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Who You Gonna Call? "Better Call Saul" Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 23, 2014 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 23, 2014 |

I have a terrible and very undeveloped theory that Better Call Saul is actually an elaborate set up for Ghostbusters 3. See, the phrase “who you gonna call?” is irrevocably and completely tied to the the eponymous Ghostbusters. And here comes this show whose title is an alternative answer to said question. The question that was ruined forever, may just be seized and set free by this show. Try it. Sing the Ghostbusters’ theme song and answer the universal question with a sing-song “Betta-call-Saul” in place of “Ghostbusters”. It works; it totally works.

Further evidence: everyone is mystified why there would be a sequel to Breaking Bad featuring their entertaining but rather off the wall character of Saul Goodman. He’s not a bad character in the least, but he operated as sort of a gleeful foil to the sheer darkness of Jessie and Walt. Without their centering of the show, this one feels sort of unnecessary. Oh sure, in Vince we trust, but there are doubts. Doubts that would be allayed by finding out the entire show was a practical joke leading to Ghostbusters 3

The final bit of evidence? The new trailer, seen here:

Can’t you just see Saul Goodman as a failed lawyer who becomes one of the Ghostbusters? No? Just me?

Better Call Saul premiers on AMC on February 8th.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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