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Russell "Rusty" Cuyler is Early Cuyler's son and the central protagonist of Squidbillies.

Basic Information[]

The son of Early and Krystal, Rusty is a dimwitted, abused, backwoods boy. He seeks his fathers approval in nearly everything he does, frequently

Rusty Early and Granny in the episode "Granny Hotfoot".

going out of his way to emulate and try to impress him. Rusty exhibits facial similarities to the stereotypical redneck male: bad teeth, acne, and a mullet.


Rusty has shown the ability to read, which is uncommon in the Cuyler family.

Rusty is established as the father of Tammi's child in "Rusty and Tammi Sitting in a Tree, B-A-S-T-A-R-D." His son is named Macho Man Randy Cuyler.


Rusty is easily influenced by others around him, especially his father. However, he often fails in his attempts to mimic Early's overtly prejudiced and myopic view of the world. Rusty shows deep respect for his father even though he is frequently beaten by him.

He also cares a great deal for his new family: his wife Tammi and his son Macho Man Randy Cuyler. Unfortunately, he has had some problems with his new family, including his failure to pay child support and general childishness.


When Rusty was born, Early was incarcerated, having already been sent to prison for a 15 year sentence. Krystal quickly abandoned Rusty on aunt Lil's doorstep and she raised him for years. He helped her run her "hair doos" shop until Lil's most recent batch of meth exploded. Finally, the state stepped in and placed Rusty with Granny. Rusty, however, ran away and spent the next 11 years being raised poorly by wolves. It was revealed later that the wolf memory was a dream, nevertheless he sometimes misses the wolves. As a runaway, he finds his father, Early in a chain gang. Sheriff, feeling emotional over the father and son reunion, released Early so he can be with Rusty.

Rusty is often the voice of reason in the show, but will also act as unintelligent as Early in either an attempt to impress his father, or out of sheer stupidity.

He was taken by Durwood Cuyler & his family in "Reunited, And It Feels No Good", He lost his virginity to his Uncle Durwood's wife Fiona in "Not Without My Cash Cow!".

He became a Clowny Freak in the episode "Clowny Freaks", since he wipe himself with a makeup from a Birthday clown.

He learned how to play football in "Lean Green Touchdown Makifying Machine", so he can go to college.

In "America: Why I Love Her", Rusty was very hungry & wanted food, after the song "Nature's bounty", sung by Early, Early shot one of the Al-Qaedans cows, after this Rusty was taken to the Al-Qaedans, since they were training & making a bomb to invade Alabama.

In "Keeping It in the Family Way", he fell in love with Tammi and had sex with her. He later found out that she was his half-sister, but they are both too dumb to grasp that and instead think they're cousins. Rusty and Tammi have the same birth mother, Krystal.

In "Snow Daddy", Rusty created Snow Daddy, as a imaginary father for him.

In "Rusty and Tammi Sitting in a Tree, B-A-S-T-A-R-D", Rusty gets a job at the Ballmart deli to support himself and the pregnant Tammi. Unfortunately, his dalliance with responsibility causes him to miss the birth of his son, Macho Man Randy Cuyler because Dan Halen, who owns Ballmart, will not let him leave work.

In "The Inkubator Lives!",Rusty ignores his new family and avoids the emotional and financial stress by becoming a crime fighter to stop crime in Dougal County like Early.

He was shot by a drunk Early in "Gun of a Son".

In later seasons, Rusty still lives with Early & Granny at the Cuyler House in the county of Dougal County, while working to financially provide for his wife and son.

In "Trackwood Race-ist", it is revealed that Rusty wanted to be a part of the Woody Scouts since he was a child, but wasn't allowed to join because of his father. Rusty later decided to let his son, Randy join the Woody Scouts.

In "The Guzzle Bumpkin", Rusty becomes a part of the Guzzle Bumpkins after a making a viral video, Unfortunately, it would not last for long, as he later rejected the chance to perform a New Years stunt that involved swimming into a large pile of dog shit.

He owned his own Party Business in "Events by Russell." After being pressured by Granny, Rusty reluctantly hired his father to assist him, but Early insisted on DJing, despite being told repeatedly not to. Eventually, Early inadvertently burned down The Jiggle Hut after hosing down Rusty's DJ equipment. Rusty finally snapped and beat Early up. He then ripped out his father's throat and threw him into a pool of pudding. He does the same to Sheriff, Deputy Denny, Ellis & Granny.



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  • The Snakeman has a similar appearance to Rusty and may be his half-father, due to being in a three way with Early and Krystal.
  • He dies at least three times.
  • Rusty had an aunt named Amber Jean who was a Siamese twin to Krystal, seen only in
  • The episodes "Class of '86", "Taint Misbehavin'", "Vicki", & The Knights of the Noble Order of the Mystic Turquoise Goblet are the only episodes in the series where Rusty Cuyler doesn't make any appearances in.