Never mind a captive audience — Stephen Colbert had a captive guest on Monday night’s “The Colbert Report,” in the form of “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan.
Gilligan, who appeared on Monday’s episode of the Comedy Central offering to discuss the Sunday-night finale of his hit AMC meth drama, got a little taste of what it’s like to be Jesse Pinkman.
As Monday’s “Colbert Report” drew to a close, the show’s host — who’s apparently as reluctant to say goodbye to “Breaking Bad” as the rest of us are — revealed that he had detained Gilligan in a dank underground enclosure, in shackles with his laptop.
“I want more ‘Breaking Bad,'” Colbert demanded.
“Stephen, it’s over!” Gilligan pleaded. “I just can’t write anymore.”
Re-purposing a classic line from the series, Colbert replied, “It’s over when I say it’s over!”
“There’s no story left to tell,” Gilligan asserted to Colbert, who would have none of it.
“What about Badger? What about Skinny Pete? What about Huell — what about him?” Colbert demanded.
The late-night host then reeled off a number of potential alternate endings for the series’ protagonist, Walter White, including, “”Maybe he was just dreaming the whole time and he’s still back in New Hampshire!”
As the skit wound its way to the end, Colbert demanded, “Keep typing, bitch!”
Watch Colbert make his case for more “Breaking Bad” in the video.