Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Finally Reunited On Screen

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Finally Reunited On Screen

After months of waiting to see when Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would reunite post the finale of their show, the duo did so in the sneakiest, most left-field of ways: an Emmys promo comedy sketch.

 

They appear as Buzz and Randy Jackson, the co-owners of "Barely Legal Pawn," negotiating with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who is trying to sell off her Seinfeld Emmy for best supporting actress so she can pay for a private island that she drunk-bought.

The promo's awkward, deadpan comedy is riddled with inside jokes — everything from the absurdity of the billionaire Louis-Dreyfus being bankrupt to toying with whether a supporting or lead Emmy is the bigger win (Cranston and Paul are both nominated this year) to Paul's — in a dog context — use of the word "bitch."

As Better Call Saul starts filming and details are kept top secret, fans remain desperate to know if Cranston and/or Paul might be returning for cameos. Until then, the promo gives us a chance to see their excellent chemistry once again on camera. It's a reminder of their Breaking Bad glory and hopefully a teaser for further reunions. Either way, we'll see them together at the Emmys next Monday night, hopefully both claiming their statues after dueling wins.

The Emmys will air at 8 p.m. EST on Aug. 25.

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David Levesley

David is a Columbia Journalism School graduate who writes about culture and cultures. David is also an award-winning playwright, librettist and actor and has produced award-winning plays across his native Britain. David has previously contributed to The Sunday Times, The Daily Beast, Aesthetica and The Washington Jewish Week. His work has been referenced by Salon, MTV, HuffPo, Storify and Bustle.

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