Larry David's made a career out of finding humor in the awkward, but he's never been as awkward as the the most uncomfortable moments on Breaking Bad. And yet showrunner Vince Gilligan and his writers and directors manage to find the jokes in that dark territory. In the aftermath of a plane crash where many are killed and even more traumatized? Breaking Bad's got a joke for that. An agonizingly tense dinner between two couples who couldn't be more at odds, who are practically ready to go to war? Bring on the table-side guac.
These are but a few examples of the stunning tonal shifts AMC's hit drama pulls off with aplomb. For a show with such a brutal body count, it's damn funny. Of course, even the funniest of moments on the show feel bittersweet now. This Sunday it all ends. After 10:15 p.m. on September 29th, there will be no more new Breaking Bad. We will have finished the tale of Walter White.
As we approach the climax, it's the perfect time to look at Breaking Bad's Funniest Moments.