The X-Files

Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: The officer is called to the victim in the woods and is shown the 2 burn marks on her back. He then proceeds to touch the skin on the burn marks, thus compromising evidence as he isn't wearing gloves. (00:01:40)

Ssiscool Premium member

Eve - S1-E11

Character mistake: Scully gives a description that Eve is driving a Blue Carolla. However in the next scene, Eve is driving a Pontiac, not a Toyota. (00:28:00 - 00:28:51)

Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Character mistake: Mulder asks Scully about "the fourth commandment about obeying the Sabbath, the part when God made heaven and Earth " However, Scully as a Catholic should know that this is the third commandment for Catholics. This is also an indirect indication that Mulder was raised in Jewish religion. (00:09:25)

Chop Luftmysza

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Character mistake: Clyde Bruckman says that the Big Bopper won a coin toss that put him on the plane that crashed and killed him along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. The person who actually won the coin toss was Ritchie Valens.

Travelers - S5-E15

Character mistake: While examining Agent Michel's body, the doctor says to Arthur Dales about "toxology report" instead of "toxicology report." Toxology is the study of archery. (00:26:50)

Drive - S6-E2

Character mistake: Scully continually addresses the senior police officer as "Captain." But he wears sergeant's stripes. As a law enforcement officer continually dealing with other law enforcement officers, Scully is not likely to make this mistake. More likely a failure to match script with costume.

Necrothesp

The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Character mistake: When Kritschgau is testing Mulder's remote viewing capabilities, he tells Mulder that he is at about 5% accuracy. However, Mulder got at least two right and not enough time had passed for him to have had 40 opportunities, so his percentage of accuracy should be higher than five. (00:27:00 - 00:27:45)

Phaneron Premium member

The X-Files mistake picture

Brand X - S7-E18

Character mistake: When Skinner shows up at the Morley Tobacco headquarters with the federal search warrant, the text that appears onscreen misspells Morley as "Morely." (00:29:45)

Phaneron Premium member

Providence (2) - S9-E10

Character mistake: When Josepho meets Agent Scully, he recites to her the passage from the Bible that begins with the phrase: "Behold, a whirlwind came out of the north" Then he asks her if she knew that fragment from the Bible. She answers: "Ephesians." Unfortunately, she is wrong, because this fragment comes from Ezekiel 1:4. (00:30:30)

Chop Luftmysza

Paper Clip (3) - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully enter the abandoned mine through a doorway, the viewer can see at right in the distance a number of people sitting on a wall, and one crouching in front of the wall with what looks like a dog. They are sitting still, but there is still movement there. (00:16:00)

More mistakes in The X-Files

Triangle - S6-E3

Skinner: Use your head Scully. It'll save your ass.
Scully: Save your own ass, sir. You'll save your head along with it.

More quotes from The X-Files
More trivia for The X-Files

Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Question: After blowing up the car, when the NSA guy answers Scully's question, "How the hell do you know my size?" he says, "I know the name of your college boyfriend, your true hair colour, your ATM PIN number." This strongly suggests that red is not her true colour. Therefore, my question is: What is the true colour of Scully's hair?

Chop Luftmysza

Answer: He was being facetious. He doesn't specifically know that information, he was merely giving examples of the types of information he has access to.

Answer: Actress Gillian Anderson's natural hair color is strawberry blonde, which she dyed fiery red. (Although in the revival of the show she wears a wig).

More questions & answers from The X-Files

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.