Skip to comments.Top Ten X-Files Episodes
Posted on 12/12/2010 11:22:29 AM PST by JoeProBono
"Its a tough job trying to come up with the top ten X-Files episodes of all time. Frankly, I think I should have done the top twenty instead, but that would take too much writing. Im sure some of these episodes will draw the ire of manic X-Files fans as they search for their favorites. One word of advice to those fans who rate the conspiracy episodes as the highest achievement of the series. You wont find any of those episodes here. Im not that big a fan of them, and very few of them can stand on their own anyway.
Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for playing Agent Scully, but she should have won it for this episode. Her descent into madness is nothing less than dazzling......"
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"I'm telling you Scully, that cow had my name on it."
Jesse Ventura X Files Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" as Man in Black#1
“Die Hand Die Verletzt” and “Eve” have always been right up there at the top of my faves list.
Season 3: War of the Coprohaghes
“Triangle” was my favorite. The split screen depictions of the simultaneous happenings in the two different times was awesome, shown with the cool period music.
‘4. The episode with the hillbillies who drove an old Cadillac.’
Very disturbing episode. They did a great job portraying a southern family stuck deep in the past, inbred or no. When I was younger you met families like that (not inbred, stuck in the past). You don’t realize sometimes that there was a different and foreign way of thinking a century ago, especially in the deep rural areas.
That was also the first time I heard the term ‘War of Northern Aggression.’
Of course you couldn’t have found a picture of “Kam” from that epi...
Your number 4 was awesome. I loved the one with Jack Black and the dude who controlled lightening, traffic lights, etc.
The Boyle character (the life insurance salesman) is meeting with a young couple and he proceeds to tell the young man exactly when, where, and how he will be killed in a car accident. The wide-eyed young man says, “You really need to work on your closing.”
"Triangle", episode 3 of season 6 of The X-Files. Shows David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, with William B. Davis and Gillian Anderson as the 1939 counterparts of the Cigarette Smoking Man and Dana Scully.
Home and Fluke are my two favorites and the creepiest episodes. I didn’t care for Jose Chung nor some guy’s final repose. I guess I’m not nerdy enough to understand those.
Alas, it doesn’t quite sound as good as the way I remember it...
Was the “hillbillies” one you refer to the one where the two yokel brothers kept their legless Mom stuffed under a bed, to “use” her as needed?
That was one freaky episode.
Wow, I agree. There are so many, that you forget some, especially some of the older ones. Eve was especially creepy. And the “substitute” teacher in “Die Hand ..” was also a great character.
That was one that would be in my top ten, it had the very very famous Bobbie Phillips in it
- We're too late! It's already been here.
- Mulder, I hope you know what you're doing.
- Look, Scully, just like the other homes: Douglas fir, truncated, mounted, transformed into a shrine; halls decked with boughs of holly; stockings hung by the chimney, with care.
- You really think someone's been here?
- Someone or some THING.
- Mulder, over here - it's a fruitcake.
- Don't touch it! Those things can be lethal.
- It's O.K. There's a note attached: "Gonna find out who's naughty and nice."
- It's judging them, Scully. It's making a list.
- Who? What are you talking about?
- Ancient mythology tells of an obese humanoid entity who could travel at great speed in a craft powered by antlered servants. Once each year, near the winter solstice, this creature is said to descend from the heavens to reward its followers and punish disbelievers with jagged chunks of anthracite.
- But that's legend, Mulder -- a story told by parents to frighten children. Surely you don't believe it?
- Something was here tonight, Scully. Check out the bite marks on this gingerbread man. Whatever tore through this plate of cookies was massive and in a hurry.
- It left crumbs everywhere. And look, Mulder, this milk glass has been completely drained.
- It gorged itself, Scully. It fed without remorse.
- But why would they leave it milk and cookies?
- Appeasement. Tonight is the Eve, and nothing can stop its wilding.
- But if this thing does exist, how did it get in? The doors and windows were locked. There's no sign of forced entry.
- Unless I miss my guess, it came through the fireplace.
- Wait a minute, Mulder. If you're saying some huge creature landed on the roof and came down this chimney, you're crazy. The flue is barely six inches wide. Nothing could get down there.
- But what if it could alter its shape, move in all directions at once?
- You mean, like a bowl full of jelly?
- Exactly. Scully, I've never told anyone this, but when I was a child my home was visited. I saw the creature. It had long white strips of fur surrounding its ruddy, misshapen head. Its bloated torso was red and white. I'll never forget the horror. I turned away, and when I looked back it had somehow taken on the facial features of my father.
- I know what I saw. And that night it read my mind. It brought me a Mr. Potato Head, Scully. IT KNEW THAT I WANTED A MR. POTATO HEAD!
- I'm sorry, Mulder, but you're asking me to disregard the laws of physics. You want me to believe in some supernatural being who soars across the skies and brings gifts to good little girls and boys. Listen to what you're saying. Do you understand the repercussions? If this gets out, they'll close the X-files.
- Scully, listen to me: It knows when you're sleeping. It knows when you're awake.
- But we have no proof.
- Last year, on this exact date, SETI radio telescopes detected bogeys in the airspace over twenty-seven states. The White House ordered a Condition Red.
- But that was a meteor shower.
- Officially. Two days ago, eight prized Scandinavian reindeer vanished from the National Zoo, in Washington, D.C. Nobody - not even the zookeeper was told about it. The government doesn't want people to know about Project Kringle. They fear that if this thing is proved to exist the public will stop spending half its annual income in a holiday shopping frenzy. Retail markets will collapse. Scully, they cannot let the world believe this creature lives. There's too much at stake. They'll do whatever it takes to insure another silent night.
- Mulder, I --
- Sh-h-h. Do you hear what I hear?
- On the roof. It sounds like . . . a clatter.
- The truth is up there. Let's see what's the matter.
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