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09.29.13

The 9 Best ‘Breaking Bad’ Parodies: Jimmy Fallon, Lana Del Rey, Bill Nye, More

The celebrated AMC series ‘Breaking Bad’ is coming to an end tonight. In honor of one of the greatest television shows ever, watch the best parodies of ‘Breaking Bad,’ from Jimmy Fallon’s 13-minute epic to a ‘Downton Abbey’ mash-up courtesy of Stephen Colbert.

Joking Bad

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On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the titular host created far and away the most ambitious parody of Breaking Bad—a 13-minute epic titled “Joking Bad,” featuring Fallon, in bald-cap and goatee, channeling his inner Walter White and becoming lord of an underground joke-dealing operation. Real-life Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk join Fallon in the hilarious sketch.

Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical

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Created by viral video gurus Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal—better known as ‘Rhett & Link’—the latest in their Middle School Musical series features a gang of actual middle school-aged children singing a recap of Breaking Bad’s first five seasons.

“Breaking Bad Sadness” (Lana Del Rey x Breaking Bad)

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Written and produced by comedian Beth Crosby, his witty parody song contains Breaking Bad lyrics set to Lana Del Rey’s ballad “Summertime Sadness,” and contains lines like, “When you’re not on my TV set, I want my ricin cigarette.”

Bill Nye Breaks Bad

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Ever imagine what Breaking Bad would be like if chemistry teacher-cum-meth kingpin Walter White was replaced by TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy? CollegeHumor has your fix.

“We Are Never Ever Gonna Cook Together”

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This musical parody, created by Israel Curtis and Eddie King of Somakat.com, sees the duo assume the guises of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman and recap their saga—set to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Breaking Bad as An ABC Sitcom

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The gang from Funny Or Die created this very funny parody reimagining AMC’s dark meth saga Breaking Bad as a hokey ABC sitcom. It is spot-on.

Breaking Abbey

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Even Stephen Colbert got into the mix, airing this parody of Breaking Bad on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report that saw the worlds of Downton Abbey and Breaking Bad collide.

The Simpsons

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Fox’s The Simpson’s got into the parody game as well, crafting this cupcake-making montage that parodied the notorious meth-making montage on Breaking Bad. Like the original, the animated version is set to the tune of Tommy James & the Shondells’ “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” 

LEGO Breaking Bad

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This ingenious sketch envisions Breaking Bad as a LEGO video game where you can choose your own adventure. The attention to detail is astonishing.