My Name Is Earl: Season 1, Episode 22

Stole a Badge (27 Apr. 2006)

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Earl must return a police badge he once found and used for his own benefit, to the officer who lost it.



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Episode cast overview:
Captain Daniels
Sergeant Nancy
Helen Siff ...
Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Steve Seagren ...
Security Guard
Joe Kay ...
Tow Truck Driver


Earl must return a police badge he once found and used for his own benefit, to the officer who lost it.

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Did You Know?


The bowling alley (Brunswick Matador Bowl) featured in this episode is located in Northridge, CA. See more »


When Earl steals the badge, is has a leather backing. When Earl picks the badge up from the water, there's no backing on it, later the backing reappears on the badge. See more »


Darnell Turner: Hey, Rodney, you're not a cop. Cops don't sell fake watches out of their truck.
Joy: [looks at her watch] Dammit! I thought that said Cucci!
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Written by Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Philip Bailey
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Badges? We don't need no stinking' badges!
17 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes of a great season of shows. This time Earl decides to return a police badge he found in a river. He and the gang used the badge to get free food and special considerations as kind of a magic charm . Only it turns out the badge belonged to a cop (Mike O'Malley from "Yes Dear") who was continually losing his badge and being made fun of it by the rest of the cops. He's really not in to police work, in his heart he's really a bowler.

This episode makes one of the best uses of Clint Howard ever. Howard plays a creepy guy named Rodney, who in almost a Smeagal/"Lord of the Rings" lust for the badge, tries to get "the Precious" for himself. He's rarely been funnier.

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