On Wednesday, September 11th "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", the host presented us with his talk show's latest television parody, "Joking Bad". At almost 13 minutes in length, Jimmy plays a Walter White-esque character like the one Bryan Cranston portrays in "Breaking Bad". The premise is that instead of selling crystal meth, the product he distributes are late night television jokes.
Fallon looks like Walter White (aka Heisenberg) in the sketch by wearing glasses and being bald.. His character is told he has only 6 months (at "Late Night" before "The Tonight Show") so he 'breaks bad' with a Jesse Pinkman-like character as his partner, portrayed by Jimmy's sidekick, Steve Higgins. He distributes the comedy product to the shady likes of stand-up comedian, Colin Quinn. Fallon's head writer, A.D. Miles plays the Hank Schrader part, not at all happy about what is happening. Even Fallon's house band, The Roots, partake in the parody.
The bit features so many references to the show such as variations on scenes, dialogue, props, and specific shots that "Breaking Bad" is known for. There are even cameos by actual actors from the AMC program- Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. There is one late night talk show cameo playing a character that might ring a bell. You'll have to watch until the very end of the video to see that reveal. The only link to the popular drama that Fallon's show doesn't really specify is if the jokes are 'blue' or not.