SNL Cold Open: Jesse Pinkman Helps Obama Explain The Affordable Care Act

09/29/2013 12:50 am ET | Updated Sep 30, 2013

"Saturday Night Live" opened its 39th season with Barack Obama (Jay Pharoah) doing his best to explain the embattled Affordable Care Act.

To support his argument, Obama introduced a series of testimonials from "regular" Americans, including an appearance by "Jesse from New Mexico," the first of three cameos by "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul. Ted Cruz (Taran Killam) also stopped by, but not to help or make any kind of sense, of course.

The sketch kicked off an overall strong season premiere hosted by Tina Fey, with musical guest Arcade Fire. Miley Cyrus will do double-duty as both host and musical act on October 5.

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