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Aaron Paul Got Sick And Tired Of Doing This On Breaking Bad

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) was not originally meant to have a lasting presence on "Breaking Bad." However, his performance in the pilot episode, which includes what fans believe is Jesse's best scene in "Breaking Bad," ended up proving that Paul needed to stick around for the long haul. Jesse provided comic relief throughout the series, in addition to being a complex character who grows and changes in response to the challenges he faces as he becomes more and more wrapped up in Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) shenanigans. 

Part of what makes Jesse a humorous and entertaining character is his bizarre recurring quirks. For instance, Jesse is always wearing ridiculous, flashy clothing, such as a T-shirt with dollar signs or large skulls on it. He drives a flashy car that bounces up and down, playing loud music as he goes. His voicemail message begins with, "Yo yo yo. 148-3 to the 3 to the 6 to the 9, representing the ABQ, what up, b****h?!" Walter encourages him to tone it down somewhat in order to be less conspicuous to law enforcement, but Jesse still keeps his fair share of eccentricities. 

Although these eccentricities make Jesse's character appealing to viewers, there is one quirk of his that Aaron Paul got tired of acting out. 

Aaron Paul got tired of saying b***h all the time

Jesse Pinkman has a lot of verbal quirks on "Breaking Bad." Specifically, he is known for how many times he says "b***h" throughout the course of the series. Whether or not this quirk ever got old for fans, it certainly got old for Aaron Paul after five seasons of playing Jesse. On a Reddit "Ask Me Anything," u/akdigitalism asked Paul if he got tired of having to say "b***h" all the time, and the actor, hosting the AMA under the username u/theaaronpaul, responded simply with a "Yes." 

According to Lad Bible, Jesse actually only says "b***h" a total of fifty-four times throughout the series. This might not sound like a lot, but considering there are sixty-two episodes, he says it on average almost once per episode, which is still kind of excessive. Interestingly, Paul does not seem to have complained about how much he had to say "Yo" as Jesse, even though he said it almost 500 times. Perhaps this feels like a more natural word to casually slip into conversations at seemingly random junctures, as Jesse does with both "b***h" and "yo."