Bryan Cranston will be the first one to tell you that underwear is the common denominator between murderous-meth-making Walter White of Breaking bad and Hal, the goofy dad from Malcolm in the Middle. In fact, in an interview with IFC he reveals, “The tighty whitey reigns supreme. It still lives on.”
When he approached Breaking Bad producer Vince Gilligan and brought up the fact that he had worn tightly whiteys for 7 years on Malcolm in the Middle, he was given the choice to opt out of wearing the undies that have now become synonymous with his name. Ultimately, he decided that wearing tighty whiteys would serve to show the characters stunted growth, “With Walt it’s an I-don’t-care-thing. An I’m-too-depressed-to-think-beyond-that-thing. He has given up.”
Here at The Underwear Expert we don’t agree that you have given up on your life if you choose to wear tighty whiteys, hell they can be just as hot as boxers, briefs, trunks, and jockstraps. What we do agree with is GQ’s recent assessment of Bryan Cranston’s career, noting “It is safe to say that no other great American actor has spent as much time appearing in his tighty whiteys.”
Now that the show is entering its final stretch we wonder if Bryan Cranston is going to hang up his tightey whitey’s for good. Just in case, we’ve put together a gallery of the many tighty whiteys of Bryan Cranston
Do you think tighty whiteys are hot or not? Tell us in the comments.
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