‘Breaking Bad’ Cast Takes on ‘Team Nerdist’ in Bowling Showdown
All this season, the Nerdist channel on YouTube has been running a ‘All-Star Celebrity Bowling Challenge’ in which comedians from the Nerdist podcast and website take on celebrities in a bit of ten pin.
Previous opponents include the cast of ‘Mad Men‘ and ‘Mythbusters.’ But Chris Hardwick and company faced perhaps their toughest opponents, the cast of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad,’ in the series finale.
‘Team Breaking Bad,’ represented by Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader)
RJ Mitte (Walter White, Jr.) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) are certainly at home at a bowling alley as the cast and crew on the AMC drama have their own annual bowling tournament. The challenge was also taking place in their home turf of New Mexico, where the show is shot. Would these advantages lead to a Breaking Bad victory, meaning $10,000 would go to the charity the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children?
Well, it certainly looked like a good time was had by all. But beyond the side bets, taunts, threats of nudity and the revelation that Hardwick and Paul look quite similar, there were was a winner, and that was Team Breaking Bad. “They go home to Los Angeles with their tails between their legs because they’ve lost,” said Cranston, after his team’s 507 to 490 victory.
While Hardwick wasn’t able to lead his team to victory, he can take solace in the fact that he personally rolled a 217, which is a great score even outside the realm of Celebrity All Stars.