Walter White is The Big Bad Wolf

by rickblaineusa

The Chicken Man’s fate was similar.

Last night’s premiere of s.5 of Breaking Bad featured Larry Hankin as a junk-yard dealer. Coincidentally, in the mid-80s, Mr. Hankin also dealt junk to the Big Bad Wolf:

(The Hulu clip won’t work in some browsers, so you can also see it here on YouTube at 9:00.)

There’s no way that Vince Gilligan didn’t know about Mr. Man. Breaking Bad is outrageously smart and clever, but this might be the most deeply embedded joke it’s played so far. If you didn’t know before: Walter White is now the Big Bad Wolf. (And the Big Bad Wolf is Jeff Goldblum.)