As of yesterday, there were 54 days left until Breaking Bad's glorious return to our sad, blue lives. Fifty-four is also the number of episodes of Breaking Bad has aired up to this point, which can only mean one thing: Megan Draper is dead. OK, two things: Megan Draper is dead and, jeez, only 54 episodes? Feels like 59 to me.
Breaking Bad pre-season hype will soon turn into a deafening roar — no complaints here; there's never too much Hank Schrader — but we're still in the calm before the storm caused by a bomb strapped to a wheelchair, so every interview and teaser feels like a gift from the Pink Bear in the Sky him/herself. Last night, Bryan Cranston took part in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit where he answered questions about being Bryan Cranston and why it's awesome being Bryan Cranston, all while raising money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which, in his words, "has helped recover more than 183,000 missing children." He's still the best.
"Wow. How about breaking in the middle? Season 15."
My husband told you that he’s been trying to get his big brother (also sitting with us) to watch your show for months, and that he still hadn’t. Then you said, in a menacing, methodical voice (aka Heisenberg), “Your brother’s a pussy.”
"Did your brother finally start watching the show or does he still have a vagina?
Edit: not that having a vagina is a bad thing. It just needs to be with the appropriate person."
"That presumes I haven't already."
"Haha! I wish I could comment but I'm in negotiations to represent those brands. See them in a JC Penney's catalogue soon."
"Bob is a f*cking liar. I have a job opening for him."
"Anything tall and thick looks like a penis to him."
"Breaking Bad ended the way Vince Gilligan wanted it to... which is exactly what I wanted."
"Well, I would have patted myself on the back but I was holding a pizza. Yeah, I did it in one try. It was a real pizza (a super xtra large) and very heavy. I just got lucky and it landed in the right place on the very first try so we let it be that way."
"There was a guy who was hit by a crane and killed instantly. I couldn't stop laughing."
That might be the darkest answer I've ever seen on an AMA. I love it.
"Heisenberg. Call him "Little Berg."
Edit: If you can't go that far, then Walter sounds nice. And if it's a boy..."
"Now? I don't know. But I thought about being a police man when I was younger. I was pretty close to becoming one too but in college I took some acting classes and I found that the girls were much prettier there than in police science."
"How is the Stig, I wonder? I did see Sammy's monologue and I'm going to be making one of my own from one of his monologues at some point to help with the Alzheimer's research and finding the cure. I sympathize with him because my mother also had Alzheimer's and it's a horrible disease but he found a very interesting way to bring attention to it.
In a way I'm sad to see it go but in another way I'm so proud of it. To me it's like retiring after winning the Super Bowl."
"All-time favorite tv show is Breaking Bad, I don't know if you guys have heard of it before. When you say The Godfather, everybody says "oh The Godfather", but it was really remarkable. I loved The Andy Griffith show for its simplicity and warmth, but I also love Louis for its sardonic humor. My favorite food is typically what I am eating at the time. But if I had to chose one, I'd have to go Italian. How can you not love pasta?"
"First of all Mr. Pickles. Thanks for pointing out our age difference... you little sh*t. Speaking of that, no he doesn't flush. And further more I think Walt is just misunderstood. He's a lovely person."
"Ha! You know there are many ways to teach people and you just have to find your own way end to stimulate the minds of young people. This was a ruse Walt designed way back when... "someday I'll pretend to be making Crystal method, get him to be my partner. Yessss, that's it.""