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I was wasting time on the internet (like I do pretty much 24/7) and came across a few things I didn't know about the series "Breaking Bad". I like useless trivia and figured you might too. So here, trivia to waste your time on and yes, I'm totally obsessed with a show that no longer exist:
But for the writers' strike in the first season, Aaron Paul
's Jesse Pinkman would have been written out by the 9th episode. During the hiatus caused by the strike, creator Vince Gilligan
reconsidered and, impressed by Paul's portrayal of Jesse, decided to reinstate the character.
2. When characters on the show are smoking meth, they are actually smoking sugar or rock candy but do not inhale.
3. In the beginning of each episode, the chemical formula C10H15N along with the number 149.24 and the word "Meth" can be seen just before the title Breaking Bad appears. C10H15N is the formula for methamphetamine, which has the molecular weight of 149.24.
4. While pitching the show to Bryan Cranston
, Vince Gilligan
told him he wanted to start off with a nerdy Mr. Chips type character and transform him into Scarface by the end of the show.
5. In 2005, after Showtime, TNT and HBO rejected the initial pitch for "Breaking Bad" FX stepped in and immediately began development on the pilot, but eventually passed on the project in favor of the Courteney Cox show "Dirt" in a bid to draw more female viewers. According to Vince Gilligan, HBO showed no interest even on the pitch and TNT loved the idea, but said that they couldn't air a show with a crystal meth dealer as the central character.
6. Raymond Cruz
's Tuco Salamanca would have been retained for the entire run of season 2 if Cruz hadn't landed a major role on the TV series The Closer
- (Personally, I'm so so so glad they killed him quick. I fucking hated him. He was the scariest character I've ever seen on any show. Fuck Tuco and his couch!!!
7. After watching Season 5, Episode 14 — “Ozymandias” — George R.R. Martin
called Walter White a bigger monster than anyone in Game of Thrones
and vowed to “do something about that” in his next book.
8. Due to the success of the show, some drug dealers have actually started adding blue dye
to their crystal meth in an effort to “brand” their product.
9. According to Anna Gunn, who played Skyler White, Cranston cried for 15 minutes
after filming the scene in which Walt let Jesse’s girlfriend Jane Margolis die.
10. In a scene that Vince Gilligan called a “one-in-a-million shot,” Bryan Cranston managed to throw the pizza onto the roof in the very first take
for this now-iconic moment.
11. The makeup and visual effects team
from AMC’s other hit show The Walking Dead
were drafted in to help with the scene in Season 4 episode “Face Off”, during which half of Gus’ face is blown off.
is a real website.
13. As well as being an anagram of “finale,” some have pointed out
that Felina can be split up into Fe Li Na — the chemical symbols for Iron, Lithium, and Sodium. Or in other words: Blood, meth, and tears.
14. When Walt's former business partners offer to pay for his cancer treatments, Walt declines. This was a pivotal moment for the writers in understanding this character they'd created, because Walt made a defining choice: He'd rather become a drug kingpin than accept what he considered charity.
15. It was a 2004 conversation with Thomas Schnauz that led Gilligan to the idea for "Breaking Bad." "Neither of us were working, and we were like two 70-year-old men who like to complain about the world," Schnauz told the New York Times Magazine
. "And somehow we spun off into the idea of driving around in a mobile lab, cooking meth. It was a joke and not something I would have ever thought about again. But a couple days later, Vince called back and said, 'Remember we were talking about that mobile lab and meth? Do you mind if I run with that?'"