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Bob Odenkirk Wishes He Had Acted a Little Differently on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Bob Odenkirk gives an unexpected take on his early days at 'SNL' and looks back on what the opportunity taught him.

Video Transcript

- Do you work for NBC?

BOB ODENKIRK: No.

- No, you don't.

- OK, do you work for "Saturday Night Live?"

- What goes through your mind when you see that baby sitting in the SNL audience?

BOB ODENKIRK: Oh, I was such a prick back then.

- Wait, what? That's not what-- that's not what I was expecting.

BOB ODENKIRK: I was so opinionated. I was a very opinionated comedy writer. I was a writer on the show. And Lorne would sometimes have me do a part in a scene, a small part like that. And I did.

And of course, I was starstruck at Catherine O'Hara, who was just the best. I can't believe I did that. And I can't believe you found that. And I'm kind of sad right now and happy.

- Why?

BOB ODENKIRK: I wish I wasn't such a stuck up young man. I wish I was a sweeter fellow because I had a great opportunity there. I made the most of it. I learned a lot about comedy writing. And I made some great friends for life at that show. But I still wish I'd just handled it better. But don't you always think that about your young self?

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