Breaking Bad fans, this time you'd better call James!
Those dying for a taste of AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff series, Better Call Saul, got a nice little present this week, as this billboard popped up in Albuquerque, N.M. The sign is actually a prop being used in the filming of the prequel series, set to debut next year.
It seems Saul Goodman, in the days before he met meth king Walter White, went by the name of James M. McGill, attorney at law.
The exclamatory "Better Call Saul!" billboards seen in episodes of Breaking Bad showed Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, pointing at the viewer, Uncle Sam style, against a hot orange/yellow background. On the deep-blue McGill board, the actor rocks a bad toupee and gangster-style pinstripe suit. (Your honor, I object!)
Best of all, the phone number on the board, 505-842-5662, actually works.
Saul Goodman was ethically challenged in the extreme. James McGill, however, seems ethnically challenged, as Odenkirk's recorded message, promising "a lawyer you can trust," is delivered in an Irish accent so self-consciously awful, it makes Lucky the Leprechaun's whiny brogue sound authentic.
Photo: varago01 on Instagram.