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This Show Is Called Squidbillies is the first episode from the first season of Squidbillies. It first aired on October 16th, 2005 on [Adult Swim].


The back story for the series, focusing on Rusty's conception and childhood leading to his reunion with his father, Early.

Early's Trucker Hats[]

  • "Here's The Beef"
  • "Breathe If You're Horny"


Guest Stars[]


  • This episode is officially known as the first episode of Squidbillies, though the original Rough Cut Pilot aired on April 1, 2005.
    • This pilot was originally going to air on November 7, 2004, but was replaced with the first episode of "Perfect Hair Forever", a another show on adult swim in the time slot that had been advertised as the premiere of the Squidbillies pilot. Unknown to the audience at the time, the existing Squidbillies pilot had fallen behind and wasn't ready to air.
    • Williams Street continued advertising the Squidbillies premiere up to and including the bump directly preceding the show, "Perfect Hair Forever", Later after it's airing, a bumper card appeared, apologizing for the apparent scheduling mixup only for it to fade out to a fake "Technical Difficulties" card featuring a selection of Perfect Hair Forever's characters, after this the "Anime Talk Show" was showed.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of several locations in the series, such as the Gas Station, Sheriff's Office and a Prison, oddly, the first and latter look extremely different in appearance, compare to later episodes, where the location's design changes in appearance.
  • This is one of few episodes not to have an Early truck opening, making this episode the first to do this.
  • According to the Narrator, after exiting the dance studio, the Sheriff would die of emphysema for three years from now.
  • During the Baby Hammock and Baby Death Trap segments, the segment are shown to be in live-action, as the footage does show a live action woman and her infant for the commercial, this is one the first times this is shown.
  • Several unnamed characters that exclusively appear in this episode, are a live-action mother and baby, a infant's parents, a judge and several unnamed people attend the trial / lawsuit for the Baby Hammock, Snakeman kills a man, an arm of a man who tells Early to get off his porch, after he licking and dating his pumpkin, a man holding a lighter inside the body of Krystal and unnamed men playing the guitars, with their heads not shown onscreen.
  • This episode, "Office Politics Trouble" and "Pile M For Murder", are the only episodes in the show, to feature Space Baby.
  • When Early heads to the junkyard to find Krystal and Snakeman in a outhouse having sex, a shooting star appears in the sky, just before the scene.
  • Early was arrested for robbing Boyd's Convenience Store, obviously for a tape for his tape cassette for Krystal, and placed in prison for fifteen years.
  • Early mentions "oh, what about a damn headache powder", as he is referring to a headache powder.
  • When Early looks at Sheriff a few times, when robbing the store, Sheriff is seen holding a crate of shopping items and has brown hair, which could be a wig.
  • Rusty knows how to a hair dryer and shampoo for Sheriff's own hair.
  • Krystal's watch says "0. 12. 14."
  • Krystal's marriage happens in the junkyard with Snakeman, the Reverend appears on the outhouse.
  • The truck that Snakeman rides, which can carry Krystal, reappears in the episode "Sharif."
  • The empty chicken bucket that baby Rusty is carried in, later reappears in the episode "Reunited, And It Feels No Good."
    • Krystal is also holding a chicken leg from that chicken bucket.
  • Lil is revealed to ran a beauty parlor / boiled peanutery off 575, and Rusty shampooed the Sheriff with over half a million dollars of crystal meth, which the latter explains Sheriff's death, before Lil brings out her chainsaw, letting blood splatter everywhere, including Rusty, this obviously leaded to the state stepping in and they placed Rusty in a more positive environment.
  • Singing can be heard saying "little baby boy Rusty and she raised him up at best she could", and the words "boredom and loneliness" being repeated. Then words sign "its lonely, when you're with your Granny."
  • Unlike later episodes of the show, Granny is shown living at a nursing home, not the Cuyler House.
  • The prisoners are seen using pickaxes, while being chained up, aside from Early and Snakeman, over three prisoners are seen. Early and Snakeman later unchained by the Sheriff (wearing big purple glasses and holding a large shotgun behind his back) using his tall key, the latter eats Sheriff.
  • A lightbulb can be seen on the celling, this lightbulb reappears again in "Rebel with a Claus."
  • Near the end of the episode, Early has his own demon tattoo with a demon creature with two heads, which is never seen again after this episode.
  • Flashbacks of this episode appear in the episode "Burned and Reburned Again."
  • Some of the continuity established in this episode is actually abandoned in later episodes of the show, while this doesn't effect the characters and location, such as the episode "Trackwood Race-ist", when there was a continuity error in a flashback where a younger version of Rusty was asking his father Early, to join the Woody Scouts, which ignores the Pilot's continuity such as Early being trapped in prison for fifteen years and Rusty being raised by a pack of wolves.
  • This is one the few episodes where the Narrator, narratives the entire episode.