13 'Fringe' Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Your Feelings About Halloween
A lot of conflicting emotions can be summoned on Halloween. There's excitement over getting to wear a costume and generally being allowed to act like a kid again for a day. There's fear over the haunted houses and scary movies that you'll inevitably be subjected to against your will. And there's the eventual regret over the sheer amount of candy you will undoubtedly consume in the course of one glorious night. And I pretty much can't think of a show that better encapsulates all of those feelings than Fox's Fringe .
The well-loved cult sci-fi show conjured plenty of its own emotions over the course of five seasons. It grossed us out, it made us laugh, it scared the crap out of us, and it ultimately made us cry. ("You are my favorite thing, Peter. My very favorite thing" *sobs uncontrollably*) Fringe is definitely the perfect show to marathon on Halloween; but it's also the perfect show to sum up our surfeit of feelings over this most spooky of holidays.
Allow Olivia, Peter, Walter, and the rest of the Fringe team to walk you through the various emotional stages you'll find yourself facing throughout this October 31.
1. When You're Excited About Going Out On All Hallow's Eve
Walter: This is the part of the day that I look forward to the most. When I know there's something bizarre out there, I just don't know what it is. Like a grab bag of disturbing events.
From Season 1, Episode 12: "No Brainer"
2. When You Don't Believe In The Supernatural
Walter: There's no such thing as ghosts.
Peter: That's where you draw the line? Ghosts?
From Season 3, Episode 14: "6B"
3. When You Get Really Into Your Texas Chainsaw Costume
Walter: We're looking for an electric saw. Preferably variable speed with an easily replaceable blade system.
Hardware Store Clerk: What are you cutting, wood?
Walter: Human tissue. Flesh and bone. It's more sinuous than you may expect.
From Season 1, Episode 10: "Safe"
4. When Your Costume Makes For Awkward Flirting
Peter: I've never had a conversation with a dead guy before. Forgive me if I don't know the rules.
From Season 1, Episode 7: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"
5. When Your Costume Involves Unfamiliar Undergarments
William Bell: I understand that this could take some time getting used to. Imagine how I feel, I never knew that a bra was so binding.
From Season 3, Episode 17: "Stowaway"
6. When You're Getting Ready To Go To The Haunted House
Peter: Everybody put on their best straightjacket!
From Season 1, Episode 5: "Power Hungry"
7. When The Candy Is Disappointing
Astrid: They're called "egg sticks."
Peter: Oh my god. What is that, punishment food?
From Season 5, Episode 1: "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11"
8. When You Know Better Than To Trick Or Treat At That One House
Walter: They... they have this horrible pudding here. Butterscotch pudding. [...] It's dreadful.
From Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"
9. When All That Candy Gives You That Unpleasant Feeling
Walter: I feel nauseated.
Peter: Yeah, this is pretty disgusting, even by our standards.
Walter: I'm not talking about the body. I fear I may have broken wind inside my suit.
From Season 3, Episode 12: "Concentrate And Ask Again"
10. When You've Had Too Much Hard Apple Cider
Broyles: There are times when the only choices you have left are bad ones.
From Season 2, Episode 15: "Jacksonville"
11. When You And Your Friends Are At The Peak Of Your Sugar Rush
Olivia: According to Mayan prophecies, a serpent rope will appear in the center of the Milky Way.
Peter: Is that when the world ends or when the aliens arrive?
Astrid: Apparently that's when the celestial ship emerges and a bearded serpent god comes down to bring enlightenment.
Peter: No, actually the celestial ship turns into the serpent god.
From Season 4, Episode 16: "Nothing As It Seems"
12. When You're Finally Ready For Bed
Walter: Tonight, you look under your bed, and lo and behold, you find a monster! And you're immediately eaten. Now, if you hadn't looked for the monster, you wouldn't have found it and you'd still be happy in your bed, instead of being slowly digested in the stomach sac of the creature. But, with any luck, your sister or your brothers might have heard your screams, and your endeavor will serve as a valuable lesson to them.
From Season 2, Episode 12: "What Lies Below"
13. When You're Recovering The Morning After
Walter: I have a terrible headache, and a sudden craving for chicken wings.
From Season 2, Episode 10: "Grey Matters"
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