I loved Breaking Bad. The Walter White character was genius. I can think of no criminal badass that I admire more than the cancer-dying, washed-up high school chemistry genius driving a tenement-on-wheels in his tighty-whitties all the while cooking meth for a living Walter White. But in the end, fighting every step of the way and clearing a wide swath of death and destruction all around, Walter meets his maker leaving a hole in my soul for a badass replacement. Alas, AMC delivers with The Walking Dead.
With the end of the Breaking Bad series, I found myself searching to fill that emptiness in the pit of my stomach for a serious badass role model. I’m not sure The Walking Dead is quite up to par as a full replacement, at least in my humble opinion, for Breaking Bad but it is a damned site better than HBO’s True Blood. Okay, I was into TB for a couple of seasons until it just got way too weird and Sookie far too slutty for my tastes, but I digress. No, The Walking Dead is a very good series and while Deputy Grimes isn’t a badass in the same vein as Walter was, he is still quite the badass. But I never really compared Walter White and Rick Grimes’ badassness until yesterday. You know what I mean, which character could take out the other in a one-on-one battle like, you know, the could Batman take out Superman kind of contest. But yesterday my wife showed me this video and I began to ponder the contest…
I think this is a very funny little rap video. It prompted me to consider for a moment, who would actually win this showdown; Walter White or Deputy Rick Grimes?
Walter, no doubt, is far smarter than Rick. Seriously, Walter is virtually a genius nearly on the order of Albert Einstein. You’re right, Walter and Albert aren’t really in the same intellectual ballgame, but they are in the same ballpark. Walter definitely outsmarted Gustavo and Gustavo was much smarter than Rick, hence Walter is smarter than Rick.
Rick, on the other hand, is good shot. Not just a good shot, but a well-trained Georgia sheriff’s deputy. Moreover, being from Georgia, Rick is a good ol’ boy and everyone knows that Georgia good ol’ boys know how to shoot a gun. Rick prefers to carry the Colt Python, a .357 Magnum that definitely has enough stopping power to take out Walter. Walter’s gun of choice was a .38 Ruger LCR. A good personal protection weapon but no match for a .357 Magnum.
While Walter’s intelligence and Rick’s choice and skills in firearms are obvious, there are so many other factors that will come into play in this battle royale between these virtual contestants for the title of AMC King Badass. So here’s the debate challenge to all of my friends out there and the fans of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead; who would win the ultimate confrontation between Walter White and Deputy Rick Grimes? Post your comments and let’s get this debate going.