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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Did You Know?
Part of the show's ad campaign before the series aired included billboard ads with Earl's picture and one of the items from his list printed on the billboard (for example, "Cheated my way through the seventh grade...twice", "Stole a car from a one-legged girl", "Faked my death to break up with a girl" et cetera.), with the tag line "...I'm sorry". See more
When Joy is shown counterfeiting 20's in 1996, they are the bills that were redesigned in 2004. See more
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 Go On: Win at All Costas