‘Breaking Bad’ Characters’ Tamer Beginnings (VIDEOS)

In honor of Breaking Bad returning for a fifth season in two days, we found some old clips of all your favorite drug dealers and murderers before they were out on the mean streets of Albuquerque. All of these clips are made better if you imagine that these were the characters’ real lives before the events of Breaking Bad took place.



This is a commercial for Shield soap, in which Walter White (Bryan Cranston) hawks deodorant soap and apparently goes years without realizing that he is dressed as a skunk.

Here is Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a commercial for Corn Pops that works just as well if you imagine that the Corn Pops are meth. Gotta have my pops, yo.

Prior to murdering dudes and just generally being terrifying, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) spent his time chilling with Big Bird.

In this PSA about menstruation, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) goes bowling and is freaked out when he discovers that his girlfriend has gotten her period.

In this suitably Saul-like commercial, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) extolls the virtues of Miller Lite and attempts to engage a horse in debate.

Will you be catching the premiere of Breaking Bad’s fifth season on Sunday? Let us know in the comments!

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