"Sorta" Pharmacist Walter White Featured in Super Bowl Ad

February 2, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

Pharmacy "sorta" played a part in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX experience.

Pharmacy “sorta” played a part in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX experience.

Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad,” returned to the screen for apparently 1 last cook during a Super Bowl commercial for Esurance.

In the ad, a woman arrives at a pharmacy counter and is surprised to see White, who is donning a gas mask and hazmat suit. White appears caught off guard as she tells him her doctor called in a prescription. The woman also declares that he is not her normal pharmacist, whose name is Greg.

“I’m sorta Greg,” he tells her. “We’re both over 50 years old. We both used to own a Pontiac Aztek. We both have a lot of experience with drugs…sorry, pharmaceuticals. So, say my name.”

“Sorta-Greg,” she responds grudgingly.

He hands her a pill bottle, but the woman shakes her head and tells him that it’s not her prescription. He tells her it is “sorta your prescription,” and she takes the bottle after he tells her, “You’ll thank me later.”

Pharmacy Times sorta doesn’t recommend White’s style of pharmacy.