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(Deadline)   AMC calls Saul, announces they've gone forward with the Breaking Bad spinoff that will serve as a prequel to the show   (deadline.com) divider line 117
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2013-09-11 08:10:55 PM
SPOILER ALERT damnit. This proves that Saul was alive before the series started.
 
2013-09-11 08:19:53 PM
I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.
 
2013-09-11 08:28:55 PM
He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.
 
2013-09-11 08:33:33 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic.

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.


Because this.
 
2013-09-11 08:41:08 PM
If it's a prequel I guess it's possible we'll see Mike and Gus.

And Huell and whatever the guy's name that Bill Burr plays.
 
2013-09-11 08:42:13 PM
W00T W00T

Saul is the best secondary character on the show
 
2013-09-11 08:49:27 PM
Prequel not a sequel. Hmm, maybe Saul is back on my dead pool.
 
2013-09-11 08:59:52 PM
God farking damn it farking no.
 
2013-09-11 09:03:19 PM

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character

caricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve
 
2013-09-11 09:03:30 PM

WalkingCarpet: If it's a prequel I guess it's possible we'll see Mike and Gus.

And Huell and whatever the guy's name that Bill Burr plays.


The other characters could make cameos as extras at restaurants or the mall.
 
2013-09-11 09:08:10 PM
Meh.
 
2013-09-11 09:10:02 PM
I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.
 
2013-09-11 09:11:06 PM
If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.
 
2013-09-11 09:13:41 PM
it's all good man
 
2013-09-11 09:13:51 PM

LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve


WTF? Still?  Asshole.
 
2013-09-11 09:15:10 PM
Enough with the farking prequels already.
 
2013-09-11 09:17:23 PM
I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.
 
2013-09-11 09:18:16 PM

rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.


I could not resist. Thanks for the opportunity.

img2u.info
 
2013-09-11 09:20:31 PM

elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.


I'm really afraid for what this means for Saul in the next few weeks
 
2013-09-11 09:22:28 PM

elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.


One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.
 
2013-09-11 09:22:41 PM

Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.


What was the ringtone?
 
2013-09-11 09:23:11 PM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


For reals, I'd kind of like to see that.
 
2013-09-11 09:24:26 PM
Oh... I should have mentioned, Saul would start out as a squeaky clean, honest lawyer who ends up on the outs with the firm he's been a partner in for many years. Over the course of the series, we'd see him slowly become the "Better Call Saul" we know from Breaking bad.
 
2013-09-11 09:24:58 PM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


It would be 44 minutes of them high and talking about Star Trek and Babylon 5.

I'm down.
 
2013-09-11 09:26:31 PM

Rhames: Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.

What was the ringtone?


Here you go

Probably specific to Walt's number.
 
2013-09-11 09:29:18 PM
I hope this means we get more Angry Bob.
 
2013-09-11 09:30:33 PM

LesserEvil: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

I could not resist. Thanks for the opportunity.

[img2u.info image 615x614]


Jesus, who is that!??
 
2013-09-11 09:31:13 PM

LesserEvil: elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.

One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.


I'd imagine it be a lot of how he became a CRIMINAL lawyer. How he came to know and have on speed dial the kind of guy who could get Jesse the papers he needs. This whole progression from standard scumbag lawyer to who he is.

Final scene of the series finale? Walt & Jesse walking into his office.
 
2013-09-11 09:38:33 PM

brodiemann: LesserEvil: elvindeath: I love Saul, but prequels as a general rule just blow.  I'm skeptical.

One Farker had a great idea for this as a prequel... Every week has Saul playing lawyer to some sort of crazy case, each one Saul ends up selling a piece of his soul to deal with, to help them out. The clients aren't bad people, just messed up or making poor choices. We'd see more of the feature players and the client's story than of Saul himself.

He'd be like Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island.

I thought the idea had great merit.

I'd imagine it be a lot of how he became a CRIMINAL lawyer. How he came to know and have on speed dial the kind of guy who could get Jesse the papers he needs. This whole progression from standard scumbag lawyer to who he is.

Final scene of the series finale? Walt & Jesse walking into his office.


Yep. This would work. As long as Saul is the framing character and the guest of the week is the main story, that is.
 
2013-09-11 09:41:45 PM

LesserEvil: Rhames: Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.

What was the ringtone?

Here you go

Probably specific to Walt's number.


I don't think it's Walt specific. I think Todd has decided he's a scientist himself, based his achievement of 76% purity with his cook.
 
2013-09-11 09:55:56 PM
This Fall on AMC....Beaver and Skinny Pete. They're cops.
 
2013-09-11 10:00:22 PM

rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his character only good in small doses.


The more recent episodes have shown that he has greater range.  And as Gilligan has pointed out, even though he's a buffoon, he's very effective as a lawyer.
 
2013-09-11 10:07:38 PM
What is show about?
 
2013-09-11 10:09:26 PM

BalugaJoe: What is show about?


About 40 minutes without commercials.
 
2013-09-11 10:12:26 PM

Shostie: Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.

It would be 44 minutes of them high and talking about Star Trek and Babylon 5.

I'm down.


I'd be fine with 44 minutes of Skinny Pete playing the piano.
 
2013-09-11 10:12:58 PM

bojon: Prequel not a sequel. Hmm, maybe Saul is back on my dead pool.


Gilligan is enough of an evil genius to spread the news that it's a prequel just to keep you thinking Saul is at risk, then changing it up after the finale.  I mean, Bob Odenkirk is 50.  How far back can they really go and remain plausible?
 
2013-09-11 10:14:04 PM

BalugaJoe: What is show about?


It is a reality show.  Each week they go to a new town put a bunch of billboards, like:
owlibrary.files.wordpress.com
Real people call "Saul" and go to his office.  Then Allen Funt jumps out of a bush and each week ends with everyone heartily laughing like the end of every 70s action show.
 
2013-09-11 10:30:41 PM
Law and Order : ABQ
 
2013-09-11 10:31:47 PM
Frasier Crane only works in small doses!

Nah, this could work.  Saul may be a sleazebag, but underneath it all, he does have something of a heart.  Remember when he got quiet and offered Walt "the paddle?"  And he genuinely wanted Jesse to use the same escape.  He doesn't like violence (unless it's absolutely necessary.)  Basically, Saul is a good middleman between the innocent and the truly depraved.  One minute, he's holding an old lady's hand and vowing to get her the most settlement money for her son's tragic accident.  The next, he's getting a murderer off on a technicality.  No matter what side of the pond he's in, he just wants to see things run smoothly, get his cut, and maybe stick it to the people in power by twisting their system to his own ends.  And then snort some blow off a stripper's ass.

Tell me that won't work as a show.
 
2013-09-11 10:33:34 PM
Mark my words, this is gonna tarnish the whole show.
 
2013-09-11 10:37:54 PM

Marc L'Hommedieu: Frasier Crane only works in small doses!

Nah, this could work.  Saul may be a sleazebag, but underneath it all, he does have something of a heart.  Remember when he got quiet and offered Walt "the paddle?"  And he genuinely wanted Jesse to use the same escape.  He doesn't like violence (unless it's absolutely necessary.)  Basically, Saul is a good middleman between the innocent and the truly depraved.  One minute, he's holding an old lady's hand and vowing to get her the most settlement money for her son's tragic accident.  The next, he's getting a murderer off on a technicality.  No matter what side of the pond he's in, he just wants to see things run smoothly, get his cut, and maybe stick it to the people in power by twisting their system to his own ends.  And then snort some blow off a stripper's ass.

Tell me that won't work as a show.


Tell me that does not work in life.
 
2013-09-11 10:41:15 PM
Im just glad Bob Odenkirk is getting work. Ive always thought he was criminally underrated as a actor.
 
2013-09-11 11:20:30 PM

Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.


I thought Todd's shooting was the funniest touch last week.

Wait, it wasn't suppose to be funny?
 
2013-09-11 11:21:14 PM

Lsherm: I mean, Bob Odenkirk is 50. How far back can they really go and remain plausible?


The show spans a little over a year. They don't have to go back too far (maybe 3-5 years) to have a completely different show.
 
2013-09-11 11:23:45 PM
Does anyone have a link to the thread from a year ago when this was a rumor?  I wrote the intro to the show in the style of Burn Notice and would like to quote myself.
 
2013-09-11 11:26:06 PM

Marc L'Hommedieu: Frasier Crane only works in small doses!


No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!
 
2013-09-11 11:27:17 PM
I'm there like a clamshell o' burners.

aendeuryu: If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.


I disagree. He's quite the deus ex machina for our dynamic duo on a number of occasions. I can't think of a better way of describing than "plot catalyst" than that.
 
2013-09-11 11:27:34 PM
Saul Goodman.

S'all good, man.

/Bob Odenkirk is hilarious
//Miss Mr. Show
 
2013-09-11 11:27:35 PM
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] My name is Michael Westen Saul. I used to be a lawyer. Until...
voice on phone: [phone rings] We got a burn notice on you Walt went crazy and killed everyone. You're blacklisted.
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] When you're burned Walt goes crazy and kills everyone, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael Westen Saul: Where am I?
Fiona Glenanne Kuby: Miami Albaqurque.
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you. A trigger-happy ex-girlfriend hitman...
Fiona Glenanne Kuby: Shall we shoot them?
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI eats like a horse...
Sam Axe Huell: You know spies laywers... bunch of biatchy little girls.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] Family too...
Sam Axe Huell: [phone rings] Hey, is that your Mom again?
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] ... if you're desperate.
Madeline Westen Saul's Mom: Someone needs your help, Michael Saul!
Michael Westen Saul: [voice-over] Bottom line? Until you figure out who burned how to clean up Walt's mess you... you're not going anywhere.
 
2013-09-11 11:29:28 PM

Dwight_Yeast: No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!


Hey I liked Boss. Apparently I was the only one though.
 
2013-09-11 11:38:14 PM

saintwrathchild: I'm there like a clamshell o' burners.

aendeuryu: If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.

I disagree. He's quite the deus ex machina for our dynamic duo on a number of occasions. I can't think of a better way of describing than "plot catalyst" than that.


But he doesn't reallydrive the plot. He's mostly just an enabler for other characters with the real motivations that push the story forwards. He'll pass along information when it's convenient for the plot, he'll halt an interrogation when it's convenient for the plot, he'll come up with a solution when it's convenient for the plot, but he isn't driving things. If he had more control within the story, if the characters actually listened to his ideas rather than fighting them so often, things would've gone a lot differently until this point.
 
2013-09-11 11:44:51 PM
Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.
 
2013-09-11 11:45:39 PM
The real question is, what would happen if Saul met Barry Zuckerkorn?
 
2013-09-11 11:48:18 PM
So, now that we know it will be a prequel, that opens up a lot more possibilities.....

One, the cast of regular characters that could return is pretty big.   Obviously Huell and Kuby are prime candidates to be in the show.  The receptionist becomes a major character.   Mike becomes a possibility.  Even Gus Fring, since it seems like there is a connection there with Saul even before Walter White gets himself into the game.  And if "Under the Dome" doesn't pan out... I'm sure Saul had some run-in's with Hank with pre-Walt drug related clients.

If you get Mike and/or Gus back in, even part time on the show, that could present some story arc's that cross episodes.  Otherwise, I'd expect the show to be more like a CSI/L&O type show, where there is a different set of 4-5 guest stars each episode, one or two playing some new client(s) that need Saul's services, and the people they have to interact with to deal with the client for that particular episode.

The other thing is that they are making it an hour show.  I was thinking there was a decent possibility it might be a 30 minute show, and they'd focus more on the comical side, but, as an hour show, while you'll certainly get the witty writing for Saul... I think the storylines might be fairly serious in nature.
 
2013-09-11 11:53:59 PM

aendeuryu: saintwrathchild: I'm there like a clamshell o' burners.

aendeuryu: If Gilligan (or somebody equally smart) is involved, it might work, but it seems difficult. Saul doesn't have a ton of range -- he's there as a personality foil for Walter White, and his consistency of character is important so that we can use it as a gauge for how Walter White's character evolves. We don't expect, want or even need depth from him. Make his character the focus, though, and suddenly he might have to go through storylines that would either betray just how limited his range is, or else ruin the character we grew to love in BB. He's not a plot catalyst. AT BEST, he delivers messages that can push the plot.

I disagree. He's quite the deus ex machina for our dynamic duo on a number of occasions. I can't think of a better way of describing than "plot catalyst" than that.

But he doesn't reallydrive the plot. He's mostly just an enabler for other characters with the real motivations that push the story forwards. He'll pass along information when it's convenient for the plot, he'll halt an interrogation when it's convenient for the plot, he'll come up with a solution when it's convenient for the plot, but he isn't driving things. If he had more control within the story, if the characters actually listened to his ideas rather than fighting them so often, things would've gone a lot differently until this point.


Maybe that's the show's schtick.  He gives characters good advice, they don't listen, shiat goes horribly wrong.

It worked for Dead Like Me.
 
2013-09-11 11:54:45 PM
So Gus Fring may be back, along with Mike?

I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.
 
2013-09-11 11:55:27 PM

Ooba Tooba: Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.


Basically, your interest in this show is based on the slim chance you will see Ray Romano cross dress on a regular basis and play a prostitute who gives blow jobs to random men.

NTTAWWT, of course.
 
2013-09-11 11:56:56 PM

MrEricSir: The real question is, what would happen if Saul met Barry Zuckerkorn?


He would have advised Walt to cook on a boat so if he gets caught he can be tried under maritime law.
 
2013-09-12 12:04:44 AM

LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.

Basically, your interest in this show is based on the slim chance you will see Ray Romano cross dress on a regular basis and play a prostitute who gives blow jobs to random men.

NTTAWWT, of course.


I'm just throwing out ideas here. Ray is quite dainty, so him going down as a painted lady seems plausible at least.
 
2013-09-12 12:05:40 AM
I think this could be an enjoyable spinoff, though it seems more suited for the standard 22 minute episodes. But who knows, the concept will be fleshed out, new characters will be added, it should be good, man.
 
2013-09-12 12:07:20 AM

FutureWars: I think this could be an enjoyable spinoff, though it seems more suited for the standard 22 minute episodes. But who knows, the concept will be fleshed out, new characters will be added, it should be good, man.


It's all good man
 
2013-09-12 12:08:59 AM

Ooba Tooba: LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.

Basically, your interest in this show is based on the slim chance you will see Ray Romano cross dress on a regular basis and play a prostitute who gives blow jobs to random men.

NTTAWWT, of course.

I'm just throwing out ideas here. Ray is quite dainty, so him going down as a painted lady seems plausible at least.


Well, it seemed rather specific, though in your defense, at least you didn't list what you thought he should be wearing.
 
2013-09-12 12:18:42 AM

aendeuryu: But he doesn't reallydrive the plot. He's mostly just an enabler for other characters with the real motivations that push the story forwards. He'll pass along information when it's convenient for the plot, he'll halt an interrogation when it's convenient for the plot, he'll come up with a solution when it's convenient for the plot, but he isn't driving things. If he had more control within the story, if the characters actually listened to his ideas rather than fighting them so often, things would've gone a lot differently until this point.


He was also their connect with Mike. He's an amoral fixer. What's the opposite of a trickster? I can't think of a good word. Whatever Loki is, Saul's the opposite of that. He's the un-meddler, and pretty instrumental in keeping the drama high stakes but keeping Walt unscathed. And you're right, he gives real good advice, and you're also right, the characters all choose not to listen to him (provided their ass isn't on the line at the moment).

Could be fun watching him learn all these legal tricks that make him so shady and yet competent somehow. Burned by the system, maybe?
 
2013-09-12 12:20:34 AM
This will go over as well as a Les Grossman movie
 
2013-09-12 12:22:46 AM

Gunderson: This will go over as well as a Les Grossman movie


I didn't know WKRP had a spinoff!
 
2013-09-12 12:28:40 AM

LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.

Basically, your interest in this show is based on the slim chance you will see Ray Romano cross dress on a regular basis and play a prostitute who gives blow jobs to random men.

NTTAWWT, of course.

I'm just throwing out ideas here. Ray is quite dainty, so him going down as a painted lady seems plausible at least.

Well, it seemed rather specific, though in your defense, at least you didn't list what you thought he should be wearing.


But really, who hasn't rubbed one out while thinking about getting sucked off by Ray Romano in drag?
 
2013-09-12 12:35:24 AM

Marc L'Hommedieu: Frasier Crane only works in small doses!

Nah, this could work.  Saul may be a sleazebag, but underneath it all, he does have something of a heart.  Remember when he got quiet and offered Walt "the paddle?"  And he genuinely wanted Jesse to use the same escape.  He doesn't like violence (unless it's absolutely necessary.)  Basically, Saul is a good middleman between the innocent and the truly depraved.  One minute, he's holding an old lady's hand and vowing to get her the most settlement money for her son's tragic accident.  The next, he's getting a murderer off on a technicality.  No matter what side of the pond he's in, he just wants to see things run smoothly, get his cut, and maybe stick it to the people in power by twisting their system to his own ends.  And then snort some blow off a stripper's ass.

Tell me that won't work as a show.


I. WOULD. WATCH. THAT!!!

/ Every fraking week!
// Are you a wizard?!?
 
2013-09-12 12:41:21 AM

rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.


Dude, you're a Fark legend. Embrace and enjoy it.

/Anyone have that thread bookmarked?
 
2013-09-12 12:42:03 AM

skinink: I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.


I kinda thought it was cause he wanted to play laser tag.
 
2013-09-12 12:47:13 AM

rustypouch: LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: LesserEvil: Ooba Tooba: Happened by my folks house, and they were watching an early Everybody loves Raymond episode. Young "Saul" played Ray's friend who was trying to pitch a go cart business to Ray's biatch wife. I said "Hey, it's Saul", and my folks said "Who?" Anyway, perhaps Bob could ask his old friend Ray to costar on the series as a transvestite callgirl who provides pimp, and dealer info from the streets.

Basically, your interest in this show is based on the slim chance you will see Ray Romano cross dress on a regular basis and play a prostitute who gives blow jobs to random men.

NTTAWWT, of course.

I'm just throwing out ideas here. Ray is quite dainty, so him going down as a painted lady seems plausible at least.

Well, it seemed rather specific, though in your defense, at least you didn't list what you thought he should be wearing.

But really, who hasn't rubbed one out while thinking about getting sucked off by Ray Romano in drag?


This exchange reminded me of Richard Belzer as a hooker in blackface from Groove Tube, but to my dismay I couldn't find an image anywhere.
Action starts at 52:02-
http://youtu.be/Ym96nMeL5OE
 
2013-09-12 12:49:20 AM

Uncle Pooky: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

Dude, you're a Fark legend. Embrace and enjoy it.

/Anyone have that thread bookmarked?


Says the nuts-stuck-in-a-chair guy's alt.
 
2013-09-12 12:54:01 AM

skinink: I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.


Now that I think about it, an arcade would be a pretty good place to launder money. You just put the money in the change machines, put the coins in the games, and that's it. No receipts or anything.
 
2013-09-12 01:03:33 AM

Ooba Tooba: Gunderson: This will go over as well as a Les Grossman movie

I didn't know WKRP had a spinoff!


You're thinking of Rex Nessman.
 
2013-09-12 01:15:49 AM

MrEricSir: The real question is, what would happen if Saul met Barry Zuckerkorn?


For one thing, they would obviously meet at Ms. Temple's.

Also, we all know that they are both very good.
 
2013-09-12 01:20:40 AM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


Throw in Huell and Kuby and I'm there.
 
2013-09-12 01:22:43 AM
I think at the end, the only people left alive are going to be Badger and Skinny Pete.
 
2013-09-12 01:23:28 AM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


It could work

http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/breaking-bad-badger-star-trek-story-a ni mated.html
 
2013-09-12 01:24:52 AM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


I would think they'll be brought back. Same goes for Combo.
 
2013-09-12 01:46:02 AM
Agree that the show needs Huell and Kuby.  Although, I haven't watched the episode in awhile, but don't they introduce Huell in a way that implies he has just met Saul?

/Comedy Central was running one of Lavell Crawford's half hours when I got off work this AM.  Seems odd now to see speak that much...
 
2013-09-12 01:57:31 AM

SpiritualRemains: Triumph: He is not the "comic relief" of Breaking Bad. The whole thing is a giant black comedy. Todd's ringtone was the funniest touch last week.

I thought Todd's shooting was the funniest touch last week.

Wait, it wasn't suppose to be funny?


It was funny. First, Hank was endlessly careful about the surrender of his brother-in-law and then he's just kind of standing out in the open as these four trucks full of Nazis drive up and unload on him.

/Vamanos, pest
 
2013-09-12 01:59:38 AM
Ole Billy redface better be involved somehow.
 
2013-09-12 02:04:12 AM

skeeterjennings: Although, I haven't watched the episode in awhile, but don't they introduce Huell in a way that implies he has just met Saul?


I want to say he hires Huell as a bodyguard some time during Season 4 as things get increasingly dangerous. I'm sure they can find a way to write him in, though. He's too good not to use and his scenes together with Bill Burr are hilarious.
 
2013-09-12 04:24:56 AM
Odenkirk is a comedic genius.  His web series is brilliant.
 
2013-09-12 04:30:55 AM
.... this should be great.  So many possibilities, Breaking Bad ties aside (maybe he introduced Gus and Mike? Where the fark did he find Huell?).  Hell, it would be entertaining to watch Saul just haggle with the Cadillac salesman.
 
2013-09-12 05:05:48 AM
I really want more Huell. Huell origins and Huell adventures. If it's with Saul that's a farking very fortunate bonus.
HUELL! HUELL! HUELL!
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-12 06:37:06 AM

Triumph: It was funny. First, Hank was endlessly careful about the surrender of his brother-in-law and then he's just kind of standing out in the open as these four trucks full of Nazis drive up and unload on him.


It's one of the rules of the show: if you think you have everything planned out, something is bound to go sideways.  For Walt, he thought he'd have the Nazis send Pinkman to Belize, but it wasn't until they showed up that he realized how desperate they were to have him cook for them again, and that they were going to kill everybody.
 
2013-09-12 07:50:19 AM

saintwrathchild: Dwight_Yeast: No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!

Hey I liked Boss. Apparently I was the only one though.


Hardly!  The Mrs and I really enjoyed that show.  It was ruthless and enjoyable.
 
2013-09-12 08:09:26 AM

AltheaToldMe: saintwrathchild: Dwight_Yeast: No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!

Hey I liked Boss. Apparently I was the only one though.

Hardly!  The Mrs and I really enjoyed that show.  It was ruthless and enjoyable.


That actually good -like it was written to Grammar's skills- but it got canceled before I got around to checking it out.
 
2013-09-12 08:10:03 AM

skinink: So Gus Fring may be back, along with Mike?

I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.


I doubt Fring will be back. If I remember correctly Saul didn't know who Fring was, per se. Saul just knew, through Mike, that there was a giant businessman type meth distributor. He called Mike to set up the meeting.
 
2013-09-12 08:10:39 AM

AnotherBluesStringer: skinink: So Gus Fring may be back, along with Mike?

I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.

I doubt Fring will be back. If I remember correctly Saul didn't know who Fring was, per se. Saul just knew, through Mike, that there was a giant businessman type meth distributor. He called Mike to set up the meeting.


Well...He didn't know who Fring was (in name) until Walt told him.
 
2013-09-12 08:16:56 AM
Badger, Skinny Pete and Huell team up, buy a van and solve crimes in the American southwest.

Get on it, USA Network!
 
2013-09-12 08:19:46 AM

Glitchwerks: I'd rather have The Adventures of Badger and Skinny Pete.  Animated.


It was a Saturday morning cartoon called, "Clerks".
 
2013-09-12 08:21:31 AM

Foxxinnia: skinink: I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.

Now that I think about it, an arcade would be a pretty good place to launder money. You just put the money in the change machines, put the coins in the games, and that's it. No receipts or anything.


He has said that he's been in the laundering business for quite some time now

"Man I miss the 80s"
 
2013-09-12 08:23:34 AM
Good for Bob.

/going to see him, David, and Brian tomorrow.
 
2013-09-12 08:28:15 AM

Gunny Highway: Good for Bob.



The thing is though is that Bob always comes across like he hates playing the character. If you listen to his various interviews he's always so meh when discussing the show. Like on his interview on Fresh Air not that long ago he just sounded like it was painful for him to be there and he wanted to be anywhere else than there talking about the show, even his possible spin off.

IDK, maybe that's just how Bob is in real life and he has a very melancholic personality.
 
2013-09-12 08:35:58 AM

LesserEvil: rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his charactercaricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve


He's not a caricature! He's the only one who's good at his job!
 
2013-09-12 08:44:51 AM
Dwight_Yeast:

That actually good -like it was written to Grammar's skills- but it got canceled before I got around to checking it out.

If I am not mistaken it's on Netflix now.  If you catch this and like it, might I suggest House Of Cards too.  It was very watchable and sucked us right in.
 
2013-09-12 09:08:43 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Gunny Highway: Good for Bob.


The thing is though is that Bob always comes across like he hates playing the character. If you listen to his various interviews he's always so meh when discussing the show. Like on his interview on Fresh Air not that long ago he just sounded like it was painful for him to be there and he wanted to be anywhere else than there talking about the show, even his possible spin off.

IDK, maybe that's just how Bob is in real life and he has a very melancholic personality.


Kids gotta go to college, family has to eat, etc.?
 
2013-09-12 09:14:23 AM

Crewmannumber6: LesserEvil: rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his charactercaricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve

He's not a caricature! He's the only one who's good at his job!


I think you missed the point of the post. Read the link, then see who I was responding to.
 
2013-09-12 09:15:42 AM

Gunny Highway: Kids gotta go to college, family has to eat, etc.?


I guess, you would guess you might get a little more excited though
 
2013-09-12 09:16:47 AM

LesserEvil: Crewmannumber6: LesserEvil: rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his charactercaricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve

He's not a caricature! He's the only one who's good at his job!

I think you missed the point of the post. Read the link, then see who I was responding to.


Wow... Fark didn't like the link

Let's try this again
 
2013-09-12 09:23:35 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Gunny Highway: Kids gotta go to college, family has to eat, etc.?

I guess, you would guess you might get a little more excited though


Yeah, I dunno.  He is such a character when he is "on" that maybe he is a really reserved private guy.  I dont think he would do the show if his heart wasnt in it to some degree.  Bob seems like he pours a lot into his character.
 
2013-09-12 09:36:15 AM

LesserEvil: Crewmannumber6: LesserEvil: rotsky: I have a feeling we'll find his charactercaricature only good in small doses.

Sorry, pet peeve

He's not a caricature! He's the only one who's good at his job!

I think you missed the point of the post. Read the link, then see who I was responding to.


I didn't see rotsky was back. In that case, good one.

Yes, rotsky, still. Now and forever.
 
2013-09-12 09:45:38 AM

Foxxinnia: skinink: I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.

Now that I think about it, an arcade would be a pretty good place to launder money. You just put the money in the change machines, put the coins in the games, and that's it. No receipts or anything.


damn.  that's farking brilliant.


time consuming, i mean you would almost have to hire people just to push bills thru changers, but still.
 
2013-09-12 09:50:23 AM

frepnog: time consuming, i mean you would almost have to hire people just to push bills thru changers, but still.


Why bother with the physical aspect of it. Calculate how fast and how much one could do in an hour, extrapolate that across a business day and write the entire thing in the ledger sheets and viola it appears that you have a vibrant and bustling arcade. Keep your prices lower than other arcades to maintain the appearance of being full by artificially filling your arcade and no one is the wiser.

A spa could work out well also, with up sell items and massage services and reporting of 'tips' for IRS purposes

......maybe I should start cooking meth
 

Gunny Highway: Yeah, I dunno. He is such a character when he is "on" that maybe he is a really reserved private guy. I dont think he would do the show if his heart wasnt in it to some degree. Bob seems like he pours a lot into his character.


Thats a good point, hadn't thought of that
 
2013-09-12 10:10:34 AM
awww, too scared to try something original?
 
2013-09-12 10:12:35 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: frepnog: time consuming, i mean you would almost have to hire people just to push bills thru changers, but still.

Why bother with the physical aspect of it. Calculate how fast and how much one could do in an hour, extrapolate that across a business day and write the entire thing in the ledger sheets and viola it appears that you have a vibrant and bustling arcade. Keep your prices lower than other arcades to maintain the appearance of being full by artificially filling your arcade and no one is the wiser.

A spa could work out well also, with up sell items and massage services and reporting of 'tips' for IRS purposes

......maybe I should start cooking meth
 

Gunny Highway: Yeah, I dunno. He is such a character when he is "on" that maybe he is a really reserved private guy. I dont think he would do the show if his heart wasnt in it to some degree. Bob seems like he pours a lot into his character.

Thats a good point, hadn't thought of that


ah.  yeah.  duh.
 
2013-09-12 10:32:11 AM
I'm very optimistic about this. Look at the team behind it. I also doubt we will be seeing a different case every week show. I imagine something like breaking bad light. Saul will be dealing with a major villain and dealing with his law practice on the side.
 
2013-09-12 02:29:20 PM

redsquid: Uncle Pooky: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

Dude, you're a Fark legend. Embrace and enjoy it.

/Anyone have that thread bookmarked?

Says the nuts-stuck-in-a-chair guy's alt.


Huh?
 
2013-09-12 03:03:05 PM

Uncle Pooky: redsquid: Uncle Pooky: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

Dude, you're a Fark legend. Embrace and enjoy it.

/Anyone have that thread bookmarked?

Says the nuts-stuck-in-a-chair guy's alt.

Huh?


Bigz2k is another Fark legend. Here ya go-
http://www.fark.com/comments/2018473/Im-stuck-to-my-chair-Im-so-very -s cared-Help-Details-In-thread
 
2013-09-12 04:07:19 PM

mrEdude: awww, too scared to try something original?


Hollywood doesn't do that anymore.
 
Bf+
2013-09-12 04:23:47 PM

rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.



Best part?  Forever.
 
2013-09-12 04:30:03 PM

AltheaToldMe: saintwrathchild: Dwight_Yeast: No, Kelsey Grammar is insufferable no matter what the quantity. The problem with Frasier Crane was that you had a character actor of average intelligence playing a guy who was supposed to be a genius and Grammar eventually became convinced that he actually was one!

Hey I liked Boss. Apparently I was the only one though.

Hardly!  The Mrs and I really enjoyed that show.  It was ruthless and enjoyable.


I also enjoyed "Boss." What it lacked in plausibility (seriously, it seemed like everytime someone got written into a corner, someone else got shot) it made up for with glorious Kathleen Robertson tits.
 
2013-09-12 05:45:03 PM

redsquid: Uncle Pooky: redsquid: Uncle Pooky: rotsky: LesserEvil: Sorry, pet peeve

WTF? Still?  Asshole.

Dude, you're a Fark legend. Embrace and enjoy it.

/Anyone have that thread bookmarked?

Says the nuts-stuck-in-a-chair guy's alt.

Huh?

Bigz2k is another Fark legend. Here ya go-
http://www.fark.com/comments/2018473/Im-stuck-to-my-chair-Im-so-very -s cared-Help-Details-In-thread


When I said "Huh?", I was confused as to who you thought I was. Now I'm confused as to why you think I'm that guy's alt.
 
2013-09-12 06:44:58 PM

Uncle Pooky: I was confused as to who you thought I was. Now I'm confused as to why you think I'm that guy's alt.


Don't worry.  He's the type of guy that leaves no joke unexplained.  A real Fark historian, too. *sigh*
 
2013-09-12 07:54:28 PM
Anyone who saw last week's  Breaking Bad knew this was coming.
 
2013-09-12 10:03:45 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Foxxinnia: skinink: I just want to find out why Saul was trying to unload that stupid laser tag/arcade place.

Now that I think about it, an arcade would be a pretty good place to launder money. You just put the money in the change machines, put the coins in the games, and that's it. No receipts or anything.

He has said that he's been in the laundering business for quite some time now

"Man I miss the 80s"


Yeah I thought that was the in-joke.  Also that they met there when they were plotting against Gus because really, who would look for anyone in a lazer tag joint?
 
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