My Name Is Earl: Season 4, Episode 1

The Magic Hour (25 Sep. 2008)

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When Earl discovers that a dying kid whose wish he ruined years earlier is still alive, he promises to help him make a movie.



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Trey Carlisle ...
Louis T. Moyle ...
Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Bill Suplee ...


Earl wants to make up for stealing a horse that was supposed to make a dying kid's wish come true ten years ago. When he and Randy visit the kid's mother to ask her what they can do to cross him off the list, it turns out the kid (Buddy) is still alive and wants Earl to help him make a movie in which he plays the hero who saves the day and gets the girl. Earl is the producer of the film while Randy plays the president and Joy the pretty girl. Of course, making the movie turns out to be easier said than done. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Guest star Seth Green and series star Jason Lee co-starred together in the 1998 Jerry Bruckheimer hit Enemy of the State. See more »

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Excellent entertainment
14 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great episode. It's about hope and perseverance. It's about realizing one's dreams and having faith in yourself. In this episode Earl is a supporting character. The star is a man who wants to do something creative, something that nobody thought he could do and he does it and does it well. The screenplay was excellent, the acting strong and all in all this episode was television at its best. The story was wonderful, the acting was great and the characters more than just two-dimensional comic book fare. What makes this episode even more surprising is that it was entirely unexpected. After all, it was on television. It was like finding a spring of fresh water in the middle of a huge desert. Excellent entertainment.

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