From Heisenberg to Old Yeller, and everything in between -- our guide to the series' many pop culture references
In season 5's ''Rabid Dog,'' Walt has everyone looking for Jesse, which results in Kuby bugging Skinny Pete and Badger's apartment only to report the pair aren't exactly a threat: ''For three hours, all [Badger] talked about was something called Babylon 5.''
Vince Gilligan chose Badfinger's 1971 rocker to close out the series and represent Walt's love for the blue meth on which he built an empire. In Bad's final moments, lead singer Pete Ham crooned, ''Guess I got what I deserved'' as Walt lovingly caressed a cooker before settling on the floor as his life drained away.
The Big Heat
As the DEA tears through Mike's house in ''Say My Name,'' Mike calmly continues watching this 1953 film.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
When Gus goes to visit Hector Salamanca in ''Crawl Space,'' the bell-ringing uncle keeps his eyes on the television, where 1958's Best Picture Oscar winner plays.
Famous for making Hollywood Westerns in the 1950s, Boetticher could easily have inspired Vince Gilligan's desert shots. And let's not forget Boetticher was also Gale's last name. (R.I.P.)
Todd finally fills his uncle in on the train heist he completed with Walt and Jesse, during which Todd's leap from a train is compared to a similar Burt Reynolds stunt in 1978's Hooper.
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