When it comes to looks, Harvard once again just doesn’t make the cut. The popular TV series “Fringe” has continued a centuries-long tradition of wishing Harvard looked more like Yale, using shots from Yale’s Old Campus to depict scenes that are supposed to take place at Harvard in the show.
According to the Yale Alumni Magazine, the show used shots of Old Campus, mostly Durfee Hall and Phelps Gate, as well as of Branford College and the outside of the Yale Law School building, and titled them “Harvard University.” The show also staged for Harvard at other universities such as Brooklyn College and the University of Toronto.
Sadly, however, the show moved to Vancouver, Canada for its second season, so the University of British Columbia became the new surrogate Harvard. At least they didn’t have to use Harvard itself.