Sunday, August 19The Voice of London

Crystal Meth at Smithsonian’s Museum Thanks to Breaking Bad

Two years after its series finale, Breaking Bad still holds it popularity among the public, and it will be an exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Words: Jason John, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess

Series creator Vince Gilligan and cast; Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Dean Norris and RJ Mitte reunited and donated props from the series for everyone to witness in a 2018 exhibition in the culture gallery at Washington.


The donation includes; Walter’s and Jesse’s hazmat suits with gas masks, two bags of Walter’s unique methamphetamine ‘Baby-Blue crystal’, and the notorious black hat that changed Walter into his drug lord alter ego Heisenberg. There are also other iconic items from the series fans will love seeing including the one eyed pink teddy bear that landed in Walter’s swimming pool from the plane crash he unintentionally caused.


Vince Gilligan was amazed to find that the series’ props will be in the museum next to iconic and historical items of American history. “If you had told me there’d be crystal meth in the same museum as the Star-Spangled Banner, Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and Dorothy’s ruby slippers, I’d have told you were using too much of Walter White’s product” he said at the donation.

The series has been ranked the highest rated show in the Guinness World Records 2013. In the UK, the show has amassed a cult following. Several incidents were linked to the show, including a man from England buying ricin poison online that was a plot point in the series, and a Leeds University student drug lord who compared himself to Walter White.

If you still have an undying love for Breaking Bad, why not watch its spin-off, Netflix’s original series Better Call Saul. I highly recommend you watch it for the laughs and drama. And if you’re in the market for any Breaking Bad products, you can buy figurines, T-shirts and merchandise galore at Forbidden Planet in Shaftesbury Avenue, London.