Squidbillies is one of Adult Swim’s bigger hits and has the same type of humor (blue) and aims for the same age group (teenage boys) as the rest of their lineup. They aren’t aiming for high brow comedy, instead the show is more comfortable with sexual innuendo and insult humor. Usually, that’s my cup of tea but it isn’t that funny.
The show is based on the lives of three squids living in the mountains of Georgia. The squids are the most blatantly Redneck characters since Jeff Foxworthy. Hence the name, Squid + hillbillies = Squidbillies.
Early is the leader of the group. The man of the house and the main character in most episodes, Early is a foul-mouthed bigot who wears a different hat in each episode that has something unsavory on it. Some of the best humor found in the show is on his hat; One has a picture of Sarah Palin on the front with the acronym “VPILF” under it.
The second main character is Rusty. He is the youngest of the group and the most progressive as well, actually trying to read in one episode. While he tries to better himself he still idolizes Early to such an extent and as such tends to get himself into trouble. He’s kind of like Meatwad in Adult Swim staple Aqua Teen Hunger Force in that he means well but is too stupid to know better. As such everyone uses him for their own benefit.
Granny is the last main character and is voiced by Dana Snyder (who also voices Master Shake from the aforementioned ATHF). She is an older women who talks about sex or is praying to Jesus in an interesting combination.
The group has a wide variety of adventures in this season of the show, ranging from alien encounters to family reunions to taking care of the immigration problem.
The Liar, The Bitch and The Boredrube
The Fine ol’ Solution
Confessions of a Gangrenous Mind
The Big Gay Throwdown
Reunited, And It Feels No Good
Not Without My Cash Cow
Squidbillies: Volume 3 is presented in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio and Dolby Digital Sound.
The animation isn’t the greatest, but the transfer to DVD looks fine and the audio has no problems.
Art + Music
This Ain’t A Hat, It’s A Ragtop For A Sex Convertible – Just early walking around in every hat he’s ever had on during the show.
Funny Pete Stuff – Ads from Adult Swim for the show.
Bumps – The black screen stuff from Adult Swim
Dragon Con 2009 – The Panel answering questions from fans.
It’s not the worst show on TV. It’s pointed at the mid to upper teen males and for that age group it’s fine. If you’re outside this age group, you might find a few jokes to laugh at, but it won’t make you laugh enough to be worth your time.
Cartoon Network presents Squidbillies: Volume 3. Directed by: Jim Fortier and Dave Willis. Starring: Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt, and Dana Snyder. Written by: Jim Fortier, Dave Willis, and Chris Kelly. Running time: 101 Minutes. Rating: TV-MA. Released on DVD: July 6, 2010.