The last episode of Breaking Bad, a beloved dramedy about an unhip dad who takes an edgy new job to impress his teenage son, airs tonight. To commemorate such, we're celebrating the show's actors, who were so crackerjack at playing engrossing sociopaths that a lot of their past roles now look really damn funny.
Take Bryan Cranston. Before he lived in a ziggurat made out of Emmys, the future Walter White paid the bills starring in Preparation H and Atari commercials and voicing monsters on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
In Japan, the Breaking Bad finale will be edited to literally reflect the theme "Walter White turns into a monster."
But Cranston was on Malcolm in the Middle for years, so it's not impossible to mentally disentangle him from Heisenberg's pork pie hat. But how about the rest of the cast? Well, it's a little bit harder.
5 Gus Fring Was Big Bird's Camp Counselor
On Breaking Bad, Giancarlo Esposito played Gustavo Fring, a polite and amiable drug kingpin who rewarded incompetence with stab wounds. So it's chilling to see Esposito as Mickey, Big Bird's incredibly patient camp counselor in a few 1982 episodes of Sesame Street.