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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Karma is a funny thing. See more »

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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 »

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[repeated line]
Joy: Oh, snap!
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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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Finally, funny TV!
23 September 2005 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

I'm not much of a TV watcher anymore, as most stuff these days doesn't appeal to me, especially the whole "reality TV" trend. It's not often that a show comes along that is original in concept (or, at least in presentation!), and that makes me laugh all the way through.

Having said this, we caught this show on the TiVo, and it's just plain funny. It's more for mature audiences, and if you grew up in redneck USA (like I did) in the 80's, it'll leave you in stitches. Plus, there is a bit of a message presented as well. "Do good deeds to others, and good things will happen to you." In a sort of bizarre, twisted way, you could call this the "Kung Fu" of the 00's.

Lee does an excellent job of narration and acting, and the rest of the cast is pretty much perfect at their roles, even in the first episode. I had never really heard of him until his (quite good) performance in "The Incredibles", but his acting is really impressive.

It's funny. Best stuff I've seen in years. Watch it and see for yourself.


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