Michelle Obama may have gotten hold of the third season of "Downton Abbey" before pretty much anyone else in America -- but there's one thing she couldn't have seen until Thursday night: "Breaking Abbey."
Thanks to Stephen Colbert and "The Colbert Report," viewers were able to watch exclusive clips from a brand new (and totally fake) series that mashes up "Downton" and the AMC hit "Breaking Bad."
(Warning: The clip contains some adult language.)
Basically, said Colbert, it's " 'Breaking Bad' as performed by the men of 'Downton Abbey.' "
In the clip, "Downton's" Thomas (Rob James-Collier) is shown breaking open a tea bag and cutting the contents into lines with a credit card when butler Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) walks in. They're quickly joined by Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), who sports a goatee and mustache combo reminiscent of Bryan Cranston's character in "Breaking Bad."
Apparently the Lord has gone into the "black chamomile crank" business in order to solve his money woes.
"Soon Downton will be kicking it with mad b------ and benjamins," says Grantham. After which, the trio meet up with a gun-toting Mark Conseuelos (as "Spider") and things go ... well, surprisingly politely. At first. This is tea, after all.
Season three of "Downton Abbey" premieres Jan. 6 on PBS.
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