It's a drama, but it could use a comedy legend.
Warning: the following article contains spoilers for 'Better Call Saul' season 6 episode 10
A new episode of 'Better Call Saul' season 6 premiered on Monday, with the amount of drama (at least when it comes to main characters dying) being suspiciously low. However, there was a certain cameo that caused waves among the show's fans.
Carol Burnett, a living comedy legend, has joined Bob Odenkirk in 'Nippy', portraying Marion, an old woman who stumbles across Odenkirk's Jimmy a.k.a. Saul Goodman a.k.a. Gene Takovic on her way home from a supermarket.
Marion turns out to be the mother of Jeff, a cab driver who recognized Gene as Saul, with the two later embarking on a mission to rob a department store in the Omaha mall where Gene works. The con, which involves some out-of-context cinnamon buns, works out successfully.
Burnett's cameo was warmly welcomed by fans, especially in the wake of how the actress professed herself as a fan of 'Better Call Saul' this entire time. Fans applauded her performance and even got her name trending on Twitter.
"I was not expecting Carol Burnett to be related to THAT character… It was right under our nose the whole time. Better Call Saul does it again." – @TheVividKiWi
Many praised the decision by the show to put Burnett into the mix of the final four episodes as "an excellent surprise". Given that the previous several episodes were an emotional roller-coaster, there is a good chance surprises don't just end there.
Burnett is renowned for her groundbreaking comedy show 'The Carol Burnett Show' (airing from 1967 to 1978) – the first one of its kind with a female host. She also starred in multiple movies, including Annie (1982), Noises Off (1992) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008).