Does anyone remember what the curtain situation is in Saul Goodman’s office? It’s important to get that straight, because a certain famed curtain wearer will be guest-starring on Better Call Saul’s final season this summer. That’s right! Sketch-comedy icon Carol Burnett will join as a character named Marion, according to a press release. The final six episodes will begin airing on Monday, July 11, and finish on August 15 on AMC and AMC+. Burnett joins Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who will be reprising their Breaking Bad roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. “I’m thrilled to be a part of my favorite show,” Burnett said.
Burnett has previously expressed interest in the Walter White Cinematic Universe, telling the San Antonio Express-News back in 2018 that she wanted to guest on the show because she thought “Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are genius.” Better Call Saul has mentioned Burnett previously (in season two, episode five: “Rebecca”), in which Chuck referenced Burnett’s famous ear-tugging move while talking to Rebecca. That means that Burnett and Marion both exist in the show’s universe, so maybe Marion’s tragic backstory will include always being mistaken for Carol Burnett? Surely a sad life! Until the episode airs, we’re imagining Burnett walking around her home saying things like “I am the one who knocks” and watching Chuck set his house on fire. Knowing this show, we’re wondering if Marion could beat Miss Hannigan in the category of “Carol Burnett’s Messiest Roles.”