The Breaking Bad Connection You Never Noticed On HIMYM

Matt L. Jones, who plays Jesse’s meth dealer friend Brandon “Badger” Mayhew on “Breaking Bad,” appeared in two episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” as Arthur the pizza delivery guy.

Jones appeared in two Season 5 episodes, the first titled “The Rough Patch” and the second “Zoo or False.” In the latter episode, he shows up to deliver a pizza when Marshall surprises everyone with his declaration that he’s not a fan of pizza. “Marshall, there’s a cartoon of you on our coupons,” Arthur says. Marshall knows the pizza guy so well that he knows his name, Arthur, and asks how his dad is doing.

It’s no surprise that Jones would show up in a sitcom, as he provides some comic relief within the intense world of “Breaking Bad” and has had guest roles on comedies like “Reno 911!,” “Community,” and “The Office.” In an interview with The AV Club, Jones said “The Office” added a “whole new character” for him after he had failed to land a part that went to Thomas Middleditch. He added, “It was insane, I was on the finale of ‘The Office’ and the finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ within like, a month, and I got to go to so many cool parties. Even being in the finale of ‘The Office’ I kept being like, ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Why do you guys have me here?’ I mean, I’m not gonna leave, but this is great.”



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