Overwatch’s McCree Says ‘I’m Your Huckleberry’ Wrong And It’s Killing Me

Overwatch’s McCree Says ‘I’m Your Huckleberry’ Wrong And It’s Killing Me
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In the popular cosplay game Overwatch, one of the characters is a robot cowboy named McCree. He has a cowboy hat and a cowboy six-shooter. He’s pretty good at being a cowboy. Yet he does not seem overly familiar with the best cowboy cinema.

One of McCree’s most popular voice lines is, “I’m your Huckleberry.” It’s a reference to the classic 1993 western Tombstone. In the film, Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday introduces himself with the line not once but twice.

It is a gangster-arse way to announce yourself, and Kilmer plays it perfectly both times.

Here’s how McCree delivers the line:



  • So ‘huckleberry’ was apparently slang for a humble person (hence “Huckleberry Finn”). Probably obvious from context, but Val Kilmer’s getting attention by calling out that he’s who Ringo’s looking for. Putting the emphasis on ‘huckleberry’ is all wrong.

  • I’ve never played Overwatch, but having that pointed out to me has just given me an incurable wasting disease from which death is the only release. Thanks a lot.

  • Sorry, but no. Doc says “I’m your huckle bearer.” The handle of a coffin is a huckle. Your huckle bearer is a person who carries your coffin. Doc was saying he was the man who would end him.

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