Aaron Paul And Vince Gilligan Will Appear In A 'Breaking Bad'-Themed Episode Of 'Mythbusters'

11.02.12 12 Comments

Back in July Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan expressed interest in having the team from Mythbusters examine the plausibility of some of the show’s notable science-y things, specifically this season’s magnet-based caper. Three months later, he is getting his wish. Sort of.

EW has learned that the Discovery reality series — in which everything from urban legends to Hollywood scenes are scrutinized in the name of science — will put AMC drug drama Breaking Bad under the microscope with an episode that includes appearances by star Aaron Paul and creator Vince Gilligan. “We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile,” says Mythbusters host Adam Savage. “Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now. And when Vince said in an interview that he’d love to see a Mythbusters/Breaking Bad crossover, we reached out to him directly and the response was overwhelming positive.” [EW]

The episode, which is set to air this spring and will presumably feature Aaron Paul saying “WOW!” a lot, will focus on two experiments based on events from the show’s first season, including one about dissolving a body with hydrofluoric acid. Now, I imagine some of you read that last sentence and said to yourself, “Holdonholdonholdon, I thought you said they were gonna do the magnet thing,” to which I would like to reply that I AM GETTING TO THAT JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE. GEEZ.

The Mythbusters gang had actually planned to do a third, but the other two turned out to be so “meaty,” they opted to save it for a possible sequel episode. “There’s easily one more if not a couple more Breaking Bad [inspired] episodes,” says Savage. “Those guys have been so much fun with technology and science that there’s a lot that we could do with them.”


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