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VIDEO: Breaking Bad spoof, Breaking Bude, pokes fun at Cornwall's national minority status

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

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A comedian has created an hilarious viral spoof of smash hit TV show Breaking Bad - set in a Cornwall.

The video features teacher-turned meth dealer Walter White - but instead running a drug cartel his jokey counterpart is out to preserve the county by selling cake.

The three-minute video combines footage from the real programme with clips from BBC news and a voiceover from funnyman Colin Leggo.

His version has US actor Bryan Cranston playing Frank Trebilcock, the fictional mayor of Bude in North Cornwall.

Instead of building up a narcotics empire to ensure his family's financial security, Trebilcock needs cash to establish Bude as a city.

Without a second city to complement Truro, he fears the county will lose its recently awarded status as a national minority and will be taken over by England.

But Trebilcock vows to spruce up the popular seaside location and raise £3million through a cake sale.

He says: "We'll look round the town and make it a bit better - see if we can make it as good as Truro.

"Get some tins of paint from Homebase and really go for it. And make the A39 the best road in Cornwall."

Leggo posted his video on YouTube, billing it as "a trailer for the new, and unexpected, series of Breaking Bad, set in Cornwall."

In the past week it's been viewed nearly 18,000 times, with users describing it as "absolutely phenomenal" and "fantastic".

Leggo has had similar internet hits in the past, most recently his spoof version of video game GTA5 called 'Grand Theft Cornwall'.

The writer and comedy club boss from Budock Water, Cornwall, said: "I've only just started watching Breaking Bad so I'm probably behind everyone else on the planet.

"I really enjoyed it but I've always got my comedy hat on and I'm always looking for things to parody.

"That was around the time Cornwall was granted minority status and I thought the two would tie in nicely. I'm really glad people are enjoying it."

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