The salon where the "temporary" office of Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) is, is the one that he (as Saul Goodman) offers to sell to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) for money laundering in Breaking Bad (2008).
The series takes place in 2002, six years before the beginning of Breaking Bad (2008) and seven years before Saul's first appearance.
Saul Goodman is a pseudonym that was picked because it sounded Jewish and sounds like "It's all good man."
Better Call Saul scored the second highest debut ratings in cable history, with an overall 6.9 million viewers for its first episode. Fear the Walking Dead (2015) surpassed that record with 10.1 million viewers in its first episode.
AMC renewed the series for a second season in June 2014, more than 7 months before the pilot episode aired.
Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) was mentioned in Breaking Bad (2008). Saul Goodman stated his real name is McGill.
All the episode titles in Season 1 end in the letter "O" except Better Call Saul: Alpine Shepherd Boy (2015). It was originally titled "Jello," but they were not allowed to use that trademarked name.
While Breaking Bad (2008) was shot on 35mm film, Better Call Saul is shot on 4K digital.
Jeremy Shamos and Julie Ann Emery, who play the Kettlemans, were given freedom to improvise because the producers liked their dynamic so much.
The nail salon where Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) keeps his office, and later tries to sell to Jesse Pinkman, is located on Juan Tabo, the same street as Gale Boetticher (David Costabile)'s apartment. The corner of Juan Tabo and Osuna was also the spot where Saul's "guy" could pick you up for a new identity.
Aaron Paul announced having had "serious talks" with director Vince Gilligan for a possible guest appearance but later told The Huffington Post it was not going to happen.
Vince Gilligan revealed on an interview that his original plan was to shape the show on season 1 and eventually step out and let Peter Gould run the series full-time, but making the season was so creatively fulfilling that he changed his mind and decided to also run it on an every day basis.
In the 4th episode of second season, Better Call Saul: Gloves Off (2016), the man to whom Mike (Jonathan Banks) approaches for guns is the same man who sells guns to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in the flash-forward in the first episode of the 5th season, Breaking Bad: Live Free or Die (2012), of Breaking Bad (2008).
Saul's (Bob Odenkirk's) catch phrase "It's showtime, folks!" is a reference to All That Jazz (1979).
For many extreme shots like "on the ground shooting straight up or inside a coffee cup" is used a very compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 camera.
The music that plays during the end credits is a rearranged version of the Breaking Bad (2008) theme.
Season 2 was originally scheduled to be 13 episodes long, but was shortened to 10 at the request of the producers.
The title of this show is named after the title of Breaking Bad: Better Call Saul (2009) (as well as being the tagline for his TV commercials), where Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) made his first appearance in the show.
In smaller places like Saul (Bob Odenkirk)'s office that is about 64 square feet, Saul (Bob Odenkirk)'s car, and other small spaces, The RED Dragon's 4k digital camera is used.
If you take the first letters of each episode title in season 2 and unscramble them, it spells "FRINGS BACK".
Both Raymond Cruz (Tuco) and Jonathan Banks (Mike) from Breaking Bad (2008) BCS and played a role in a Gremlins movie. Raymond Cruz (Tuco) played the messenger in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), and Jonathan Banks (Mike), played Deputy Brent in Gremlins (1984).
The law firm of Davis and Main refers to a restaurant in Richmond, VA that Vince Gilligan used to visit. The restaurant has since closed, but it was located at 2501 W Main St.
The yellow car Saul (Bob Odenkirk) is driving is a sedan version of Suzuki Cultus Crescent 1995-1998 model. The car was known as Suzuki Esteem in North America and Suzuki Baleno in Europe, Asia and Australia.
The show-- like Breaking Bad (2008)-- plays games with names. Saul Goodman sounds Jewish, suggests "it's all good, man," and is an ironic Biblical reference: where the Bucle's the anti-Christian Saul had a religious epiphany and became Paul, here saintly James becomes Saul the "good man." Ehrman-Traut in German suggests "honourable man trusts."
Season 1 Timeline: "Uno" - May 13-May 25, 2002 (thirteen days) "Mijo" - May 25-June 15, 2002 (three weeks) "Nacho" - June 15-16, 2002 (two days) "Hero" - June 16-20, 2002 (five days) "Alpine Shepherd Boy" - June 20-22, 2002 (three days) "Five-O" - June 22, 2002 (one day) "Bingo" - June 23-25, 2002 (three days) "RICO" - June 26-28, 2002 (three days) "Pimento" - June 28-30, 2002 (three days) "Marco" - June 30-July 18, 2002 (three weeks)
Michael McKean has appeared in two Vince Gilligan spin-offs: The X-Files (1993)' The Lone Gunmen (2001) and Breaking Bad (2008)'s Better Call Saul.
Abigail Zoe Lewis replaces Kaija Bales from Breaking Bad (2008) in the role of Kaylee, Mike's granddaughter due to the character being younger in this series.
During season 3, Saul (Bob Odenkirk) wears a Panavision hat, but the commercials are all shot on videotape using a Sony Betacam-SP.
A Kia Soul can be seen driving on the street in season two, even though the Soul didn't come out until 2007. Season Two is supposed to be taking place in 2003.
It is known that in Breaking Bad (2008), Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) was first seen in the 8th episode of season 2. It is not a coincidence that Better Call Saul's first episode premiered on February 8. "08/02" (episode/season, day/month).
Jonathan Banks's character works as a parking lot attendant. In Mike Tyson Mysteries: Is Magic Real? (2014) Banks's character also works as a parking lot attendant.
Michael McKean appeared with Bob Odenkirk on Mr. Show with Bob and David: Life Is Precious and God and the Bible (1998) (26 Oct. 1998).
Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin) & Ed Begley Jr. (Clifford Main) also worked together on three episodes of Veronica Mars (2004) as Hank Landry & Cyrus O'Dell respectively.