Alternate ‘Breaking Bad’ Ending Revives ‘Malcolm’

A playful alternate ending of Breaking Bad serials popped up on the Web, only to be pulled from YouTube by Sony Pictures, citing copyright infringement.

An alternate ending available on the ‘Breaking Bad: The Complete Series’ DVD box set re-imagines the iconic last scene as just as a vivid dream of Hal from the popular Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, played by Cranston from 2000 to 2006. The clip appeared on YouTube early on Sunday, until it was removed by Sony Pictures Tv, citing copyright infringement. Photo: YouTube

An alternate ending for “Breaking Bad” starring Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston has leaked and it is amazing.

Actually, earlier this year when asked to name his favorite creative this-is-how-it-all-ends theory, Cranston told EW,  “The one that gets around the most is he goes into the witness protection program and that is the start of Malcolm in the Middle. He goes into the witness protection program, his family is splintered, remarries and then begins Malcolm in the Middle.”

And his version is pretty close to a goofy satiric “alternate ending,” posted on YouTube over the weekend and had already drawn more than 800,000 views as of Sunday morning, until it was removed by Sony Pictures, citing copyright infringement.

The ending, which appears on the Breaking Bad: The Complete Series DVD box set, re-imagines the series’ last scene as a dream of Hal from the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, played by Bad star Bryan Cranston from 2000 to 2006.

In the clip, Hal wakes up and recounts the nightmare to his wife, Lois, played by Jane Kaczmarek.

“I just had the scariest dream!” Hal tells his wife, Lois, after waking up in terror. “I was this meth dealer. I was this world-class chemist, and I cooked and I sold this ultra-pure methamphetamine!”

“I told you not to eat those deep-fried Twinkies,” says Lois. She also laughs at the notion he could cook anything. He tells her that in his dream he was married to a “tall beautiful blond.” “Keep dreaming,” she says.

His hilarious account, including describing Hank Schrader as the guy from The Shield, was a lighthearted alternative to the dark conclusion of the award-winning series.

“This other little guy who was a waif–man child,” Hal tells his wife. “Kid who always looked like he was wearing his brother’s clothes.”

Though he’s probably referring to Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), the description could easily be mistaken for Malcolm, his own son on the show played by Frankie Muniz.

Hal acts agitated through most of the 3:40 video and Lois tries to calm him down. “You grow a beard,” she says, “and suddenly you think you’re Osama bin Laden.”

At the end, however, Hal starts to get a different look, like maybe he enjoyed this dream. He starts to make the same under-the-sheets sex move that his Walter White character made on Anna Gunn’s Skyler White in an early “Breaking Bad” scene. Kaczmarek tells him to cut it out, she’s trying to get some sleep.

He turns off the light and says, “Goodnight, Skyler,” as the camera pans to a chair next to the bed, where Walter White’s black Heisenberg hat is sitting.

The scene is lifted from Newhart’s finale, which is praised as one of the most memorable in television history, when Bob Newhart wakes up as his former character from The Bob Newhart Show.

Kaczmarek was spotted on the “Breaking Bad” set and inspired a ton of rumors about a possible guest appearance. She arranged a set visit for her son, George, during the final days of filming “Breaking Bad” and a fake Twitter account sparked rumors of a guest appearance, reports the Huff Post.

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