— Thomas Schnauz (@TomSchnauz) October 8, 2013
We were fairly certain the now infamous Joyce Evans Breaking Bad tweet was gonna go national — in fact, it didn’t take very long at all for Fox News, Gawker, and more to pick it up — but this is still a little surprising and a lot wonderful: Patton Oswalt, who we’re sure is very busy, came on to the #JoyceEvansTweets train a day late, and from there it got noticed by Thomas Schnauz, a writer/co-executive producer/director who worked on Breaking Bad. Schnauz — who wrote Breaking Bad episodes “Buried,” Say My Name,” “Shotgun,” and a couple more — tweeted in reply to Oswalt above, but those weren’t Patton’s only thoughts on the matter. He also tweeted a few older Joyce Evans Tweets (not #JoyceEvansTweets) that had typos or weird phrasing or can just be qualified as confusing tweet-decisions. None of them really hit the offical #JoyceEvansTweets level. For his part, Oswalt also attempted the meme:
.@JoyceEvansFox29 Hitler had one ball! But the Phillies HIT lots of BALLs in their game against NY! Tonight at 10!
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 8, 2013
Patton Oswalt is paid to be a funny person (and at times he is very, very funny), but as we laid out in our post-#JET post, you guys out there in Philadelphia tweet-land did all the real, hilarious, heavy-lifting on this one. And for that, we thank you.