Heartwarming / Squidbillies
Of all things, freakin' has this when Rusty refuses to shoot an adorable squirrel as a part of some messed up redneck "coming of age" ceremony. So he aims down and shoots the ground instead - only he actually shoots his own grandmother. Yeah, call it a subversion, but it works.
Squidbillies There was also the moment in the Christmas episode when, genuinely moved by a live nativity singing "O Holy Night", Early shares a rare father-son moment with "Well Done, Son!" Guy Rusty... until the nativity turns out to be an elf black ops team sent to rescue the captured-and-tortured Santa. They are promptly mauled to death by Granny's attack dogs.
The ending of "Rusty and Tammi Sitting In A Tree, B-A-S-T-A-R-D", where Rusty has a tender moment with his newborn son, Macho Man Randy Cuyler.
Made even more tender by the fact that Granny believes the baby to not actually be Rusty's, but taking steps to not enlighten him of the fact.
"Dead Squid Walking" has Early comforting Rusty after he's duped by his outlaw grandfather.
Early: Son, I know you disappointafied, but I told you. He just ain't no damn good.
Rusty: But he-he done lied to me...
Early: Just forget about it, sport. What do you say we play us some catch?
Granted, Early's version of catch involves using a BB Gun to shoot at Rusty's head. Though, Early does say he loves his son (in his own way).