My Name Is Earl: Season 2, Episode 9

Born a Gamblin Man (30 Nov. 2006)

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Earl tries to make Kenny more masculine at his request, but he just winds up getting them addicted to gambling. His addiction causes Catalina to be deported, right before Randy was going to declare his love for her.



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In fifth and sixth grade Earl stole a sandwich every day from a kid named Kenny and now he wants to make up for that by offering him 274 bologna sandwiches. When Kenny - who's gay - asks Earl to teach him how to be less gay so he can sleep with more men, Earl teaches him how to behave and takes him gambling, for that is what men do. Pretty soon however, both of them are addicted. Meanwhile, Joy goes to group therapy to learn to control her anger and Randy finally decides to tell Cataline he's in love with her. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Catalina's Go Kart driver's license is signed "Greg Garcia" as manager. Greg Garcia is the creator of 'My Name is Earl'.ETM See more »


Disease Control leader: Earl, maybe you need to ask yourself if you have a gambling problem.
Earl Hickey: Hmm, no, I don't have a gambling problem, I'm winning, and winning is not a problem. That's like saying Michael Jordan has a basketball problem, or Def Leppard has an awesomeness problem. So why don't y'all pour some sugar on that?
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Part One of Three
1 December 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Trying to make up to Kenny (Gregg Binkley) for stealing his lunches when they were growing up, Earl discovers Kenny has broken up with his boyfriend. Kenny complains since "Brokeback Mountain" guys want more macho guys and asks Earl to help him be more masculine. He learns to dress like Earl, act like Earl, and unfortunately in the process becomes a compulsive gambler and loses everything he owns. Strangely enough, this scenario leads to Catalina being deported and begins a three episode run in which Earl and Randy try and get her back.

Another very funny episode about the people in Camden. Earl and Randy are very funny trying to understand Kenny's life; Randy has some great moments as he tries to prepare for a date with Catalina and Joy has another hilarious meeting with her deaf lawyer and her assistant. Jason Lee has some great moments where he actually gets to drive the action (instead of just observing other people's odd antics) as he finds weirder and weirder things to bet on.

This show continues to be the most solid comedy on television.

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