Breaking Bad Trivia Questions And Answers

Trivia quiz questions about the cable TV show Breaking Bad.


Breaking Bad Trivia Questions And Answers

Who created the TV show “Breaking Bad”?
A: It was created by Vince Gilligan.

Gilligan wanted to create a TV series in which the protagonist became the what?
A: Antagonist.

How does Gilligan define the term "breaking bad"?
A: As "to raise hell".

According to Lily Rothman, the term "breaking bad" is an old phrase which "connotes more “what” than 'raising hell' does?
A: Violence.

The concept for the show emerged as Gilligan was talking with fellow writer Thomas Schnauz regarding their what?
A:  Current unemployment.

Gilligan said that it was difficult to write for Walter White for what reason?
A: Because the character was so dark and morally questionable.

As the series progressed, Gilligan and the writing staff of Breaking Bad made Walter increasingly what?
A: Unsympathetic.


Gilligan was initially discouraged when he learned of what already existing series?
A: Weeds.

How many episodes did the network order for the first season?
A: Nine episodes (including the pilot).

Due to the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike there were only how many episodes produced?
A: Seven.

What location was the initial version of the script set in?
A: Riverside, California.

Why did Sony suggest Albuquerque as the location?
A: Because of the favorable financial conditions offered by the state of New Mexico.

How much did Breaking Bad reportedly cost per episode to produce?
A: $3 million.

In July 2011, Vince Gilligan indicated that he was going to conclude the show at the end of what season?
A: It’s fifth.


On what date did AMC renew the series for a fifth and final season?
A: August 14, 2011.

How many episodes did the final season have?
A: 16 episodes.

Gilligan cast Bryan Cranston for the role of Walter White based on what?
A: He had worked with him in an episode of the science fiction television series The X-Files.

Cranston contributed significantly to the formation and development of the what?
A: Walter White persona.

Cranston has said he was inspired partially by his elderly father for what?
A: How Walter carries himself physically.

How has Aaron Paul described Cranston?
A:  As "a kid trapped in a man's body".

Donna Nelson, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, did what for the show?
A: Checked scripts and provided dialogue.


Donna also drew chemical structures and wrote chemical equations which were used as what?
A: Props.

Jason Wallach of Vice Magazine commended the accuracy of what?
A: The cooking methods presented in the series.

Who is Walter White?
A: A chemistry teacher diagnosed with Stage IIIA lung cancer.

 What does Walter do?
A: He turns to making meth to secure his family's finances.

Walter gains a notorious reputation under what name?
A: Heisenberg.

Who is Skyler White?
A: Walter's wife who was pregnant with their second child prior to his diagnosis.

Who is Jesse Pinkman?
A: Walter's former student, Jesse, a drug dealer who partners up with Walt and makes high-level meth.


Who is Hank Schrader
A:  Marie's husband, Walter and Skyler's brother-in-law and a DEA agent.

Who is Marie Schrader?
A:  Skyler's sister and Hank's kleptomaniac wife.

Who is Walter White, Jr. ?
A: Walter and Skyler's son, who has cerebral palsy.

Who is Saul Goodman?
A: A crooked strip mall lawyer who represents Walt and Jesse.

Who is Gustavo "Gus" Fring?
A: A high level drug distributor who has a cover as an owner of a fast food chain Los Pollos Hermanos.

Who is Mike Ehrmantraut?
A: Works for Gus as an all-purpose cleaner and hitman, and also works for Saul as a private investigator.

Who is Lydia Rodarte-Quayle?
A: A high-ranking employee of Madrigal Electromotive and a former associate of Gus Fring.

Who is Todd Alquist?
A: An employee of Vamonos Pest Control who becomes an associate of Walt and Jesse.