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The Primetime Emmys are around the corner and the Television Academy is bringing out the heavy weapons to make sure we don’t forget. The Academy recruited Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, along with Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus for easily the funniest video you will see this week.
In the sketch, which has already been seen 10,000 times, Cranston and Paul star as the sleazy owners of Barely Legal Pawn, a clear parody of History’s Pawn Stars.
Louis-Dreyfus plays herself and tries to sell the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy she won for Seinfeld. She accidentally thought she could afford a private island like Celine Dion, but it turns out she can’t.
Paul and Cranston play like they don’t know who Louis-Dreyfus is or what Veep is, but they know. It’s just a bargaining tactic as Cranston reveals.
This year’s Emmys will be a going away party for Breaking Bad, since the awards will cover the acclaimed AMC show’s final season. Both Paul and Cranston are up for Supporting and Lead Actors in a Drama, respectively.
Louis-Dreyfus was nominated again for Veep. She has won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for the past two years for the hit HBO comedy.
The Emmys air on Aug. 25 on NBC.
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