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AAG Commercial: Fred Thompson & Jesse Pinkman

Is Fred Thompson Talking to Jesse Pinkman in the AAG Commercial?

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AAG Commercial: Fred Thompson & Jesse Pinkman

Every time I see this AAG commercial with Fred Thompson, all I can think is that he’s talking to Jesse Pinkman from “Breaking Bad.” Jesse appears to have a thriving news stand on the street, and Fred even buys a newspaper from him.

“You know, some people have told me that reverse mortgages sound too good to be true,” Fred tells us. “I mean, you get cash out of your home, no monthly payments, and you still own your home. There’s gotta be a catch. Right, Jesse?”

The guy’s wearing a Jesse Pinkman knit hat, and he even looks a little like Aaron Paul. Doesn’t he? I’m not sure what AAG is trying to tell us with this ad.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about reverse mortgages, and I’m sure they’re a fine option for some people.

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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15 comments

  1. I am glad someone else has thought this too. I always hear, “Yo Bitch” after Thomson asks him the question. Thanks Jane

  2. amamzung we alk see the same thing He flips the newsguy a quarter and asks for confination about there must “be a catch Jesse… very freaky

  3. Just where can Fred Thompson buy a newspaper for a quarter? This commercial is out of touch with reality and it’s demeaning to news vendors such as ‘Jessie’.

  4. The funny thing about this ad is that Fred is addressing Jesse by saying “there’s gotta be a catch, right Jesse?” – the obvious response to which is, well, YEAH – you gotta own a home! I mean, AAG Jesse looks perfectly respectable and all; nevertheless, he also looks for all the world like someone who probably does NOT own a home! What were they thinking?

    • No way this is the guy on Breaking Bad. Heis much to old….I am pretty sure that it is David Patrick Kelly, he played Sully in the movie Commando with Arnold S….and he has been in a ton of other movies….must have needed a down payment on a car to do this commericial..ha ha……check out some videos on You Tube…..later…

  5. I think he is deaf

  6. Poor Jesse! How would he even know what the heck Fred is talking about? It reminds me of that old New Yorker cartoon where the two dogs are talking about a recent experience: “Then he turned to me and said, ‘Well, Rover, what do you think about all this?’ And all I could think of to say was ‘Woof!’ … I felt like such a fool.” Not only that, but should I bother watching this ad again for the exchange of money? I must have missed the part where he pays for the paper. Fred, you arrogant, condescending old … Son of a gun.

  7. OMG … I watched it again … He flips a coin at him… Presumably a $2.00 piece from the stash he hoards for his daily trip down Main Street … Isn’t that right, Jesse? So, watching this again only confirms what I previously thought … It’s belongs in the annoying commercial hall of fame

  8. “Isn’t that right, J, Jesse? ” This man does not know Jesse… Haha

  9. I would have loved it if that Jesse doppelganger had looked up and said, “B*TCH!” :-)
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  10. Nah, that’s Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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