This is going to make sense. I swear.

This is going to make sense. I swear.

When you spend some quality time at your parents’ house for the holidays and they have roughly 1000 channels from which to choose, many things can happen. First of all, you’re liable to get bed sores from all that time you spend on the couch, but I keep checking and so far I’m in the clear. Secondly, you get to watch your favorite movies over and over again. How many times did I watch Love Actually? Too many. Do you know how often The Breakfast Club is on when you have 1000 channels? Practically every other hour.

There’s also the fact that all that time avoiding your family and making-up for your lack of cable at your apartment, forces you to have realizations; massive realizations that would not have occurred in your brain had it not been for the fucking television.

Between proper holiday doses of It’s a Wonderful Life intermittent with old episodes of Breaking Bad, I had an epiphany, and it’s one I’m going to share. Epiphanies should never be kept from others, because this is the type of shit that changes the world.

Walter White and George Bailey are practically the same person! It’s just that over 60 years later our society has changed, so it might be hard to see the similarities at first, but I have broken it all down for you. You’ll see.

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