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
Marco van Hoof <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Earl completes the following item from his list - #24 "Stole a red take-a-number machine." See more
This episode claims that Crabman is in the witness protection program, but in episode 1-8 where Darnell and Joy get married his mom and sister are part of the wedding. People in witness protection have to sever all ties to friends and family to protect them. See more
Randy, I told you: No robot dogs. We can only afford the things we need to survive.
But I already filled out the adoption papers.
Written by Clarence Carter
and Marcus Daniel
Performed by Clarence Carter See more