My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 21

The Bounty Hunter (6 Apr. 2006)

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The girl Earl dumped for Joy years earlier has become a bounty hunter and tries to track Joy down. Earl feels responsible for the mess, until Joy tells him how they really hooked up.

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Jesse - Bounty Hunter
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Bail Bonds Man
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Bobbi
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Robin
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Maxie J. Santillan Jr. ...
Sparky (as Maxie Santillan Jr.)
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In flashback, we go back six years in time. Earl was going out with Jesse, but one morning, he woke up to find himself married to pregnant Joy. When Jesse tried to understand why she had been ditched, Joy punched her in the face, and she lost two teeth. After training for six years, Jesse is back in town, and she is after Joy. Earl tries to calm her down, but without success, so he has to hide Joy in a caravan. Joy then reveals how they got married, and strikes out number 45 - "Ditched Jesse to marry Joy" - for him, saying it wasn't his fault. Written by Pruneau

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Trivia

Earl asks Joy where she learned to fight like that. She replies "I watch a lot of Springer". In 1998 Jaime Pressly co-starred with Jerry Springer in the movie "Ringmaster" where she played one of the guests on Jerry's show. See more »

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Earl refers to Jessie's truck as a Suburban, but when seen from the side, it is clearly a Chevrolet Blazer. See more »

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Darnell Turner: [sitting on the couch, watching "Wonderbug" on television] I like that Wonderbug. I wish we had a car that flew.
Joy: I wish we had a car that didn't have to start with a spoon.
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Juliette, oh, Juliette, wherefore art thou, Juliette
14 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"My Name is Earl" is a wrong-headed, ill-conceived mess of a show and the episode, "The Bounty Hunter", misuses the extraordinary acting talents of Juliette Lewis.

It seems as though Juliette Lewis can play any type of character with great skill and almost always elicits sympathy or even empathy for her characters. Few actors can achieve this.

Unfortunately, being the professional that she is, she takes on the most challenging of roles and has been overused playing one trailer trash role after another.

Yes, she is good in these roles. Her performances in "Too Young to Die?" and "Kalifornia" were mesmerising, just like when watching James Dean in "East of Eden" for the first time. You forgot about the actor, and yearned for the character trapped in her sorry lot in life. But writers and directors should tap into her ability to play a diverse range of characters.

"My Name is Earl" obviously has its fans who probably appreciate its irony, but that doesn't change the fact it is a trashy, noisy, poorly-made, half-smart, half-funny show that will date quickly.

Juliette graces "The Bounty Hunter", but she should sidestep stuff like "My Name is Earl".


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