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If you’re still catching up on Breaking Bad with daily marathon viewings, and you haven’t watched the finale yet, then this is not the story for you, as there are spoilers present below. Go ahead and click away now, and don’t bother clicking on the buffer video below either, since it also contains spoilers. For everybody else, though, this is a pretty sweet little video from Toonsmyth Productions that mashes up Breaking Bad with Looney Tunes, with a little bit of Dexter thrown in for good measure.
Have all the stragglers gone away? Good. Let’s talk about one of the coolest fan tributes I’ve ever seen, and also one of the most maudlin. For an edition of the Albuquerque Journal, hometown newspaper of one Walter White, David Layman and members of the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” pitched in and paid for an obituary for the most conflicted former chemistry teacher in television history. Layman was actually on set back when the series first started, so you know he’s been in it for the long run. Check out the newspaper page below, with the actual obituary beneath it.
The finale certainly moved a lot of people, around 10.3 million live viewers to be more exact, and while it ended the way so many of us thought it might, there was still a lack of closure in seeing Walt dying all alone on that floor, surrounded by his obsession/love. Well, an obituary certainly brings closure, though it’s such a dark one. Luckily, it isn’t a long-winded depressing affair.
For one, they say his name, er, call him Heisenberg. And they describe his work as an empire and credit him as being a co-founder of Gray Matter, as it should be. (Go sit on it, Gretchen and Elliot.) I could spit every time I hear the name “Flynn,” but I’m sure he would have called the newspaper to complain if they hadn’t gotten it right.
Perhaps the nicest and most honorable part about this obit is that it invites people to make donations to drug abuse prevention charities, in lieu of flowers of course. It’s a nice way to both help a person out and spit in the face of a deceased southwestern drug lord.
What I really want to know is, why doesn’t Todd get an obituary? He was such a nice guy…