One of the great things about Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
is the sheer breadth of insanity that makes it to air.
Need an example?
How about Squidbillies
What, you may ask, is a Squidbilly?
Break it down.
Short for hillbillies.
So, squid hillbillies.
See what I mean about insanity?
follows the unconvential lives of a family of squids left behind when the pre-historic oceans receded from the North Georgian mountains.
Now do you see?
Squidbillies Volume 5
is out in stores now and features all 10 season five episodes plus special features and guest appearances from T-Pain, Billy Joe Shaver and more.
is a special kind of Southern-fried weirdness. Its like Sigmund and the Seamonsters
meets Green Acres
. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.
contains the episodes:
- Snow Daddy
- Velvet Messiah
- Asbestos I Can
- Class of '86
- The Big E
- Keeping It In the Family Way
- The Pharoah's Wad
- Return of Gaga Pee Pap
- Trucked Up!
As I sat on my bed watching this family of inbred hillbilly squids interact with one another and their surroundings (and, at times, a velvet Jesus painting), I found myself laughing out loud at the spot on satire and overall lunacy of the proceedings.
They must be on to something. According to Nielsen, Squidbillies
was the number one show in its timeslot with adults ages 18-34.