Everett Acker is The Comic Gem of ‘Better Call Saul’.
Step aside, Jimmy McGill. Move over, Huell Babineaux. There’s a new funnyman in town, and he’s stealing the show with his snappy retorts and unapologetically blunt humor.
Meet Everett Acker, the underdog side character in “Better Call Saul,” who’s been making waves in the fan community with his unexpected zingers and quick wit.
Played by the gifted Barry Corbin, Acker is a tenant caught in the middle of a legal dispute, not afraid to say exactly what he thinks, regardless of who’s in the room.
Although he is a minor character, he has a big personality and a way with words that resonates with viewers. His sarcastic remarks and hilarious one-liners provide a welcome comic relief amidst the high-stakes drama that unfolds throughout the series.
Take, for example, the scene where Kim Wexler offers him an increased buy-out of $18,000.
His response? “Well, nobody’s ever explained it to me like that before. $18,000. That’s a lot of money. I bet you with that, I could buy a big old mansion and a swimming pool. Do me a favor, will you? I’m gonna spread my legs out, like this, and just to finish it off, why don’t you give me a swift kick in the balls?”
The mixture of sarcasm, honesty, and an underlying sense of frustration leaves audiences both cringing and chuckling at his audacity.
And who can forget his reaction to Jimmy’s risqué “proposal?” Upon seeing the questionable image, Acker is at a loss for words before finally managing to sputter out, “A man… F’cking a horse!”
It’s a shocking and laugh-out-loud moment that perfectly encapsulates Acker’s direct, no-nonsense approach.
In a show filled with complex characters and dark themes, Acker’s acerbic humor adds a refreshing twist.
His blunt honesty, colorful metaphors, and sharp retorts offer a light-hearted break from the heavier plotlines, endearing him to fans and cementing his position as the comic gem of ‘Better Call Saul.’