'We want to fill this nation with red, white and a whole lot of blue': SNL mocks Trump's cabinet picks as Bryan Cranston resurrects Breaking Bad's Walter White to be appointed head of the DEA
- Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway jokes that Trump's picks were 'alt-good'
- Beck Bennett's Jake Tapper then reveals Trump picked a 'high school teacher from New Mexico' to lead the DEA
- Cranston donned White's pork pie hat to reprise his role as the meth cook
- He joked that he knew the DEA 'inside out' and that Steve Bannon found him in the comments section of Breitbart
- Said he supports Trump's wall for keeping the competition from Mexico out and that he wants to 'Make America cook again'
Alec Baldwin took the night off from playing Donald Trump on SNL this week, but the show made sure to provide an exciting guest to fill his shoes.
Breaking Bad's infamous meth cook Walter White was resurrected from the dead as the show's cold open poked fun at Trump's cabinet picks.
And Bryan Cranston was on hand, wearing White's famous pork pie hat once again, as Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway revealed he had been picked to head the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The skit began as a segment of CNN show 'The Lead with Jake Tapper', with Beck Bennett's Tapper interviewing Conway about Trump's new cabinet.
Bryan Cranston resurrected Walter White from the beloved show Breaking Bad in an SNL skit that poked fun at Donald Trump's cabinet picks
Cranston donned White's famous pork pie hat once again to play the meth cook, who Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway revealed had been picked by Trump to head the DEA
'Kellyanne, Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to head the EPA even though he is a fossil fuel advocate that doesn't believe in climate change.'
'Yes, actually, he is ready to protect us all from the environment,' Conway confidently replies.
'I'm not sure that's how it works,' Tapper deadpans. 'This pick is not the only one that has people scratching their heads.'
'There's also the decision to name the CEO of Carl's Jr. And Hardee's Andy Puzder even though he doesn't support the minimum wage.'
'It's almost as if Mr Trump appoints these people to undermine the agencies they represent,' he tells Conway.
'Nope, they're alt-good,' she replies, McKinnon making sure to throw in a knowing wink.
Tapper then interrupts the segment to announce that the new head of the DEA is a 'high school teacher from New Mexico named...Walter White'.
White reveals he's a 'big fan' of Trump, saying his wall from Mexico will mean 'a lot less competition for the rest of us'
McKinnon's Conway tells Beck Bennett's Jake Tapper that White was came highly recommended by Steve Bannon'
The studio audience bursts into applause as Cranston suddenly appears, reprising the role that won him four Emmy Awards.
'Walter is amazing,' Conway tells Tapper. 'He came highly recommended by Steve Bannon. '
'Oh yeah, Steve's the best,' Cranston replies. 'We've had some times.'
White then reveals Bannon found him in the comment section at Breitbart.
'I'm really surprised he tracked me down, I've been off the grid for awhile,' he adds, noting that White dies in the show's series finale.
Tappen then asks if White, supposedly just a high school science teacher, actually knows anything about the DEA.
'Trust me,' he tells Tapper, 'I know the DEA better than anyone, inside and out.'
White's brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, was a DEA agent in the show. His slow realization that White was the famed Heisenberg was a major plot point in the series.
The conversation then turns to Trump, with White revealing he's a 'big fan'.
'I like his style, he acts first and asks questions later,' he says. 'I also like that wall he wants to build.'
'Nothing comes in from Mexico - meaning a lot less competition for the rest of us.'
'You mean jobs?' Tapper asks.
'Sure,' he slyly replies.
Cranston's White said he and Trump also agree that it's time to 'Make America cook again'
'Walter is actually a genius with chemicals, and we're so lucky to get him,' McKinnon's Conway then says.
'The top companies in the country had been knocking on his door for years, but he never answered.'
'I am the one who knocks,' White replies, referencing one of the show's most famous lines.
'And Mr White, do you foresee any problems with congress considering your limited experience?' Tapper asks.
'Well, they might get hung up on the fact that I faked my own death,' he replies, revealing how he has suddenly emerged from the grave.
'I'm only the third person in the Trump cabinet to do that,' White then adds.
'Mr White is actually such a great fit for this administration,' Conway then tells Tapper. '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 replies.
'We want to fill this nation with red, white, and a whole lot of blue.'
Kate McKinnon's short appearance as Angela Merkel was another highlight of Saturday's episode.
Kate McKinnon's impression of German Chancellor Angela Merkel was another highlight as she discussed her dream of becoming 'besties' with Hillary Clinton
McKinnon's Merkel visited Weekend Update to discuss her feelings about Donald Trump being chosen as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year', a title she had received just the year before.
'It kind of undermines the honor for me,' Merkel admits to Colin Jost. 'It's, like, winning the Nobel Prize for physics, and then the next year they give it to Hoobastank.'
Merkel then confesses to Jost that she had dreamed of becoming best friends with the first female president.
'I was so sure we were going to be besties,' Merkel admits. 'Staying up all night eating junk food, playing "F' Marry Kill" the leaders of Asia'.
'We would do each other's makeup - just Chapstick and sun block. Watch our favorite movie Bad Mom. In Germany this is a mom who lets her child go to art school.'
And Merkel said they would naturally talk about Barack Obama, suddenly letting herself grow wistful.
'Oh, my Barack,' she says, before breaking out Sarah McLachlan's I Will Remember You.
'He just made his last visit to Germany as president, and I stole one of his gloves so he would come back and get it,' she confesses.
'Apparently, he has many gloves.'
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