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Watch: Jimmy Fallon Shows Off His Best Walter White in 'Joking Bad'

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire September 12, 2013 at 11:46AM

Just imagine that instead of dying of lung cancer, Walt was a late night host facing imminent cancellation. And instead of cooking up meth, he's cooking up jokes and you've got "Joking Bad," starring Jimmy Fallon in a performance that makes you think he could have a serious acting career.
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We've seen countless YouTube parodies of "Breaking Bad," everything from Hank and Marie watching Miley Cyrus twerk at the VMAs to a Lego Breaking Bad video game and an Indian/Desi version. Let's face it, the show, which is just wrapping up its fifth and final season -- is an easy target for satirists. From Walt's tighty whities and the beat-up RV that keeps chugging along to Walt Jr.'s laughable ignorance, and Jesse's reliance on the words "bitch" and "yo," the gripping drama turns ridiculous when it you break it down into smaller parts.

Just imagine that instead of dying of lung cancer, Walt was a late night host facing imminent cancellation, and instead of cooking up meth, he's cooking up jokes, and you've got "Joking Bad," starring Jimmy Fallon in a performance that makes you think he could have a serious acting career. Cameos by "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk (as Saul Goodman) and Aaron Paul only add to the inside jokes, but the ending, in which Jay Leno plays the Hector Salamanca role, caps off the fun. Check it out below:



This article is related to: Television, TV Videos, Breaking Bad, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, AMC





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