Russian kids' cartoon seems to reference 'Breaking Bad'

By Marina Karpova, Russia Beyond the Headlines  |  March 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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MOSCOW, Russia, March 25 -- Viewers can find what seems like a reference to the American TV series Breaking Bad in a new episode of the popular Russian animated series Smeshariki, a children's show about spherical creatures living in their own country.

Users have combined the segment with the Breaking Bad soundtrack and uploaded it to YouTube.

At 3:51 into the episode "Light and Darkness," characters Krosh and Losyash work in a lab and cook something that looks similar to blue crystal meth, which Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, the main characters of the series Breaking Bad produced.

The Smeshariki state that their product has "a purity of 96 percent," yet another possible reference to the show. The full episode is available in Russian.

The animated series is broadcast in more than 60 countries, translated into 15 languages and has a daily audience of about 50 million. Broadcasting of the series began in 2004.

This article originally appeared at Russia Beyond the Headlines.

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