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Walterisms: 15 Very Best Walter Bishop Quotes

By on June 30, 2011

What do you get when you mix a brilliant scientist with LSD, comfort food and a dead body?  15 of the very best Walter Bishop quotes from Fox’s hit show Fringe, of course.  To celebrate John Noble’s recent Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series we have compiled a collection of the very best non-sequiturs, brain-disconnects and wacky observations from Fringe Division’s top scientist. And here they are in reverse order. Which one’s your favorite?

15.  To Peter over the phone: “Hello, Peter. This is me…your father….Walter Bishop.” (pilot episode)

14.  “Fauxlivia ruined U2 for all of us.” (Reciprocity)

13.  “Once you are given the order to put on the headphones, do not remove them under any circumstances. If you do, you may die a gruesome and horrible death. Thank you for your attention and have a nice day.” (Of Human Action)

12. “When I mentioned that the poison would kill me within the hour, did either of you happen to notice the time?” (Unleashed)

11.  “Excellent. Let’s make some LSD.” (pilot episode)

10.  “Why would anyone kill a scientist?  What did we ever do?” (Concentrate and Ask Again)

9. “I’m bored. No cadavers at this crime scene. Or food.” (Of Human Action)

8.  “Well, we’re all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours.” (Night of Desirable Objects)

7.  To a security guard who asks if he is Walter Bishop – “Yes. And I’m perfectly sane.”  (Grey Matters)

6. “I just got an erection. Oh, fear not. It’s nothing to do with your state of undress. I just simply need to urinate.” (The Dreamscape)

5. “Everybody poops, dear.” (Os)

4  “This is exciting. You think the FBI will ever give me a gun?” (Of Human Action)

3.  “Peter! Peter! They said I can ride in the back with the body. Can I?” (A New Day in the Old Town)

2. “Where’s the fire? I always loved that expression, which is curious, since my lab assistant was killed in a fire.” (Bad Dreams)

And our number one favorite …

1.  “She tricked my son with her carnal manipulations and he fell right into her vagenda.” (Entrada)


  1. starlady

    July 2, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Walter has the best lines! I love this character.

  2. TJinLOCA

    July 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I also loved this one, from The Cure:

    “To understand what happened at the diner, we use Mr. Papaya. This is upsetting because he is the friendliest of fruits.”