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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 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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list | karma | ne'er do well | low life | beer | See more »

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Karma is a funny thing! See more »

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20 September 2005 (USA)  »

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A nevem Earl  »

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On October 1, 2013, Greg Garcia participated in an AMA. A fan asked "who was Earl Jr's real father and did Earl ever finish the list?" He replied that Earl Jr's real father would have been someone famous like Dave Chappelle or Lil John who Joy slept with and that Earl was never going to finish the list he would have been stuck on a list item and would get frustrated until he runs into someone with a list and Earl was on it he asks them where they got the idea and they say someone else had a list and he got the idea from someone else. Earl then realizes his list started a chain reaction of people with lists and that he's put some good into the world. So Earl would tear up his list and go live his life. Walk into the sunset a free man. With good karma. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Randy opens the door]
Earl: Randy?
Randy: No.
[Closes the door again]
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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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.5 (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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