Seinfeld

Before Bryan Cranston shaved his head to play the lead in AMC’s Breaking Bad, he was Jerry’s dentist, Tim Whatley, on Seinfeld. Beyond that bit of casting trivia, the two shows have other similarities.

Heisenberg is the one who knocks; Kramer is the one who never knocks. Walter White turned himself into a meth kingpin by doing the opposite of everything he usually did. George Costanza pioneered that self-management technique and landed himself a job in the front office of the New York Yankees. Jesse Pinkman was a counterculture lowlife who struggled to adapt to social norms; Kramer didn’t even try. Wayne Knight’s Newman was never on Breaking Bad, but you can totally picture Tuco murdering him out in the desert.

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Why point out these connections? Because YouTuber David Elmaleh has envisioned a new Seinfeld finale that creates the perfect segue into Breaking Bad. Sure, some of the splicing is a little rough, but by the end, the two shows dovetail perfectly. Never mind that the shows premiered about 20 years apart and on entirely different networks with entirely different production teams. Quibbling about details like those is like sticking your whole mouth right in the dip. Just take one dip and end it.

Besides, there’s something for everyone here; even if you hate Seinfeld and are tired of endless reruns and Hulu buying it for hundreds of millions of dollars, you get to see the foursome pull a Buddy Holly over Albuquerque.

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