The One with "Manhatan"

Friday, November 26, 2010

I was watching Fringe - my new favorite obsession - the other day. The show is X-Files done J.J. Abrams style (he's one of the geniuses behind LOST. What's not to love?) Whenever they're at a new location it says so. Like this:
Wait. Um. Hello? That's not how you spell "Manhatan." It's got two t's. MANHATTAN. How did this get through so many people? Haha. Makes me laugh. But in all seriousness, this show is siiiiiick. I'm obsessed. I can't WAIT 'til tomorrow when Mr. Mail Man brings me season 2 disc 6 via netflix. Gimme gimme gimme!

EDITED TO ADD: Looks like Manhatan was mispelled on purpose - it's an "Easter Egg" if you will: "Many people have noticed that in the opening sequence of the Fringe episode Jacksonville, the city of Manhattan is misspelled "Manhatan". Could this really be just a typo? Not a chance. This was the first hint that the opening scene started out in the alternate universe!

There are other odd things that could have been a tip-off: the strange reaction to seeing coffee (perhaps due to the "blight" mentioned in Grey Matters), and the blueprints for a "new" Pentagon.

Ted Pratchet can be seen wearing a wedding ring though out the scene, and we learn later that our Ted Pratchet was never married. And just for fun, there was even a photo of the Twin Towers on the wall of the office."

So I take it all back and love the show even more for it cuz it was on purpose!!


  1. I am obsessed with Fringe Peter!! Anyways, is this screen shot from a scene in the alternate universe? I thought I saw that Manhatan was spelled differently there.

  2. Thanks for the tip Sabrina! I googled "Manhatan Fringe" and came across an AWESOME website - - and it explains so much and I'm even more in love with this show!!


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