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Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Spends An Hour Chatting Up BREAKING BAD Mastermind Vince Gilligan!! Learn The Strange Origin of Mike Ehrmantraut!! And If Garofalo Inspired The X-FILES Genie!! Listen Now Via The Archives!!

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On Saturday night "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan revealed ex-cop and Gus Fring henchman Mike Ehrmantraut was created only because Bob Odenkirk wasn't available to reprise "Better Call" Saul Goodman that week. 

 Gilligan had a lot more to say as he was plugging the series’ explosive July 15 fifth season premiere.  He offered hsi thoughts on whether Gus and his original Hermanos partner Max were lovers, and discussed whether or not Fring's heretofore unseen children would be turning up.

He also revealed that Janeane Garofalo was NOT his inspiration for Jenn the Genie in his acclaimed "X-Files" episode "Je Souhaite" (though acttress Paula Sorge, who ended up playing Jenn, might or might not have been inspired by the ascerbic comedienne).



Not enough geek for you? We’ll also crammed  in reviews of Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man."


We did not get to speak of “Bunheads,” “The Newsroom” or very naughty poodles.

(Screenwriter Zack Stentz had to cancel due to a family emergency, but we hope to have him back next Saturday.)

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