Fringe First Look: Best Walter Promo Ever?

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Need proof that Fringe scene-stealer John Noble has given birth to one of TV’s most delightfully unhinged mad scientists ever? Look no further than the following promo, featuring a collection of the best “Walterisms” from the show’s first four seasons.

Press PLAY below to watch the two-mimnute clip, which made its debut Sunday afternoon at Fringe‘s WonderCon panel, and then hit the comments with an answer to the question posed in the headline.


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Comments (73)

  • yep! i think this could be the best walter promo ever!

    Comment by emy26 – March 18, 2012 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best. Trailer. Ever. Period.

    Comment by Polly – March 18, 2012 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree!

      Comment by Suzanne – March 18, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Double Agree!

        Comment by Sharon – March 19, 2012 03:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Triple Agree!

          Comment by Olga – March 19, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Quadruple agree!

            Comment by John – March 19, 2012 08:36 PM PDT  
  • BRILLIANT reel. FOX can’t cancel this. Vagenda! LOVE IT!

    Comment by Bob Genghis Khan – March 18, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Could Fringe be any more spectacular? Need some more Peter/Olivia scoop Michael!

    Comment by BonesFringeFan – March 18, 2012 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everything about fringe is AWESOME

    Comment by dessy – March 18, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE WALTER!

    Comment by Taryn – March 18, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very good, but missing the CLASSIC Walter line:

    “We’re trying to plug a hole in the universe, what are YOU doing here?”

    Comment by mizenkay – March 18, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “He fell right into her Vagenda!” “I’m sure agent Dunham knows what a penis looks like.” Walter is the best!

    Comment by anna – March 18, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble. Emmy. NOW!

    Comment by Karen – March 18, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 100% seconded.

      Comment by kirads09@hotmail.com – March 18, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A million times yes!

      Comment by Christine – March 18, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve been saying that since the 6th episode…

      Comment by Tarc – March 18, 2012 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • John Noble. multiple Emmys. NOW!

      Comment by Polly – March 19, 2012 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This should be the reel he submits for consideration.

      Comment by Meg – March 19, 2012 03:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, yes and YES! He’s brilliant.

      Comment by Annika – March 19, 2012 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think I say that during every episode. It’s a crime he hasn’t been nominated yet, let alone winning!!

      Comment by meli2917 – March 19, 2012 08:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yup, that was the best Walter video. Fringe is the best.

    Comment by Sasha – March 18, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If you end up breaking the universe, this time it’s on YOUR head! — I <3 Walter!

    Comment by AbbyJo – March 18, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noble deserves an EMMY, indeed! Walter is the best!

    Comment by Vanbrazil – March 18, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is the best! They cannot cancel it. I adore Walter. John Noble is Emmy worthy! Kudos to the Fringe team!

    Comment by Cathy – March 18, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha! Walter really is the best. Vagenda! Classic.

    Comment by Ainav – March 18, 2012 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The writers are genius, Noble is amazing, the series is fantastic, I don´t understand the low ratings and I dont´t understand how Fox even think about cancel it.

    Comment by Aiina – March 18, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are you still posting flash videos? There’s absolutely no reason to in this day and age when there are myriad ways of delivering non-flash video. You do realize people on tablets and mobiles can’t see it, I hope. This is a relatively new site. You should know better.

    Comment by Jessica – March 18, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • completely agree! I’m so aggravated by sites that actually still embed w/ flash in this day & age.

      Comment by Essam – March 18, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t know what your talking about because I just tried it on my phone and it worked perfectly. You need to get better techs then.

      Comment by Danielle – March 18, 2012 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you mean cheaper techs. While some android phone support flash video, all apple devices and quite a few android tablets don’t, and never will. Because flash is dead. Just host the damn things on YouTube or vimeo. it’s actually easier to do.

        Comment by Jessica – March 18, 2012 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Can’t do that, because then those who can’t get access to YouTube or vimeo would complain.

          Comment by Meg – March 19, 2012 03:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this show!!

    Comment by Austin – March 18, 2012 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My fellow Fringe fans:can any of you even imagine anyone else playing Peter’s father? My lord-the amount of nuance in his performance/performances on Fringe is amazing!! As Walternet he is good,but,as good ole Walter Bishop-WOW!!! It is almost as if John Noble was born to play this role/roles. His acting would put many of today’s “actors” to shame. His acting would run circles around so many “actors” of today . Just one question/s: When the f#*k is this man going to be nominated & win a very well-deserved emmy award?!?! My fellow Fringe fans( & I know you’re out there) here’s looking forward to a well-deserved fifth season of one the best programs on television-In this or any universe. Thank you.

    Comment by jennifer – March 18, 2012 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally. Best Walter Trailer/Fringe trailer ever!!

    Comment by Paula – March 18, 2012 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter’s great
    He’s not mad at all, but intelligent thinking outside the box and not limiting himself to the conventional, making him a very good scientist and thinker.
    Still, he’d need an editor for publication

    Comment by barbara – March 18, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Granted, selecting the best “Walterisms” is a difficult, challenging task for anyone. But why no “Strawberry flavored death”?!

    Comment by Matt – March 18, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was waiting for that one too!

      Comment by Emily – March 19, 2012 12:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Haha I was waiting for that one too!!! That’s one of my favorite Walter lines and I haven’t quite been able to enjoy a strawberry pop-tart sinse.

      Comment by Megan – March 19, 2012 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Tell her to go…” Haha, my favourite one.

    Comment by Olivia – March 18, 2012 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yup, best Walter promo ever!

    Comment by Justin – March 18, 2012 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was great. :)

    Comment by panda – March 19, 2012 12:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will forever love that vagenda line.

    Comment by Sally – March 19, 2012 01:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG, that was awesome…John Noble is brilliant as Walter!

    Comment by MikeH – March 19, 2012 04:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter is the best ever and so is the promo.

    Comment by EE – March 19, 2012 04:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter Bishop: one of the greatest TV characters ever to grace the screen.

    Comment by Amanda – March 19, 2012 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “I just pissed myself… just a squirt.”
    “I’m sure Agent Dunham know what a PENIS looks like!”
    “…he fell right into her vagenda!”
    These are my favorites.
    Oh, but look, there are other unforgettable Walterisms, like the “Delicious, Straaaaaawberry Flavoured DEATH”, and the “…I just got an erection *while looking at a partially naked Olivia*” ones.
    These will forever live in my heart, no matter what happens to FRINGE.
    (Of course if someone removes pieces of my brain, then I will forget them, but ah, well.)

    Comment by Kacsa – March 19, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG, He is the most nauseatingly wonderful & somehow disgusting man ever! I remember hearing him say ‘nipple’ once and that was just the first of many words that I don’t ever need to hear him say again. Best promo ever? Probably, but somehow, all those Walterisms at once makes me very nauseous and I think I may need to go see my friends Huey & Bert!

    Comment by Charlii – March 19, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yup! Great to see the inclusion of the Walter naked with the bear slippers suprising Olivia clip. That was hysterical when it originally aired. Olivia’s reaction was priceless! Love Walter!

    Comment by DanM – March 19, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually a quote on my Facebook page: Fine! If you end up breaking the universe, this time it’s on your head!
    ~Walter Bishop

    Comment by Michele – March 19, 2012 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With each line, I kept thinking, “That’s the best one…no wait, that’s the best one…”. LOVE LOVE LOVE Walter Bishop and love Fringe!

    Comment by JoAnne – March 19, 2012 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter’s the man, and this trailer is boss. I was just hoping they’d include his “Kirk out!” bit from “Making Angels”; that was so random it had me rolling.

    Comment by Chief Oddball – March 19, 2012 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My favorite of all time was a Walter / Peter combo… Peter mentioned something about ghosts and Walter said “There are no such thing as ghosts.”
    Peter replies “That’s where you draw the line? Ghosts?”

    And if you don’t laugh at this one then you missed out. Walter: “…do you have any mints?”

    Comment by Rob Spendlove – March 19, 2012 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How could anyone watch that and then not want to see the whole show???

    Comment by Babagranny – March 19, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved it – but they left out my favorite, spoken to Atrid: “Everybody poops, dear.”

    Comment by LostLurker – March 19, 2012 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t believe Jersey Shore has already been renewed but Fringe is still on the bubble … just not right …

    Comment by StevenD – March 19, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Absolutely agree !! Walterisms all the way through !! Loved it !!

    Comment by 4xgurl – March 19, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg I soooo love Walter!!!!! John Noble is simply superb!!!!! Damn those saucy Aussie’s…please Lord don’t ever let them off Walter… he is the heart and soul of this show..some of the things they have come out of his mouthare amazing..lol vagenda…too much I tell u!!!! <3.

    Comment by Evelyn Braman – March 20, 2012 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a complete crime that John Noble has been denied an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his fantastic portrayal of Walter Bishop. All of this material in this promo is just a teaser of some of his fantastic work he’s done for “Fringe”, and the Academy should be ashamed for denying him what he rightfully deserves!

    Comment by Andrew Cowen – March 20, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best character of any show <3 walter

    Comment by winters – March 21, 2012 11:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • good video, thanks, and i agree too.

    Comment by fortier fleur (@flowermam111) – March 25, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These are great – but I always get a charge to hear what new name he is going to give Astrid. Cracks me up!

    Comment by stephen – April 21, 2012 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!

    Comment by Lisa – March 19, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally agree. Loved it!

    Comment by Hufflepuff65 – March 19, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Freakin’ awesome!

    Comment by Rimona – March 19, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited for Friday, i have a date night with Fringe!!!! hurry up Friday!!!

    Comment by diana miller – March 19, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was waiting for the car seats…”They warm your ass.”

    Comment by Tallulah – March 19, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Even though he’s having a serious breakdown at the moment, “strawberry-flavored death!” is one of my favorite Walter lines. I was totally waiting for it!

    Comment by Lime – March 19, 2012 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The low ratings are unfortunately obvious.

    Fringe is a good show. It appeals to baby-boomers,gen-x, gen-y. When these guys see a show that they like and never want to miss an episode of, they Tivo or DVR it.

    Unfortunately this means it doesn’t get a full count in the ratings.
    The best most watched shows end up cancelled because people record them and fast forward the commercials.

    Comment by Dan Silverstein – March 19, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummmm your comment “flash is dead” is rather silly. Youtube IS flash. Youtube just also tends to provide ways to see their raw video in other formats, for handheld devices that don’t support flash.

    Comment by Diz – March 19, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • И я.. И я.. И я того же мнениЯ))

    Comment by Катя – March 19, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!

    Comment by Ruth Norton – March 19, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had never seen Fringe until a couple weeks ago (i watch mostly news and sports) but had bought season won on Black Friday 2010 and frgot about it. Now I love it, but it doesn’t help the ratings at all if I just buy all the seasons and watch them comercial-free at my leisure. TV studios need to factor in all the secondary markets the same way movie studios do to determine the value of a franchise. Despite poor ratings I bet the people at the original Star Trek wish they had a few more seasons in their catalog.

    Comment by Roger – March 29, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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