of building and are going to meet Scully by a door, you can see the one who drums in Nirvana, You only see him for like 2 seconds, but he has a green jacket and walks with a female on his right side.... more
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"Return to Me" Co-Stars - 6.7/10 with 31 votes
On the episode that aired on 4-30-00 (the one with Garry Shandling and Tea Leoni playing Mulder and Scully in the "movie"), when the camera pans through the theater audience, we see David Alan Grier and Minnie Driver. David's co-stars from the movie... more
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It's Been Nice Working with You - 6.6/10 with 48 votes
In the episode, "Die Hand de Verletzt," which is the one about school administrators and teachers who were demon worshipers, there is a message written in chalk on Mrs. Paddock's blackboard after she disappears at the end. It says something like "It's... more
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Writer's Girlfriend Mentoined Somewhere in All His Scripts - 6.5/10 with 34 votes
One of the writers, I think it's Vince Gilligan, puts the name "Holly Rice" or the name "Rice" somewhere in all his XF scripts. Sometimes, it's the name of a victim, but in "Milinnium," it was on the sheriff's car.

Pulled this from an XF site called... more
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Birthdays - 6.5/10 with 132 votes
This is probably pretty well known by know, but it's entertaining to watch for none-the-less. While watching an episode of TXF, be on the look out for the numbers 1121 and 1013. They can be anywhere (clocks, room numbers, case files, etc.) 1121 is... more
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Chris Carter, Producer or Viking? - 6.2/10 with 49 votes
In the beginning of an episode where Scully and Mulder venture to Minesota to meet with a scientist(or a cop or something) played by Bruce Weitz (of Hill Street Blues fame), they have a television with a Minesota Vikings game on, and of course Chris Carter... more
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Alien Namesake - 6.2/10 with 32 votes
In the episode 'Memento Mori' there is a clone named Kurt Crawford.

Now it may just be coincidence, but one of the head instructors at the FBI Training Facility is named Kurt Crawford...Just seems a bit of a coincidence for an FBI centred series...

Mommy, Why Did You Name the Show After Me? - 6.2/10 with 114 votes
The X-files episode, Piper Maru is named after Gillian Anderson's Daughter, Piper Maru Anderson, the cutie :). WHo knows why but they did. And if you are a true X_PHILE you should already know this.
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Death of Mulder - 6.1/10 with 65 votes
In the episode where they solve a murder with the help of a phsycic insurance salesman who can predict how everyone will die (played by the same actor who plays the father of Raymond on Everybody loves Raymond), Mulder asks how he will die. The responce... more
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Parking Space - 6.0/10 with 60 votes
Somewhere in the beginning of this episode, you will see Mulder and Scully watching a parking lot. A guy is replacing names for a parking space. The name he takes off is: Tom Braidwood..., The Assistant Director's name and the guy who playes Frohike...
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Craig Willmore - 5.9/10 with 45 votes
During one of the episodes in the season #4, the star of th X-Files Computer Game, Craig Willmore, is talked about by two high school girls. THe picture of him is completly different from the one in the game though.
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We'll Meet Him Later - 5.9/10 with 22 votes
In the first season episode "Deep Throat," Mulder identifies himself at a military base using the alias "Tom Braidwood." Fans of the show know there actually is a Tom Braidwood - he was an assistant director, and also plays Melvin Frohike, one of the... more
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Water Skiing - 5.8/10 with 46 votes
In an episode of the X-files the Cigarette Smoking Man is talking to Mulders Mother in the back yard of the Mulder Family summer cabin. He looking out over the lake (smoking of course) and says something about how good the water skiing was years ago.... more
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I Bet He Finds B.J.s Fascinating - 5.7/10 with 26 votes
In the episode "Aubrey," Mulder claims that he finds women with the initials B.J. fascinating. At that time David Duchovny was dating Peerey Reeves, who was playing a character named "B.J." on Doogie Howser a couple of years earlier, and had starred in... more
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Detective Munch - 5.4/10 with 8 votes
In the third Episode of the X-Files in Season 5 (titled "Unusual Suspects") The Lone Gunmen are thrown in jail. John is taken out for questioning by none other than Detective Munch played by Richard Belzer. Detective Munch is a character on Law & Order... more

Fictious Fox Cigarette Companies - 5.4/10 with 68 votes
In the second-season episode, "Soft Light," two victims are killed by having their molecules "unzipped." The first victim is a representative for the fictional cigarette company, "Morley." The second person works for the fictional cigarette company,... more
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But He Plays One on TV - 4.7/10 with 21 votes
Production Manager Joseph Patrick Finn has two uncredit roles as priests, in the episodes "The List" and "All Souls."

FBI Agent Craig Willmore Mentioned - 4.0/10 with 1 votes
In the X-Files episode 13, season 3 ("Syzygy"), around the 14th minute, the two characters discuss the basketball players they're staring at. At the very beginning of the conversation, the character they rate is named "Craig Willmore," which is the name... more

Identification Codes - 3.1/10 with 24 votes
In the episode E.B.E. (first season, if I remember correctly), Mulder asks Langly over the phone from some identification numbers to get into this complex building thing. The next scene shows the numbers being printed out, and the names attached the... more
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