By Kat Rosenfield
If you’re anxiously awaiting the premiere of “Breaking Bad” spin-off series “Better Call Saul,” here’s some additional evidence that the show is going to be a comic masterpiece: Michael McKean has been tapped to play a legal compatriot of criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.
According to Deadline, McKean’s character is named Thurber, and is, “a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction.”
Until someone informs us otherwise, we will assume that said affliction is either a) a second, evil head, or b) irritable bowel syndrome.
Meanwhile, McKean is going to be an amazing addition to the cast, a veteran actor who can hold his own against the formidable funny of Bob Odenkirk. But for those not totally familiar with McKean’s resume — i.e. the sad, sheltered people who have inexplicably never seen a Christopher Guest movie in their lives — here’s a quick, GIF-ed roundup of the skills he can bring to a role.
He makes really good faces.
He really gets our sense of humor.
He has excellent fashion sense.
His deadpan delivery of ridiculous one-liners is second to none.
He can mirror-dance with David Duchovny better than any other man alive.
Plus, if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see him do this — and if we’re really lucky, and the stars align, it might even be a pre-Heisenberg-era Walter White getting the business end of the slap.