Bryan Cranston And Aaron Paul Star In An Emmy VideoBy: Alex Williams - August 19, 2014
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Welp, here it is, our two favorite television actors in the last seven years making a little tongue-in-cheek joke about History Channel’s reality TV-show Pawn Stars.
Though they don’t return as their iconic characters – Jesse Pinkman and Walter White – both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite with their dynamic acting chemistry, and it’s just as good as you’d imagine. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (the third Emmy winner in this little clip) also stars in the skit.
Cranston plays a decked out Elvis-glasses-wearing stereotypical southern business man named Buzz Jackson while Paul works as his saggy overall-wearing trucker hat partner (or son?) Randy Jackson. They both run a business that isn’t so much an illegal empire of manufacturing and distributing blue crystal meth, but instead, a little pawnshop called Barely Legal. Louis-Dreyfus (playing herself), recently made a drunken impulse buy for a private island triggered by Celine Dion envy and needs to drum up some dough by trying to sell her 1996 Emmy (for playing Elaine on Seinfeld) for Best Supporting Actor. Both goofballs, Cranston and Paul, make nods to both the Emmys and Breaking Bad, but we won’t spoil that for you, just watch the damn thing.
The comedic short from Audi sets up for next Monday’s Emmy Awards – it was produced by PMK-BNC and written and directed by Paulilu, the same guys who made the Dollar Shave Club’s viral launch video and last year’s Spock vs. Spock Audi ad starring Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.
“We knew we had a great concept, a winning team and a client, Audi, who understood the value of this type of content,” says Joseph Assad, executive producer at PMK-BNC. “We flew in face of convention by putting out a video at six minutes, but with the high-caliber acting and the quality of the idea, we knew we could push some boundaries.”
There’s an episode of Pawn Stars where a man named David actually tried selling Ronald Dunbar & General Johnson’s Best Rhythm & Blues Song – 1970 “Patches” Grammy Award. David ended up selling the thing for $2,350.
“Well hello there mamasita.”