First off this post and the related video contains a whole wad of spoilers for the Emmy award winning drama series Breaking Bad. So if you haven’t watched the show or are currently behind in catching up to the finale:
DO NOT READ ON OR WATCH THE VIDEO!
A bright spark by the name of Bonnie Rose has expertly put together a fantastic video, (above), which suggests, with evidence, that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan may have actually based the entire series on the Marty Robbins’s song El Paso, which was featured in the final episode for the series entitled Felina.
Rose explains on her Vimeo page:
When Stephen Colbert talked to Vince Gilligan about the song El Paso used in the season finale of Breaking Bad, he asked if Felina was Jesse or the blue meth, and Vince basically said Felina was the blue meth.. Viewed that way, the song El Paso matches up with not only the scene it was used in and the season finale, but the entire series. Or at least I was able to shoehorn it all in, I have no idea if this is how the creators meant any of this. So I put together the rest of it, just the way I saw it, to the whole song before and after the actual scene from the finale.
Confused? Just sit back and watch as song lyrics melt perfectly into the entire plot of Breaking Bad.