Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul promote the Emmys in the short BARELY LEGAL PAWN

2 min read
2

Suffering from Breaking Bad withdrawal? Big fan of Veep (or Seinfeld)? Then you’ll like this video promoting the upcoming Emmy awards. Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep and Seinfeld fame joins up with Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to have a bit of fun. Shot in the pseudo-reality TV style that generates so much crap on our screen, Barely Legal Pawn sees Julia visit a pawn shop owned by two dodge-looking characters – none other than the world’s favourite meth cooks! See, Julia bought an island, so she wants to sell her Emmy to help pay for it…

The short is filled with nods and winks towards Breaking Bad fans, though I am disappointed to not see much in terms of Seinfeld references. There may have been some Veep stuff, but I’ve never really gotten into that show. Still, it’s a nice bit of comedy and people who have only seen Cranston perform in Breaking Bad will get a hint of his real versatility. Though if you want a real showcase of the man’s looney talents, Malcolm In The Middle is the place to go.

Breaking Bad‘s final season is going up against True Detective in the Emmy race and though I am a big fan of the former, I think True Detective deserves to win. But it will be tight: both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are int he running for best lead. Veep is facing off against Modern Family.

Barely Legal Pawn

The Emmys will air next week Monday. Personally I don’t care, because it is not as universal as made out to be. For example, while Sons Of Anarchy has its flaws, it never got a nomination other than for its soundtrack. Meanwhile Downton Abbey always gets a few nods. Word is that the Emmy people just don’t like Kurt Sutter. That’s almost as absurd as Gary Oldman never getting an Oscar nomination. So as the saying goes, it’s all politics.

You can see all the nominations here.

Last Updated: August 21, 2014

James

A total movie glutton, nothing is too bad or too obscure to watch, unless it's something like The Human Centipede. If you enjoyed that, there is something wrong with you. But bless you anyway - even video nasties need love...

Check Also

Series creator Vince Gilligan making a Breaking Bad movie

Yeah, bitch! In a surprising turn of news, it's been revealed that series creator Vince Gi…