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:
1. 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.
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.
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 (2005).
- (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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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?'"