‘Squidbillies’, an adult animated TV series, airs on Cartoon Network‘s late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Jim Fortier and Dave Willis, it debuted on the channel on October 16, 2005. The bizarre story revolves around the Cuylers, a poor family of anthropomorphic hillbilly mud squids, who reside in Georgia’s, the Blue Ridge Mountains. The series’ primary antagonist is Early, an abusive, alcoholic father. Also in the family are teenage son, Rusty, his mother and grandmother, Granny and his sister, Lil.
Spanning 116 episodes across 11 seasons, ‘Squidbillies’ is Adult Swim’s one of the longest-running series. The show was then renewed for a 12th season. Here is everything we know about the latest installment.
Squidbillies Cast: Who is in it?
‘Squidbillies’ comprises an ensemble cast of talented voice actors. Starring in the lead role is Unknown Hinson, who is the voiceover artist for Early — a foul-mouthed, uneducated, violent, and alcoholic ex-prison inmate. He is the son of Granny and dad of Rusty. Prone to frequent temper outbursts, he uses his sawed-off shotgun, knife, or anything else at near reach to express himself. Daniel McDevitt is Rusty Cuyler, the cross-breed son of Early and Krystal. He is Granny and Ga Ga Pee Pap’s grandchild. Dumb and immature, he is always desperate to seek his father’s approval in almost anything he does.
Granny (Dana Snyder) is an aged squid and constantly uses a walker. She is the grandmom of Early and Lil and after season 11, it is confirmed that she is also their mother. This is the result of an incestuous relationship with Early’s dad and her sibling, GaGa Pee Pap. A religious Christian, she often sees visions of Squid Jesus, and is prone to violence and foul mouthing just like the rest of the family. Lil (Patricia French) is Granny’s grandchild and Early’s sister and has some defects in her appearance. She is depicted wearing Caucasian flesh-colored eye-shadow and extremely long, false fingernails on her tentacles.
Mary Kraft stars as Krystal, the actual birth mother of Rusty. She is sickeningly obese and is of Caucasian origin. She spends most of her time lying on a worn-out, dirty mattress in the junkyard, drinking and scratching lottery tickets. Tammi (Elizabeth Cook) is Rusty’s girlfriend and mom to his baby. Additionally, she is Krystal’s daughter, and hence, the half-sibling of Rusty. But this does not stop them from carrying out their sexual trysts. Jesco White is Early’s and Lil’s father and their grandfather as well. This is the result of an incestuous relationship with Granny. Having the same criminal bent of mind like his other family members, he is abusive and a notorious womanizer.
Squidbillies Plot: What is it about?
The story of ‘Squidbillies’ traces is origins from a natural disaster that had happened millions of years back — when the Atlantic Ocean flooded North America. The water swept all across the Ohio Valley and then gradually receded to give rise to the current landscape. However, the event left a small family of squids stranded deep within the North Georgia Mountains. Known as the Squidbillies, they are led by the patriarch Early Cuyler and the tale chronicles their world, filled with squabbles, feuds, and fornication.