Breaking Bad is a television drama starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a chemistry teacher who, when diagnosed with terminal cancer, turns to making methamphetamine to provide for his family. White is such a pro with such superior knowledge in chemistry that he unwittingly creates the most pure product ever. From the beginning of the show's run in 2008, the program was an instant success with a loyal and ever-growing fan base.
With the final half of the last season premiering in August 2013, we thought it would be good to take a look at some of the funniest web memes, gifs, and parody videos to arise from the Breaking Bad juggernaut. Because after all, just because the subject matter is as dark as dark can be (involving drug addicts, murder, and other scary themes), doesn't mean the good people of the internet won't find a way to crack jokes about it. That's just what we do here, isn't it?
The merry pranksters at humor site Funny Or Die have been all over Breaking Bad since the start, featuring spoof videos, images, and comedy articles based on the series. Some of our favorites include "Breaking Bad As A Sitcom," their Seinfeld spoof, "Pinkman," "Breaking Bad Featuring Justin Bieber," and "Breaking Bad Spin-Offs We'd Like To See." Click on over to Funny Or Die when you've got a few hours to spare; you'll need plenty of time to look through all the good stuff!
Animated Gifs are one of the greatest gifts the internet could give the humor community! These 3-4 second images are looped to look like moving photos like something out of Harry Potter. There are a lot of sites that offer funny animated gifs taken from Breaking Bad episodes, (including Funny Or Die, above), but we also like the dedicated Tumblr blog, "Breaking Bad Gif." While most of these gifs are just serious clips lifted from the show, there are also some very funny fan mash-ups and animations that are worth checking out.
Mental Floss is a fun website (and quarterly magazine) that promises to sharpen your wits while entertaining you with interesting facts, quizzes, and other content. The site put together a great list of forty awesome tributes to Breaking Bad, including Lego characters, paper dolls, paintings, figurines, crochet work, and tons more arts and crafts-inspired fan gear. This list definitely showcases the creativity of this show's fans!
Don't forget to tune in to the final season of Breaking Bad on August 11, 2013. Maybe you'll be inspired to create your own animated gifs, memes, spoof videos, or lovely crocheted meth lab cozy!
For more funny stuff based on dark dramas, check out this article on Game of Thrones humor, this list of funny Game of Thrones parody videos, and with this gallery of the best Game of Thrones memes. After all, just because a television show or movie has serious subject matter, doesn't mean the internet won't find a way to make it hilarious.