Thanks, this looks better than one I found a while ago.
I got curious and did some research and found a lot of info about BB. I must have somehow forgot or missed that Walt did instruct Jesse to kill Gale to insure that Walt and Jesse are important to Gus since Gus was going to kill them and have Gale do the cooking. Now how did I forget or miss that?
And I am reading way too much into the reason for the karaoke video and what it represents. This explains it -
When Hank first reveals to Walter that he is investigating Gale's murder, he shows him a DVD of Gale singing karaoke with Thai subtitles. The idea was that Gale participated in a karaoke booth in Thailand and kept the DVD as a souvenir; Breaking Bad
music supervisor Thomas Golubic specifically found someone who could translate the song lyrics into Thai for the video. A similar joke was featured in the HBO
comedy series Flight of the Conchords
. Gilligan said he was not aware of that joke at the time, but watched it after conceiving of the Gale joke and researching karaoke. He said of it: "It was freaking hilarious. It's brilliant. And then I was thinking, 'Oh sh*t, should we even do this now, because how can it be as good as those guys?'" Gale sings the Peter Schilling
song "Major Tom (Coming Home)
", which Gilligan chose because he felt it was appropriate for the character: "It felt right. It's a bit cheesy, it's earnest, but it also kind of sticks in your head and it's fun."
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