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 character Darnell Turner in the show is part of the Witness Protection Program and his original name is Harry Monroe. In S2 E7 his past is found by his wife and he is kicked out of his home by her for not telling her or anybody about his past. Later he is allowed back in and his children ask to tell them a bedtime story and he tells them about the story of Harry Monroe. See more »

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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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Joy: [to Darnell] When the bar closes let's do it on the pool table like Jodie Foster did in that porno.
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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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.5 (2010) See more »

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pilot was fantastic, can it continue...
21 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

OK, it was only one episode, but it was very funny. Jason Lee, best known to me, from Mumford and most Kevin Smith movies, was perfect. His dumb brother, Randy, played by Kevin Smith alum, Ethan Suplee was fun as well. Jaime Pressly oddly was the best cast. ALthough I believed the brothers were redneck bums, down on there luck, house breaking into losers...Jaime was the best suited to her character. She was picture perfect as the just a little too old, old time beauty queen tramp. She was a blast. In fact all the characters had features of them that stood out. I'm marking Tuesday night at 8 pm on my calender. This show (if one show is any indication...) is a keeper.

9 out of 10 or better.

update...

Season One is just ending, and yes, the show chugged along nicely throughout the season. Too bad it's already changed nights (to Thursday opposite CSI) but that's a small price to pay for a funny show like this one. Here's to a great second season, cheers.


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