Breaking Bad put together an “alternate ending” that got leaked online and promptly pulled. I have “alternate” in quotes because I don’t think this was ever meant to be a serious ending. Basically, they pulled a Newhart. If you have no idea what that means, it means that Bryan Cranston‘s character, Walter White, was dreaming the whole series, and that when he woke up, he was Hal, his character from Malcolm In The Middle. In case you missed it, here’s a more detailed description from USA Today:
In the clip, Hal wakes up and recounts the nightmare to his wife, Lois, played by Jane Kaczmarek. He says that he dreamed he was bald, had a hot blonde wife and cooked meth. He described Dean Norris’ Hank Schrader as “look(ing) like the guy from The Shield,” and Aaron Paul‘s Jesse as “a little guy, a waif, a man-child, (a) kid who always looked like he was wearing his older brother’s clothes.”
After Hal goes back to sleep, the camera pans out to show a black porkpie hat that’s in the bedroom. It is, indeed, quite similar to the one Heisenberg wears.
It sounds a million times funnier than the Jesse Pinkman/Obama SNL skit.
Guys, I miss Breaking Bad. Anyone else?