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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 Earl Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Randy Hickey (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Joy Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Catalina (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Darnell Turner (96 episodes, 2005-2009)
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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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20 September 2005 (USA)  »

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The items in Earl's list shown during the opening sequence read as follows: - 56: Stole liquor from liquor store. - 57: Told Joy Dan Dodd messed himself on the (rest cut out of frame). - 58: Fixed a high school football game. - 59: Everything I did to Dad. - 60: Pulled fire alarm - 61: Stole Mom's car (but I gave it back). - 62: Faked death to break-up with a girl. - 63: Wasted electricity. - 64: Spray painted the bridge. - 65: Cost Dad the election. - 66: Let mice out at school play. - 67: Stole beer from a golfer. - 68: Blew up mailboxes. 69: Cheated on school tests a lot. See more »

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When Joy is shown counterfeiting 20's in 1996, they are the bills that were redesigned in 2004. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Darnell Turner: Hey, Earl!
Earl: Hey, Crabman!
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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 »

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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #15.64 (2008) See more »

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One of this seasons Best new shows
21 September 2005 | by (Elizabethtown, PA) – See all my reviews

I am a Jason Lee fan and when I saw the advertisements for his show, I was a little skeptical. I thought it was going to be all hype and not funny. But,I watched the premiere last night and I couldn't stop laughing. You have to understand the humor to get the jokes, but it is so worth it. I think this is going to be a huge hit for NBC and Lee. The cast was awesome and a great combination. It is nice to see Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee on the screen together again.If you get the chance watch this show. You won't be sorry. It is also followed by another great show The Office. I think they work well together. Tuesday nights are better than they used to be.I hope that NBC keeps this show around for several seasons.


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