It's been more than a month, and everyone is still talking about the conclusion to
In this ending, which should be seen as more of a well-produced gag and not a legitimate alternate vision,
Cranston's former "Malcolm In the Middle" costar,
If this premise sounds familiar, it's because the scene is a direct homage to one of the most famous sitcom endings of all time. The final scene of "Newhart," the CBS comedy series starring Bob Newhart as a Vermont innkeeper, revealed the entire series to be a dream inside the head of Newhart's other famous sitcom character, Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley from his series "The Bob Newhart Show," which ran from 1972 to 1978.
The "Newhart" ending was a homage to an infamous "It was all a dream" resolution to a cliffhanger on the prime-time soap
This alternate "Breaking Bad" finale takes the reality twisting one step further by revealing Heisenberg's distinctive porkpie hat sitting next to Hal's bed, making us wonder just which reality is the real reality. It's all a very "Matrix-y" conclusion to the series.
The scene was intended as a special bonus on the upcoming "Breaking Bad: The Complete Series" DVD box set and
But that doesn't mean the clip is gone forever. It can still be viewed here on Buzzfeed.