This episode is named after the 1818 poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poem is about the decline of personal possessions and power in time.
It was thought to have been inspired by the Younger Memnon statue of Ramesses II
Check out this amazing video of Walter White reading “Ozymandias” over scenes from this episode
After over 36k votes so far, Ozymandias stays at 10/10 on IMDB and remains the highest rated episode of television of all time.
This episode brought in a good 6.37 million viewers
The promo for this episode featured Walt reciting the poem
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