Granny is hospitalized, in need of an operation the family can't afford.
Early's Trucker Hats
- "Booty Hunter"
- "Swayze Crazy" (flashback only)
- "Glug" (flashback only)
- "Remember 9-11 Irregular" (flashback only)
- Early Cuyler (Unknown Hinson)
- Rusty Cuyler (Daniel McDevitt)
- Granny Cuyler (Dana Synder)
- Lil Cuyler (Patricia French)
- Sheriff (Bobby Ellerbee)
- Dan Halen (Todd Hanson)
- Krystal (Mary Kraft)
- Boyd (Pete Smith)
- Reverend (Scott Hilley)
- Glenn's Wife (Dana Swanson)
- Dr. Cock (Donald Cock)
- The Mexicans
- Donna's Ex-husband (Dave Willis)
- Squid Jesus (Fred Armisen)
- Dr. Bug (Todd Barry)
- This is the first appearance of Dr. Cock in the show.
- Dr. Cock's voice actor is credited as "Donald Cock", as he isn't voiced by Brendon Small, this explains why his voice also sounds different from his later appearances.
- He also pronounces Early's name as "Mr. Kiler".
- This is one of the first episodes of the show where no new characters debut or introduced in the episode.
- This is currently the third, and final episode of the show, where the Dougal County Hospital is a nursing home.
- A picture of the top half of Granny's skeleton is seen on the wall.
- This episode reveals that Granny has been farting, including her gaining, and losing weight at a possible pace, as she inflates herself in the hospital bed, through it is only water retention. She only needs a new gallbladder. Granny is bunion free. Reverend is a foot specialist, and not a blood relative. Lil has eaten pills from the clinic's cabinets, she is filled with smoke, and she is claimed to have a gallbladder inside her, the blood found by the doctor was riddled with hepatitis D (the white smoke visible onscreen), which the doctor claims that he didn't know existed until now, and doesn't know what that is. Early may have to call Jesus to use his heavenly powers, and Dr. Cock he might get a different donor. He is the perfect donor for his mother. Early can also fabricate a whistle by carving a wooden branch with a sharp knife.
- When Early threatens Reverend in the clinic with a shotgun, the Reverend has a piece of tape stuck to his mouth, Dr. Cock removes the piece of tape off his mouth, and the Reverend runs away out of the clinic, calling Early a "insane man".
- Early thinks Dr. Cock maybe gay, wanting to sleep, and go on a date with him. Rusty claims that he is going to be "gaynatin'" him, and Early thinks he is trying to transmogrify him into one of his "y 'all's". Dr. Cock confirms he doesn't what to go on a date with him.
- This is one of the first episodes where Lil Cuyler lays on the ground covering her face, and the back of her blonde hair is seen, until she vomits. This trait continues in later episodes most notably "Earth Worst", "Need for Weed", "Limbitless", "Taint Misbehavin'", and "Bunker Down, You Hairy Dawg!"
- Flashbacks from the episodes "Swayze Crazy", "Office Politics Trouble", and "Meth O.D. to My Madness" are used in this episode.
- Early's trucker hats "Swayze Crazy", "Glug", and "Remember 9-11 Irregular" are visible in the flashbacks.
- In between the flashbacks for "S1E6", and "S2E6", a flashback of Early wearing his "Booty Hunter", holding a object resembling a card, or radio, and Rusty punching his grandmother, this flashback was never seen in other episode.
- Granny's skeleton falls off her body, from Lil's hepatitis D.
- The Gas Station is visible next to the Mexicans.
- This is one of the first episodes where one of the Mexicans speak in their Spanish language using only subtitles, while Granny speaks the language.
- Like real Mexicans, the Mexicans have interest into taking people's jobs such as Early, and Granny, such as Early's efforts to get the gallbladder.
- One of the them still has to feed his family.
- Granny asks in Spanish language that "anybody ever come by needing eight handjobs at once?" but the Mexicans think that they are jobs, before using her inflation powers.
- The Mexicans are later seen painting, subbing the color red on a crown molding, and the walls which Donna explained that it was "mandarin sunrise".
- Shoe footprints are also seen on the floor.
- Its possible that Donna's ex-husband has letting the Mexican's paint the interior of his house, and one of them pushes Granny into the walls for red paint, which the ex-husband says he doesn't want "no texture" for the walls.
- Early's scooter from "Take This Job & Love It", and "Meth O.D. to My Madness" returns.
- Snakeman is shown eating a Mexican from a truck, as he pays nine dollars an hour for the Mexicans.
- One of the Mexicans' shirts resembles Early's "Booty Hunter" trucker hat, the shirt says "Caza Culo" instead.
- Early mentions a person named "Terry", presumably a driving a construction truck holding Krystal, which destroys half the walls of a room in the clinic.
- Granny claimed that she woke up in North Korea, and a little fella was trying to grind her head into a powder, and was rubbing it on himself would help him get it up, but said in Korean.
- A picture of inflated Granny on a picture taped to a glass jar with cents saying "save my Granny", which Early empties.
- Boyd's store sells its own jerky, with over two flavors: Spicer or ranch.
- The store also sells pocket knives.
- 8 linear feet, 12-guage, and teriyaki are also mentioned (the latter is used when Early sells his surgery money to Boyd).
- The waffle that Squid Jesus depicts a humanoid shape, and it is crying blood, which is worth something on the internet. and Squid Jesus thinks that Ruby could sell it, after posting it. The waffle is worn over $200 dollars.
- Dr. Bug from the episodes "Family Trouble" and "Giant Foam Dickhat Trouble" reappears in this episode.
- Granny's lines "never meant to flush him down the toilet," and that he was "always her favorite" referencing a grudging recognition to the Cuyler family, which Dr. Bug is apart of, which also connects to Early having some family relation to Bug.
- This is also the second and finale episode where Dr. Bug speaks in a episode.
- This episode marks a rare time that their are two doctors working in Dougal County.
- When Early is eating teriyaki, while Rusty holding it with his tentacles, the country music playing on Early's cellphone sounds to similar to the song "Bin Laden Boot Scoot" from a later episode called "The Okaleechee Dam Jam".
- That said cellphone that Early called Dr. Cock, and heard on Dr. Bug on was throwed out the window.
- At the end of the episode, while Granny's gallbladder is being worked on, Early, Rusty, Granny, Lil, and Sheriff all have been implanted with small computers inside their heads, which send electrical impulses to their brains, and television screens depict Dan Halen's logo bouncing on the screen, which helps to reduce the problems with smoking from own Dan Halen's high tar slims. A pixelated Dan Halen appears on the computer screen to tell them to "smoke now!", and let them smoke cigarettes'. They also have bags of free satin tote bag, which came with the operation, which are used for the sickness: nausea from the family, and Sharif, and the sickness is put into the said high satin tote bags.
References & Allusions
- The episode's title "Asses to Ashes, Sluts to Dust" is based off the infamous "Ashes to Ashes, Dusts to Dust" by Genasis located within the King James bible, which is one of the many euphemisms for death.
- Krystal is dressed as Dave Hlubek, from the real-world American southern rock/hard rock band "Molly Hatchet", even mentioning the band's name, when it is coming on, and Early can't afford any "Molly Hatchet" tickets.
- Coca-Cola, a famous real-world drink is mentioned by Donna's ex-husband, after Granny's pancreas exploded, and was told to rest.
- The Dan Halen's logos bouncing on the television screens at the end of the episode is a reference to bouncing DVD logos.