Monday night on Conan was a Very Special Episode indeed, a Breaking Bad tribute with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Vince Gilligan all on hand. Awesome, it was. And we have the clips.
First, the cold open, in which Conan goes into the desert to dig up his valuable stash. What were those coordinates again?:
There’s a new sponsor, a fitness regimen that’s appropriate for this episode:
Cranston, Paul, and Conan compare “scary resting faces”:
Cranston brought in his favorite erotic fan letter, including the line, “I have never been diagnosed with any psychotic disorder.” Strangely, Bryan’s role in the fantasy is… undeveloped:
Gilligan talks a little about Walter White:
Anna Gunn got to react to the Skyler “Shut up!” ringtone and a prank Bryan played on her in a bedroom scene:
Dean Norris’ son, born during the show’s run, has an appropriate middle name. No, not “Hank.” Or “Heisenberg”:
Betsy Brandt admits to some Marie-like klepto tendencies. Or at least one incident:
RJ Mitte wanted a tattoo. Mom said no way, but there’s a LOT of peer pressure:
Jonathan Banks intimidates everyone:
Bob Odenkirk and Conan reminisce and the Severed Head on a Tortoise makes an appearance:
And after the show, as Cranston toured the audience, everyone got bags o’ meth as a souvenir, pitched into the crowd by the cast:
Finally, hear Los Cuates de Sinaloa sing the narcocorrido “Negro y Azul (The Ballad of Heisenberg)”:
Now, that’s a show. You’ll be able to see the episode in its entirety later at TeamCoco.com. Unless you’re in a remote cabin in New Hampshire with no Internet, no cable, and a couple of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium DVDs.