"My dreams are all dead and buried. Sometimes I wish the Sun would just explode. When God comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll take all ya sons-a'-bitches when I go."
In the hills of Georgia live a family of hillbillies. They're also squids. These squidbillies drink, make meth, mud-bog, and destroy property. The characters are:
Early Cuyler, an extremely violent and drunk redneck. His hat always changes between shows, usually saying something like "Booty Hunter", "Sonny Lied!", or "Guns Don't Kill People, I Do". He has gone to prison and is often scolded by the sheriff for making pinecone moonshine or holding up the convenience store. He was made CEO of the Corrupt Corporate Executive's company to act as a scapegoat.
Rusty Cuyler, Early's son. He is more na´ve and morally centered, but is also dumb and gullible. He is a "Well Done, Son" Guy.
Granny Cuyler, the feeble and senile mother of Early and Lil (maybe their granny or great granny, it's unclear the exact relation). She often sees visions of squid-Jesus.
Lil, who runs a meth operation/beauty salon. Not quite a common character.
The Sheriff, who is a nice guy that usually just complains about crimes happening in the area. Dies fairly often (like most of the characters), but is replaced by another sheriff from a sheriff clone farm. Unlike the Cuylers, he's human(ish).
Dan Halen, the Corrupt Corporate Executive and owner of Dan Halen Industries. His company appears to make sheetrock, but really dabbles in violent mutant corn, corrosive body spray, baby death traps, and foreign arms sales. Dan is a (usually) naked, pear-shaped blob of flesh with long red hair; good luck assigning a species to him. Revealed in an episode focused on him to have existed throughout the history of mankind in the exact same form, and to have been a part of many terrible events. Including the German Nazi Party.
The show is one of the more controversial series to air on [adult swim]; the pilot debuted on April Fools' Day 2004, to horrible reviews (in the show's defense, the premiere was a rough cut - "rough cut" here meaning that some portions were not even fully animated). However, when the series was officially premiered in October 2005, the series slowly but surely found its niche.
Abusive Parents: Early has knifed and shot Rusty a few times, among other things.
The Alcoholic: Early Cuyler is rarely without his homemade pine cone "party liquor".
Early: Damn don't time fly when you're drunk as hell!
Artistic License: Aside from them being squids on land, in one episode Early and Granny drown in the lake. They're squids so they should be able to breathe underwater.
Similarly, the Sheriff is Made of Plasticine, but you'd be surprised how well he survives losing his organs, losing his head, getting savagely beat up, etc.
Captain Ersatz: Tom Treebow, Helmsman trophy winner, and quarterback of the Crocodiles of the Peninsular State just below Georgia.
Caught Up in the Rapture: Squid-Jesus accidentally turns on the Rapture and everyone starts floating up to heaven. Dan Halen, not to be left behind, takes a rocket pack and flies up to heaven to cut in line. Heaven apparently has a limit to how many people can get in, because Dan was the last person allowed in, leaving the Sheriff to go back down. Meanwhile, the Reverend is still down on Earth, lamenting about not being chosen.
"Why did he reject me?! THEY EVEN TOOK THE MEXICANS FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!! They can't even pray in English!"
Complexity Addiction: Dan Halen's plots are usually far more complex than the end goal justifies, such as using a massive clone army to rig the vote to revoke Dougal County's dry Sunday status, making the whole city blind so as to win a softball game, or building a copy of the Large Hadron Collider to open a black hole for the sole purpose of disposal of a dead hooker.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Dan Halen in spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds. When his "Baby Hammock" product is described by parents as a baby death trap, he sues the parents for infringing on his copyright for a product called the "Baby Death Trap."
When Dan releases a cloud of flesh melting body spray over Dougall County, he disregards the Sheriff's pleas to stop. He only relents when he realizes that he's giving it away for free and not making a penny out of it
The malformed Sheriff clone starts out by shooting in the head anyone not melted by Dan Halen's body spray cloud, but by the musical episode has become a Hypercompetent Sidekick who correctly identifies the raw uranium "yellow cake" and deduces Al-Quaeda's terrorist plan
The show having a narrator. He eventually vanished from the show.
Eldritch Abomination: The Ultimate Party Platter chickens from "Wing Nut". They are essentially chickens genetically engineered to the point where their entire body consists of nothing but their wings, they naturally excrete hot sauce from their pores, their bowls burst with Bleu Cheese, and their limbs are made from celery sticks. And yes, they are breathing and alive.
And, if Dan Halen is to be believed, they defecate their own "To Go" box.
Enhance Button: Parodied in "Terminus Trouble" when Early tries enhancing the video of him beating up an Atlanta Braves player...which is impossible on a VCR...and in general.
Hey, It's That Voice!: His fans might recognize Early's voice as that of the self-proclaimed "King of Country-Western Troubadours". Also, the voice of God is Larry Munson, the announcer for the Georgia Bulldogs. During the show in which Early is a talk show radio host, the voice doing the bumpers is the voice doing the bumpers of the local talk radio station in Atlanta, WSB. Early's dad in none other than the Dancin' Outlaw, Jesco White.
Narrator: "That large building over there is Dan Halen Sheetrock; they specialize in Sheetrock, Sheetrock mud, Sheetrock screws, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, global mass media, third world covert military operations and, THE BABY HAMMOCK!"
Somewhat subverted with Sheriff's many deaths, as one episode revealed a massive clone farm that Dan Halen breeds for election purposes. The Sheriff's deaths are even Lampshaded.
Rusty: "Daddy, I think he's dead!"
Early: "Not the first time."
Never Trust a Trailer: The trailers for 'Gun of a Son' portray the episode revolving around Early shooting Rusty but in the actual episode Early quickly blames it on his grandson and is hardly mentioned until the end of the episode, the rest of the episode revolves around Early finding a new weapon to use since he broke his sawed-off shotgun.
Really 700 Years Old: Dan Halen is really 20,000 years old and have been behind countless acts of evil, like helping Hitler, causing the Black Death, killing dozens in the French Revolution and nailing Jesus to the cross.
He also single handedly killed the dinosaurs.
Running Gag: Early has a different hat in every episode.
Tom Treebow of the Crocodiles of the University of the Peninsular State, Just Below Georgia.
That's in addition to other references to Southeastern Conference football, such as the credits scene where Early and Music/T-Pain record a rap with the lyrics "I like driving in my truck / Auburn sucks!"