Paul appears as his 'Breaking Bad' character Jesse Pinkman who stresses the need for health care coverage, while Fey plays fictional new character Berta in the 'Girls' parody.
"Saturday Night Live" did feature a "Breaking Bad" star in its season premiere on September 28. Aaron Paul made a surprise cameo on the Tina Fey-hosted episode, appearing as his character Jesse Pinkman who joined Jay Pharoah's President Obama in a press conference.
Telling people the importance of health care coverage, Jesse shared a story of a friend who got sick with cancer but couldn't afford treatments because there wasn't Obamcare. "So, he did what any of us would have done. He started cooking meth," Jesse continued. "And soon it wasn't just meth. It was murder. And not regular murder. Like-he blew half a guy's face off."
Obama cut it short, "I think we can wrap this up," but Jesse added, "Wait. You don't want to know what happened to my friend?" Obama and other people on the stage stopped Jesse before he could potentially spoil the end of "Breaking Bad".
Paul later appeared in an advertisement for e-Meth, saying, "E-meth: You know it's good because it's blue, b***h!" He also showed up in "Weekend Update" segment as the "meth nephew" of Bobby Moynihan's Drunk Uncle, who panickingly asked if it's Sunday yet because he didn't want to miss the "Breaking Bad" finale.
Host Tina Fey also appeared in "Weekend Update" with new co-anchor Cecily Strong, who joined Seth Meyers on the desk. Fey gave Strong a pep talk before leaving her to do the job, which Fey did before with Amy Poehler during her regular days on the show.
Another memorable sketch in the recent "SNL" outing was a "Girls" parody, in which Fey played fictional new character Berta and new cast member Noel Wells played Hannah. When Hannah said, "I have OCD," Fey's Berta responded, "I also have OCD. It's when old cow bites you and then the disease infects the skin."
"Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham has reacted to the spoof. "The SNL parody of Girls was a true honor," she tweeted on Sunday, adding in another post, "Very excited about the current lineup of SNL ladies. They are funny like whoa."
Despite being left by longtime cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis, "SNL" was still a strong performer last Saturday, averaging a 4.7 rating and a 2.7 among adults 18-49 in its premiere.
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