Breaking Bad's Iconic Hat and Blue Meth Donated to the Smithsonian
Walter White is better known for his actions than sartorial choices, but his pork pie “Heisenberg Hat” is headed to the annals of television history.
The hat is part of a larger collection of Breaking Bad props donated by Sony to the National Museum of American History. A pair of the iconic yellow hazmat suits, gas masks, a bag of (faux) signature blue meth, Hank Schrader’s DEA badge, and soda cups from the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos chicken restaurant will also become part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, along with star Bryan Cranston and other cast members, were on hand to help donate the items to the museum on Tuesday. As reported by The Telegraph, entertainment curator Dwight Bowers joked: "I'm the man who brought crystal meth to the National Museum.”
The items won't be on display until sometime in 2018, when a new exhibit on American culture is set to open. But once it is, it might be a good idea to tread lightly around the display. You never know.