My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 9

Cost Dad the Election (22 Nov. 2005)

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Earl convinces his dad to run for mayor again and tries to help, so that he can make up for ruining his last election.



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Earl convinces his dad to run for mayor again and tries to help, so that he can make up for ruining his last election.

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When Earl's dad is handing out buttons after the live debate, at the end of the scene there's is another High Def easter egg. Just as the scene is about to cut to Randy handing out cookies is a sign at the extreme left. The sign reads: "Carl Hickey Loves High Def" See more »


In the opening credits, there's a shot of Earls list and #65 is "Cost Dad the election". When the episode of Earl helping his Dad win the election, he refers to it as being #4 on his list. See more »


Randy Hickey: Hey Earl.
Earl Hickey: Hey Randy.
Randy Hickey: If you could be any kind of animal in the whole world, what animal would you be?
Earl Hickey: A dog. I think I'd be a dog.
Randy Hickey: How come?
Earl Hickey: 'cause I like living inside and sitting on couches and most people let their dog live inside and sit on couches.
Randy Hickey: How about a cat? People let their cat live inside and sit on couches.
Earl Hickey: I'm allergic to cats. I wouldn't wanna go around and make myself sneeze.
Randy Hickey: Yeah.
Earl Hickey: Why? What kind of animal would you be if you could be any animal in the whole world?
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Mexican Radio
Lyrics by Stan Ridgway and music by Wall of Voodoo
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
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It's the same old story
12 November 2008 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

This episode starts in a different way with Earl trying to finally fix the problem for stealing a car from a girl who only has one leg, before the traditional opening credits. Actually is the second time we can see something about this point of the list but is not time yet to finally see how Earl tries to fix this problem. So suddenly the new objective of Earl is to help his father for be the mayor because sometime ago he ruined the election that his father was winning.

In this case will be the same old story but Earl realize that even if his father would win the new election, he can't erase him from the list because he was a real headache for his father so is going to take some more time and more dedication.

I liked this episode but I think it could be much more better since is the very first time that we can see the parents of Earl and Randy but still the flashbacks are hilarious, specially when Randy is dressed like a nun.

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