Monday, November 30, 2009

“The world didn't end.”

"No, it didn't."

After much debating and thought, I have finished composing my list of my top 25 x files episodes. Here are 25-11.

25. Requiem - I remember watching this episode when it aired, and trying in vain to tell all of my friends about it. I was in 8th grade and it was finals week. hah. I still think this should have been the series finale.

24. The Field Where I Died -

Mulder - “Dana, if, um, early in the four years we've been working together an event occurred that suggested or somebody told you that we've been friends together in other lifetimes always - would it have changed some of the ways we've looked at one another?”

Scully - “Even if I knew for certain, I wouldn't change a thing. Well, maybe that flukeman thing. I could've lived without that just fine.”

23. Tempus Fugit / Max – I don’t know why this isn’t higher on my list. Some of my favorite dialog between scully and mulder are in this episode:

SCULLY: Mulder... you have never remembered my birthday in the four years I've known you.

MULDER: That's the way I like to celebrate them...It's every four years, it's like dog years that way.

SCULLY: Dog years? Thank you.

MULDER: You're welcome. Oh, I got something for you.

SCULLY: Oh, you've got to be kidding me.

MULDER: It's just something that reminded me of you.

SCULLY: What, an alien implant?

MULDER: Two, actually. I made them into earrings.

22. All Souls - “Science only teaches us how, not why.”

21. Unruhe – There’s one reason I love this episode: HOWLERZ!! Hah I loved how mad scully gets when investigating Jerry… also I love Jerry’s crazy eyes.

20. Pusher/ Kitsunegari – Robert Modell is one of my favorite villains in the series. I would not want to get caught in a game of Russian Roulette with that guy.

19. Chinga – This Stephen King-written episode is probably one of my most watched episodes. I hate dolls, and the hokey pokey because of this. I remember being so scared when I watched it when I was younger.

18. Hollywood A.D. – Sometimes I just love the lighthearted episodes.

MULDER: (on phone) How about Richard Gere?

WAYNE FEDERMAN: (on phone) Ho! Yeah, okay. Uh, seriously. What if I said to you the name "Garry Shandling"?

MULDER: (on phone) Wayne, you're breaking up. It sounded like you said "Garry Shandling."

17. Irresistible/Orison - I love how affected by these cases Scully is. I think Donnie Pfaster is one of the creepiest villains on the x files. There's a great shot of him in his room with all the flowers from funerals. I love when scully is on the phone with mulder, and she says "anyway, you could use my help out there." and then he says "always"

16. Oubliette – I’ve always thought that some of the best x files are the ones where the case is very personal to mulder and scully. This one is a great Mulder episode. Also I think Lucy Householder is one of the best guest actors on the Show.

15. Triangle “You saved the world Scully.” “Yeah, you're right. I did.” This is a just a very highly entertaining episode to me. Besides all of the great acting and wonderful plot, the technical side of this episode amazes me. I also love the Wizard of Oz reference near the end when Mulder wakes up.

14. Paper Hearts - Another very personal one to Mulder. I really loved the character John Lee Roche.

13. Millenium - “The world didn't end.” “No, it didn't.” I remember the first time I saw this episode. I had been watching the show every week for about 4 years. Finally they kissed. And the world didn’t end. Apart from the ending, I love pretty much everything about this episode. A gunfight with zombies in the basement can’t be bad? Can it?

12. Our Town – This is just an episode that has always entertained me, ever since I watched it as a kid.

11. The Anasazi/The Blessing Way/Paper Clip – I love everything about this trilogy. It answers a few questions in the series, but then just opens up even more. The CSM is great in these, I especially love his “BURN IT” line at the end of the Anasazi when Mulder is trapped in the boxcar. Another thing that I always love is the Native American culture in these episodes. I think that these are probably my favorite season enders and starters. Although Talitha Cumi and Herrenvolk, and The End and the Beginning are all good. However, I don’t care as much for Biogenesis and The Sixth Ex (stink) tions.

That’s it for now. 10-1 are going to be coming soon.


  1. oh jon. oh jon. these are so very good.

  2. i also agree about some of the best x files being very personal to them... i loved that you wrote that. :D

  3. geeeeez, when did this blog change its name to saniel bonder's own personal x-files page? Where's lance clark, lets get him to weigh in.

  4. paco.
    that is a rude dude thing to say about Lance Clark. There are 3 of us (me, jon and jim) who have decided to make our top xfiles. and you know what, this list is important to me. and so is this blog. i thought those two could combine to make beautiful list love.

    tell me i still can hold on to that dream... cause ih ave 10 more to list. :)

  5. I agree with everyone except Paco, which usually never happens, but is happening this time. Beautiful list love has happened here.

    I will be making a list also... maybe a list about Lance Clark, even though I don't really know him.

  6. Of course you can do as you will, despite vanillawafer (man how long since you heard that one eh andrew?) foolishly choosing to disagree with me. I'm planning on putting up a few lists of my own that no one else cares about or perhaps knows about. I apologize for my rudeness but not for my noncaring about the xfilesness. But you can make as many xfiles lists as you want.

    However, as the official designer of the sweet saber-on-basketball-fabric-background header for this blog I will not tolerate any lance clark list posts.

  7. Also in interest of being anal and for easy archive search ability, please try to put what kind of list your are posting in your post title and put you witty remarks either after that or in the body of the post. You don't have to do that but it will make it much easier to search through the archives later.


    Instead of "Did you guys know I love jumping?" as a title and then a post about top 10 dads on tv. Please put either "Top Ten Dads on TV" or Top Ten Dads on TV: Do you guys know that I love jumping" or something like that. Then in the body you can put whatevers.

    We mostly did a good job of that last year let's try it again this yar! yaaarrrr! Thanks.

  8. Geez Paco. When did you start loving rules so much? I changed the subtitle of the blog to address your new attitude towards uniformity.

  9. Rules rule!, and anyway it doesn't say anywhere that you "have" to do that. its not a rule its a pleasant suggestion. I have also added an important addendum to your new subtitle change to let people know your true nature.


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