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Do You Remember Those Times When Breaking Bad Paralleled Malcolm In The Middle?

Besides taking place in the Southwest and showing Bryan Cranston's willingness to walk around in underwear, Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad both had a few interesting similarities. Some of the similarities are below. Others are dirty lies. Can you tell the fact from fiction?

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  1. Similar to Walter White, Hal Wilkerson has a cancer scare.

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    True.

    In episode 3.6, Hal has a biopsy which might result in cancer. Unlike Walter White, Hal's results came back negative.

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  2. Reese throws a party while his parents are away. Francis' friends invite meth makers who turn his garage into a meth lab.

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    True.

    In episode 4.18, Dewey thwarts the meth makers by using a secret weapon: telling their mothers.

    True. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via FOX
  3. Lois takes a second job at a carwash to help fund Dewey's music camp. On her fourth day of work, the owner dies. He leaves the carwash to Lois just to spite his wife.

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    False.

    Psych! That never happened.

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    Via AMC
  4. Like Saul Goodman, Francis' male lawyer pretends to be his own female secretary when answering the phone.

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    True.

    This happens in episode 3.1. Both lawyers do the imitation to make themselves seem important. It's all good, man.

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    Via FOX
  5. Walter White was a victim of intellectual theft with Grey Matter. Hal was also a victim of intellectual theft.

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    True.

    In episode 2.6, Jack Keneally "stole" Hal's idea of how the improve the efficiency by 4% on the R8 698.

    True. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via AMC
  6. When Hal is arrested by the FBI, he receives assistance from a man who only has six months to live. The man offers help because wants to "make things right."

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    True.

    Much like Walter White wanting to make things right after his diagnosis, the unnamed man wants to clear his conscience. He offers to help when Hal is falsely accused of conspiracy to commit fraud by a coworker in episode 5.21.

    True. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via FOX
  7. When Dewey's Scout leader elopes, Hal agrees to temporarily lead the group. Hal scolds the boys for breaking Lois' grandmother's plate, so they tie him to a column in the basement using their experience in tying knots.

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    False.

    They don't even have a basement (I think).

    False. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via AMC
  8. Reese wins a cell phone from a raffle ticket that he stole from a Krelboyne. After realizing he has no one to call, he markets the cell to his classmates charging "five bucks a call." When not in use, he hides the phone in the art room’s ceiling.

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    False.

    It would have been a good scheme though.

    False. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via AMC
  9. Craig Feldspar resorts to a Hector Salimanca "Once for no. Twice for yes," form of communication after falling off a roof.

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    True.

    In episode 3.13 Craig falls off of a roof while trying to install a satellite. Craig then temporarily resorts to blinking to communicate.

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    Via AMC
  10. When Reese accidentally kills Grandma Ida's parrot Phyl, Hal and the boys destroy the body in acid.

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    False.

    That would probably be too graphic for Fox - probably.

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    Via AMC
  11. While attending the Burning Man Festival, Reese accidentally burns down the family's RV.

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    True.

    This happens in episode 7.1. Both Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad have a habit of destroying RVs and cars.

    True. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via FOX
  12. Lois and Malcolm take a bonding road trip. When they arrive in a small town, they argue about whether to go to Burger Queen or Las Pollos Hermanas.

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    False.

    There would be no argument as far as Lois is concerned.

    False. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via AMC
  13. Reese becomes a cheerleader to get closer to a cheerleader that he likes. Against Malcolm's warnings, Reese gives her a bouquet of Lilies of the Valley because her name is Lily.

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    False.

    He didn't give her ricin either.

    False. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via FOX

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