'Breaking Bad' characters endorse in real school election
The student body elections are happening Tuesday at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, an elite private school that celebrities' children attend. And in case anyone is wondering, Walter White, the meth-dealing criminal mastermind in "Breaking Bad," thinks you should vote for Maxwell Ulin for student body president. White's partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman, agrees.
Of course, Gustavo "Gus" Fring, rival drug kingpin and Walter White's mortal enemy, thinks you should vote for Summer Kennedy.
Until some enterprising young student figures out how to get President Obama to weigh in on the elections, it will be hard to top the dueling video endorsements recorded by actors Giancarlo Esposito, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston (who appeared to be in costume on the set of the AMC series' fifth season).
In the short clip, Cranston urges viewers not to "make the same mistake" Fring made (he was killed in the series' season finale) and to put their vote behind Maxwell Ulin.
Aaron Paul appears briefly uttering a very Pinkman-like "Sorry, Summer. It's just business."
The video by Esposito was made private on Facebook and is therefore unavailable for public viewing, according to a former Crossroads student who called attention to the Cranston video on Reddit.
Ulin hasn't been shy about soliciting video endorsements for his campaign. He also got an endorsement from Robert Andanto, a former Crossroads curriculum coordinator who is now a documentary filmmaker.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Aaron Paul, left, and Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad." Credit: Ursula Coyote / AMC