Fringies - The nickname given to the fans of
Seymour, the host of 1970s Saturday night program FRIGHT NIGHT on KHJ-TV Channel
9 in Los Angeles which featured the worst in horror and sci-fi movies.
Official fans of the show received a "Certificate of Demerit" which read:
"To whom it may
concern...and it won't. This is to certify that (have a friend help you spell
you name) is a member in bad standing in Seymour's Society of FRINGIES. Because
you enjoy such outstanding horror films as Attack of the Mushroom People and
Monster from the Surf etc. & etc. you are truly on the LUNATIC FRINGE and
deserve all the help and recognition you can get. You are an idiot of the very
It was signed "Disrespectfully Seymour, Master of the Macabre, Epitome of
Evil, The Most Sinister Man To Crawl The Face Of The Earth."
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