Gene the Cinnabon manager's lunch is inside a Kansas City Royals container on 'Better Call Saul.'
There’s something about Better Call Saul and the Kansas City Royals. Just not sure what.
Season 3 of the hit AMC show, a prequel of sorts to Breaking Bad, debuted Monday night. The opening sequence took another leap forward in time, to when Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene is working at a Cinnabon in Omaha (Saul’s “best-case scenario” from the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad).
And there’s Gene, played by Bob Odenkirk, grabbing his Royals lunchbox on his way to a lunch break in the mall.
Makes sense, in that the Royals are the closest big-league team to Omaha, not to mention the parent club of the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers.
It’s the second time Royals gear has been depicted on screen on Better Call Saul. Last season, Kim Wexler (the Odenkirk character’s girlfriend) is shown wearing a Royals T-shirt.