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[~Russell's signature putdown]
Russell Cosby is the youngest and smallest member of the Junkyard gang. He is the younger brother of Bill, and is based on Bill Cosby's real-life brother.
Regardless of the weather, Russell always wears winter clothes: dark blue coat, red boots, yellow scarf and Ushanka hat.
Russell has a penchant for "telling it like it is", to wit, making blunt observations (much to Bill's consternation). Russell frequently makes snide remarks, reserving his most withering insults for Rudy when he is being especially cocky. Russell's catchphrase is "no class."
In the Junkyard Band Russell plays a xylophone made from empty cans hanging from a discarded coat rack.