You’ve undoubtedly seen or at least heard of the hit t.v. series, Breaking Bad, which tells the story of a science-teacher-turned-meth-dealer in contemporary New Mexico. Walter White, the show’s protagonist, discovers he has terminal lung cancer at the beginning of the show and decides to produce and sell methamphetamine as a way of raising money for his family before his inevitable death. He encounters drug dealers, crooked policemen, addicts, and more, all with plenty of blood and morbid humor along the way.
Blood and drugs may be the golden ticket for prime-time television, but does this sound like an appropriate premise for a middle school musical? Regardless, that’s exactly what these middle schoolers did (with the help of internet comedy duo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal.) This musical recap of seasons 1-5 of Breaking Bad conspicuously mask the whole meth aspect by saying Walter is cooking “blue candy”. But we have to assume the kids know the real premise of the show, and that fact might make their parody somewhat troubling (though certainly entertaining!).
What do you think of this middle school Breaking Bad parody? Is the content too adult for their young minds, or is it good to get them thinking and talking about these issues at a young age? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!