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'Breaking Bad' stars reunite in reality spoof with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have ditched the meth business for the pawn business, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a long way from the White House in a fun new spoof video ahead of the upcoming Emmy Awards.

The "Breaking Bad" and "Veep" stars join forces in "Barely Legal Pawn," a faux reality skit in which Louis-Dreyfus tries to unload her supporting actress Emmy from "Seinfeld" in a shop run by Cranston and Paul.

In a shop stuffed with trinkets, Cranston and Paul man the counter and mess with Louis-Dreyfus, first pretending to think she's the star of "Weeds" (Mary-Louise Parker) and then confusing her current cable hit as "Beep."

Cranston is decked out in gold jewelry and tells Louis-Dreyfus she'd be better off if her supporting Emmy was for a lead role. Paul, gnawing on a mouthful of tobacco, disagrees, arguing that "supporting is a huge honor."

Paul is in fact honored with a supporting nomination for his role as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad." Cranston got a nod for his role as Walter White on that series, and Louis-Dreyfus is up for lead actress in a comedy for her Selina Meyer role on "Veep."

Stick around for the suspenseful conclusion of the video, and a bit of classic Walt and Jesse.

By the way, that car Louis-Dreyfus is driving was on purpose. The video was brought to you by Audi of America, a sponsor of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which air Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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