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The Better Call Saul Season 1 Scene That Went Too Far

"Better Call Saul" arrived on AMC less than two years after "Breaking Bad" completed its critically-acclaimed five-season run as a modern television classic. The spinoff series promised to establish how Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became the go-to lawyer to represent criminals of all kinds in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area, and it delivered. A successful first season opened up into years of history in fictional Albuquerque for executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould to play with. Interlocking storylines result in a two-pronged show; a legal drama that follows Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, and a slow-burn crime series following Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks) as he grows into a power player in the drug trade and the middle man Saul Goodman works with when he gets sucked into the cartel's activities.

Season 1 of "Better Call Saul" meets these characters far removed from where audiences see them in "Breaking Bad." Jimmy barely makes ends meet as a public defender trying to do the right thing, and Mike starts the series as a former Philadelphia cop turned lowly parking attendant. A series of unfortunate coincidences puts Jimmy "in the game" as far as the Salamanca crime family is concerned, and Jimmy's representing Mike starts connecting the dots that eventually lead to Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). Jimmy McGill's knack for causing unnecessary trouble is what lands him in Albuquerque in the first place, and the final prank he pulls before trying a legitimate path lands him in deep trouble for good reason.

Jimmy McGill's classic 'Chicago Sunroof' prank is worse than it sounds

In the "Better Call Saul" Season 1 episode "Nacho," a flashback to Jimmy McGill's time spent in Illinois as a scam artist shows that Slippin' Jimmy was up to no good before he tried to work as a lawyer in Albuquerque. Jimmy pulls a prank so bad he is almost registered as a sex offender. The series makes an interesting decision here not to explicitly reveal what Jimmy did — he only describes it as a "Chicago Sunroof" to his brother, Chuck McGill. Chuck gets Jimmy out of these charges on a condition that Jimmy finds legitimate employment, and it isn't until seven episodes later that Jimmy describes what a "Chicago Sunroof" is: defecating through a car's open sunroof (via Esquire).

"Not my finest hour, I'll grant you that," Jimmy tells a baffled group of senior citizens while hosting a Bingo game in the Season 1 finale "Marco." Of course, Jimmy buries the lede — he drunkenly defecated into a car's open sunroof with children sitting inside the vehicle. It's a miracle that Chuck gets him out of any kind of charges, but clearly, Jimmy feels he was never punished: he tells his audience he's been "paying for it ever since," hinting at his long-standing grievances against Chuck. It's probably fair to bet that the children who were greeted with a surprise "Chicago Sunroof" have some grievances with Jimmy, too.