Gruffnut: "What are we doing here, cousin? You know I'm lying, I know I'm lying."
Tuffnut: "That's a lot of lying..."
Gruffnut: "I didn't actually win my weight in gold throwing spears. So, I owe a lot of gold to some very dangerous men, Tuffnut. I need one of your dragons to pay them off."

"Gruff Around the Edges" is the second episode in Season 4 of Dragons: Race to the Edge. It was released on Netflix on February 17, 2017. The name of episode was first revealed in the Everything Geek Podcast interview with Douglas Sloan and Art Brown.


When a distant cousin of the Twins named Gruffnut arrives on Dragon's Edge, Tuffnut tries to impress him, but Gruffnut may not be the hero he seems.
  — DreamworksTV[1]  


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The Twins' world travelling cousin Gruffnut comes to the Edge to pay a visit and Tuffnut is overjoyed to see his longtime hero. Ruffnut, however, is suspicious of Gruffnut's intentions, especially when he tries to fly off with each of the Riders' dragons. Gruffnut is revealed to owe money to the Hunters and promised one of the Riders' dragons to pay off his debt. When Tuffnut learns of the deception, Gruffnut takes his place and tries to secretly bring Barf and Belch to the Hunters, but Ruffnut recognizes him and Tuffnut defeats him in battle. They rescue Gruffnut anyway due to his being "family," and leaves him in a Quaken's cave where he can have "a real adventure."


  • This is the first appearance of Gruffnut.
    • He is voiced also by T.J. Miller, but with a rather hoarser voice, reminiscent of Miller's character Robbie from the show Gravity Falls.
  • Hiccup mentions the events of "Reign of Fireworms", when he brings up what happened last time the twins were in charge.
  • When Tuff catches Gruff trying to steal Stormfly, Tuff says that Stormfly would never let a stranger ride her. However, in "Heather Report, Part 1", Heather successfully stole and rode Stormfly when she was still a stranger, though Heather did bribe her with chicken.
  • The Thunder Ear is revealed to have been repaired since the events of the episode "Bing! Bam! Boom!". It is now stationed on Dragon's Edge, where it is likely used to detect the Dragon Hunters before they attack the Edge. Ruffnut and Tuffnut also use it for their morning show.


  • When Tuff and Hiccup talk while Tuff is holding Hiccup's shield, he is holding the shield backwards, but when he accidently triggers it, he is suddenly holding it the right way.



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  1. DreamWorks TV Dragons: Race to the Edge Episode Guide. (Copyright 2018). DreamworksTV.

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