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Why the Love for Bryan Cranston's 'Your Mom' Slam?

I do not understand all the love “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is getting for his “your mother” joke at the San Diego Comic-Con this past week. 

Here's the video.

And here's the conversation:

Nervous teen: How was [Albuquerque]? Cuz it's ... my hometown, So I just want to know, how'd you like it? Did you have fun there?
Cranston: Yeah, I'd go and visit your mother once in a while!

The audience erupts in laughter and applause, and Cranston basks in it before feigning a mic-drop.

Is there a context I'm missing? Is it Bryan being Walt or Bryan being Cranston? More importantly: Why does the kid deserves this slam? 

Since then, the applause has continued on most major (or at least ad-heavy) web sites. It's as if Cranston has just delivered an Oscar Wilde-ian bon mot instead of the most adolescent of comebacks. It's a line worth of apology, not a mic-drop. 

This culture sometimes, I swear. 

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Posted at 08:36 AM on Thu. Jul 16, 2015 in category Culture  
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