Fringe’s Mysterious “Observer” Furthers Myth of Bald Evil and All Around Creepiness
Bald Spotters might have noticed that Michael Cerveris, who plays “Fringe”‘s very own version of “The X-Files”‘ Cigarette Smoking Man as the Bald and otherwordly Observer, has been making the rounds on TV lately. Fox has strategically placed him in the audience of “American Idol” and various sports events (everything from a Yankees game to a NASCAR race) to help bolster interest in the show.
But at what expense?
Now “Fringe” has seen fit to hint that there are even more of these Bald figures who will begin popping up on the show. A recent episode featured a child Observer even creepier than Cerveris.
What joys do we have to look forward to next? Pacey fighting an army of all-powerful, world-conquering Balds?
Whether these Observers end up being forces of evil or impartial supernatural figures has yet to be seen. Either way, this is sure to have a negative impact on Balds everywhere, branding us once again as outsiders — weird, alien-like “others”. Can Jim Crow laws be far behind? (On the bright side, no more long hairs floating in the water fountain!)
Already any Bald unfortunate enough to step into the vicinity of a Fox viewer has likely suffered the indignity of hearing, “Hey, you look just like that creepy guy on “Fringe!” from a hapless Hair.
That more of us will suffer this same fate is as certain as the fact that none of us will wake up tomorrow with bedhead.
Michael Cerveris, you’ve done a disservice to all Balds. You traded our scalps to Rupert Murdoch for thirty pieces of silver and a walk-on in the new Orlando Jones movie. In the immortal words of Billy Zane (a real Bald), “I hope you enjoy your time together!”