CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 19:  Eric Wareheim (L) and Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric attends "The Big Live Comedy Show" presented by YouTube Comedy Week held at Culver Studios on May 19, 2013 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for YouTube)
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Tim and
Eric Had A Hilarious Method For Convincing Bob Odenkirk to Work
With Them
Before Bob Odenkirk became mega-famous as Saul Goodman on "Better Call Saul" or an older, gruffer version of John Wick in "Nobody," he had quite a career in comedy. He even influenced an entire generation of comedians, which include Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who ‌reached out to Odenkirk when they were trying to catch a break.
Before Tim and Eric became the idols of alt-comedy, they boldly mailed Odenkirk a DVD of sketches they had created. Odenkirk told Pedestrian, he received the DVD in the mail and whereas he would usually "throw it in the garbage," he actually opened it and recalled, "there's a video, a DVD, and along with it they had an itemized bill for the DVD and
mailing [it] and everything."
The invoice sealed the deal for Odenkirk, who flew the boys out to Los Angeles, beginning their journey towards becoming comedy legends and starting their own production company: Abso Lutely Productions. The story of the invoice has gained a kind of legendary status in Tim and Eric lore, and Odenkirk himself included the whole episode in his biography.