Jimmy Fallon Hits Viral Gold With ‘Breaking Bad’ Parody

Jimmy Fallon in "Joking Bad." Credit: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
Jimmy Fallon in "Joking Bad." Credit: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

“Joking Bad,” the latest parody by Amagansett resident Jimmy Fallon, went viral overnight after debuting on NBC’s “Late Night” Wednesday.

The digital short is a goof on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Instead of a mild-mannered teacher learning he has just months to live, Fallon learns he has just six months left to host “Late Night” — before he takes over “The Tonight Show” in 2014. Instead of cooking meth, Fallon writes jokes to be sold on the black market.

The funny video became an instant success in its own right, though it also capitalizes on the buzz around the popular show coming to an end in a few weeks.

Comedian Colin Quinn, who performed his show “Long Story Short” at Guild Hall in East Hampton in 2011 and “Unconstitutional” at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor this summer, has a cameo appearance. Also look for Jay Leno, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Watch the full “Joking Bad” right here:

In related news, AMC announced this week that it is working to create a “Breaking Bad” spin-off, tentatively titled “Better Call Saul.” The prequel will center on dirty lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.

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