Despite having gone off the air almost a decade ago, Breaking Bad is having a moment again. Firstly, due to the return of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to their respective roles in the final season of Better Call Saul. Secondly, Breaking Bad never stopped being great. And today, we have a different way for you to get your Breaking Bad fix and it involves Mario Kart. YouTube channel Chiptuner has created a tribute video to the seminal series. It hilariously shows Walter White and Jesse Pinkman racing each other in a version of Breaking Bad Mario Kart Wii. Who will win this race? Well, you’ll have to watch the video below to find out.
Thanks to some very creative editing skills, the video uses footage from the beloved video game and showcases Walt and Jesse racing down the track known as Rainbow Road. Sadly, we’re not likely to ever see an actual video game based on Breaking Bad. This, despite the fact that series creator Vince Gilligan has tried to get one made in the past. The original idea was for something in the vein of Grand Theft Auto. But now, that ship has sailed. This Mario Kart Wii video above is probably the closest we’re ever going to get.
Although Walt and Jesse’s video game future might be dim, at least they recently got a pair of bronze statues in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This decision was not without controversy, as many people felt that glorifying two drug dealers with a statue was maybe a step too far. But the truth is that both are fictional characters. And Breaking Bad’s production brought a lot of money and attention to the city of Albuquerque. On that level, you can see why they’d be happy to honor those two in bronze. But a statue is still not as cool as a race on the Rainbow Road.