Sony Spoils The Fun Again: Takes Down Alternate Breaking Bad, Malcolm In The Middle Ending
from the of-course-they'd-do-that dept
Over the five seasons that the show Breaking Bad ran, it became increasingly common for people to joke about how it was really a very differently toned sequel to the comedy Malcolm in the Middle, which also starred Bryan Cranston. At times Cranston and the creators of the Breaking Bad had even cracked a few jokes about the supposed “coincidences” between the two very, very different shows. However, over the weekend a video clip was released showing a potential “alternate ending” to Breaking Bad, in which Cranston’s wakes up in bed with his wife from Malcolm and admits that Breaking Bad was all just a dream. It’s an amusing little clip that the Breaking Bad crew included on the DVD release of the series. And the video got everyone talking about it.
So, of course, Sony Pictures had to issue a takedown on the YouTube clip. Because, apparently, no one is allowed to have any fun until they pay Sony.
Spoiler alert: this doesn’t make anyone more interested in buying the DVD. It just pisses people off.