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Walter Named MTV's Top 50 TV Characters Of 2011

      Email Post       12/08/2011 11:16:00 AM      

Fringe's Walter Bishop was ranked #20 in MTV's Top 50 TV Characters Of 2011:
20. Walter Bishop, "Fringe" If there's another television show featuring a mad scientist who achieves impossible feats of fringe-science lunacy while snacking on double-dipped beer-battered onion rings from Sully's in his Harvard laboratory (where the awesomely named Gene the cow lives), I'm not watching it. And frankly, I don't want to. Walter Bishop is the best man of science on TV since Jack Shephard, and I'm not just saying that because he reminds me way too much of my own weird dad. (Though, seriously, the similarities are eerie and I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm from a parallel universe. That's neither here nor there.) Walter is hilarious, heartbreaking and horrific all in one stroke, thanks to the unparalleled genius of John Noble and the "Fringe" writing staff, and the fact that Dr. Bishop isn't an Emmy-winning character is absolutely beyond me — but hey, he's solved weirder problems in the past. Give the man some time. - Josh Wigler

Head over to MTV's Best Of 2011 to see how other shows ranked.


fringeobsessed said...

Thanks for posting this, Dennis.
Beautifully written.

Reinbeast said...

I like that at least Walter is on this list, since John Noble is completely ignored elsewhere. If this were 1997 I would wish I could reorganize it. But I stopped caring about anything that MTV thinks when they decided music wasn't their thing anymore.

Anonymous said...

I'd have made him number one! But I am glad he is there. Well deserved - a well written character superbly played.


Anonymous said...

What the F ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zepp said...

Walter Bishop, it's a character with a lot of charisma, and highlighted on TV now. All this is due to the excellent and peculiar work that actor John Noble, has developed superbly.

Anonymous said...

Why can't the Walter Bishop character be used as a pitchman for commercials involving science, technology, Red Vines candy, or even Strawberry Poptarts (aka, "Delicious Strawberry Death.") I'm sure when people find out Dr. Bishop is an actual character on a show called Fringe, they'd tune in out of curiosity, and hopefully get hooked. John Noble is one of the greatest unrecognized actors around. It sucks!

fringeobsessed said...

That is true, anon.
Maybe we should all contact the Red Vines people...

tal said...

way dont the fbi give volter a phone?

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