Some of the best characters in books and television are crazy – zany, off the wall, batnuts crazy! These characters are vivid, bright and leap off the page or the screen. They are not often the center of the story, but they dominate their time center stage, stage left, stage right and from time to time – even behind the scenes.
So who are these crazy kooks that I love so much?
Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe
Say what you want about the show Fringe (Fringe: The Complete First Season) and I can say plenty, Walter Bishop is one of the best reasons to watch it. He doesn’t begin to think in the same wavelength as the people around him. Yes, he spent 17 years in St. Claire’s Mental Hospital and has even had portions of his brain excised, but he delights in exploring the limits of science and beyond – and he keeps a cow in his laboratory so he can have fresh milk.
Who are your favorite crazies?