Sleazy lawyer archetype: Before Better Call Saul, enjoy bad attorneys from the Simpsons to Gone Girl (VIDEO).

Before Better Call Saul, Enjoy This Video Taxonomy of Film and TV’s Sleaziest Lawyers

Before Better Call Saul, Enjoy This Video Taxonomy of Film and TV’s Sleaziest Lawyers

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Feb. 6 2015 9:38 AM

Saul’s Ancestors

A video taxonomy of amoral attorneys on screen.  

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Bob Odenkirk’s titular Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul is just the latest in a long tradition of crooked attorneys on screens big and small. But legal sleaze comes in many shades, from hyper competent, amoral sharks to well-intentioned but bumbling buffoons. In honor of the new Breaking Bad spinoff, which debuts Sunday, enjoy this video breakdown of some of the finer gradations of scumbag officers of the court.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.