After FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully filed an X-File involving aliens in 1998, an Assistant Director believed it was akin to something out of Men in Black, which he thought was a very good movie. Despite his interest in aliens, Mulder had not seen the film. (TXF: "The Beginning")
When Morris Fletcher asked John Doggett and Monica Reyes why they had never heard of the men in black, Doggett told him he had seen the movie. Fletcher thought Men in Black had "a lot of technical inaccuracies". (TXF: "Jump the Shark")
- In reality, Tony Shalhoub also starred in Men in Black, alongside lead actors Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, but information from The X-Files, Millennium and The Lone Gunmen only establishes that Tommy Lee Jones starred in the movie.