My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
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Stole Beer from a Golfer 

Earl's efforts to undo all of the damage he did to one man's life upsets Randy, who desperately wants to go to the county fair.



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Seven months ago, a golfer named Scott bought everyone at a golf canteen a drink because he hit a hole-in-one. Earl happened to be in that canteen and, to his surprise, found himself getting a free beer. As Earl himself puts it in the narration, "to some people, a free beer might not mean too much. But for a guy who just lost his last 12 dollars and is stuffin' free nuts in his pocket... it's a life saver", and with Randy, he started fixing Scott's games so he'd always win and be so happy about his golf performance he'd buy everyone at the canteen a drink. Now, Earl wants to make up for this by giving Scott back all the beer he had cost him. But giving back the beer turns out to be not even half the challenge: Scott thought he was such a good golfer that he started to spent all his time on golf, which got him fired and dumped. Earl realizes this is all his fault and decides he has to get Scott his job and girlfriend back to be able to cross him off the list. Meanwhile, Randy gets more... Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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8 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the episode Stole Beer from a Golfer, the Camden Fair is featuring the car from Smokey & The Bandit. Burt Reynolds, who played The Bandit, would later guest star on My Name Is Earl as Chubby the most successful man in Camden. See more »


When Scott is burning his golf clubs, he kicks over the golf bag when accused of burning a cross, but when Tess sees the swastika the bag is nowhere in sight. See more »


Randy: Last year they had the world's tallest midget, he was as tall as you Earl, remember?
Earl: I think that might have been a scam, Randy
Randy: I don't know Earl, that was one tall midget.
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature bloopers from the episode in a window to the right of the credits, just as the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies do. This ties in with the plot thread of Randy wanting to go to the county fair so he can sit in the original "Bandit" car from the movies. See more »


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Karma comes between two brothers
3 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this as part of a weekly series, and was moved by the accuracy of how music can portray the feelings of the emotions of two relationships. That of a lost lover (the golfer {Leonard from TBBT} with his 'golf wife') and two brothers (Earl and Randy).

I defy anyone to watch this episode and not feel like life does have a meaning, and that through all the trials and tribulations that hit us from day to day, we can always come out better on the other side!

The music is fabulous, hitting all the right notes (both musically and emotionally) with a deserved hark back to the iconic film Smokey and the Bandit.

The icing on the cake are the 'out takes' that inter textually reflect on the original film.

More than worth a watch, a must of a watch.

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