BySam Warrington, writer at

How do you get from How I Met Your Mother to Breaking Bad in one simple step? Two words: Bob Odenkirk.

Bob plays Saul in Breaking Bad and in prequel show Better Call Saul.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview the actor said that the creation of Mike was down to the fact that he couldn't film an episode as he had already agreed to appear in HIMYM.

“I promise you I thought I was up for three episodes of Breaking Bad — well, they wanted me for four, but I could only do three ’cause I was in How I Met Your Mother. They actually added the character of Mike because I couldn’t make that fourth week, and they needed another character to get that information across, so that’s amazing right there.”

So creator Vince Gilligan thought of a new character to help tell the story.

The character of Mike was born with Jonathan Banks bringing the character to life.

We must thank the people at HIMYM, otherwise the wonderful Mike might never have graced our screens.

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