Earl is a low-life who buys a winning lottery ticket, only to get hit by a car, losing the ticket in the process. He then realizes in the hospital that his bad luck is the result of karma in which fate punishes him for all the rotten things he's ever done in his life; therefore, he then decides to dedicate his life to making amends to all the people he has hurt in his life. Written by
You know when you do something stupid and you realize your life sucks? Well, that's me! My Name Is Earl!
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On October 1, 2013, Greg Garcia participated in an AMA. A fan asked "who was Earl Jr's real father and did Earl ever finish the list?" He replied that Earl Jr's real father would have been someone famous like Dave Chappelle or Lil John who Joy slept with and that Earl was never going to finish the list he would have been stuck on a list item and would get frustrated until he runs into someone with a list and Earl was on it he asks them where they got the idea and they say someone else had a list and he got the idea from someone else. Earl then realizes his list started a chain reaction of people with lists and that he's put some good into the world. So Earl would tear up his list and go live his life. Walk into the sunset a free man. With good karma. See more
In the scenes where pregnant "Joy" is in the shower, the body double is wearing flesh colored panties, just barely visible at the bottom of the screen. This goof is likely not visible on CRT televisions that over-scan. See more
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You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things, and then wonders why his life sucks? Well... that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner. Karma. That's when I realised I had to change. So, I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and, one by one I'm going to make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.
The "Amigos de Garcia" production company card in the closing credits features a different friend of Executive Producer 'Gregory Thomas Garcia' every week. See more