Monday, August 26, 2013

Trading in Derivatives: Musing about Breaking Bad (or, "Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?")

Just a thought and hopefully not a spoiler (my prognosticational abilities being unusually suspect).

Quentin Tarantino is known for homages and borrowings (or to some minds, perhaps even plargiarism). For example, the use of names in Reservoir Dogs such a Mr. White and Mr. Pink was "borrowed" from the original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

So, the question I raise here is, should we take away anything from the ending of Reservoir Dogs (and who is left standing at the end) in conjecturing (and probably reaching a wildly incorrect conclusion) as to how Breaking Bad ends? We have a Mr. White (who is frequently called exactly that) and we have a Mr. Pink(man).

Since we are missing Mr. Blonde, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blue, etc., perhaps this is nothing more than the McGuffin.

Oh, I'm wondering if there's a Little Green Bag or a Blue Swede (performers of "Hooked on a Feeling") anywhere in Breaking Bad?

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