Jesse Pinkman tells the tale of a sick “friend” whose life really could have benefited from the Affordable Care Act
Aaron Paul, it seems, is having as much trouble letting go of Jesse Pinkman as the rest of us are.
Paul, who plays Pinkman on AMC’s hit meth drama “Breaking Bad,” dropped in on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” this week in character as Pinkman to pitch in on the episode’s opening skit.
With “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah portraying President Obama in an attempt to rally the country in favor of Obamacare, Paul-as-Pinkman took to the podium to help the commander-in-chief make his case — with a story ripped from the “Breaking Bad” script.
“I have this friend, yo, and he got sick. Like cancer-sick. But because there wasn’t Obamacare he couldn’t afford the treatments, so he was backed into a corner, you know what I mean?” Paul — whose show airs its series finale on Sunday — said. “So he did what any of us would have done — he started cooking meth. And soon it wasn’t just meth, it was murder you know? And not regular murder; like, he blew half a guy’s face off.”
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Realizing that the anecdote was perhaps counter-productive, Obama attempts to usher Pinkman off-stage.
“Wait; you don’t want to know what happened to my friend?” Pinkman asks — to an emphatic “no” from the president.
Even the most powerful man in the world isn’t immune from the danger of “Breaking Bad” spoilers, it seems.
Watch Paul break “Saturday Night Live” in the video: