Aaron Paul Cameo Lights Up SNL
Despite Tina Fey, season opener is otherwise pretty forgettable
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2013 8:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Tina Fey returned to her old stomping grounds last night to kick off the new season of Saturday Night Live, but it's a cameo from Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul that has tongues wagging this morning. Paul appeared in the Cold Open, notes the Hollywood Reporter, as Jay Pharoah's President Obama touted the benefits of ObamaCare. Appearing as Jesse Pinkman, Paul recounted the story of a "friend" who got "sick. Like, cancer sick. But because there wasn’t ObamaCare , he couldn’t afford treatments. 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.”

Paul also stuck around for a skit on "E-meth" (the Breaking Bad finale is tonight). But despite Fey's presence, "without Paul, the season opener would have been pretty forgettable," writes Aaron Couch for the Reporter. The show debuted six newcomers to take the places of Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Jason Sudeikis.

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BadWolf
Oct 2, 2013 10:23 AM CDT
a friend of mine's wife works in the ER, you would be surprised of how many people actually do come in with things stuck up their butt
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Sep 29, 2013 3:05 PM CDT
Oh yeah dragging men away with the police. Bright future there.
Lenit848
Sep 29, 2013 12:22 PM CDT
We did the intelligent thing and recorded the show, so we could fast-forward through the crap skits. There was a LOT of fast forwarding, even through "Weekend Update," which is normally the highlight of the show. Not sure who this Aron Paul guy is and really didn't care. Too bad they couldn't get some REAL celebrities on the first show! C'mon, NBC, time to fire Lorne Michaels and get someone to make the show FUNNY again! Next week, they have that little trailer-trash slutdinsky Milly Cirus hosting; will be sure to miss that one.