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Macy’s Parade Eagle-Eye Fan Spots ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Sitting Front Row Behind Savannah Guthrie

Macy’s Parade Eagle-Eye Fan Spots ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Sitting Front Row Behind Savannah Guthrie

The stars do come out for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and one from Breaking Bad definitely popped up on Thursday. Savannah Guthrie of NBC was busy taking care of her broadcasting duties along the parade route. Did you see who is sitting right behind her? It’s none other than Bob Odenkirk of Breaking Bad. Odenkirk apparently wanted to get a chance to enjoy the pretty good weather in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.

Now Odenkirk is definitely dressed out for the weather. It looks like he has gloves on, so he did come prepared in case temperatures dropped. Yet the Big Apple did show out on Thursday, having partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Odenkirk is still beloved by fans for playing Saul Goodman on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. Yet Odenkirk did say goodbye to his role after Season 6. It’s one of the roles of a lifetime. Yet Odenkirk apparently needed more time to get over playing such a great character.

“I wanted more time to wallow, and I’m going to wallow for the next ten years or more,” Odenkirk told Empire in an interview from October 2022. “I know that was probably the role of my lifetime, and that’s a wonderful thing to have had. Some people don’t get that. I will be wallowing the rest of my life.”

Bob Odenkirk Tackled New Role In ‘Lucky Hank’

Meanwhile, his fans know that Odenkirk went on to star as Professor Hank Devereaux in the AMC series Lucky Hank. Odenkirk talked about what led him to the role in an interview with The A.V. Club.

“I thought I needed to do this because I liked the writing,” Odenkirk said. “I really liked how the character was funny but aware of it, as opposed to Saul Goodman, who was also funny, but you often laughed at him more than with him. (And) I liked that Hank loves his wife, and she loves him; he loves his daughter, and she’s annoyed by him but presumably loves him. That was all very, very different from Saul.”

But Odenkirk was not caught up in thinking about his popular role on Thursday. He simply was enjoying the moment. While this person managed to capture Odenkirk in a screen capture, he was not the only one to notice that the actor was in the crowd. A number of different eagle-eyed viewers noticed Odenkirk in the background there were other reasons to celebrate Thursday’s parade.

NBC weatherman Al Roker made his triumphant return after missing time last year. Roker has had a number of different illnesses that kept him from being out with the crowd. On Thursday morning, though, Roker looked like he was in good spirits. He even had a few minutes with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who came by to chat. Fallon also teased appearing in the parade with his show’s band, The Roots.

As it has done for many years, NBC hosted Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. One of the featured acts this year was Cher.