Most Hilarious Breaking Bad Moments

The funniest moments in Breaking Bad come from the side-characters, strange character quirks, and a piece of pasta.

By Jessica Goudreault | Published

Breaking Bad has gone down in history as one of the greatest shows ever created. The same fans who were instantly hooked by the emotional story of Walter White’s battle with cancer eventually grew to despise the corrupted drug lord he became. Throughout the dark and twisted series, there were moments of levity and humor, and we’ve ranked the top eight most hilarious moments.

8. Walt And Jesse’s First Cook (Season 1, Episode 1)

In the first episode of Breaking Bad, we see how Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) and his drug-dealing partner Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul) create their perfect crystal meth.

The scene takes place in the show’s classic RV, with Walt wearing his whitey tighties as Jesse records him and tells him to “work it” for the camera. The two mix up chemicals to create a new artform, and Walt is there to save Jesse when his concoction accidentally bubbles over. It’s one of the more light-hearted cooking sessions we see, unlike those in the later seasons.

7. Tuco’s Grill (Season 2, Episode 2)

The feud between Walt and Tuco Salamanca is one to be remembered from Breaking Bad. There are a few funny moments between the two of them, like when Walt and Jesse attempt to poison Tuco’s burrito and fail miserably. One of the best scenes is when Walt unexpectedly blows up Tuco’s hideout with a fulminated mercury explosive.

No one, especially Tuco, was expecting the nerdy chemist to be a real threat, but Walt proved him wrong in this scene. After the explosion, Walt refers to the explosion as “a little tweak of chemistry,” that leaves everyone completely stunned.

6. Skinny Pete And Badger’s Comedic Moments

Breaking Bad has lots of minor characters who appear throughout the TV series, including Jesse’s drug-dealing friends Skinny Pete and Badger. The two idiotic yet lovable friends offer up plenty of hilarious one-liners and quirky banter that gives the show a well-rounded comedic element.

During one scene, Badger tells a drug dealer his name, to which Skinny Pete tells him not to give his real name, even though Badger is obviously just a nickname. In another scene, Jesse, Badger, and Skinny Pete spread the word about their new crystal meth in a meeting for recovering addicts, which is as funny as it is terrible.

5. Pizza On The Roof (Season 3, Episode 2)

As Walt becomes a better and better drug lord, he becomes a worse and worse husband and father. During this scene, he tries to make amends with his estranged wife, Skylar, by bringing pizza home to the family. When Skylar shuts down his attempt at reconciliation and closes the door in his face, Walt frustratedly throws the pizza, and it lands on the roof.

This scene is funny on its own, but it’s even more funny when you find out that the pizza wasn’t even supposed to land on the roof. Bryan Cranston just happened to chuck it the right way, and even surprised himself when it made it all the way up there. In real life, the people who bought the White’s house in Albuquerque had to put a gate around their home because people kept throwing pizzas on their roof.

4. Saul Goodman’s Comedic Moments

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The sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) is a fan-favorite character on Breaking Bad, partly because he’s so naturally charismatic and has his own type of charm, but he also brings a lot of humor to the show. Even his name is funny, if pronounced the right way, it sounds like, “It’s all good, man.”

In one episode, he cleverly avoids getting killed by Walt and Jesse by hilariously deflecting the attention towards their friend Badger, saying that the drug dealer will “sing like Celine Dion” when he goes to prison. And at one point, Saul Goodman comically tries to use jellybeans to explain to Skylar (a professional bookkeeper) how money laundering works.

3. Walt’s “Fly” Obsession (Season 3, Episode 10)

The “Fly” episode is one of the most controversial episodes of Breaking Bad, with some fans saying it’s a pointless filler episode about a literal fly while others pick up on how the fly symbolizes Walt’s descent into madness. Whichever way you view the episode, there is plenty of dark humor in it.

It’s funny that Walt goes to such extremes over the “contamination” by closing off the lab and cranking up the ventilation and air pressure. Jesse goes into a panic when he hears the word contamination but is relieved when he finds out it’s just a fly. In this episode, Walt even makes a homemade fly-catching device that Jesse calls a “flysaver.”

2. Hank’s Mineral Collection (Season 5, Episode 5)

While Walt’s brother-in-law Hank is injured and bedridden, he becomes obsessed with collecting minerals. It’s a hobby that sounds almost as fun as stamp collecting. Everyone around him, including his wife (who keeps calling the minerals rocks), finds it comedically boring.

During one scene in the fifth season of Breaking Bad, Hank tells Walt and Walt Jr. all about his minerals, and Walt Jr. asks him why the manganese mineral is pink. As Hank tries to explain it, Walt steps in to give an overly elaborate reasoning, which is clearly a funny nod to his days as a chemistry teacher and as a drug lord.

1. “Magnets, Bitch!” (Season 5, Episode 1)

There are few catchphrases as great as Jesse’s “Bitch!” phrase which he uses over 50 times throughout Breaking Bad. One of the most iconic times he uses the catchphrase is when he gets super excited about the use of powerful magnets, exclaiming, “Yeah, Bitch! Magnets! Oh!” It’s sure to make you crack up every time you watch it.

The drug dealing team successfully uses the magnet to destroy evidence at a police station. When Walt gets too cocky with the magnets, they end up destroying their truck. As the two use a different car to escape, Jesse shouts out another “Yeah, Bitch!” as they drive away.