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My Name Is Earl 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2009)
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 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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So I made a list of all I've done wrong. Now I want to make it right. This may take a while. See more »

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Although Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee had worked together before, Producer Gregory Thomas Garcia didn't discover Suplee because of that, he discovered him while watching the DVD version of Without a Paddle (2004), because another actor in it had been recommended to him. What convinced Garcia to bring Suplee in for an audition, were comments about him he heard on the DVD's commentary track. One of the actors in the commentary told the story of a dispute between the film's Director Steven Brill and Suplee. The scene the actor described, was one where Suplee's character was supposed to be pointing a gun at some people Suplee and others had captured. The commentary noted that Suplee had insisted that he shouldn't point his gun at them after all, since in Suplee's mind, it had taken so long to capture the people, that it had given the character time to rethink his motives. Suplee got his way in the scene, over Brill's objections. The fact that Suplee would think so much about such a small detail, was enough to get him an audition. Garcia and the show's writers have subsequently used Suplee's attention to detail to the show's advantage, in various "pestered by a bee" background activities that Suplee's character does in various scenes. The first such scene was an improvisation in the pilot, where Suplee is looking up at the ceiling with his mouth open. 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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Looks like this show is going to have a good run!
20 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

"My Name Is Earl" is one of the funniest new shows of 2005! "My Name Is Earl" is about this guy named Earl (Jason Lee) who is a redneck and one day he wins $100,000 off a lottery ticket and then decides to make a list of things that he did wrong from his past with his new realization about how much his life sucks. So I think this show will probably be a hit and go for a few seasons since I'm sure that every episode is going to be where he is checking off his list and making sure that his life gets better. This show premiered on NBC, September 2005.

User Rating: 9/10

BOTTOM LINE: SOUNDS LIKE THIS SHOW WILL HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF EPISODES!


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