My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 4

Faked My Own Death (11 Oct. 2005)

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Earl once faked his own death to get out of a relationship. Now he wants to come clean and tell the girl about his deceit.



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Episode credited cast:
Joy Turner (credit only)
Darnell Turner (credit only)
Natalie Duckworth
Natalie's Mom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Price ...
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When Earl and Randy are in a local Quickshop to return some stolen snacks and drinks so Earl can cross that mistake off his list, Earl sees Natalie, a girl he made believe he was dead so he could get out of their relationship. He now feels he has to tell her he's not dead. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Jason Lee's real-life partner, Beth Riesgraf, guest stars as Natalie. See more »


In the opening credits, the list is briefly visible on screen. Number 62 is shown as "Faked death to break up with a a girl". In the episode, however, Earl explains that "Natalie Duckworth, number 84!" is the girl he broke up with. Later, in "Something to live for", number 62 is given as "Siphoned gas". See more »


[Earl is drinking a can of beer]
Earl Hickey: Ahhh! Excuse me.
[stands up to relieve himself]
Natalie: Honey, don't you think it would be better to relieve yourself a little further away from the blanket?
Earl Hickey: Nah!
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Randy Rocks!
6 April 2008 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

"She was cute and had a satellite that sent Kung Fu movies from space".

That's what Earl used to think about Natalie, a girl who was just the opposite of him so when he realizes that they start to have a serious relation, he fake his own dead. This terrific episode begins with Earl and Randy returning the things that they stole from a grocery store but suddenly their new objective is to tell the truth to Natalie. With the typical flashbacks we can see how was the relation between Earl and Natalie that was really strange and hilarious for us. Earl fake his own dead because he doesn't want to hurt Natalie's feelings, yes a typical thought of the old Earl, and now he realize that Natalie could have a new relation with a guy named Dirk. But actually, after Dirk fake his own dead too, we can see that the real problem wasn't Earl but Natalie who was a really insecure person. Is just great and hilarious how Earl tries to help Natalie and in the end the surprise that he really can change her.

And in this episode Randy is just hilarious with his complex explanations of simple things, for example his explanation of why being alive is better than being dead: "Yeah I'm glad she's not dead no more. Being dead is definitely worse than being alive. When you're dead you can't do all the cool stuff you can do when you're alive. You and I, we can do all kinds of cool stuff cuz we're living, we're not dead, we're alive. If we were dead we wouldn't be able to do all the cool stuff we can do, becuz we're alive. Dead people can't do cool stuff. Only people that are alive can do cool stuff, cuz they're living, and you have to be living to be able to do cool stuff. You have to be alive. Yeah, 'cept when you're alive sometimes bad stuff happens too. Like sometimes you can get into a car wreck, or you can have a headache or twist your ankle or even stub your big toe... So being alive is kinda hard too, but I think it's definitely better than being dead...."

That's why he his my favourite character.

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