The Belize Tourism Board loves 'Breaking Bad,' hates the fatal 'trip to Belize' meaning
Immediately after Sunday's (August 18) "Breaking Bad," Twitter was inundated with jokes about how no one wanted to go on a "trip to Belize." No offense was meant to the Central American country -- it was merely a reference to when Saul suggested to Walt that he take out the threat of Hank the same way he took out Mike: by sending him on a "trip to Belize." Walt wasn't being generous and gifting people with vacations, though. It was a euphemism for murder.
The Belize Tourism Board wasted no time or opportunity, and used this new pop culture term as the chance to extend its hospitality to the whole cast of the AMC drama -- while also maybe hopefully nipping the new reference in the bud, lest it affect its actual tourism industry.
The Tourism Board sent an amazing letter to the New York Times, proving that the country not only loves "Breaking Bad," but they want the cast to come visit -- in a non-lethal way, of course. Read the full letter 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.
The Belize Tourism Board