Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (61)

  • Granny: When I was little, we didn't have fancy ketchup. We just had ketchup. We used to make it out in the back out of opossum tails. Only we just called it blood.

  • Narrator: That large building over there is Dan Halen's Sheetrock. They specialize in sheetrock, sheetrock mud, sheetrock screws, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, global mass media, third world covert military operations, and... TV Announcer: The Baby Hammock!

  • Narrator: For the next 11 years, Rusty was raised by wolves, (cut to a scene with wolves biting Rusty).... horribly.

  • Rusty: I got me a daddy! Early: I got me a family boy! I’m a daddy! I’m a dad- Rusty: (hugs some other guy) Daddy, I love you so much! Early: Hey…over here! Rusty: But you ain’t got no hair! Damn! Early: Don’t question the work of the Lord. Rusty: Alright, I guess I love you daddy. (Looks to other guy) But you call me.


  • Earlie Cuyler: What time is it?
    Lil: 'Bout 2:30.
    Earlie Cuyler: What the? Damn, I'm two days and six hours late for work.

  • Dan Halen: So, under experience, you've listed here on your hat-shaped resume that you can skin a buck, run a trout line and that all your rowdy friends... Early: ...are comin' over tonight, y'sir. Dan Halen: Early, you're the most impressive squid I've interviewed for this position. Let's talk briefly about your work ethic. Early: Well, I don't think ethnics do no work. I mean, that's they problem, really. If you ain't like me, go hang from a damn tree. Dan Halen: Overt racial prejudice... impressive, Early. Early: I thank you, kindly.

  • Dan Halen: I think what most impresses me, Early, is the effort and detail which you've clearly shown in urinating on my laptop. Early: I don't care to consort with those of the robot race. Dan Halen: ...and why would you? I think that covers it. Early, welcome to Dan Halen Sheetrock, International.

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Notes (16)

  • Dan Halen Commercials: Baby Deathtrap, Baby Hammock.

  • Dan Halen Commercials: Man Tacos

  • This is the first appearance of Squid Jesus.

  • TV Guide lists this episode as "My Mom and Them".

  • The doctor in this episode is Brendon Small, known from Home Movies and Metalocalypse.

  • We learn that Rusty's 15.

  • Dan Halen Commercials: Glug.

  • When the Sheriff is yelling out his frustrations ontop of the mountain he mentions how "He played Doogie Howser " This is a referrence to real life actor Neil Patrick Harris who played Doogie Howser MD.

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Trivia (9)

  • The things Rusty and Early burned were: -Metal coins -A pair of skis -The house -Trees

  • The Sheriff thought the ritual was a sci-fi convention, so he cosplayed as star wars.

  • Granny nor Lil appear in this episode.

  • This Episode marks the beginning of the 2 Sheriffs storyline in the series.

  • The running plot with the two Sheriffs continues in this episode. This was first started in the episode "Double Truckin' the Tricky Two".

  • Early's fake name he tells the police is Awesome Bill.

  • Theme: Version 1.

  • Listen closely: When the sherrif is crushed by the giant monster truck, he does the famous 'Wilhelm scream'

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Allusions (12)

  • Title:Take this Job and Love it The title is a reference to the song Take this Job and Shove it.

  • Plumber Bubba: Plumber Bubba is an obvious parody of Larry the Cable Guy. His catch-phrase is "Do It, To It", a parody of Larry's "Git 'Er Dun" catch-phrase.

  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia: A sentence from The devil went down to Georgia was said by Early telling Santa "I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been." Then Rusty saying "fire on the mountain, run boys, run."

  • KFC Dan Halen genetically engineering chickens is an allusion to the old urban legend about Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, which holds that KFC had been genetically modifying chickens to grow multiple breasts and legs in order to increase food output.

  • Left Behind The plot of this episode is an allusion to Left Behind, a popular series of books and movies written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, about how people on earth react after being left behind after the rapture.

  • The title is a play in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

  • Dial M For Murder The title is a play on the Alfred Hitchcock movie Dial M For Murder.

  • Early: This is turning into another god danged Posieden Adventure This is a reference to the 1972 disastor movie The Posiedon Adventure.

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