J. Edgar Hoover Building
Headquarters of the FBI in Washington, D.C., and consequently
home of the intrepid duo Mulder and Scully. The building takes its
name from the FBI's original director, who is credited with making the
initials FBI a potent symbol of US law enforcement. Since The X-Files'
second season Simon Fraser University has stood in for the real J.
Edgar Hoover Building, with the identifying signs replaced with J.
Edgar copies made by the props department. Don't believe
everything you see on TV.
According to The Lone Gunmen's rather subjective investigations into
Cancerman's life, this was the first thing said by Mulder, at the time
one year old. Mulder's father cheerily told a young Cancerman this
when they were both stationed at the Center For Special Warfare in
North Carolina. Cancerman neatly followed this with the rather
extreme tit-for-tat gesture of personally shooting JFK in the same
episode, Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man.
The mythical beast which allegedly attacks people in and around the
New Jersey Woods. When Mulder finally meets her face to face, he
describes her as "beautiful," yet earlier Scully dismisses the stories
as folk tales. Meanwhile, as Mulder puts forward his case that the
creature is merely defending itself, Scully comments "This thing
chewed somebody's arm off! That's not exactly a defensive posture!"
This episode, Jersey Devil, is also significant because (get this!)
Scully has a social life! She's just in the middle of a romantic meal
with Rod when Mulder rudely interrupts - shame that, they were just
about to discuss the nitty gritty of state planning and taxation.