Helpful Tip: If You’re Watching “Breaking Bad” and Your Cable Goes Out…Don’t Call 911
What do you do if you’re engrossed in the latest episode of “Breaking Bad”, and suddenly your cable goes out? Well, here’s what you DON’T do: Pick up the phone and CALL 911.
Believe it or not, some MORONS in Southern Connecticut actually did that on Sunday. Authorities say they received a, quote, “flurry” of 911 calls from Cablevision customers after their service was interrupted during “Breaking Bad”.
The local police posted a Facebook status about it saying, “We’re receiving numerous 911 calls regarding the outage. This is neither an emergency nor a police related concern.
“Please direct your inquiries to Cablevision. Misuse of the ‘911’ system may result in an arrest.”
One Facebook commenter responded, quote, “Clearly, the Fairfield PD doesn’t watch ‘Breaking Bad’.” (I’m assuming this is a joke…but then again, I also would have assumed that NO ONE is dumb enough to call 911 for a cable outage.)
Speaking of ‘Breaking Bad” and crazy phone calls, there’s this: Aaron Paul…who plays Jesse Pinkman on the show…randomly offered to call 10 fans Sunday night.
He Tweeted, quote, “Happy ‘Breaking Bad’ day [B-words]! What’s your number? Calling the first 10 people to answer questions. Ask me anything.”
Naturally, Aaron’s followers went for it, and he followed through. One person Tweeted, quote, “Aaron Paul called me. I’m serious. I am at a loss of words…
“He actually did it…I was crying, and then I said he was my favorite person ever, and then he said he loved me.” (???) Several other people also Tweeted that they got calls from Aaron.
Oh and by the way, if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s an old Preparation H commercial from the ’80s with “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston: