FOX places Fringe’s “Observer” at live televised events
The expressionless man — who looks like a Blue Man Group star, without the paint — has been spotted in the audience of “American Idol,” on the sidelines at an NFL divisional playoff game, a Yankees game and a NASCAR race — all live events broadcast on the network.
“Fringe” fans have quickly identified the man as the Observer, an enigmatic character who plays a part in the show’s mythology.
He’s never identified, and the sports announcers or “Idol” stars never acknowledge his presence onscreen. And that’s the point, as Fox continues to roll out a mysterious viral marketing campaign meant to equal the character’s shadowy ways.