Earl is a low-life who buys a winning lottery ticket, only to get hit by a car, losing the ticket in the process. He then realizes in the hospital that his bad luck is the result of karma in which fate punishes him for all the rotten things he's ever done in his life; therefore, he then decides to dedicate his life to making amends to all the people he has hurt in his life.
You know when you do something stupid and you realize your life sucks? Well, that's me! My Name Is Earl!
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Did You Know?
Every time Earl's picture (or otherwise graven image) is taken, his eyes are closed. This is considered to be a nod to Forrest Gump
(1994), in which every photograph of Forrest shows him with his eyes closed. See more
In the scenes where pregnant "Joy" is in the shower, the body double is wearing flesh colored panties, just barely visible at the bottom of the screen. This goof is likely not visible on CRT televisions that over-scan. See more
I should be on that show where you have to remember the names of things. What's it called again?
The "Amigos de Garcia" production company card in the closing credits features a different friend of Executive Producer 'Gregory Thomas Garcia' every week. See more