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2013 was a pretty incredible year for television [as if there aren’t years of incredible television], but I found it very fun to go back and take a look at the best episodes of the year.  Although Fall television is still pretty fresh in my head, I found a lot of joy in going back into Spring 2013 television to recall how great some of those episode were.  Below, I’ve compiled the television shows and their corresponding episodes to go back and relive some of the greatest television episodes of 2013.

Minor spoilers below.

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It’s not an immediate surprise that the Simpsons paves the way for a lot of great pop culture moments.  I stumbled upon this obscure Simpsons clip where Homer stumbles upon the grave of Walt Whitman and begins to start kicking and yelling at it.  Now I’ve barely seen a complete episode of the Simpsons, so I have no idea what the context of this clip is.  But what I did make a connection with is the top rated Youtube comments.  Surprisingly this is a Breaking Bad related clip, so hit the more button to explain/discuss the hilarity of this clip with many Breaking Bad SPOILERS.

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Mike Erhmentraut has been trending on the internet lately because of his sheer awesomeness.  He was involved in a few unforgettable moments in season 5 of Breaking Bad, and has therefore spawned an amazing commercial that plays on the “Be Like Mike” campaign that revolved around Michael Jordan so many years ago.  An upbeat tune of being “Like Mike” has a different connotation to it because the original campaign wanted you to be like the awesome and inspiring basketball player, while this version aspires you to be a fixer and cold-blooded murderer.  Check out the original Like Mike commercial below and beware because the above video contains massive spoilers.

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The mid-season finale of Breaking Bad was done over a month ago and I’m still feeling the aftershocks of it.  I found this sweet video that chronicles the change of Walter White’s character throughout all the seasons.  Naturally, a brush of nostalgic and spine chilling air swept over me as the music tuned in with the perfect moments created an unforgettable 8 minutes.  Before I posted this video, I literally watched this video at least once a week for the cheap thrills.  Breaking Bad is just so good because of it’s complexity and underlying themes.  It’s so much more than a guy cooking some meth and getting tangled into drug rings.  An ace Youtube commenter marked minute as the ‘death’ of Walter White.  Well at least the metaphorical death, whereas the rest of the series he’s essentially full blown Heisenberg.  I highly recommend any Breaking Bad fan to watch this clip.  SPOILERS FROM THE ENTIRE SERIES.

Now someone needs to do a Jessie Pinkman video.  Like now.

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This is a really cool intro to Breaking Bad.  It includes a lot of the main players in a sweet montage with an extended track version of the song.  It totally encompasses the journey of each character in the collage of key scenes, both loved and hated [looking at your Marie].  Although I would’ve liked credits to Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks, this will certainly do.  The short version isn’t an all great opening, but this prolonged version definitely gives off a creepiness vibe.  And as a chemical engineer at my college, the whole periodic table thing has got me even giddier.  Slightly less than a year until the season finale.

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From WarmingGlow

This is a cool article that lists 20 interesting facts, theories, and pieces of trivia that revolve around Breaking Bad.  Here you’ll find things like foreshadowing, themes, and consistent theories that you might not have noticed.  There are major spoilers involved, so enter at your own risk!  Only slightly less than a year until Breaking Bad comes back!

Trivia and Theories About Breaking Bad

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MASSIVE SEASON 5 Breaking Bad spoilers in these videos so, otherwise stay away!  These two clips I have are cuts from major scenes of Breaking Bad season 5.  These cuts include trademark Curb Your Enthusiasm humor and soundtrack.  I don’t watch too much Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I’ve seen enough to understand its dark humor, which is relayed and augmented in these clips.  My head is still reeling from the Breaking Bad season 5 midseason finale.  So these little pop culture quips will have to keep me going until the next 10 months….

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Omar Gallaga at CNN has stumbled upon an fascinating parallel. The rise and fall and rise again of tech giant Apple is stunningly similar to the adventures of Walter White in Breaking Bad. The similarities between Steve Jobs and Walter White are especially spine tingling.

Here are two excerpts from Mr. Gallaga’s article:

“What makes Apple so successful? Like Walter White, it has mixed the proper elements at just the right amounts to create highly pure, addictive products. The products have been made within secretive working conditions. The skill employed to design and manufacture them tends to make what competitors put out seem like cheaper, cloudier, less effective imitations.”

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Sorry for the late review, but Labor Day’s kept me pretty busy this time around.

I’ve overall felt that I’ve done a pretty bad job at reviewing Breaking Bad.  As I finished the episode and sat down and wrote my article, I went to some of my favorite other pop culture websites to see what they had to say.  To be quite frank: they’re better than me at this.  They’ve pointed out a numerous amount of things that simply went over my head and that I never would’ve came to conclusion to.  They theorize some of the most absurd but sensical things [oxymoron] and are all around better at discussing Breaking Bad than me.  So instead of riding on their coattails, and claiming their ideas be my own, I direct you to some of the most passionate Breaking Bad watchers out there.

I hope you enjoyed this season as much as I did.  It certainly will set up the season finale well and I can’t believe I have to wait 10 whole months for it to happen.

Upproxx Talks Breaking Bad

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Another Banana Scoop week with some minor changes here and there.  A new month here and I wish I had more upcoming changes.  There are a couple of major things I’m trying to keep under wraps, but of course, I wanna keep them as surprises.

Scheduled Break September 16th – 22nd

Banana Scoop will have a scheduled break to allow our writers to catch up and relax.  It is regrettable for this to happen, but I feel as though our writers deserve a break for providing such amazing content to our fan base.  There is only strict coincidence that this is the same week that Borderlands 2 comes out…By no means will I be only playing Borderlands 2 and not writing articles to play catch up…that would be unethical XD.

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Here’s an awesome infographic by the Oatmeal.  He has awesomely observed that the more hair you have on this show, the less dangerous you are.  And if you’re bald, you’re like a psycho.  It goes through all the characters on the show including those dead and main characters over time.  In addition, he’s included some hilarious ‘weapon of choices’.  Saul Goodman’s include ‘Epic one-liners’ and awesomely enough Walter’s weapon of choice in both early and later seasons include Science.  Check out the whole infographic below and be sure to visit the Oatmeal.

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The most exciting episode this season I would say.  Plenty of crime, one-liners, and hair raising moments.  And then a fantastic finale to wrap up the most jaw dropping episode.  I say time and time again that this is one of the best original dramas on television and if you’re not watching, you’re seriously missing out.  I can’t keep not talking about it, so enough with the spoiler free talk, read below for my review and take on last night’s episode: Dead Freight.  As always MIGHTY spoilers ahead.

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Not a lot of Meth related drama on this week’s episode of Breaking Bad.  Instead we focused a lot of the family drama between Walter and Skylar.  This show definitely has its bad ass moments and heart thrilling scenes, but the acting is top notch.  For this year’s Emmys, 4 cast members are nodded with a best actor nomination, and based on last night’s episode, they’re reeling up for another one.  Read on for this week’s episode of Fifty-One.  Major spoilers as always.

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Another week on Banana Scoop.  What’ve we got cooked up this week huh?  Anything special?  As you all have heard, we do Maintenance Reports every other week, so since last week was a regular article, there’ll be a report this week telling you all about some new stuff we got coming along.  In addition to that, read on below to see what all the buzz is.

Star Wars Parody Songs

Star Wars will always be a pop culture homing beacon.  You can find anything popular today and I guarantee it’s been Star War-ized for parody in some universe.   Let’s just say we’ve got more than one music video scheduled this week.

A Dance With Dragons Book Review

995 pages, tiny ass text, and practically zero spacing later,  I’ve finally finished Dance with Dragons.  As I finished Dance with Dragons, I joined millions of other avid fans who await, await, await the sixth book.  This week will feature my review on the book [and possibly the Song of Ice and Fire series so far].  Until then, write George R. R. Martin, write!

The Creeper is Simply a Misunderstood Creature

You’re all familiar with my brush with Minecraft.  The game’s signature enemy has something deeper to it.  Maybe it doesn’t like the fact you’ve decided to stroll into his world and dig/cut/mine your way through his home.  Maybe sacrificing himself is the only way to truly get you to leave.  Maybe you’re actually the bad guy in this scenario.  Stay tuned to find out.

Katie Holmes is Still Attractive and Now Single!

So yeah, there’s been a very popular spit up between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.  Which mean’s Katie Holmes is back on the market.  She’s always been the most adorable kind of cute and sexy and this week, we just might celebrate that 😉

American TV is the Best

This is just the truth.  We have the best dramas, best networks, and best comedies.  Find out why [in a satirical manner] later this week..

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Breaking Bad is in full force and that mean a bunch of pop culture quips are emerging.  Like this hilarious panorama of Hector Salamanca’s facial expressions.  The man has seen a lot of things as we’ve seen in the past season.  And he’s clearly been through a lot to make him that way.  What a way to go Hector, what a way to go.

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This week on Banana Scoop, expect articles on the following!   On another note, I know last week, I promised Maintenance Updates every Tuesday, but truth be told, not too many things change in one week, so I’ve moved Maintenance Newsletters to be every OTHER week instead.  Just a little heads up if you were gonna wonder later.

The Dark Knight Rises Review – We’re all praying for the families in Colorado.  It’s such a shame this had to happen.

Game of Thrones Parody – We’ve posted one about it before, and it makes a brilliant sequel!

Garfield Minus Garfield – A look at a witty artist who takes Garfield out of comic strips and shows the delusional mind of Jon Arbuckle

Breaking Bad Weekly Review – Another discussion about tonight’s episode of Breaking Bad!

Ron Perlman Has a Heart of Gold – Ron Perlman helps out a child in need for the Make a Wish Foundation

Minecraft! – Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to post my article on Minecraft [and it got embarrassingly posted anyways as to faulty scheduling], so we’re going to take another crack at it this week.

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Whilst surfing Warming Glow, they found this absurdly awesome collection of Breaking Bad rendered in Legos.  Seeing as I love both Breaking Bad and Legos, this was an absolute must for sharing.  And there is no better time than now when Breaking Bad has gloriously returned.  So check out the gallery of my favorites below, and be sure to check Warming Glow  for the full gallery.  My only issue with it is that Jessie kind of has a quizzical and worried look.  I wish there was a Lego head the looks like it would say, ‘YEAH B!TCH, MAGNETS!’

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Breaking Bad returned last night in full force.  Following up immediately where season 4 left off, the episode spent a large amount of time feeling the ramifications of what happened throughout all the characters.  I’m not going into any spoilers until after the jump, so enough of this vague introduction.  Let’s get into the what happened!  Major spoilers below!!!!!!

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Another exciting week on Banana Scoop.  Some of the most entertaining pop culture events of the year are almost here: Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight Rises.  Breaking Bad starts tonight and The Dark Knight Rises on Friday.  Below are the following events we’ll be featuring this week on Banana Scoop.

Minecraft is My New Horrid Addiction

After spending some cash of a game that’s essentially a very advance Farmville, I’ve become horribly addicted to Minecraft.  Instead of writing a review, I truly plan on telling you all of the horrible things I’ve encountered…and why I can’t stay away.

The Avengers Get a Really Cool New Intro

Joss Whedon is heavily known for the Avengers.  So the Avengers get a different kind of opening paying tribute to Joss Whedon.

Breaking Bad Review on Sunday’s Episode

Television’s best television series gets back to set up for its final season.  I can’t contain myself.

A Cool Portal Mashup with Avatar: Legend of Korra

I love Portal and I love Avatar: Legend of Korra.  This mashup I have scheduled later for the week is really creative.

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Breaking Bad is less than a week away.  I stand by saying that it’s the best television series on air.  The pretense is engulfing, the drama intense, and the characters extremely engrossing.  This video essentially sums up 4 amazing seasons and it’s easy to see Walter White’s dark descent into the criminal underworld.  Attached to the classically amazing Requiem for a Dream soundtrack, I dare this video to not send shivers up your spine.

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