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.
Turning his life around. One mistake at a time.
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Did You Know?
In Season 2, Episode 3, "Sticks and Stones", Earl says, "He even taught me how to ride a skateboard without falling off and scraping my knees" (and Earl is seen struggling to ride a skateboard in the next clip). However, Jason Lee (I), who plays Earl, is a professional skateboarder who mainly skated in the late '80s and early '90s, and is co-owner of Stereo Skateboards. See more
When Joy is shown counterfeiting 20's in 1996, they are the bills that were redesigned in 2004. See more
[title sequence voiceover
You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things, and then wonders why his life sucks? Well... that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner. Karma. That's when I realised I had to change. So, I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and, one by one I'm going to make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.
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