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?
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?
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?
Gilligan was initially discouraged when he learned of what
already existing series?
How many episodes did the network order for the first
A: Nine episodes (including the pilot).
Due to the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike there
were only how many episodes produced?
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
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
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?
Jason Wallach of Vice Magazine commended the accuracy of
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?
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.