Fringe: Season 2, Episode 20

Brown Betty (29 Apr. 2010)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
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While Walter deals with some very upsetting news, he tells Olivia's niece, Ella, a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Agent Broyles.

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While Walter deals with some very upsetting news, he tells Olivia's niece, Ella, a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Agent Broyles. Written by FOX Publicity

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Interestingly, during this musical episode, the two regular cast members of Fringe (2008) who have the most Broadway musical experience do not ever sing. Blair Brown (Nina) has had singing roles in Broadway productions of "The Threepenny Opera" and "Cabaret." And Michael Cerveris (The Observer/September) is better-known as a Broadway leading man than as a television or film actor; he has had lead roles in Broadway musicals such as "The Who's Tommy," "Titanic," "Assassins," "Sweeney Todd," and "Lovemusik;" was nominated for Tonys for all but one of these; and won a Tony for "Assassins." See more »

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During one scene where Olivia visits Nina, there is a Windows logo on the back of a flat screen monitor. The time period this episode often portrays would have been before Windows existed. However, this is all part of Walters "noir" story, where characters also use mobile communication devices. See more »

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Ella: Don't you know? All good stories start with "Once upon a time" and end with "Happily Ever After"
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References Top Secret! (1984) See more »

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Performed by Jasika Nicole
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Ed Kleban
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Just horrible...
12 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was just horrifying to me as a huge fan of this show. If I hadn't bought the DVDs, I would have quit watching the series. It is that bad. The break from the storyline and universe just shatters your ability to suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the series...permanently. I cannot fathom why someone would produce such a cinematic abortion, but they should lose their job. The whole time I was watching I kept thinking "oh my God, Fringe has jumped the shark." As if that was not enough, they also have to go to the ridiculous and unnecessary extreme of showing Walter smoking a bong. As if the constant verbal references to his drug use wasn't already quite enough? That scene added no value and just served to alienate a huge number of viewers. This episode was just horrible. Unworthy of what otherwise has been a remarkable and innovative show.


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