Bob Odenkirk prepared for his "Better Call Saul" performance ... by learning how to make a Cinnabon?

And apparently in real life, too, Bob Odenkirk is the master of the cinnamon roll

Published March 31, 2015 3:59PM (EDT)


As things intensify at the end of "Breaking Bad," criminal lawyer Saul Goodman quips, "If I'm lucky, a month from now – best case scenario – I'm managing a Cinnabon in Omaha."

Now, in a weird twist of fate, Saul Goodman is actually working as a manager of a Cinnabon in the new spin-off series "Better Call Saul" which unfolds during the six years leading up to "Breaking Bad's" start.

Better yet, Bob Odenkirk -- who plays the early Saul in the spin-off series -- fancies himself a Cinnabon aficionado. Odenkirk joined "The Late Late Show" last night and told James Corden that the show took this Cinnabon plot line very, very serious. Case in point: A representative from the Cinnabon "home office" flew out to teach Odenkirk how to make the rolls exactly right.

"This woman came out, and she absolutely knew how to make a Cinnabon," Odenkirk said. "...That knowledge is preserved."

He continued: "I know how to run the machine, and plop it out and roll it out and the margarine out and put on the various ingredients -- which are all bad for you!"

Watch the clip below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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