Bob Odenkirk wishes he weren't so 'stuck up' when he worked on Saturday Night Live: 'I was such a prick back then'
The Better Call Saul star has some youthful regrets from his time on SNL.
"I was so opinionated. I was a very opinionated comedy writer," he revealed, watching a clip of his younger self making a cameo on an April 13, 1991 episode hosted by Catherine O'Hara. "I was a writer on the show and Lorne [Michaels] would sometimes have me do a part in the scene, a small part like that. And of course I was starstruck at Catherine O'Hara, who was just the best."
"I wish I wasn't such a stuck up young man. I wish I was a sweeter fellow because I had a great opportunity there. I made the most of it. I learned a lot about comedy writing and I made some great friends for life at that show, but I still wish I'd just handled it better, but don't you always wish that about your young self?"
Although he only made a few brief onscreen appearances, Odenkirk struck comedy gold behind the camera as co-creator of one of SNL's most iconic recurring characters, Chris Farley's motivational speaker Matt Foley, which he wrote with the late comedian at Second City before taking the hilarious van-dweller to the SNL stage.
Odenkirk went on to win another Emmy as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show, and created and starred on his own sketch series Mr. Show With Bob and David along with David Cross, before going on to make a more dramatic turn on Breaking Bad and leading its spin-off series Better Call Saul.
Watch the clip of Odenkirk talking SNL above, and check out his full Couch Surfing episode on PeopleTV for more.
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