*”Saturday Night Live” used a surprise cameo from “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul to poke fun at two big stories over the weekend: the Oct. 1 implementation of Obamacare and Sunday’s “Breaking Bad” finale.
“Breaking Bad” followed Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher whose desire to provide for his family turns him into a drug lord. Paul, who plays White’s former student-turned-drug partner Jesse Pinkman in the Emmy-winning AMC series, appeared in the opening segment of the new “SNL” season. He portrayed one of several average Americans joining President Barack Obama to testify to the need for health care coverage.
Paul mentioned a “friend” who badly needed health care when he got sick with cancer. “The man was a teacher with a family,” interjected Obama, played by “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah.
“He did what any of us would have done,” Paul said. “He started cooking meth. And soon it wasn’t just meth, it was murder. And not regular murder, he blew half a guy’s face off.”
Not pleased with the example, Obama tried to shoo Paul off the stage.
“Wait,” Paul said. “You don’t want to know what happened to my friend?”
“No,” said Obama, shaking his head. He was joined by several people on stage for the mock presidential speech who gave Paul a stop sign.
The “Breaking Bad” series finale aired Sunday.