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New Third Season Episodes Of "Better Call Saul" Prompt Revisiting "Breaking Bad"

Posted by Billyjam, May 21, 2017 10:01am | Post a Comment


SPOILER ALERT for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul: The current exciting third season of Better Call Saul (Mondays on AMC: 10/9c) has been rapidly kicking into full gear, especially the past two episodes of the Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould created show. A spin-off prequel of Gilligan's Breaking Bad, this latest season of Better Call Saul has picked up speed and come full circle in catching up to the plot lines and characters from the iconic TV series that inspired it.  Hence many diehard fans like myself have been trying to remember exact details from Breaking Bad, that first began airing nine years ago, regarding its characters and their roles including actor Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman who was the alter ego of Odenkirks' Jimmy McGill.

For example when did the temporarily disbarred lawyer McGill, whom we just witnessed morph into morally challenged lawyer to the criminals "Saul Goodman," first get introduced in the original Breaking Bad series? Answer: it was in Episode 8 of Season 2, that first aired on April 26th 2009, in an episode fittingly entitled "Better Call Saul." That episode's opening scene unfolded with the not-so-smart drug-slanging character Brandon "Badger" Mayhew, played by actor Matt L. Jones, been busted at an Albuquerque bus-stop bench. As seen in photo still above that bus-stop bench was coincidentally emblazoned with a "Better Call Saul" banner ad. [Breaking Bad began airing on AMC back in January 2008 and would run for 62 episodes over five series through September 2013: available as Breaking Bad: The Complete Series]

New "What's In My Bag?" Video with Bob Odenkirk

Posted by Rachael McGovern, July 19, 2012 04:25pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba.com just posted a new "What's In My Bag?" video with funnyman Bob Odenkirk, a.k.a. Saul Goodman ("Better Call Saul!") on the AMC television show Breaking Bad.

The actor and comedian was visiting Amoeba Hollywood to host our April charity auction and took some time to do a little shopping for The Shins' Port of Morrow and Elvis Costello's Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, plus La Haine and The Royle Family DVDs.
 



Bob Odenkirk - What's In My Bag?
Watch and comment on YouTube


Big congratulations are also in order to the cast and crew of Breaking Bad which was just today nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Lead Actor.

Better Call Saul

Get a Life - The Complete Series is coming!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, June 27, 2012 03:40pm | Post a Comment
Get a Life advertisement

Get a Life
is finally coming to DVD (and Blu-Ray?). For those that don't know, Get a Life was a sitcom that aired on FOX between 23 September, 1990 and 8 March, 1992. It also may very well be the best thing that ever aired. 



The show starred the comedic visionary Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old man-child paperboy named Chris Peterson who initially lived about his parents' garage. His father was unmistakably played by his real-life father, Bob Elliot of radio's Matinee with Bob and Ray and TV's The Bob & Ray Show. Peterson later moved in with a cranky misanthrope named Gus (played by Brian Doyle Murray) after his parents filled his bedroom with cement to prevent his living there further. 


Chris Elliott on David Letterman


The show was created by Elliott, fellow Late Night with David Letterman writer, Adam Resnick; and writer/director David Mirkin. Its writers included, among others, Charlie Kaufman and Bob Odenkirk. After the phenomenon of Twin Peaks had occurred, networks seemed to be willing to allow for a greater degree of quirkiness in shows (e.g. Northern Exposure, Eerie, Indiana, Picket Fences, David Lynch's On the Air, &c) but Get a Life was (with the possible exception of On the Air) the most bizarre of the bunch. For a protagonist, Peterson was extremely irritating, stupid  and there was very little continuity from episode to episode -- Peterson died in twelve of them.

Recap: April Charity Auction with Bob Odenkirk

Posted by Amoebite, April 9, 2012 04:29pm | Post a Comment

Bob Odenkirk at Amoeba HollywoodWe had another great auction on Saturday, April 7 at Amoeba Hollywood hosted by the hilarious Bob Odenkirk. It was great to have him back again and he was funnier than ever in his return engagement as guest host auctioneer.

Many folks came out to support and to see Bob Odenkirk in action making something hard look really easy. A lot of folks bid on several items and it was one of the most supported auctions we have had...

With his first item up for bid (a Lana Del Rey signed 7" single) he had all of the fans and onlookers in stitches. He was on fire and drove up the bids for 826LA, an amazing organization founded by Dave Eggers and the McSweeney's crew.

Here are a few of the highlights:


  • Mr. Show DVD set - $30.00
  • Jimi Hendrix coasters - $10.00
  • Elvis Pack - $23.00 ("truth is the rumors about elvis still being alive are completely false---truth is he was NEVER alive and it has only been a string of impersonators all these years...." :)
  • Limited edition Record Store Day 45s and Bag - $30.00
  • Urban Outfitters Gift Cart - $55.00
  • McSweeney's Art Book - $65.00
  • Larry Sanders Gift Pack - $85.00
  • Ben Stiller DVD - $27.00
  • Spelling Bee Celebrity Poster (signed) - $65.00
  • Art Books - $17.00
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner DVD (directed by Odenkirk) - $37.00
  • Spelling Bee DVD - $65.00
  • Trader Joe's Gift Card and Lunchbox - $75.00
  • Breaking Bad DVD Set (signed) - $55.00
  • Sharon Van Etten 45 - $10.00
  • Michael Jackson Trading Cards Packs - $6.00
  • Amoeba VIP In-store Certficate - $50.00 for ONE and $85.00 for the other!!
  • Mayer Hawthorne Tickets - $25.00
  • Spiritualized Tickets - $36.00
  • Doctor Who DVD Set (signed) - $57.00
  • Gift Bag from the 826LA Echo Park Time Travel Store - $45.00
  • KISS Collectibles and Bag - $23.00
  • Judd Apatow Pack - $45.00
  • Cool Vintage Art Books from 826LA - $34.00

All together Bob raised more than $955.00 for a TOTAL with our matching of $1,910.00 for the 826LA group. GOOD STUFF!!!
 

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