When Earl wants to return a take-a-number machine to the department store he and the gang once stole it from, Randy tries to talk Earl out of giving the machine back because of the sentimental value it has to all of them. In a long flashback, we learn why the machine has the value that it has to the gang: At the end of 1999, Earl, Randy, a pregnant Joy and Donny meet Darnell, who convinces them that Y2K (the year 2000) will lead to the end of the world. So, on January first 2000 (after having mistaken the fireworks from the night before for machine gun fire), thinking they're the last people on earth, the gang goes to the department store and decides to live there. Because there are no longer any rules, Randy comes up with the idea to use the numbers of the take-a-number machine: Whenever there's a problem, the person with the lowest number is right. Meanwhile, Catalina travels to the United States. It's a long and rough journey. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Catalina is being "packed" for the first leg of her trip to Camden County, she is handed a newspaper titled 'El Periódico', which is Spanish for 'The Newspaper'. See more
The camera crew is reflected in the corner of the television screen when Earl is putting down the Oreo cookie outsides to steal a TV from Donny. See more
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It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Written by Bill Berry
, Peter Buck
, Mike Mills
and Michael Stipe
Performed by R.E.M. See more