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Cousin Elrod is a character from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.


Cousin Elrod was a resident of the mining-town Tumbleweed in Arizona, nestled into Big Thunder Mountain. Due to the Big Thunder Mining Company's angering of the Spirit of Big Thunder, the town suffered from extreme draughts around 1880. Elrod was amongst the few remaining inhabitants of Tumbleweed who became target of snake-oil salesman and con-artist Prof. Cumulus Isobar with promises of a rain-maker. However, the spirit of Big Thunder flooded the town in a flash-flood which was much to Elrod's bliss and Isobar's dismay.

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Elrod is seen floating in a bathtub in the flooded Tumbleweed within the Magic Kingdom version of the attraction.