Early, The Osama Hunter

Episode Commentary: Fatal Distraction

After two minutes of this Squidbillies episode, it proves itself a winner, in the end, it wins for a completely different one.

It’s insane.

While “South Park’s” Eric Cartman dressed as “Dog, the Bounty Hunter” is funny, seeing Early Cuyler in that get-up, peeing into a cup while driving his monster truck, armed with a brand new GPS, to Afghanistan for Osama Bin Laden, is classic.

As most episodes of the show, that plot premise lasts a tad bit longer than a fart, [it would have been great to see the whole show dedicated to that premise, but that’s been done before on other shows, mainly “South Park”] only to take us on a semi-parody of the ’80s film “Fatal Attraction,” which is where the rest of the episode stays.

You’ll never guess who plays Glenn Close in this one.

Often times, the writing of this show is so outlandish that it keeps your eyes glued throughout. Between the hilarious characters and unmistakable dialogue, it’s more than enough to keep you entertained for the measly 12 minutes that encompass this episode. This time though, you’ll never expect the course of events that nearly lead to Early and his family’s demise.

You have to see it to believe it.

His escapades are normally ridiculous [in the best way possible that is] and filled with catchy one-liners, but this episode is special in the fact that this is one of the only times this white-trash “fish” is legitimately scared for his life. Seeing him try to solve the problem [or get solved trying] is of course, just as insane as the premise for this episode, but it works of course.

Throw in a few witty pop culture references, some alcohol drinking and elderly strippers and you have one heck of an episode.

And to think, all of this could have been avoided if Early bought the “Paul Stanley” GPS model instead.

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