Jesse Pinkman, come on down! Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul stopped by Jay Leno’s Tonight Show last night to gear up for the 5th season premiere of TV’s most anxiety-producing show. But in between talk of BB, Jay confronted the Emmy winner with a not-so-glamorous piece of his Hollywood past: an appearance on The Price Is Right! We were going to make a “The price is wrong, B–TCH!” joke right here, but Adam Sandler beat us to it.
Soon after arriving in LA in 1998, the then-19 year old actor showed up on the classic game show, looking incredibly -possibly unnaturally- pumped to be there! Did he do a few lines of Heisenberg’s potent Blue Sky beforehand? “You’re the man Bob! You’re my idol!” he shrieked at host Bob Barker. Thank god he got to be there during it’s pre-Drew Carey glory days.
This isn’t the first time Paul has opened up about his taste of greatness on TPIS. According to a 2010 interview in the Huffington Post, he did pretty well for himself. For a while, at least. “I made it to Showcase Showdown. I was going against a woman who was in the Marines, and I bid $132 over,” Nooooo! “So I lost, and she went over as well, so neither of us won anything.” Sadly he missed out on snagging an Apple computer, Camero and $1000 cash, but the story does have a happy ending. His friend also appeared on the show…and won! The grand prize included a trip to New Orleans, and he took Aaron along for the ride. And we’re sure the vacation was THE BOMB! Check out the full vid down below the jump.