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My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Earl Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Randy Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Joy Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Catalina (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Darnell Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)


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 B&M

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You know when you do something stupid and you realize your life sucks? Well, that's me! My Name Is Earl! See more »




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Release Date:

20 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Big Chubby, played by Burt Reynolds, is the father of Little Chubby, who is played by Norm MacDonald. Norm repeatedly impersonated Reynolds on Saturday Night Live and used the same clothing from his parodies on this show. 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 »


[repeated line]
Joy: Oh, snap!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Raising Hope: Pilot (2010) See more »

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FINALLY! Been hungering for something fresh and new like this!
2 October 2005 | by (wilmington, nc) – See all my reviews

I haven't gotten into anything new as far as a live action series since Seinfeld went off the air. Most comedy series are lame, not funny and predictable with laugh tracks.. Its like, "Oh, I was supposed to laugh at that?". Finally with "Earl" there is something new to get into watching again with an original idea. This show is very funny, has great characters, scenes, directing and doesn't prompt you to laugh with a laugh track. Jason Lee was on Leno a week or so ago pluggin his show and is really funny, and talks much the same as his character. Guess thats how he delves into it so easy. I hope this show sticks around for a while. After years of Reality TV and a bunch of played out stupid comedy series this is a welcome treat!

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