Donld Trump's cabinet picks have been bad, but not "Breaking Bad" — at least until now.
Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Donald Trump was absent from this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live," but Bryan Cranston made a surprise and fresh replacement for Baldwin in tonight’s cold open, reprising his "Breaking Bad" Walter White character as the president-elect’s choice to head the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The skit began as a segment of CNN show "The Lead with Jake Tapper," with Beck Bennett's Tapper interviewing Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway about Trump's new cabinet.
Cranston, as White, explained while he might not have ever met Trump before and have no real political experience whatsoever, he's intimately familiar with the DEA.
“I know the DEA better than anyone, inside and out,” said White.
When Conway said the DEA’s been knocking on White’s doors for years, Cranston responded with the comment "Breaking Bad" fans knew was coming: “I am the one who knocks.”
"And Mr. White, do you foresee any problems with congress considering your limited experience?" Tapper asked.
"Well, they might get hung up on the fact that I faked my own death," he replied, revealing how he has suddenly emerged from the grave. "I'm only the third person in the Trump cabinet to do that."
Conway then told Tapper how White is "such a great fit" for Trump administration, since he is "first and foremost in support of small business."
"Oh, absolutely. Donald Trump and I agree. It's time to make America cook again," White pitched in. "We want to fill this nation with red, white and a whole lot of blue."
Well, as hilarious and terrifyingly accurate the entire sketch was, one couldn't help feeling a bit let down that Cranston didn't have an opportunity to break out his own Trump impression, one he’s been practicing at least since this summer.