“Breaking Bad” Dominates “SNL” Premiere
“Breaking Bad” is absolutely everywhere these days, and “Saturday Night Live” is no exception. The “Breaking Bad” series finale expectation dominated the season premiere. Early on, Jesse Pinkman, also known to his friends as Aaron Paul, stopped in to help Jay Pharaoh’s President Obama sell Obamacare.
Jesse stepped in to help the president after a series of regular Americans lamented about the pitfall’s of the president’s health care plan, including a dad (Bobby Moynihan) and his deadbeat son (rookie cast member Beck Bennett) who doesn’t have a job but remains on his dad’s health care plan thanks to the fact that he was not over 26.
“If I’m such a bum, how come I have health care?” he asked.
Pinkman and the “SNL” cast reprised a long-standing internet meme that says Walter White, the mild-mannered school teacher and “Breaking Bad” protagonist, would not have had to resort to making and selling meth and killing people to pay for his cancer treatments, if only he had health insurance that provided the coverage available through the Obamacare exchanges.
“I had this friend and he got sick. Like, cancer cancer sick. But because there wasn’t Obamcare, he couldn’t afford treatments. So he was like, backed into a corner,” said “Jesse from New Mexico.”
“And keep in mind – this man was a teacher with a family,” Obama added.
“So, he did what any of us would have done. He started cooking meth. And soon it wasn’t just meth. It was murder. And not regular murder. Like, he blew half a guy’s face off.”
Here, the president stepped in to stop the impending carnage, then Pinkman asked if anyone wanted to know what happened to his friend. The entire crowd shouted “No!” in unison, echoing the millions of “Breaking Bad” viewers trying to aviod spoilers. And of course there was the equally hilarious “SNL” requisite commercial break:
Breaking Bad wraps up with the much anticipated series finale on AMC Tonight!
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