Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus Try to Pawn Her Emmy to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in Barely Legal Pawn (VIDEO)

By Kaitlin Thomas

Aug 19, 2014


It's a tale as old as time: One night you're drinking with your buddies when all of a sudden, you come up with the brilliant idea to do some online shopping. Everything's great until the next morning, when you realize that, not only do you have a killer hangover, but you're now the owner of an island in the Mediterranean and it's up to you to find a way to pay for said island. 

Such is the premise for the following Emmys sketch, which was produced by he Television Academy and features four-time winner and 18-time nominee (including this year!) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as two of her fellow past winners and current nominees, Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

In the sketch, the Veep actress visits Barely Legal Pawn, a pawn shop run by brothers Buzz Jackson (Cranston) and Randy Jackson (Paul). There, Louis-Dreyfus attempts to sell off the Emmy statuette she won in 1996 for her role as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld. "It would be better if it was leading," Cranston says with skeezy aplomb.

"Hey now," interjects Paul. "Supporting is a huge honor." And he would know, given that he's already won two Emmys for his supporting role as Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman and is nominated again this year. 

Check out the hilarious spoof below, and if you're a fan of Breaking Bad, be sure to watch all the way to the end, at which point a certain catchphrase may or may not make an appearance.

Can someone please cast Cranston and Paul in the same project again soon, please?

Also, be sure to tune in for the Primetime Emmys on Monday, August 25 on NBC to find out whether Cranston, Paul, or Dryfus will be taking home any new hardware this year.


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  • numberonecubsfa Aug 21, 2014

    That honestly didn't garner even a smile until the end, at which point I was actually laughing.

  • Muderboy Aug 20, 2014

    As much as I love these folks, it was just meh.

  • smithinjapan Aug 20, 2014

    I absolutely love that celebrities do this kind of thing once in a while. Was awesome to see Cranston and Paul together, as well as Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Fun fun fun!

  • TheRoseGarden Aug 20, 2014

    ahahaha hilarious ! Brilliant sketch with spectacular actors !!!

  • tanguypay3 Aug 20, 2014

    ahaha awesome, And yet no "label maker" in the shop

  • Huskyguy30 Aug 20, 2014

    OMG. This needs to be a series like RIGHT NOW. At least webisodes during hiatus. Each episode a few different celebrity guest stars playing themselves. Cranston and Paul nailing it every episode. This is hit new comedy stuff right here.

  • Gilda Aug 20, 2014

    I kind of want this to be turned into its own show

  • OdumC Aug 20, 2014

    "It's so cute.. is it a boy or a girl?"


    "Bitch!"

  • bradleyadams9 Aug 19, 2014

    This is awesome. Can this win an Emmy?

  • Muderboy Aug 20, 2014

    Probably, they have no brains.

  • j7k8 Aug 19, 2014

    Hilarious! I need more Bryan and Aaron in my life.

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