The Primetime Emmys are on August 25, and in a hilarious new promo, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And yes, there are ‘Breaking Bad’ jokes aplenty. Watch!
This is Breaking Bad‘s final chance to win at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, and in a new promo from Audi of America, sponsor of the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards show, Breaking stars Aaron Paul, 34, and Bryan Cranston, 58, reunite in an short called “Barely Legal Pawn.” Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 53, plays herself as she tries to hawk one of her many Emmys. The Breaking Bad jokes alone are worth the price of admission — check it out!
Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul: ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion With Julia Louis-Dreyfus For New Emmys Promo — Watch
Aaron and Bryan play Randy and Buzz Jackson, respectively — a father-son team who run “Barely Legal Pawn”; their schtick is a total, spot-on parody of the various pawn shop reality TV shows littering the airwaves.
Julia plays herself as one of their potential customers; after she heard that Celine Dion has her own island, she decided to buy one of her own one night after a little too much to drink. Now, she’s looking to pawn off one of her 4 Emmy statues to pay the bills.
‘Breaking Bad’ Stars Unimpressed By Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Comedy Emmys
Aaron and Bryan — who have each won multiple Emmys for their supporting and lead roles in AMC drama Breaking Bad — were not impressed by Julia’s Best Supporting Actress Emmy for Seinfeld. The award would have been worth more had it been for a drama, say the biased parties; “You know what they say: comedy is easy, drama is hard,” says Randy/Aaron. Julia disagrees: “Drama’s a cinch.”
Bryan/Buzz is similarly unimpressed by the fact that it’s a Supporting trophy: “Supporting…? It would have been better if it was a leading,” but Aaron/Randy jumps to Julia’s defense, as he would: “Hey — supporting is a huge honor!”
The whole sketch is fantastic, but we encourage you to watch it for the Breaking Bad twist at the very end, and, spoiler: Aaron Paul uses his catchphrase-for-life — “bitch.”
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For the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, Julia has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for Veep, as well as for Best Comedy Series as one of Veep‘s producers. The Lead Actress win would be her third for Veep.
Breaking Bad has received nominations for Outstanding Drama Series (among others), and Bryan Cranston is up for his fourth possible Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series win and Aaron Paul for his third possible Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series win.
So, HollywoodLifers, what did you think of “Barely Legal Pawn”? Would you watch it if it were a series? Did you enjoy the Breaking Bad jokes? Who’s taking it home at the Emmys on Aug. 25? Let us know!
– Amanda Michelle Steiner