‘Breaking Bad’ exhibition puts Walt’s tighty whities on display

“Breaking Bad,” AMC’s popular drama about a shy chemistry teacher-turned-meth king, has been cooked up into a new exhibition by New York’s Museum of the Moving Image.

“From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad,’” is on view through Oct. 27, about a month after the show’s final episode is set to air.

The exhibit, like the series, takes much of its inspiration from the arc of Walter White, a role that has earned Bryan Cranston three consecutive best actor Emmys.


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The 15,000-square-foot show includes Walt’s tighty whities from the first episode, as well as the singed Teddy bear that marks Walt’s descent into his ruthless Heisenberg persona.

The museum show lays out colors, clothing and props, which act as visual clues for fans to make sense of the series’ five twisting seasons, curator Barbara Miller said in a release.

Opened in 1981, the museum in Astoria, Queens, houses 130,000 artifacts from TV and film, from pre-cinema optical toys to 21st-century digital technology.