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Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks Reveals His Least Favorite Line

It wasn't easy-peasy for producers to get Banks to say this line

Liam Mathews

Mike Ehrmantraut, played by Jonathan Banks on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is known for his cantankerous, no-nonsense attitude, which has led to unforgettable one-liners like "I can foresee a lot of possible outcomes to this thing, and not a single one of them involves Miller Time."

He's not known for using cutesy expressions, though, which is why it's kind of weird that he said "easy-peasy." But say it he did, in "Pimento," an episode from Better Call Saul's first season.

​Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television, Michele K.Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

He didn't say it without a fight, though.

Banks argued with executive producer Thomas Schnauz, who wrote and directed "Pimento," about whether or not a guy as tough as Mike would use a phrase as soft as "easy-peasy."

Banks may have lost the battle, but he still doesn't think Mike would say "easy-peasy." And he has his own way of sticking it to Schnauz:

"He's saved in my phone as 'Little Prince,'" says Banks.

Better Call Saul airs Mondays at 10/9c on AMC.