Trying to decide how to prepare for the upcoming fifth season premiere of Breaking Bad? You have a few options: You can either a) take part in AMC's marathon of all previous seasons, b) convert the basement of your commercial laundry facility into a state-of-the-art meth super lab, or c) enjoy some great fan art mashups. For those who choose the last option, we've collected our favorites below.
Breaking Bad and the Muppets
It's funny just imagining what this show would be like if Jesse and Walt were played by Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew. Funny until you imagine Bunsen Honeydew as a desperate, meth-producing cancer patient with questionable morals
then it's also a little depressing.
Breaking Bad and Beavis and Butt-head
This mashup is great if for no other reason than because it raises the concept of Butt-head as an overworked high school chemistry teacher. Also because Jesse kind of IS Beavis.
Breaking Bad and Family Matters
As the widely-accepted rule goes: add Urkel and hilarity ensues. Breaking Bad
fan Jeremy Hyler
proves this once again with this excellent Family Matters
mashup. Extra points to Hyler for including the TGIF
Breaking Bad and Calvin and Hobbes
What an unexpected and early 2000-ish twist it would be if Walt turned out to be nothing more than a figment of Jesse's imagination, a-la Hobbes to Calvin. Sure, that would render the whole series entirely nonsensical in exchange for a cheap overused plot device, but I bet it would get a lot of chatter on the twitters.
Breaking Bad and Indiana Jones
If there's one piece of Breaking Bad
mashup art that actually inspires a movie, I really hope it's this one. Breaking Bad
is already pretty intense; combine that with a little human sacrifice, child slavery, and voodoo doll black magic, and you have what I can only assume would be the best movie ever.
Breaking Bad and TwilightBreaking Bad
might be a favorite of the critics, but if it wants to capture that coveted tween demographic the writers might want to consider taking a cue from this mashup poster and adding a little more sexy vampire fantasy romance. Or at least some green fog kids can't get enough of that stuff.
Breaking Bad and Batman
This mashup was designed by the talented Jeff Matsuda
, and it imagines Walt and Jesse as two of history's other famous meth-dealing antiheros Batman and Robin. Those guys were meth dealers, right?
Breaking Bad and The Simpsons
Ned Flanders is a perfect candidate for a Breaking Bad
mashup. He looks vaguely Walter White-esque, and he was the proud owner of an RV
, just like Walt. He also looks surprisingly natural holding a gun in his tighty whities.
Breaking Bad and The Simpsons (in video form)
Edited by Samuel Kim
, this mashup shows us what a Breaking Bad
teaser would look like if the cast was comprised of Simpsons
characters. (SPOILER ALERT
: it looks like a Breaking Bad
teaser, if the cast was comprised of Simpsons
characters.) Also, it's hilarious.
Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones
The clever people at wheeeeeeee.com (that's eight "e"s) took the season 5 Breaking Bad
promo posters and created a mashup that will be sure to excite both Game of Thrones
fans and bald-men-on-spiky-chairs-surrounded-by-stacks-of-money fetishists.
Breaking Bad and Mad Men
The production company Hey Look a Monster
put together this cool Breaking Bad
meets Mad Men
opening credits sequence. You should probably take a screen shot at :20 as the character plummets past the enormous Bob Odenkirk face and make this your desktop background. (You're welcome.)
Breaking Bad and Parks and Recreation
The Tumblr Parks and Meth
is devoted exclusively to Breaking Bad
Parks and Recreation
mashups, matching the images of one to quotes from the other. It's not quite The Wizard of Oz syncing up with Dark Side of the Moon
, but there are some funny parallels there.
Breaking Bad and Sesame StreetJon Defreest's
Heisenbird is both a mashup and a pun! (Heisenberg, Heisenbird. Get it? They sound similar.) In any case, it's possibly one of the better Breaking Bad
mashups in recent history, probably.
Breaking Bad and Super Mario Bros.
This is my personal favorite of the Breaking Bad
mashups partially because I've logged more than my share of Mario hours, but more so because of that masterful use of a Mario Koopa Troopa with Tortuga (Danny Trejo)'s bloody head on it. In a video game. For children.
Breaking Bad and Half-Life 2
Not only does The Oatmeal
combine Breaking Bad
and Half-Life 2 to comedic effect, it also teaches an important life lesson in the process: there's really no situation that doesn't call for the response "GATORADE
Breaking Bad and Dexter's Laboratory
If there were ever two shows that deserved a mashup, it's Breaking Bad
and Dexter's Laboratory
. After all, Walter/Dexter is constantly saying the equivalent of "You are stuuuupid! You are stuuuuuupid!" to Jesse/Dee Dee every episode.
Breaking Bad and Hip-Hop
Hey, you know that Breaking Bad mashup you've been working on with Dave Porter, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nasty Ways, PANTyRAID and Santigold? Already been done!
Breaking Bad and more Muppets
Lastly it's another Muppet mashup. This is great and all, but more importantly I've completed my lifelong dream of creating a numbered list that both starts and ends by talking about Dr. Bunsen Honeydew being a meth dealer. Count it!