This will make you feel old: it’s been ten years since the first episode of Breaking Bad aired. (While we’re on the topic, it’s also been ten years since Mamma Mia! was released and Slumdog Millionaire won every award going. We’re getting old.)
So, to mark the big anniversary, the show’s stars have taken to Twitter (which was only two years old when BB burst onto the scene) to draw attention to the special occasion.
Aaron Paul – who played Jesse Pinkman in the drama – shared an animated video of the genesis of the characters, led by co-star Bryan Cranston’s Walter White.
10 years ago today Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman decided to start cooking crystal meth. Thank you Vince for coming up with this crazy concept. Here's a quick video of our journeys. Happy 10th anniversary #BreakingBad. https://t.co/2NN4XIKeLV
“10 years ago today Mr White and Jesse Pinkman decided to start cooking crystal meth,” he wrote. “Thank you Vince [Gilligan – the series’ creator] for coming up with this crazy concept.”
To which Cranston replied: “Just thinking about the 6 magical years on BB with our great cat and crew. I miss you all, even those Heisenberg had to kill”.
Yo Bitch! I stole your line, Aaron. But you can "Say my name!" Just thinking about the 6 magical years on BB with our great cast and crew. I miss you all, even those Heisenberg had to kill. Vince, you're a genius and a wonderful human being. Thank you for the ride of our lives! https://t.co/SOWarnwH7X
The government shutdown today comes on the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Breaking Bad, Jan 20, 2008. Coincidence? Or could Heisenberg have something to do with it? Hmmm? Here’s some BB iconography https://t.co/UmVYX67rsR