When Saul Goodman suggested sending another character on “a trip to Belize” on last Sunday’s episode of “Breaking Bad,” he was speaking less of an actual vacation to a tropical paradise and more of a cheerful metaphor to cover up a murder. But that doesn’t mean that the “Breaking Bad” cast members can’t all go on a relaxing vacation – the non-murder kind – to Belize after the show ends.
Apparently, members of the Belize Tourism Board are huge fans of “Breaking Bad,” because after characters made mention of the Central American country on air, the Tourism Board publicly offered to send all of the show’s cast members on a free vacation to Belize, where they presumably will not be murdered and have their bodies dissolved in a barrel of acid to hide the evidence.
The Belize Tourism Board began reaching out to “Breaking Bad” actors via Twitter on Monday morning, inviting them to experience the country’s natural beauty and not be shot by a retired drug kingpin.
After generating some buzz with their tweets, the Belize Tourism Board sent an open letter to the “Breaking Bad” cast via the New York Times, explaining that yes, they are serious about sending cast members to Belize – again, the tropical paridise, and not an early grave. It’s impressively tailored to “Breaking Bad,” showing that the writers really do love the show. Unfortunately, the Tourism Board stopped just short of changing their slogan to “Belize: Where you definitely won’t be murdered to hide evidence of a meth kingpin’s numerous crimes.”
Check outthe Belize Tourism Board’s full letter to the New York Times below.
Dear Cast of Breaking Bad,
Despite what Saul meant when he suggested that Walt send Hank "on a trip to Belize," we were flattered to be included on your program last Sunday. Many of us are big fans of the show and can't wait to see what happens over the last six episodes. While we hope that some of our favorite characters don't get "sent on a trip to Belize" in the show, we do hope you will take us upon the following offer — we'd like to send all of you on an ACTUAL trip to our country after the season is over.
We figure you will all need a little time to relax after a riveting season and, if you ask us, there's no better place to relax than Belize. It's really the least we can do for the entertainment you have provided us with over the last six years. So allow us an opportunity to entertain you — we have the Blue Hole for Walt, purple fish for Marie, geology for Hank, great music and friendly people for Jesse, delicious breakfast cuisine for Walt Jr., several nice locations to swim for Skylar, colorful clothing for Saul, and the list goes on.
We look forward to hearing back from you. Best of luck with the remainder of this season.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.