‘SNL’ Recap: Sorry Tina Fey, Aaron Paul is All We Can Talk About from the Season 39 Opener

Peggy Truong / September 29, 2013

Saturday Night Live kicked off its 39th season with two very familiar faces: host Tina Fey. And the wonderful Aaron Paul.

During Saturday’s cold open, which began with Jay Pharoah as President Barack Obama talking to the public about Obamacare, a friend from New Mexico dropped by to share his story.

Enter Jesse Pinkman.

“I had this friend and he got sick. Like cancer sick. But because it wasn’t Obamacare, he couldn’t afford treatments,” Paul said in full Jesse Pinkman mode (beanie included).

Added Pharoah as Obama, “And keep in mind this was a teacher with a family.”

“So he did what any of us would’ve done,” Paul continued. “He started cooking meth.” (Watch the rest of the cold open, above. Don’t worry, how Breaking Bad ends is still a mystery… until Sunday night).

Paul made two other appearances — one for an e-Meth (think Leonardo DiCaprio’s favorite e-cigarettes) commercial…

After the show, NBC aired a 30-minute Arcade Fire concert special, Here Comes the Night Time, featuring appearances from Bono, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Aziz Ansari and others.

Miley Cyrus will be next week’s musical guest and host.