Video: The Wit and Wisdom of Breaking Bad’s Mike


Breaking Bad's fifth season marks the true arrival of Mike Ehrmantraut–as-three-dimensional-character, which translates not only to added pathos, but to a widened stream of wisecracks from New Mexico's most world-weary gun-for-hire. In honor of showrunner Vince Gilligan releasing the character from hired-tough cliché purgatory, we've compiled Mike's very finest bon mots, unsolicited advice, and insults. Adding to that character depth? When he's not threatening to break legs, apparently "Mike" takes time to review his granddaughter's multipurpose LOL Rollovers Bacon the Pig toy on Amazon. Almost as fun as Hungry Hungry Hippos. Or Balloons.