‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston’s Hilarious Ad for Hemorrhoid Cream (Video)

The actor rhapsodizes about the benefits of Preparation H in unearthed vintage footage

Before he was "the one who knocks," Bryan Cranston was just an average joe who suffered from rectal bleeding.

Those internet archeologists over at Buzzfeed have unearthed one of the "Breaking Bad" star's earliest television gigs — an ad for hemorrhoid cream that dates back to the Reagan era.

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The spot shows Cranston outfitted as a Wall Street type with a thick mane of hair and some of the widest eyeglasses ever manufactured touting the benefits of "Preparation H."

Just listen to his masterful delivery of lines like "Now you can relieve inflamed hemorrhoidal tissue with the oxygen action of Preparation H."

The relief in his voice is palpable. Talk about Emmy worthy.

Watch the video: