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Spongebob is the danger in Breaking Sponge

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?

Who is the one who knocks?

The answer to all three of these questions would appear to be SpongeBob SquarePants, thanks to a mashup by YouTube user Runningflannel. By combining three of the best known and most chilling Heisenberg scenes from Breaking Bad with the otherwise delightful animated show, Runningflannel has created a dark world where Bikini Bottom is awash in assassinations, familial strife, and vast quantities of methamphetamines.


The dubbing shows just how powerful Bryan Cranston’s delivery of the intense dialogue can be as it remains threatening even when coming from the mouth of an anthropomorphic sponge. Breaking Sponge proves how easy it is to subvert something gleeful like SpongeBob SquarePants while underscoring the lingering lure of the dearly missed AMC show.

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