By now — or at least, if you caught the Emmys last night — you have probably realized that Bryan Cranston, a.k.a Walter White, is none other than Dr. Tim Whatley on “Seinfeld.”
Indeed — before he cooked the best blue meth this side of New Mexico as Heisenberg, Cranston played a dentist who converts to Judaism to get a free pass on Jewish jokes (“a schtickle of fluoride”), causing an angry Jerry to be labelled an “anti-Dentite.”
Cranston, on stage with “Seinfeld” alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus to announce the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, tried to remind the “Veep” actress that they once were co-stars. In true Elaine fashion, she scoffed and blew him off.
When Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Cranston gave her memory a little jog — with a mind blowing kiss.
Whoa there, Bryan. I think we all remember now. But just in case, here’s another (less fun) memory refresher:
Cranston went on to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for “Breaking Bad.”
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston Recreate 'Seinfeld' Smooch at Emmys