Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Reunite for Emmy’s Spot


The leads from the critical hit 'Breaking Bad' create an ad for Audi, a sponsor of the upcoming Emmy awards

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 25 august 2014

Even after the critically acclaimed drama Breaking Bad aired its final episode, actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were seen as an inseparable duo, both as performers and friends. Now the famous pair is back in action, along with award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for an ad for the auto company Audi, which is one of the sponsors of the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards.

In the nearly seven minute long ad, Cranston and Paul team up as a pair of stereotypically rustic owners of “Barely Legal Pawn,” a parody of the many different pawn shop television shows like Pawn Stars. From there, Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears to try and sell the Emmy she won for her performance in Seinfeld, after drunkenly buying an island. The pair examine the award, trying to lower the price, before Dreyfus changes her mind and asks for the award back.

After she gives the final interview with the crew, she realizes she has left the keys to her Audi back in the now darkened pawn shop, only to the two in the back with chemicals and safety gear. While it first appears to be a call back to the show’s meth lab operation, it turns out it is just an unlicensed puppy washing business.

The commercial was created for Audi with the collaboration of production company Paulilu and marketing agency PMK, and it already has over 7 million views on YouTube. The mix of pop culture reference from two of the most popular TV shows of the last 50 years as well as the over the top acting from all three performers blends together into a perfect comedic scenario.

The 66th Primetime Emmy awards will air on Monday August 25th, and both Cranston and Paul are both nominated for acting Emmys, and their show, Breaking Bad is also nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.


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