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The Breaking Bad Stars That Could Appear In It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia S16

For "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans, it's been a long, excruciating wait since "The Gang Carries a Corpse Up a Mountain." The aforementioned episode was the Season 15 finale, but it aired way back in December of 2021. Yes, that means it wasn't "Sunny" at all in 2022, but it's finally time for devoted diehards to return to Paddy's Pub. On Wednesday, June 7, Season 16 finally premieres on FXX, but things might be "Breaking Bad" for the gang. In a tweet, series creator Rob McElhenney posted a picture of actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on the set of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Does this mean that their characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are going to show up in Season 16?

"Name a crossover that makes better sense..." McElhenney wrote in the comments of the photo he posted on Twitter. The picture features "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito palling around for what looks like a press or promotional photo op. Regardless, in the very front, fans can see Cranston and Paul sitting on a couple of bar stools in Paddy's Pub with the gang. But does this really mean that Walter and Jesse are making the trek from Albuquerque to Philadelphia?

Will Walter and Jesse really show up at Paddy's?

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Season 16 has been a long time coming — a hiatus of 16 months, at the time of this writing. But Rob McElhenney's social media post featuring the entire cast alongside Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul suggests at least the possibility that "Breaking Bad" characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman might be stopping by for a beer. Sadly, it seems unlikely that McElhenny's photograph is anything more than a hilarious, light-hearted tease. 

It's much more likely that Cranston and Paul are playing completely different characters altogether. In the photo, Charlie (Day) can be seen behind the bar sporting his limo driver duds. And Mac (McElhenney) is dressed to the nines, while Cranston wears a sports jacket. Could Cranston be co-starring as the bar owner's boyfriend? Perhaps Charlie is driving them around on a date? It seems like a much more likely scenario than say White investing some of the hard-earned $80 million he made in the drug trade on a drinking hole run by the "gang."

It's all speculation who Cranston and Paul are portraying, if they're playing anyone at all. There's always the heartbreaking possibility that they were simply visiting the set. But if a "Breaking Bad" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" crossover is really in the works, where is Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk)? If there was ever the potential for spit-out-your-drink, side-splitting hilarity, it's teaming Saul up with Charlie. "Kitten Mittons" might finally take off — meow!