Trivia: If the story in this episode is to be believed, Scully is now completely immortal. Alfred Fellig couldn't die because he had bypassed death - his nurse died in his place. When Scully is all but dead and Fellig grabs death away from her and dies himself, this should leave Scully in the same position as Fellig was before he died - completely immortal.
Trivia: The shot of Tooms going down the chimney to reach his fourth victim was not done by any visual effects. A contortionist named Pepper actually squeezed inside, and then the sounds of bones cracking and snapping were added later. Confirmed by co-executive producer Robert Goodwin.
Trivia: Doug Hutchinson is one of the two actors that played the character of Tooms, a liver eating mutant, in the episodes "Squeeze" and "Tooms." Hutchinson is actually a vegetarian, or was at the time. After filming "Tooms" he sent the liver of an animal to Chris Carter as a thank you for the opportunity to play a character on "X-Files."
Trivia: When Mulder and Scully are in the library, if you look at the newspaper report, above the story of Howard Graves suicide there is an article about a killer who extracts his victims livers and escapes from impossible locations. A reference to Eugene Tooms.
Add timeMr A Mclelland
Trivia: In this episode, if the facts are followed, Scully would live forever because Fennig saw Death instead of her. In the earlier episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (the man who can tell when people are going to die), she asks when she is going to die. He says 'you don't.' Maybe Scully really is intended to live forever.
Trivia: Fletcher says that Saddam Hussein is really a man named John Gillnitz. This is a mix of the names of three of the show's producers: John Shiban, Vince Gilligan, and Frank Spotnitz. There is also a character in the episode "Jump the Shark" named John Gillnitz, and a character in the video game, "The X Files: Resist or Serve" named John Gillnitz.
Trivia: Mulder's experiences during this episode bear an uncanny resemblance to the experience of Christ in The Last Temptation of Christ. Mulder is positioned in a crucifixion pose, with a metal crown of thorns. He enters a dream stage where he is no longer a saviour (pursuing the truth) and can live a normal life - with the woman he loved (as Jesus does with Mary in LToC). Life passes by in jumps, people die. Outside the window the apocalypse is raging and at the end Scully takes the role of Judas in challenging his decision to opt out of his mission.
Add timeJeff Walker
Trivia: According to A. Crowley, the words "Zazas, zazas, nasatanada, zazas" come from some ancient vision: by them Adam was said to have opened the gates of Hell. They are supposed to mean "Open, open, gates of Hell, open" and some claim that it originated in Pagan Europe.
Trivia: In this episode, longtime character actor Sydney Lassick was cast to play Chuck Forsch, an over-sensitive and delusional patient in a psychiatric hospital. Eighteen years earlier, Sydney Lassick played a virtually identical delusional psychiatric patient, Charlie Cheswick, in the Oscar-winning film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975).
Add timeCharles Austin Miller
Trivia: The rock band Filter contributed music to this show, including their hit single "Hey Man Nice Shot" being used in the season 3 episode "D.P.O." as well as appearing on a couple X-Files soundtracks. Filter's lead singer Richard Patrick is the younger brother of Robert Patrick, who would later be cast in this show as Agent John Doggett.
Trivia: Throughout the course of its initial nine-year run, The X-Files had crossovers with 3 other television shows: the short-lived Millennium in the season 7 episode "Millennium," COPS in the season 7 episode "X-COPS" and Homicide: Life on the Street in the season 5 episode "Unusual Suspects." The crossover with Homicide: Life on the Street is especially noteworthy as that show was produced by a different network. The X-Files also had a non-canon crossover with The Simpsons in their season 8 episode "The Springfield Files."
Trivia: The echo effect in the series' theme tune was created purely by accident. Composer Mark Snow created the effect by resting his hand and arm on a keyboard which had an echo effect setting that had accidentally been turned on. Snow was so impressed with the riff that he wrote the theme around it.