My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 17

Didn't Pay Taxes (2 Mar. 2006)

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Earl tries to make up for not paying taxes his whole life. Unfortunately, the Government is not interested in his money, so he has to figure out another way to pay the money back.


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Earl realizes he hasn't always paid his taxes and adds paying his taxes to his list. While Randy gets himself a moped, Earl calculates how much he has to pay the government but it turns out he can't pay the money because the government didn't ask for it, which means Earl now has to find an alternative way to pay the government the tax money back. His attempts to pay the money involve him trying to fix a hole in the road, being mistaken for a prisoner and climbing an old water tower with Randy. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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When Earl and Randy fall through the roof of the water tower, we see an American flag on the floor. However, Earl was waving the flag above his head when the roof collapsed. The flag should have been the last thing to hit the floor. The flag must have been placed on the floor prior to filming the scene. See more »


Randy Hickey: There's no water in the water tower. Why don't they just call it a tower.
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References The Greatest American Hero (1981) See more »


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