The Smithsonian already has Archie Bunker’s Chair and the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. It has the 60 Minutes Stopwatch and Kermit the Frog, And it recently acquired Don Draper’s suit and fedora,
Yesterday, a certain famous porkpie hat was added to the collection.
Breaking Bad has come to the Smithsonian, but you won’t be able to check it out until 2018, when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will open a major new exhibition on American culture. It’s a lock to make every tourist’s Must-Do list for a visit to Washington, and I’m pretty certain that hat will be in every Smithsonian gift shop.
Walter Hartwell White and Jesse Pinkman were on hand for the presentation, which included a number of other Breaking Bad props, including two Tyvek suits from The Greatest TV Series Ever.
The two actors other than Bryan Cranston who were under consideration for the role of Walter White were Matthew Broderick and Jon Cryer, and what a very different show that would have been.